Feb 28 2019pdflink

Critics' Guide to Los Angeles


Critics' Guide

Arcade Athletics and Eco-Feminist Mythology: the Exhibitions to See in Los Angeles

From Faith Wilding’s animistic deities to Pierre Guyotat’s orgiastic drawings, the frieze editors review their favourite shows in LA


Jul 17 2018link

E'wao Kagoshima Artillery Magazine

E'wao Kagoshima

Artillery Magazine

July 17, 2018

Read online here

Mar 1 2018pdf

Artforum: Henry Flynt


March 2018

in print

by Kavior Moon

Dec 9 2017pdf

Four Bay Area Iconoclasts and Eccentrics

Nov 3 2017pdf

Dysfunctional Formulas of Love

Review for Art Agenda

by Jonathan Griffin

November 3, 2017

read online here

Jun 29 2017

KCRW Art Talk: Chris Finley, Benjamin Weissman and Cindy Bernard

Apr 1 2016pdf

Nathaniel Mellors

Flash Art 
May 2016
by Jennifer Piejko

Mar 29 2016pdflink

Frieze Critic's Guide: Los Angeles


Critic's Guide: Los Angeles

by Summer Guthery

Read here

Mar 23 2016link

Nathaniel Mellors at The Box, Los Angeles

Featured as an exhibition slideshow for Artnews

View the slideshow here

Mar 22 2016pdflink

Nathaniel Mellors at The Box

Artforum Critics' Picks

by Andrew Berardini

read the full text here

Mar 4 2016pdflink

Review: Independent Fair Is More Conventional, but Still Eye-Catching

New York Times

by Martha Schwendener

Read here

Mar 4 2016pdflink

The Top 10 Booths at Independent New York 2016

Artnet News

By Brian Boucher


Mar 4 2016pdflink

Fresh New Digs for Aging Independent

Art F City

By Chris Green

Dec 16 2015pdflink

Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Los Angeles Art Shows

Let Power Take A Female Form included as one of Hyperallergic's Top 10 LA shows of 2015

Oct 1 2015pdflink

Let Power Take A Female Form


October 2015

By Kavior Moon

Aug 6 2015pdflink

Experience Three Generations of Art at The Box Gallery Before It's Gone

for Los Angeles Magazine

by Carter Sherman

Jul 25 2015pdflink

Let Power Take a Female Form

LA Times

Art That Speaks to Deeper Issues

By Sharon Mizota

Jul 22 2015pdflink

Let Power Take a Female Form

LA Weekly

An Artist Made a Video Game About her Grandmother

By Catherine Wagley

Jul 18 2015pdflink

Let Power Take a Female Form

LA Weekly

by Shana Nys Dambrot

May 26 2015pdf

Carla Snap Review: Mirror Effect

By Evan Moffitt

May 21 2014link

Review: Living Inside-Out

By Christina Catherine Martinez


21 May 2014

Aug 1 2012link

Video: Irving Blum and Billy Al Bengston speak about the work of John Altoon, 2010-11

From the archive of the Getty, on the occasion of Pacific Standard Time
Art in LA: 1945 - 1980
Nov 23 2011link

It Speaks to Me: Monique Prieto on John Altoon

By Monique Prieto, as told to Jori Finkel
The Los Angeles Times: Culture Monster
23 November 2011

Sep 27 2011pdflink

Critics' Picks: John Altoon

By Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
October 10, 2008

Sep 22 2011pdflink

Art review: John Altoon at the Box

By David Pagel
The Los Angeles Times
22 September 2011
Jan 3 2009pdflink

Drawings 1962-68

Best Shows in Los Angeles 2008
By Catherine Taft
Saatchi Online

Sep 12 2007link

Wallace Berman's Photographs

By Lorraine Wild
Design Observer
12 September 2007

Dec 31 1969

The Box at Frieze New York

Visit us at Frieze New York

Booth C35

May 2 - 5, preview May 1, 2019

Dec 31 1969

Holiday hours

The Box will be closed December 23rd - 26th. 


We will resume our regular hours (Wednesday - Saturday, 12 PM - 6 PM) on Thursday, December 27th.

Dec 31 1969

Zillionaires against Humanity at Skid Row History Museum and Archive

Zillionaires Against Humanity: Sabotaging the Skid Row Neighborhood Council on view through June 30 at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive.

More info here.

Dec 31 1969

Sarah Conaway in Fictive Kin

Sarah Conaway is featured in Fictive Kin with Annette Kelm and Kim Schoen, curated by Kathryn Poindexter. The exhibition is on view at the Culver Center of the Arts, UC Riverside February 24 - May 6, 2018.


More info here.

Feb 16 2018

Wally Hedrick at Greene Naftali Gallery

Wally Hedrick is featured in the group exhibition Walking Point on view at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York February 16 - March 10, 2018. 

