124 Ridge Street Gallery

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124 Ridge Street Gallery
Location Manhattan, New York, United States
Type Art gallery
Genre(s) Contemporary art, Underground film
Capacity 30
Opened 1985
Closed 1997
124 Ridge Street Gallery, exterior view, 1992.

The 124 Ridge Street Gallery was a collective gallery founded in New York's Lower East Side in 1985.[1] Founding members were Susan Bachemin, Elizabeth Evers, Jane Fine, Matthew Harrison, Michael Kaniecki, Robert McGrath, Heidi Marben, Laurie Olinder, and Joe Vinson. Subsequent members included Amy Berniker, Ruth Pomerantz, Paul Rodriguez, Roger W. Sayre, Ann Shea, Paul Villinski and Carla Weisberg.

The gallery exhibited art and film from local artists and filmmakers during the 1980s East Village art gallery scene, including Matty Jankowski’s 1987 mail art show "The Joke is in the Mail."[2] The film screening series Film Crash was founded at the gallery. See also Ridge Theater. The gallery was closed in 1997.

Artists exhibited[edit]

  • Tony DiTerlizzi


  1. ^ John Herzfeld, "Special Delivery", Art News, November 5, 1987
  2. ^ Harriet Lyons, "Nude Descending Mailbox", New York Daily News, November 8, 1987

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Coordinates: 40°43′09″N 73°58′58″W / 40.7192°N 73.9828°W / 40.7192; -73.9828