Toto, We’re Home! Kansas Gallery Will Move to LES

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Inside the future KANSAS gallery at 210 Rivington Street. (Photo: Courtesy of the gallery)

After 4 years on Franklin Street in Tribeca, Steven Stewart’s Kansas gallery will relocate to 210 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side, the Observer has learned.

The move is slated for the summer, and the new ground floor space will officially open in September with a solo show by Jessica Sanders. An exhibition of new works by Ethan Greenbaum is scheduled to follow.

“We find ourselves needing more flexible exhibition space along with a better location to make it all more visible, and 210 Rivington definitely offers both,” Mr. Stewart told the Observer. “My plan is to step up the programming with bigger group exhibitions and events as well as to add some new talent to the roster.”

Kansas has been home to the Manhattan debuts of some prominent emerging artists, including sculptor Rachel de Joode and photographer John Houck. The gallery currently represents eight artists and has participated in art fairs such as NADA, Art Los Angeles Contemporary and Art Brussels, among others.

Kansas joins an already popular eastern edge of the Lower East Side teeming with galleries that range from stalwarts like Rachel Uffner and Lisa Cooley to newer artist-run spaces like Bodega.

The last show at the Franklin Street Kansas gallery, “Muscular” curated by Matissean painter John McAllister, will come down July 28th.