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45 North Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
310 822 4955
Founded in Venice, California in 1975, L.A. Louver gallery is committed to contemporary art through a distinguished exhibition program of Los Angeles based and international artists.
Artists Represented:
Terry Allen
Rina Banerjee
Tony Berlant
William Brice
Deborah Butterfield
Rebecca Campbell
Dale Chihuly
Richard Deacon
Mark di Suvero
Gajin Fujita
Charles Garabedian
Frederick Hammersley
David Hockney
Ben Jackel
Edward & Nancy Kienholz
Per Kirkeby
R.B. Kitaj
Leon Kossoff
Jonathan Lasker
Heather Gwen Martin
Jason Martin
Michael C. McMillen
Gwynn Murrill
Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin
Alison Saar
Joel Shapiro
Peter Shelton
Don Suggs
Sui Jianguo 隋建國
Juan Uslé
Matt Wedel
Tom Wudl 

 
Online Programming

Gajin Fujita

Gajin Fujita Drawings OVR



Gajin Fujita’s unique practice brings together wildly diverse styles, cultures, and time periods in riotous compositions that proudly affirm the artist’s Los Angeles roots. Blending West Coast graffiti styling with Edo-period Japanese aesthetics, Fujita’s work simultaneously tells two sides of his own story: a teenage tagger from Boyle Heights associated with the KGB and KIIS crews; and the son of Japanese immigrants, both artists, who was introduced to traditional Japanese art and craft at an early age.

Leon Kossoff: Drawn from Revelry OVR

Leon Kossoff OVR



Leon Kossoff had a lifelong practice of drawing from the Old Masters, most often in the galleries of London’s National Gallery. He stated that “working from the Old Masters opens doors for you to go on with your own work,” and as such he studied the classics intently and methodically. He had a privileged pass that allowed him access to the galleries before the general public, and he often hauled sketchpads and etching plates across town and into those hallowed halls in the early predawn hours. His process encompassed hundreds of drawings, completed very quickly, made in order to achieve a visual intimacy with his subject, be it a classical painting, a model in the studio, or the landscape around him. Drawing was his foundation, a means of knowing, remembering, experiencing, and “seeing” the world.

 
Upcoming Exhibitions

Curated by Alison Saar

SeenUNseen



November 11, 2021 - January 9, 2022
L.A. Louver is pleased to present SeenUNseen, a group exhibition curated by Alison Saar. The ten featured artists seem to conjure their images from another plane, giving form to something heretofore unseen and immaterial. Artists include JOJO ABOT, Rina Banerjee, Vanessa German, Kathy Grove, Julia Haft-Candell, Keisha Scarville, Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz, Kenyatta A.C. Hinckle, Arthur Simms, and Saar herself.

Don Suggs: Out of Body



November 11, 2021 - January 9, 2022
L.A. Louver is pleased to present Don Suggs: Out of Body, an exhibition that features five large-scale paintings that Don Suggs (1945-2019) created towards the end of his life, accompanied by related prints. Suggs’s Out of Body paintings were generated literally out of the artist's own "body of work." In each instance he approached a previously resolved painting that he had created in the 1970s or 80s and reworked it not in destructive fashion but in "additive" re-resolution.

 
Past Exhibitions

Michael C. McMillen

Michael C. McMillen: A Theory of Smoke



September 14, 2021 - October 16, 2021
L.A. Louver is pleased to present Michael C. McMillen: A Theory of Smoke, a survey exhibition that includes Observatory, 2021, a film installation; Cinema Futura, 1990-2021, a time-based multimedia wall installation; and a selection of sculptural constructions created over the last three decades with shared thematic reference to architecture.

Yvette Gellis

Yvette Gellis: Verdure



September 14, 2021 - October 16, 2021
L.A. Louver is pleased to present Yvette Gellis: Verdure, a group of eight dynamic new paintings created over the last year and hung in the gallery’s light-filled second floor space. This is Gellis’ first exhibition with L.A. Louver, the latest in the gallery’s series of Rogue Wave Projects celebrating emerging artists.

