Pioneering Immersive Artist Lucio Fontana at LA’s Hauser & Wirth

Timeless experiential artworks from the avant-garde Italian artist

Installation art isn’t new, though it’s perhaps been garnering more attention over the past few decades, as technology rapidly improves and expands. Light and Space artists have been concerned with the transformation of physical environments since the 1960s, tapping into a centuries-old practice through inventive uses of glass, neon lighting, and various other techniques and materials. One could be inclined to include Lucio Fontana in …

Alexander Calder’s “Calder: Nonspace” in DTLA

This indoor/outdoor show celebrates the American sculptor's brilliant understanding of space

Alexander Calder is alive in Downtown LA‘s Hauser & Wirth through the brilliant Calder: Nonspace show—the beloved, departed artist’s first solo show in the city since 2013. The exhibition spans work from 1939 to 1976, including the brilliant artist’s mobiles and maquettes, free-standing structures and floating shapes. The title and thematic arc of the show is inspired by novelist James Jones’ notion of “nonspace” in relationship to …

Mike Kelley’s Superman-Inspired Artworks at Hauser & Wirth

The most comprehensive survey of Kelley’s “Kandors” pieces ever, on display now in LA

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Late Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley is still very busy. His sudden passing in 2012 shocked the Southern California art community as they shifted from his being an artist in-the-making to one whose work would be memorialized, to play on as an ongoing reflection of a life lived in dialogue with all sorts of artistic consumption, disciplines and creation. Kelley was …