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is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art. The gallery provides opportunities for artists to exhibit their work within a context of current national and international practice uniting distinctive visions from varied ethnic and cultural contexts. The gallery welcomes all viewpoints for its exhibition schedule.
We welcome artists who work in all mediums, including traditional and new medias, to participate in regularly scheduled shows and events. The gallery’s mission is to provide an opportunity for artists to become an active member of the arts community of New York City, whether they are showing for the first time or the artist has years of exhibition experience.
The gallery is located in the historic Scalamandre Silks Building in Long Island City, one of New York City’s most vibrant arts neighborhoods. With magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline, the building houses art galleries and performing arts spaces and studios. Nearby are a number of museums including PS1, the Fisher Landau Center for Art, and the Sculpture Center. The greater neighborhood hosts diverse arts activities, a number of art galleries, restaurants and clubs, and riverfront attractions.
climate/gallery is located on the same floor as Dutch Kills Gallery. The two galleries coordinate their show openings and events.
Whitey Flagg and Herman James founded the gallery in the belief that artists find intrinsic value in the process of showing their work. Michelle Lefstein joined the gallery as a co-director with Flagg and James to develop the gallery's representation program.