Four members of the Culver City Art Group shared a lovely visit to Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, an art gallery in the Arts District neighborhood of downtown LA. Three of us, B, K and me, rode the Expo Line to the Red Line to the Gold Line and met R there. She drove. Maybe next time we can get her on the train!
The first exhibit was artwork by Mark Bradford. I’ve seen his work at another art museum and fell in love with his images. See my blog post about that exhibit here.
Some contemporary art I can walk right by and other work sucks me in. His images are definitely of the latter variety.
The gallery was originally an old flour mill built from 1896 to 1929. Fortunately the gallery has left a lot of details from that time.
Bradford’s work is very complex. It’s spectacular from a distance but you need to view it close up to really get it.
Shadows and reflections on the window screen.
No visit to an art gallery or museum is complete without lunch. We ate at Manuela, opened since my last visit. For a look at the original post, April 2016, click here.
My choice for lunch was the polenta with mushrooms and egg. Delish.
Can’t go wrong eating outside on a beautiful Southern California April day!
Love nasturtiums. Just some of the edible plants and veggies growing in the planter garden used by the restaurant.
Manuela raises their own chickens for the egg dishes.
Very happy birds…
The beauty of old brick and peeling paint.
The galleries are spacious.
Sometimes it’s hard for me to distinguish the artwork from the architecture…. or maybe there is no distinction.
Let’s not omit the wall in the Ladies Room!