Home Is Where The Art Is: UTA’s New Artist SpaceAuthor:Abigail Stone
The arts arm of talent agency UTA (United Talent Agency) opens their new Ai Weiwei-designed gallery in Beverly Hills with a show entitled “One Shot”.
The show focuses on the work of the so-called “Color Field” artists — a group that includes Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler and Mark Rothko — who were active from the late 1950s to the early ’70s. Their work is characterized by large, flat swatches of color spread across a canvas that embraced the simplicity of the visual response to hue, shade and tone.
The opening of the show marks the relocation of the agency’s gallery from its two-year old location in Boyle Heights, where it hosted shows including a Larry Clark retrospective, to the refined environs of Bevelry Hills and within walking distance of the agency’s main building.
The 4,000-square-foot warehouse, built in the 1940s, once housed a diamond-cutting facility. Renowned artist and UTA client Weiwei worked with architect Daveed Kapoor to reimagine the building’s layout and floor plan as well as its doors and exterior details. In fact, October will see the artist’s first solo exhibition in LA at the new space.
More than a typical gallery, the space underline’s UTA’s commitment to helping artists to expand their horizons beyond just showing their work but exploring other mediums, from book publishing to commercial ventures, as well as the agency’s dedication to the vibrant arts scene in Los Angeles.
The group exhibition features works by Morris Louis, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Sam Gilliam, and Jules Olitski, among others. ONE SHOT runs from July 12 – August 18, 2018,
UTA Artist Space, 403 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210, Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 – 6