Two Trees leases DUMBO art gallery space


Two Trees Management has signed a three-year lease at 16
Main Street in DUMBO with Higher Pictures Generation, a photography-focused
contemporary art gallery.

The gallery leased a jewel-box, street-level exhibition
space adjacent to the entrance of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

“We are thrilled that 16 Main Street in DUMBO is the site of
Higher Pictures Generation’s new Brooklyn gallery. Their impressive program is
a perfect fit for the neighborhood,” said Kate Gavriel, Director of Cultural
Affairs for Two Trees Management. “The addition of Higher Pictures Generation
enhances our vision of sustaining a vibrant and diverse group of arts tenants
for DUMBO.”

 Higher Pictures
Generation is a new iteration of Higher Pictures, Kim Bourus’ former gallery on
the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Higher Pictures presented a range of artists
including photographic experimentalist Jessica Eaton and Brooklyn-based artist
Nona Faustine.

With Higher Pictures Generation Kim Bourus partners with art
dealer Janice Guy and curator Marina Chao. “If there is one thing we’ve
learned, it’s that people will travel anywhere to see good art curated well.
But to visit our new DUMBO location, they won’t have to go far,” said Chao.

 “Each of us has
extensive art world experience. Opening a gallery now is pursuant to our
enduring commitment to art and the community,” added Guy.

Immediately accessible from the street, Higher Pictures
Generation will offer contactless entry to ensure safety for visitors.

Oliver Katcher of IndigoProperty represented Higher Pictures Generation in the lease.

Originally completed in 1906, 16 Main Street, known as the
Stable Building, lies in the heart of DUMBO, one of the most sought-after
neighborhoods in all of New York City. Built by Turner Construction Company as
a stable for Robert Gair, the manufacturer who invented the cardboard box, the
building is the one of the first examples of reinforced concrete construction
in New York City.

Now, over a century later, the building houses four white
cube gallery spaces with 16-foot ceilings, with large windows facing Main
Street and Water Street.

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