More info here

Feb 6 2018

Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks at New Museum

Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks

February 6 - April 15, 2018

New Museum

New York

details here

Nov 1 2017

Robert Mallary at The Mayor Gallery

Robert Mallary

Reliefs 1957 - 1961

November 1 - December 1, 2017

The Mayor Gallery

Dec 15 2017

Nathaniel Mellors in National Gallery of Victoria Triennial

December 15, 2017 - April 15, 2018

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Nov 30 2017

Nathaniel Mellors 'Ourhouse Ep. -1: 'Time'' screening at mother's tankstation limited

Nathaniel Mellors Ourhouse Ep. -1: 'Time'  will screen at mother's tankstation limited on November 30, December 1 & 2 at 5 pm. The screenings are part of Being Infrastructural curated by Maeve Connolly, November 2 - December 16, 2017. 

details here

Sep 22 2017

BORIS LURIE in Habana at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Cuba

BORIS LURIE in Habana is a survey of work by Boris Lurie, curated by Joan Guaita and organized by Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Boris Lurie Foundation. The exhibition is on view from September 22 - November 19, 2017. 

Mar 4 2017

Rick Potts at Greenspon in New York

Rick Potts has a solo exhibition at Greenspon gallery in New York. 

March 4 - April 15, 2017

Nov 13 2016

LAFMS BOX BOX record release celebration

Oct 15 2016

Nathaniel Mellors in The National or the Skip

Nathaniel Mellors is featured in The National or the Skip with Slate Projects currently on view at The Averard Hotel in London through October 23rd

Jun 4 2016

Paul McCarthy conversation and book signing

May 21 2016

Olaymai Dabls: Flags Erotic Rights

Olyami Dabls: Flags Erotic Rights

Henry Taylor's 810 East 3rd Street, #41 
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Opening Reception:
Sat, May 21, 2016, 5-10pm

Public Conversation:
Sun, May 22, 2016, 2pm
Dabls, Henry Taylor, & Lorcan O’Herlihy

Henry Taylor’s is pleased to present the first Los Angeles exhibition of Olayami Dabls. One of the founders of the contemporary Detroit art scene, for over three decades Dabls has worked as an artist, historian and curator, lecturing extensively on African material culture to international audiences. In 2000 he opened the African Bead Museum on the corner of Grand River and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. Here, Dabls houses his renowned collection of African beads, textiles and cultural objects. Surrounded by a sprawling sculpture garden comprised of eighteen outdoor installations that reference the different aspects of colonization through the metaphor of “Iron Teaching Rocks to Rust,” the museum attracts visitors from around the world. Occupying almost an entire city block, Dabls’ African Bead Museum is a tool through which communities come to understand the deep African roots in Detroit.

Curated by Corazon del Sol and Yael Lipschutz, Flags Erotic Rights represents three distinct bodies of work created by Dabls over a thirty-year period. A meditation on the contradictory nature of the United States as a symbol of both oppression and freedom, Flags (1985) is comprised of fourteen paintings of the United States flag seen from various angles. Erotic refers to the African Kama Sutra (2005-2009), a series of drawings, paintings and collages Dabls created in order to reclaim the humanity and beauty of African sexuality. Rights (1985) is a group of paintings and paper cutout collages about the Civil Rights Movement, made while Dabls was working as a curator and artist-in-residence at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 

In addition to these three bodies of work, a selection of beads from the African Bead Museum will be on view. Rarely seen outside of Detroit, Dabls’ work recently received the attention of the Knight Foundation, who awarded him a $100,000 grant to cover renovations of the African Bead Museum, a project that will be spearheaded by the LA-based firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA). All profits from Dabls’ exhibition at Henry Taylor’s go towards the goal of matching the Knight Foundation’s award. The exhibition will be accompanied by a public conversation between Dabls, Henry Taylor and Lorcan O’Herlihy, moderated by Corazon del Sol and Yael Lipschutz.

May 19 2016

SASSAS Blast! [13] & Bootleg LP Auction

We are thrilled to announce that Blast! [13], our annual garden party and fundraiser, returns to the beautiful home of the Hillenburg Family in San Marino on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Blast! [13] features a glam musical tribute to David Bowie and Prince with Mannequins with Kill Appeal, plus Bowie/Prince Karaoke with special guests, along with great food and drink, a reprise of our popular Bootleg LP Art Auction and the return of MC Tom Stern (Freaked, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Man Show). Dublab impresario Ale Cohen spins tunes throughout the afternoon.

More than 80 artists are contributing to a reprise of our Bootleg LP Auction including 
Aaron CurryKatie GrinninAlice Könitz, Friedrich Kunath and Chris Martin. 1301PE is hosting a pop up preview May 19-21, with an artist reception Thursday, May 19 from 6-9pm.

