SAVE THE DATE: Public Opening of “This Brush for Hire” with Norm Laich and Many Other Artists at ICA LA – June 3rd
Sunday, June 3rd will be the public opening of This Brush for Hire at ICA LA in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. The exhibition pays tribute to a number of world-renowned artists – and Norm Laich – the assistant to many of these most famous and beloved artists. In this thoughtful exhibit, many of the works were created with the assistance of Laich, an LA-based artist, sign painter, and fabricator. The exhibition will consist of paintings and graphics installations fabricated by Laich over the past three decades. Laich has been a key contributor to the production of many iconic works by a range of artists including Ed Ruscha, Paul McCarthy, Barbara Kruger, Allen Ruppersberg, and Jenny Holzer, among many others.
The selected works included in the exhibition range from signage, wall paintings, and individual canvases to large-scale installations. The exhibit also includes two major installations: Mike Kelley’s Proposal for the Decoration of an Island of Conference Rooms (with Copy Room) for an Advertising Agency Designed by Frank Gehry (1991–92)—which has not been presented since 1992—and a new, site-specific work by Arturo Herrera in the Courtyard.
A short documentary film on the life and work of Norm Laich will be on view in the exhibition. Directed and produced by Los Angeles filmmaker Pauline Stella Sanchez, the film provides an intimate glance at Laich’s work and friendships with a number of local and national artists. Featured in the film will be short interviews conducted by Cranston with Laich, John Baldessari, Stephen Prina, Lawrence Weiner, Barbara Kruger, Alexis Smith, Gary Simmons, and more.
Admission is free at ICA LA!
Public Opening June 3rd.
On View through Sept. 2, 2018
Museum Hours 11-7
1717 East 7th Street