Opening it’s doors with an exhibition of works by California icon James Turrell last October, Kayne Griffin Corcoran has quickly become one of Los Angeles’ beacons in the eyes of the art world. Following up in 2012 with an exhibition of works by veteran sculptors Ken Price and Larry Bell , the gallery cemented itself as one of the world’s foremost proponents of California Minimalism.
KGC’s latest projects have included a collaboration with Sotheby’s S|2 show titled Southern California Minimalism and a new exhibition of works by Michel Auder and Giulia Piscitelli – to be followed by new paintings from Deanna Thompson and various works by H.C. Westermann opening May 19th.
Having just been featured in LA Weekly, Michael Auder’s work confronts the notion of documentation in the form of ten films and a series of photographs that represent both factual and augmented scenes tracked from his daily life beginning in the late ‘60s going onwards. Auder’s work is complimented by Giulia Piscitelli’s first US solo show in which the artist explores themes of loss, renewal, and transformation. Using found objects from books to textiles and old clothes, Piscitelli creates absurd situations through re-contextualization and irrational juxtaposition. For example, the artist takes a worn, comforting wool blanket, covers it in latex and suspends it like a punching bag. Both exhibitions will be on view at Kayne Griffin Corcoran until May 12.
From Italian conceptualists to the California Minimalists, Kayne Griffin Corcoran has already earned its stripes. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for the rest of 2012 and beyond!