Denny Gallery is pleased to present Sheida Soleimani’s Birds of Passage from September 5 to October 7, 2023. In the newest installation of her series Ghostwriter, which opened at Providence College Galleries and Edel Assanti in London in 2022–23, and is currently on view at MFA Boston, Soleimani “ghostwrites” her parents’ lives: as pro-democratic dissidents targeted by the totalitarian regime in Iran after ’79; and as stateless refugees forced to seek asylum across Europe and in pre- and post-9/11 America. In these photographic assemblages, Soleimani creates palimpsests of memories as a way to reckon with the narratives that she herself has constructed throughout her life from her parents’ stories, drawings, notes, and artifacts of the seismic events that continue to shape their lives.
The First Ten Years – opening July 6 and running through August 18 – celebrates the gallery’s first decade. Denny Gallery first opened its doors in January 2013 at a space on Broome Street, in the Lower East Side, New York City. In 2019 the gallery was one of the early adopters moving to Tribeca and concurrently opened a space in Hong Kong, building an enduring reputation across the United States and in Asia with a global roster of artists. To mark this first decade, the gallery will present a group exhibition of our represented artists that remembers outstanding exhibitions from each of our first ten years while simultaneously looking to the gallery’s future.
This exhibition, Sugar Daddy: Dear Danielle, opening May 19 and running through June 24 at Denny Gallery, New York, is a culmination of the artist’s years of research into the life and interwoven stories of the wealthy socialite Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, her husband the sugar magnate Adolph Spreckels and their relationship which formed around the Spreckels Mansion now owned by prolific romance novelist Danielle Steel. Opening May 19th.