Ellen Gallagher is having her first one-artist show in Los Angeles at Hauser & Wirth. "Ellen Gallagher: Accidental Records" (through Jan. 28, 2018) centers on a series of 2017 paintings inspired by the slave trade and Melvillian metaphysics. Whale Falls (2017) adds googly eyes to morally compromised vessels.
Meanwhile the Broad is showing a much earlier (2001) painting, bling bling. Gallagher turns rubber, paper, and enamel into a black mirror of American materialism.