Elizabeth Dee Gallery Is Ready to Take On Harlem | NY Times

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Elizabeth Dee Gallery - Harlem

The Elizabeth Dee Gallery’s “First Exhibition” in Harlem includes works by John Giorno, left; Lisa Beck, center; and Julia Wachtel, right. (Photo: Etienne Frossard/Elizabeth Dee, New York)

It’s too soon to declare Chelsea over.

But an increasing number of galleries have become disaffected with the neighborhood’s concentrated commercialism, or have been priced out, or simply want a change and are seeking new territory.

Elizabeth Dee Gallery is among those establishing new turf. In January, Ms. Dee closed her gallery on West 20th Street after 15 years, in preparation for a move to Harlem, where she has significantly increased her space — to 12,000 square feet from about 2,500 — and where she has lived for the last four years.

We caught up with Ms. Dee this week, just days before her new two-story space, on Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th Streets — the original home of the Studio Museum in Harlem — opens on Saturday, with an open house from noon to 7 p.m.

Read more: Elizabeth Dee Gallery Is Ready to Take On Harlem | NY Times

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