press release

Speaking in Tongues brings, for the first time, two seminal yet under-studied Los Angeles artists into close conversation. The exhibition examines how Berman and Heinecken bridged modernist and emerging post-modernist trends by ushering in the use of photography as a key element of contemporary avant-garde art. Their works are explored within the unique cultural context of 1960s and 1970s Southern California, as it fueled and amplified their highly original creative approaches.

Speaking in Tongues
The Art of Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken
Kuratoren: Claudia Bohn-Spector and Sam Mellon