NEW YORK, NY.- Hollis Taggart
announced today that it will close its secondary location at 514 W. 25th Street on August 10, 2020. The space, which the gallery has operated for about a year, served predominantly as a platform to showcase the work of contemporary artists. The most recent presentation at W. 25th, titled Perceived Realities, featured the work of painters Matt Magnanelli, Margaux Ogden, and Alexandros Vasmoulakis and was available for viewing online and by appointment throughout July.
The gallerys contemporary presentations will now be shown at its flagship location at 521 W. 26th Street, along with its well-recognized exhibitions of historic works. The fall program includes solo shows of work by UK-based artist Chloë Lamb (September) and Vienna-based artist André Hemer (October) as well as a survey presentation of Post-War American artists (November). The gallery is currently welcoming visitors by appointment only but hopes to be more fully open to the public by the fall.
Additionally, Hollis Taggart will open a pop-up location in Southport, Connecticut on August 15, with plans to maintain it through October. The first show, Look Again: A Survey of Contemporary Painting, will remain on view through September 10 and feature 13 artists, including gallery artists William Buchina, Leah Guadagnoli, André Hemer, Kenichi Hoshine, Dana James, John Knuth, and Bill Scott, as well as Elizabeth Cooper, Bethany Czarnecki, Hiroya Kurata, Suchitra Mattai, Matt Phillips, and Devin Troy Strother. The show will provide an expansive view of the way artists are approaching painting today, with particular focuses on materiality and abstraction.
The location at W. 25th provided important space flexibility as we were getting our contemporary program off the ground, allowing us room to experiment and test ideas while also maintaining the full scope of planned exhibitions at our flagship. With the shifts precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have determined that our energy and resources will be put to best use with the program under one roof. This also gives us more opportunity to open and leverage pop-up presentations in and outside of New York City, like the one we are planning to launch in Southport. As we move forward, having greater fluidity in approach is going to be essential to success and we are looking ahead to our fall and winter seasons, said Hollis Taggart.