Sean Kelly is delighted to announce the opening of a major new gallery in Los Angeles in Spring 2022. Located in Hollywood at 1357 N Highland Avenue, the 10,000 square foot space will be led by Thomas Kelly, a Partner and Director of the New York gallery, who will move to Los Angeles with his family. The inaugural exhibition will feature a solo presentation of new works by Idris Khan.
Thomas Kelly states, “We couldn’t be more delighted to open in Los Angeles. The opportunity to show our roster of internationally respected artists in the city is very exciting. We look forward to forging new relationships with artists based in and around LA and to furthering our already strong relationships with curators, collectors, and institutions on the West coast.”
Sean Kelly, Los Angeles will be designed by architect Toshiko Mori, professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and founder of the eponymous, Toshiko Mori Architect, in collaboration with Hye-Young Chung Architecture, LA. For three decades Mori has worked closely with Sean Kelly on several high-profile projects, including the award-winning design of its New York gallery located in Hudson Yards. “I am delighted to continue our collaboration with Sean Kelly Gallery on their new location in Hollywood,” states Mori. “The design will complement the gallery’s superbly curated exhibitions by offering varied spatial experiences, combining atmosphere and light with the rich context of Los Angeles.”
“This new venture builds upon the gallery’s thirty-year history. We are committed to expanding opportunities for the artists we represent and continuing the gallery’s legacy generationally. We look forward to working with LA’s rich artistic community of artists and becoming even more active contributors to the cultural life of the city,” notes Sean Kelly.