Alsoudani to Gladstone

The artist. (Courtesy Gladstone, photo by Alix Smith)

The artist. (Courtesy Gladstone, photo by Alix Smith)

The Iraqi-born painter Ahmed Alsoudani, whose plan for New York representation has been the subject of speculation since his gallery, the Christie’s-owned Haunch of Venison, closed earlier this year, has joined Barbara Gladstone Gallery.

“I am thrilled to be adding Ahmed Alsoudani to the gallery’s roster of artists,” Ms. Gladstone said in an email. “Ahmed is an extremely talented artist who brings a distinct style and compelling perspective to his work. I think it is particularly interesting to engage with the difficult subject matter that Ahmed explores, and I am looking forward to exhibiting his work in our space.”

Mr. Alsoudani currently has a solo show at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine and in 2011 was one of six artists that represented Iraq in the Venice Biannale. His first show with Gladstone has not yet been scheduled, though the gallery will be bringing his work to the FIAC art fair in Paris this October. On Sept. 20, he opens a show in Berlin at Veneklasen/Werner.