Suzanne Geiss, previously a director of the now shuttered Deitch Projects, is renovating her former boss's 76 Grand Street space for a new gallery. The gallery has been renovated by interior designer Rafael de Cárdenas.
The inaugural show at the new Suzanne Geiss Company features works from the estate of Rammellzee, a hip-hop and graffiti artist who died in 2010 at the age of 49. "Rammellzee: The Equation The Letter Racers" opens Mar. 8.
The show brings together paintings and sculptures of the alphabet, which the artist created over a period of 15 years in the TriBeCa loft he called the Battle Station.
Speaking to A.i.A.Geiss described the exhibition as "the first time all of Rammellzee's complete alphabets, will be displayed at the same time in the same show."
Deitch Projects closed in June of 2010, following Jeffrey Deitch's appointment as director of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Geiss's gallery will represent some of Deitch's former artists, including Rammellzee, painter Kristin Baker and painter and street artist Chris Johanson (who will be co-represented in New York with Mitchell Innes & Nash).