Los Angeles Fall Arts Preview

Each year, the fall season is an indication of a return to all things good—new theater performances and fall lineups, the debut of long-awaited art exhibitions, the bustling familiarity of award season as it consumes the streets of Hollywood for months on end. This year is expected to look a bit different, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get your fall arts fix in other ways. Here’s a preview of what to expect this season.

Tierra del Sol Gallery

With innovation and powerful savvy, the new Helen Rae exhibition showcases her iconic couture ads up-close, as she transformed them into emotionally and optically rich works that have garnered the attention of audiences around the world. Now 82, Rae has not slowed down one bit—and her latest exhibition is now open at the Tierra del Sol Gallery in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.tierradelsolgallery.org

Kohn Gallery

A new group exhibition curated by Joshua Friedman brings together 27 artists who investigate ideas about the fluidity of identity by deconstructing the conventions of their mediums. This highly anticipated exhibition offers a glimpse at new art-making modalities and the generation of rising artists confronting it. For more information, visit www.kohngallery.com

Palos Verdes Art Center 

Curator Brent Holmes brings together work by 12 artists who have been engaged with the intersections of BIPOC identity in this new exhibition, Skin in the Game—which presents new work in video, animation, performance, VR, painting, photography and sculpture by contemporary Black artists and allies. The exhibition will launch online at first, but will eventually transition to an in-person exhibit at the Palos Verdes Art Center. For more information, visit www.pvartcenter.com

David Kordansky Gallery

Artist Lesley Vance brings together an exhibition with energetic engagement through architectural space and composition. Vance’s work creates a pocket universe of contemplation and agitation that speaks to the enduring power of abstract painting, which will be on display at the David Kordansky Gallery beginning in September. For more information, visit www.davidkordanskygallery.com.  

Blum and Poe

Garber-Maikovska uses performance-based videos and his labor-intensive painting practices to present this exhibition at Blum and Poe. While proceeding with an emotional verve that speaks to Garber-Maikovska’s personal experience is incorporated to create this “outward-looking backdrop of skepticism toward the dominant power paradigm of a democracy threatened by capitalist corruption.” For more information, visit www.blumandpoe.com

The Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum’s hotly anticipated biennial series has been moving with the times since its first iteration a decade ago—and this “version” is no exception. The exhibition will feature works by 30 Los Angeles–based artists comprising installation, video and film, sculpture, performance, painting and interdisciplinary pollinations. For more information, visit www.hammer.ucla.edu

L.A. Louver

The iconic Los Angeles gallery L.A. Louver will showcase highlights of their own international program with works from stars like David Hockney, Ed and Nancy Kienholz, Alison Saar, Gajin Fujita, and Terry Allen, Eduardo Sarabia, Tacita Dean, Elliot Hundley, Liza Lou, Rina Banerjee, Rebecca Campbell, Gisela Colon, Marcel Duchamp, Jimmie Durham, Kohshin Finley, Carmen Argote, Heather Gwen Martin, Jason Martin, Patrick Martinez, John McCracken, Alice Neel, Analia Saban, Matt Wedel and Gabriella Sanchez. For more information, visit www.lalouver.com

Parker Gallery

The Parker Gallery opens its fall season with solo shows from two artists, Maija Peeples Bright and Troy Chew—both showcasing their unique artistic capabilities through sculpture, creative physicality and accented elements. For more information, visit www.parkergallery.com

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