UTA Artist Space is pleased to present HeatWave, a group exhibition curated by Dylan Brant featuring the work of Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, George Condo, Jonathan Horowitz, Rashid Johnson, Mike Kelley, Elad Lassry, Nate Lowman, Karen Kilimnik, Adam McEwen, Cady Noland, Rob Pruitt, Julian Schnabel, Jim Shaw, Steven Shearer, Dash Snow, Josh Smith, and Michael Williams.
This presentation is united by a youthful energy, subversions of popular cultural, and reflections on the relationship
between creator and viewer. HeatWave explores the multiple inspirations of artists and the effects their work
has on an audience. In an interview, the Cramps’ Lux Interior said that he made music for teenagers. His interviewer
wondered how this would change as he aged. In other words, how does youth culture transcend youth?
His response perfectly captures the message:
“There is a difference between good rock n’ roll and rock n’ roll. It’s dangerous, sexy, and playful. It brings a certain
kind of people together. It separates the squares from the cool kids. It lets us forget ourselves or see something
about ourselves that is beyond our singular perception. This kind of music is for the young at heart. What
matters is your outlook.”
An irreverent vitality shines through all of these works—a dedication to the energies of youth. Each artist has
shrugged off the conventions of their generation, gone DIY, and tapped into a new audience. Be it with collaged
newsprint, silkscreen, or quickly sketched pen and ink, each artist captures the excitement and anxieties of their
generation, and of those to come.
ABOUT UTA ARTIST SPACE
UTA Artist Space is an extension of UTA’s commitment to the Los Angeles arts scene as much as it is a venue for
showcasing global talent and new work. The new venue continues UTA’s history of helping artists gain access to
new and better opportunities; it solidifies UTA’s reputation as a forward-thinking agency devoted to expanding and
redefining the role of talent and literary agencies globally.
ABOUT UNITED TALENT AGENCY
United Talent Agency is a premier global talent and literary agency representing many of the world's most acclaimed
figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television,
digital, broadcast news, legit theater, video games, books, music, and live entertainment. The agency is also globally
recognized in the areas of film finance, film packaging, branding, licensing, endorsements and representation
of production talent. UTA additionally provides corporate consulting, venture funding and strategic advisory
services to companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. UTA operates the brand strategy agency
UTA Brand Studio and owns market-leading broadcast news agency N.S. Bienstock. UTA founded and co-owns
leading integrated marketing firm United Entertainment Group, A DJE Company, which focuses on branded entertainment for major consumer brands.
ABOUT DYLAN BRANT
Dylan Brant is a New York based curator and dealer with a focus on contemporary and emerging art. He is a cofounder of Y&S, an organization dedicated to emerging contemporary artists and the co- founder of the artist run
project space Entrance. He graduated from Bard College in 2013. His shows include: First Open with Y&S at
Christies, What Is An Art Book? With Y&S at Garis and Hahn, Objects and Landscapes with Y&S at Dickson
Gallery, 12 Trees of Christmas with Y&S and Temp Art Space, and #Rawhide at Venus Over Manhattan.
Dylan Brant has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, Examiner, Interview Magazine, New York Observer, Out of Order, Paper Mag, Twelv Magazine, W Magazine, Wild Magazine and the Vulture.
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