Larry Clark will bring his unflinching view of youth culture to Los Angeles in a solo exhibition titled DTLA, inaugurating UTA Artist Space. With over 50 pieces on display, this exhibition is a broad look at Clark’s influential practice, beginning with previously unseen photographs from 1963, and prior to his breakout Tulsa project, which exploded onto the American scene with its stark portrayal of sex, drug-fueled violence, and heartland anomie when it appeared in 1971. Accompanying these classic works is his rarely-seen 16-mm film Tulsa (1968), as well as a group of new paintings and collages. This is the largest presentation of Clark’s work in Los Angeles, and this exhibition finds the trailblazing artist still exploring new subject matter and mediums, on both aesthetic and personal levels. Central to this exhibition is a group of paintings and collages; in the collages, the artist brings together photographic prints, news paper clippings, and other bits of ephemera, sometimes sordid and unnerving. Also on display are the iconic cover-images of Tulsa and Teenage Lust: Billy Mann sitting atop a bed with a handgun, naked lovers in the backseat of a car, respectively. Later subjects like Wassup Rockers’ Jonathan Velasquez provide the contemporary end of Clark’s generation-spanning oeuvre. Throughout, the photographs document fleeting (or long-gone) innocence in a formal language that is both indebted to the history of photography, and predictive of today’s overexposed media landscape.