Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Karma's newest 2nd Street gallery is open

Karma's newest EV gallery space recently debuted at 22 E. Second St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.

On view through Aug. 13: "Lee Lozano: Drawings 1959–64," a solo exhibition of 200 works on paper.
You can read an overview of the show at the Karma site here

The New Yorker has an item on Lozano and her work at this link. An excerpt:
As the art world has grown increasingly careerist and market-obsessed, Lozano has attained cult-hero status for her commitment to absence. Now an astonishing selection of two hundred of her early drawings, made from 1959 to 1964, arrives as a jolting reminder of her ferocious way with materials.
The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

As previously reported (here and here for starters), this is the latest EV expansion for art dealer and publisher Brendan Dugan, who debuted Karma at 188 E. Second St. between Avenue A and Avenue B in November 2016. A smaller gallery arrived later at 172 E. Second St. (Karma Books opened in April 2018 at 136 E. Third St. between Avenue A and First Avenue.)

As for 22 E. Second St., Willard Morgan started the Ideal Glass Studios, an artist-run film & TV production studio, in 2004 ... and the Second Street building was in use as a gallery and art collective. Morgan, who still owns the building, runs Ideal Glass Studios from space on West Eighth Street.  


Anonymous said...

I'm really upset they destroyed the Ideal Glass sign. Why???

Anonymous said...

Weird that a gallery that supposedly appreciates culture would get rid of the historic storefront.

Anonymous said...

Nice minimalist noir exterior.Glad that rusted sign is gone. The solid black is sleek and sophisticated. Inside, meh.