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February 17, 2023
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February 17, 2023

Frieze Los Angeles’s new digs on the Santa Monica Airport campus have afforded it plenty more room for large-scale works, not only outdoors near the tarmac, but also inside its spacious tent and the soaring Barker Hangar. Plenty of dealers have taken advantage of the fair’s ample real estate, bringing towering sculptures like Rose B. Simpson’s totemic figure carved from New Mexico pine on Jack Shainman’s stand, enormous canvases like Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s painting of an interstellar embrace at Sadie Coles HQ and stand-filling installations like Garth Greenan Gallery’s presentation centred around a seminal video work by James Luna, the artist of Puyukitchum/Luiseño and Mexican American descent. Some dealers even brought large kinetic and interactive pieces, like Virginia Overton’s clanging industrial chimes on the Bortolami stand and Mamali Shafahi’s fantastical merry-go-round at Dastan Gallery’s stand—which, though tantalisingly inviting, is only strong enough to hold child-sized riders.

Mamali Shafahi, Monkey Fever 01 (2022) at Dastan Gallery

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, cosmic night love (2022), at Sadie Coles HQ

Sadie Barnette, Mirror Bar (2022), at Jessica Silverman Gallery

James Luna, The History of the Luiseño People: La Jolla Reservation, Christmas 1990 (1993), at Garth Greenan Gallery

Virginia Overton, Untitled (spanco chime) (2022), at Bortolami

Works by Mr. in the back room at Lehmann Maupin

Rose B. Simpson, Counterculture A (2022), at Jack Shainman Gallery

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