Another day, another gallery set to open on the Lower East Side. Muriel Guepin made the move from Brooklyn to a 750 square foot storefront at 83 Orchard formerly occupied by the boutique Kaight. There will be a grand opening Friday, March 1, when a new exhibition featuring artists Anne Geoffroy and Isabel Brito-Farre will debut.
The Muriel Guepin was founded in Cobble Hill in 2008. According to the gallery’s web site, Ms. Guepin has a “special interest (in) artists who embrace new technology and innovative art practices” and in making art more accessible. In an interview last fall with Art Fag City, she acknowledged that hopes of an expanding art market on the LES lured her across the bridge, adding “there’s a bohemian kind of feeling in the LES. At the same time it’s an art destination for collectors.” Guepin said her clients often groused about making the trek to Brooklyn.
The March 1 opening takes place from 6-8 p.m. You can read more about the artists here.