Viewing Room Main Site
Skip to content

Text-Image-1

5.5

James Turrell, Yukaloo, 2011, L.E.D. light, etched glass, and shallow space

2021 marks the tenth anniversary of Kayne Griffin Corcoran.  Located at the site of a 1940’s Californian auto showroom on South La Brea Avenue just down the street from  museum mile.  The gallery commissionedworld-renowned artist James Turrell to transform the architecture into a 15,000 square foot gallery that includes multiple public exhibition spaces, an outdoor sculpture courtyard, and open aired Skyspace unique to the City of Los Angeles.  Having presented more than 70 public exhibitions since its inception, the gallery remains committed to its original, core vision – to create a platform for established, mid-career, and emerging artists, with a focus on the aesthetics, theories, and practices that have defined the Southern California art scene from the postwar era to the present. 

5.55

Rendering of Kayne Griffin Corcoran at 1201 S La Brea Ave by Standard Architechture. 

During this landmark year, we would like to take a moment to celebrate the past but also look towards the future.   We want to express our gratitude to the remarkable roster of artists we champion and represent, the collectors who support and engage with our program, and the gallery’s dedicated staff whose diligence and expertise makes everything we do possible.  This group includes our partner Jim Corcoran who will be transitioning into a senior advisory role in the coming months.  Jim’s years of friendship, experience and pioneering knowledge of the Southern California art scene were instrumental in shaping the gallery’s unique and ongoing ethos.  In keeping with Jim’s retirement, the gallery will be known as Kayne Griffin going forward.   

We are tremendously excited for what the future holds and look forward to the year ahead including inaugural shows with artists such as light and space icon Robert Irwin, New Orleans based Willie Birch, and 2020 Rome Prize recipient Sarah Crowner, among others.  In the interim we invite you to look back at the noteworthy moments that defined our first decade together.   

3

Maggie Kayne, Bill Griffin, James Corcoran, and James Turrell

022

James Turrell, Phantom, Blue, 1968, Light Projection

023

James Turrell and Michael Govan

2

Installation view of "Ken Price," 2012

3

Installation view of "Larry Bell," 2012

1

Opening reception for "Liza Ryan: Rare Bloom," 2012

4

Installation view of "From Triple X To Birdsong (In Search Of The Schizophrenic Quotient)," curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler, 2013

Bill Griffin, James Corcoran, and Maggie Kayne at the opening of "From Triple X To Birdsong (In Search Of The Schizophrenic Quotient)"

5
7

Exhibition announcement for "François Morellet: NO END NEON," 2013

8

Installation view of "François Morellet: NO END NEON," 2013

9

Image caption

David Lynch, Untitled (Los Angeles), 1979, Archival silver gelatin print

6

David Lynch, I am Running Home From Your House, 2013, Mixed media on canvas

skyspace

La Brea Sky by James Turrell at Kayne Griffin Corcoran

Slideshow-2

Exhibition announcement for "James Turrell: Sooner than later, Roden Crater," curated by Richard Andrews, 2013

Exhibition announcement for "James Turrell: Sooner than later, Roden Crater," curated by Richard Andrews, 2013

Installation view of "James Turrell: Sooner than later, Roden Crater," curated by Richard Andrews, 2013

Installation view of "James Turrell: Sooner than later, Roden Crater," curated by Richard Andrews, 2013

Installation view of "James Turrell: Sooner than later, Roden Crater," curated by Richard Andrews, 2013

Installation view of "James Turrell: Sooner than later, Roden Crater," curated by Richard Andrews, 2013

Installation view of "James Turrell: Sooner than later, Roden Crater," curated by Richard Andrews, 2013

Installation view of "James Turrell: Sooner than later, Roden Crater," curated by Richard Andrews, 2013

Kayne Griffin 10 Years Part 1

Text-Image-2

KP

Installation view of "Ken Price," 2014

3

Bill Griffin, James Corcoran, and Maggie Kayne

RG

Installation view of "Robert Graham: Early Work 1964-1974," 2014

surface

Installation view of "Surface to Air: Los Angeles Artists of the ‘60s and the Materials That They Used," curated by Robert Dean, 2014

aboutface

Exhibition announcement for "About Face," curated by Kristina Kite and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, 2015

about face

Installation view of "About Face," 2015

LR

Press for "Liza Ryan: Wind(shield)," 2015

1

Installation view of "Max Hooper Schneider: Accidental Menagerie," 2015

2

Installation view of "Rosha Yaghmai: Easy Journey to Other Planets," 2015

1

James Turrell at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 2015

3

Installation view of "James Turrell," 2015

Jimmie Durham, These Twelve Bricks Were Used to Represent the Dawn Sky in Venice, 2015, Brick, plaster, colour, ink

Click here for part two of Kayne Griffin's 10 year anniversairy. 2016-2020.