Franklin Parrasch Reopens 57th Street Space After Crane Scare, Chelsea Location Damaged

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, whose main location is on West 57th Street quite literally in the shadow of the construction crane that collapsed during superstorm Sandy, announced earlier this afternoon — in an email accompanied by the scary photo above, taken from the gallery — that while their 57th Street space has resumed normal opening hours, their Chelsea project space has been badly damaged.

Today’s announcement explains:

Following yesterday’s closure due to the infamous crane hanging over 57th Street, our midtown gallery is now open during regular business hours.

Unfortunately, our Chelsea space was badly damaged by the storm and will be closed for repairs until further notice. We will keep you posted with regards to rescheduling future and planned exhibitions slated to take place in Chelsea.

That Chelsea location, one high-ceilinged, glass-façaded room at 548 West 22nd Street — right alongside Zach Feuer, in collaboration with whom the project space is run — had most recently held a two-person show featuring John McCracken and Daniel Turner, which closed on October 20. Its Midtown space, meanwhile, opened an H.C. Westermann exhibition last week, which continues through January.

— Benjamin Sutton