The burgeoning art scene along Mission Road continues with a new space by New York gallerist Michele Maccarone. Located in a converted warehouse factory building at 300 South Mission Road, Maccarone Los Angeles is down the block from Laura Owens’ 356 South Mission warehouse, an outpost of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise New York gallery, and Hauser & Wirth plans to open a multi-building compound in Downtown L.A.’s Arts District March 2016.
Designed by Los Angeles–based Standard Architecture, the 50,000-square-foot gallery is minimalist: With the exception of the polished concrete floor, every surface, from the reception desk to the warehouse trusses, is white. The architects restored existing skylights, which now wash the gallery with natural California light. A single white wall splits the space into two distinct viewing areas.
Maccarone’s venue hosts studio space for artists Alex Hubbard and Oscar Tuazon. Soon, a raw, 15,000-square-foot courtyard will display Tuazon’s artworks— often unusual assemblies of ordinary construction materials.
Standard Architecture founder Jeffrey Allsbrook created a multi-layered steel gate to secure the sculpture courtyard from the still-gritty Mission Road. “The gallery is counterpoint to my more Brutalist NYC space and an opportunity to mount different kinds of shows,” she said. “This is a quintessential California space that maximizes the environmental resonances of Los Angeles.”