Current Exhibitions

Cult to Culture: Photographs by LeRoy Grannis

January 25 – April 21, 2019

Cult to Culture surveys a selection of work by LeRoy Grannis (1917 – 2011) that captures the surf culture throughout California and Hawaii. Since picking up the camera in 1959, Grannis, or “Granny” as he would later be called, has documented the evolution of the sport that grew from a cult following into a global lifestyle, witnessing its growth first-hand. Ranging from the early 1960s to the 1970s, the photographs in the exhibition embody a pivotal role the artist has played in shaping the world of surfing.

Image caption: Leroy Grannis, Mob Scene, Sunset Beach, 1967

Monumental: Sandow Birk

January 25 – April 21, 2019

The iconic imageries depicted in the work of Sandow Birk emerge as figments of the past, a seemingly forgotten series of historical events, or aspects of contemporary life that reflect on today’s societal issues. LBMA presents Monumental, the Los Angeles-based artist’s first institutional presentation of the series, Imaginary Monuments, an ongoing body of work which visually mines through some of the historical documents or contracts that have shaped the country we inhabit.

Image caption: Sandow Birk, Proposal for a Monument to the Declaration of Independence (and a Pavilion to Frederick Douglass), 2018

Conveyance: Marie Thibeault

January 25 – April 21, 2019

As colors, shapes, and forms appear in flux, the illusion of space persists in Marie Thibeault’s large-scale paintings. Living and working in San Pedro, CA, Thibeault is constantly informed by the changing landscapes and the environment surrounding her. Conveyancethe artist’s solo-exhibition at LBMA, Thibeault has created several newly commissioned works that reflect on the harbors of San Pedro and Long Beach.

Exhibition is supported by:

Image caption: Marie Thibeault, Conveyance #9, 2018