White Columns is New York’s oldest alternative art space. It was founded in 1970 by Jeffrey Lew and Gordon Matta-Clark as an experimental platform for artists. Originally located in SoHo (and known as the 112 Workshop/112 Greene Street), the organization was renamed White Columns when it moved to Spring Street in 1979. In 1991 White Columns moved to Christopher Street in the West Village, and in 1998 the gallery relocated to its present address on the border of the West Village and Meat Packing District. White Columns presents an ongoing program of exhibitions, projects, talks, screenings, and events. It is a non profit gallery presenting new exhibitions approximately every six weeks. The aim is to represent the best work being done today by emerging artists and under-supported artists. Unlike most other galleries, unsolicited submissions are accepted and reviewed, and the organisation also makes studio visits to hundreds of artists each year and publishing both artists books and limited editions. The exhibition program consists of extensive main-gallery shows, which include thematic group shows and commissioned installations, and the White Room Program, a series of introductory solo shows by emerging artists who have no gallery representation in New York. Over the past thirty-seven years hundreds of artists have benefited from early exposure and support at White Columns.