This September, Laurel Gitlen will move her eponymous gallery from its relatively small space at 261 Broome Street to a new space at 122 Norfolk. Ms. Gitlen said she’s been looking for a bigger space for about a year now. The new gallery gives her 1,900 square feet of ground floor space.
“It’s just time to grow,” Ms. Gitlen said over the phone this evening. “We have a lot of new artists who are working bigger and bigger, and about half of our artists are having solo museum shows this year.” Among Ms. Gitlen’s better known artists are Corin Hewitt and Jessica Jackson Hutchins.
The move comes at a time when a number of Lower East Side galleries are decamping for larger locations as the neighborhood becomes more established, Lisa Cooley being a prime example there.
“I love our small space,” she added, with hint of nostalgia. “It’s been a really great space for us, and it just has a special feeling, but it’s time for us to have more room.”