Our preview of must-see exhibitions continues with a roundup of notable shows worth a visit in Los Angeles!
This exhibition of Peter Wegner’s photographs are from his highly-acclaimed series Buildings Made of Sky. Wegner will also be exhibiting O/N/E/T/H/I/N/G/L/E/A/D/S/T/O/A/N/O/T/H/E/R/, a sequence of 69 photographs installed in a single line encircling one room of the gallery. Wegner is best known for photographing the urban canyons of various cities.
Artist Retna gained art world attention after participating in LA MOCA’s Art in the Streets. Retna’s new paintings – works on paper and site-specific installations pay particular attention to the visual writings of ancient Arab, Persian, Hebrew and Native American cultures. Retna’s works are conceptual, literal and abstract. Retna has been invited into the gallery to transform both the interior and exterior spaces with his complex system of multi-layered lettering in an installation of murals and paintings.
Matt Connors’ open-ended approach to art-making embraces movement, change, and meaning. The artist uses physical methods such as dripping, rubbing and staining. The title of this upcoming exhibition references Connors’ perspective on histories and references, and is supposed to suggest the intersection between art, design, music and performance.
Lucien Smith will present seven of his recent rain paintings surrounded by a material and media based installation. Smith created this series in rural Upstate New York where his experience of seclusion allowed him to connect deeply with his natural environment.