David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to present “The Japan Drawings,” an exhibition of works on paper by Mary Weatherford, and Adam Pendleton’s “Begin Again.”  “The Japan Drawings” will be featured in the gallery’s newest exhibition space, part of the recent expansion of its Edgewood Place location, the latter will be held in the original Edgewood Place gallery. Timed reservations and virtual visits are available. CLICK HERE to make appointment (must open this page). Both shows will be on view November 7 through December 19, 2020.

image: In the cedar forest, 2019, shellac ink on Gampi Torinoko paper, 22 1/2 x 30 1/8 inches (57.2 x 76.5 cm), framed: 24 3/4 x 32 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches (62.9 x 82.2 x 3.8 cm)

Mary Weatherford’s “The Japan Drawings” brings together four groups of works—all shellac ink drawings on Gampi Torinoko—that Weatherford produced during a 2019 residency at Troedsson Villa in Nikko, Japan. While a selection of these drawings was presented in the gallery’s Online Viewing Room in May 2020, this physical exhibition allows viewers to appreciate the full scope of the project, as well as both the intimacy and materiality of the individual works and their many moods and impressions.

This is Adam Pendleton’s first exhibition at the gallery (Edgewood Place location). “Begin Again” includes nine paintings from the Untitled (WE ARE NOT) series, works on Mylar, and a video portrait, unfolding across three exhibition spaces in the gallery.

Originally constructed from the artist’s signature spray paintings, Pendleton’s series Untitled (WE ARE NOT) are fields from the repeated phrase “WE ARE NOT” rendered in black and white ink. These fields are in a sense polyphonic, thick with many different attempts. Ambiguously an unresolved negative predication and/or a negative assertion of existence, the utterance is semi-systematically multiplied and opened up. The unregulated materiality of the spray paint—with its high-contrast drips and particle effects—creates a sense of continuous variation on the canvas, as well as an uncanny surface that at once flattens out and recedes into depth. The textual fields negotiate between noise and information, where negation gives way to entropy, or becoming.

On view: November 7 – December 19, 2020; RSVP with the gallery; CLICK HERE to make appointment.

What: New Exhibitions
Where: DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019
When: By appointment – November 7 – December 19, 2020
Phone: 323-935-3030
Website: https://www.davidkordanskygallery.com/