Pace Gallery at Frieze Los Angeles

Robert Longo, Untitled (Dry Palm), 2023 © Robert Longo / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Art Martin Cid Magazine
Art Martin Cid Magazine

Pace is pleased to announce details of its presentation at this year’s edition of Frieze Los Angeles. The booth (#D10) will offer a snapshot of Pace’s 2024 program at its LA gallery, featuring artworks by Li Songsong, Alicja Kwade, Gordon Parks, Torkwase Dyson, and Loie Hollowell. In addition, the booth will spotlight California artists of various generations, including Robert Irwin, Glenn Kaino, and Maysha Mohamedi. Pace’s Frieze LA presentation will also bring together sculptures by several women artists, including Lynda Benglis, Tara Donovan, and Louise Nevelson, alongside works on paper by Robert Longo and Pablo Picasso.

Alicja Kwade, Know
Alicja Kwade, Know-ledge (Immortality-Maximilian), 2023 © Alicja Kwade, courtesy Pace Gallery

Anchoring the booth are works by five artists who will be the subjects of exhibitions at Pace in LA this year:

  • A painting entitled Panda (2023) by Li Songsong, who will open his first-ever solo show in LA at Pace in March
  • Know-ledge (Immortality-Maximilian) (2023), a recent mixed-media sculpture by Alicja Kwade, who, in collaboration with Pace Founder and Chairman Arne Glimcher, will curate an exhibition of her own work and paintings by Agnes Martin at Pace’s LA gallery in May
  • A 1966 photograph by Gordon Parks, whose work will be the subject of a solo show at Pace in LA this summer
  • A new painting by Torkwase Dyson, who, in addition to her upcoming solo presentation at Pace in LA, will be the subject of a solo exhibition presented by Pace as part of the Getty’s PST ART: Art & Science Collide Participating Gallery Program this year
  • A recent Split Orb painting by Loie Hollowell, who, in addition to her upcoming solo exhibitions at Pace’s New York and LA galleries, is presenting her first museum survey at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut

Since opening its West Coast flagship in LA in 2022, Pace has renewed its commitment to the city’s art community, having first established ties to major LA artists—including key figures from the Southern California Light and Space movement—in the 1960s. Among those figures is Robert Irwin, a hugely influential and ceaselessly experimental artist who made use of light and space as key materials in his work across painting, sculpture, and installation. Irwin’s wall-mounted sculpture #3 x 6′ D Four Fold (2016), which will be featured on Pace’s booth at Frieze LA, will be the first work by the artist that the gallery has put on public view since his passing last year at age 95.

Celebrating the city’s vibrant contemporary art scene, Pace’s booth will showcase new works by Glenn Kaino and Maysha Mohamedi, both of whom live and work in LA. Kaino, whose bronze and fabric sculpture Kabuto (LA) (2023) will be on view at Frieze LA, is presenting his first major solo show at Pace’s New York gallery—titled Walking with a Tiger and on view through February 24. His work was recently the subject of Glenn Kaino: Aki’s Market, a multifaceted installation centering on his grandfather’s life in East LA, at the Japanese American National Museum in LA. At the fair, the gallery will also show a 2024 painting by Mohamedi, a self-taught artist raised in San Luis Obispo known for her atmospheric abstractions.

Loie Hollowell, Split Orbs in yellow-orange, purple, red and blue
Loie Hollowell, Split Orbs in yellow-orange, purple, red and blue, 2023 © Loie Hollowell, courtesy Pace Gallery

In the way of works on paper, a large-scale charcoal drawing of a palm tree—an enduring symbol of the Southern California landscape—by Robert Longo will be featured on Pace’s booth along with Pablo Picasso’s Le peintre et son modèle (1970). In his sketches and drawings, which were the subject of a major exhibition at Pace in New York last year, Picasso worked through ideas for his paintings and sculptures. The artist created Le peintre et son modèle, a composition in pen, ink, and wash, just three years before his death in 1973.

Sculptures by an intergenerational group of women artists—Lynda Benglis, Tara Donovan, and Louise Nevelson— will also figure prominently on the gallery’s booth at Frieze LA. New wall-mounted sculptures created by Benglis in 2023 will be exhibited alongside her 1968 work Shape Shifter, one of her early experimentations with poured, pigmented latex. Additionally, the booth will feature a black-painted wood sculpture made by Nevelson in 1985 and a new, never-before-seen work by Donovan composed entirely of CDs.

Pace is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century, holding decades-long relationships with Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Barbara Hepworth, Agnes Martin, Louise Nevelson, and Mark Rothko. Pace enjoys a unique U.S. heritage spanning East and West coasts through its early support of artists central to the Abstract Expressionist and Light and Space movements.

Tara Donovan
Tara Donovan, Stratagem I, 2024 © Tara Donovan, courtesy Pace Gallery

Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal historical and contemporary exhibitions. Under the current leadership of CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Now in its seventh decade, the gallery advances its mission through a robust global program— comprising exhibitions, artist projects, public installations, institutional collaborations, performances, and interdisciplinary projects. Pace has a legacy in art bookmaking and has published over five hundred titles in close collaboration with artists, with a focus on original scholarship and on introducing new voices to the art historical canon.

Today, Pace has seven locations worldwide, including European footholds in London and Geneva as well as Berlin, where the gallery established an office in 2023. Pace maintains two galleries in New York—its headquarters at 540 West 25th Street, which welcomed almost 120,000 visitors and programmed 20 shows in its first six months, and an adjacent 8,000 sq. ft. exhibition space at 510 West 25th Street. Pace’s long and pioneering history in California includes a gallery in Palo Alto, which was open from 2016 to 2022. Pace’s engagement with Silicon Valley’s technology industry has had a lasting impact on the gallery at a global level, accelerating its initiatives connecting art and technology as well as its work with experiential artists. Pace consolidated its West Coast activity through its flagship in Los Angeles, which opened in 2022. Pace was one of the first international galleries to establish outposts in Asia, where it operates permanent gallery spaces in Hong Kong and Seoul, along with an office and viewing room in Beijing. In spring 2024, Pace will open its first gallery space in Japan in Tokyo’s new Azabudai Hills development.

Robert Irwin
Robert Irwin, #3 x 6′ D Four Fold, 2016 © Robert Irwin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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