Ellen Gallagher “Accidental Records” at Hauser & Wirth

Beginning 4 November, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is pleased to present ‘Ellen Gallagher. Accidental Records,’ the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. Comprising a suite of new works that includes paintings and drawings, the exhibition finds Gallagher returning to and building upon themes and motifs at the center of her practice. These works extend her exploration of the complex histories of the Black Atlantic and the afterlives of the Middle Passage. Widely acclaimed for her own genre of history painting, Gallagher questions accepted geographies. The layered surfaces of her works become a kind of reckoning, evoking, in the artist’s words, ‘the way sailors mark their location at sea, determined by return.’

Start Date

November 4, 2017

End Date

January 28, 2018


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013

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