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Your Guide to Frieze Week in Los Angeles

Explore our Frieze Week guide for highlights from our booth, openings in Downtown Los Angeles and West Hollywood and more events during fair week.

This month’s presentation at Frieze Los Angeles coincides with new exhibitions by Catherine GoodmanJason RhoadesPat Steir and our West Coast continuation of RETROaction

Join us for openings and events throughout the week:


Downtown Los Angeles

Tuesday 27 February

6 – 10 pm

Opening Reception: ‘Pat Steir. Painted Rain’

West Hollywood

Wednesday 28 February

6 – 8 pm

In Conversation: Catherine Goodman and Jenelle Porter

Downtown Los Angeles

Friday 1 March

1 – 2 pm

‘Pat Steir. Painted Rain’
28 February – 4 May 2024

West Hollywood

Hauser & Wirth West Hollywood proudly presents Pat Steir’s first Los Angeles solo exhibition in over three decades. Renowned for her pioneering approach to painting which synthesizes conceptual art, figuration and abstraction, the exhibition will debut a suite of canvases which have as their origin Steir’s recollection of the light in Los Angeles, the ocean and sky she experienced while teaching at CalArts in the 1970s.

‘Catherine Goodman. New Works’
27 February – 5 May 2024

Downtown Los Angeles

Hauser & Wirth will also mount the first Los Angeles exhibition by renowned London-based artist Catherine Goodman in its South Gallery. Featuring all new paintings, this will be Goodman’s first body of predominantly abstract works, marking a distinct development for the artist, whose signature dynamic surfaces and energetic brushstrokes will occupy some of her largest canvases to date.

Ahead of the opening, Goodman led a drawing workshop 'Drawing from Film' that engaged participants in playful, six-minute drawing exercises, offering new ways of looking and an opportunity to see through a cinematographer’s point of view. Read more about the session here.

Pat Steir, Painted Rain #2, 2022 – 23 © Pat Steir. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein

Jason Rhoades with the Caprice overlooking Los Angeles International Airport, 1996 © The Estate of Jason Rhoades 

‘Jason Rhoades. DRIVE’
27 February – 5 May 2024

Downtown Los Angeles

 For Jason Rhoades, the car was a vehicle of artistic pursuit, both readymade sculpture and American idol. Hauser & Wirth will dedicate an entire gallery at its Downtown Arts District location to a yearlong exploration of Rhoades’ art via the subject of cars and car culture. Known for the driving imagination and ambition of his work, as well, at times, its reckless provocation and overwhelming materiality, Rhoades (1965 – 2006) was a world builder for whom the making of sculptures and the creation of narratives were intertwined.

‘RETROaction (part two)’
27 February – 5 May 2024
Downtown Los Angeles

In 1993, artist Charles Gaines developed the seminal exhibition ‘Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism’ for the Fine Art Gallery at the University of California, Irvine, in collaboration with the gallery’s director, Catherine Lord. The exhibition reflected a critical moment in the early 1990s when a generation of artists in the United States were using exhibitions to draw attention to real-world crises and the ongoing Culture Wars. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ‘Theater of Refusal’—in a social and political context that bears many similarities—this exhibition in downtown LA looks back at Gaines’ project and continues the theoretical investigation to understand its resonances today. ‘RETROaction’ is curated by Homi K. Bhabha, Kate Fowle, Charles Gaines and Ellen Tani, presenting work from the early 1990s by Charles Gaines, Gary Simmons and Lorna Simpson with contemporary works by Edgar Arceneaux, Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Torkwase Dyson, Lauren Halsey, Leslie Hewitt, Rashid Johnson, Caroline Kent, Tony Lewis and Rodney McMillian. 

The spring 2024 semester of Community Impact Media will draw inspiration from themes explored in ‘RETROaction (part two).’ Learn more about the innovative Cal State LA film course.  

Catherine Goodman, Girls, 2023 © Catherine Goodman. Photo: Damian Griffiths

Charles Gaines, University Art Gallery (UAG), University of California, Irvine, 1993. From left: David Hammons, African American Flag, 1990; Renée Green, Blue Skies, 1990; Gary Simmons, Us & Them, 1990; Pat Ward Williams, 32 Hours in a Box . . . and Still Counting, 1988. Photo: Catherine Opie

Make Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles 
Marking the sixth anniversary of Make Hauser & Wirth, the gallery is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition in Los Angeles: ‘Implicit Explicit,’ a group presentation of four American artists whose practices encourage thoughtful consideration of our perceptions of and assumptions about craft.

Complementing Pat Steir’s paintings on view in West Hollywood, Hauser & Wirth’s Downtown Los Angeles art center will feature a special presentation of Steir’s limited-edition prints, produced in collaboration with San Francisco’s Crown Point Press, highlighting the artist’s longstanding explorations with printmaking and its importance within her practice. 

Frieze Los Angeles
Hauser & Wirth will return to Frieze Los Angeles with a presentation of contemporary and historical works by gallery artists that complements the important exhibitions debuting at the gallery’s spaces in West Hollywood and the Downtown Arts District. At the fair in stand D12, exceptional new and recent works by Rita Ackermann, Firelei Báez, Frank Bowling, Mark Bradford, John Chamberlain, Ed Clark, Hélène Delprat, Charles Gaines, Jenny Holzer, Thomas J Price, Mika Rottenberg, Pat Steir, Henry Taylor and Uman, among others, will together capture the diversity and depth of the gallery’s cross-generational program while introducing West Coast visitors to several acclaimed artists who have joined Hauser & Wirth in recent months.