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David Kordansky Gallery Celebrates 20 Years with Group Exhibition

David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles celebrates its 20th anniversary with 20, a group exhibition opening Saturday, July 8 and running through Saturday, Aug. 19. 

Founded in 2003 by CalArts alum David Kordansky (Art MFA 2002), the gallery has cemented its place as an international hub for contemporary art. 20 charts its past two decades, continuing its tradition of intergenerational cross-pollination and artistic discourse by placing works by emerging LA-based artists in dialogue with those by luminaries known the world over.

More about the show from the official press announcement

Since 2003, when it first opened in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, David Kordansky Gallery has grown into one of the defining galleries of its generation, as well as one that comprehensively embodies concurrent transformations in the Los Angeles art world and beyond. 20 provides an up-to-the-moment snapshot of the gallery’s program, highlighting the dialogues, correspondences, and distinctions between the members of its diverse community of artists. Featuring many works created especially for this occasion, the exhibition provides windows into the minds of artists who interact with the world, their chosen materials, and their ideas and impressions in singular ways; it also provides a window into a collective experience of artmaking at this particular time, when the world of art has undergone profound structural, geographic, economic, and social changes.

20 features works from the entire gallery program, including several CalArtians: Lauren Halsey (Art BFA 12), Larry Johnson (Art MFA 84), Lesley Vance (Art MFA 03), former faculty Ruby Neri, David Altmejd, Markus Amm, Kathryn Andrews, John Armleder, Mario Ayala, Huma Bhabha, Will Boone, Matthew Brannon, Lucy Bull, Andrea Büttner, Valentin Carron, Aaron Curry, Fred Eversley, Jason Fox, Tom of Finland, Derek Fordjour, Sam Gilliam, Jenna Gribbon, Guan Xiao, Jennifer Guidi, Chase Hall, Evan Holloway, Shara Hughes, Rashid Johnson, William E. Jones, Doyle Lane, Deana Lawson, Tala Madani, Chris Martin, Joel Mesler, Ivan Morley, Shahryar Nashat, Odili Donald Odita, Anthony Pearson, Hilary Pecis, Adam Pendleton, Mai-Thu Perret, Tobias Pils, Torbjørn Rødland, Ricky Swallow, Richard Tuttle, Mary Weatherford, Michael Williams, Jonas Wood, and Betty Woodman.

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David Kordansky Gallery Celebrates 20 Years with Group Exhibition