Adieu to Two Local Galleries

Christelle de Castro's "Julesy, Accident," 2011, part of the exhibition "**The Show Must Go On" at Capricious Space.

Williamsburg will soon lose two more galleries. The Hogar Collection, which has graced Grand Street for the last eight years, is set to close shop at the end of February, and Capricious Space will lock its gates for good in mid-March. Both galleries say goodbye with group shows of their artists.

What does the future hold for these institutions? Todd Rosenbaum of The Hogar Collection told the WG that he plans to concentrate on his own art for a few months and then open a new gallery “somewhere in New York City.” Capricious will live on as a magazine, book publisher, and vagabond curatorial project.

For their finale, The Hogar Collection will host an evening of sound performances by Ken Butler, Celia Biagini, and Damian Catera on February 26. Capricious Space has two send-off events lined up: the rowdy-titled **DrunknSailor Reading on February 27 and a screening of the film “Throwing Pains” on March 6.

Christelle de Castro's "Julesy, Accident" (2011) at Capricious Space.

Window of The Hogar Collection, which will make way for a hair salon.

“The Passing of the Presidential Sash” at City Reliquary

Bill Scanga (left) and Dave Herman, the City Reliquary's future and former presidents, respectively.

Tonight, Dave Herman relinquishes his post as President of the City Reliquary museum and civic organization. Taking over from Herman will be Bill Scanga, who currently serves as Vice President of Collections. Herman will pass the torch to Scanga in a celebration at the museum, 370 Metropolitan Avenue. Festivities begin at 7:00 PM.

Bill Scanga (left) and Dave Herman, the City Reliquary's future and former presidents, respectively.

Check out our profile of the City Reliquary and Herman in the WG’s September 2010 issue.
http://thewgnews.com/2010/09/the-city-reliquary-collects-pieces-of-new-york

Here is Dave Herman’s farewell letter:  More > >