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Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Since its establishment in 1985 by former Flash Art editor Michael Kohn, Kohn Gallery has presented historically significant exhibitions in Los Angeles alongside exciting contemporary exhibitions, creating meaningful contexts to establish links to the greater art historical continuum. Significant exhibitions include Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Boxes in December 1986, which opened just weeks before the artist’s untimely death; She: Works by Richard Prince and Wallace Berman which brought together—for the first time—two generations of leading artists from different coasts; Bruce Conner: Work from the 1970s, which inspired the artist’s first solo retrospective in Europe at the Kunsthalle Wien and Kunsthalle Zurich (2010). Exhibitions of important New York-based artists have included new works by Christopher Wool, Richard Tuttle, Mark Tansey, Kenny Scharf, and Keith Haring. Kohn Gallery represents important West Coast artists with long careers and rich histories such as Joe Goode, Lita Albuquerque and Sharon Ellis as well as the Estates of Martha Alf, John Altoon, Bruce Conner and Wallace Berman. Finally, Kohn Gallery boasts an exciting roster of emerging and mid-career artists including Kate Barbee, Jarvis Boyland, Jinhin Chen Tianyi, Mark Innerst, Heidi Hahn, Nir Hod, Caroline Kent, Rosa Loy, Gonzalo Lebrija, Sophia Narrett, Mark Ryden, Ilana Savdie, Chiffon Thomas and Troika.

Artists Represented:
The Estate of Martha Alf
The Estate of John Altoon
The Estate of Wallace Berman
The Estate of Bruce Conner
Lita Albuquerque
Kate Barbee
Jarvis Boyland
William Brickel
Sharon Ellis
Joe Goode
Heidi Hahn
Nir Hod
Mark Innerst
Caroline Kent
Gonzalo Lebrija
Rosa Loy
Sophia Narrett
Mark Ryden
Ilana Savdie
Chiffon Thomas
Works Available By:
Ian Barry
Dean Byington
Bryan Ferry
Walton Ford
Allison Hollingsworth
Lawrence Jordan
Dean Levin
Guy Limone
Joan Nelson
Simmons & Burke
Fred Tomaselli
Andy Warhol
Cristof Yvoré

Past Exhibitions

Ricardo Cabret

Un Nuevo Manglar

May 6, 2023 - June 17, 2023
Kohn Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of New York-based, Puerto Rican artist Ricardo Cabret. In his first solo show with the gallery, Cabret debuts Un Nuevo Manglar, an all-new body of work consisting of several paintings and an immersive generative artwork. As an artist and computer engineer, Cabret allows the two spheres of practice to inform each other. He moves seamlessly between paint and code; transforming grids through layers of gel polymers, acrylic paint, and oil pastels, while depicting encrypted language with bursts of colors. In line with generative art predecessor, John Whitney and influenced by Charles Gaines’ Gridworks, Cabret describes his seminal Guión Criptográfico 3.0, as an access point to the primary principles of his practice. Conceived almost two years prior, the digital work adorns the gallery wall with a projection of three variables–color, pattern, and shape, together revealing an immersive and indefinite, moving image. Cabret’s translucent grids and colored forms divert from a true vantage point and, rather, present a mathematical perspective. The gel-polymer planes indicate an invisible interconnected system, layered over the natural world represented by cool-toned pastels. This aesthetic vocabulary percolates throughout the work with muted compositions of diverse landscapes in Puerto Rico, and small-scale studies of material application. The vivid brushstrokes and organic lines recall Joan Mitchell’s action paintings and Zilia Sánchez’s use of color and form. His application of elegant, softer tones —sometimes derived from oxidized purple hues—render memories of island sun glare creating a subdued effect throughout the terrain. The artist is intrigued by the technological infrastructures embedded in the landscapes of Puerto Rico and, by extension, the world—as well as their environmental, cultural, and fiscal repercussions–revealing the entanglement between human and machine, body and land. Cabret’s paintings archive and make visible technological structures and networks that have become blueprints for exploitative development. Reflecting the intricate root systems of the mangrove, these works play with new languages of abstraction that hover between the canvas and the digital.

Nir Hod

100 Years Is Not Enough

March 18, 2023 - April 29, 2023
Kohn Gallery is delighted to announce its second solo exhibition of Israeli-born New York-based artist Nir Hod. In 100 Years Is Not Enough, Hod’s artistic practice draws upon personal memory and traumatic historical events to elicit subtle tensions between the viewer’s expectations and the material reality of the painting surface. The title of the exhibition, 100 Years Is Not Enough, is taken from Hod’s naturalistic group of floral landscapes which employ similar elements from his distinct chromed, abstract canvases.

Enrique Martínez Celaya

The Tears of Things

September 13, 2019 - November 1, 2019

María Berrío

A Cloud's Roots

June 1, 2019 - August 24, 2019

Heidi Hahn

Burn Out in Shredded Heaven

April 6, 2019 - May 23, 2019

Jarvis Boyland

On Hold

April 6, 2019 - May 23, 2019

Tony Berlant

Fast Forward

September 15, 2018 - November 3, 2018


Secrets Compartments

July 21, 2018 - September 7, 2018

Mark Innerst

New Paintings

April 6, 2018 - May 23, 2018