Opening Reception: Oh To Be a Painting 2: 6 - 8:30 PM AT ABIGAIL OGILVY GALLERY | Los Angeles

4 November 2023 

Join us from 6 - 8:30pm on Saturday, November 4th for an opening reception of our second Los Angeles exhibition, Oh To Be a Painting 2, curated by Katelyn Ledford. 


Location: 1923 S Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Valet and nearby street parking available.


The exhibition acts as part two to an online show Ledford curated with the gallery in 2020, Oh To Be a Painting, which – in the midst of a pandemic – explored what it means to look at paintings online, how painting’s 2D and 3D qualities are translated from physical to virtual space, and what might be lost in translation. Three years later, Ledford revisits those themes in a physical space, allowing viewers to engage in-person with the palpable materiality of paintings to expand and challenge their understanding of the relationship between painting as a two-dimensional image and three-dimensional, sculptural object. The exhibition will be on view from October 31 - December 16, 2023.


With a completely new roster of artists for its second edition, the group exhibition presents works which teeter between image and sculpture, as well as those which consider the ultra-flat possibilities of painting.



Merrick Adams | Paige Beeber | Loren Erdrich | Todd Kelly | Joseph Parra | Christian Ruiz Berman | David Scanavino | Christine Tien Wang | Shuai Yang | Mathew Zefeldt | Caroline Zurmely


Katelyn Ledford is an artist living and working in Jersey City, New Jersey, but born and bred in the American South. She received her MFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2019. She has been featured in exhibitions internationally with solo exhibitions at M+B in Los Angeles in 2023, Long Story Short Gallery in New York City in 2022, Aishonanzuka in Hong Kong in 2021, and DUVE Berlin in Germany in 2021. Select group exhibitions include those at Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY; Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL; Unit London, London, UK; WOAW Gallery, Wan Chai, HK; and Plan X Art Gallery, Milan, IT.