August 26, 2014
Gallery Closed Saturday, August 30
The gallery will be closed Saturday, August 30 in observance of Labor Day.
August 23, 2014
Glenn Kaino Workshop at LACMA
Join L.A.-based contemporary artists Glenn Kaino and Corey Lynn Calter and their daughters this month to explore the many possibilities of wax. In this 45-minute workshop, Kaino, Calter, and daughters Sadie and Stella guide participants in experimentations with colored wax, including crayons, discovering firsthand the transformative properties of this material.
August 14, 2014
KAWS nominated for smithsonian American Art Museum's Biennial James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today the nominees for its James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. The 13 nominees are Njideka Akunyili, Cory Arcangel, Trisha Baga, Paul Chan, Barnaby Furnas, Theaster Gates, KAWS (Brian Donnelly), Josiah McElheny, Dave McKenzie, Julie Mehretu, Frances Stark, Swoon (Caledonia Curry) and Mickalene Thomas. Nominated artists work in a diverse range of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, film and video.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
July 02, 2014
Glenn Kaino joins the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project
Los Angeles has commissioned artist Glenn Kaino to create a major public artwork as part of the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project. Also known as the Sixth Street Bridge, the Sixth Street Viaduct is one of 14 historic structures crossing the Los Angeles River, bridging the city's arts district and the neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
Art in America
June 27, 2014
Meleko Mokgosi in Mail & Guardian
An Interrogation of Post-colonial History
By Medein Tribinevicius
For Meleko Mokgosi, painting – as an act, object and commodity – is always political. And his approach to his work is unrelentlingly uncompromising.
Mail & Guardian
June 14, 2014
KAWS and Erik Parker in Paint New York
In the summer of 2014 GL STRAND presents a compelling insight into contemporary painting from New York that will also serve to present the broad framework that defines the painting today. The diversity of designs and picturesque expression is showing the painting's power, and through the 11 artists we get close to the city and its dynamic pulse. All artists are closely linked to the city and the art scene - they live and work there - and the majority are also trained in the city.
May 27, 2014
Meleko Mokgosi: Pax Kaffraria is Artforum Critics' Pick
History painting, argued eighteenth-century academicians, was the noblest undertaking for any artist: especially if you want to glorify European conquest. In this incandescent debut—whose title, "Pax Kaffraria," plays on a violent racial slur—Botswana-born and Brooklyn-based artist Meleko Mokgosi refashions the genre for new, postcolonial undertakings, all while insisting that the narratives it depicts can only be fragmentary.
May 10, 2014
Rosson Crow, KAWS, Robert Lazzarini and Erik Parker in the Modern Auction
The Modern Auction celebrates ten years of the FOCUS series and benefits Future Acquisitions and Programming for the Director's Council FOCUS Exhibition Series.
The Modern Auction