Must-See Art Guide: Los Angeles

This week's guide features Mariah Robertson, Chad Attie, Ruben Ochoa, and more.

Superflex, All Data to the People (2018). Courtesy of 1301PE.

Let’s see what’s happening in West Coast art this week. Los Angeles was recently crowned as the artist capital of the world—boasting more working artists than even New York!—and it has the gallery scene to match. From your heavy-hitter white cube venues to grungy underground artist-run spaces, the city has it all. It just might take a lot of driving and battling some congested traffic to see it all.

Make a stop by M+B for the solo exhibition of dreamy, jewel-toned photograms by Mariah Roberson. Reading the press release, I’m especially bummed to have missed the opening on January 13, where the artist planned to be “’dancing like a photon’ inside a giant camera,” and welcomed the public to join in. To that end, we recommend attending the opening of The LODGE’s presentation of Chad Attie’s latest body of work on January 27, which will comprise of four years’ worth of the artist’s paintings, drawings, sculpture, and videos. His hut-like sculptures look especially intriguing. Then, printmaking fans should be sure not to miss Mixografia ®’s latest group show, which features the likes of Louise Bourgeois, Lynda Benglis, and Helen Frankenthaler, to name a few. The show intends to highlight artists for whom material is “not only as a means to create, but also as a conceptual foundation of their bodies of work,” and they couldn’t have picked a better lineup to illustrate their point.

Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and then fill up on gas and get driving.


Exhibition:SUPERFLEX: Whatever Works
January 19–March 3, 2018
1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Mariah Robertson, 106 (2017). Courtesy of M+B.

Exhibition:Mariah Robertson: The Hydra
January 13–February 17, 2018
M+B, 612 N. Almont Drive, Los Angeles, CA

André Hemer, Deep Surfacing NYC #14 (2017). Courtesy of Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.

Exhibition:ANDRÉ HEMER: Making-image
January 6–February 10, 2018
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2685 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Liza Ryan, Milk Blue (2017). Courtesy of Kayne Griffin Corcoran.

Exhibition:Liza Ryan: Antarctica
January 20–March 17, 2018
Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Richard Nonas, Untitled (2015). Courtesy of L.A. Louver.

January 24–March 3, 2018
L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Grant Falardeau, Woman by Fire (2017). Courtesy of H I L D E.

Exhibition:Aleph and The Rock
January 13–February 24, 2018
H I L D E, 4727 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Jeffrey Conley, Reflecting Light (2011). Courtesy of Peter Fetterman Gallery.

Exhibition:JEFFREY CONLEY: Reverance
December 16, 2017–March 10, 2018
Peter Fetterman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1, Santa Monica, CA

“Ruben Ochoa: Rust + You” installation view. Courtesy of The Lapis Press.

Exhibition:Ruben Ochoa: Rust + You
November 30, 2017–February 28, 2018
The Lapis Press, 8563 Higuera Street, Culver City, CA

Chad Attie, The Gold Island East. Courtesy of the LODGE.

Exhibition:Chad Attie: The Last Island
January 27–March 3, 2018
The LODGE, 1024 North Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Louise Bourgeois, Crochet II (1998). Courtesy of Mixografia ®.

January 13–March 3, 2018
Mixografia ®, 1419 E. Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Kristin Lucas. Courtesy of And/Or Gallery.

Exhibition:Show #30: Kristin Lucas
November 18, 2017–February 24, 2018
And/Or Gallery, 980 S Arroyo Pkwy #200, Pasadena, CA

Emma McMillan. Courtesy of Bad Reputation.

Exhibition:Emma McMillan: Live Burial
December 21, 2017–February 4, 2018
Bad Reputation, 2007 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 729, Los Angeles, CA

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