About the Gallery
One of the first contemporary galleries based on the Lower East Side, CANADA opened in 2000, originally occupying a small basement space. The gallery was founded by a small group of artists —Phil Grauer, Sarah Braman, Wallace Whitney, and Suzanne Butler — committed to promoting the work of both emerging and established artists, including Joe Bradley, Matt Connors, Brian Belott, Katherine Bernhardt, Xylor Jane, and Joanna Malinowska. In addition to solo and group shows by gallery artists, CANADA has also hosted a range of unconventional events, exhibitions, and performances. The gallery was set up as a commercial instrument in order to critique and compete with the art marketplace of New York. As an artist-run cooperative, CANADA remains unconventional in its structure and divergent in its programming. CANADA opened its current space, located in a former printing shop on Broome Street, in September 2013.