Installation view of “Charles Harlan: Jon Boat,” 2017, at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles.


Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery in Los Angeles now represents Charles Harlan, the young Georgian-born, New York–based artist whose Dadaesque sculptures and installations place readymade objects in exhibition settings. He joins a roster that includes Michel Auder, Mary Corse, David Lynch, and Jiro Takamatsu.

Harlan’s work is indebted to Land Art from the 1970s and often relies on materials that bear some relationship to their prior environments. One show at JTT gallery in New York, which also represents Harlan, featured just a slice of an oversized metal pipe that was propped against a wall; another exhibition, at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, involved displaying a brick cube in the center of an exhibition.

The sculptor’s first show at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, which opened this past March, included cut-up pieces of a sailboat owned by his deceased stepfather. Works from that exhibition later appeared at JTT this past summer. Harlan’s work has also appeared in group shows at Rudolph Janssen (which reps him in Brussels), David Zwirner, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., M WOODS, and Marlborough Gallery.