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Vertical Vanish / Rita Ackermann at Hauser & Wirth

Vertical Vanish

Rita Ackermann

Hauser & Wirth Downtown Los Angeles

February 2 - April 30, 2023

Composed primarily of large-scale oil paintings that intuitively recast the interplay of line, color and form, ‘Vertical Vanish’ makes a game of repeated gestures, figures and motifs. Pre-drawn scenes obscurely emerge from the background, only to disappear into impasto fields of imbricated color. Through a series of gestural interventions guided by the artist’s hand—an admixture of drawing, painting and erasure—oil paints, China markers and acrylics are heavily worked onto surfaces of canvas or raw linen.

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