Long-time private dealers Steven S. Powers and Joshua Lowenfels have teamed up and opened a shared gallery at 53 Stanton Street. Joining over 50 galleries on the Lower East Side, Powers and Lowenfels focus on Outsider, Self-Taught, American Folk Art, and Works of Art in and outside the box. The gallery can be found on Stanton Street — just one block south of Houston.
Less than two weeks ago Powers was walking through Stanton Street to meet some friends at Paula Rubenstein's on Chrystie Street, He walked past a small, 400 square foot space and it called to him. He called the realtor and said “don’t sell me on a 5 or 10-year lease... let’s make this a win/win”, so they hatched out a fair and flexible lease and Powers asked Joshua Lowenfels to split it with him .. a week later, they opened.
Powers and Lowenfels hope to help rejuvenate the city which has seen so many commercial closures due to the pandemic. Powers, says "It’s not something we needed to do, but the space will allow us to explore some ideas we have had over the years, that we couldn’t as private dealers. We are excited about the space and being neighbors to The New Museum, and other great galleries like Andrew Edlin, Betty Cunningham, Tibor de Nagy, Steven Harvey, and Shin and Shrine galleries are but a stone's throw away. Plus the vibrancy of the Lower East Side is inspiring."
STEVEN S. POWERS