David Kordansky Gallery presents new exhibitions – “Sam Gilliam: White and Black Paintings, 1975–1977,” and In the Heart of the Sun, featuring new work by Jennifer Guidi. An opening reception was held on Friday, November 4, 2022, but there is still time to see the exhibitions, as both shows will run through mid-December. 

Sam Gilliam (1933–2022) is one of the great innovators in postwar American painting. Each stage of his six-decade career was characterized by a quest for reinvention, formal and material experimentation, and a desire to renew his audience’s—and his own—understanding of what painting could become. White and Black Paintings, 1975–1977 brings together important works from a period when Gilliam experimented with color, texture, scale, and materiality in wholly new ways. The exhibition will remain on view through December 17, 2022.

Jennifer Guidi brings meditative vision, methodical practice, and a nuanced perceptual understanding of light, color, and landscape to works that are as immersive as they are finely detailed. Radiating networks of small marks, saturated hues, and tactile surfaces—generated through Guidi’s use of sand—have become characteristic components of a vocabulary in which an expansive sense of scale exists in large and small works alike. Formation features a group of painted bronze sculptures installed in a Zen rock-garden-like setting; new Universe Mandala and Sand Mandala paintings and focused works on paper in which experiments with color and pattern reveal an endlessly shifting array of moods and inner vistas. Throughout the exhibition, Guidi shows how each individual mark, gesture, composition, and artwork—indeed, each observable phenomenon in the natural world—is part of an encompassing totality that is always in the process of creating itself anew. The show runs through December 22, 2022.

On view thru mid-December – see above dates

What: New Exhibitions, Sam Gilliam, Jennifer Guidi 
Where: David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019
Website: https://www.davidkordanskygallery.com