Los Angeles’s David Kordansky Gallery Is Moving to South La Brea

Pietro Roccasalva, The Strange Young Neighbours, 2012, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Installation view. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Photo: Brian Forrest.

Los Angeles gallery David Kordansky has announced that in September it will move to a new 20,000-square-foot location at the intersection of Edgewood Place and South La Brea. The gallery, which opened in Chinatown in 2003, and represents both emerging and established artists including Jonas Wood, Mai-Thu Perret, and Anthony Pearson, moved to Culver City—long a central area for established galleries—in 2008. The space will be designed by LA-based architect Kulapat Yantrasast and his firm wHY, which specializes in design for the arts with a mission of sustainability and has designed the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

“We’re looking forward to sharing this next chapter in the gallery’s evolution: growing with our artists into a new space reflective of our shared ambitions, introducing new artists to our program, and furthering our investment in, and exploration of Los Angeles as a historical capital of culture and ideas,” Kordansky told artnet News.

The new gallery, which is triple the size of its current space, will occupy two buildings previously home to a martial arts training center, a car dealership, and a 1930s food market. It will have indoor and outdoor space including two exhibition galleries as well as a library and private gardens. The gallery, one of LA’s heavyweights, is among several that have been moving eastward within Los Angeles in recent years, pushing off from the more centrally-located grounds of La Cienega Boulevard—which is closer to LA collectors—into woolier regions. Kordansky’s gallery may yet serve as an anchor in this new area for other galleries.

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