Ibid Gallery (London & Los Angeles) will open a new gallery in Downtown Los Angeles on September 25, 2016 at 670 S Anderson Street. To inaugurate the new space—13,000 square feet (1,200 sq. m.) of connected warehouses converted into three exhibition galleries—Ibid Gallery will present two solo presentations from Devin Farrand and David Adamo, in addition to a group exhibition curated by Paolo Colombo.
The largest exhibition space, Gallery One, will be inaugurated with a group show, Sleep, curated by Paolo Colombo. The title of this show touches on a mood, rather than on an abstract concept of sleep: the presentation includes a number of works that illustrate the dimension of dreaming, of surrender, and of submission to states of trance and slumber. A rare group of modern and contemporary artists will be exhibited together to include key works by Ed Ruscha, Rosemarie Trockel, Robert Gober, Jorge Macchi, Paul Thek, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and Jānis Avotiņš. Sleep is the first of a series of exhibitions hosted by guest curators that Ibid Gallery will present in its space.
Ed Ruscha, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Industrial Strength Sleep, 2007; Merino wool, cotton, and Trevira CS tapestry, 109 1⁄2 x 276 in. Edition of 4; Photo credit: Will Brown; Courtesy of The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Gallery Two, dedicated to works of significant provenance, will feature a re-staging of David Adamo’s installation Untitled (Music for Strings), 2010, exhibited for the first time since its debut at the 2010 Whitney Biennial. Part of an untitled ongoing series, this installation is comprised of conventionally masculine tools and utilitarian implements. An ax, arrow, knife, and a pair of scissors—lodged into the wall as if forcibly thrown in an act of violence—loom amongst canes hacked and whittled into fragile, useless spindles. Such emasculated objects are paired with a deconstructed violin case and reconfigured wire hangers to create a spare, repetitive arrangement that speaks to both the aggression and simplicity of the objects. To offset the repetition, Adamo carefully adds pools of wood shavings around the objects as a nod to his aesthetic process.
Gallery Three focuses on emerging artists either based in Los Angeles or showing for the first time in the city. Here, the Los Angeles-based artist Devin Farrand will present a new body of work for his first Los Angeles solo show. Farrand’s sculptures are drawn from his cross-generational family tradition of building small airplanes, boats, cars and furniture. Using his connection to labor, industrial materials, and manufacturing processes, he abstracts and transforms shop equipment into streamlined minimal objects.
Founded by Magnus Edensvard in 2004, Ibid Gallery, London expanded to Los Angeles with a yearlong project space in September 2014. Joined by partner Gina Edensvard, the new downtown location was designed by Kulapat Yantrasast and his team at internationally renowned firm wHY. Ibid Gallery in Los Angeles marks the beginning of Ibid’s permanent and expanded gallery footprint in the city. In addition to these three internal galleries, Ibid Gallery has a separate 3,375 sq. ft. (350 sq. m.) annex to host international galleries, agencies, and curators seeking an exhibition space in Los Angeles. United Talent Agency’s (UTA) Fine Art Division will occupy the space for the first year.
The gallery is located at 670 S Anderson Steet in Downtown Los Angeles. The gallery is open by appointment; (323) 395 8914; http://ibidgallery.com/