Alexander Gray Associates announces their new gallery space, in the Hudson Valley village of Germantown, NY. The space will be inaugurated on August 14, 2020 with a new body of paintings by Hudson-based Jennie C. Jones. The exhibition program will present four exhibitions each year, featuring artists represented by the Gallery.
In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, this destination exhibition space will welcome Hudson Valley residents and visitors, who are seeking in-person cultural experiences after months of gallery and museum closures, art fair cancellations, and digital presentations.
The exhibition space is located on the garden level of a former mechanic’s garage, built in the 1920s. The space is domestically scaled, fostering an intimate experience with artworks. It features a remarkable cast-iron barrel-coved ceiling, patinated concrete floors, entered through a garden shaded by one of the Village’s oldest maple trees.
The Gallery will continue its unique project space, hosted by the celebrated design store, Alder & Co. Opened in May 2019, the project space features a single artwork in a stark white cube, located in an unfinished 19th Century barn, next door to the new exhibition space.
Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown, will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, 12–6 PM, and by appointment. In accordance with New York State’s guidelines, Covid-19 safety measures will be in place.
Alexander Gray Associates’ flagship Chelsea location is currently open by appointment, and plans to fully re-open in September 2020.
Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown
224 Main Street, Garden Level, Germantown NY 12526
Hours: Friday – Sunday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tel: +1 518 537 2100
About Germantown, New York
Germantown, is one of the seven original towns of Columbia County established in 1788, is located in Southwest Columbia County, mid-way between Bard College and Hudson, New York. It is home to 2,000 residents, rooted in agricultural traditions and rich cultural history, built on the ancestral lands of the Mahican Nation. Today it draws visitors to its small but vibrant Main Street, with unique shops including lifestyle boutique Alder & Co’s, dealers Luddite Antiques, Quittner Antiques, Eve’s International Thrift Store, furniture maker Michael Robbins, jeweler Mary McGill, and floral design studio Athabold. Residents and visitors shop for groceries and prepared foods at Otto’s Market; friends gather for cocktails and dinner at Gaskins, where the bounty of local farms and food producers is celebrated.
Germantown’s views of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains have provided artistic inspiration for generations, notably the 19th Century Hudson River School painters, including Frederick Church and Thomas Cole. Today, Germantown and its neighboring communities–Red Hook, Tivoli, Clermont, Livingston, Catskill and Hudson–are home to numerous artists and creatives. Germantown sits in proximity to the Hudson Valley’s art destinations, including Storm King, Dia Center for the Arts, Magazzino, Bard College’s Hessel Museum, Olana, Art Omi, and Jack Shainman’s The School.