Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the November issue of our print magazine.
It’s all in the neighborhood for James Fuentes, whose past, present and future are colliding on the Lower East Side. Fuentes’ eponymous gallery, at 55 Delancey St., isn’t far from where he grew up on Madison and Jackson streets. He now lives in the East River Co-op with his young family.
“It feels very much like a homecoming,” he says of moving to Grand Street in May 2010 and opening the gallery in September of the same year. Before that, Fuentes lived in Chinatown at Canal and Allen streets and ran a gallery for more than three years at 35 St. James Place.