A Sneak Peek of Hauser Wirth and Schimmel's Inaugural Exhibition At Their Brand New Outpost In Los Angeles

Autre got a chance to check out a private preview of Hauser Wirth and Schimmel's brand new outpost in Los Angeles. The gallery currently presents ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016,’ the inaugural exhibition at its new complex in the heart of the downtown Los Angeles Arts District. Through nearly 100 works made by 34 artists over the past seventy years, this ambitious undertaking traces ways in which women have changed the course of art by deftly transforming the language of sculpture since the postwar period. Works on view reveal their makers inventing radically new forms and processes that privilege solo studio practice, tactility, and the idiosyncrasies of the artist’s own hand. ‘Revolution in the Making’ explores multiple strains of artistic approaches, characterized by abstraction and repetition, that reject the precedent of a monolithic masterwork on a pedestal, employing such tactics as stacking, hanging, and intertwining, to create an intimate reciprocity between artist and viewer. ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016' will be on view from March 13 to September 4, 2016 at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper