Los Angeles

18 May – 3 July, 2019


Praz-Delavallade is pleased to announce Our Unity is a Business, Augustus Thompson’s first solo exhibition with the gallery in Los Angeles.

Thompson’s diverse practice includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting and sound. For this exhibition he returns to oil paintings and works on paper made over the course of the last three years, during which he travelled considerably, spending time in Budapest, Germany, Spain and Belgium.

Oscillating between representations of interior spaces and voyeuristic imagery, in Our Unity is a Business Thompson enters into ideas about death, cultural histories, commerce, language, matrimony, sleep, car rides and ultimately, time. Multiple points of view hover together in a single picture, while elements from one painting may appear in another. Seen together, with their reduced palette and depictions of visceral moments, his works appear cognizant of their temporal conditions.

Augustus Thompson (born 1985, Richlands, Virginia) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK and Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano A Mare, IT. He has had solo exhibitions with Almine Rech, London UK; Night Gallery, Los Angeles, US; Lock Up International, Los Angeles, US; and White Cube, London, UK amongst others. In 2017 he was a resident at the House Van Wassenhove, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem, BE.

Augustus Thompson: Our Unity is a Business is on view at 6150 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90048 from 18 May to 3 July 2019, Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00AM to 6:00PM. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. Complimentary parking is available in the lot adjacent to the gallery.