Carolyn Ramo, a former partner at Chelsea gallery Taxter & Spengemann, which closed at the end of last year, has landed at the nonprofit Artadia, where she will serve as executive director. Before joining T&S, Ms. Ramo had been a production director at David Zwirner, a director at Nicole Klagsbrun.
“I think there are a lot of different art worlds,” an elated Ms. Ramo told Gallerist by phone yesterday evening from the organization’s Dumbo offices. “The one that I know from working at David Zwirner and Taxter and Spengemann is quite small, and what’s wonderful about Artadia is that it expands that. I’ll be bridging the gap between the two.”
Matt Johnson, who formerly showed at Taxter & Spengemann, which closed at the end of last year, is now represented by Chelsea’s 303 Gallery.The artist announced the news this afternoon on his Facebook page.
Yesterday news broke that Pascal Spengemann, whose Taxter & Spengemann gallery closed this fall, will be the new director at Marlborough Chelsea. Reached for comment today, Mr. Spengemann said he’s eager to start, and busy meeting artists.
The hiring is new enough that Mr. Spengemann said his plans for the gallery are still in the air, but had kind words for the space’s 24-year-old owner Max Levai.
Chelsea gallery Taxter & Spengemann announced today that it will close its doors at the end of 2011. “Thank you for your support, enthusiasm, and interest in all we have done the past nine years,” directors Kelly Taxter, Pascal Spengemann, and Carolyn Ramo wrote in an e-mail to the gallery’s mailing list.
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Out in Los Angeles last weekend, we opened the door to the Overduin & Kite gallery in Hollywood, looking for Frank Benson’s new exhibition, and found the pristine white space nearly empty.