The sculptor Tony Matelli has joined Marlborough Chelsea following his departure from the gallery now known as Koenig & Clinton this past summer.
“He was looking for a different situation and it was pretty organic,” Marlborough Director Pascal Spengemann said in a phone call. “I’ve known Tony for a long time. He was someone that I’ve put in a couple of group shows over the years at Taxter and Spengemann, and someone I considered a friend outside that professional relationship.”
He went on to praise Mr. Matelli’s enjoyably “pessimistic attitude” and technical facility. His first show will be sometime in fall 2014.