Mendes Wood DM will opening a 7,000-square-foot gallery in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood early subsequent month. Its new Walker Street location consists of three gallery areas.
Founded by Felipe Dmab, Matthew Wood, and Pedro Mendes in São Paulo in 2010, the gallery maintains a presence in São Paulo and Brussels, and beforehand operated on the Upper East Side in New York via early 2021. The founders plan to make use of this growth to proceed showcasing work by Brazilian artists.
In the previous few years, many galleries have departed Chelsea and the Lower East Side to take up residence in Tribeca. Among these to take action are Andrew Kreps Gallery, P.P.O.W, and James Cohan Gallery. David Zwirner additionally opened a brand new outpost within the neighborhood generally known as 52 Walker and run by Ebony L. Haynes.
“The experience of opening in New York has been so rewarding; now we want to take it to another level,” mentioned cofounder Matthew Wood in an interview with the Financial Times.
A survey of labor by Brazilian artist Paulo Nazareth, titled “Nosotros los otros” (“We the others”), will inaugurate the brand new area on May 6. Nazareth’s performance- and installation-based work attracts on his Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous heritage. The exhibition, which brings collectively works from 2005 to the current, highlights the artist’s pictures sequence “Notícias de América” (“News from America”), 2009–11, which paperwork his travels via Latin and South America and the United States. Other included works vary in medium from performances, images, movies, sculptures, and works on paper.
Nazareth’s “radical, non-linear walk-abouts, first South to North and then North to South again, reflect a notion of the world as an open field of possibility, one subject to re-writing and re-signifying,” Wood mentioned in a press release. “These are methodologies and concerns the gallery has sought to represent since its inception in 2010 and will continue to promote in our new home in Tribeca.”