80 Langton St. Gallery

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80 Langton Street Gallery (1975-2010, later renamed New Langton Arts) was a not-for-profit arts organization focusing on contemporary art. When artist Jock Reynolds purchased and renovated a former coffin factory at 80 Langton Street, he made the ground floor available for a new organization to support new work. Moving out to next-door at 1246 Folsom Street later.

Part of the first wave of alternative art spaces in the US, New Langton Arts was a leader in exhibiting new media forms in art, and involving artists in the decision making process. Its first directors were Judy Moran and Renny Pritikin who have been a central figures in the San Francisco Bay Area art scene for 30 years. Subsequent directors include Nancy Gonchar, Christiane Robbins, Susan Miller, and Sandra Percival.

New Langton Arts focused on collaborating with artists on the "production and presentation of new work, exhibitions and events, that challenged the boundaries of conventional art practice, while encouraging broad public appreciation and access to the art of our times.[1]

Location

Original location 80 Langton Street, San Francisco Later New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco

Founders

Jock Reynolds, David Robinson

Type of Space

Gallery

Community Served

New media and contemporary artists and collectors

Additional Information and Resources

See Wikipedia - New Langston Arts

Photo at Archives of American Art

About this Article

This article was originally created as part of SOMArts Cultural Center's Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces. To learn how to add or edit content please visit the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism's online History Collection Lab.

Sources

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Langton_Arts. 6-23-15