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FRANCESCA GABBIANI

VAGUE TERRAINS / URBAN FUCKUPS—a new show of richly textured paper-on-paper work by Francesca Gabbiani—is now on view in Los Angeles.

Non-place, a book by French anthropologist Marc Augé, explored spaces of transience where individuals are anonymous—airport waiting rooms, hotel lobbies, railway stations. Gabbiani’s beautifully crafted works have recently focused on a different and special kind of space, of wilderness that one finds in today’s urban texture, in abandoned grounds and unattended interstices of the city.” — Paolo Colombo

 

FRANCESCA GABBIANI—

VAGUE TERRAINS / URBAN FUCKUPS

Through June 9.

Gavlak

1034 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles.

Francesca GabbianiLookout, 2016-2017, (detail, above); ink, gouache, and colored paper on paper.

CONCRETE ISLAND AT VENUS

Matt Johnson, Drywall #5 (Baby Aqua M440–3), 2017. Painted wood, 72 x 101 x 72 inches (182.9 x 256.5 x 182.9 cm) Image credit: Venus Over Manhattan

Matt Johnson, Drywall #5 (Baby Aqua M440–3), 2017.
Painted wood, 72 x 101 x 72 inches (182.9 x 256.5 x 182.9 cm)
Image credit: Venus Over Manhattan

“Welcome to Concrete Island: an overlooked city within a city, an entropical paradise where leisure is lean….Listen to our walls: they speak in a rare blend of hobo shamanism and contemporary primitivism that captures the texture of the urban psyche.”*

This group show at Venus’ Boyle Heights outpost features work by Kelly Akashi, William Anastasi, Vern Blosum, Will Boone, Jedediah Caesar, Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Crenshaw Cowboy, Catharine Czudej, Jaime Davidovich, Harry Dodge, Sam Falls, Francesca Gabbiani, Kim Gordon, Matt Johnson, Lazaros, Jason Matthew Lee, Jason Bailer Losh, Tony Matelli, Pentti Monkkonen, Ruben Ochoa, Jon Pylypchuk, Ry Rocklen, Nancy Rubins, Sterling Ruby, Analia Saban, Blair Saxon-Hill, Max Hooper Schneider, Daniel R. Small, Piotr Uklanski, Kaari Upson, and Chris Wiley.

 

CONCRETE ISLAND, through May 20.

VENUS LOS ANGELES, 601 South Anderson Street, Los Angeles.

*venusovermanhattan.com/exhibition/concrete-island/