The Richard Meier building on Prospect Park, The Gallery at 1GAP


From 2013 - 2018 the residents of One Grand Army Plaza collaborated with Spence Projects in a continuation of their in-house, curated art program, the privately operated Gallery at 1GAP.

Suzy Spence as Curator, mounted three large exhibitions annually in the four-thousand-square-foot gallery, and developed a social space that was organized around art events created especially for the residents. During her tenure this innovative gallery model supported New York City’s emerging and mid career artists, and enabled One Grand Army Plaza residents the experience of living with new works on a rotating basis. Organized through a participatory process with her clients, exhibitions included paintings, sculptures, video, and photography hung with attention to the building’s architecture and use of the common area.

Ms. Spence scheduled lectures, openings, and monthly receptions — most notably with neighboring Brooklyn Library — The Review Panel after parties, continue to bring a regular audience of art critics and afficianados to the gallery space.

The Review Panel at the Brooklyn Library


The Review Panel

Tuesday December 11, 7-9PM
Dweck Cultural Center, Brooklyn Library followed by Cocktails 9-10PM  Gallery at 1GAP
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Faye Hirsch, Robert C. Morgan and Sharmistha Ray will join moderator David Cohen to discuss:

Harriet Korman: Permeable/Resistant
Thomas Erben Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, Fourth Floor, New York

Phyllida Barlow: tilt
Hauser & Wirth, 548 West 22nd Street, New York

Penelope Umbrico: Monument
BRIC, 647 Fulton Street, enter on Rockwell Place, Brooklyn

Glenn Goldberg: Beach and Quiet (a rest stop)
Studio 10, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn 

The Review Panel is a monthly debate among leading art critics, moderated by David Cohen, Editor and Publisher of Artcritical Magazine. In the eleventh year of its existence The Review Panel left its home at the National Academy in Manhattan, to relocate to a state of the art facility at the Brooklyn Library. Facilitated by Spence Projects, The Gallery at 1GAP became a patron of The Review Panel in the fall of 2015, by hosting monthly, catered cocktail parties after each debate.

Each panel is open to the public and averages 1 hour 45 minutes run time, with a short Q&A from the audience afterwards. Live debates are recorded and archived on Artcritical and on Soundcloud, as free downloads. 

Panelists have included critics Roberta Smith, Robert Storr, Barry Schwabsky, Walter Robinson, Jessica Belle Brown, Eva Diaz, Irving Sandler, Dore Ashton, Katy Siegal, Siri Hustvedt, David Salle, John Yau, Vincent Katz, Anthony Haden-Guest, Blake Gopnik, among others.