Pat Steir: Painted Rain
8980 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood CA 90069
Wednesday, February 28 at 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Ends May 4, 2024
Please join us for the opening reception of ‘Pat Steir. Painted Rain’ on Wednesday, 28 February from 6 – 8 pm. This February, Hauser & Wirth West Hollywood will proudly present Pat Steir’s first Los Angeles solo exhibition in over three decades. Renowned for her pioneering approach to painting which synthesizes conceptual art, figuration and abstraction, the exhibition will debut a suite of canvases which have as their origin Steir’s recollection of the light in Los Angeles, the ocean and sky she experienced while teaching at CalArts in the 1970s. With their reverberating tones, the works in ‘Painted Rain’ are united by Steir’s exploration of blue. In varied scales, these deep azure, multi-layered works extend Steir’s bravura Waterfall series, the artist’s signature streaming, pouring and layering technique through which Steir intentionally cedes control of the result, allowing the paint to create its own image. These works reveal the expressive power of her art, and that Steir is one of the most original and impactful contemporary painters. Complementing her paintings on view in West Hollywood, Hauser & Wirth’s Downtown Los Angeles art center will feature a special presentation of Steir’s limited-edition prints, produced in collaboration with Crown Point Press, highlighting the artist’s longstanding explorations with printmaking and its importance within her practice. Image: Pat Steir, Painted Rain #2, 2022 – 23 © Pat Steir. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein
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