Every so often we turn off the Dance Moms marathon, toss out the celebrity weeklies, and go get some culture-mification.
Our new favorite sophisticated haven: the Matthew Marks Gallery in West Hollywood.
Marks, a blue chip NYC art dealer, represents a stable of top-notch talent (Jasper Johns, Brice Marden, Terry Winters). His gallery is a veritable work of art in itself, thanks to venerated artist Ellsworth Kelly, who designed the black aluminum panel that sits atop the otherwise stark white building (an architectural ode to his 1966 painting “Black Over White”).
The inaugural exhibit showcases Kelly’s latest works (five “Relief” paintings, one wall-mounted sculpture). Up next: solo shows by Charles Ray (in April) and Nan Goldin (in July). With so much art to take in, we expect to swing by a lot.
Which means we might have to DVR next season’s Bridalplasty.
Matthew Marks Gallery, 1062 North Orange Grove Avenue, at Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood (323-654-1830 or matthewmarks.com).
Photo: Joshua White / Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery