- READER REVIEWS
Wed-Sun, noon-6pm; Mon-Tue, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
F at Second Ave.; B, D at Grand St.
- Street Parking
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Down a quiet alleyway far outside the gallery circuit is a renovated, 1890s horse stable that now exhibits contemporary art. The structure has a curious history: While the columns still show the gnaw marks of its original tenants, the building was also a marble tile plant, briefly an artists' residency, and a chocolate factory before gallery owner and director Tia Shin purchased it off craigslist.com in July 2004. Silo NYC's inaugural show, "Counter Culture," was part of the New Museum's site-specific work in anticipation of its move to the Bowery, a mere block away. Low-ceilinged and raw, the space’s moveable walls and lighting invite work that plays with the architecture. The gallery primarily hosts emerging artists’ solo shows and has introduced the likes of Francine Spiegel, whose drippy collages speak to women's fetishes, photographer Christine Osinski, who focuses on outmoded techniques, and videographer Sarah Gregg Millman, a Canadian whose actresses impersonate women in mundane jobs.