Sean Horton (Presents)New York
Sean Horton opened his first gallery location, Sunday L.E.S., as a project space in an abandoned sneaker shop on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2006. One of the earliest art galleries in the neighborhood, Horton Gallery, under several names, has since operated in the Chelsea, Chinatown, and Rose Hill neighborhoods of New York City, as well as the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin and the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. The gallery has realized more than 160 exhibitions, art fairs, and offsite projects in a variety of interesting spaces and contexts that include an old brewery and the parlorlevel of a residential townhouse.
Horton is known for discovering and launching the careers of emerging artists, and Horton Gallery presented the New York solo debuts of Michael Berryhill, Elijah Burgher, Leidy Churchman, Keltie Ferris, Kate Groobey, and Kirk Hayes. Widely reviewed gallery exhibitions have also included those by Trudy Benson, Peter Gallo, Clare Grill, Michael Jones McKean, Natasza Niedziolka, and Aaron Spangler. In addition, Horton has exhibited outsider artists Gayleen Aiken, David Byrd, Royal Robertson, and Miroslav Tichý, as well as artwork by notable indie musicians Joel Gibb and G.B. Jones.
In Berlin, Horton hosted the European premiere of A.L. Steiner and A.K. Burns‘ film Community Action Center and presented group exhibitions featuring Joanne Greenbaum, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Orion Martin, Ryan McLaughlin, Anne Neukamp, and Daniel Rios Rodriguez.
In Dallas, Horton debuted the work of Leo Gabin, Justin Adian, Katherine Bernhardt, Wallace Whitney and Lucia Hierro, among others.
Horton has been a member of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) since 2008 and has participated in NADA Miami, NADA New York, The Armory Show, Art Brussels, The Independent Brussels and the Untitled Art Fair, among others.