In Miracle Mile…stop by artist Martin Basher’s open studio from 11am to 5pm at 144 N. La Brea just south of Beverly Blvd. Refreshments will be provided. Please enter via the back alley. RSVP for the event here. For more information, contact Darius Sabbaghzadeh email@example.com
Hauser Wirth & Schimmel presents “Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016,” the inaugural exhibition at its new complex in the heart of the downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Through nearly 100 works made by 34 artists over the past seventy years, this ambitious undertaking traces ways in which women have changed the course of art by deftly transforming the language of sculpture since the postwar period.
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Works on view reveal their makers inventing radically new forms and processes that privilege solo studio practice, tactility, and the idiosyncrasies of the artist’s own hand. ‘”Revolution in the Making” explores multiple strains of artistic approaches, characterized by abstraction and repetition, that reject the precedent of a monolithic masterwork on a pedestal, employing such tactics as stacking, hanging, and intertwining, to create an intimate reciprocity between artist and viewer. T
On view through 4 September 2016, “Revolution in the Making” is co-curated by Paul Schimmel, former chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and current Partner and Vice President at Hauser & Wirth; and Jenni Sorkin, art historian, critic, and Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
“Revolution in the Making” includes many works on loan from nearly 60 major American museums, private collections, and artists’ estates, as well as new sculptures commissioned for the exhibition. The show will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog published in collaboration with Skira. This book will include original contributions by Jenni Sorkin, as well as Elizabeth A. T. Smith, former chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and current Executive Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation; and Anne M. Wagner, art historian, critic, and Professor Emerita, Modern and Contemporary Art, University of California, Berkeley.
Tracing a Revolution
Feminism changed the course of 20th century art by altering the very notion of what art could be. Hewing to more sensuous materials and the intimate processes of the handmade, women sculptors began to articulate a female sensibility in their work, shifting the dialogue and laying the foundations for a revolution. The late 1940s and 1950s saw women asserting their own content into the formal geometries of post-war abstract sculpture. The collision of Post-Minimalism and feminism in the 1960s and 1970s witnessed women making their boldest breakthroughs and pioneering a ‘no going back’ course for subsequent generations of the 1980s, 1990s, and beyond
On view: March 13 – September 4, 2016
What: Grand Opening & reception
Where: Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, 901 East 3d St., LA 90013
When: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Head to the Miracle Mile area…
FM Fine Art Gallery presents “Intrinsic Realms” featuring the art of Rude Calderon.
Nature shows us that the myriad realms and kingdoms that compose our planet are intrinsic to one another. Mind is intrinsic to the physical world as spirit is intrinsic to the heart, as thought in many ancient world teachings.
Stone and minerals are present throughout the cosmos, our bodies and everything on our planet is composed of these primeval substances, in gaseous and solidified forms. As a medium to explore these concepts of the integral relationship between the varying realms of our existence, stone carries within itself that unifying element.
On view: March 13th – April 4th
What: Opening reception
Where: FM Fine Art Gallery, 834 N. La Brea Ave.
When: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Phone: 323 466-9999
NowSpace, an artist-run collective and vintage marketplace located in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles, is pleased to host acclaimed artist, Rachel Sussman as our first visiting artist-in-residence on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. This artist meet-and-greet is open to the public, free of charge, and will also feature special guest, DJAJ, who will be spinning a curated selection of tracks inspired by Rachel’s project.
See image: Rachel Sussman, Sidewalk Kintsukuroi
As part of her residency, Rachel is working on a new project entitled Sidewalk Kintsukuroi, which expands on the traditional Japanese art of Kintsukuroi (“to repair with gold;” performed on ceramics) taking it, literally, out into the streets. At the heart of the idea of such “golden repair” is that something is made more beautiful for having been broken.
Rachel will be making her first site-specific museum installation of this work at MASS MoCA in April, as part of the exhibition The Space Between, where she will “repair” the cracks in the museum’s courtyard. While visiting Now Space, Rachel is making stand-alone studies, as well as trying out different materials and techniques.
Copies of Rachel’s best selling book, The Oldest Living Things in the World, will also be available for purchase and signing.
Now Space is six miles from downtown Los Angeles & three miles from S. Pasadena
What: Oepning reception
Where: Now Space, 5390 Alhambra Ave. LA, 90032
When: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
One more event taking place tonight – (SEE FLYER DIRECTLY BENEATH) LA in the Aughts – Art Party & Auction Benefitting X-TRA & Project X at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 South La Brea Ave., LA (between Olympic and San Vincente; 5:30 – 9pm; $50 admission. Click HERE to purchase tickets. http://www.kaynegriffincorcoran.com