L&M Arts Los Angeles to Open With Paul McCarthy

The expanded L.A. branch of high-end New York gallery L&M Arts will open September 25th 2010 with an exhibit by Paul McCarthy, known for provocative and sometimes shocking humor in his performances, installations, and sculptures.

It will be the artist’s first show in Los Angeles since his 1998 and 2000 exhibitions at Patrick Painter’s gallery and a 2000-01 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art. His major project in 2009 was a park full of inflatable sculptures in Utrecht, the Netherlands, as well as a show of drawings at Hauser & Wirth’s New York branch.

McCarthy’s exhibit will inaugurate the gallery’s new complex, described as a garden with two pavilions — one a refurbished brick power plant built in 1930 and the other a newly constructed brick structure. Each building will have about 1,200 square feet of exhibition space, and the 4,000-square-foot garden will display sculpture and other outdoor artworks.

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Eli Consilvio