Laurel Gitlen Gallery Will Close After Seven Years on New York’s Lower East Side

“It’s a real loss,” one collector said.

Laurel Gitlen.Photo: Patrick McMullan.
Laurel Gitlen.
Photo: Patrick McMullan.

After seven years on New York’s Lower East Side, Laurel Gitlen Gallery will close its doors. She announced the news in an email on Monday.

Previously a project space in Portland before moving to Norfolk Street, a stone’s throw from other smart galleries like Lisa Cooley and Bureau, the gallery represented artists including Mexico City’s Edgardo Aragón, Will Rogan, who lives in California, and Anissa Mack and Allyson Vieira, both of New York. The gallery had also shown artists such as Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Math Bass, and Dave McKenzie.

“It’s a real loss,” collector Peter Hort told artnet News on hearing of the gallery’s closure.

Gitlen had participated in fairs including NADA Miami Beach, Frieze New York, the Sunday Art Fair in London, Liste Basel, and Artissima, in Turin.

An exhibition of the work of Patrick Groth closed February 16th. The gallery’s website lists no future exhibitions.

In an email this afternoon, Gitlin wrote, “The gallery is now closed to the public, but [assistant director Christopher Aque] and I will be available by phone and e-mail in the coming months. Thank you again for your enthusiasm, dedication, and patronage.”

The gallery did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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