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Irvine Contemporary will leave its space at 1412 14th St. NW. Martin Irvine & Co. are moving out on August 30 to an undisclosed location. According to Irvine Contemporary Director Lauren Gentile, the gallery has not yet settled on a new space and is considering multiple options.
Irvine will round out its time on 14th Street with two tribute group shows to celebrate its 10th anniversary (and presumably to serve as a placeholder as they settle on a new location). “Tribute1” opens on Friday, June 11, and features stable regulars such as James Marshall (Dalek) and Teo Gonzalez.
Irvine still plans to follow through with its exhibition schedule for the fall, but where those shows will take place remains to be seen. A show of photography by Moby planned for Irvine will happen at the Montserrat House at 2016 9th Street NW in October. (Could a gig at the 9:30 Club, just around the corner, be in the works?)
Five years ago, Irvine Contemporary moved from Dupont Circle into the space vacated by Fusebox, then one of the premiere (and first) fine art galleries on 14th Street NW.
This post will be updated.