About the Gallery
Bureau is a contemporary art gallery with a close-knit group of eighteen artists, many of whom are featured in prominent international exhibitions and biennials, and represented in numerous public collections.
Gabrielle Giattino opened the gallery in 2010 following a curatorial partnership with Howie Chen called Dispatch. In 2013, Bureau relocated from 127 Henry Street to 178 Norfolk Street on the Lower East Side, and operated there for over a decade. In 2024, Bureau grew into the substantial 112 Duane St location in Tribeca. The gallery continues to expand its program in its new space, alongside a robust schedule of off-site exhibitions and art fairs.
About the Presentation
Bureau will present a suite of new paintings by the Los Angeles-based artist Kate Spencer Stewart. With a process grounded in abstraction and repetitive mark-making, Stewart mixes crushed earth elements, ground crystals, and other rare organic pigments to magnify the materiality of painting itself as her subject matter. Washes of color generate a would-be stable ground, while fanning brush marks shimmer and vibrate across the picture plane. This combination ultimately destabilizes the visual. Each square canvas—eluding the conventions of either portrait or landscape—represents Stewart’s attempt to paint “nothing, or the void.”
Kate Spencer Stewart, Lith, 2022, oil on linen, 66 × 66 in. (167.64 × 167.64 cm), courtesy of the artist and Bureau, New York