BRIGHT WHITE UNDERGROUND


As an L.A. gallery show closed over the weekend, a museum show opened downtown featuring what might be called a model for the closing one.

Sam Durant’s 1995 “Abandoned House #4″ and “#6,” foam-core sculptures of Mid-century Modern houses decayed and scribbled with graffiti, as if wrecked by vandals, became a kind of walk-in version when New York artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe built a stage-set inside Rudolph Schindler’s actual 1934 Buck House on S. Genesee Avenue. Their “Bright White Underground,” which closed Saturday at Country Club gallery, concocted an artificial history of the Modernist masterpiece as a safe-house for drug-addled parties.

LA Times and Country Club