The Michael Kohn Gallery is pleased to announce its plans for a move to Highland Avenue in Hollywood and a new 10,000 square foot gallery, opening spring, 2014. The new building will provide an immense exhibition space with 22 foot ceilings, that will allow for impressive shows on a monumental scale. This design will also incorporate massive glass windows along Highland avenue and extensive skylights to awash the gallery with natural light. Finally, this formidable space will boast a state of the art media room for film, video and sound installations.
The new gallery's impressive architectural and aesthetic impact is due to a collaboration between Michael Kohn and Lester Tobias of Tobias Architecture, a Los Angeles based architect who worked in Frank Gehry’s offices before establishing his own practice. This is the second gallery design for Michael Kohn by Tobias, who designed his former space in Santa Monica in 1990.
This move to Highland Avenue in Hollywood represents an important step in Michael Kohn's history within Los Angeles' art scene. Kohn's new space will open the door for an ever-stronger dedication to presenting museum-quality exhibitions that showcase his dual interests in art history and contemporary art. The gallery will also use this new space to underscore its important program of representing historical artists and Estates from California such as Bruce Conner, Wallace Berman and Joe Goode. Presenting work that is personally intriguing as well as challenging, Kohn will continue his reputation for intelligent curatorial projects and a keen eye for adding new talent to his roster in this large new space. Always with an eye for the future, Michael Kohn will mount bold exhibitions by established and emerging artists to expand its presence in Los Angeles and throughout the international art world.
Michael Kohn is thrilled to announce the exciting news of its new space during this year's Frieze Masters fair in Regent's Park, London. At the fair, Kohn will showcase rare work from his area of specialty and expertise: historical California artists. The Michael Kohn Gallery will demonstrate the history of collage through the work of such important California artists as Wallace Berman and Bruce Conner, whose estates are represented by the gallery. Earlier work by Southern California painter, Joe Goode will be given prominent space in the booth, including a magnificent triptych, 1969-70, from his cloud series. Additionally, rare 1970s vapor drawings by Larry Bell, a selection of Minimalist paintings by John McLaughlin from 1959 and 1961, and finally photographs by Charles Brittin whose Estate the gallery represents, will also be present in the booth.
Kohn, a Los Angeles native, received his B.F.A. in Art History from UCLA, and an M.A. in Art History from The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. While in New York, Kohn was a contemporary art critic for Art & Auction, Arts Magazine, and U.S. Editor for Flash Art Magazine from 1983-85, intern at the Guggenheim Museum, T.A. in NYU’s Art History Dept.