Category: Community News
Published on Thursday, 07 July 2016 14:24
Written by Renee Montgomery
Opening in late 2014 at La Brea Blvd. and Edgewood Place, the David Kordansky Gallery is receiving international attention. Kordansky, a sculptor/performance artist and graduate of Cal Arts, has been one of the youngest gallerists to be invited to the prestigious main fair of the Basel Arts Fair, has been covered by the New York Times and has come to the attention of major collectors like Don Rubell. Kordansky's 20,000 square foot gallery, situated south of Olympic Boulevard at the site of a former martial arts center and car dealership, was designed by Kulapat Yantrasast, head of the creative firm wHY, which has designed new installations for the Art Institute of Chicago and the Harvard University Art Museum, as well as the new Grand Rapids Art Museum. Kordansky has quickly moved up in LA's art scene, first opening a small space in Chinatown in 2003, followed by a gallery of the same name in Culver City in 2008. The 39 year old Kordansky is committed to discovering and engaging with a diverse group of artists living and working in LA. Half his representation is dedicated to local or emerging artists but some internationally acclaimed artists have joined Kordansky's stable too, for instance, John Mason, Rashid Johnson and Sam Gilliam. Per a gallery spokesperson, the Kordansky Gallery "increasingly includes artists from different generations and locales so that a variety of historical lineages and cultural perspectives enter into the conversation with one another, and the gallery further contributes to the dynamic cross-pollination of ideas between Los Angeles and other global centers.". The gallery is split into two equally sized space so no artists are marginalized.Kordansky has a high reputation for selecting the most meaningful under-recognized artists, for his articulate discussion of the contemporary art scene and theory, and for his great treatment of his artists and staff. The large facility includes a lounge for artists and their families and a private garden for the 13 staff. Originally from Biloxi Missippippi, Kordansky lives in Los Feliz with his artist wide Mindy Shapero and two children. Offering regular solo, group and historical exhibitions, the David Kordansky Gallery is located at 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles, 90019. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am- 6 pm. Phone (323) 935-3030.