Fall Preview 2022
|Henry Taylor, i'm yours, 2015. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. To be shown in MOCA's "Henry Taylor: B Side"|
At MOCA Geffen, "Judith F. Baca: World Wall" (Sep. 10, 2022–Feb. 19, 2023) extends the string of local Baca exhibitions with a presentation of her mural-without-walls, World Wall: A Vision of the Future Without Fear.
|Lee In-sung, From a Mountain Valley in Gyeongju, 1934|
LACMA's "The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art" (Sep. 11, 2022–Feb. 19, 2023) assembles about 130 ink and oil paintings, sculptures, and photographs tracing the influence of the Western avant garde on Korean tradition and innovation. Above is a painting by Lee In-sung, known as the Gauguin of Korea. Huh? "The Space Between" ought to be a revelation.
|Mary Lee Bendolph, Image of Formal Presidents, 2000.|
The Huntington's "Gee's Bend: Shared Legacy" (Sep. 17, 2022–Sep. 4, 2023) will showcase recent purchases of two Gee's Bend quilts and a set of color soft ground etchings by Gee's Bend artists. It's a year-long display in two rotations in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art.
The California African American Museum has tapped Lauren Halsey for a large-scale installation in its atrium-lobby (Sep. 21, 2022–May 7, 2023).
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, offers the West Coast debut of "My Barbarian" (Oct. 1, 2022– TBA), the political-absurdist theater trio's performance and installation that was seen at the Whitney last fall. Also on view is "Rebecca Morris," a retrospective of the inventive abstractionist.
|William Mortensen, Self-portrait as a Magician. Laguna Art Museum|
The Laguna Art Museum's "Photography & Seduction: William Mortensen's Laguna Beach" (Oct. 1, 2022–Jan. 15, 2023) celebrates a photographer from the wrong side of good taste's tracks. Want cheesy, zexy, creepy, scratched-into-the-negative fakeloo? Better call Bill! As precursor to camp and Hollywood f/x, Mortenson was anathema to Group f/64. Ansel Adams called him the anti-Christ. The Laguna show will offer a fitting rebuttal: a pro-Mortensen film narrated by Vincent Price.
|Fred Eversley, Untitled, 1976. OCMA. Photo: ofstudio|
The Orange County Museum of Art opens its new Thom Mayne/Morphosis building at Segerstrom Center, Costa Mesa, on Oct. 8 (at 5 PM on a Saturday). Inaugural exhibitions are the "California Biennale 2022" (through Jan. 2, 2023), "Fred Eversley: Reflecting Back (the World)" (also through Jan. 2), and "13 Women" (through Oct. 1, 2023). The latter is a collection display of works by women artists (Joan Brown, Vija Celmins, Mary Heilmann…) in honor of the 13 women founders of the Balboa Pavilion Gallery, precursor to OCMA. The Eversley show, a 50-year retrospective, follows the OC museum's 1978 Eversley exhibition.
|Brigitte Lacombe, Joan Didion, New York, 1996.|
The Hammer's "Joan Didion: What She Means" (Oct. 9, 2022–Jan. 8. 2023) is the season's wild card. Critic/essayist Hilton Als curates (he organized small, perfect shows on Celia Paul and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye for the Yale Center for British Art and Huntington). "Joan Didion" is to be a vastly bigger group exhibition organized around Didion, an artist of prose, film, and thought. Film clips and documents will be shown alongside some 250 works by 50 of Didion's bicoastal contemporaries: Maren Hassinger, John Koch, Helen Lundeberg, Liz Larner, Jorge Pardo, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, and Pat Steir.
|Bob Thompson, Blue Madonna, 1961. Detroit Institute of Arts|
|Pablo Picasso, untitled. Musée National Picasso, Paris|
|Kaj Franck, Goblet, model KF 486, designed 1968|
|Maria Sibylla Merian, Metamorphosis of a Small Emperor Moth on a Damson Plum, 1679. J. Paul Getty Museum|
|Winged Isis Pectoral, 538-519 BCE. Boston Museum of Fine Arts|
At the Getty Villa, "Nubia: Jewels of Ancient Sudan From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston" (Oct. 12–Apr. 3, 2023) will draw from the East Coast collection of works in gold and ivory, from ancient Egypt's rival kingdom.
|Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Madame Moitessier, 1856. National Gallery, London|
On Nov. 3 the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opens new rotations of its core exhibitions. They include focused displays on The Godfather and Agnès Varda.
"Henry Taylor: B Side" (MOCA Grand Avenue, Nov. 6, 2022–Apr. 30, 2023) is the long-anticipated retrospective of the L.A. painter, the first in Los Angeles. MOCA will bring together informal portraits, mural-scale allegories, installations of found objects, and mini-paintings on cereal boxes and cigarette packs.
|William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time, 2012. The Broad|
|Jingdezhen Porcelain, Chairman Mao ready to swim with the people, 20th century|
|Uta Barth, …and of time (AOT 4), 2000. Getty Museum|
|Jain chhoda from the Linde collection|
|Brian McEntee, Cogsworth, concept art for Beauty and the Beast, about 1990. Walt Disney Animation Research Library. (c) Disney|
|Agnes Pelton, Winter, 1993. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento.|