Exhibitions

Exhibitions showcase world-class contemporary art in all media, highlighting artists from (or working in) Los Angeles, with a special emphasis on social commentary.

on view

Al Loving. Untitled, 1982. Mixed media, 60 1/4 x 48 inches.  Courtesy of the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Al Loving. Untitled, 1982. Mixed media, 60 1/4 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Spiral Play

Loving in the '80s

April 22, 2017 - July 29, 2017

Opening: April 22, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3401 W. 43rd Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Al Loving. Untitled, 1982. Mixed media, 60 1/4 x 48 inches.  Courtesy of the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

Al Loving. Untitled, 1982. Mixed media, 60 1/4 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the Estate of Al Loving and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

For forty years, Al Loving experimented with materials and process to expand the definition of modern painting, drawing on everything from experimental jazz to his family’s quilting tradition. In the 1980s, Loving broke free of the flat image, using heavy rag paper to make three-dimensional collages in brilliant colors. The work is radical, beautiful, and deeply human. In the artist’s words, “I chose the spiral as a symbol of life’s continuity. It became an overall wish for everyone.”

upcoming exhibitions

Ruben Ochoa, _Watching, Waiting, Commiserating_, 2010.  Wooden pallets and rebar.  18 x 16 x 80 feet.
Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo by Pablo Mason.

Ruben Ochoa, Watching, Waiting, Commiserating, 2010. Wooden pallets and rebar. 18 x 16 x 80 feet. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo by Pablo Mason.

Ruben Ochoa

September 9, 2017 - January 27, 2018

Opening: , -
3401 W. 43rd Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Ruben Ochoa, _Watching, Waiting, Commiserating_, 2010.  Wooden pallets and rebar.  18 x 16 x 80 feet.
Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo by Pablo Mason.

Ruben Ochoa, Watching, Waiting, Commiserating, 2010. Wooden pallets and rebar. 18 x 16 x 80 feet. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo by Pablo Mason.

Oceanside-born, Los Angeles-based artist Ruben Ochoa’s practice, like that of a land surveyor’s, engages space as both a concept and a collection of material forms that structure human life. For Ochoa, space is the product of specific and intentioned acts rather than a naturalized entity. Using materials that makeup the built environment—concrete, metals, wood—Ochoa creates artworks that reveal how construction techniques shape the spaces people inhabit and in turn directly impact their access and mobility.

While previous exhibitions of Ochoa’s work have focused on his masterful use of materials and his generative contributions to sculpture, seldom have his works been contextualized as articulations of a spatial practice. Ruben Ochoa brings together a focused selection of the artist’s early and more recent artworks that highlight his long-standing interest in space and his interrogations of the processes that bring it to being.

past

Black, White, Gray

November 12, 2016 - January 28, 2017

A Season in He’ll

July 9, 2016 - September 17, 2016

A Shape That Stands Up

March 19, 2016 - June 18, 2016

Rag Man

December 12, 2015 - February 27, 2016

Librettos: Manuel de Falla/Stokely Carmichael

February 28, 2015 - May 30, 2015