Wallace Berman: American Aleph
When: Opens Friday, May 6, 6–8pm
Where: Kohn Gallery (1227 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles)
Wallace Berman was a seminal figure in the post-war Los Angeles art scene, having made his solo LA debut at the legendary Ferus Gallery in 1957. Despite his crucial role at the intersection of assemblage, collage, mysticism, and poetry, he has not had a proper retrospective almost since his death 40 years ago. Kohn Gallery aims to correct this oversight with American Aleph, a full-career retrospective that casts Berman as not only a major Southern California artist, but also an important American one.