Field Trip: Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

Exterior view, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, 2016. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Joshua Targownik via artsy. 

Exterior view, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, 2016. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Joshua Targownik via artsy

We took a field trip to the recently opened Los Angeles outpost of the global gallery Hauser Wirth. The gallery (named Hauser Wirth & Schimmel because Paul Schimmel, formerly of MOCA, is on board as partner) is housed in a generously sprawling former grain mill in the Arts District. The space includes multiple galleries, education room, restaurant (opening this summer), bookstore and a large outdoor courtyard invites visitors to grab a seat and people watch, perhaps while enjoying a coffee from the onsite airstream. 

The current exhibition, Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 — 2016, co-curated by Schimmel and Jenni Sorkin, spotlights a group of 34 international female sculptors, whose collective work spans the past 70-years. The show is organized chronologically to emphasize the evolution of the medium, and the influence of one generation upon the next. We pulled together a highlights reel and while photography of the art itself isn't permitted, we were able to find images online taken inside the galleries during the press preview. Enjoy!