Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents two new exhibitions featuring the art of David Hammons and Guillermo Kuitca.
This will be the first Los Angeles exhibition for contemporary artist David Hammons in forty-five years. Known for his sculptures made of found objects, bits of rock, chicken bones, he has kept a private profile. In 1986 he remarked in an interview (Ubu.com), “The art audience is the worst audience in the world. It’s overly educated, it’s conservative, it’s out to criticize not to understand, and it never has any fun. Why should I spend my time playing to that audience?” Los Angeles audiences welcome his return.
This is the gallery’s first Los Angeles exhibition with acclaimed Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca. Evoking the complex geometries and layered information of architectural plans and cartographic maps, Kuitca’s theatrical paintings explore themes of dislocation.
Presented in the South Gallery, this exhibition will debut two new series rendered with the artist’s distinctive melding of abstraction and figuration: ‘The Family Idiot’ draws from Jean-Paul Sartre’s three-volume study of Gustave Flaubert, while the 18-part wall piece ‘Missing Pages’ evokes the physical process of book printing, specifically the unexpected combinations of images that ensue during pagination.
The exhibition will also include new Theater pieces that build upon Kuitca’s long-standing involvement with the dramatic arts through an idiosyncratic integration of architectural features in two-dimensional space.
On view: May 18 – August 10, 2019
Where Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd Street, LA, 90013