by Andrew Russeth

Jonathan Gardner, whose lush, richly colored, cartoon-inflected paintings abound with beautiful ladies (who are quite often topless), elegant patterns, and art-historical references, is now represented by Casey Kaplan in New York.

A representative for the gallery, which is based in Manhattan’s Flower District, said that Kaplan first came across the work in 2014 and that they will host a solo show by Gardner in September 2016.

Gardner has had one-person outings at Mary Mary in Glasgow, in 2014, and Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago, in 2011 and 2013, and was one in a two-person exhibition with Vanessa Maltese at Nicelle Beauchene in New York earlier this year.

In June, Mary Mary brought a selection of the New York–based artist to the Liste art fair in Basel, where they received quite a bit of attention. Looking forward to this upcoming show!