L.A. Louver hosts a virtual conversation and exhibition on Thursday, June 18, 2pm (PT) / 5pm (ET), with Tom Wudl and Elissa Auther, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY.

The pair will discuss Wudl’s current solo show “The Flowerbank World,” which features an ongoing series of painstakingly detailed paintings, drawings and prints made in response to the evocative and profound literary descriptions in the Avatamsaka Sutra (Flower Ornament Scripture), a revered Buddhist teaching considered to be one of earliest discourses by the Buddha.

Following the conversation, the artist will tour attendees through his exhibition, and will be available to answer questions during the live Q&A. “Tom Wudl: The Flowerbank World” opened at L.A. Louver in Venice just two days before the state order to shelter at home due to Covid. Good News! The gallery is currently open by appointment thru June 19, 2020. See the note from the gallery below.

Tom Wudl; courtesy of the artist, and LA Louver

During the quarantine, I interviewed Founding Director Peter Goulds over the phone. Read my article about how the gallery handled the closure HERE. We also featured a Q and A featuring a global look at the art world on our sister site EatTravelGo.comCLICK HERE or got to the Stories Section, you’ll find it on the Arts Page, under the Art Talk drop-down.

Note from the gallery: To make an appointment, please email appointment@lalouver.com, or call us at 310-822-4955. Same-day requests are possible. Please provide your full name, telephone number, and your preferred day and time to visit the gallery. We will respond promptly to your request.

A fully illustrated catalogue with an introduction by Kimberly Davis and an essay by Tom Wudl, has been published to accompany the exhibition.

On view: thru June 19, 2020;

Where: L.A. Louver, 45 N Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: Thursday, June 18,  2020; 2pm (PT) / 5pm (ET)
Phone: 310-822-4955
Website: http://www.lalouver.com/