Nicolas Party: Sottobosco
Time Out says
The fast-rising New York-via-Switzerland artist has transformed Hauser & Wirth’s stark white south gallery into a pastel wonderland of boldly hued landscapes, portraits and still lifes in his L.A. solo debut. Party has erased the built-in architecture of the gallery by repainting walls, constructing slender doorways and applying finishes that mimic natural materials. They all tie into a central idea, the concept of sottobosco, a Dutch movement that borrows the Italian word for “undergrowth.”
The exhibition runs concurrently with blacklit, mid-century spatial environments from Italian artist Lucio Fontana and August Sander photographers that were part of the first gay and lesbian journals ever published.