This summer sees the soft opening of Kasher|Potamkin, a gallery that we predict will fast become an essential player on the New York art and fashion scene. The brainchild of Andi Potamkin, Kasher|Potamkin is a contemporary art gallery and store where fine art works will be shown in a store atmosphere. Furniture, photography, ceramics, sculpture and fashion will be curated alongside unique objects d’art, displaying them as you would place things in your own (dream) home. Andi explained “the energy of the gallery is one that invites people in to come and look around, to discover treasures and become familiar with fine art in a way that the classic gallery setting does not allow”.
Andi has spent the last few years juggling a career as photography curator at Steven Kasher gallery in Chelsea as well as curating her own gallery space at 3 Squares Studio. Having staged sensational shows from celebrated fashion photographers including Miles Aldridge, it’s only fitting that the official opening of Kasher|Potamkin will take place in September during New York Fashion Week.
Home for Andi is an airy art filled apartment on the waterfront of Williamsburg with the kind of killer Manhattan views that take your breath away. When we visited her to talk about the gallery, we asked her to share her favorite neighborhood spots.
Andi Potamkin’s Guide to Williamsburg
1 or 8 – Best sushi restaurant in Williamsburg, very clean and white.
House of Small Wonder – An incredible Japanese brunch spot. I can get some sashimi and avocado and Jordan can get a croque monsieur. Tiny and charming… Truly a house of small wonder.77 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Tel (718) 388-6160
Mogador – Amazing Mediterranean food. They have a great indoor garden in the back.
133 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Tel (718) 486-9222
Post Office – This is an incredible whiskey bar with epic bar food. Max and Alla, the owners, are pretty much the most badass couple in Williamsburg. They make their own beef jerky and it is so good.188 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Tel: (718) 963 2574)
Fette Sau – The BEST barbecue. Not just in Brooklyn, but in the whole world.354 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Tel: (718) 963-3404
Dépanneur – My favorite little grocery store. They have great yogurts and cheese and they make awesome sandwiches.242 Wythe Ave, New York, NY 11211. Tel: (347) 227-8424
Sprout – A super sweet little flower shop. They always have beautiful flowers and I can spend an hour in there putting together one little arrangement44 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Tel: (718) 388-4440
Sweet William – I don’t have kids, but some of my friends do so I shop here for them. This place makes me wish I had kids.324 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Tel: (718) 218-6946
Gutter – This bowling alley has no frills but it is the perfect place to go have some fun with a big group of people. I have some wonderful memories from this place.
200 N 14th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Tel: (718) 387-3585
The East River Ferry – My favorite way to get into the city. When the weather is nice, they open up the top of the ferry and you can sit outside. It is just so pleasant.N 5th St, New York, NY 11211. Tel: (800) 533-3779
Photo Credits: Photographs by Dorenna Newton. Art Direction by Kate Cameron.