RESISTING THE TREND: KAYNE GRIFFIN CORCORAN IS MARCHING TO THEIR OWN BEAT

At just 29 years old, Maggie Kayne has been staking claim to LA’s illustriously enigmatic art world. Between her freshly minted 15,000 square foot gallery space with partners James Corcoran and Bill Griffin, her celebrated inaugural show with long-time pal and all-around man about town James Turrell, and her recent exhibition with demi-god David Lynch, it’s safe to say that Maggie is staying ahead of the curve. And all while barely pushing the greater part of her adult years.

Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Maggie’s exceptionally designed space on south La Brea is a soothing retreat, complete with Turrellian (patent pending) light elements, a retractable Skyspace, and various outdoor elements also designed by Turrell.  A veiled treasure among the encroaching auto shops and fast food eyesores on the same stretch, the gallery might be easy to miss to the untrained eye.

I enjoy being slightly off the beaten path. I like to be a little bit removed . . . but still conveniently located.

“I enjoy being slightly off the beaten path,” Maggie says. “I like to be a little bit removed . . . but still conveniently located.”

She approaches art with the same iconoclastic, trailblazing streak, steering clear of the relatively established cobblestoned road of traditional art dealing in favor of a freshly paved one.

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RECAP: DAVID LYNCH “NAMING” OPENING at KAYNE GRIFFIN CORCORAN

Move over Jonathan Goldsmith, cause David Lynch might be claiming your throne. Between the renaissance man’s celebrated film and TV work, his new dabble in music, or his specialty roast of coffee (seriously??), It’s hard to believe Lynch is also an accomplished visual artist. “Naming,” Lynch’s solo exhibition at Kayne Griffin Corcoran features shadowy photos of decaying stores and diners, drawings of flies, and Surrealist, dream-like canvases––everything your Blue-Velvet-meets-Eraserhead-fantasies could dream up.

If Lynch’s hypnagogic installation doesn’t fit your fancy, go for the gallery space itself. Kayne Griffin Corcoran’s new 15,000 square-foot build-out on La Brea Avenue, the vision of L.A. firm Standard and James Turrell, is quite the beauty, complete with a private courtyard patio (There’s even a permanent Skyspace designed by Turell himself).

Peep shots from the opening below (all photos courtesy of Andi Elloway and Guest of a Guest):

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