Los Angeles

Tatiana Trouvé, The Shaman, 2018, patinated bronze, marble, granite, concrete, steel, sand, water. Installation view.

Tatiana Trouvé, The Shaman, 2018, patinated bronze, marble, granite, concrete, steel, sand, water. Installation view.

Tatiana Trouvé

Gagosian | Beverly Hills

Tatiana Trouvé’s first exhibition in Los Angeles opens on a fantastical scene, stage-managed with imposing verisimilitude: The concrete floor of Gagosian’s front gallery seems to have been fractured by a tectonic shift and disassembled into an irregular surface of jagged blocks jutting this way and that around a central waterlogged depression. Protruding from this shallow pool is the lower section of a sizable oak tree—actually a bronze cast—dribbling water from its torn and tangled roots. Titled The Shaman, 2018, this work is essentially a fountain, one that insistently recommends itself to the more lavish patios of this southland region, where the imagination of disaster is acute and often mitigated with occult, new age consolations. And yet, since a very similar version of this font was shown at the Frieze Art Fair in London, it can hardly be described as an authentically site-specific

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