» Galleries in NY sustained sever damage due to flooding...
NEW YORK — As the storm tides begin to recede, art dealers are among the many business owners left assessing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. From the Lower East Side to upstate New York, dozens of art institutions that we talked to — including R 20th Century in SoHo, Rachel Uffner Gallery on the Lower East Side, the New Museum on the Bowery, Postmasters Gallery in Chelsea, and Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, to name a few — are without electricity. Others, like Eyebeam and Zach Feuer in Chelsea, sustained serious flooding and have yet to determine the full extent of the damage.
One of the worst hit by the storm — at least among the select group of dealers currently talking to the press — is Feuer. At the peak of the flood, waters reached about five feet inside the gallery, he said. Almost all of the work in his current exhibition, “Kate Levant: Closure of Jaw,” has been destroyed. “So far that’s the biggest disappointment,” he told ARTINFO by phone. “The show just opened and I’d be very surprised if any of that work is restorable. They are works on paper and they got wet, beat up, and the tables they were stored in banged into walls.”
October 31, 2012, 11:52am