Once known as Show Room 170, the Lower East Side gallery has closed its doors and packed its bags, moving over to Brooklyn to establish a new space in Gowanus, a neighborhood with a growing art scene. Show Room Gowanus gallery manager Jeff Sanford told DNAinfo that the neighborhood is "what the Lower East Side was 20 years ago" and that, like the old space, the gallery there will "favor work by mid-career artists who are under-appreciated, and new, undiscovered talents."
To signify the move and a new beginning in Brooklyn, the gallery asked Anne Deleporte to create a 140-foot mural on a wall next to the gallery. Deleporte has shown with the gallery in the past and has also completed murals in Dallas, Texas and New Orleans. The mural is a collage of newspaper clippings glued onto a sky blue background. To stay up-to-date on Show Room Gowanus news, including the debut show of photographs by The Wrestler cinematographer Maryse Alberti, visit their website.