L.A. Louver is activated, you know a new fall art season is officially, fancily underway. Its September program is a two-person exhibition between a pair of sculptors whose long-standing, globe-spanning friendship is both personal and professional, and whose works exist as much in conversation with each other as the men themselves — and yet they're only rarely exhibited together. Richard Deacon (b. 1949) lives and works in London; Sui Jianguo (b. 1956) in Beijing. Deacon works in clay, wood and stainless steel, Jianguo in bronze and resin. Both acknowledged masters in their craft, they each take a very different approach to the gestural, architectural possibilities of abstract sculpture — approaches that nevertheless center around a self-conscious engagement with material and processes and occupied space, both engaging and transcending technology. Opening reception Thu., Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m.; runs thru Oct. 20.
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