Barbara Gladstone

American gallerist with spaces in New York and Brussels

At the tail end of last year, and extending her square meterage beyond the two Chelsea galleries and the space in Brussels, Gladstone inaugurated ‘Gladstone 64’, a smaller townhouse-style space, with an exhibition of graphite drawings and polychromatic works by Pierre Klossowski. Shows by Marisa Merz, Philippe Parreno, Alighiero Boetti and Carroll Dunham followed. In the spring Gladstone showed work by Anish Kapoor across the Chelsea spaces. One was dominated by a gallery-filling prehistoric-looking archway, complemented a few blocks down by a series of the artist’s red wax paintings. The ancient past was obviously in the air: Ugo Rondinone titled his April exhibition of 47 cast-bronze fish in Brussels primordial. Which made Gladstone’s September trip down memory lane – when Matthew Barney recreated his first exhibition with the gallery, from 1991 – seem positively of-the-moment.