At the center of Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood, Galerie56 is nestled into the street-level base of the iconic 56 Leonard – designed by acclaimed architects Herzog & De Meuron, and flanked by the new landmark sculpture by Anish Kapoor. It is conceived as a civic gesture meant to extend the seemingly private world of art and architecture into the context of the city. It reflects our deeply American values of openness, transparency, and desire to welcome all international cultures to be part of a democratic discourse accessible to all. Through establishing a dialogue with Anish Kapoor’s sculpture, the space not only acts as a physical node on Church Street but also as a larger metaphorical node within the vast network of artists around the world. The interior massing of the gallery space works in close synchronization with that of the form of the building – a deconstructed interpretation of its pronounced volumes by translating them into a series of intersecting planes within the space. The space establishes a dialogue with other vivid nodes like the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center, through thoughtful gestures such as theme-lighting during important civic events. The gallery will serve as a beacon for the cultural ethos of the city.
We are pleased to be working with Design Miami/Podium, Galerie Downtown, Dansk Mobelkunst, Yves Macaux, Jacques Lacoste, Giustini Stagetti, Jacksons Design, and more.
Lee F. Mindel, FAIA, Principal, received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University in 1976 after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, with Distinction in Architecture, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ron Elmaleh, Galerie56 Manager, Received his Masters of Art, Law, and Business from Christie’s Education New York, and his Bachelor of Business, Administration and Marketing from Touro College, New York.