Freight+Volume is dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists, and in particular, work that is innovative and not afraid to take risks. While Freight+Volume is especially interested in narrative and text-based material, ultimately our predominant criteria is the quality of the work itself, regardless of technique, content or style; with the motivation to show dynamic, visceral, and provocative new work in all media and dealing with a range of subject matter. In addition, Freight + Volume regularly publishes limited-edition artists' books.
Established in 2003 in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan by Nick Lawrence (co-founder and former partner of LFL Gallery in Chelsea, owner/director of Arts+Leisure in Spanish Harlem, and owner/director of DNA Residency in Provincetown, MA), Freight+Volume was formed with the motivation to show dynamic, visceral, and provocative new work in all media, dealing with a range of subject matter, and to publish limited edition artists' books. In October 2015, the gallery relocated to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In March of 2021, the gallery relocated again to Tribeca.
In addition to its currently represented artists, Freight+Volume has produced solo projects with the following artists: Joshua Abelow, Donald Baechler, Dike Blair, Katherine Bradford, Trudy Benson, Richard Butler, Chuck Close, Oliver Dorfer, Kim Dorland, Karen Finley, Sam Jablon, Aaron Johnson, David Kramer, JJ Manford, Cristina de Miguel, Marlène Mocquet, Elizabeth Neel, Sophia Narrett, Josh Smith, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Wendy White, Peter Williams, and Nicole Wittenberg.
Since 2003, Freight+Volume has been dedicated to championing our artists by producing limited edition, high-quality artist books to accompany their exhibitions. In collaboration with the artists, these publications not only document their work in extensive detail but also feature rare behind-the-scenes images and vital information which contextualize the work. By commissioning scholars, writers, and poets to provide an elucidative text, Freight+Volume is able to deliver a thorough look into the artist's practice. Please visit the Books tab to view our current selection of publications.
DNA Gallery, founded in 1994 by Nick Lawrence, has for the past 12 years been home to DNA Artist Residency Program. Every year artists approximately twenty artists are invited to participate in a one or two-week residency in Provincetown, Massachusetts. While on the Cape, artists create new work inspired by their surroundings or continued from their existing studio practice. They can work both offsite and at DNA in a 2,000-square-foot studio and are also provided with free housing and frequent group dinners. The residency is by invitation only. For more information, please visit www.dnagallery.com.
Established in East Harlem in Spring of 2014 by Nick Lawrence as an antidote to the hyper, market-driven systems currently ruling much of NYC and the art world at large. Arts+Leisure was a place to pause and reflect. Art needs to be viewed, contemplated, experienced and enjoyed. Over the seven years of its existence, A+L hosted eight to ten projects per year by emerging and well-known artists, as well as, frequent readings, performances, and video screenings. For more information please visit artsandleisure.net. The space permanently closed in 2021.
39 Lispenard St.
New York, NY, 10013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am - 6pm
General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time.
Nick Lawrence - Owner/Director
Alex Keller - Gallery Manager
Oceana Andries - Gallery Assistant