In September of 2012 Horton Gallery opened a new 2200 square-foot gallery at 55-59 Chrystie Street on the Lower East Side of New York City. Originally the Miles & Co. Croton Brewery between 1823-1909, the building also housed an early residence and recording studio for the Beastie Boys and later became the decade-long home to CANADA gallery.
Horton Gallery was founded by C. Sean Horton in 2010 and occupied the parlor floor of a federal-style house on West 22nd Street in Chelsea for two years. During these years the gallery also operated a project space in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin, Germany.
Between 2006-2010, Horton operated SUNDAY L.E.S. in a small storefront on Eldridge Street. The gallery quickly became an integral part of the emerging group of galleries on the Lower East Side offering the first New York solo shows to an intergenerational mix of artists like Leidy Churchman, Keltie Ferris, and Kirk Hayes alongside legendary outsiders like Joel Gibb (of The Hidden Cameras), G.B. Jones, and Royal Robertson. Represented artist Peter Gallo was also enlisted to curate a posthumous survey of Gayleen Aiken, who is often referred to as “the Grandma Moses of Vermont.”
The gallery, its artists, and highly idiosyncratic program have since received critical acclaim in Artforum, Flash Art, Frieze,Modern Painters, Art in America, Time Out New York, The Brooklyn Rail, The New York Sun, The Village Voice, and The New York Times, among others.