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Introducing Gallery 125 Newbury

A new project space in Tribeca helmed by Arne Glimcher

Published Thursday, Jan 20, 2022

Pace Gallery is pleased to announce the establishment of Gallery 125 Newbury, a new project space in New York helmed by Pace’s Founder and Chairman Arne Glimcher. Located at the corner of Broadway and Walker Street in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, the enterprise is named for the address of Pace’s first-ever gallery space, which opened in Boston in 1960. Gallery 125 Newbury will operate in association with Pace, which is led by President and CEO Marc Glimcher. The new gallery is set to open in fall 2022.

Guided by Arne Glimcher’s six decades of pioneering exhibition-making, the enterprise will present up to five exhibitions per year with a focus on thematic group shows and emerging artists, including artists both within and beyond Pace’s program.

Gallery 125 Newbury will serve as an expanded platform for Arne Glimcher’s curatorial vision, which he will develop in tandem with his ongoing work at Pace. Maintaining his current role with Pace and his office space at the gallery’s 540 West 25th Street location, Arne Glimcher will continue to organize selected exhibitions at Pace’s global locations, including forthcoming solo exhibitions of Robert Irwin, Richard Tuttle, and Sam Gilliam, and he and his team will also continue working closely with Pace’s other artists. The inauguration of Gallery 125 Newbury represents Arne Glimcher’s return to his roots in hands-on curatorial experimentation, where his interest has always been directed.

Arne Glimcher says:

“When I started the Pace Gallery 60 years ago, it was a tiny little place on Newbury Street in Boston. I’m dazzled every day by what the gallery has become and our incredible artists, and I’m thrilled to continue to play a role in Marc’s vision. Gallery 125 Newbury is about expanding my own story at the same time, about going full circle, back to the little gallery I once had, back to being hands-on in every facet of making shows and working with artists and connecting with the public, which is the part of it that I really love.”

Marc Glimcher says:

“I’m thrilled that Gallery 125 Newbury will extend the possibilities of Pace’s programming. My father has a strong history of making iconic exhibitions. Decades ago, he created the blueprints that commercial galleries still follow in presenting their artists’ work. Gallery 125 Newbury offers Arne a space to further explore his inimitable personal vision.”

Gallery 125 Newbury will be housed in a 3,900 square-foot space with 17-foot ceilings. Prior to the enterprise’s opening, the interior space will be fully renovated by architects Enrico Bonetti and Dominic Kozerski, of the firm Bonetti/Kozerski, which designed Pace’s eight-story gallery in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. Keeping with the character of Tribeca, the space will retain some elements of the structure, including its original ceilings.

The Gallery 125 Newbury team will include Kathleen McDonnell, Talia Rosen, and Oliver Shultz, who will continue to serve as members of Arne Glimcher’s existing team at Pace as well as directors of the new space. The directors will work together to bring artists’ ideas to life in exhibitions that complement Pace’s program. The gallery plans to expand its team in the coming months. Gallery 125 Newbury will eschew the traditional gallery model in favor of a more nimble and flexible structure focused on developing cutting-edge exhibitions with a global perspective, as well as cultivating working relationships with artists within and outside Pace.

Arne Glimcher is the founder and chairman of Pace Gallery, which he established in Boston in 1960. In the early years of the gallery, which opened its first New York space in 1963, Glimcher championed artists including Louise Nevelson, Agnes Martin, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean Dubuffet, Lucas Samaras, Chuck Close, and Claes Oldenburg, as well as pioneers of the Light and Space movement James Turrell and Robert Irwin. His decades-long relationships with these and other artists cemented the gallery’s position as a leading and boundary-pushing institution. Over the course of his career, Glimcher has become one of the most prominent and prolific figures in the international art world, and Pace now occupies nine locations worldwide. Among the films Glimcher has directed are The Mambo Kings (1992), which received an Academy Award nomination, Just Cause (1995), and Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2008). He also produced Gorillas in the Mist (1988), which received five Academy Award nominations, and the documentary White Gold (2013). Glimcher is chairman of the board of directors of the African Environmental Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the production and distribution of films about environmental issues in Africa for the people of Africa.

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