Hauser Wirth & Schimmel presents Jason Rhoades. Installations, 1994 – 2006
February 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - May 21, 2017
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
Opening: Saturday 18 February 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Beginning February 18, 2017 Hauser Wirth & Schimmel presents ‘Jason Rhoades. Installations,1994 – 2006,’ the first major Los Angeles exhibition devoted to the politically charged, darkly exuberant art of Jason Rhoades. This comprehensive survey, comprising a group of six enveloping installation works, constitutesa long-overdue tribute to the artist in his own hometown. While Rhoades’ groundbreaking works found earlyrecognition in Europe and New York, the artist spent the entirety of his career in Los Angeles, where he lived andworked until his untimely death in 2006 at the age of 41.
The exhibition at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is conceivedto share and celebrate his unwavering vision of the world as an infinite, corpulent, and lustful universe of expressiveopportunity. Assertively pushing against the safety of cultural conventions, Rhoades broke accepted rules ofpublic nicety and expanded the frontiers of artistic opportunity through unbridled, brazenly‘Maximalist’ works. Inshort, Rhoades brought the impolite and culturally unspeakable to the center of the conversation.