Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles will present ‘The Capes of California,’ a project by artist Thomas Joshua Cooper commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and supported by Lannan Foundation and Ann Tenenbaum & Thomas H. Lee, as a complement to the exhibition on view at LACMA, ‘Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge.’ Organized in coordination with the Museum, the exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles comprises 19 monumentally scaled photographs that together trace the extraordinary coast of California, the artist’s home state. The body of work represents the culmination of Cooper’s epic ‘Atlas’ project, an expedition that has captivated him for the last thirty years making pictures within the furthest reaches of the globe.
‘The Capes of California’ will be on view through 19 January 2020. The gallery will also host a public conversation between the artist and Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on 23 November, at 11.30 am.
‘Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge’ is on view now through 2 February 2020 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Thomas Joshua Cooper has remarked about ‘The Capes of California’: ‘California is nearly 910 miles long and home to fourteen sea-coastal counties, each with sea points or a cape. Between Thanksgiving and the winter solstice 2018, Catherine Mooney and I drove nearly 3,000 miles to find these sites. I made pictures in each of these counties for “The Capes of California,” a three-part, nineteen-picture work.’