More Room for Drawing Room

The Drawing Room Gallery
The Drawing Room Gallery has emerged front and center from its former jewel-box space behind Newtown Lane for temporary digs just up the road at 66 Newtown. Morgan McGivern

    The Drawing Room gallery, which was opened by Emily Goldtein and Victoria Munroe in an allée off the north side of Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village in 2004, has moved to a temporary spot farther west on the same street, next to Mecox Gardens and across from Waldbaum’s.
    “We outgrew the space two or three years ago,” said Ms. Munroe recently. Between that and knowing a year ago that they would have to leave their nook, they had been looking around and feel lucky to have found the space at 66 Newtown Lane.
    “We wanted to be able to have more art storage on site and to be able to show larger works. We love sculpture and painting, but haven’t been able to have it in the gallery as much as we want to.”
    They also need a more private back room to talk to clients, and more desk space.
    “We loved the first space and felt happy to be there; it had lovely natural light . . . it was a good time to move.”
    Ms. Goldstein and Ms. Munroe have shown postwar and contemporary painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and installations, as well as drawings from the gallery’s inventory of 18th and 19th-century European works on paper in the fields of Beaux Arts architecture, garden design, engineering, natural history, and the decorative arts.
    “We have lots of studio visits planned and now we have the time to look for new work and plan some ideas for shows, to do research,” said Ms. Munroe. They plan to be in their temporary quarters until early spring, when they hope to move into a permanent gallery designed by Fred Stelle.
    Ms. Munroe was enthusiastic about the show on view now in the temporary space. “The fact that everyone is from out here who’s in this show is so wonderful. There are so many painters, sculptors, and photographers who all have studios out here or live out here. It’s incredible that they’re all here.”
    The Autumn salon has paintings, sculpture, drawings, photographs, ceramics, and jewelry in it and will be up through Dec. 31. It includes works by Jennifer Bartlett, Caio Fonseca, Robert Harms, John Iversen, Robert Jakob, Mel Kendrick, Diane Mayo, Dorothea Rockburne, Drew Shiflett, and Jane Wilson, as well as sculptures by Costantino Nivola.
    Fall and winter hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment Sunday through Wednesday. The gallery will be closed Thanksgiving and on Dec. 24 and 25.