For Frieze's Online Viewing Room Los Angeles Edition, Hauser & Wirth will bring together a select group of contemporary and historic works by leading Los Angeles based artists and artist estates from the gallery's program. The presentation will feature new and never before seen works by Charles Gaines, Larry Bell, Paul McCarthy and Richard Jackson, alongside significant pieces by late artists Mike Kelley and Jason Rhoades, among others.
Hauser & Wirth celebrated it's 5-year anniversary in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District in March 2021 and reached the milestone of welcoming over 600,000 visitors since opening. In honour of our commitment to this vibrant city and in honour of Los Angeles' re-emergence this summer, Hauser & Wirth's presentation will spotlight artists who live and work in this city of experimentation and innovation by placing significant paintings, sculpture, and installations both within the gallery's online booth and in the physical space as part of In Focus: LA Artists open through 22 August.
Highlights of the online fair presentation include a major Mike Kelley work,Party Girl (1998), which, like much of the artist's oeuvre conflates the so-called highs and lows in American culture; a six-part pigment and oil on paperwork by Gary Simmons; and a new deconstructed glass cube sculpture by Larry Bell. Working from his Venice, California studio, Bell uses commercial industrial processes to create high vacuum coated glass sculptures that surpass the bounds of the medium, expanding fields of perception. Other works on view include irreverent sculptures from the '90s by Jason Rhoades, a visually opulent video work by Diana Thater, and a recent Numbers and Trees gridwork by Charles Gaines.
Hauser & Wirth's fair presentation sheds light on how Los Angeles has nurtured its artistic community, by exhibiting artists that have worked together as teachers and students, mentors and mentees. Such artists include Paul McCarthy and Richard Jackson who taught Jason Rhoades at UCLA; Charles Gaines, among CalArts' most influential educators for over 30 years, taught Mark Bradford and Gary Simmons, who was also mentored by Mike Kelley at CalArts in the 1990s. While at ArtCenter, Kelley also was a teacher for Diana Thater, who has in turn taught legions of up-and-coming artists at the revered Pasadena-based school. The presentation highlights the gallery and its artists' lasting contributions to this important city by celebrating Los Angeles' new and emerging artists and ways of thinking, and its dynamic arts educational system.
The gallery also will expand its Los Angeles presence with a second location opening fall 2022 in West Hollywood. The new venue will occupy the site of a vintage automobile sales showroom at 8980 Santa Monica Boulevard and will complement the Arts District venue.
Gallery Weekend Los Angeles: Eastside Saturday, 31 July 2021
In honour of the inaugural Gallery Weekend Los Angeles, visit our Downtown Los Angeles Arts District gallery on Saturday 31 July for special one-day-only offerings to celebrate the reemergence of in-person exhibitions in Los Angeles. Hauser & Wirth Publishers will host a pop-up, offering an exclusive pre-release available only in LA of the new Phyllida Barlow monograph—Phyllida Barlow: Collected Lectures, Writings, and Interviews. Visitors are encouraged to browse the new book and marvel at Barlow's new monumental sculpture within the gallery's courtyard. Manuela, the gallery's onsite restaurant, will feature outdoor cash bars of specialty food and drink, and a DJ will spin tunes throughout the day.
Learn more about Gallery Weekend Los Angeles and the participating Los Angeles galleries by visiting Gallery Association Los Angeles' website here.
Free to attend, no booking necessary