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"Misha Kahn: Watermelon Party" installation at Dries Van Noten, photo by Joshua White, courtesy of Dries Van Noten.
"Misha Kahn: Watermelon Party" installation at Dries Van Noten, photo by Joshua White, courtesy of Dries Van Noten.
Courtesy of Misha Kahn and Dries Van Noten.
Courtesy of Misha Kahn and Dries Van Noten.
Los Angeles, West Hollywood

Misha Kahn: Watermelon Party

On view at The Little House is "Watermelon Party" by Misha Kahn.

April 1, 2021 - May 6, 2021

On view at The Little HouseDries Van Noten's exhibition space behind its store in West Hollywood—is Misha Kahn's solo show "Watermelon Party." The exhibition features Kahn’s VR-created Claymation furniture, like table lamps in a diverse range of materials, that range from auto-painted resin to ceramic. To accompany the show, Dries Van Noten and the artist have collaborated on a limited-edition printed silk bomber jacket and t-shirt. For the garments, Kahn imagined an original motif, which was then designed by Van Noten for sale.

The show’s title reflects Kahn’s view of the past year amid the pandemic. A few months into isolation at his parents’ house in Duluth, Minnesota, their neighbors invited his family over for a watermelon party. For weeks leading up to the event, they imagined what might happen at the upcoming watermelon party. 

“In my scatterbrained, depressed stupor of a year, this watermelon party suggested purpose. It gave a bunch of random people, grouped together by proximity, an antidote to isolation,” said Kahn. “In a way, that’s what I’m always striving for in my work: an irreverent, all-ages serving of mystery with a big spoonful of why. In my practice, I’m constantly throwing around new materials and processes, forever looking for a binding force, something to explain the why of it all to the outside world. And maybe it’s simpler than I thought. Maybe it’s just a watermelon party two Tuesdays from now.”

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451 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
Apr 1 - May 6
The Little House at Dries Van Noten
Misha Kahn: Watermelon Party
On view at The Little House is "Watermelon Party" by Misha Kahn.

Exhibitions

Los Angeles, Koreatown |Exhibitions

Mariah Garnett: A Heart of Opal Fire

Mariah Garnett's new body of work combines meditations on spirituality, mental health, and art making, simultaneously acknowledging her family’s complicity in structures of colonialism and cultural appropriation.

John Baldessari: The Space Between

Sprüth Magers is currently presenting John Baldessari’s painting series, “The Space Between,” through September 11.

INHERENT FORM

Regen Projects is participating in the inaugural edition of Gallery Weekend Los Angeles with “INHERENT FORM,” on view through August 1.

Raul Guerrero: Fata Morgana

Raul Guerrero's "Fata Morgana" features three bodies of new and recent work following his exploration of his own ancestry and cultural environments.

Sean Raspet

Sean Raspet’s debut solo show in Los Angeles features three connected bodies of work created across the last several years that center carbon as their primary material.

Kandis Williams: Eurydice

Kandis Williams’s solo exhibition at Night Gallery highlights the artist’s performance and video work, Eurydice, which is named for the myth of Apollo's daughter of the same name.

Gallery Weekend L.A.

Gallery Association Los Angeles presents the inaugural edition of Gallery Weekend L.A. from July 28 to August 1.

In Focus: LA Artists

Hauser & Wirth’s Los Angeles space is presenting “In Focus: LA Artists,” featuring works by 12 acclaimed artists who call the city home.

Wish You Were Here

Anat Ebgi’s Wilshire Boulevard location is presenting “Wish You Were Here,” an exhibition contemplating daily life, the realm of the psyche, and the slippery quality of reality through work by five artists

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