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Sam Gilliam, 10/27/69, 1969. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

Mary Boone’s Former Galleries Find New Tenants, Sam Gilliam Now Represented by Pace, and More

Yares Art, Dennis Yares’s gallery, which specializes in Color Field painting, is moving into Mary Boone’s former space at 745 Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. According to Artnews, Yares opened a gallery across the hall from Boone’s in 2016. Following its expansion into the new space, Yares’s gallery will be eight thousand square feet. Boone, who is currently serving a thirty-month sentence in federal prison for tax evasion, had leased the space since 2000.

Gagosian is also taking over a space formerly occupied by Boone. She used to share 7,900 square feet in a building adjacent to Gagosian’s 555 East Twenty-Fourth Street location with Pace, which is consolidating and preparing to open its new eight-story headquarters in the fall. According to Bloomberg, a representative of Gagosian declined to comment, but Kyle Kirkpatrick, a spokesman for Weinberg Properties, the gallery’s new landlord, confirmed that Gagosian has signed a long-term lease agreement.

Paula Cooper Gallery has appointed Suzanne Egeran as a director and Cara Zhuang as its new representative in Asia. Egeran is the founder of Egeran Art Advisory and has held various sales positions at galleries such as White Cube, London; Lehmann Maupin, New York; and Max Hetzler, Berlin. She has also worked in development at the New Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is the founder of Egeran Galeri, a contemporary arts space in Istanbul, which she ran from 2011 to 2013. Zhuang will be based in Shanghai, where she cofounded the Twins Art Gallery with her sister Celine. Previously, she served as a senior project manager of Glasstress, a contemporary glass-works exhibition that coincides with the Venice Biennale.

Sam Gilliam has joined Pace Gallery. The announcement marks the first time the artist will be represented by a New York gallery in his more than six-decade career. “Sam Gilliam has been a radical and influential artist since his works first appeared on the scene in the mid-sixties,” said Pace founder Arne Glimcher. “Inventing the path by which the canvas was freed of its support, he transformed the possibilities of picture making internationally.”

Stephen Friedman Gallery now represents Jonathan Baldock. Known for his sculptures, installations, and performances, which often incorporate myth, folklore, and “outsider” narratives and engage with concepts such as trauma, morality, and spirituality, Baldock will stage his first exhibition with the gallery in September. A solo show of the artist’s ceramic works will also open at the Tramway in Glasgow on August 31.

Hales Gallery, which has locations in New York and London, has announced its representation of the artist, activist, and curator Sunil Gupta. Born in New Delhi, Gupta is a Canadian citizen who is based in the UK. He studied photography at the New School in New York and the Royal College of Art in London. Gupta’s work, which focuses on race, migration, and queer issues, can be found in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Britain in London, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

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