We want to keep a light on when the doors of the gallery are closed, potentially for months, and to continue supporting the artists who, for now, we are unable to exhibit. Our hope is to engage in a dialogue with our extended community, and to contribute to those affected most by the health crisis.
Tennis Elbow Window will present a single work from one artist in the window of the gallery, every Saturday, until we reopen the space. The first of these installations will remain in the actual window at 45 White Street, all further artworks will be installed virtually.
The single work in an isolated room behind glass seems like a fitting metaphor of the times. In a strange twist, Nicole Wittenberg’s paintings for her postponed exhibition reference human intimacy in a series of new works that depict the embrace of two individuals. They now sit unpacked in the gallery’s racks, waiting for the moment when they can be exhibited and people can come together to see them. The inaugural Tennis Elbow Window exhibition, released tomorrow at noon, will feature a monoprint from this series. Three additional monoprints will be released online.
The work presented will be available through our Tennis Elbow member platform and the gallery will donate 10% of our end of the sale to Food Bank for New York City, CityMeals on Wheels and No Kid Hungry on a rotating basis. Additionally, we will present short-form interviews with exhibited artists on the website and on our social media platforms.
In the hopes that we will come out stronger together,
Julia and Michael