Lita Albuquerque - Los Angeles Times

Lita Albuquerque - Los Angeles Times

Lita Albuquerque knelt down to get closer to the ground. The land has long doubled as her muse and her canvas: She drew constellations into Egypt's Giza Plateau, she mimicked the night sky on a lake bed in the Mojave Desert, she aligned spheres to stars in space while in Antarctica on the summer solstice — 99 orbs in her signature ultramarine, a vibrant hue hearkening to the Tunisian skies of her childhood.

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Gonzalo Lebrija - Artnet News

Gonzalo Lebrija - Artnet News

After signing on with Kohn last fall, Mexican artist Lebrija makes his debut at the gallery this year with an ambitious exhibition. On view are paintings from the artist’s signature Veladuras series, which feature layers of muted semi-transparent paint that form prismatic abstractions, as well as a new sculptural work and film installation. Lebrija is not quite as well-known to American audiences as he is in his home country, but hat may be changing soon.

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Enrique Martínez Celaya - Artnews

Enrique Martínez Celaya - Artnews

Los Angeles–based artist Enrique Martínez Celaya has joined Kohn Gallery’s roster, which includes Ori Gersht, Rosa Loy, Mark Ryden, and others. Martínez Celaya will have his first solo exhibition at the Los Angeles enterprise in September, and a selection of his works will be on view at the gallery this week, in conjunction with Frieze Los Angeles.

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Gonzalo Lebrija - LA Weekly

Gonzalo Lebrija - LA Weekly

Gonzalo Lebrija is one of Mexico's most renowned contemporary artists. Across a connective thematic thread examining the porous borders between life and death, dreams and phenomena, mind and body, eye and spirit, Lebrija practices in a fluid continuum of materials including but not limited to painting, sculpture and video — examples of all of which will be on view at his exhibition opening this weekend at Kohn Gallery in Hollywood.

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Rosa Loy - ARTFORUM

Rosa Loy - ARTFORUM

In Leipzig-based painter Rosa Loy’s phantasmagoric compositions, the industrious, rosy-cheeked women of socialist realism are recast in Kafkaesque mise-en-scènes, in which they farm human-faced heads of lettuce, feed lollipops to Harpies wearing headbands, and recline on couches in poses of analysands more than odalisques.

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Rosa Loy - Los Angeles Times

Rosa Loy - Los Angeles Times

Propaganda and art are often thought of as opposites: The former rehashing cliches to serve the powers that be, and the latter inspiring individuals to believe they are in the presence of something special — a unique human expression, unlike anything else in the world.

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Rosa Loy - Elephant

Rosa Loy - Elephant

The women in Rosa Loy’s dreamlike figurative paintings have always been engaged in something significant: just don’t ask the artist what it all means. In a new show at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, the member of the so-called New Leipzig School is happy for her paintings to lead to a little confusion. Words by Katya Tylevich

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Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Artnews

Jonathan Lyndon Chase - Artnews

 At just 28 years old, Jonathan Lyndon Chase is already a star. The Philadelphia-based painter thoughtfully engages with issues of race, gender, and sexuality in inventive mixed-media works, rooted in his identity as a queer black man in America.

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Jonathan Lyndon Chase - ARTSY

Jonathan Lyndon Chase - ARTSY

Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s paintings sometimes speak to him. They tell him what direction they’d like to take, how heavy the line should be, their color and composition. The figures in his most recent paintings asked him for a little more space. “The paintings were kind of like, ‘Hey, Jon, we need to become bigger,’” he explains. So he went for a much grander scale, responding to their call for “more presence and power” by creating compositions that are nearly 10 by 10.5 feet.

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Heidi Hahn - Artnews

Heidi Hahn - Artnews

Artist Heidi Hahn will now be represented by Kohn gallery in Los Angeles and Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York.

Kohn will host its first solo show with the New York–based artist in the spring of next year, and Karg has a solo show on tap with her for March of 2020.

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Tony Berlant - Los Angeles Times

Tony Berlant - Los Angeles Times

Tony Berlant has been a busy man lately. The 77-year-old artist, a crucial influence in the West Coast Pop Art Movement of the 1960s, recently debuted a solo exhibition of new work at Kohn Gallery in Hollywood — and after six decades of making art, “Fast Forward” may be his most energetic show to date.

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Tony Berlant - KCRW

Tony Berlant - KCRW

Berlant collects decades-old tin packaging and metal signs, which he cuts into small shapes and proceeds to nail onto a wood panel, in his signature style of collage. The largest work in the exhibition, Self, is based on a Polaroid image of a young Tony Berlant taken by his friend, Andy Warhol.

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Jonathan Lyndon Chase @ Tom of Finland Foundation

Jonathan Lyndon Chase @ Tom of Finland Foundation

Secret Gay Box features over fifteen artists who have navigated their sexuality through artistic expression. Like Wolf’s childhood box, this space will be one where art hides in plain sight, even where people might not think to look. The space itself as well as the artworks in it embrace the creativity that it can take to effectively conceal oneself, but also the beauty that can occur in freedom from whatever ‘box’ one might have. All humans have their own “secret gay box”, either conscious or subconscious. This show, the artists represented, and the act of creating a personal art collection are a way to simultaneously fill the box or open it for those around you.

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