| Sep 25, 2012 |
Architect Michael Maltzan revamps L.A.'s Regen Projects
Boh staff
By Staff

Regen Projects, a 23-year-old veteran of the Los Angeles art scene, has just unveiled its new gallery in Hollywood. The new 20,000-square-foot gallery at 6750 Santa Monica Boulevard was designed by L.A.-based architect Michael Maltzan and marks an eastward shift to Hollywood in the city's cultural center.

The new building features 4,000 square feet of top-lit exhibition space on the ground floor, along with a pair of more intimate viewing rooms. On the upper level, a 4,000-square-foot outdoor sculpture deck offers panoramic views of Los Angeles, including the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Observatory, while providing a variety of spaces for exhibitions and gallery events. The building stands out from its neighbors, which are all set back from the street; the gallery sits immediately adjacent to Santa Monica Boulevard. Maltzan has wrapped the original one-story brick building structure in a taut white plaster skin, giving it a distinctively contemporary look.

A view from the street, photograph by Christopher Norman

The inaugural exhibition opened on Saturday and features works by 31 of the gallery’s international artists, including: Doug Aitken, Matthew Barney, Walead Beshty, John Bock, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Dan Graham, Rachel Harrison, Elliott Hundley, Sergej Jensen, Anish Kapoor, Toba Khedoori, Gabriel Kuri, Liz Larner, Glenn Ligon, Scott McFarland, Marilyn Minter, Catherine Opie, Manfred Pernice, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Jack Pierson, Lari Pittman, Willem de Rooij, Gary Simmons, Wolfgang Tillmans, Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, Gillian Wearing, Lawrence Weiner, James Welling, Sue Williams and Andrea Zittel. The exhibition will remain on view through October 27.

A view of the inaugural exhibition with work by Matthew Barney at foreground

“With our relocation to these spacious, light-filled new quarters, it is not only our physical space that expands but also our ability to support innovative artists and help connect people to their works,” said Shaun Caley Regen, president of Regen Projects. “Michael Maltzan’s design embraces our new context, responding to the post-production film warehouses and colorful urban landscape that surrounds us, giving us the opportunity to present vibrant art in ways we could never have dreamt.”

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