Public Opening: Saturday 18 February 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Affirming the late artist’s profound relationship with Los Angeles, this comprehensive survey of Jason Rhoades’ ebullient installations captures the variability of readymades, deep-rooted systems, and the American ethos. From the late 1980s and early 1990s, Rhoades, like Paul McCarthy, utilized performance and large-scale installation as a means to express monumental themes drawn from mass culture. The exhibition exclusively focuses upon six immersive installations, occupying 28,000 square feet in the North and South Galleries at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. These works will be shown as they were conceived and exhibited by the artist during his lifetime. ‘Jason Rhoades. Installations, 1994 – 2006’ has been organized by Paul Schimmel, Partner and Vice President at Hauser & Wirth, in close collaboration with the Estate of Jason Rhoades. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue, documenting all of the installations in the show.