The Robert Berman Gallery will celebrate the opening of its third space (B-7) at the Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, Saturday, Nov. 19.
An opening reception for Lost and Found/Abstracting Los Angeles 1945-1980, the gallery’s latest offering for the Getty Foundation’s initiative, Pacific Standard Time, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with the grand opening of space B-7.
Pacific Standard Time is a collaboration of more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California that are coming together for six months to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene and how it became a major new force in the art world.
Robert Berman Gallery’s space B-7 was previously home to the Patricia Faure Gallery, where well known artists gathered at notorious parties.
Lost and Found explores the work of obscure and renowned artists who helped spark the art movement in Los Angeles during the 1950s. This exhibition honors the legend of the “Cool School” days, born out of the famous Ferus Gallery. Works featured in the exhibit are from the post-World War II era up to 1980.
Transformation, which is also part of Pacific Standard Time, is part two of the Paid to Play exhibit which opened in September. Transformation explores commerce which later evolved into symbolic art, andoffers conceptual photography from Robert Heinecken and Victor Landweber.
The exhibition includes select works by Elsa Wagner, Stanley Tschopp, Ted Gilien, Eugene Berman, Jules Engel, Russ Tamblyn, John Grillo, Ben Talbert, Hans Burkhardt, James Gill, Paul Bruch, Norman Zammitt, Agnes Kellog, William Tunberg, Henrietta Berk, Joe Goode, Oskar Fischinger, Frank Lobdell, John Baldessari, Ed Kienholz, Bruce Conner, Craig Kauffman, Carlos Almaraz, Llyn Folkes, Rico Lebrun, Larry Bell, Eric Orr, Man Ray, Don Sorenson, John Altoon, and Robert Graham.
Paid to Play and Transformation will remain open through Dec. 1.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.