Vielmetter Los Angeles presents two new exhibitions… Akedah Altar, a solo exhibition of new works by Gregory Michael Hernandez in the Greenhouse Gallery, and “Hannah Van Bart: New Paintings” in Gallery II. The gallery hosted an opening exhibition on May 21, 2022 for both exhibitions, which will run through July 2, 2022. Remember to check with the gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).

Artwork by Gregory Michael Hernandez; courtesy of Vielmetter Gallery

Here is some info from the gallery: “Akedah Altar” by Gregory Michael Hernandez is a suite of artworks intimately connected with the desert as a physical place and a space of cultural inscription—as a place where nature and geology are laid bare, and where systems of power operate in their most naked form. The works draw on the role of the desert in religious traditions, including the sensibilities of the Protestant settlers that traversed the American West in the 19th century, for whom it represented a space of exile and radical exteriority, if not Hell itself. “That merciless old-time religion on which I had been raised,” wrote the historian and critic Reyner Banham, “was crammed with desert imagery.” – Julian Myers-Szupinska

“Hannah Van Bart: New Paintings’ features a group of new works by the Amsterdam-based artist and her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. Comprising of portraits and landscapes, Van Bart’s exhibition is focused on emulating a particular mood or emotional landscape in lieu of representing real people or places. When painting, Van Bart relies on mark-making and her painterly dexterity to create compositions with an aim to portray a particular light and psychological space.

On view: May 21 – July 2, 2022

What: New Exhibitions
Where: Vielmetter Los Angeles, 1700 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021   
Phone: 1 213 623 3280