Diana Thater, Untitled (Butterfly Videowall 2)
In Focus: LA Artists
Jul 8 – Aug 22, 2021
Hauser & Wirth
Los Angeles, USA

70On the occasion of Hauser & Wirth’s 5-year anniversary in the Arts District, In Focus: LA Artists highlights the lasting contributions of the artists and foregrounds their influential practices, which have been instrumental in making Los Angeles an international capital of artistic innovation and arts education.

Hauser & Wirth spotlights its Los Angeles artists with a multimedia group presentation of nearly 30 artworks. In Focus: LA Artists showcases the groundbreaking techniques, diverse viewpoints, and intergenerational relationships of the gallery artists who call one of the world’s most creative cities home: Larry Bell, Mark Bradford, Charles Gaines, Richard Jackson, Paul McCarthy, Christina Quarles, Gary Simmons, Henry Taylor, Diana Thater, and the late artists Luchita Hurtado, Mike Kelley, and Jason Rhoades.

Highlights will include the West Coast debut of Mark Bradford’s Untitled (2020), recently exhibited in the powerful group exhibition Grief and Grievance at the New Museum in New York, as well as Bradford’s video work Dancing in the Street (2019), which was included in the artist’s solo exhibition End Papers at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Other highlights will include Mike Kelley’s multimedia sculpture Party Girl (1998), Jason Rhoades’ irreverent sculptures from the ‘90s, a visually opulent video work by Diana Thater, a recent Numbers and Trees gridwork by Charles Gaines, and paintings by Luchita Hurtado, Paul McCarthy, and Henry Taylor.