Our Favorite Exhibitions and Artworks From This Year’s Frieze Week in Los Angeles
Having attended the very first edition of the Frieze art fair’s LA edition in 2019, back when it took place at Paramount Studios and gave me my first IRL glimpse of an off-duty backlot, returning three years later was a very different experience — not only has the fair itself come into its own, there’s now a jam-packed Frieze Week surrounding it that was both exhilarating, and exhausting, to experience. My picks from Frieze itself are below, but also from all the exhibitions and openings happening around town, starting with a new permanent home for Alexander May’s art and design project Sized, which he inaugurated with a show of more than 200 vessels by artists and designers ranging from Emmanuel Olunkwa to Chris Wolston to Vanessa Beecroft. Viso Project launched its latest housewares at The Webster inside a papier-mâché landscape created by Adi Goodrich, while Tiwa Select gallery teamed up with Max Farago to exhibit works by late-career artists alongside furniture by Peter Shire and others.
Out in Santa Monica, a group exhibition called Ceramics Synthesized showcased the boundary pushing works of 16 artists working in clay. The Future Perfect hosted a group show called Momentary Pause inside its current Casa Perfect — a 1971 midcentury home in Beverly Hills — and the Felix art fair returned to its perch at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. Curator Kyle DeWoody put together a show called Totum in which she gave artists and designers chunks of trees felled on her Ojai property by a drought in 2016, and last but not least, Heidi Hahn showed beautiful large-scale paintings of women at Kohn Gallery in one of our favorite art exhibitions in recent memory. Explore our top picks from all those shows below.
Vessels at Sized
Viso Project at the Webster
Tiwa x Farago present Everyday Rituals
Mirror by Gabriella Picone
Betty Parsons, Voyage, 1977, Acrylic on canvas, 46 1/8 x 46 1/8 ins. Courtesy: Alison Jacques, London, and Alexander Gray Associates, New York; © The Betty Parsons Foundation
Eleonore Koch at Mendes WoodBob Thompson (1937-1966), Odalisque, 1960, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, signed; © Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NYBob Thompson (1937-1966), Untitled (Oh Lawd!), 1962, oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 28 3/4 inches, signed; © Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Arturo Herrera, Untitled (black on red brown), 2021 at Thomas Dane Gallery. © Arturo Herrera
Francis Offman, Untitled, 2021-2022. Acrylic, ink, paper, cotton, coffee grounds, Bolognese plaster on cotton. 101.8 x 59.5 in. Courtesy the artist and Herald St, London. Photo by Carlo Favero. Francis Offman, Untitled, 2021-2022. Acrylic, ink, paper, cotton, coffee grounds, Bolognese plaster on cotton. 87.8 x 53.3 in. Courtesy the artist and Herald St, London. Photo by Carlo Favero.
William Kentridge, Fill, 2017. Bronze. 32 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 32 5/8 in.. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. Copyright: William Kentridge. Photo credit: Alex Yudzon
The Frieze booth of Marta Los Angeles gallery, featuring works by Minjae Kim and A History of Frogs. Photos by Erik Benjamins
Talent 1, 2019 by Scott Lyall, at Miguel Abreu Gallery. Gold nano particles and Renaissance wax on ink printed glass, mirror. 48 x 67 1/2 x 2 inches.Secundino Hernández, Untitled, 2020, as shown on the Victoria Miro stand at Frieze LA
Rosha Yaghmai, Afterimage, Lavender Aura, 2021. Acrylic and ink on organza and cotton. Framed Dimensions: 60 x 43 x 2 3/4 inches. Photo credit: Elon Schoenholz Photography. Courtesy the artist and Kayne Griffin, Los Angeles
Liz Larner, Herbal Remedy #2, 2009. Porcelain, stoneware, and paint. 25 x 20 x 3 inches. Work in 4 parts © Liz Larner, Courtesy Regen Projects
Works by James Miller at Nicelle Beauchene GalleryRoss Hansen, ID/OD (indoor/outdoor), 2022 Canvas, epoxy resin, polyurethane 19.50h x 27w x 26d in. Courtesy Volume Gallery
Tanya Aguiñiga, Extraño 7, 2020, Ice-dyed cotton rope, synthetic hair, flax 27h x 17w x 3d in. Courtesy Volume Gallery
Vivian Greven, Lau ||, 2022, oil and acrylic on canvas. 59 × 59 inch. Photo: Ivo Faber, Düsseldorf. Courtesy Kadel Willborn gallery.
David Renggli (DR/M 137), Desire Painting (Zardo San), 2021. Acrylic on wood and jute net, aluminum frame, 59 x 74 3/4 in. Courtesy the artist and Wentrup, Berlin
David Renggli (DR/M 129), Desire Painting (Two Wenira), 2021. Acrylic on wood and jute net, aluminum frame, 51 1/2 x 41 in. Courtesy the artist and Wentrup, Berlin
Heidi Hahn at Kohn Gallery
Bradley Bowers lampsGuy Corriero sculpture, Lland chair, Jason Koharik chair, Floris Wubben table, Bradley Bowers lampGuy Corriero sculptureCody Hoyt vase, Reinaldo Sanguino stoolsEric Roinestad lamp, Ian Collings sculptures
Chad HagermanVince SkellyVincent PocsikRachel ShillanderIan CollingsCharles ArnoldiCasey McCafferty