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Alex Hubbard, [To be titled], 2015, pigmented urethane, steel, 10' 3“ × 6' 3” × 1' 1/2".

Alex Hubbard

Maccarone | Los Angeles

Alex Hubbard, [To be titled], 2015, pigmented urethane, steel, 10' 3“ × 6' 3” × 1' 1/2".

Alex Hubbard’s latest show, which christened Michele Maccarone’s new Los Angeles space—and which, as so much initial press detailed, opened in tandem with the Broad Museum nearby—serves as a prime example of the recent westward migration of New York galleries, and of a more general media interest in contemporary cultural production in LA’s Arts District. Hubbard’s “Basic Perversions,” the artist’s third outing with Maccarone (on view through December 19), has the additional distinction of marking the fifteenth anniversary of the gallery. Given Hubbard’s practice, which attends deftly to the place of his work’s making and viewing, he was a canny choice for the first slot, here exhibiting eleven large-scale wall- and floor-mounted paintings produced over the past year in the artist’s studio, which, as it happens, is directly adjacent to the gallery.

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