Located steps from the famous Chateau Marmont, albertz benda Los Angeles and Friedman Benda Los Angeles welcome you to their unique West Hollywood galleries, where art and design collide. The two galleries have conceived a unique joint space in LA that “will be a platform for the visual arts, craft, and design.” This isn’t your typical stuffy gallery. Instead, the shared space is housed within a beautiful West Hollywood home that is edgy yet warm and relaxed.
Founded in 2015, albertz benda is a contemporary art gallery with an international program exploring material and textility as well as cultural and social dialogues.
Friedman Benda identifies and advances key narratives that intersect contemporary design, craft, architecture, fine art, and cutting-edge technological research. Since 2007, the gallery has been promoting a synthesis between leading creative thinkers and makers by creating opportunities to advance new connections within the global design community.
albertz benda and Friedman Benda’s West Hollywood Shared Space
Currently the galleries are featuring three thought-provoking exhibits:
- albertz benda Los Angeles Presents the Group Exhibition Do You See Me: This group exhibition features a brilliant sextet of young artists, including Dustin Harwood, Lanise Howard, Larissa De Souza, Natalie Wadlington, Robert Peterson, and Sydnie Jimenez. Via each artist’s chosen medium, this ensemble show represents the ongoing curiosity surrounding identity through painting, sculpting, and collage. In addition, the sextet employs a powerful imagination to investigate their own subjectivities while embracing the embodiment of trying to advance social, political, and theoretical concerns. Tuesdays – Saturdays (through 3/18), 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Friedman Benda Los Angeles Presents Ebitenyefa Baralaye’s Making Space: Tracing Tomorrow: Ebitenyefa Baralaye’s solo debut, Making Space: Tracing Tomorrow, is a calculated and intuitive show offering viewers a look into Baralaye’s exploration of the Black Diaspora through a collection of contemporary works by the sculptor and ceramicist. Presenting three distinct bodies of work, the exhibition reflects Baralaye’s personal negotiation of and concern with the fragmented and transitional presence of the Black diaspora. The up-and-coming artist explores cultural, spiritual, and material forms, texts, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted through an extensive education in craft and design. Tuesdays – Saturdays (through 3/18), 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Friedman Benda Los Angeles Presents Cine São José, a Unique Exhibition by Estúdio Campana: Cine São José is a unique exhibition by Estúdio Campana honoring design extraordinaire Fernando Campana. The show features a selection of brand-new works and includes an extensive arc of objects, surveying the pivotal impact of Estúdio Campana in the 21st century and referencing key moments from the first 15 years of the studio’s existence. Tuesdays – Saturdays (through 4/15), 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Watch this space in 2023 as the galleries continue to push boundaries and exhibit unique talent. Free Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; 8260 Marmont Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 212.239.8700