Hionas Gallery officially opened in June 2011 at 89 Franklin Street in TriBeCa. Owners Peter and Maria Hionas established the gallery to invite contemporary and emerging artists, working in all variety of media, to participate in monthly solo exhibitions to showcase their latest work and artistic vision. “We have been avid collectors of contemporary art since 1991,” says Peter Hionas. “It’s a modest storefront we have here, but also really spacious and versatile. I see us as operating in the tradition of the old Betty Parsons Gallery in midtown, or the original White Cube in St. James’s; small spaces that just show great art.”
For the culmination of its first year of operation, Hionas Gallery is incredibly pleased to present Year One, a blockbuster group exhibition like no other, showcasing twelve new works, one by each of the invited artists to have held solo shows at the gallery since its opening. The artist roster is comprised of John Belardo, Loretta Mae Hirsch, Kaves, Kiseok Kim, Tun Ping Wang, Melanie Vote, Warwick Saint, Chris Wyllie, Charles Lutz, Jessica Stoller, Burton Machen, and Karlos Cárcamo.
The opening reception for Year One will take place on Wednesday, July 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. We welcome one and all to come out, don your summer’s best, and celebrate Hionas Gallery as it eagerly anticipates year number two.