From the Archive
On View at the Getty Center: Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics 1950-1980
In the summer of 1964, the journal Artforum identified the Rolf Nelson Gallery, with the Ferus Gallery, as being the locus of the avant-garde in Los Angeles. This group show, featuring Ronald Davis’s geometric abstractions and the biomorphic paintings done by Judy Chicago (then Judy Gerowitz), typified Nelson’s adventurous mix of local and international artists. The space stood out for its assertive checkerboard floor, and willingness to take a chance on younger artists—Chicago had her first shows with Nelson.