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After forging a successful career as a gallerist in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Bellwether owner Becky Smith packed up and moved her assemblage of young talent to Chelsea circa 2004. The name of her space is actually a fair indicator of what you’re likely to see; “bellwether” is a shepherd’s term for “the ram that leads the flock,” and Smith takes the task of corralling disparate artists, including a few black sheep, seriously. Though nothing to cluck about, the 2,300-square-foot space, nearly double what Smith had to work with in Brooklyn, allows for a greater freedom of scale. Among those who have reaped its benefits are Ellen Altfest, with her masterly oils of urban foliage; Brent Green, who creates stop-motion films peopled by skeletal characters; and Trevor Paglen, maker of hazy photographs of secret military complexes.
- Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016
- The Museum of the City of New Yo
Zoning might seem mundane, but it literally reshaped the city, and this exhibition aims to show how. More »