PROFESSIONAL ARTS ON THE CAMPUS OF
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

ABOUT THE GALLERY

The Luckman Gallery is 3,600 square foot space located at the top of the Street of the Arts at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Since its inaugural exhibition in 1994, it has emerged as one of the most respected galleries in Los Angeles.

GALLERY HOURS

MON-THURS+SATURDAY: 12-5

FRI+SUN: CLOSED

Saturday
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Robert Hudson

Selected Work: 1968-1971 

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Robert Hudson has been a force in the art world for more than 50 years. Uncharacteristic of the complex, illusionistic, polychrome constructions for which he is best known, the historic body of minimalist work on view at the Luckman demonstrates his broad artistic range.

While an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley, Hudson was given access  to a nearby government surplus yard. The facility was stocked with every imaginable object: massive convex mirrors from ships, thick discs of glass, navigation devices, beautifully machined equipment parts, steel eye beams, aluminium tubing, sheets of stainless steel, squares of black rubber, and slabs of magnesium. He worked alone at the UC metal shop, crafting the sculptures by hand. The yard became his main source of material from 1968 to 1971.

His work is included as part of the collections in The National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC; the de Young Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 


Exhibition Dates: February 03 - April 14, 2018

Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday & Saturday, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.

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ETHAN RUSSELL

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented in conjuction with his stage show entitled The Best Seat In The House, a retrospective exhibition of acclaimed photographer Ethan Russell’s prolific career will be on display in the Luckman Gallery. 

In 1968, Ethan Russell was a young American with a Nikon camera living in London and aspiring to become a writer. A few years later he was one of the foremost rock and roll photographers in the world. He is the only photographer to have shot album covers for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who.  

Hired as the photographer for The Rolling Stones 1969 American tour, The San Francisco Chronicle described him as “one of only 16 people on the tour, including the band. With unprecedented access to The Rolling Stones, he captured photos that have become classics.” 

For years, Russell’s images documented a virtual “who’s who” in rock and roll history: Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, The Moody Blues, Cream, Traffic, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Rickie Lee Jones, Rosanne Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carlos Santana, and Phil Everly, among many many others. As Rolling Stones guitarist Bill Wyman said, “Ethan has taken some of the greatest pictures in rock and roll… maybe the greatest ever.”

 

Exhibition Dates: April 28 - May 26, 2018

Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday & Saturday, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.

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