Just when you thought all the good galleries had crossed water to make room for Roasteries and even more luxury rental towers, a new Chelsea gallery has sprung up around the corner and is currently showing some nerw art by several artists who I suspect do not live in the area.
Keeping track of gallery hours can be a headache but this gallery has a unique approach to that because they are never open. They are always closed, padlocked in fact. No worries for the art lover though because all the art is easily viewed from the sidewalk right in front! A clever idea and a little perk for the line of commuters who line up daily in front of it, waiting for their bus to…um…actually I have no idea where that bus goes but there seem to be hell of a lot of people taking it everyday to “somewhere.”
Anyhoozle, as they never say in the art world, here are few highlights of the show…
Stop by and check it out of you are in the neighborhood. No address is posted ( on the chain link fence “piece” across the front – which is totally also geeeeenius – but you can find it right around the corner from the new KGB Museum on 14th St and diagonally across the intersection from the new Museum of Illusions and for any old time locals, it’s next door to the check cashing place on 8th an 15th. A note for visiting tourists; The gallery is Google Headquarters adjacent so after your selfie with the sign, turn around and have a look. Enjoy your visit to NEW YORK CITY – The artistless city of art!
UPDATE: Pop up installation in front of the gallery tonight! Anybody know the artist of this piece?
This and crispy, that’s how I like it. Fresh mozzarella and I’m not mad at fresh basil.
If you’re near Murray Hill ( the neighborhood, NOT the comedy genius ) do yourself a flavor and skip DJ Pizza. Yeah.
DJ Pizza – great name…and little else.
I’m still dealing with my deep dish depression over the closure of Pizza Box on Bleeker where, in the hard times eighties, I considered dried oregano a vegetable.
These days you may find me at Village Pizza at 65 8th Ave and Gansevoort St.
(directly across from Janet Jackson Square – #JJS) Tony’s gone but speak to Hugo. Hugo knows crispy. Chicken Parm? No harm. Calzones? sure…but not today. Today’s a National Pizza holiday. Treat yourself and order a whole pie with three Snapples. Tomorrow you won’t have to leave the house.
A beacon, how nice. I saw them testing this out the other night and now it’s nice to know : In fact I was not hallucinating while staring at the WTC, as I do so often. Pat Dry told me it will be in blue. I trust Pat.
It’s open all night, there’s no sand – sand is dirt. The palm trees are silver and the whole thing is indoors. It’s great. It even has a thermostat. Metro PCS gets four bars there. You should go to Chelsea Beach! It’s on 19th across from the new Crunch.