January 18 - February 26, 2014
Renowned international art dealer Sonce Alexander who has spent the past eighteen years representing contemporary artists in Europe and in the U.S. is launching a new Los Angeles-based gallery in the heart of Gallery Row on La Cienega called Sonce Alexander Gallery, neighboring Blum & Poe, LA><ART, Honor Fraser, Cherry and Martin. The gallery will open its doors to the public on January 15, 2014. Sonce Alexander Gallery opens with a group exhibition by seven contemporary artists for its inaugural show titled “Variations on Transparency.”
Sonce Alexander Gallery’s “Variations on Transparency” will include Mona Kuhn who’s photographs are in renowned collections such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, LACMA, and as part of Robert Wilson’s “Living Rooms”, at Musee du Lourve in Paris, France as a showcase of Wilson’s personal collection. Other artists in the Gallery include: Scott Benzel who’s work and performances have been exhibited at The Hammer, LACMA, Public Fiction and Gagosian; Christophe Leroux who’s works have been showcased at MOCA, Salon des Realites Nouvelles, Paris, Musee Galliera, Paris, France, George Billis Gallery; Erin Morrison who’s had solo shows at such institutions as the Monarch Contemporary, Seattle and William Bennett Gallery in New York; Katie Sinnott who’s works have been shown across Los Angeles; Marc Trujillo who was the recipient of the 2008 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; and Nicolau Vergueiro who’s vibrant wall works and sculptures have been part in solo shows in the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France.
Scott Benzel is interested in the contradiction between embodiments of popular culture and their different meanings; he has had work and performances exhibited in prestigious institutions such as The Hammer, LACMA, Public Fiction, and Gagosian. He has participated in groups shows including at Blum & Poe, “Made in LA”, Hammer Museum, LA><ART, and Cirrus.
Mona Kuhn captures a dreamlike intimacy to her large-scale nude photographs; her photographs are in renowned collections such as The J. Paul Getty Museum, LACMA, and Musee de l’Elysee, Switzerland. She has had the honor of being selected by Robert Wilson to be part of “Living Rooms”, at Musee du Lourve, Paris, France (November 2013-Feburary 2014) as a showcase of Robert Wilson’s personal collection.
Kuhn has had numerous solo exhibitions nationally and internationally including M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; Flowers Gallery, London; Brancolini Grimaldi, Florence; and Elkis Gallery, Sao Paulo.
Christophe Leroux’s urban industrial influences are visible in his work including his metal wall sculptures, paintings, and works on paper. Leroux was invited to participate in a group show at MOCA and selected on several occasions to show at Salon des Realites Nouvelles, Paris, France. He has had many solo shows including; Musee Galliera, Paris, France. George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, among others. Leroux’s work has been shown in fairs such as Miami Art Basel-SCOPE, etc. Leroux’s work is in collection all over the world including the Jumex Coleccion-Mexico City.
Erin Morrison’s recent work takes an interest in the history of a regular studio practice; she has exhibited work across the United States, having solo shows at institutions such as Monarch Contemporary, Seattle and William Bennett Gallery in New York; and participated in group shows at the Seattle Art Museum and UCLA New Wight Gallery in Los Angeles. Morrison is expecting to receive her MFA from UCLA in 2014.
Katie Sinnott’s work involves an interaction with architectural space and its constant renewal; her work has been shown in galleries across Los Angeles, including recently at ACME Gallery, Cirrus Gallery, Night Gallery, and UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles. Sinnott was recently awarded the Dedalus Foundation of Master of Fine Arts Fellowship.
Marc Trujillo paints both urban and suburban, omnipresent places to North America. He received his MFA at Yale University School of Art. Trujillo has had numerous solo shows at both Hirschl & Adler in New York and Hackett- Freedman Gallery in San Francisco. He was the 2008 recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.
Nicolau Vergueiro creates vibrant wall works and sculptures; he was represented by the David Kordansky Gallery for many years, has had solo shows in the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France, and was included in the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art.