All proceeds from Blast! [13] support SASSAS’s experimental art and sound programming.


details here

Apr 17 2016

Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen to represent Finland at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Congratulations to Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen, who have been selected to represent Finland at the 57th Venice Biennale with their proposal ​The Aalto Natives. The exhibition is curated by Xander Karskens.

Read the full announcement here.

Apr 16 2016

'Prequel Dump' extended one week, now closing Saturday, April 16


Now closing Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Mar 13 2016

Open Sunday, March 13

The gallery will be open Sunday, March 13 from noon to 6pm during the grand opening of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

Mar 4 2016

The Box booth Top Ten of Independent

"The Top 10 Booths at Independent New York 2016"

Artnet News

By Brian Boucher

Dec 10 2015

Holiday Hours

The Box will be open the following days during the holiday:

Wednesday, December 23 - open
December 24-25 - closed
Saturday, December 26 - open

Wednesday, December 30 - open
December 31- January 1 - closed
Saturday, January 2 - open


Dec 2 2015

Paramount Ranch III

The Box is thrilled to be participating in the third installment of Paramount Ranch

January 30-31, 2016

Nov 24 2015

Thanksgiving Hours

The Box will be CLOSED this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

We will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 28 during our regular business hours of 12 to 6pm.

Oct 18 2015

Julien Bismuth & Naotaka Hiro in group show at La Ferme Du Buisson

Alfred Jarry Archipelago: La Valse Des Pantins - Act II

October 18, 2015 - February 14, 2015

William Anastasi, Julien Bismuth, Paul Chan, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Rainer Ganahl, Dora Garcia, Naotaka Hiro, Mike Kelley, Tala Madani, Nathaniel Mellors, Henrik Olesen



Jul 3 2015

Gallery CLOSED July 3rd & 4th for Independence Day

The Box will be closed Friday, July 3 & Saturday, July 4.

We will resume our regular hours of noon to 6pm Wednesday, July 8. 

Jun 17 2015

LAST WEEK to see Mirror Effect

May 9 2015

X-TRA Spring Launch: The Conversation Saturday May 9th

Come celebrate the newest issue of X-TRA, Spring, and Women!
Co-presented with the Women’s Center for Creative Work

Teasing out and expanding on ideas from her essay The Conversation: The Young Female Artist as HistorianCatherine Wagley will moderate a conversational panel with Sarah Lehrer-GraiwerYael Lipschutz, and Corazon del Sol.

Saturday May 9th, 2015
at 3 pm

Hosted by
The Box Gallery
805 Traction Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Jan 29 2015

The Box presents the LAFMS at Paramount Ranch 1/31-2/1/15

The Box is excited to be a part of the second installment of Paramount Ranch, January 31 – February 1, 2015. The Box will be exhibiting work by members of The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS), which will be accompanied by LAFMS performances. Details on schedule times forthcoming. In the meantime, stay updated on The Box's Facebook page HERE.  Additionally, LAFMS founding member, Fredrik Nilsen, wrote an article about Extended Organ for The Enemy. Read the full article and listen to 'Frankenstein' (1999) HERE

January 31 – February 1, 2015
11am – 5pm
VIP Preview: Saturday January 31, 10 – 11 am

$5 admission (cash only)
free for students

Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Jan 28 2015

Barbara T. Smith in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist for 'Artist Books and Cookies'

Wednesday, January 28 at 7 PM

111 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Launched in 2012 by ForYourArt with Fundación Alumnos47 as an event series devoted to artist books, Artist Books and Cookies continues with activities at the LA Art Book Fair and Art Los Angeles Contemporary. Through these activities and conversations, Artist Books and Cookies provides a platform to discuss the medium of artist books within today’s contemporary art landscape.

On January 28th, in anticipation of Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, Hans Ulrich Obrist will interview Tauba Auerbach, Felipe Ehrenberg, and Barbara T. Smith about their bookmaking practices. 

Barbara T. Smith is recognized for her prolific self-published Xeroxed books, which document and explore her personal life by presenting a kind of material autobiography. She is also known for her performance work of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which was at the forefront of feminist, body, and performance art. 

RSVP to rsvp@foryourart.com

Nov 27 2014

Closed for Thanksgiving holiday

The Box will be CLOSED on Thursday 11/27 and Friday 11/28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. However, the gallery will be open during our regular hours (12 noon to 6 pm) on Wednesday 11/26 and Saturday 11/29. 

Oct 25 2014

Simone Forti performing at Louvre

Jul 4 2014


The Box will be closed on Friday, July 4 for the holiday. We will be open on Saturday, July 5 for the last day of the Men in LA exhibition. 

For questions please email info@theboxla.com. 

