Ellen Gallagher: Accidental Records

GALLA78952 Ellen Gallagher: Accidental Records
Friday, November 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

901 E 3rd St, Los Angeles CA 90013


Opening reception: Friday, 3 November, 6 – 8 pm

Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present the work of Ellen Gallagher for her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. Opening on 4 November, ‘Ellen Gallagher: Accidental Records’ presents new paintings, drawings, and film installations that continue the artist’s exploration of the complex histories of the Black Atlantic and the afterlives of the Middle Passage. Widely associated with a resurgence in this diasporic critical space, Gallagher has developed her own genre of history painting which makes us question our geographies. The layered surfaces of her works become a kind of dead reckoning, evoking, in the artist’s words ‘the way sailors mark their location at sea, determined by return.’

Photo caption:
Ellen Gallagher
Whale Fall, 2017
Oil, acrylic, ink and paper on canvas
188 x 202 cm / 74 x 79 1/2 in
© Ellen Gallagher
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Photo: Ernst Moritz


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