No Mask is Wholly a Mask



September 14, 2021 - October 16, 2021
No Mask is Wholly a Mask brings together painting, drawing, photography and sculpture by a score of artists to examine the idea of the mask, and what it is to either wear a mask or take off a mask, both literally and figuratively. Artists include Terry Allen, Sarah Awad, Tony Bevan, Rebecca Campbell, Binh Danh, Jimmie Durham, Lynn Foulkes, Gajin Fujita, Charles Garabedian, David Hockney, Ben Jackel, Nancy Reddin Kienholz, R.B. Kitaj, Michael C. McMillen, Jiha Moon, Christopher Pate, Katherina Sierverding, Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin and Tom Wudl.

Frank Auerbach, Terry Allen, Georg Baselitz, Tony Bevan, Toshikatsu Endo, Frederick Hammersley, Edward & Nancy Kienholz, Leon Kossoff, John McCracken, Michael C. McMillen, Ed Ruscha, Alison Saar, Sean Scully, Peter Shelton

Frieze Los Angeles 2021 [IRL]



July 27, 2021 - July 30, 2021
L.A. Louver presents a select group of works from the 1980s that encompass the diversity of impulses that arose during the decade, from formalist abstraction to politically engaged sculpture, slick geometry and finish fetish to painterly figuration and assemblage. The strength of this heterogeneity allowed the art world, over the course of the 1980s, to coalesce into something recognizable to today’s eyes, evolving from a niche aesthetic endeavor to the market powerhouse that would carry it into the new millennium.

Rebecca Campbell

Infinite Density, Infinite Light



May 24, 2021 - July 2, 2021
L.A. Louver is pleased to present Rebecca Campbell: Infinite Density, Infinite Light. This expansive exhibition brings together work from the last three years that delves into hidden histories and revels in the wonders of creation and young life. Over 20 paintings are complemented by a multimedia sculpture installation. With bravura painting technique, Campbell investigates her own family history, revealing the changing nature of relationships over time and space through a reimagining of found images.

Heather Gwen Martin

Nerve Lines and Fever Dreams



May 24, 2021 - July 2, 2021
L.A. Louver is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Heather Gwen Martin, featuring abstract oil paintings in a variety of sizes, and a series of intimate gouache on paper in saturated tones. The paintings in Nerve Lines and Fever Dreams were made during this strange pandemic period and reflect the lockdown-heightened awareness of both the body in the world and the mind in the body. These dueling physical and metaphysical concerns create a push- pull of compositional energy: Martin’s rich colors ignite the mind, while organic forms and lines encourage an embodied, dancing sort of viewing — quick, and then slow. Ideas that begin as sub- conscious stories via dreams and sense memories are communi- cated through the bodily act of painting.

Sarah Awad, Rina Banerjee, Rebecca Campbell, Nick Cave, Gisela Colon, Tacita Dean, Gajin Fujita, Frederick Hammersley, Liza Lou, Tony Marsh, Michael C. McMillen, Jiha Moon, Christopher Pate, Adrian Paules, Tia Pulitzer, Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Alison Saar, Analia Saban, Juan Uslé, Matt Wedel, John Zane Zappas

Magic Dance



March 9, 2021 - May 1, 2021

David Hockney

David Hockney: My Normandy



March 9, 2021 - May 1, 2021
L.A. Louver is pleased to present David Hockney: My Normandy, an exhibition of sixteen recent prints from the internationally acclaimed artist, including eleven prints from original drawings, three iPad prints, and two 40-foot-long frieze prints. This will be Hockney’s twenty-second solo exhibition with the gallery since 1978. The most up-to-date information regarding gallery hours and appointment availability can be found on our website: lalouver.com/appointments

L.A. Louver Celebrates 45 Years with 45 Artists Artists: Carmen Argote Sarah Awad Rina Banerjee Wallace Berman Matthew Brandt Deborah Butterfield Rebecca Campbell Nick Cave Gisela Colon Daniel Crews-Chubb Richard Deacon Tacita Dean Marcel Duchamp Jimmie Durham Kohshin Finley Gajin Fujita Sherin Guirguis Frederick Hammersley Tim Hawkinson David Hockney Elliott Hundley Ben Jackel Edward & Nancy Kienholz Leon Kossoff Liza Lou Tony Marsh Heather Gwen Martin Jason Martin Patrick Martinez Dave McDermott Michael C. McMillen Jiha Moon Alice Neel Christopher Pate Tia Pulitzer Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin Alison Saar Analia Saban Gabriella Sanchez Eduardo Sarabia Sui Jianguo 隋建國 Juan Uslé Matt Wedel Flora Yukhnovich John Zane Zappas

