Eric Firestone Gallery was established in 2010 in East Hampton, New York, and exhibits emerging and established contemporary artists contextualized alongside their historically significant counterparts. Along with noteworthy solo exhibitions including Sanford Biggers: Dark Star and Kelsey Brookes: Plants of the Gods, memorable group exhibitions have included, Womanhouse, an homage to the 1972 Feminist project at CalArts, with Firestone’s curation putting Miriam Schapiro and Judy Chicago alongside contemporary female artists.
Eric Firestone Loft is centered on the premise of the art spaces of old New York and offers a unique experience for the viewer to engage with the programming of both contemporary and historic modern exhibitions. Situated in an historic artist live/work building on Great Jones Street, Eric Firestone Loft seeks to engage with the rich past of its surrounding neighborhood, which housed the studios of Walter De Maria and Robert Mapplethorpe, to Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. The space, still in its relatively raw and unaltered form, evinces a sense of the neighborhood’s heyday in the 1970’s and 80’s. Through a dynamic program schedule, the Loft expands on the gallery’s mission of creating a dialogue between contemporary art practices and the major art movements of the 20th century.