October 19 - 22, 2017
Kohn Gallery is pleased to announce its participation at the 2017 edition of FIAC, with a booth of historical work that underscores the breadth and scope of 20th century Californian art with leading figures from the ‘60s through the present. Included in the exhibition are works in a range of media from beat-generation artists Bruce Conner and Wallace Berman including mixed-media collages, ink works and assemblages. Conner and Berman were among the first artists active in the post-war Los Angeles art community, and showed extensively at Ferus Gallery in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Their work mined the cultural consciousness of post-war America, heavily embracing the mediums of photography and film that structured both the cultural and political mindset of the nation at the time. Kohn Gallery is pleased to represent the estates of both artists.
Included in the booth will also be new work from Lita Albuquerque and important Tony Berlant tin collages, with rare paintings and drawings by Joe Goode, John McCracken, John McLaughlin and Ed Ruscha. Albuquerque’s unique dimensional paintings continually explore themes of light, space and mysticism, with concave interiors fitted with varying gold finishes. Aspects of light and space are also central to the work of Goode, McCracken and McLaughlin, each who will present works that interrogate themes of dimensionality and presence through use of perspective and tonal or chromatic contrast.
Tony Berlant, now represented by Kohn Gallery, presents vivid metal collages on plywood, exploring themes within his signature studio practice. Additionally included will be Ed Ruscha’s piece The End (2004), a further iteration of his longstanding series that questions ephemerality, mortality and the historical climate out of which his work is produced.