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Ed Moses @ 90 - 5 L.A. Art Exhibitions to See This Spring, Architectural Digest, May 9, 2016

 
 

5 L.A. Art Exhibitions to See This Spring, Architectural Digest, May 9, 2016

If there’s talk of a swell around Los Angeles, it might have more to do with art than the Malibu surf. The SoCal city has long had roots with creative types (thank you, Hollywood), but its contemporary art scene is growing faster now than ever. Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel, a collaboration between the powerhouse international gallery and the highly regarded former chief curator of MOCA Paul Schimmel, recently opened its doors in a giant renovated flour mill, joining the new Broad Museum downtown. This spring in the Southland, some of history’s most influential women artists—Agnes Martin, to name one—take the spotlight. Meanwhile, the wonderfully irreverent L.A.-based Nathan Mabry is showing new work, and Brooklyn painter Chris Martin takes on his obsession with the late Amy Winehouse. Here are five exhibitions to visit in L.A.

“Moses@90” at William Turner Gallery

Celebrating his 90th birthday this year, abstract painter Ed Moses has been a fixture on the L.A. art scene since he first showed there in 1958 at Ferus Gallery, the space that launched many heavy-hitting art careers in the midcentury. This survey brings together works from the ’50s to the present, showing just how Moses has famously managed to evolve his abstraction, materials, and processes with each decade.

 
The studio of Ed Moses recreated in the former Santa Monica Museum of Art
The studio of Ed Moses recreated in the former Santa Monica Museum of Art