Eleven Rivington, the Lower East Side contemporary art gallery that opened in 2007, will expand to a second space at 195 Chrystie Street at the end of the month, the gallery announced today. The new 1,200-square-foot venue includes larger storefront exhibition space and a project room. On April 29, the gallery will inaugurate the space with a two-venue exhibition of the work of Michael DeLucia.
Eleven Rivington is the latest in a string of downtown galleries to expand in a major way. Today, the West Village gallery Maccarone announced it would expand to take over the dry cleaner next door, and Lisa Cooley recently inaugurated her new cavernous Lower East Side gallery in the former home of experimental music venue “Tonic.”
Eleven Rivington will continue to operate its original space at 11 Rivington Street. Both venues will welcome New York-based artist DeLucia’s futuristic, 3D-modeled geometric sculptures and reliefs at the end of April. It will be the artist’s second show with the gallery.
— Julia Halperin