Good Company: Pt. 1

Jen DeNike, Alec Egan, Tina Girouard, Elias Hansen,
Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Greg Ito, An Te Liu, Neil Raitt,
Robert Russell, Sigrid Sandström, Jay Stuckey, Samantha Thomas,
Sarah Ann Weber, Janet Werner, Faith Wilding, Cosmo Whyte

December 5, 2020 - January 23, 2021

6150 Wilshire Blvd

Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce the opening of our new exhibition space at 6150 Wilshire Blvd. The new gallery will more than triple our exhibition footprint and will allow us to mount our most ambitious shows yet. It will be used as a second exhibition space in addition to the Culver City gallery.

The inaugural show Good Company: Pt. 1, is a two-part group exhibition co-organized by Anat Ebgi and Paul Schimmel and will be on view from December 5, 2020 through January 23, 2021.

The first part will feature works from 15 gallery artists, anchored by important historic pieces: Euronyme & Ophion (1977-78) a painting diptych by Faith Wilding potent with ideas of genesis, transformation, life cycles and personal mythologies, as well as two installation works by Tina Girouard Air Space Stage (1972) a vibrant canopy of silk fabrics suspended over Blue Hole (1971), four cuts of patterned linoleum arranged in a square, countering austere minimalist art with exuberant color and unorthodox new materials. 

Jen DeNike will present Another Circle, a single channel video production depicting a ballerina rotating in toe shoes in what appears to be an infinite pirouette, which debuted in 2010 at The Company gallery in Chinatown. New paintings from veterans of the gallery roster—elusive abstract depictions of non-inhabited places by Sigrid Sandström and Jay Stuckey’s intricate humorous compositions of everyday people in everyday action. And Elias Hansen will present Until I held it in my hands (2012), a sculpture that is part-chemist lab, part-druggie’s coffee table, and part-DJ booth.

Good Company also includes work from recent additions to the roster. Cosmo Whyte will show a sculpture of mussel-covered life vests that continues the artist’s reimagining of tumultuous passages of displaced and migrant people. Sarah Ann Weber will show a suite of four aqueous paintings—one for each season—teeming with Weber’s signature abstract flora and fauna. Greg Ito’s panoramic window painting As The Curtains Close (2020) reveals the artist’s narrative style with each window depicting the same landscape at different times of day.

Landscape painting continues in the watercolors of Neil Raitt, who will have a solo exhibition in this new gallery April 2021. The exhibition features a wide range of painting styles and conceptual conversations from the emotional and psychological figures in Janet Werner’s portraits, to the luminous and soft gradients of Alec Egan’s southern California skies, to the abstract experimentation of Samantha Thomas dissecting the canvas.

The installation is rounded out with a suspended sculpture by An Te Liu, who borrows from and transforms consumer objects beyond their utilitarian origins, imbuing them with new lyrical narratives; a video and vinyl text poem by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, who uses visual language of exhibition didactic material to play with ideas about information and authority; and a teacup oil painting by Robert Russell who will open a solo exhibition of this new series at our La Cienega space in January 2021.

Paul Schimmel is an independent curator and art historian of contemporary art, formerly the Chief Curator for nine years at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (now the Orange County Museum of Art), Chief Curator for 22 years at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, and Founding Partner of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Paul has organized and written the catalogue for the exhibition, Sigmar Polke Photoworks: When Pictures Vanish, and contributed to the catalogue of Bruce Nauman’s comprehensive MoMA retrospective in 1995. Most recently, he wrote for the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton as well as Kazuo Shiraga exhibition at the Amagasaki City Culture Promotion Foundation.

 

Good Company: Pt. 1

Jen DeNike, Alec Egan, Tina Girouard, Elias Hansen,
Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Greg Ito, An Te Liu, Neil Raitt,
Robert Russell, Sigrid Sandström, Jay Stuckey, Samantha Thomas,
Sarah Ann Weber, Janet Werner, Faith Wilding, Cosmo Whyte

December 5, 2020 - January 23, 2021

EXHIBITION TEXT

E.K. Waller Photography

EXHIBITION TEXT

Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce the opening of our new exhibition space at 6150 Wilshire Blvd. The new gallery will more than triple our exhibition footprint and will allow us to mount our most ambitious shows yet. It will be used as a second exhibition space in addition to the Culver City gallery.

The inaugural show Good Company: Pt. 1, is a two-part group exhibition co-organized by Anat Ebgi and Paul Schimmel and will be on view from December 5, 2020 through January 23, 2021.

The first part will feature works from 15 gallery artists, anchored by important historic pieces: Euronyme & Ophion (1977-78) a painting diptych by Faith Wilding potent with ideas of genesis, transformation, life cycles and personal mythologies, as well as two installation works by Tina Girouard Air Space Stage (1972) a vibrant canopy of silk fabrics suspended over Blue Hole (1971), four cuts of patterned linoleum arranged in a square, countering austere minimalist art with exuberant color and unorthodox new materials. 

Jen DeNike will present Another Circle, a single channel video production depicting a ballerina rotating in toe shoes in what appears to be an infinite pirouette, which debuted in 2010 at The Company gallery in Chinatown. New paintings from veterans of the gallery roster—elusive abstract depictions of non-inhabited places by Sigrid Sandström and Jay Stuckey’s intricate humorous compositions of everyday people in everyday action. And Elias Hansen will present Until I held it in my hands (2012), a sculpture that is part-chemist lab, part-druggie’s coffee table, and part-DJ booth.

Good Company also includes work from recent additions to the roster. Cosmo Whyte will show a sculpture of mussel-covered life vests that continues the artist’s reimagining of tumultuous passages of displaced and migrant people. Sarah Ann Weber will show a suite of four aqueous paintings—one for each season—teeming with Weber’s signature abstract flora and fauna. Greg Ito’s panoramic window painting As The Curtains Close (2020) reveals the artist’s narrative style with each window depicting the same landscape at different times of day.

Landscape painting continues in the watercolors of Neil Raitt, who will have a solo exhibition in this new gallery April 2021. The exhibition features a wide range of painting styles and conceptual conversations from the emotional and psychological figures in Janet Werner’s portraits, to the luminous and soft gradients of Alec Egan’s southern California skies, to the abstract experimentation of Samantha Thomas dissecting the canvas.

The installation is rounded out with a suspended sculpture by An Te Liu, who borrows from and transforms consumer objects beyond their utilitarian origins, imbuing them with new lyrical narratives; a video and vinyl text poem by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, who uses visual language of exhibition didactic material to play with ideas about information and authority; and a teacup oil painting by Robert Russell who will open a solo exhibition of this new series at our La Cienega space in January 2021.

Paul Schimmel is an independent curator and art historian of contemporary art, formerly the Chief Curator for nine years at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (now the Orange County Museum of Art), Chief Curator for 22 years at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, and Founding Partner of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Paul has organized and written the catalogue for the exhibition, Sigmar Polke Photoworks: When Pictures Vanish, and contributed to the catalogue of Bruce Nauman’s comprehensive MoMA retrospective in 1995. Most recently, he wrote for the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton as well as Kazuo Shiraga exhibition at the Amagasaki City Culture Promotion Foundation.

 

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