45 at 45



October 20, 2020 - January 30, 2021
L.A. Louver is pleased to present the group exhibition 45 at 45, which includes works by 45 artists, timed to celebrate the forty-fifth anniversary of the gallery located at 45 North Venice Boulevard in Venice, California. As the global pandemic has required we distance from one another and engage through screens, 45 at 45 celebrates L.A. Louver’s reopening of our gallery, and physical connection expressed through the materiality of the artworks on view. The largest group exhibition in L.A. Louver’s history, over half of the participating artists are based in Los Angeles, and reflects the gallery’s founding principle: To champion L.A. artists within an international program. 45 at 45 features long- represented L.A. Louver artists such as David Hockney, Ed and Nancy Kienholz, Alison Saar; those from L.A. Louver’s Rogue Wave program of emerging L.A.-based artists: Matthew Brandt, Tia Pulitzer, Eduardo Sarabia; well-established artists for whom the gallery has high regard: Nick Cave, Tacita Dean, Elliot Hundley, Liza Lou; and rising stars: Carmen Argote, Daniel Crews-Chubb, Gabriella Sanchez. 45 at 45 draws upon many thematic strands, from the body and sensuality, to personal narrative and magical thinking, among other connections we will highlight in curated, contextual online presentations. Artists also include Sarah Awad, Rina Banerjee, Wallace Berman, Deborah Butterfield, Rebecca Campbell, Gisela Colon, Richard Deacon, Marcel Duchamp, Jimmie Durham, Kohshin Finley, Gajin Fujita, Sherin Guirguis, Frederick Hammersley, Tim Hawkinson, Ben Jackel, Leon Kossoff, Tony Marsh, Heather Gwen Martin, Jason Martin, Patrick Martinez, Dave McDermott, Michael C. McMillen, Jiha Moon, Alice Neel, Christopher Pate, Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Analia Saban, Sui Jianguo, Juan Uslé, Matt Wedel, Flora Yukhnovich and John Zane Zappas. The exhibition will encompass all areas of L.A. Louver, including a newly remodeled showroom that adds additional exhibition space on the second floor of the gallery. On view for an extended period of time through early 2021, 45 at 45 will allow for a singular in-person viewing experience, ensuring our visitors can enjoy our renovated gallery in optimum safety and comfort. L.A. Louver will host a series of virtual programs throughout the duration of 45 at 45, including exclusive artist conversations, studio visits and special online features. For more details, please visit lalouver.com/45.

Tom Wudl

The Flowerbank World



March 11, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Don Suggs

Face-Off



March 11, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Edward and Nancy Kienholz

The Merry-Go-World or Begat by Chance and the Wonder Horse Trigger



October 24, 2019 - January 18, 2020

Terry Allen

The Exact Moment It Happens in the West



June 26, 2019 - August 24, 2019

Mark di Suvero

Painting and Sculpture



May 1, 2019 - June 8, 2019

David Hockney

Something New in Painting (and Photography) [and even Printing]... Continued



February 7, 2019 - March 23, 2019

Alison Saar

Grow’d



February 7, 2019 - March 23, 2019

Matt Wedel

Everything is everything



November 14, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Group show



November 14, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Richard Deacon and Sui Jianguo



September 6, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Alex “Defer” Kizu

Skyroom



September 6, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Evolver



June 20, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Matt Wedel

Skyroom



March 28, 2018 - May 12, 2018

David Hockney

iPhone and iPad Drawings, 2009-12



March 28, 2018 - May 12, 2018

Alison Saar

Topsy Turvy



March 28, 2018 - May 12, 2018

Henri Matisse

Etchings, Lithographs and Linocuts, 1913-1948



January 24, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Group Show

Elemental



January 24, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Deborah Butterfield



November 15, 2017 - January 6, 2018

Heather Gwen Martin



November 15, 2017 - January 6, 2018