Jun 18 2014


May 24 2014

LAST WEEK to see Painters of Modern Life

LAST WEEK to see Painters of Modern Life at The Box before it closes this Saturday, 5/24! 


Curated by Mitchell Algus, the show features four artists: Dan Burkhart, E'wao Kagoshima, Juanita McNeely, and Jakub Julian Ziolkowski. 


The Box is open Wednesday - Saturday, noon to 6 PM.

May 12 2014

The Box at Frieze New York 2014

The Box is pleased to announce our participation in Frieze New York 2014. 

Stand C14

May 9 - 12, 2014

Randall's Island Park, Manhattan, New York


Friday, May 9 - 11am–7pm

Saturday, May 10 - 11am–7pm

Sunday, May 11 - 11am–7pm

Monday, May 12 - 11am–6pm


For more informaiton about The Box at Frieze NY, tickets and more, visit their website: http://exhibitors.friezenewyork.com/index.php?r=artwork/viewer

Mar 1 2014

The Box at Independent, NY

The Box is ecstatic to bring the work of Robert Mallary to the Independent, New York, located at 548 West 22nd Street, March 7-9.

Visit The Box on the second floor of the building.


Public fair hours:

Friday, March 7: 12-7pm

Saturday, March 8: 12-8pm 

Sunday, March 9: 12-6pm


For tickets, general information and inquiries please visit 

http://independentnewyork.com/ or http://theboxla.com/


Hope to see you there!

Feb 28 2014

Last weekend of Renzo Martens: Episode III at The Box

Renzo Martens: Episode III closes this Saturday, March 1. Don't miss your last chance to see the show!

The 90-minute film 'Episode III' is shown daily during the exhibition at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm.


The Box is open Wednesday - Saturday, noon - 6 pm.

Jan 30 2014

The Box Crew at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2014

Don't miss some of The Box crew at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2014! 


Thursday, January 30  ---  LAFMS performing

The Box and East of Borneo present: The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) performing live on the KCHUNG Radio Stage, 6 - 8 pm

6pm: John Wiese + Ted Byrnes

7pm: Extended Organ




Sunday, February 2  --- Simone Forti reading for Artists Read Baldessari

1 - 3 pm, RSVP required due to limited space.


Artists and special surprise guests will read from More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari (eds. Meg Cranston and Hans Ulrich Obrist, JRP|Ringier), two new volumes from the publisher’s complete Baldessari writings project. Featuring previously unpublished texts, notes to students, course handouts, texts on other artists and portions of his notebooks,the volumes are an experiment in how a literary genre might encompass artists’ writings, having them stand alone in a book without images. 


Ongoing Exhibition  --- Leigh Ledare

Check out this collaborative project created exclusively for the LA Art Book Fair by Leigh Ledareand Nicolas Guagnini, presented by Andrew Roth and PPP Editions. It consists of an intervention into 100 books on the social sciences: Marxism, psychoanalysis, linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, literary and art criticism, cultural studies, and literature. The intervention consists of circular holes filled with a variation of positions and possibilities within human sexual interaction.



For more information on these and other events, please visit:


Dec 5 2013

The Box heads to New York in 2014 for Frieze and Independent

The Box is tremendously proud to be a part of two upcoming art fairs in New York in 2014. 


Independent New York

March 6-9, 2014



Frieze New York

May 9-12, 2014



Details to come!


Feb 20 2013

Graduate Lecture Series: Mara McCarthy

20 February 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Graduate Lecture Series: Mara McCarthy

The USC Roski School Graduate Lecture Series, or Visiting Artist Forum, is open to the public and consists of a two-hour, in-depth presentation by a prominent artist, writer, or curator, followed by a group discussion that allows students and faculty to raise questions, ideas, and problems

For more information on this event, please go here.
See all upcoming lectures here

USC University Park Campus
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
Lecture Forum
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Jan 8 2013

Carolee Schneemann Videos presented by Los Angeles Filmforum

In response to the exhibition Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-62, the Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents an international program of radical films that puncture the image, three-dimensionalize the film surface, or otherwise challenge the traditional cinematic experience. 
Carolee Schneemann's seminal work “Fuses” will be on view. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:00 pm 
Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents: Breaking the Plane
MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012 

In addition to her appearance at The Box's panel discussion on Painting this Saturday, Carolee will be presenting her new video works in person at the Spielberg Theatre, Egyptian on Sunday.

Sunday, January 13, 2013, 7:30 pm 
Los Angeles Filmforum presents: Carolee Schneemann: New videos of the Performing Artist
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028

For further information, please go here.


Dec 21 2012

Best Wishes from The Box

The Box, LA will be closed for the holidays starting December 23, 2012.

We will reopen on January 2, 2012.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!