The Architect’s Newspaper reports on WHY’s expansion of David Kordansky Gallery

“Inside, the new exhibition spaces are largely aesthetically in-line with the original gallery. Visitors will find white walls, concrete floors, and subdued, skylight-illuminated interiors. However, the expansion aims to provide a sense of intimacy that’s more or less lacking in the more cavernous 15,000-square-foot original gallery building as the new spaces, cozier and more contemplation-friendly, in scale, being better suited for smaller scale works and private viewings. A sculptural coved ceiling helps to achieve this ‘chapel-like atmosphere.’

‘In LA, so many great moments of cultural exchange happen in backyards where people feel at home,’ said wHY’s Creative Director, Kulapat Yantrasast, in a statement. ‘We felt that the David Kordansky Gallery environments should highlight this unique aspect of the city’s cultural life. The art scene in LA is very down-to-earth and personal, and I think exhibition spaces should reflect that rather than trying to appear commercial or corporate.’ ”


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September 16th, 2020
Interiors,  Programming
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