East London art gallery Limoncello has announced that it has closed. The space was set up in 2007 by artist Rebecca May Marston after the end of Associates, a one-year project of 12 solo exhibitions that she founded with her artist husband, Ryan Gander.
Hendry, who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2016, spoke recently to a-n News about what it meant to be represented by the gallery.
She said: “Limoncello saw my degree show and asked me to show with them and be represented by them which was a complete shock and delight to me. They’re a gallery whom I’ve admired for a long time. It feels really nice to be part of that team and it’s really exciting long-term.”
Explaining the closure, May Marston said by email: “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.”
She added that she currently had no specific plans for the future.
An earlier version of this article stated that Limoncello was set up as a non-profit; this was incorrect. It also misspelt Rebecca May Marston’s surname; this has now been corrected.