AE2 Presents Chris Coy: Jurassic in Los Angeles

For his second exhibition with Anat Ebgi, “Jurassic,” Chris Coy presents a body of work called the Transfermaster-C series. These oil paintings are first rendered with the assistance of an Artificial Intelligence program, and then hand-painted on linen. Coy fed the transfer program a “decadent diet” of Jean-Honoré Fragonard and François Boucher images, and then the artist asked the program to map those images of superfluous pleasure onto Francisco Goya’s Disasters of War etchings. The results flatten histories and inherit both sets of imagery—luxury and playfulness, as well as violence, rage, and human brutality—forming an aesthetic superposition that in Coy’s words “feel as if the soul of the world has been sucked into the vacuum of space.

“Jurassic” is on view through August 24 at AE2 2680 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA. photographs courtesy of the artist and Anat Ebgi

Guillermo Kuitca Presents Two New Series @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

 Evoking the complex geometries and layered information of architectural plans and cartographic maps, Guillermo Kuitca’s theatrical paintings explore themes of dislocation. Presented in the South Gallery, this exhibition will debut two new series rendered with the artist’s distinctive melding of abstraction and figuration: ‘The Family Idiot’ draws from Jean-Paul Sartre’s three-volume study of Gustave Flaubert, while the 18-part wall piece ‘Missing Pages’ evokes the physical process of book printing, specifically the unexpected combinations of images that ensue during pagination. The exhibition will also include new Theater pieces that build upon Kuitca’s long-standing involvement with the dramatic arts through an idiosyncratic integration of architectural features in two-dimensional space.This exhibition by Guillermo Kuitcat will be on view until August 18 at Hauser & Wirth 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles. photographs courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth