2024 Frieze Los Angeles Impact Prize — Gary Tyler

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2024 Frieze Los Angeles Impact Prize — Gary Tyler

Gary Tyler

Reflection, 1998, 2024
Quilting Fabric, Thread, and Batting
48h x 40w in

Library Street Collective is pleased to support Gary Tyler's solo presentation at Frieze Los Angeles. Tyler is the recipient of the 2024 Frieze Los Angeles Impact Prize, which recognizes an artist who has made a significant impact on society with their work. The award includes a solo presentation at Frieze Los Angeles, assisted by a $25,000 prize. At Frieze Los Angeles, Tyler presents a new body of textile work that expands on his self-portrait series.

This year’s Impact Prize ran alongside that of the Center for Art and Advocacy’s Right of Return fellowship program, an annual award recognizing previously incarcerated artists whose practices engage with critical projects including the reframing of societal criminal narratives and racial equity. Tyler has been selected as one of six fellows of the 2024 program by a jury comprising Ariel Emanuel (CEO, Endeavor), Gary Simmons (artist), and Tina Perry-Whitney (President, OWN TV Network and OTT Streaming).

In addition, the City of Santa Monica’s Art Bank has acquired Tyler's In Memoriam of an Ashanti Warrior. The work was chosen by a jury comprising Christine Messineo (Director of Americas, Frieze), Amanda Sroka (Senior Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) and Laurie Yehia (Vice Chair, City of Santa Monica Arts Commission). The acquisition stems from an annual partnership between Frieze and Santa Monica to grow the city’s public Art Bank collection with work made by an artist based in Southern California.

Yehia said of the acquisition: I am thrilled that we will be adding Gary Tyler’s important artwork to the City’s Art Bank. The jurors were drawn to the work’s strength and clarity of vision, born of Tyler’s personal transformation story. We were engaged by the colorful and graphic yet gracefully quilted imagery, conveying a sense of empowerment and hope—and the power of art—within the context of incarceration.

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Gary Tyler — Gary Tyler

Gary Tyler

December 14th, 1975, 2023
Quilting Fabric and Thread
38.5h x 58.5w in