Denny Gallery closes after four years on Lispenard

Denny Gallery, which opened at 39 Lispenard in 2019 and opened as Denny Dinim Gallery on the Lower East Side in 2013 has closed as of Oct. 7. In December, the two founders of the original gallery split.

“The gallery’s recent milestones presented an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the past decade and consider actively and openly what we would like to focus on for the next ten. After heartfelt consideration we feel that it requires a shift,” the gallery wrote. The accomplishments: 100 exhibitions, three gallery spaces, two continents and 10 years in business.

“The gallery has always held itself to high curatorial standards producing critically acclaimed exhibitions in both New York and Hong Kong. Most importantly in this last decade we have supported and worked with important and exceptional artists – we would especially like to thank them for being endless sources of inspiration and pride and for their wholehearted collaboration and trust,” the note said. “Our gratitude also goes out to the team, clients and supporters for the spirit and joy they have brought to the gallery. We are now turning our attention to our future endeavors and collaborations.”

Artforum covered the news and noted that Denny is the fourth gallery in the Tribeca Gallery District to close in the last few months. From Artforum: “Well-regarded galleries JTT, Foxy Production, and Queer Thoughts have all given up the ghost in recent weeks, citing reasons ranging from financial disputes with landlords to long-term business plans.

“All are in the midsize range, and all were known for showing experimental art by emerging artists. Among the artists on Denny’s roster were Jeremy Couillard, Michael Mandiberg, and Pamela Council. The gallery additionally exhibited shows by Amir H. Fallah, Clarity Haynes, Wendy White, and Kennedy Yanko.”


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  1. I hope this closures are not a bad omen for Tribeca as an art gallery zone. I love having so many galleries in the neighborhood.