While some Chelsea galleries like James Cohan and Tracy Williams Ltd have recovered from the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Sandy and are moving forward with openings tonight, extensive flood damage will keep Marlborough Chelsea closed through the end of the year.
According to a press release sent out today, “Flooding has caused extensive damage to the building at 545 West 25th Street and municipal code will not permit occupancy of the space until all repairs have been made.” This news does not bode well for the other galleries and art institutions housed in the Chelsea Arts Tower, including Tina Kim Gallery, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the FLAG Art Foundation.
Marlborough’s planned exhibitions of Robert Lazzarini and Yoshiaki Mochizuki are rescheduled to open on January 10. Although Marlborough will remain closed to the public until then, the gallery will still participate in Art Basel Miami Beach this December. See the full press release below:
Storm Damages Building, Forcing Further Postponement of Robert Lazzarini & Yoshiaki Mochizuki Exhibitions 545 W. 25th St, New York City
Due to the effects of the recent storm, Marlborough Chelsea has further postponed its exhibitions of Robert Lazzarini (damage) and Yoshiaki Mochizuki until January 10, 2013. The gallery will be closed to the public until that time.
Flooding has caused extensive damage to the building at 545 West 25th Street and municipal code will not permit occupancy of the space until all repairs have been made. There is an unusually long wait time for repairs due to the widespread damage in the region and greater demand for replacement equipment and professional contractors.
— Chloe Wyma