Opening in a new 12,000-square-foot space in downtown Los Angeles after three years in Culver City, the Ghebaly Gallery is joining fellow art district establishments Mara Mc Carthy's The Box, Davida Nemeroff and Mieke Marple's Night Gallery and Laura Owens and Gavin Brown's project 356 Mission at 2245 E. Washington Boulevard.
Following a remodel under the supervision of architect François Perrin, the venue - first built in 1942 - features a grand wooden beam ceiling with natural light and exposed bricks. Set to open January 18th, the new space will allow the gallery to support the growth and successes of its roster of artists that includes Davide Balula, Dan Bayles, Sayre Gomez, Channa Horwitz, Anthony Lepre, Gina Osterloh and Robert Russell.
The re-opening of Ghebaly Gallery kicks off with an exhibition by contemporary artist Joel Kyack. Old Sailors Never Die will open with a reception this Saturday from 6-10 PM and run through March 8, 2014. An ambitious undertaking that Kyack had on his mind for nearly five years, the logistically challenging project has finally been realized. To get to the real "meat" of the art - which takes places out in the vast, blue sea both above and below its surface - the artist bought a boat and began researching areas off the coast of California.
The rest of the gallery space will open to the public January 31 and include a residency and exhibition space called FAHRENHEIT directed by curator Martha Kirszenbaum and supported by Flax Foundation. Other features will include a Media Library and Resource Center created by Eric Kim of HUMAN RESOURCES and Hailey Loman, office space for French publishing house DoPe Press and 2nd Cannons Publications.