91 Horatio Street
New York, NY 10014
About the Organization
White Columns is New York's oldest alternative art space. Founded in 1970 by Jeffrey Lew and Gordon Matta-Clark as an experimental platform for artists and originally located in SoHo (where it was known as the 112 Workshop/112 Greene Street), the organization was renamed White Columns when it moved to Spring Street in 1979. In 1991, White Columns moved to Christopher Street in the West Village, and in 1998, the gallery relocated to its present address on the border of the West Village and Meat Packing District. White Columns presents an ongoing program of exhibitions, projects, talks, screenings, and events. It is a not-for-profit gallery which is open to the public, free-of-charge, eleven months per year. Over the past forty-six years, hundreds of artists have benefited from early exposure and support at White Columns, including Gordon Matta-Clark, Barry Le Va, Kiki Smith, William Wegman, Sonic Youth, Jack Goldstein, David Wojnarowicz, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Cady Noland, ACT-UP, and Glenn Ligon, among many others. Since 2005 alone, White Columns has presented the work of more than 500 artists—of all generations—in more than 100 individual exhibitions and projects.
Tony Cokes, "No more art ..." - from the 2023 White Columns Print Portfolio. Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York.