Nicelle Beauchene and Jack Hanley to Share LES Building


The Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, currently located in a 500-square foot facility at 21 Orchard St., is moving to 327 Broome St., between Chrystie and Bowery (both locations on Manhattan’s Lower East Side). It is set to reopen in its new location in early December. The new location’s inaugural exhibition will be the third Louise Despont solo show at the gallery.

The gallery will be sharing the 4,000-square-foot, two-story building with the Jack Hanley Gallery. The two galleries will trade off between the downstairs exhibition space, which features 16-foot-ceilings, and the skylighted second floor.

“It’s a very historic building, about a hundred years old,” Beauchene told A.i.A. “The alternating spaces will make it a little more dynamic, and the alternation shows the collaborative spirit of the Lower East Side galleries.”

The final show at the gallery’s current address is Valerie Hegarty’s “Figure, Flowers, Fruit,” which opens Sunday, September 9.