As several older Orchard Street galleries play musical chairs, trading in their tiny storefronts for bigger spaces nearby, some new kids are arriving on the block. Jane Kim, who founded and ran Thrust Projects on the Bowery from 2005 to 2010, is setting up shop at 33B Orchard Street.
“I took some time off to re-think the gallery business and how it is possible to function within our community, where young galleries increasingly carry financial burdens,” wrote Ms. Kim, who has been working as an independent curator and private dealer since Thrust Projects closed, in an email. “33 Orchard is a new business model of a commercial art space that will hopefully allow dealers and curators flexibility and freedom.
“33 Orchard will function as a collective space where art professionals contribute to the overhead and production costs of shows with the intention of participating in the shared experience of running an art gallery,” she continued. “The collaborators I seek are gallerists and curators who have forgone their permanent spaces, are undergoing financial restructuring, or are located in different cities.”
The first show, a selection of nine recent paintings by Vienna-based artist Daniel Domig, will open on Jan. 23.