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Garis & Hahn Set to Open Gallery on Bowery

Courtesy of EV Grieve

Courtesy of EV Grieve

Garis & Hahn have inked its first art gallery location on the Lower East Side.

The gallery that “mounts exhibitions focused on conceptual narratives and relevant conversations in contemporary art” will take a 2,422-square-foot space at 263 Bowery, between Stanton Street and East Houston Street. The gallery will consist of approximately 1,800 square feet on the ground floor and a 600 square foot lower level.

“[Mary and Sophie] were attracted to the Lower East Side/Bowery neighborhood as an alternative to Chelsea,” said Lee Block, a director of Winick Realty Group. “It is edgier and more vibrant and the art scene is growing with major galleries within a few blocks and The New Museum one block to the south.”

“The neighborhood as a whole is growing as well,” he added. “The area on Bowery south of Houston Street is hot now, with new retailers opening such as Anthropologie across the street from their gallery and multiple residential and hotel developments in the area.”

Mr. Block exclusively represented Garis & Hahn in the transaction. CBRE was on the opposite side of the table representing the landlord, D.N.P. 336 Convent Avenue LLC.

Garis & Hahn will host their inaugural exhibit, After The Fall, until February 16th. The exhibit showcases the work of seven photographers. The photographers are “exploring innovative permutations of the staged, the candid and the constructed,” a representative for the gallery noted in a statement.

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