Interior of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects’s new downtown space, opening this fall. Photo: Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

Susanne Vielmetter to Open Second Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles

Susanne Vielmetter, the German dealer and founder of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Culver City, California, has announced that she is opening a second location in downtown Los Angeles in the fall. The 11,000-square-foot gallery will occupy the entire length of an industrial building, the former home of a commercial tire company, at 1700 S. Santa Fe Avenue.

After moving to Los Angeles from Cologne in 1990, Vielmetter found work as an intern at New Space Gallery in the city. During her seven-year tenure at the arts space, Vielmetter rose to the position of director. In 2000, she branched out on her own, opening her own venue where she staged the first West Coast solo exhibitions for artists such as Mark Bradford, Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas, Amy Sillman, and Sadie Benning. Over the years, the gallery relocated to larger spaces until it found its current 8,000-square-foot space at 6006 Washington Boulevard in Culver City in 2010.

Vielmetter’s new gallery will be inaugurated with a group exhibition of diverse artists who have had a major impact in shaping the shifting landscape of contemporary art. The show will include new and historical works by Edgar Arceneaux, Kim Dingle, Nicole Eisenman, Charles Gaines, Mary Kelly, Rodney McMillian, and Pope.L, among others, as well as a special project by Sean Duffy. It will be followed by solo exhibitions featuring new works by Arlene Shechet, Liz Glynn, Sam Levi Jones, Deborah Roberts, and Andrea Bowers.