Nationally recognized Stamford gallery to close in January

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A nationally recognized art gallery in Stamford that once made headlines by addressing the opioid epidemic will soon close its doors.

The Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery moved to the area from Greenwich nine years ago.

Many took notice of the gallery after the owner was arrested for placing a sculpture of a heroin spoon in front of the headquarters of Purdue Pharma.

“Our brand has overgrown the space,” Alvarez says.

He says he wants to display his art in a less traditional way and that his next venture will be something big, possibly international.

The gallery will remain open until Jan. 26.

Alvarez says the infamous heroin spoon sculpture will be offered as a gift to the state of Massachussets in appreciation of it's Attorney General's opioid legislation.

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