This is the closing week of AVENGERS—SOMEONE LEFT THE CAKE OUT IN THE RAIN, a group show at Gaga & Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles.
The exhibition features photographs by Julie Becker and Reynaldo Rivera—including several from the Cha Cha Girls ’87 series—prints by Juliana Huxtable, Stephen Willats, and FelixBernstein & Gabe Rubin, paintings by Jill Mulleady, Mayo Thompson, and Bedros Yeretzian &Nicole-Antonia Spagnola, multimedia works by Harry Dodge, Megan Plunkett, MatthewLangan-Peck, and Larry Johnson, and videos by Ken Okiishi and Gary Indiana.
In addition, Hedi El Kholti’s Collage sketchbook #10 is here, as well as ABC Pong, BernadetteCorporation’s table piece, featuring audio by Sylvère Lotringer.
On closing night the gallery will host a video program, with work by Alexander Kluge, AlexHubbard, and exhibition artists Dodge, Huxtable, Indiana, and Spagnola.
The Dumas and Flaubert-derived title of the Air de Paris exhibition HOUSE OF GAGA—20 YEARS LATER (A SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION) refers to the year in the late 1990s when Fernando Mesta joined Air de Paris to do an internship.
Ten years later, Mesta and José Rojas founded House of Gaga in Mexico City. This Air deParis show celebrates the gallery and two decades of art by Julien Ceccaldi, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Trisha Donnelly, Bruno Pelassy, Vivian Suter, and Danny McDonald (Mended Veil).
The sardonic paintings, videos, photographs, and sculptures of artist, filmmaker, and stage director Juan José Gurrola (1935-2007) are on view at House of Gaga/Reena Spaulings Fine Art, part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
Included are works from his Dom Art series (Domestic Art), his “bad painting” versions of Philip Guston canvases, the poems and photographs of Gurrola’s Monoblock series, and three of his films: Robarte el arte (1972, documenting Gurrola’s supposed theft of a Documenta 5 artwork), Porn (circa 1989), and Cinturón gay latino (1984), which documents Gurrola, David Hockney and others painting murals on the walls of Mexico City gay bar El 9.
JUAN JOSÉ GURROLA—1966–1989, through November 18.
REENA SPAULINGS FINE ART, 2228 West 7th Street, 2nd floor (entrance on South Grand View Street), Los Angeles.