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
Sep122015

WALTER ASKIN

On view: September 12 through October 24, 2015

This exhibition highlights the extensive career of Los Angeles-based artist Walter Askin whose multi-faceted work ranges from sardonic graphic works, large painterly abstractions, to vibrant figurative sculptures. In each of these respective mediums he creates imaginative yet satirical images whose eclectic imagery resist being defined by any distinct movement.

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

Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.

Saturday
Mar282015

MELANIE NAKAUE: OMENS

 

On View March 28 through May 23, 2015

Employing experimental animation, sculpture, installation and photography. Melanie Nakaue creates a psychological space that focuses on the use of the figure in sculptural traditions and techniques.  All in a way to reinscribe the depiction of affliction.

The works in the exhibition are inspired by historical figurative sculptures. Neolithic Japanese clay figurines (dogū) of the Jōmon period. Made by women who often depicted animal and female hybrids. Whom some believe have talismanic properties. Early Venus sculptures and late 19th century sculpture in the round are points of interest. These subjects exist as mythologies for works in the exhibition that explore the dichotomies surrounding mortality and aesthetics.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28, 6-8 PM.

Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.

Saturday
Jan102015

Ginger Wolfe-Suarez and Primitivo Suarez


On view January 10 through March 14, 2015.

This is the first large-scale exhibition featuring both individual and collaborative works by Ginger Wolfe-Suarez and Primitivo Suarez. These two artists have been working both independently and collaboratively on writings, sculpture, and installations for the past ten years. This exhibition draws from their interests in architecture, and the psychology and mediation of space and materials. Concepts of re-iteration, ephemerality, and the memory of place are explored through a series of complex sculptural logic. This will also be Ginger and Primitivo's first exhibition since relocating back to Los Angeles.

Ginger’s new work of wall segments occupied by framed photocopies and drawings juxtaposes ideas of temporary and constant conditions. The installation expands on the artist’s explorations of ephemerality and the perception of permanence.

Primitivo’s latest installation of repetitive passage ways re-frames circulation and transition; continuing the artist’s interest into how perceptions of time and formal relationships are influenced as much by memory as by the built environment.  

The exhibition also includes a collaborative process-based installation titled Extractions or Excavations which will develop over the course of the exhibition. Also included are drawings, sculpture, and a proposal for a future large scale architectural intervention.
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 6-8 PM
 
Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.
Saturday
Nov082014

ROBERT OLSEN: PAINTINGS FROM 1997 - 2014


On View November 8 through December 20, 2014.

This exhibition surveys the works of late Los Angeles- based painter Robert Olsen (1969-2014), whose unique and nocturnal palette centered on the nightscape of Los Angeles. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 6-8 PM.

Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.

Saturday
Sep132014

Julie Orser : Madeleine

 

Julie Orser Madeleine

On view Sep 13 through Oct 25, 2014.

Artist Walkthrough: Thursday, October 16, 7:30 PM

This exhibition features new photography and video works by Los Angeles-based artist Julie Orser that explores motifs of Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo. Works in this exhibition examine representations of female characters (including the Hitchcock Blonde), the double, cinematic memory, narrative repetition, fear and desire, the possession of images, and the agency of music. 

Admission to the Luckman Gallery is free of charge.

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