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Los Angeles’s Young Art Gallery Closes

An installation view of Paul Cowan's 2011 solo show at Young Art, 'Caesurian Complex.'COURTESY YOUNG ART

An installation view of Paul Cowan’s 2011 solo show at Young Art, ‘Caesurian Complex.’


Young Art, the venturesome Los Angeles gallery that operated in various locations for a decade, announced in an email blast that it has closed. During its long run, Young Art gave early solo shows to a number of superb artists, including Asher Penn, Paul Cowan, Milano Chow, and Kayla Guthrie. It also hosted two-person shows with Cara Benedetto and Davida Nemeroff and group shows that included work by Jared Madere, Greg Parma Smith, Dena Yago, Robert Bittenbender, Heather Guertin, Martine Syms, and many more.

“Young Art is closed,” the email announcement read. “Thanks for everything.” It was signed, “Love always, Kate and Paul”—Kate being Kate Hillseth, who founded the enterprise and her husband, Paul Forney, who ran it with her. The gallery did not reply to a request for comment about the decision to close. Its final show, Stephen Aldahl’s fourth with the gallery, ended in April.

The full text of the email, with an impressive list of artists that Young Art exhibited, follows below.

Young Art is closed
Thanks for everything

Love always,
Kate and Paul

2006 x 2016

Stephen Aldahl
Nathan Antolik
Bad Vaccum
Cara Benedetto
Robert Bittenbender
Patricia L. Boyd
chosé general
Milano Chow
Whitney Claflin
Cindy Conrad
Liam Considine
Paul Cowan
Scott Cowan
Jake Cruzen
Tyler Dobson
Ryan Fabel
Grant Falardeau
Paul Forney
Christina Forrer
Christine Frerichs
Kathryn Garcia
Veronica Gelbaum
Zoe Ghertner
Heather Guertin
Kayla Guthrie
Paul Heyer
Patrick Hill
Infinite Body
Barry Johnston
Alex Johnstone
Miles Jopling
Eli Langer
Zachary Leener
Alex Lemke
Jared Madere
Simone Montemunro
Davida Nemeroff
Nite Jewel
Jed Ochmanek
o h d s w a b
Tony Oursler
Greg Parma Smith
Harsh Patel
Asher Penn
Dan Rees
Michael Rey
Hugh Scott-Douglas
Maxwell Simmer
Min Song
Martine Syms
Victor Torres
White Dove
Pilar Wiley
Jessica Williams
Louise Wynne
Dena Yago
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