Marcia Hafif: An Extended Gray Scale. Fergus McCaffrey

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Jarl Mohn and Fergus McCaffrey Gallery are pleased to present a site-specific installation of Marcia Hafif’s monumental 1972–73 work, An Extended Gray Scale, at 5142 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles—coinciding with the 2022 edition of Frieze Los Angeles.

Over the course of five decades, Marcia Hafif embarked on a systematic exploration into the possibilities of pigment and process. Pivotal to this development was her iconic An Extended Gray Scale, a single work and a recording of every tonal variant she could perceive between white and black on a series of 106 square cotton canvases.

Completed in 1973, and shown only once as-intended during the artist’s lifetime, we are pleased to offer an unprecedented opportunity to experience one of Hafif’s most essential works, exhibiting for one month only, in the artist’s home state. 

For more information, please visit our website.

Open to the public:Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm (PST)(closed Mondays)

5142 West Jefferson Blvd, East BldgLos Angeles, CA 90016(a block west of La Brea)

. Marcia Hafif at Unlimited at Art Basel, 2015
. Marcia Hafif at Unlimited at Art Basel, 2015

MARCIA HAFIF (American, 1929 – 2018)

Marcia Hafif’s work has been exhibited widely in Europe and the United States. Recent exhibitions, include: Fergus McCaffrey, New York, 2021, 2018, 2016; Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, 2020; Tate Modern (film programme), London, 2019; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2019; MAMCO Genève, 2019; Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, California, 2018; Lenbachhaus, Munich, 2018; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen and Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland, 2017; Laguna Art Museum, California, 2015; and the Hammer Museum Biennial, Los Angeles, 2014. Her full body of work includes photography, sculpture, film, and installations, and is represented in many collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Art Institute of Chicago; MAMCO Genève; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among many others.

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