In the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Gaysan Gallery in New York became one of the city’s premier gallery spaces, offering exhibitions, public performances, and other special events.
It had a reputation for being a place for people who had artistic ambitions, and it did.
But in recent years, its gallery spaces have become crowded and noisy, and the building is now in the process of being torn down to make way for a luxury apartment development.
Now, the museum is asking for your help to preserve it.
The gallery has a history of providing public art, including a giant mural in the middle of Times Square in 2009.
But the building’s current owners have long sought to redevelop it as an office and retail space.
The Gagosians are looking for the community to help them preserve the building as part of a public art project.
So far, they’ve raised more than $1,000.
To contribute to the project, visit the Ganesan Gallery’s Facebook page to show your support.
The museum will also hold a public viewing and signing session on July 10 at 9 a.m.
The event will be led by Gagosia’s curator of contemporary art, Francesco Zaretti, and will feature a number of artists from the gallery’s gallery and exhibit space.
Artists include Andrea Di Giacomo, whose work has been exhibited at other galleries around the world; Annette O’Reilly, an artist who specializes in working with light; and Jodie Lee, who has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in New Orleans.
Artists who are invited to participate include David Pérez, the Argentine artist whose recent installation, “Pleasure, Love, and Silence,” will be on view in the Ganges River Garden in San Francisco; and Anja de Souza, a Mexican artist who has worked on installations at the Los Angeles Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit Gagosiamuseum.org.