Metro Pictures Gallery

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Metro Pictures Gallery was founded in 1980 by Janelle Reiring, previously of Castelli Gallery, and Helene Winer, previously of Artist's Space. It was located in SoHo until 1995 when it was among the first wave of galleries to move to Chelsea.
The Metro Pictures Gallery shows that followed at the gallery were these artists' first shows in New York. These artists were also each prominently included in the 2009 Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, "The Pictures Generation".
Metro's opening exhibition in 1980 included Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Troy Brauntuch, Jack Goldstein, Sherry Levine, James Welling, and Richard Prince.
Newer generations of artists have continued to expand the context of the Metro Pictures Gallery by presenting comparably provocative conceptual material in unforeseen formats that address current conditions, methods of thought, and means of generating art ideas. Some of these artists include: Andreas Slominski, Gary Simmons, Olaf Breuning, Andreas Hofer, Andre Butzer, and most recently David Malkjovic and Stephen Rhodes.
Director Allison Card is a member of the New Art Dealers Alliance.
During the early and mid 1980's, Mike Kelley, Louise Lawler, Martin Kippenberger, John Miller, Tony Oursler and Jim Shaw joined the gallery.

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