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Matt Wedel on the cover of this month’s Art Ltd., with an in-depth profile of the artist by contributor Shana Nys Dambrot. Pick up a copy, or click here to read the complete feature online. 
To see Matt Wedel in action, visit our Vimeo page for a short film of the artist wielding impossible clay forms in his Ohio studio.

Matt Wedel on the cover of this month’s Art Ltd., with an in-depth profile of the artist by contributor Shana Nys Dambrot. Pick up a copy, or click here to read the complete feature online. 

To see Matt Wedel in action, visit our Vimeo page for a short film of the artist wielding impossible clay forms in his Ohio studio.

Check out images from last night’s opening for Rina Banerjee “Disgust,” with a 2nd floor group show and the premiere of Ben Jackel’s new Skyroom installation "Grandpa’s Knuckle Dusters, Bronze,” now on our Facebook page.
Fun evening! 
IMAGE: Rina Banerjee by Eric Minh Swenson

Check out images from last night’s opening for Rina Banerjee “Disgust,” with a 2nd floor group show and the premiere of Ben Jackel’s new Skyroom installation "Grandpa’s Knuckle Dusters, Bronze, now on our Facebook page.

Fun evening! 

IMAGE: Rina Banerjee by Eric Minh Swenson

Make me a summary of the world! She was his guide and had traveled on camel, rhino, elephant and kangaroo, dedicated to dried plants, glass houses - for medical study, vegetable sexuality, self-pollination, and fertilization her reach pierced the woods, country by country. Rina Banerjee (2014)
Rina Banerjee’s long poetic titles are often matched with a long list of materials. Here’s a run down of all the objects used to create this sculpture:
wood rhino, Chinese umbrellas, sea sponges, linen, beads, pewter soldiers, grape vines, glass chandelier drops, acrylic horns, wire, nylon and bead flowers
Join us for the opening of Rina Banerjee’s first exhibition with L.A. Louver, tomorrow, May 8th, with an artist reception from 6-8pm. Complimentary valet parking!!

Make me a summary of the world! She was his guide and had traveled on camel, rhino, elephant and kangaroo, dedicated to dried plants, glass houses - for medical study, vegetable sexuality, self-pollination, and fertilization her reach pierced the woods, country by country. Rina Banerjee (2014)

Rina Banerjee’s long poetic titles are often matched with a long list of materials. Here’s a run down of all the objects used to create this sculpture:

wood rhino, Chinese umbrellas, sea sponges, linen, beads, pewter soldiers, grape vines, glass chandelier drops, acrylic horns, wire, nylon and bead flowers

Join us for the opening of Rina Banerjee’s first exhibition with L.A. Louver, tomorrow, May 8th, with an artist reception from 6-8pm. Complimentary valet parking!!

NEW VIDEO! We just posted the complete artist conversation with Gajin Fujita and LACMA curator Ilona Katzew, held at L.A. Louver on April 17, 2014. 

Interested in learning more about Gajin? Read a recent profile on him in the Huffington Post. 

Australian artist Grant Stevens’ immersive video installation “Supermassive” is coming to the City Gallery Wellington in New Zealand in June 2014. First shown at L.A. Louver in 2013 as part of our Rogue Wave International Projects program, the four-channel video installation is projected on four surrounding walls and features moving text clusters that slowly come into view. Each word “cloud” reflects information sourced online on topics ranging from common prescription drugs to health foods, and is meant to mimic how one might maneuver through the profuse accessibility of online information.
Click the image above to view an excerpt of the four-channel video, and visit our Rogue Wave Projects website for more works from Stevens’ exhibition. 

Australian artist Grant Stevens’ immersive video installation “Supermassive” is coming to the City Gallery Wellington in New Zealand in June 2014. First shown at L.A. Louver in 2013 as part of our Rogue Wave International Projects program, the four-channel video installation is projected on four surrounding walls and features moving text clusters that slowly come into view. Each word “cloud” reflects information sourced online on topics ranging from common prescription drugs to health foods, and is meant to mimic how one might maneuver through the profuse accessibility of online information.

Click the image above to view an excerpt of the four-channel video, and visit our Rogue Wave Projects website for more works from Stevens’ exhibition. 

Alison Saar, 9 years old (center) with father Richard Saar and sisters Lezley, 12, and Tracye, 4, at the Watts Towers, Los Angeles, August 1965.

"Growing up in L.A., we went to the Watts Towers frequently. I recall being at the bottom and looking up and seeing how parts of it create a kind of spiderweb. That sight has stayed with me all my life. It’s phenomenal and otherworldly the way the towers suddenly appear when you approach them from a distance. They stand out as an incredible, very out-of-place thing, like Oz. [Simon] Rodia and Watts Towers had a great impact on my work and the way I think about making my art-making process. They taught me that art can be made out of anything, and that if you have the desire and the passion to make something, you should go ahead and do it regardless of your audience.”
Excerpted from “Family Outing” by Alison Saar, published in Art in America (September 2012).

