Company Gallery has announced an upcoming expansion and move to a new home at 145 Elizabeth Street in September 2021. Company will celebrate the opening of the space with an exhibition of works by the late seminal artist Barbara Hammer, curated by Tiona Nekkia McClodden.
Marking a significant milestone for the gallery, the move is a direct response to the growth of its artists and the development of their practices. Owner and Founder Sophie Mörner established Company Gallery in 2015 as a natural extension of her publishing platform Capricious. At the crossroads of The Bowery, SoHo, and the Lower East Side, Company and Capricious’ new home will be representative of the way in which the gallery functions and identifies as an organization.
Designed by BoND (Bureau of Noam & Daniel), the 4,000 square foot warehouse, at the corner of Elizabeth and Broome, will encompass three levels of multi-use presentation space. The design will keep the original building exterior intact. The brick facade will be painted silver. The interior will be composed of three unique galleries which will each preserve the character of the existing space. Bright and open, the ground floor spaces will lead visitors to a dark basement level used primarily for film/video presentations, performances and events. Throughout the space, open sightlines between storage, exhibition, and office spaces, will maintain the sense of communal inclusivity so integral to Company’s core mission.
About Company Gallery
Run by Sophie Mörner with Taylor Trabulus and team, Company Gallery currently represents Tosh Basco, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Yve Laris Cohen, Hayden Dunham, John Edmonds, the Estate of Barbara Hammer, EJ Hill, Katherine Hubbard, Troy Montes-Michie, Jeanette Mundt, Women’s History Museum, Raúl de Nieves, Ambera Wellmann, and Cajsa von Zeipel.
About Capricious Foundation
Capricious is an arts foundation based in New York focused primarily on book publishing (Capricious Publishing) and an annual photo book award – Capricious Book Award, with an emphasis on supporting intersectional, queer perspectives. Founded in 2003 by Sophie Mörner, Capricious is co-run with Executive Director, Anika Sabin.
Partners in practice and life, Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger founded BoND in 2019. Based in New York City, BoND (Bureau of Noam & Daniel) is an architecture and design firm with a focus on spaces for art, performance, and exhibition design. With a background in journalism, Daniel and Noam see architecture as a manifestation of narrative, theory, and concept. The duo founded their independent design practice after studying at Harvard University GSD, and working at Rem Koolhaas’s OMA NY. The office is internationally recognized for its residential and commercial projects and its work with artists and collectors in particular.