Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica/CA, USA
Gallery Luisotti is pleased to announce its first group exhibition in its new space at Bergamot Station, B2. Titled Inside/Outside, the exhibition brings together three artists that exemplify the gallery’s program: Joachim Brohm, Shirley Irons, and Catherine Wagner. The works explore the construction of physical space and the boundaries between the exterior and interior. The show is motivated by the gallery’s transition into its new home and the exploration of the idea of a building as a work in progress, and the traces of that process that remain just under the surface once it is completed.
The first project in the show is Joachim Brohm’s series Mies Model Study from 2015. It serves as a trace of a temporary full-scale model of a previously unbuilt golf clubhouse of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s design from 1930. Situated on a hill on the outskirts of Krefeld, Germany, the model was realized for the first time in May of 2013 and was dismantled in December of the same year. Brohm’s mixture of black and white and color photographs produces a hauntingly complete sense of the fragmented building, a work of modernist genius, but only made of plywood and steel posts.