Team (gallery, inc.) is pleased to announce our participation in the 2016 edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary. This marks the gallery’s third appearance at the fair. We will be exhibiting works by Cory Arcangel, Jakob Kolding, Ryan McGinley and Stanley Whitney. On Sunday, 31 January, we will open a solo exhibition by Jakob Kolding at our Venice Beach space, located at 306 Windward Avenue.
By Cory Arcangel, we will display a new piece from his Photoshop Gradient series. As this body of work grows in prominence, the artist has increasingly emphasized their resemblances to more traditional fine art media: although its “content” is entirely generated via one or two clicks in the titular software, the artwork is nonetheless a photograph, produced and framed as such. The works are at once beautiful and self-effacing – impressive in appearance, while debunking their own Fine Art mythology.
Sculpture and posters by Jakob Kolding investigate the ramifications of architecture and urban design on the individual. Life-sized wooden silhouettes feature black-and-white lambda prints of people, animals and trees, while their backs are left unadorned, displaying the birch grain and structural supports. The works are neither purely sculptural nor pictorial, and demand from the viewer a constant navigation of his own spatial experience. The posters, free-to-take and presented in sculptural stacks on the floor, likewise confound our physical and monetary expectations of exhibition space.
A commanding photograph by Ryan McGinley shows a nude young man with outstretched arms, suspended over a mossy carpet. Taken from McGinley's concise series of models interacting with lush interiors – a significant break from his naturalistic tableaux – the image subverts the familiarity of domestic space; the model's nudity, paired with the photo's grand scale, transforms the carpet into a verdant plain, softening the blow of his inevitable landing.
A brand new, large-scale painting by Stanley Whitney adheres to the artist’s iconic compositional approach of loosely gridded squares of color, sectioned off by thin horizontal lines. Over the past year, images of Whitney’s paintings have been reproduced in two monographs, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Artforum and numerous other prominent publications. Despite its serial nature and increased profile, the dynamic and forceful works manage to feel new with each viewing.
Art Los Angeles Contemporary is located at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, and is open to the public on Friday, 29 January and Saturday, 30 January from 11am – 7pm and Sunday, 31 January from 11am – 6pm. The VIP opening takes place on Wednesday, 28 January, from 3 – 9pm.