Laura Owens at Mission Road, LA
I only had time to see one show on my last trip to LA this week. It’s in a new space which is a collaboration between the artist Laura Owens and dealer, Gavin Brown. Just stuck my foot in the door at 6pm and so I cruised the show with natural lighting. It was an incredible space for an LA gallery space near the Artist District.
Really impressive paintings that were overly scaled to fit the space. What seemed like 20’ works could have been imagined smaller and blown up, but that’s what made them so interesting. From layers of silkscreened images and text to painterly cats and thick globs of paint to scale with the canvas size as if a giant woman had painted them, I loved the airiness of the works in content and color.
The show was extended and looking forward to see how this exciting collaboration in LA will evolve. LA always feels like a new frontier and you never know where you’ll have to drive to find it!
356 S. Mission Rd.
LA, CA 90033