In the 1960s and 70s, light became a primary medium for a loosely-affiliated group of artists working in Los Angeles. Whether by directing the flow of natural light, embedding artificial light within objects or architecture, or by playing with light through the use of transparent, translucent or reflective materials, these artists each made perception itself the subject of their work.
Installation view September 10 – October 30, 2010 As the Cedar Tavern played a role in the formation of abstract expressionism, Max’s Kansas City galvanized a younger generation of artists from when it opened in 1965 to when it closed its doors in 1974. This exhibition will feature the amazing diversity of artists from every major reference point in the New York art world of the period: Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual […]
Craig Kauffman, Untitled, 2009 Acrylic lacquer and glitter on drape-formed acrylic plastic 36 x 40 x 8 inches September 10 – October 9, 2010 Craig Kauffman rose to prominence in the 1960’s through his association with the legendary Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles and later in New York at The Pace Gallery. He was an early innovator and pioneer in the use of plastics and the first to employ vacuum form technology to create sculpture. […]
Installation view January 8 – February 6, 2010 Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 1960-1970 will present to the New York public a long-overdue survey of the particular kind of minimal work that was made in and around Los Angeles, work which differentiated itself in its emphasis on surface, synthetic materials, industrial processes, and perception. Often referred to under the umbrella term “Light and Space,” the artists and artwork included in this exhibition will present a […]
Gavin Turk, The Air of Change, 2008 Jar and air from 1968 October 18, 2008 — January 10, 2009 Participating artists: Larry Bell, Toby Christian, Cedric Christie, Susan Collis, Clem Crosby, Matthew Deleget, Sebastien Delire, Ceal Floyer, Sayshun Jay, Clay Ketter, Mary Lemley-Miller, Simon Liddiment, Werner Reiterer, Perry Roberts, Gerwald Rockenshaub, Rona Smith, John Tremblay & Gavin Turk; Sound performance by Andy Cox, Lance Martin & Dave Ros.
Larry Bell, Cube #9, #10, #11, 2008 Glass Coated Inconel, 12 x 12 x 12 inches April 17 — May 17, 2008