Chelsea gallerist Sean Kelly has added a whopping six artists over the past 18 months, including big names like Kehinde Wiley, Alec Soth and Terence Koh. To show his burgeoning roster, he’s moving in the fall to a two-story, 22,000-square-foot gallery at 36th Street and 10th Avenue, the current home of nonprofit Exit Art, which is closing after 30 years. It’s three times larger than Mr. Kelly’s current space. “The minute we saw it we knew it was the right one,” Mr. Kelly told The Observer. He’d been looking for a year.
As Asia Week rolls on, contemporary art galleries, recovered from bustle of Armory Week eek, are presenting new exhibition. There are artist talks and book launches scheduled across town, too. Below, a brief guide to the week.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
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Big changes on the New York alternative-space scene: Exit Art has announced via e-mail that it will close in 2012. Its co-founder, Jeanette Ingberman, died earlier this year, at the age of 59, of cancer.
Over its three-decade existence, the space became known for supporting emerging artists, particularly female and minority artists who were often overlooked by the mainstream art world, and for politically engaged group shows.