An solo exhibition by Alison Saar titled “Hothouse” is currently on view at the Watts Towers Art Center. On view through October 12, 2014. Click here for more details. 
Photo by Betye Saar. 

Alison Saar, 9 years old (center) with father Richard Saar and sisters Lezley, 12, and Tracye, 4, at the Watts Towers, Los Angeles, August 1965.

"Growing up in L.A., we went to the Watts Towers frequently. I recall being at the bottom and looking up and seeing how parts of it create a kind of spiderweb. That sight has stayed with me all my life. It’s phenomenal and otherworldly the way the towers suddenly appear when you approach them from a distance. They stand out as an incredible, very out-of-place thing, like Oz. [Simon] Rodia and Watts Towers had a great impact on my work and the way I think about making my art-making process. They taught me that art can be made out of anything, and that if you have the desire and the passion to make something, you should go ahead and do it regardless of your audience.”

Excerpted from “Family Outing” by Alison Saar, published in Art in America (September 2012).

An solo exhibition by Alison Saar titled “Hothouse” is currently on view at the Watts Towers Art Center. On view through October 12, 2014. Click here for more details. 

Photo by Betye Saar

SNEAK PEEK! This is just one of the works included in Rina Banerjee's solo exhibition Disgust, premiering at L.A. Louver on May 8th (opening reception 6-8pm). 
Banerjee often ascribes long lyrical titles to her works, and the sculpture featured above is no exception — 

Soldier: overseas and out of place his species seeded dead to grow as common place, bore beautiful flowers of wound, carnage discovered a resin sticky like sweat. He had courage and loyality when everyone wept and came home emptied while we slept., 2014
Stay tuned, we’ll be sharing more previews of Banerjee’s sculptures, paintings on panel and works on paper as her exhibition nears…

SNEAK PEEK! This is just one of the works included in Rina Banerjee's solo exhibition Disgust, premiering at L.A. Louver on May 8th (opening reception 6-8pm). 

Banerjee often ascribes long lyrical titles to her works, and the sculpture featured above is no exception —

Soldier: overseas and out of place his species seeded dead to grow as common place, bore beautiful flowers of wound, carnage discovered a resin sticky like sweat. He had courage and loyality when everyone wept and came home emptied while we slept., 2014

Stay tuned, we’ll be sharing more previews of Banerjee’s sculptures, paintings on panel and works on paper as her exhibition nears…

Along with our Rina Banerjee exhibition, we’ll be showing a group exhibition in our second floor gallery with works by Richard Deacon, Frederick Hammersley, Ed & Nancy Kienholz, Jonathan Lasker, Sol LeWitt, Sean Scully, Joel Shapiro, and this 1973 black verifax collage by Wallace Berman (featured above).
Often considered the "father" of Californian assemblage art, this is the first time since 1992 that we will be exhibiting work by Wallace Berman.
Click here to view Berman’s complete exhibition history at L.A. Louver.
On view May 8 - June 28, 2014.

Along with our Rina Banerjee exhibition, we’ll be showing a group exhibition in our second floor gallery with works by Richard Deacon, Frederick Hammersley, Ed & Nancy Kienholz, Jonathan Lasker, Sol LeWitt, Sean Scully, Joel Shapiro, and this 1973 black verifax collage by Wallace Berman (featured above).

Often considered the "father" of Californian assemblage art, this is the first time since 1992 that we will be exhibiting work by Wallace Berman.

Click here to view Berman’s complete exhibition history at L.A. Louver.

On view May 8 - June 28, 2014.

Watch our latest video profiling New York-based artist Rina Banerjee. Here, Rina talks about her familial history, on leaving her position as a research chemist to pursue art, and why she’s so fascinated with “disgust.”

We’re beyond thrilled to be having Rina’s work at the gallery in her inaugural show at L.A. Louver — opens next Thursday, May 8th!

Last chance to see Chen Man at RedLine, a contemporary art space in Denver. Chen Man pushes the boundaries of photography with evocative imagery that merges traditional Chinese themes with a western contemporary aesthetic. This is her first U.S. solo exhibition, on view through Sunday, April 27th.
More info at redlineart.org
We look forward to having Chen Man here at L.A. Louver this fall 2014! 

Last chance to see Chen Man at RedLine, a contemporary art space in Denver. Chen Man pushes the boundaries of photography with evocative imagery that merges traditional Chinese themes with a western contemporary aesthetic. This is her first U.S. solo exhibition, on view through Sunday, April 27th.

More info at redlineart.org

We look forward to having Chen Man here at L.A. Louver this fall 2014!