Gallerist Sarah Gavlak is thinking big these days -- as in 5,000 square feet. Art world figures who'd flown in for the affair included Eric Shiner, director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, where Gavlak is from; and Stuart Comer, chief curator of media and performance art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. "I think it's genius that she's back in L.A.," Shiner said. "It's where she deserves to be, in one of the great art capitals of the world."
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Her new Hollywood gallery, Gavlak, opened Thursday night, joining Regen Projects, Michael Kohn Gallery and Hannah Hoffman Gallery in the neighborhood. It's an ambitious attempt to expand the footprint of her smaller Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, Fla. The Hollywood gallery, at 1034 N. Highland Ave., launched with a group show featuring paintings, drawings and sculptures by contemporary artists from around the world, including L.A.-based Whitney Biennial artists Keith Mayerson and Lisa Anne Auerbach as well as Liz Craft and Vincent Szarek, Vienna artist Judith Eisler and New York artists T.J. Wilcox, Andrew Brischler and McDermott & McGough.
MICHAEL JOHN KELLY
Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.)
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Michael John Kelly
Flaming June VII (Flaming Creatures)
June 8th to August 5th, 2017
Gavlak Los Angeles is pleased to present a group exhibition entitled Flaming June VII (Flaming Creatures). This is the seventh iteration of “Flaming June,” a series of exhibitions curated by Sarah Gavlak that began in 1997. The title of the show is attributed to English Pre-Raphaelite artist Sir Frederic Leighton's famous classist painting Flaming June (1895) which portrays a sleeping woman in a vibrant orange gown. Artists featured include Lisa Anne Auerbach, Judie Bamber, Amy Bessone, Andrew Brischler, Zoe Buckman, Willie Cole, Mike Davis, Lecia Dole-Recio, Judith Eisler, Alexandra Grant, Keith Haring, David Haxton, Nir Hod, Timothy Horn, Elisabeth Kley, Kelly Lamb, Bovey Lee, Michael Manning, Maynard Monrow, David Mramor, Yuval Pudik, Dean Sameshima, Tabboo!, Betty Tompkins, Marnie Weber, T.J. Wilcox, and Rob Wynne.
Los Super Elegantes Performance Retrospective: Forever Up, and Coming Now
September 9th to November 4th, 2017
In 1995, Milena Muzquiz and Martiniano Lopez-Crozet began practicing experimental entertainment together and performing as “Los Super Elegantes” at small clubs in San Francisco. They were signed to BMG Mexico in 2001 and recorded three albums, receiving mainstream attention as they reached the top of music charts in Mexico. Upon moving to Los Angeles, the duo continued to record music, produce videos, and perform plays throughout Southern California and South America, inspired by their personal experiences and elements of culture. The two invented “blind singing,” a musical writing technique; they blindfolded each other and sang over their recorded music, believing that this would make their lyrics the most honest, and the melody and chorus would naturally fall into place. Los Super Elegantes participated in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and 2007 Sao Paulo Biennial, striving to not be defined as a pop music group or as contemporary artists.
Director: Jeremy Lyon
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