CHELSEA — The Marianne Boesky Gallery has closed its Lower East Side outpost and will double the size of its West 24th Street flagship as it looks to host more “ambitious” shows and exhibits.
The gallery closed its Clinton Street branch at the end of May and will expand into a space next to its gallery at 509 W. 24th St., between 10th and 11th avenues.
“Experimentation with space and architecture in diverse NYC locations, from Chelsea to the Upper East Side to the Lower East Side, has been an essential part of our vision, evolving and growing to meet and complement the changing interests and needs of our artists,” Marianne Boesky said in a release.
Construction has already started and is expected to finish in time for the spirituality-focused exhibit "I Talk With Spirits" opening on June 23, a spokeswoman said.
After the expansion, the gallery will cover about 13,000 square feet, the release noted.
Boesky is known for representing renowned artists including Frank Stella, whose work was recently featured in a retrospective at the Whitney Museum.
"Wall Street" character Gordon Gekko was based in part on Boesky's stock-trading father, Ivan Boesky, Artspace reported.
Upcoming exhibits at the gallery include a Dashiell Manley solo exhibit of paintings that “embody [his] emotional response to his years-long engagement with the breaking news cycle” and a mixed-media Matthias Bitzer show with works that “weav[e] varied references, from Euclidean geometry to Emily Dickinson.”
“This additional space allows [the gallery] to mount ever more ambitious solo and group shows as well as concurrent exhibitions that highlight dynamic parallels and narratives across artist, media and theme,” the release added.