Alex Zachary Peter Currie, one of the the Upper East Side’s—the city’s—most dependable, thrilling spaces for unusual contemporary art exhibitions is closing. The gallery sent out an e-mail this evening announcing that it was “winding down operations over the next month and will not reopen.” The partners were not immediately available for comment.
The gallery opened at 16 East 77th Street under the name Alex Zachary in January 2010 in an unusual two-floor space (Peter Currie became a name partner around the start of 2012) and closed last summer, saying that it planned to move. The Observer reported last month that AZPC was in the process of securing a space in Harlem.
Over its run, the gallery organized shows with a band of critically lauded artists, like Ken Okiishi, Rainer Ganahl, Judith Bernstein, Judith Hopf, Jordan Wolfson, Karl Holmqvist and Lutz Bacher.(Pretty impressive group!) The gallery recently hosted a charming appointment-only show of work by the Belgian artist Jef Geys in an apartment on the Upper East Side.
No word on what the two have in the works.