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Paul Kasmin Gallery Brings on Denis Gardarin as Senior Director, Adds Mathieu Mercier and Naama Tsabar to Its Roster

A Mathieu Mercier diamond painting. COURTESY PAUL KASMIN GALLERY AND THE ARTIST

A Mathieu Mercier diamond painting.

COURTESY PAUL KASMIN GALLERY AND THE ARTIST

New York’s Paul Kasmin Gallery announced today that Denis Gardarin will now be its senior director. Prior to his new position, Gardarin directed an eponymous Lower East Side that was founded in 2014 and hosted solo shows through the end of 2015. Gardarin also briefly ran Tierney Gardarin Gallery in Chelsea with Cristin Tierney, who currently directs her own space.

Mathieu Mercier and Naama Tsabar both showed work with Denis Gardarin Gallery, and Gardarin has now brought them to Paul Kasmin Gallery. Mercier, who won the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2003, mines the boundary between art and design, and is best known in New York for his diamond paintings, which were shown in Moynihan Station last year. Tsabar’s work deals with the way sound creates space, typically through installations that look like minimalist sculptures.

In a release, Kasmin also noted that Nick Olney will now be its managing director. Olney was previously senior sales director at the gallery.

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