October 10, 2019

ART PICK: DARK FANTASY AT UTA ARTIST SPACE

Campana Brothers in Dark Fantasy at UTA Artist Space (Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery)

 

The worlds of art, design, architecture and celebrity aficionados collide at UTA Artist Space with the opening of the group exhibition Dark Fantasy, curated from the influential avant-garde program of the international Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Expect marquee names like Virgil Abloh, Nacho Carbonell, Atelier Van Lieshout, Random International (of LACMA Rain Room fame), and the one and only Rick Owens to offer up some 50 works employing very unexpected forms and materials — such as Owen’s chair made of 5 million year-old wood.

The designers’ unique aesthetic and material hybrid of past and future, analog and digital, also yields more experiential works such as light-activated sculpture and more ethereal immersions.

UTA Artist Space, 403 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills; opening reception: Fri., Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m.; Tue-Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 11-Nov. 16; free. utaartistspace.com.

Verhoeven Twins in Dark Fantasy at UTA Artist Space (Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery)

Robert Stadler in Dark Fantasy at UTA Artist Space (Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery)

Vincent Dubourg in Dark Fantasy at UTA Artist Space (Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery)