Art in General, the nonprofit organization that has been giving support to up-and-coming artists from 1981, is moving to Dumbo in January. It will be leaving its longtime home in the General Hardware building on Walker Street for a ground floor space at 145 Plymouth.
According to ARTnews, Art in General has signed a three-year lease for the space, which Two Trees Management Company offered to them for below the market rate. Its new neighbors will include other galleries such as the Sculptors Guild and the A.I.R. Gallery.
“We’re just completely thrilled to be experiencing the community in Brooklyn and the audience that has been growing in the past few years,” Anne Barlow, executive director of Art in General, told ARTnews.
Pictured above: Collage of 2015 exhibitions, courtesy of Art in General.
The move to Dumbo is not necessarily for the long term. Art In General is looking for a permanent home while it puts up shows in its Brooklyn space.
Upcoming exhibitions include a collaboration with the Center of Contemporary Art in Tbilisi showcasing five Georgian artists, which will open on January 30. They will also be continuing their New Commissions series — with work by Colleen Asper, Alison O’Daniel, and Marika Kandelaki — and are preparing for their annual symposium, What Now?
Art In General will be a prestigious addition to the Dumbo art scene. Some of their New Commissions artists have gone on to be included in the Whitney Biennial and exhibited at such major institutions as MoMA, the New Museum, and the Tate Modern.