1. Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
The new multimillion-dollar complex in the heart of the iconic Downtown Los Angeles Arts District is only a month old, but its first exhibition is 70 years in the making. “Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women” is comprised of nearly 100 works made by 34 female artists, tracing the way women have changed sculpture art in the postwar period. For example, the knotting, weaving, piling and slumping of earlier eras have expanded into forest-like installations redolent of contemporary urban experience. The exhibition is on display until September 4. The 24,000-square-foot gallery-meets-museum also features a bookstore and restaurant, and a public garden will open later this year.
2. L.A. Louver
Since 1976, the L.A. Louver gallery has mounted world-class exhibitions and represents such renowned artists as David Hockney, Ed Moses and Kenneth Price. Early shows of work by Marcel Duchamp, George Baselitz, Frank Stella, and a collaboration between Samuel Beckett and Jasper Johns put Louver firmly on the art map. Now housed in a spacious modern building designed by Frederick Fisher, L.A. Louver has a timeless sense of artistic purpose—always keeping an eye on history—that is further enhanced by a varied roster of new and established talent. Rogue Wave was created in 2001 to promote local artists, with group shows and solo exhibitions by emerging artists living in Los Angeles.
3. Night Gallery
Situated in a 6,200-square-foot warehouse in the heart of Downtown LA, the Night Gallery is a contemporary art gallery and artist-run space that reflects the youthful sensibility of owner Davida Nemeroff, a photographer and New York transplant. It shares a building with the François Ghebaly Gallery and offers patrons a look at art in what feels like a club-like atmosphere. Collectors frequent the space, which is now situated in a growing art hub, and it also holds various programming throughout the year.
4. William Turner Gallery
Ever since developer Wayne Blank came up with the idea of transforming the former Red Line Trolley site, Bergamot Station, into an arts center 20 years ago, the rustic campus-like complex has become a cultural destination that draws 600,000 visitors each year. It has managed to retain its industrial and rustic look, since its official opening on September 17, 1994. Inside, William Turner Gallery is the crown jewel of Bergamot. It has become a highly respected gallery, showing some of the best emerging contemporary artists since its inception in 1991.
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