Solo Shows at Frieze Los Angeles 2023

From Michaela Yearwood-Dan’s canvases centered upon care, to Peter Shire’s practice where craft, fine art, and design collide

in Frieze Los Angeles , News | 06 JAN 23


This year's fair will build upon Frieze's reputation for new, ambitious and immersive artist projects, with a number of galleries presenting solo shows by some of today's most exciting creative talents.

Highlights include, among others to be confirmed soon...

Chase Hall, whose paintings and sculptures respond to celebrations and traumas from generations of American history. Exploring complex systems of race, hybridity, economics, and personal agency, Hall employs  suggestive and symbolic materials, textures and colours in his works, such as brewed coffee, expressive mark-making evoking an intimacy of touch, and hues akin to brown skin tones. Hall's recent shows include Black American Portraits at LACMA (2021) and a major commission for New York's Metropolitan Opera, Medea Act I & II (2022), which is on view at the opera house through June 2023. (David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, Main) 

Couple on a surfboard
Chase Hall, Right, Under The Moon, 2022, acrylic and coffee on cotton canvas, 182.9 x 152.4 cm. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery 

A solo presentation of new paintings by Doron Langberg. Prominent among a new generation of figurative painters, Langberg creates works that, luminous in colour and often large in scale, celebrate the physicality of touch – in subject matter and process. (Victoria Miro, London, Main)

Showcasing both new and classic work by the artist, Jeffrey Deitch’s presentation will highlight Peter Shire’s artwork through a lens into his daily studio practice where craft, fine art, and industrial design collide. (Jeffrey Deitch, New York, Main) 

Peter Shire in his LA studio
Peter Shire in his Los Angeles studio. Photo by Canyon Coffee.

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery will present paintings and drawings by Bob Thompson (1937–1966), following up on the traveling retrospective, ‘Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine’, which is concluding its nationwide tour at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on January 8, 2023. In a tragically brief life, Thompson created a complex oeuvre shaped by his own symbolic language and compositional devices drawn from the European Old Master tradition. As inspired by the improvisational riffs of jazz as he was by the designs of Goya, Poussin, and Tintoretto, Thompson’s viscerally executed compositions are populated by Madonnas and saints, monstrous birds, and silhouetted men in fedoras, conjuring a psychedelic allegory of his own experience. (Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, Main)

Landscape painting with tree and figures at base
Bob Thompson, Harvest Rest, 1964, oil and graphite on canvas, 45.7 x 61 cm, signed. © Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

Tiwani Contemporary’s booth will act as a manifestation of Michaela Yearwood-Dan’s endeavour to create accessible and safe spaces. Her compositions, colours and forms invite the viewer to slow down, feel present in the space and engage with the work and ideas represented across paintings, works on paper and furniture. (Tiwani Contemporary, London, Main) 

Colourful abstract painting, gestural
Michaela Yearwood-Dan, Easier to Bare, 2022, Oil, ink and pastels on canvas, 160 x 140 cm. Courtesy the Artist and Tiwani Contemporary

Hidden in her strokes, the mystery of the feminine is balanced with the symbolism of the physical, emotional, and spiritual state; Hilda Palafox explores the body as matter with the ability to mould itself. Working across painting, drawing, ceramics, and textiles, she uses the female figure as a tool of expression, with images that show daily activities turned into subtle analogies about emotions and the closest experiences of the human psyche. (Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Main) 

2 female figures, bending, 1 pulling the other's hair
Hilda Palafox, Naturaleza Viva,2021, Courtesy of the artist and Proyectos Monclova, Photo: Ramiro Chaves

Andreas Eriksson’s artistic practice encompasses a wide range of media including painting, tapestry, sculpture and installation. Rendered in earthy and botanical hues, his works are understated yet possess a poetic quality which has a lasting effect on the viewer. (Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Main) 

Brown-hued abstract painting, muted colours
Andreas Eriksson, Single Cutout, 2022, Mixed media on canvas, 50 x 40cm. Copyright Andreas Eriksson. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

As part of the Focus section of Frieze Los Angeles, Sow & Tailor will stage a solo presentation of works by emerging Los Angeles based artist Veronica Fernandez. The artist’s colourful paintings are re-interpretations of her family’s history. Detailing a history of homelessness and poverty, Fernandez’s works posit family as a source of strength and resilience. Imbued with a sense of magical realism, the raw stories of her childhood are transformed into monumental moments for the viewer. (Sow & Tailor, Los Angeles, Focus)

Painting of a girl sketching in a heap of fabric
Veronica Fernandez, Take Shelter, 2022 Acrylic and oil on canvas, 121.92 x 152.4 cm. Courtesy the artist and Sow & Tailor, photo: Joshua Schaedel


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Main image: Veronica Fernandez, Take Shelter (detail), 2022 Acrylic and oil on canvas, 121.92 x 152.4 cm. Courtesy the artist and Sow & Tailor, photo: Joshua Schaedel