Huma Bhabha | Lauren Halsey 👀

5130 W. Edgewood Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90019
Jan 25, 6 PM - 8 PM — ends Mar 14, 2020
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition of work by Huma Bhabha. Featuring new sculptures and drawings, the show opens on January 25 and will remain on view through March 14, 2020. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 25 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Born in Karachi, Pakistan and based in Poughkeepsie, New York, Huma Bhabha has become increasingly recognized for the figurative and material vocabularies she has developed for over three decades. The humanoid subjects of her work bear the traces of numerous processes and traditions, embodying an otherworldly synthesis of the beauty, passion, and conflict that define our world.
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David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Lauren Halsey. Featuring sculptural painting installations, the show opens on January 25 and will remain on view through March 14, 2020. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 25 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. This is Halsey’s first show at the gallery, filling it with a vivid, mythopoetic hauntscape of South Central Los Angeles. These latest works continue Halsey’s exploration of monuments, memorials, and public space, particularly her reckonings with gentrification and the threatening economic displacement of Black and Latino/a stores and shops.

"These works are like South Central L.A. business taxidermy," Halsey says of several pieces in her new sculptural installations. She arranges the large cubes and prisms—a play on the "big box" retail developments that often replace local, independent retailers—in assemblages which evoke bristling city blocks. Halsey has divided the sculptures into two styles or "districts": brightly colored distillations of thriving or defunct enterprises and foil enwrapped structures that extend and sample the personal, Black-media-enriched mythography that has run through a number of her past projects.