United Talent Agency will be opening up the new venue UTA Artist Space that will showcase artists, musicians, filmmakers and writers on Sept. 17. The inaugural date will feature a solo exhibition by Larry Clark. The event is open to the public and echoes the venue’s mission to become a fully-functional, flexible space for all cultural mediums.
The UTA Artist Space is a new 4,500-square foot exhibition venue located in Downtown Los Angeles and will become a site of cultural exchange between creative individuals where a roster of artists who will use the space for readings, performances, screenings and large-scale exhibitions.
The space’s opening presentation will feature the work of auteur Larry Clark, organized in collaboration with his New York gallery Luhring Augustine.
“We are dedicated to seizing opportunities for artists, and UTA Artist Space provides a place for artists to interface with the public and each other in a dynamic, supportive way,” said UTA Chairman and Co-founder Jim Berkus. “We are thrilled to inaugurate this mission by hosting Larry Clark and his extraordinary work.”
Clark’s work has spanned across film, photography, painting and collage. The event will feature more than 50 works exhibited, from Clark’s unseen vintage photographs from his past alongside his newer ventures into drug-inspired painting and photo-montage. His film “Tulsa” (1968) will also be screen to supplement his exhibition.
This show will be the first of many organized by UTA’s Fine Arts division in collaboration with international galleries to bring some of today’s most important contemporary artists to Los Angeles.
“When UTA invited Larry Clark to exhibit his work in Los Angeles for the first time in over a decade, it made so much sense to us,” said Lawrence Luhring, co-owner of New York’s Luhring Augustine gallery. “UTA’s new Artist Space initiative is the perfect context for emphasizing the cross discipline importance of Clark’s visionary art practice, whether it be in painting, photography or film.”
UTA Artist Space is an extension of UTA’s commitment to the Los Angeles arts scene while providing a venue for showcasing global talent and new work. Be sure to attend Clark’s exhibition at the inaugural event for United Artist Agency’s UTA Art Space on Sept. 17.