East London waves goodbye to Limoncello gallery
The quirky, fresh little gallery in East London, Limoncello, has closed definitively. Having spoken to a former employee, Happening can report that the gallery internally announced its closure a month ago.
Gallery founder, artist Rebecca May Marston, told website a-n News “I don’t have very interesting information; it closed for obvious reasons, mainly that the numbers didn’t add up – it was a non-funded non-profit masquerading as a business.” The closure has been bemoaned by many as a sign of the inviability of the art market, especially in the middle market and emerging sectors.
Regularly exhibiting at art fairs including Frieze, the gallery became a favorite among emerging artists and big names alike. Representing 14 artists, the gallery’s last show featured the work of Matt Golden in their new Shoreditch space, that they moved to during the most recent edition of Frieze London.
Limoncello were also behind the creation and management of Dream Fair, an exclusively online art fair that ran concurrently to the world’s major art fairs including Art Basel Hong Kong and Frieze New York.