gallery nine 5 focuses on an international roster of artists who hail from varied artistic backgrounds and techniques, anticipating a place in contemporary culture. Constantly challenging the process of creating art, the gallery's artists work through a variety of methodologies, including painting, digital, works on paper, mixed media and sculpture. The gallery distinguishes itself through its intimate relationship with emerging artists, supplementing unique exhibitions with public, non-profit, and institutional projects and placements. With a steady eye toward the evolving future of emerging art, the gallery participates in the global and national sphere to support and cultivate art and artists who consistently push the boundaries of aesthetics, conception, and execution.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Sébastien Le Pelletier, who founded gallery nine 5 in 2008, has close to twenty years of art-world experience spanning three continents. Born and raised in Paris, Le Pelletier worked extensively in modern and contemporary art galleries in Europe, Asia and New York from the mid-nineties to 2003. Le Pelletier then worked several years as an independent dealer and consultant, solidifying relationships with artists, collectors, and connoisseurs, which naturally led him to establish his gallery.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face in marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Extract from “Citizenship in a Republic” by Theodore Roosevelt
The Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910