A five-alarm fire that broke out in a warehouse behind the 4000 block of Commerce Street in Dallas on December 15 has displaced a number of residential and commercial tenants of an unconnected (yet smoke-and-water damaged) building owned by the Gibson Company. Cohn Drennan Contemporary has been in 4118 Commerce since last spring (having relocated from the Design District), but recently announced that the water damage sustained by the space during the firefighters’ work means the gallery needs to close for repairs.
The gallery, on the street-facing ground floor in the Expo Park neighborhood, is a member gallery of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. In a statement to the press, the gallery writes “…the gallery sustained water damage to the ceiling, walls, loft and bathroom. We are in the process of moving out of the gallery so property management can begin repairs. There is no timeline of when this will be completed, so we may also consider relocating the gallery. All options need to be considered.” The gallery also expresses its gratitude for the firefighters, the emergency workers, and Gibson Company’s diligence in the matter.