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Randall Scott is taking his talents to H Street NE, joining a handful of art galleries that have made the leap from Northwest to the Atlas District in recent years. Randall Scott Projects will have a permanent second-floor space (shown in a “before” photo, above) at 1326 H St. NE, just above Atlas Vet.

Scott is a former D.C. art dealer who has spent the last few years as a wanderer. He recently managed two group shows in a temporary warehouse space off U Street NW, one of which City Paper reviewed here, but that Atlantic Plumbing warehouse is now being torn down to make room for new condos. Before that, he had a gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn, where he showed artists such as Baltimore’s Cara Ober. Scott showed her work here, too, at D.C.’s first Randall Scott Gallery, a Logan Circle gallery space that closed in 2009.

With a new gallery, he appears to be reinvesting in D.C. The space will be a smaller one, with two rooms and some 600 square feet of workable gallery space, he says. For his first show, which he has very tentatively set to open on Feb. 9, he aims to show Robert Kingston, a Los Angeles painter, or Brooklyn’s Mason Saltarrelli. Scott has spent the last few years focused on Los Angeles and New York artists, but he says that the new permanent space should give him the opportunity to show D.C. artists. “I would love to represent some local people,” Scott says, “but everyone’s pretty much already taken.”

Photo courtesy Randall Scott