The ever-burgeoning art scene in Los Angeles is a constant source of inspiration. Read below to get a recap of LSS Art Advisory’s March trip to the opening of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Mark Bradford’s studio, and Spürth Magers.
Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
Located in a restored flour mill in Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s stunning new gallery opened March 13th 2016. LSS Art Advisory attended a private pre-opening tour of the gallery’s inaugural exhibition ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women: 1947-2016’ led by co-curator Jenni Sorkin. The expansive show displays how women sculptors have altered the course of art through the use of unconventional materials, new forms or processes, and working within confined studio spaces. Throughout the show, there are themes of repetition, sewing/weaving, connection, and minimalism. The exhibition is displayed chronologically, showcasing 34 notable sculptors-from the post-war era to contemporary times. Hauser Wirth’s exhibition, which is also co-curated by Paul Schimmel (former curator at the MOCA), is a representation of what commercial galleries can provide for the community: a well curated, museum-quality experience that offers previously unexplored insights and connections in the arts. ‘Revolution in the Making’ is open until September 4th, 2016.
Mark Bradford Studio Visit
Mark Bradford provided LSS Advisory with an exclusive studio visit and artist talk at his LA based work space. Bradford is currently working on pieces for two upcoming shows: a single person show at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. as well as a two-person entitled ‘Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford’ at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.
Sprüth Magers, a gallery based in both London and Berlin, opened its new LA location on February 23rd, 2016 with a John Baldessari exhibition. Baldessari’s new work consists of found photographic images that have been altered with acrylic paint in his iconic style. The new space is located on Museum row, alongside the Page Museum, the Craft & Folk Art Museum, as well as the Architecture and Design Museum.