Lukas GeronimasOctober 14—December 12, 2021
Lukas Geronimas installation view, 2021. image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. photo: Jeff McLane
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) presented the first institutional solo exhibition by Los Angeles artist Lukas Geronimas.
Lukas Geronimas created a series of new sculptural works, commissioned especially for the gallery, that evoked ancient ritualistic objects. This included a column, tomb, relics, as well as a series of pointed Gothic-style window frames, that make reference to the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s church-like floor plan. The exhibition featured a sculpture incorporating iconic elements from a cross-cultural range of devotional figures. Evoking the auratic status of sacred objects and spaces, these works explored the alchemical process by which inanimate things come to be imbued with spiritual significance. While the exhibition adopted a critical stance toward object-worship, Geronimas still prizes craftsmanship and painstakingly hand-makes every sculpture to both embrace and query traditional notions of authorship and artistic genius.
Special thank you to the Los Angeles Public Library for their generous support and time in developing this virtual tour.
Lukas Geronimas (b. 1980 in Toronto, Canada, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA). Select solo exhibitions include Swallow Your World, Parker Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2018), Seminal Echo, 247365, New York, NY (2016), Lukas Geronimas LIVE from the Landing, the Landing, Los Angeles, CA (2016) and Greatest Show on Rearth, David Petersen, Minneapolis, MN (2015). Select group exhibitions include Strange Attractors: the Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art, organized by Bob Nickas at Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (2017), Commodus Operandi, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL (2016), Continuous Surfaces, Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York, NY (2015), Three Cups Fragrance, Bodega, New York, NY (2014), Two and a Half Men, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Ontario (2014), and Particular Pictures, Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, NY (2014).