In March of 2020 I was about to sign a lease on a space down on the Bowery. I was pretty far along in the process until I realized it was a bad idea to start paying rent on a space while a global pandemic was unfolding. Maybe it was a sign from the universe? Safe Gallery was never meant to last as long as it did. At the onset I had meant to only do one exhibition. I had access to space and didnt want to waste it, so I decided to show the work of a friend who had never shown their work before.