Lu Magnus, a gallery known for unorthodox exhibitions and programs, is giving up its space at 55 Hester St. The news was first reported by the Art Newspaper. Here’s the note that appears on the gallery’s website:
After 5 years, 24 exhibitions, featuring over 100 artists, and an equally long list of events and public programs, Lu Magnus is going mobile! When the Lu Magnus vision started 5 yrs ago, Founder + Director Lauren Scott Miller, was inspired to facilitate an interdisciplinary exchange and create a platform for innovative thinking. The decision to go mobile is about the evolution of this vision. Moving into a virtual space will allow us to engage more communities, reach more artists globally, and connect people cross-culturally with a larger social impact.
A couple of years ago, the gallery featured an exhibition by Adam Parker Smith made up solely of items he’d stolen from other artists.
55 Hester St. already has a new tenant. The Tracy Williams Gallery has taken over the space and will host its first opening May 15. The exhibition debuting that evening will be a solo show featuring sculptor Richard Dupont.