We’re happy to see NoMad joining Chelsea and the LES as a premier art destination. With a fresh set of exhibition spaces recently opening near each another on 27th and 28th Streets, NoMad is building on its reputation as a center for contemporary art galleries.
Planthouse Gallery is located at 55 West 28th Street and was founded in 2013 by Brad Ewing and Katie Michel. The gallery name derives from its original location in the heart of the Flower District between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. The gallery moved to Tin Pan Alley in 2015 but kept its original name while continuing to pursue the gallery mission: offering exposure to contemporary art through exhibition and publishing.
The gallery presents sculpture, paintings, drawings and installations in their inviting space. In addition to showing unusual exhibitions such as “Dark Star,” a collection of works featuring a macro/micro view of the cosmos and art performances, the gallery’s founders also publish prints and art books through The Greenfell Press. A truly comprehensive cultural space, Planthouse Gallery hosts events as well, such as the upcoming live podcast recording featuring author Rick Moody and artist Fred Tomaselli.
Casey Kaplan was founded by the art dealer of the same name, and in 2015, the gallery relocated to NoMad at 121 West 27th Street. The stately, white cube gallery hosts wonderful exhibitions of avant-garde sculpture, painting and photography. On current display at Casey Kaplan is the evocative, playful sculptural work of Haris Epaminonda. Past exhibitions include the colorful “wall text” installations of Liam Gillick, idiosyncratic minimalist paintings of Giorgio Griffa, and the wonderfully bold, Matisse-esque compositions and cutouts by Sarah Crowner.
Galeria Nara Roesler
Galeria Nara Roesler is a renowned Brazilian gallery, with locations in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The gallery recently opened its first New York location at 47 West 28th Street — the first Brazilian art gallery to open a location in New York. Its inaugural exhibition features one of Brazil’s best known video artists, Cao Guimaraes. In May, the Galeria Nara Roesler will present the work of Abraham Palatnik, Brazil’s most famous Kinetic artist in its NoMad location as well as at the Frieze Art Fair.
Stop by these wonderful additions to NoMad soon and keep current on the latest in the art scene.