In a theatrical, nearly madcap, gesture, international art gallery Hauser & Wirth is throwing a big art party to simultaneously launch three shows: Takesada Matsutani, Paul McCarthy: WS Spinoffs, Wood Statues, Brown Rothkos and Monika Sosnowska.
The open-to-the-public event will take place on the holiday weekend, July 1, on the campus of the private gallery’s massive digs — the art world equivalent of a football field. With a sprawling 100,000 square feet of space (venue is a repurposed former flour mill) there is sufficient space to bundle three shows, groovy sounds by KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer and food and drink from Manuela, the resident restaurant located in the gallery’s marvelous inner courtyard.
Art revelers can nosh-and-canoodle, schmooze-and-saunter through galleries that celebrate the explorations with polyvinyl acetate adhesive (vinyl glue) on canvas by Osaka-born, Paris-based Matsutani, with big bulbous eggy-shapes; Los Angeles homeboy/badboy McCarthy’s furthering of his Disney/Snow White series, twelve figurines, crazy sculptures created by a digital mapping process and painstaking labor; and beautiful minimalist sculptures wrought from industrial materials and objects by Sosnowaka, a Polish-born artist well known in New York, but largely underexposed in Los Angeles.
Triple Opening | Hauser & Wirth | Saturday July 1 – 6 – 9 pm