NEW MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION
A musical composition by Bobby Ge
commissioned by Copland House for CULTIVATE 2021
ensemble clarinet, violin, cello, piano
written spring 2021
duration 6-7 minutes
For more information about the collaboration and to listen to the composition, visit Bobby Ge's website.
MUSEUM EXHIBITION & ACQUISITION
OFF THE GRID: PRINT PORTFOLIO BY MOKHA LAGET
University of Richmond Museums
410 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA
August 17, 2020 - July 7, 2021
This portfolio of color lithographs was purchased for the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center at University of Richmond Museums with funds from the Louis S. Booth Arts Fund.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
MILLAY COLONY FOR THE ARTS
Founded in 1973 and located on the former home of poet/activist Edna St. Vincent Millay, the Millay Colony for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that offers multidisciplinary artists residencies on site and in the community. October residents include: Shayan Lofti, Spencer Huffman, Bobby Ge, Mokha Laget, Johanna Povirk-Zndy, Tricia Romano.
SUMMER ROUND UP
Gallery Sonja Roesch
2309 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004
June 27 – August 29, 2020
Gallery Sonja Roesch presents Summer Round Up, a group exhibition with 6 artists. Small sized paintings and sculptures on the wall are bound by a large floor piece. Featuring Mokha Laget, Erin Miller, Dirk Rathke, Ariane Roesch, David Simpson and Myke Venable. Exhibition will be open by appointment with all the health requirements.
ELEVENTH ART QUINTET
June 15 - 21, 2020
Each week five artists of different expression, style and technique are chosen and brought together in order to highlight new concepts of contemporary art and continue giving adequate visibility to some of today's key players. Giorgio Di Genova, critic and art historian, with the collaboration of journalist Carla Guidi, unveil the eleventh Art Quintet online, featuring Mokha Laget, Barbara Giacopello, Salvatore Sava, Marisa Zattini, and Marcello Diotallevi.
Gallery Sonja Roesch
April 4 - June 20, 2020
In this series of linen works, Mokha Laget creates complex articulations of imaginary space by freely arranging geometric shapes on stretched fabric. Spatial and architectural in nature, yet untethered from gravity, these forms operate like a kind of visual poem that unfolds across the picture plane. Off the grid and hinged together by only a few lines, the shapes are arranged like abstract scenery, emerging purely from an intuition of right proportions and formal dynamics. These paintings follow an aesthetic strategy similar to that of a Capriccio, a type of 18th century painting in which enigmatic and disparate architectural elements are brought together in fictional scenes, suggesting simultaneously believable yet impossible realms. The term Capriccio can also refer to free-form music, and is closely associated with the process of improvisation. Each shape grows dynamically and organically in space—the way cloud formations might develop—and speaks the language of contemporary dance choreography.
MUSEUM GROUP EXHIBITION
LANDFALL PRESS: FIVE DECADES OF PRINTMAKING
Milwaukee Art Museum
October 3, 2019 - February 9, 2020
Landfall Press: Five Decades of Printmaking celebrates the history and innovation behind one of America’s most renowned printers-publishers on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary year. Founded in 1970 by Jack Lemon, in Chicago, Landfall Press has cultivated a uniquely collaborative environment and produced work for many artists at different points in their career. The press has operated out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 2004.
ALCOVES 2020 #1
New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe, NM
August 10, 2019- October 13, 2019
Stuart Arends, Mokha Laget, Diane Marsh, Dan Namingha, and Emi Ozawa
THE SHAPE SHIFTERS II
Peyton Wright Gallery
Santa Fe, NM
September 6 -30, 2019
Charles Hinman, Mokha Laget, Angelo Di Benedetto
Brian Gross Fine Arts
August 8 - 24, 2019
Peter Alexander, Marco Casentini, Sue Dirksen, Donald Feasél, Alfonso Fratteggiani Bianchi, Dana Hart-Stone, Mokha Laget, Ed Moses, and Johnnie Winona Ross
BRIAN GROSS FINE ARTS PRESENTS MOKHA LAGET: SPATIAL CHROMATICS
January 5 – February 16, 2019
248 Utah St.
San Francisco, CA
Optically charged and vibrantly hued, Mokha Laget combines irregularly shaped canvases, geometric abstraction, and saturated color to create dynamic compositions. Formed by the layering of multiple geometric shapes, Laget uses their intersections as borders for her large areas of deep color. Some produce striking changes of tone, while others have more subtle shifts, as if one form is a transparent overlay of another. Diagonal lines are an important element in Laget’s division of the surface, their intersections and juxtapositions creating dynamic visual movement. As the internal geometry and the outer structure of the composition combine and create visual depth, they result in “spatial riddles” that defy logic and challenge the viewer. For more information about the show, visit Brian Gross Fine Arts.
