Portal 2017 in SOHO


OPENING RECEPTION  •  May 3rd  •  6-9pm 

Portal, featuring dozens of artists, will be open to the public May 3-8 in the SOHO neighborhood of NYC at 435 Broome Street, NYC (between Broadway and Crosby).
Following its successful inaugural edition in 2016, Portal will return in a new location in Soho. Open to the public from May 3 – 8, 2017, Portal will transform the 2000-square-foot street level gallery at 435 Broome Street into vibrant artist space with the work of approximately 30 artists from the U.S. and abroad. Featured artists were selected through both an open call and an invitational process geared toward artists who have previously shown with 4heads—the nonprofit responsible for organizing Portal as well as Governors Island Art Fair.



Exhibiting Artists

This year’s artists are a mix of abstract and representational makers, working across a diversity of disciplines, including photography, painting, sculpture, sound, and mixed media installation. All of the work in Portal was chosen by 4heads co-founders Antony Zito, Jack Robinson, and Nicole Laemmle, with an eye toward creating dynamic juxtapositions and highlighting the diversity of artistic approach and technique among today’s working artists.

As with GIAF, featured artists exhibit for free, and no admission to the fair will be charged, to encourage a wide array of individuals to participate as either exhibitor or viewer. Portal provides a new opportunity to experience the work of dozens of artists in a week teeming with activity, and to reignite interest in the city’s architecture andhistory.

View 2017 Art Catalogue & Price List ›

Justyna Adamczyk

Charlotte Becket

Sean Boggs

Theresa Byrnes

Tadao Cern

Carlos Davila

Dolores Furtado

Tonya Hart

April Zanne Johnson

Martina Kaendler

Mark Lorah

Shannon McBride

Nao Nishihara

Zahra Nazari

Benjamin Nordsmark

Sui Park

Agathi Pavlidis

Judy Richardson

David Rohn

Kate Rusek

Benjamin Samuel

Deborah Simon

Marcy Sperry

Grant Stoops

Olivia Taylor

Ekaterina Vanovskaya

Evan Venegas

Ellen (Jing) Xu

Robert Zurer

Look Back at Portal’s Inaugural Year › … 2016


Location, Hours, and Transportation

Portal takes place in the heart of SOHO neighborhood at:
435 Broome Street (between Broadway and Crosby), NYC

May 3-8, 2017 11am – 6pm

Admission is free.

We are easily accessible by bus and subway:
By Subway: 6 to Spring Street Station or R/W to Prince Street
By Bus: M55 to Broadway/Spring

About 4heads, Inc.

4heads is non-profit organization run by artists for artists. It was launched in 2008, when artists Nicole Laemmle, Jack Robinson, and Antony Zito saw an opportunity to create a platform that would serve emerging artists and the local community through exhibitions, education programs, and artistic collaborations.

The organization’s DIY spirit inspires and excites its audiences, while catalyzing a dialogue between artists and people from all walks of life. Its diverse slate of initiatives includes Governors Island Art Fair, Portal, Arts Education initiatives for underserved communities, and an Artists in Residence program.

4heads is committed to shedding new light on hidden culture and bringing new life to unexpected and unique spaces across the city.


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