Garis & Hahn Latest Gallery to Open in the Bowery Those lamenting last year’s loss of an art gallery in the Bowery last summer can breathe easy again as a new gallery opens at 263 Bowery. Situated in a condo building which also plays home to Takamichi Hair, and designed by Karl Fischer, Garis & Hahn will be run by two women in their late-twenties, both graduates of Christie’s Education program.
Mary Garis spent her time working on the money side of art at the Mary Boone Gallery before she went partners with Sophie Hahn to open the downtown gallery.
“We’re drawn to the experimental, fresh nature of the Lower East Side,” Ms. Garis said while on a shopping trip to IKEA to furnish her new gallery.
Garis lives just down the street from the gallery, at Bowery and Houston Streets. Hahn lives a bit further away in Battery Park. The partners are excited by the neighborhood’s burgeoning artistic community.
“I feel like this is a good time to start a gallery here,” she said. “There are lots of different kinds of galleries – you have the established ‘Sperone Westwater’ and the thriving, hip ‘The Hole’ and then there are smaller galleries sprinkled all over the area.”
Garis & Hahn opened on Friday, January 11, and will be open on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11am to 7pm. The present exhibit, “After the Fall” will run until February 16.