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1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021
By Appointment
213 623 3280
Artists Represented:
Nick Aguayo
Edgar Arceneaux
My Barbarian 
Math Bass
Whitney Bedford
Sadie Benning
Ellen Berkenblit
Andrea Bowers
Sarah Cain 
Kim Dingle
Sean Duffy
Nicole Eisenman
Louise Fishman
Genevieve Gaignard
Karl Haendel
Stanya Kahn
Raffi Kalenderian
Mary Kelly
Samuel Levi Jones
Shana Lutker
Hugo McCloud 
Dave McKenzie
Rodney McMillian
Yunhee Min
Wangechi Mutu
Elizabeth Neel
My Barbarian
Ruben Ochoa
Angel Otero
Pope.L
Mary Reid Kelley & Patrick Kelley
Deborah Roberts
Steve Roden
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Dasha Shishkin
Amy Sillman
Mickalene Thomas
Nicola Tyson
Monique van Genderen
Tam Van Tran
Esther Pearl Watson
Patrick Wilson

 
Online Programming

Genevieve Gaignard

A Long Way From Home

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Vielmetter Los Angeles is pleased to present Genevieve Gaignard's solo exhibition "A Long Way From Home," in conjunction with MCLA Berkshire Cultural Center's Gallery 51. Gaignard's exhibition, the result of her residency at MCLA, features new collage works that address the historical and political turbulence of race in America and the reemergence of Black Lives Matter protests in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

April Street

Circling the Drain Works on Paper

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021


 
Current Exhibition

Sarah Cain

The possibility of overcoming negative thought

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

September 19, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Vielmetter Los Angeles is pleased to announce our first exhibition with Los Angeles based artist, Sarah Cain. Cain, who joined the gallery in 2019, paints exuberant abstractions that often extend beyond the canvas into installations, site- specific painting, stained glass and furniture that play with and meld references from throughout visual art, music, and our culture at large. Titled The possibility of overcoming negative thought, the work in this exhibition radiates an urgent and necessary optimism in a moment where we seem to be collectively teetering between infinite possibility and absolute despair. In this exhibition, which includes paintings, a new editioned work in stained glass, and a large on-site painting in the gallery’s Lanai (viewable from the North parking lot at 1700 S Santa Fe,) Cain is weaving bits of her life into color, abstraction, and spatial intervention.

 
Upcoming Exhibition

Rodney McMillian

Body Politic

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

September 26, 2020 - December 5, 2020
ielmetter Los Angeles is pleased to announce Los Angeles-based artist Rodney McMillian's sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. In addition to his exhibition at our gallery, McMillian’s work will be on view in several museums this fall. His 2010 work in black vinyl, titled Succulent is currently prominently installed in the Agnes Gund Garden Lobby at The Museum of Modern Art, NY for re-opening following the COVID-19 lockdown. A selection of McMillian’s video works that address the political histories of the United States is on view in the solo exhibition Historically Hostile at the Blaffer Art Museum until September 20. Also in Houston, Untitled (The Supreme Court Painting), 2004 – 2006 and Untitled (Flag IV), 2012 are on view in States of Mind: Art and American Democracy at the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University. Taken together with the new works on view at Vielmetter, these presentations mark McMillian’s more than two-decade exposition of histories, ideologies, and structures that have shaped the United States.

 
Past Exhibitions

20 Year Anniversary Exhibition

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

July 11, 2020 - August 25, 2020

Elizabeth Neel

A Life in Halves

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

March 14, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Vielmetter Los Angeles is pleased to announce the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition with New York-based painter Elizabeth Neel. Life in Halves presents a new suite of large scale paintings on canvas and a group of works on paper that extend her interest in the externalization of physical and psychological experience via abstraction. Using a diverse vocabulary of mark-making tools, including fingers, rags, brushes, mono-printing techniques and rollers, Neel’s paintings are ripe with emotive lyricism suggestive of the correlative and repetitious cycles of daily life.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya

A conversation (about) around pictures

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

March 14, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Vielmetter Los Angeles is thrilled to announce our first solo exhibition with Los Angeles-based artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya, A conversation (about) around pictures. These new works, made in Sepuya’s Los Angeles studio between 2017 and early 2020 represent a subtle evolution of the artist’s thoughts about how pictures are made, seen, and circulated. In several of the works on view, multiple images of alternate points of view appear in the on screens of sitters' and collaborators' iPhones, reflected in the mirror that is the technical focus of all of Sepuya’s photographs. In others, the focus is on the space of the studio itself, rendered strange and indeterminate by multiple reflections and a proliferation of images in the form of test prints adhered to the wall, arranged on tables, or otherwise visible in the space of the image. Following his participation in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, where Sepuya included not only images made by his camera in his studio, but also images made by other artists in their cameras in his studio, several potential conversations around pictures emerge in this body of work.

Karl Haendel

Double Dominant

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

January 25, 2020 - March 7, 2020
Vielmetter Los Angeles is excited to announce Double Dominant, an exhibition of new drawings by Karl Haendel. This suite of 24 monumental drawings will be presented in two parts. Part one, made up the first twelve drawings, will open January 25 with a reception from 4- 7pm; part two, a re-hang of the show with twelve new drawings, will open on February 15, 2020. A volume reproducing the complete set of works, published by Triangle Books with an essay by Natilee Harren, will accompany the exhibition.

Whitney Bedford

Reflections on the Anthropocene

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

January 11, 2020 - February 22, 2020
Vielmetter Los Angeles is thrilled to announce Reflections on the Anthropocene, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Whitney Bedford. Reflecting upon how humans have chosen to record images of the natural world, Bedford's new landscapes draw upon an archive of historical landscape paintings to illustrate how images from the past underscore the dire reality of climate change and shifting ecosystems in the present.

John Sonsini

Cowboy Stories & New Paintings

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

January 11, 2020 - February 22, 2020
Vielmetter Los Angeles is pleased to present the gallery’s first exhibition with Los Angeles based portrait painter John Sonsini. Comprised of full-length figures, bust portraits, and still lifes, the exhibition, Cowboy Stories & New Paintings, centers on the theme of cowboys living in Mid City Los Angeles. Emblematic of Sonsini's 50 yearlong practice, his all-male portraits oscillate between the intimacy of depicting a specific person's likeness and more generally addressing broad issues of gender mythology. In “Francisco”, we see the sitter exchanging his street clothes for the western clothing he's unpacked from a suitcase, thus witnessing the transition from the everyday to the performative.

Shana Lutker

An Analphabet

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

September 20, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Louise Fishman

The Tumult in the Heart

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

September 20, 2019 - November 2, 2019

The Light Touch

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

September 7, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Nick Aguayo

Wake the Town and Tell the People

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

September 7, 2019 - October 19, 2019

Genevieve Gaignard

I'm Sorry I Never Told You That You're Beautiful

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

June 29, 2019 - August 17, 2019

Samuel Levi Jones

No More Tokens

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

June 29, 2019 - August 17, 2019

Sculpture

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

June 1, 2019 - July 6, 2019

Deborah Roberts

Native Sons: Many Thousands Gone

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

April 13, 2019 - June 8, 2019

Arlene Shechet

Sculpture

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

April 6, 2019 - June 8, 2019

Inaugural Exhibition

1700 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90021

February 16, 2019 - March 23, 2019