The exhibition, THREES COMPANY, is titled in response to Marnie Weber's chimp sculpture. It is a platform of association to the exhibition of 33 artists and their works. The exhibition includes works from Andrew Arduini, John Baldessari, Devandra Banhart, Tami Demaree, Aryo Toh Djojo, Jason Roberts Dobrin, Jon Elder, John Emison, Jamie Felton, Ryan Fenchel, Matt Fishbeck, Daniel Gibson, Dan Graham, Gibby Haynes, Steven Hull, Allie Ihm, Johanna Jackson, Patrick Jackson, Chris Johanson, Janet Jenkins, Caleb Lyons, T Kelly Mason, Stefan Meier, Robert Moreland, Max Ostrow, Nate Page, Ornella Pacchioni, Taylor Marie, Prendergast, Ariel Rosenberg, Mira Schnedler, Tran Truong, Alex Wallman and Marnie Weber. The exhibition is on view through September 30 at Dan Graham 3.0 670 Anderson Street, Los Angeles. photographs by Lani Trock
For over fifty years, Graham’s expansive multidisciplinary practice has encompassed video, sculpture, photography, performance, installation, and a prolific body of writing on religion, music, art, architecture, garden design, and popular culture. Forming a central theoretical thread throughout the course of his career, his work has examined the function and role of architecture in contemporary society, and how it frames and reflects public life. Since the 1970s he has produced what he refers to as pavilions, hybrid constructions that are part architecture and part sculpture. Inspired by ornamental buildings found in 17th and 18th century European pleasure gardens, Graham’s sculptural pavilions are comprised of simple geometric forms and constructed using materials associated with corporate architecture like metal, aluminum, transparent and/or two-way mirrored glass, and sometimes juxtaposed with natural elements like hedges. Functioning as built environments, the pavilions create unusual optical and physical experiences for the viewer – blurring the lines between public and private space – and making apparent that our material surroundings structure the very core of our societies by determining the form of our vision and sight.
A selection of photographs relating to his seminal magazine artwork, Homes for America(1966), and taken by Graham during a 2006 visit to his native suburban New Jersey, feature images of diverse architectural styles punctuated with lawns, topiaries, and shrubs. Displayed in a sequenced formation on the gallery walls, each image highlights Graham’s interest in serial structures, topology, and systems of information as evident in the peculiar color ranges, materials, and repetitive geometries of the suburban American landscape. A series of architectural models and video works provide further context for his ongoing exploration of the built world. New Works By A Small-Town Boy is on view at Regen Projects through August 18. 6750 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles. photographs Oliver Kupper
On view now, atop Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse (Radiant City) in Marseille, France you will be able to find a stunning presentation of works by iconic conceptual sculptor Dan Graham. Curated by French designer Ora Ito, who purchased the rooftop of Corbusier's stunning apartment complex in 2013 and named it MAMO, or MArseille MOdulor. The space has become an outdoor gallery of sorts - set against the masterful surrounding architecture. Presented here are two of Graham's classic pavilions, seven maquettes, as well as a selection of films. "Observatory / Playground" will be on view until September 20, 2015 at MAMO, in Marseille, France.