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Bellwether Gallery

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134 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.7448 -74.006217
nr. 17th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-929-5959 Send to Phone

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A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.


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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.


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