40000 director Britton Bertran posted an announcement recently that the gallery was to find a new space after the current location was sold to a new owner and a restaurant was to replace it. The bulletin promises that the programming will not skip a beat. Now the site reports that 40000 is officially moving to the West Loop. Just moments ago the announcement appeared on the 40000 website that its new home will be in the famed 119 north Peoria which holds Wendy Cooper, Bucket Rider, Three Walls and Bodybuilder and Sportsman.
Tony Wight of Bodybuilder has also just posted an announcement that after its concurrent solo shows close, the gallery will move to appointment only. Bodybuilder is building out a new space on the second floor of 119 which is adjacent to its current place. The new exhibition gallery will open in September. Rumors about these two developments have been circulating recently. Now that they have both been confirmed in official announcements, the logical step is to put two and two together. And to speculate that 40000s new 119 locale is the soon-to-be old Bodybuilder space. Visit their websites for the full press releases.
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