The West Coast Avant-Garde - ADAA

A Celebration of the West Coast Avant-Garde

Kohn Gallery has championed West Coast avant-garde artists from its space in Los Angeles for the past thirty years - beginning long before the postwar California art scene was recognized by the art world at large.

This summer, it presents a sweeping survey of the area’s groundbreaking artists from the 1950s to today–including works by the ”father" of assemblage art Wallace Berman, environmental art pioneer Lita Albuquerque, Light and Space artist Larry Bell and more. 

The exhibition highlights the breadth of movements that flourished in California over the past six decades, the way they influenced contemporary artists on both coasts and the distinct West Coast sensibility that lies at the heart of it all.

 Lita Albuquerque,  Auric Field Gold (Au 79) , 2015, pigment on panel

Lita Albuquerque, Auric Field Gold (Au 79), 2015, pigment on panel

 Llyn Foulkes,  Untitled (There is nothing to be feared) , 1964, oil and graphite on canvas

Llyn Foulkes, Untitled (There is nothing to be feared), 1964, oil and graphite on canvas

 Joe Goode,  Torn Cloud Painting 73 , 1972, oil on canvas

Joe Goode, Torn Cloud Painting 73, 1972, oil on canvas

 Larry Bell,  Series II Cube , 1995, coated glass and chrome

Larry Bell, Series II Cube, 1995, coated glass and chrome

 Bruce Conner,  Untitled Assemblage , 1960, mixed medium

Bruce Conner, Untitled Assemblage, 1960, mixed medium

 Lita Albuquerque,  Wave of Breath , 1989, mixed media

Lita Albuquerque, Wave of Breath, 1989, mixed media

 Jess,  Untitled(Pooh Figure) , 1953, paste-up

Jess, Untitled(Pooh Figure), 1953, paste-up

 Wallace Berman,  Untitled , c.1965, image verifax collage

Wallace Berman, Untitled, c.1965, image verifax collage

 John Altoon,  Untitled (F-14) , 1962-63, pastel and ink on board

John Altoon, Untitled (F-14), 1962-63, pastel and ink on board

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