Pace Gallery NYC
Opening its doors almost 60 years ago, Pace Gallery has made a name for itself in the art world. Designed by Dominic Kozerki of Bonetti/Kozerski architecture, Pace's new 8-floored, 75,000 square foot Chelsea space allows the works it exhibits to be in dialogue with a new, modern environment. In fact, the intentionality of the space is quite respectable, as it is known that the blueprint includes no columns, allowing for the building's galleries to be airy, highly flexible spaces. The 100 million dollar project also includes a 2,200 square foot area catered towards the displayal of new media works and performance art. As Pace currently has 10 spaces worldwide, including locations in London, Geneva, Hong Kong and Seoul, this new location boasts both the Pace brand name, but also a fresh outlook on innovation and expansion.
The gallery's first exhibition entitled 'Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere,' displays works by Alexander Calder and will be followed by shows honoring artists such as David Hockney, Loie Hollowell and Peter Hujar.
While the interior exhibition spaces boast 20 foot ceilings, there is also a floor with outdoor exhibition space for large scale sculptures, and a 10,000 volume library, open to the public. Pace’s President and CEO, Marc Glimcher, explained that, “A quarter of this building is given over to experience. It has to be a cultural destination. The job of an art gallery is not retail square footage. It hasn’t been for a long time.” Glimcher’s statement attests to this new space’s function, as it allows for both revolution and recognition.