Envoy Enterprises in Bowery, NY
Envoy Enterprises, with its contemporary art and location on the Lower East Side in the Bowery area of Manhattan is a hidden gem.
Founded by Jimi Dams in 2005 it became one of New York City's best galleries before abandoning prime Chelsea real estate for an old industrial building just off Canal Street which was home to artists such as Gary Indiana or Michael Lazarus when they first started their careers here.
Envoy Enterprises is an artist-driven space that features video and performance art, as well emerging bands in their gallery. The company also had a location at Home Sweet Home where they showcased local talent like the ones found here on Chrystie Street or elsewhere around New York City
The Envoys' mission statement aims to create opportunities for artists by providing platforms through which new work can be seen.
Envoy Enterprises relocated to 87 Rivington Street in Manhattan's Lower East Side in 2012. Envoy Enterprises showcased two different kinds of exhibitions: one extended show for represented artists that changed every six weeks and a "'One Day At A Time'" exhibition that presented emerging, unrepresented artists on a daily basis. Dams announced that the gallery would close in August 2017.
A cutting-edge gallery, located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan is an exciting place to be if you're a young artist with multiple skill sets. The wide range in age and artistic backgrounds at this space results in equal opportunity for provocation as well as nurturing established talent.
The art of these talented artists is featured in major exhibits all over the world including The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; The Venice Biennial, Venice; Museo d’Arte Moderna, Modena; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; Musée des Arts Decoratifs du Louvre, Paris; MAMAC, Nice; Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon; MAMCO, Geneva; Künstlerhaus Betanien, Berlin; Künstlerhaus, Vienna; Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Museum of Modern Art, Brussels; MUHKA, Antwerp; SMAK, Ghent; Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal;ICA, Boston; ICA, Philadelphia; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; MoMA, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The New Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Brooklyn Museum, among others.
1123 Broadway, New York, NY 10010