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Donna Huanca’s OBSIDIAN LADDER triggers the senses through painting, sculpture, sound, scent, and performance. This new topography, which is strikingly different from the rest of the building, transports visitors to another world—a femme realm of reconciliation, creation and trust. This gesture fractures the museum’s site as a former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple that was built by and for men.
Privé is the first solo show in Los Angeles and the first institutional show in the United States by the Berlin-based Swedish artist Anna Uddenberg. Through the lens of the feedback loop that is social media, Uddenberg analyzes systems of representation, the performativity of femme expressions, and its cross-connection to consumer culture and gender studies.
Shown here for the first time in Los Angeles, the oversized flower-potted tulips made from fiberglass- reinforced plastic are painted with the same red polka dots as the floor, ceiling, and walls, creating an immersive viewing experience while at the same time diminishing the appearance of depth.
Based in Los Angeles, photographer Catherine Opie (b. 1961) presents two different aspects of Southern California living in the bodies of work currently on view and curated by the artist: 700 Nimes Road (2010–11) and the Freeway series (1994–95).
In this site-specific mural commissioned by the Marciano Art Foundation, Party creates a fantastical forest that grows as visitors ascend the stairwell floor by floor.
Handsome sets of documents, photographs, and Masonic paraphernalia left at the Temple are presented in the renovated Masonic library.