For those looking to experience the authentic Los Angeles art scene, the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art gallery is worth checking out. Coming this February 18th, 2017 and continuing until May 21st, visitors can view and celebrate the works of Jason Rhoades and his politically charged art installations. Although an LA native, this is the first time his works will be on exhibition for locals to enjoy.
The Rhoades exhibition will showcase six major pieces throughout the late artist's career, focusing on timely topics of today's conversations from religion, racial and gender stereotypes, and sex. His installations are expressive and push the envelope of worldly events as he saw them. Among them are ‘Swedish Erotica and Fiero Parts' (1994); ‘My Brother/Brancuzi' (1995); ‘The Creation Myth' (1998); ‘My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage…' (2004); ‘The Black Pussy… and the Pagan Idol Workshop' (2005), and ‘Tijuanatanjierchandelier' (2006).
The exhibition will span over 28,000 square feet of gallery space, so be prepared to be entertained. Along with the cutting-edge art installations, a fully illustrated collection released by Hauser & Wirth Publishers and a video compilation, will also be on display. The book will feature a foreword by gallery owner, Paul Schimmel, as well as several articles by local writers and an essay by UCLA's own Russell Ferguson. The video features never before seen vintage footage from Jason Rhoades' estate, and documents his entire career until his timely death in 2006 at age 41.
The Jason Rhoades Art Installation is a unique way to spend the day while in Los Angeles. The Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art gallery is just an uber away from most Ayres Hotels in the SoCal area. Just 19 miles from the Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach/Hawthorne, and 26 miles from Ayres Suites Diamond Bar in Los Angeles, it's easily accessible from all points.