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Four young New York galleries are planning moves this fall.

Fitzroy Gallery shows artists including Colby Bird, Sean Dack and Kianja Strobert. In a phone interview, director Maureen Sarro told A.i.A. that the gallery is relocating to 195 Chrystie St., on the Lower East Side. Fitzroy will more than double its exhibition space, to 4,000 square feet over two floors. A show by Gibb Slife, “Thick as a Brick,” opening Sept. 15, will inaugurate the new venue.

Laurel Gitlen is also moving her eponymous gallery and expects to take up residence in her new space at 122 Norfolk St. in October.

Horton Gallery, currently in Chelsea, announced this month that it will expand to a 2,100-square-foot space at 55-59 Chrystie St. on the Lower East Side. Horton will take over the facility from Canada Gallery, which will move to 333 Broome St., perhaps as early as November.

Alex Zachary Peter Currie, which has been operating at 16 East 77th St. since January 2010, has reported it will move. The gallery has received favorable notices for shows including Ken Okiishi and Jordan Wolfson. No new location has been announced.

Kate Newby at Laurel Gitlen Gallery

New Zealand artist Kate Newby’s handmade ceramic skipping stones were a standout last summer at Tracy Williams’ summer group show; a year later, she’s enjoying her first New York solo show at Laurel Gitlen Gallery. Given the extra space to work with, she’s constructed a bright yellow platform to show off tiny handmade sculptures that suggest precious finds along a beach juxtaposed with unexplained spills. (On the Lower East Side through July 31st.)

Kate Newby, installation view of ‘I memorized it I loved it so much,’ wood, wax, concrete, mulberries, paint, 2015.