Freight + Volume is dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists, and in particular work which 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 keeping with the tradition of publishing, with which the gallery was founded, Freight + Volume magazine was launched as an outlet to learn about the artists with whom the gallery works, as well as their friends and influences. The magazine is a medium through which to explore not only the work of our artists, but the creative process and the cult of personality. In addition, Freight + Volume regularly publishes limited-edition artists' books.

Established in 2005 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 by combining the text-based, narrative philosophy and limited edition book focus of its two-year predecessor, Volume, with the motivation to show dynamic, visceral, and provocative new work in all media and dealing with a range of subject matter.  In October 2015, the gallery relocated to the Lower East Side of Manhattan.


This modest project space sitting atop Carnegie Hill in Manhattan was established by Nick Lawrence (founder of DNA, LFL, and Freight+Volume) in spring of 2014 as an antidote to the hyper, market-driven systems currently ruling much of NYC and the art world at large. A place to pause and remember that, at the end of the day, art needs to be viewed, contemplated, reflected upon, experienced - and enjoyed. Arts + Leisure is located between 100th and 101st streets, opposite Church of the Life Changers and Ministries of Manhattan and a community garden. We’re a few blocks south of El Museo del Barrio, and Moustache, El Aquila, El Paso restaurants, as well as the Lexington Social Bar; north of Joy Burger, Mt Sinai Hospital, East Harlem Childrens Center and ABV. Stop in, relax and see the show, and check out our growing library of artist books and catalogues. We host twelve projects per year as well as frequent readings, performances and film/video screenings.
For more information please visit artsandleisure.net.
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Freight + Volume is pleased to present its eigth season of the DNA artist-in-residence program for Summer 2019. Over sixty artists were invited for residencies on the Cape this season, to create new work inspired by their environment or continued from their existing studio practice, either created at DNA or offsite. Past participants include: Daniel Heidkamp, Joshua Abelow, Elizabeth Huey, Russell Tyler, Trudy Benson, James Franklin, Danica Phelps, Dirk Skreber, ROMER+ROMER, BroLab, Cristina de Miguel, and Wendy White. The residency is by invitation only. For more information, please visit wwwDNAgallery.com.

DNA Summer Residency 2018


Mark Redden - April 16th - May 1st

Orinotawashi (Norio & Chifumi) - April 16th - May 1st

Melisa Keyes - May 15th - June 3rd

Miles Debas - June 3rd - June 10th

Elisa Soliven - June 11th - June 18th

JJ Manford - June 11th - June 18th

Jared Deery - June 4th - June 9th

Andy Cross - June 24th - June 30th

Robin Kang - June 24th - June 30th

Brian Whiteley - July 1st - July 7th

Eloy Arribas - July 1st - July 22nd

Bel Fullana - July 1st - July 22nd

Rose Briccetti - July 24th - August 11th

Nelson Castro - July 29th - August 4th

Joyce Lee - July 29th - August 4th

Kelly Worman - August 1st - August 8th

Rhia Hurt - August 5th - August 11th

Will Hutnick - August 12th - August 18th

Ryan Steadman - August 12th - August 18th

Paul Brainard - August 12th - August 18th

Wendy White - August 19th - August 24th

Kyung Jeon - August 19th - August 25th

Suko Presseau - August 19th - August 25th

Benjamin King - August 26th - September 8th

Rob Nadeau - August 26th - September 8th

Nick Cueva - August 26th - September 1st

Rosalind Talmadge - September 2nd - September 15th

Chambliss Giobbi - September 9th - September 22nd

Lance Rautzhan - September 16th - September 22nd

Wallace Whitney - September 23rd - September 29th

Natalie Collette Wood - September 30th - October 6th

Kyveli Zoi - September 29th - October 6th

Maureen Cavanaugh - September 29th - October 7th

Elizabeth Burns - October 7th - October 14th

Lauren Luloff - October 7th - October 20th

Lilly Hern-Fondation - October 13th - October 20th

Rachel Fico - October 29th - November 3rd

Emilia Olsen - October 28th - November 10th

Paula Abreu Pita - November 4th - November 10th




  • Art Brussels, Belgium, April 2019
  • Untitled, San Francisco, January 2019
  • Untitled, Miami, December 2018
  • Untitled, San Francisco, January 2018
  • Moving Image, March 2017
  • Volta NY, March 2017
  • Moving Image, March 2016
  • Salon Zurcher, Paris, October 2015
  • Moving Image, Istanbul, September 2015
  • Chicago Expo, September 2015
  • Seattle Art Fair, July 2015
  • Market Art+Design Hamptons, July 2015
  • Art Miami New York, May 2015
  • Moving Image, March 2015
  • UNTITLED Miami (as Arts+Leisure), Dec. 2014
  • Art on Paper, March 2015
  • Miami Project, December 2014
  • artMRKT Hamptons, July 2014
  • NADA New York May 2014
  • Pulse New York, May 2014
  • Zona Maco Mexico, Feb. 2014
  • Pulse Miami, Dec. 2013
  • UNTITLED Miami (as DNA Gallery), Dec. 2013
  • Miami Project, Dec. 2013
  • Texas Contemporary Houston, Oct. 2013
  • Berliner-Liste Berlin, Sept. 2013
  • artMRKT Hamptons, July 2013
  • Pulse New York, May 2013
  • Miami Project, Dec. 2012
  • UNTITLED Miami (as DNA Gallery), Dec. 2012
  • Miami Context, Dec. 2012
  • Pulse Miami, Dec. 2012
  • Pulse New York, May 2012
  • Pulse Miami, Dec. 2011
  • Pulse Los Angeles, Sept. 2011
  • Pulse New York, May 2011
  • ArtForum Berlin, Feb. 2011
  • Pulse Miami, Sept. 2010
  • Pulse New York, May 2010
  • Printed Matter Book Fair, Oct. 2009
  • Pulse New York, May 2009
  • Pulse Miami, Sept. 2009
  • Artforum Berlin, Nov. 2009
  • Pulse New York, Mar. 2008
  • Pulse Miami, Dec. 2007
  • Pulse London, Oct. 2007
  • Pulse Miami, Dec. 2006
  • NY Art Book Fair, Nov. 2006
  • FIAC Paris, Oct. 2006
  • Year 06 London, Oct. 2006
  • Pulse New York, Mar. 2006
  • ArtLA Los Angeles, Jan. 2006
  • Kunst Zurich, Nov. 2005
  • FIAC Paris, Oct. 2005
  • NADA Miami, Dec. 2003

This unique publication focuses on the artists with whom the gallery works, as well as extending outside the periphery to include other artists, curators, critics and gallerists. Primarily interview- and essay-based, the publication also concentrates on artwork images, studio shots and portraits. To browse or purchase our magazines please visit our Publications page.

Freight + Volume 


97 Allen St. (storefront)
New York, NY 10002

PHONE: 212 691 7700
FAX: 212 989 8708

EMAIL: info@freightandvolume.com

We are not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time.





Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
or by appointment.





Nick Lawrence - Owner/Director


Ashley Dillman - Sales Director 



Griffen Butler - Gallery Assistant



Press: press@freightandvolume.com


General Inquiries: info@freightandvolume.com