COVID-19 Update whitespace Gallery

COVID-19 Update from whitespace Gallery’s Owner-Director Susan Bridges.


Susan Bridges


After whitespace closed on March 16 in compliance with CDC recommendations, gallery owner Susan Bridges and assistant Emily Sorgenfrei worked from home to maintain an online presence by showcasing artists virtually on social media and adding viewing rooms on the gallery website.

Whitespace reopened June 27 with a new exhibition, Parallel, and a new set of guidelines for visitors. Curated by Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Parallel is on view in all three of the gallery’s spaces. The number of visitors in each space is limited and face masks are required. Hand sanitizer is provided, as well as masks for visitors who do not have one.

“We have an advantage over most other galleries because we have an open-air courtyard with a garden, which makes social distancing easy and pleasant,” says Bridges. “We are booked two years in advance. With COVID-19 forcing us to reschedule more, rather than fewer, exhibitions, we are faced with delaying artists who have worked really hard to prepare for forthcoming shows while, at the same time, knowing everything can change in a minutes notice.”

whitespace fall schedule:

Parallel curated by Teresa Bramlette Reeves

June 27 through September 5

An Imagined History by Whitney Stansell

Fed Up by Kim Truesdale

Methods of Embrace by Rachel K. Garceau

September 12 through October 17

Sandbagging (a field manual for care) by Stephanie Dowda DeMer

Dorothy O’Connor (title TBD)

October 23 through December 5

Amy Pleasant + Friends (title TBD)

December 12, 2020 through January 23, 2021

· Hours: Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

· Masks required