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.







Richard T. Walker, the consequences of everything else (detail), 2016. 

Jacqueline Gordon, Linda, Tammy III, Barbra and Tammy IV (installation view), 2016

The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA's Luckman Gallery is pleased to present an immersive sound experience with two solo projects by artists Jacqueline Gordon and Richard T. Walker. Each artist utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to making work that explores how sound, objects, and people interact with one another. While Jacqueline Gordon explores the intersections of sound and noise in relation to the physical spaces, Richard T. Walker employs a variety of media to explore and question the experience of the individual within their natural landscape. The exhibition will employ a collection of unique sound based works. This exhibition is co-curated with Julio Cesar Morales, curator of Arizona State University Art Museum.

Exhibition Dates: January 21 - March 4, 2017

Opening reception: January 21, 2017 from 6 - 8p.m.

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

Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.


M.L. Dodge & Jay Lizo: Permanent Score

The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA is proud to present Permanent Score, an exhibition featuring new works by M.L. Dodge and Jay Lizo. The exhibition showcases the intersection of the two artists with distinctly contrasting approaches and concentrations in their processes. Focusing on the image/idea of the crate, Dodge and Lizo venture into different trajectories in what the standard shipping crate can transform into, what it can contain, where it might go, or what it might imply.

Jay Lizo has created two new animations for the exhibition. The inspiration for the two animations come from two books, “Hot Art” and “ How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art.” The animations explore his fantasy between the Abstract Expressionist relationship to the Cold War and the circulation of modern art within the black market to the museum world. The animation balances between the absurd and the possibility of truth.

Through modifying pre-existing characteristics of a shipping container and architectural elements of the gallery itself, M.L. Dodge’s work suggests alternative ways of thinking about how space is divided, used, and how we interact with it. By plugging custom built lasers into all 52 electrical outlets in the gallery, he creates just-above-floor-level gridded plane, tracing the viewers movements as they traverse the exhibition. An art shipping crate turned bleachers is paired with one of Lizo’s video projections, suggests the inside of the crate is to guard the viewers rather than housing a crafted object. Dodge cuts an opening into a wall to pull back the veil of facade, allowing the viewer to enter and climb upwards to gain a new perspective on how the exhibition itself can be experienced.

Exhibition Dates: October 22 - December 17, 2016

Opening reception: October 22, 2016 from 6 - 8p.m.

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

Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.


Kara Tanaka

This first survey exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Kara Tanaka spans her work from 2005-2011. The exhibit will feature a cross section of Tanaka’s work, which has often explored the central themes of transcendence through her own aesthetic synthesis that merges the primitive with the futuristic.  

Her work often reveals the shared relationship between different forms of religious mysticism and the metaphysical undertones of our own technological progress.


the long-lasting intimacy of strangers

Ai Hasegawa, I wanna deliver a dolphin, 2013, HD video, TRT 00:02:39     

On view: March 26, 2016 - May 21, 2016

the long-lasting intimacy of strangers is a group exhibition that engages principles of co-evolution. Looking at nature and the social meanings we make around origins and inter-species interactions, the works in the exhibition bring out the fantastical dormant within the seemingly ordinary objects that surround us: stones, plants, animals and bacteria. The artists in the exhibition probe our ideas around animacy, collaborating with monstrous rocks, extinct flowers, and alchemical microbes. The group exhibition is curated by Los Angeles-based artist Candice Lin.

Featuring artists: Christina Agapakis, Mehraneh Atashi, Bruce Bickford, Ai Hasegawa, Ulrik Heltoft, Miljohn Ruperto (with Aimee de Jongh), and Sissel Tolaas

Opening reception: March 26, 2016 from 6 - 8p.m.

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

Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.




Karin Mayr & Martin Sturm, Performance still from Shock the Art Muscle (2015-16). Image: Calista Lyon

On view: January 16 - March 12, 2016

organized by Karin Mayr and Martin Sturm

Karin Mayr and Martin Sturm formed a multimedia collaborative based out of Vienna, Austria that creates projects that combine their artistic work with their curatorial practice. They developed this unique combination when they co-founded the artist-run space project LOVE_ in Vienna, a composite of art and curation that counteracted the conventional showcasing of their work through an integrative approach to exhibition design. For their exhibition Pain Point Schicht at the Luckman Gallery, they will combine this unique blend of artistic creation and curation by working with a selection of European artists who work outside the normal exhibition circuit.

Featured artists: Albert Allgaier, Cara Chan, Gabriele Edlbauer, Andrea Lüth, Karin Mayr, Noële Ody, Gerald Rossbacher, Martin Sturm, and Jakub Vrba.

This exhibition was funded in part by the generous support of the Austrian Consulate General Los Angeles, Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Upper Austria, and Government of Tyrol.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 16, 6-8 pm.

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

Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.



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