Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles celebrates five exhibitions. See a review of this show by one of our staff writers on the Exhibition Reviews Page.
“Complete Cubes” is Hauser & Wirth’s first exhibition devoted to Larry Bell in his hometown of Los Angeles. It is also the first show to present glass cubes in every size that the acclaimed California Minimalist produced over the course of a career spanning nearly sixty years.
Untitled Larry Bell 1985 vacuum coated glass with chrome plated metal framing 26×26×26 CM/10 1/4×10 1/4×10 1/4 in; Larry Bell; courtesy of the artist and Hauserand Wirth; Photographer Genevieve Hanson
With over 20 works ranging in size from 2 inches to 40 inches and spanning the early 1960s to today, this exhibition celebrates Bell’s mastery of light, reflection, and volume through a groundbreaking approach to glass. Hauser & Wirth’s presentation will also feature new large-scale glass cubes created for the exhibition.
Bell is one of the most influential artists to emerge from the LA art scene of the 1960s, a decade during which he worked alongside Light and Space artists Robert Irwin and John McCracken, and in tandem with New York Minimalists Donald Judd and Frank Stella.
This will be Mary Heilmann’s first Los Angeles solo exhibition in over twenty years. The exhibition is a comprehensive survey of paintings, ceramics, and furniture.
Considered one of America’s preeminent artists, Heilmann deploys the analytical geometries of Minimalism with the spontaneous freehanded spirit of the Beat Generation and the influences of American pop culture, yielding a wholly original and pioneering oeuvre.
Photographer Sir Don McCullin, CBE, Hon FRPS, will also be celebrated. His indelible images of war from around the world and of social strife in his home country generate constant international acclaim.
A prelude to McCullin’s 2019 retrospective at Tate Britain — the museum’s first ever survey for a living photographer — the LA exhibition comprises more than 30 works.
The Great Elephant Festival at the River Gandak near Patna, India 1987 Don McCullin; Printed 2015; platinum print; image 36.3 x 54 cm / sheet 56.5 x 76.5 cm; Don McCullin; courtesy of the artist and Hauser and Wirth; photographer Dominic Brown
“Portable Art Project in Los Angeles” also opens tonight. The exhibition of wearable objects is organized by Celia Forner.
Paul McCarthy (b. 1945); Butt Plug Necklace; Left: 2014, Rose gold plated, 18 kt yellow gold; Middle: 2013, 18 kt, yellow gold; Right: 2011, Silver; Each Pendant 13.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm / 5 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. Each Chain L: 45 cm / 17 3/4 in; Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth; Photo: Gorka Postigo; Modelled by: Rossy de Palma
The initiative began with an invitation to Louise Bourgeois, who in 2008 conceived different spiral-like precious metal cuffs. In the years since Bourgeois designed these first contributions, the Portable Art Project has evolved to include John Baldessari, Phyllida Barlow, Stefan Brüggemann, Subodh Gupta, Mary Heilmann, Andy Hope 1930, Cristina Iglesias, Matthew Day Jackson, Bharti Kher, Nate Lowman, Paul McCarthy, Caro Niederer, Michele Oka Doner, and Pipilotti Rist.
And the fifth exhibition…Jack Whitten’s “Self Portrait With Satellites” is a commemorative survey celebrating Jack Whitten’s (1939 – 2018) innovative transfiguration of paint and his profound ability to materialize philosophical, scientific, and mathematical concepts through abstraction.
Enriching our understanding of the works in this exhibition, Hauser & Wirth Publishers will present a new release – ‘Jack Whitten. Notes from the Woodshed’ – which collects Whitten’s studio writings and other texts from the artist’s six-decade career. Edited by Katy Siegel, this publication presents Whitten’s relentless artistic experimentation in the studio, exploring the way his practice intertwined with his daily life.
The free public opening will include music in the courtyard, as well as cash bars with food and drinks by the gallery’s onsite restaurant, Manuela.
Where: Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013
Phone: +1 213 943 1620