“The Pain of Others” ***NOW CLOSED***
through March 3, 2018
“Andy Robert-LAKOU: One Two Five ”
through February 28, 2018 ***NOW CLOSED***
“Artists of Color”
through April 1, 2018
The Underground Museum
I just saw a beautiful small group exhibition called “The Pain of Others”at François Ghebaly’s gallery, organized by the young Paris-based curator Myriam Ben Salah. It’s a show about the erosion of bodies. For me, the centerpiece of the exhibition was a work by Aria Dean that I found really striking. It consists of two bales of cotton bound together with an industrial belt. It looks like a minimalist object, but at the same time it is redolent of a particular history. There was also a great piece by Arthur Jafa, as well as works by a number of artists I wasn’t familiar with. I love it when I go to an exhibition and see art I don’t know and maybe don’t even understand. It made my day.
I would also recommend the young painter Andy Robert’s solo exhibition at Hannah Hoffman.
Finally, I encourage everyone to go to the Underground Museum to see “Artists of Color,” a show conceived by the museum’s co-founder Noah Davis before he died in 2015, at age 32. It’s a wonderful, moving, tongue-in-cheek exhibition of works chosen from MOCA LA’s collection.