Horton Gallery Taking Over Former Canada Space at 55-59 Chrystie for LES Expansion

As we noted earlier this week, Chelsea’s Horton Gallery is adding a Lower East Side location that it will inaugurate on September 28 with a solo show of works by animator Martha Colburn, and now ARTINFO has learned that the gallery’s new outpost will be the ground floor space at 55-59 Chrystie Street recently vacated by Canada, which is moving two blocks up to Broome Street.

“I’ve taken the Canada space,” said owner Sean Horton, “and made some changes to its interior.” The 2,100-square-foot space marks Horton’s return to the Lower East Side, where he opened SUNDAY L.E.S. on Eldridge Street in 2006. The gallery has also operated a satellite space in Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood since 2010

In a press release announcing the expansion, the gallery notes that 55-59 Chrystie originally housed the Miles & Co. Croton Brewery from 1823-1909 — the company’s president, William A. Miles, died there in an accident on February 12, 1894, when he fell 50 feet from the brewery’s cooling room to the floor below. Space in the building was later used as a home and recording studio by the Beastie Boys. Colburn inaugurates the space on September 28.

— Benjamin Sutton