GALLERY SONJA ROESCH PRESENTS MOKHA LAGET: SPATIAL LUMINANCE
November 10, 2018 - January 12, 2019
2309 Caroline Street
Spatial Luminance is a solo exhibition of recent works by Mokha Laget created in 2018. Her paintings reflect the artist’s continued investigation of space and light in large, colorful shaped canvases.
Mokha Laget has created a series of geometric abstractions that vacillate between non-objective interpretations and illusory perspective. Her stacked arrangement of forms activates and draws the eye in a multitude of directions, transcending the pictorial space into the architectural space of the gallery.
For more information about the show, visit Gallery Sonja Roesch.
FULL CIRCLE: HUE AND SATURATION OF THE WASHINGTON COLOR SCHOOL
April 28 - June 2, 2018
Luther W. Brady Art Galleries
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
500 Seventeenth St, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Washington Color School artists such as Gene Davis, Alma Thomas, Paul Reed, Howard Mehring, Jacob Kainen, Leon Berkowitz and others are Washington’s legacy and continually grow in stature in international arenas. What is particular about Washington, D.C. that may have shaped Color Field painting? The geometry, the atmosphere, or was it the presence of such collections as that of the Corcoran or the Phillips that combined to incubate the Washington Color School artists? Drawing from the GW Collection along with critical loans, paintings and mixed media will provide examples of the Washington Color School and its legacy. Works by Davis, Tom Downing, Sheila Isham, Mokha Laget, Morris Louis, Larry Poons, Ann Purcell, Reed, Anne Truitt, and Ken Young, among others, will be included.
George Washington University acquires Mokha Laget's shaped canvas for permanent collection. This piece will be on view this spring in Washington DC.
LOUIS STERN FINE ARTS PRESENTS MOKHA LAGET: RECENT WORKS
April 28 - June 2, 2018
9002 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Louis Stern Fine Arts is pleased to present “Mokha Laget: Recent Works.” The exhibition of paintings, created within the last two years, bespeaks the artist’s meticulous attention to color and craft. Executed on spirited, irregularly shaped canvases that entice the eye with illusory perspective, Laget’s work dances with visual enigma and arresting color. For more information about the show, visit Louise Stern Fine Arts.
MOKHA LAGET JOINS BRIAN GROSS FINE ART
Brian Gross Fine Art
248 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Brian Gross Fine Art was established in 1990 in the Union Square area of the city. In 1995, the gallery moved to 49 Geary, where it remained for 18 years before moving to 248 Utah Street in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. The gallery maintains an active exhibition program, mounting 6–8 exhibitions per year. BGFA’s record has been distinguished by its thoughtfully curated installations, the quality and strength of the art it has presented, and the validation of numerous critical reviews. Over years, it has won the respect of the international community of artists, collectors, curators and colleagues.
For more information, visit Brian Gross Fine Art.
GOLDEN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2018 AWARDS
In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.
Mokha Laget will be an artist-in-residence at Golden in Fall 2018. Learn more about Golden AIRS.
ULRICH MUSEUM PRESENTS
Unmoored Geographies: Works from the Permanent Collection
September 9, 2017 – March 25, 2018
In 2016, the Ulrich Museum acquired Mokha Laget's Pliage, a lithograph published by Landfall Press. It is featured in this exhibition which includes artists: Laura Berman, Claudia Bernardi, Sonia Boyce/Ain Bailey, Julia Brown, Judy Chicago, Christo, Nathaniel Donnett, Gary Jo Gardenhire, Graciela Iturbide, Mokha Laget, Hew Locke, Vik Muniz, Lorraine O’Grady, Otabenga Jones and Associates, Nusra Qureshi, Faith Ringgold, David Row, Humberto Saenz, Hans Schabus, Tanja Softic, Daryl Vocat, Carrie Mae Weems, Emmi Whitehorse, Matika Wilbur, Zarina
More info here.
NORTH LIGHT, 2018
Installed at the new Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania last year, North Light is a large mural commissioned by the Art In Embassies Program (AIEP) and funded by the US Department of State. An addition has been commissioned to extend the mural, including one additional panel to the left and two additional panels to the right, bringing the total size to 108"x 384". More info and images here.