If ever there was an artist who needs to be seen in Los Angeles, it is Georg Herold, an artist who traverses boundaries and limitations, and the distance between Germany and Los Angeles, due to the visionary nature of his work. His ironic eye and humorous sensibility bring life to rough and crude materials of ordinary, and merely modest value, and transforms them into sculptures of dynamic, living beings, now in the first Los Angeles exhibition of his sculptural figures at Perry Rubenstein Gallery.
There is arguably no one who has a better grasp of the entire canon of photography than artist Zoe Crosher. As a photographer and artist who works with photography, she is an intellectual powerhouse set to assume her rightful place as one of the most significant artists of her time and her medium. With her extensive vision and her perception of the entire playing field of photography, she has created the incredible duBois archive, the final installation of which Perry Rubenstein Gallery is pleased to exhibit in Los Angeles.
Mike Kelley explodes the mind of the American culture with a vision so clear and incisive, he stands as one of the most relevant and influential artists of his time. Springing out of the traditions of pop, Mike Kelley transcends the mere representation and visual exploration of contemporary cultural objects and their iconography, and brings the viewer into the existential space of a culturally created landscape that challenges the veracity of our collective perceived reality. Perry Rubenstein Gallery is proud to exhibit "Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites," one of his most spectacular works.
Iwan Baan’s visionary understanding of human life and human habitation stretches beyond the limitations of mere photographic reproduction of architecture. Baan creates his images on the edge of a new understanding and representation of humanity; humanity engaged in the practice of the occupation of space; dwelling as an existential ritual, residing within self-created enclosures, both limiting and empowering, dominating and dominated.
Alex Katz's career spans an extraordinary 43 years and shows no sign of slowing down. His vibrant and graphic images are as relevant and modern as ever. His sensibility is as contemporary as the time itself in which it resides, solidly taking a place within the graphic sensibility of our times. The total body of his work resides within the Pop Art oeuvre, reminding us of past great such as Lichtenstein and Warhol.
Helmut Newton loved Los Angeles. He returned so frequently to its barren and lush landscapes, he made it his winter home. Drawn in by its unique blend of glamor and emptiness, his personal vision of the city that inspired him the most is at the core of the exhibit “Sex and Landscapes”, being shown in Los Angeles for the first time with the support of June Newton and the estate. The show of 40 large-scale photographs spans three decades of his work.