June 1, 2010: The Hole is pleased to present itself! We are a new art outfit launching in New York City run by Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman. Both former directors at the legendary and now-closed Deitch Projects, we have put together numerous art exhibitions both at Deitch and around the world while also making books, essays, art reviews, parties, fashion shows and shops. Former Executive Director at Deitch Projects Suzanne Geiss will be collaborating with us to program cutting edge art and exciting everything else for downtown. “Filling a hole in the downtown community” will be our goal.
Our current location is 104 Greene Street hosted by art enthusiast and renowned community developer Tony Goldman. Tony partnered with Deitch Projects in presenting the huge mural project Wynwood Walls
in Miami last winter and the Bowery Mural wall on Bowery and Houston Street in New York City. In our new space, The Hole will present exhibitions and events by our team of artists, including many of the artists from Deitch Projects but also a new group of fresh faces. We will hang available works by everyone in our showroom connected to the back of the gallery and open to public view, which by the end of the summer will also feature a cool café situation.
The first exhibition is called Not Quite Open for Business
, a conceptual group show of unfinished art, unfinished poems, and unfinished symphonies. The installation is designed by Taylor McKimens and the show includes over twenty artists from the community. What does a finished piece mean anyway? Come tell us no, no, no; we are doing it all wrong, it needs more yellow.
What else?? We will be presenting a special exhibition and chill zone by Cody Critcheloe and his band SSION
for Fall Fashion Week including a pop-up shop by his collaborator, fashion designer Peggy Noland. Before 2011 we will also present both thematic group exhibitions, solo shows by new artists including cult hero Mat Brinkman, and a collaborative club installation by Dearraindrop and the inimitable Kenny Scharf.
Besides experimental exhibitions, The Hole will be organizing numerous events and community services that you will hear more about very soon! For now we can tell you that HOLEY BOOKS, a shop of art books, zines and products in the back room designed by our favourite Rafael de Cardenas will be open for business June 26th. The Hole will be open for business Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6PM
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