Frieze is back for its second Los Angeles edition this weekend and the City of Angels is delivering an art itinerary worthy of its name. In terms of fairs, visitors can head to Frieze, Felix, Spring Break and ALAC, but concurrently LA’s many commercial galleries are also presenting fantastic shows. Here are our top 5 exhibitions across Lalaland to check out during Frieze week.
Hannah Epstein, ‘Making Bets in a Burning House’ at Steve Turner
Bursting with riotous colour and one of the most creative installations in town, Epstein’s solo exhibition takes over two galleries at Steve Turner with a selection of new handmade hooked rugs and some fascinating algorithmically printed digital works. If you’re anything like me, expect to want to take every artwork home.
Until 28 March 2020. steveturner.la
Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, ‘Black Like Me’ at Roberts Projects
Roberts Projects is alight with the lush and luminous oil paintings of Otis Quaicoe. For his first US exhibition, the Ghanian artist has made portraits which reveal the complexities of human experience with a boldness of line and depth of colour that really take one’s breath away.
Until 7 March 2020. robertsprojectsla.com
All of Them Witches’ at Jeffrey Deitch
A group show to end all group shows, walking into ‘All of Them Witches’ really feels like stepping into a museum exhibition. With themes of the supernatural and the occult being explored, you can bet there are creepy moments but it’s that type of disturbing that sets your spine tingling in a good way. Highlights include Maia Cruz Palileo, Ellen Birkenblit, Alison Blickle and Judith Linhares.
Until 11 April 2020. deitch.com/los-
Sofu Teshigahara at Nonaka-Hill
Get a taste of something different at this jewel of a solo exhibition presenting sculptures and calligraphy by Japanese artist Teshigahara, together with a grand-scale Ikebana work composed by Teshigahara’s direct Sogetsu student, Ikebana-master Kitajima Kazuo.
Until 28 March 2020. nonaka-hill.com
Anish Kapoor at Regen Projects
For this solo exhibition, Kapoor brings together a selection of new mirror works that challenge optical perception and phenomenological experience through experiments in shape and form. It’s clean, grand and the perfect way to meditate into a long day of visual stimulation. Just walk around the gleaming mirror surfaces, which both reflect and refract the surroundings, and let your eyes travel where they may.
Until 16 February 2020. regenprojects.com