Tony Matelli to Marlborough Chelsea

Matelli. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)
Matelli (L) and Erik Parker. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan) Patrick McMullan

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. Tony Matelli to Marlborough Chelsea