The Underground Museum, Artists of Color
Through February 4, 2018
Artists of Color is The Underground Museum’s third exhibition curated by our co-founder Noah Davis. It presents color-driven work in the form of monochrome, hard-edge and color field painting, sculpture and immersive installations. The show includes works by artists Joe Goode, Josef Albers, Michael Asher, Dan Flavin, Carmen Herrera, Jennie C. Jones, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Diana Thater, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Lita Albuquerque and more.
Color is a building block of artistic practice and our own aesthetic experiences. Artists of all mediums use color to express shapes, light, mood and emotion. Think about the specific shades that represent serenity, nobility, energy, or purity. Color is also used by people and political movements to define culture and countries. It can make visible the often unseen connection between our bodies and the cosmos.
Our hope is that through this show you develop your own relationship to color. That together we expand the dialogue around color theory. That you take new notice of how colors interact with each other, both on the canvas and in life. [press]
Kohn Gallery, Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album
Through September 1, 2017
Kohn Gallery presents for the first time in Los Angeles, Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album, a re-envisioning of Hopper’s first photography show in 1970. Curators, Claudia Bohn-Spector and Sam Mellon of MICRONAUT, introduce a fresh take on Hopper’s Fort Worth show, presenting these surviving prints in a new, critical context for his work. The photographs include some of Hopper’s most iconic work, arranged in evocative narrative groupings that encapsulate his unique and conceptual photographic practice.
Shown in conjunction with the show will be works by Dennis Hopper’s friends, contemporaries, and photography subjects. The selected works by John Altoon, Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Joe Goode, and Andy Warhol were created in the 1960s during the same time Hopper was creating The Lost Album.
Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Joe Goode
Through September 2, 2017
This show examines Joe Goode’s practice by way of a four select bodies of work. Though seemingly all disparate, the common thread demonstrated is Goode’s objective to conceiving and executing an idea through a variety of media disciplines. He is focused on achieving a composition through any process available, be it lithography, archival digital print, tearing, shooting or painting and in many cases a combination thereof.
A fully illustrated catalogue covering 25 different series of works, including texts from Joe Goode, Kristine McKenna, a foreword by Ed Ruscha and an afterword by Michael Kohn will be released on the occasion of this exhibition. The catalogue focuses on Goode’s journey to Los Angeles, the rise of his career, his influences, the evolution of the art world around him and important series of works from over the last six decades. This extensive survey of Joe Goode’s career will be available at Kohn Gallery and online at kohngallery.com.
“I don’t feel like my work changes, and in a way I’ve been making the same painting for 50 years,” Goode admits in the catalogue essay. “Every new series presents a new set of problems, and that’s part of what keeps me working."