Vielmetter Gallery which is one of the more reputed art spaces in Los Angeles has announced a major change in its plans. This also means that the art map of Los Angeles has been slightly disrupted as well. In the new plans from Vielmetter Gallery, their space in the Culver City will be closed. It is worth noting that the Culver City Space will be closed after 9 years since it was first opened in 2010.
In other announcement, Vielmetter Gallery will expand in Downtown Los Angeles which shoud be good news for the art lovers residing in Downtown area of Los Angeles. With the expansion in Downtown Los Angeles, Vielmetter will have two additional exhibition spaces and the total area covered by Vielmetter Gallery will be 24,000 square feet which is accumulated since coming in operation from 2000.
Vielmetter Gallery’s owner Susanne Vielmetter says that “The energy has definitely shifted to downtown so it made sense to expand here, Our artists and collectors absolutely love our downtown gallery and we have so many more possibilities here now.”
Talking about the decision to close its Culver City Space, Vielmetter said that “We had a great 10 years in Culver City, but now it is time to move on!” and adds that the expanded space will have “room for programming, additional offices, and a fantastic viewing space with a social gathering area—we are so excited about all these new possibilities,”
It has been definitely noticeable that industry players are investing heavily in the city which means that there is definitely something going on in and around Los Angeles as far as Art Market is concerned. Recently, a 100,000 square-foot was opened by international brand Hauser & Wirth which will now be very close to Vielmetter. The first show in Vielmetter’s new Gallery space will be a solo one from Louise Fishman in September this year.