The Burning in Water gallery will be opening two additional spaces in New York City, where it has been based since its opening in 2015. This expansion comes just months after the successful gallery announced a new space in San Francisco.
Both spaces will be located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York, at 507 West 27th Street, one block away from its 10th Avenue flagship. The 27th Street location is home to the new High Line Nine building, which will be housing multiple art galleries and exhibits.
Burning in Water is a contemporary art gallery founded by Barry Thomas Malin that collaborates with nonprofit and community-based organizations to create powerful, expressive, and innovative projects and exhibits. Examples of past nonprofit partners include Free Arts NYC, UHAI EASHRI, and the Wild Bird Fund. Burning in Water got its name from a collection of poetry by Charles Bukowski, published in 1963.
In just a few short weeks, Burning in Water will feature “Strange Roots” by Jesse Krimes, an exhibition of sculptures, installations, and mobiles—all which will be shown at both new locations. Krimes is a Philadelphia-based artist with fellowships from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (2017) and the Right of Return USA. “Strange Roots” opens September 13, and will run through November 3, 2018.
In the past, Burning in Water has featured artists such as Valerie Hegarty, a 2017 Fellow with the New York Foundation for the Arts and the very first Andrew W. Mellon Arts and the Common Good Artist-in-Residence at Drew University; Borinquen Gallo, a Marion Netter Fellow and recipient of the Doris Liebowitz Art Educator Award; and Eric LoPresti, recipient of the Faber Birren Foundation and Miami Young Painters awards. The gallery has also featured the works of artists Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Elizabeth Catlett, and Serge Attukwei Clottey while participating in art fairs across New York City.