HESSE FLATOW was founded by artist Karen Hesse Flatow in 2016 in her 700 square foot studio as Crush Curatorial. In 2019 the project was rebranded as HESSE FLATOW expanding into a 3000 square foot space in the West Chelsea Arts Building. The program focuses on emerging and mid career artists with diverse voices, presenting debut solo shows and focussed presentations of mid career artists. With the additional space a time-based media program has been added . HF seeks to engage viewers and makers with public programming and special events such as artist conversations, performances and food-related events, hoping to bring the program to a wider audience. HF also maintains an exhibition space and residency program in Amagansett, Long Island.
Since 2016 , HF has presented over 40 shows and have received reviews in Art in America, Art News, The New York Times, Art Forum, The New Yorker, and Hyperallergic among others.
In addition to nurturing artists, we have worked with diverse group of curatorial talents They have been instrumental in fostering important dialogue between our artists and those that have influenced their work. Our curators have led our conversation series, written text, and curated shows that are central to our program. Below is a list of our curatorial collaborators:
2017- 2018 Nicole Kaack
2018 -2019 Alison Karasyk
2019- 2020 Jesse Greenberg
Karen Hesse Flatow received an MBA and MFA from Columbia University and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
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508 West 26th Street, New York, NY Suite #5G
The gallery is ADA accessible by elevator at 508-516 West 26th Street.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-6 by appointment
68A Schellinger Road, Amagansett, NY 10037 /
seasonal hours or by appointment
Appointments can be made on Seesaw or our website. All visitors and staff must wear masks at all times as well as maintain a six foot distance. The number of visitors allowed inside the gallery will be limited and all visitors must leave their contact information for tracing by signing up online. If you are feeling ill, or have been in contact with anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19, do not make an appointment. Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry and all common surfaces will be sanitized between appointments. Please reach out to us at email@example.com if you want to make a last-minute appointment or have trouble scheduing a time that is convenient. We hope to see you soon!
CRUSHcuratorial is a project space founded in 2017, collaborating with artists and curators outside the traditional gallery structure and in the context of a studio practice. Since its founding it has hosted over 35 exhibitions and performative events that have served as a launchpad for new ideas and supported our artist community.
526 West 26th Street, New York, NY Suite # 709
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