In addition to Pacific Standard Time, the unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene, three art fairs launch this weekend in Los Angeles:
Art Platform – Los Angeles – Over 90 exhibitors gather at the LA Mart downtown, presenting an expansive assemblage of contemporary art, ranging from exciting works by emerging artists to international blue-chip art.
Pulse Los Angeles – The Pulse art fair takes place on the Event Deck at LA Live, focusing on interesting and relatively affordable contemporary art.
Fountain LA – Set in the loft district by the L.A. River, the Fountain LA art fair showcases edgy galleries and independent artists.
Barbara T. Smith, Field Piece (detail) - Nude sit in, performance / installation, 1971, (courtesy of the artist and The Box Gallery, L.A.)
This tantalizing show at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, on view through December 16, 2011, illuminates the works of five groundbreaking artists and artists groups who have been central to the alternative artist’s space movement in Southern California since the early 1970’s. Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artist Space Movement, is part of the expansive arts initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980
Shepard Fairey, Rose Girl
Party with some of LA’s most influential movers and shakers at the Annual Benefit Auction
for the nationally recognized art non-profit Los Angeles Art Association
on July 30th. Sip champagne and savor food by Nobu at the VIP preview, then join the excitement of the live art auction.
Visitors are loving Beauty CULTure, breaking attendance records at Annenberg Space for Photography. Featuring works from over 100 acclaimed photographers, Beauty CULTure examines photography’s role in capturing and defining notions of modern female beauty and how these images profoundly influence our lives in both celebratory and disturbing ways. Among the nearly 700 print and digital images are works by Melvin Sokolsky, Tyen, Lillian Bassman, Matthew Rolston, Herb Ritts, Bert Stern and other world-renowned beauty, fashion and fine art photographers.
Art/House, one of the hottest art events in So Cal, will feature exciting art by over 40 artists to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles! I am delighted to serve as curator of Art/House. Contact Cheryl for your invitation.
How does art find its way today from the artist’s studio to a collector? What interactions take place among art world players in the online age?
I enjoyed taking part as one of the four guest speakers to address these issues at the panel discussion “The Art of Collaboration: New Dynamics in the Worlds of Art and Design” which took place yesterday as part of the annual Avenues of Art and Design week in West Hollywood. David Keeps, reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a contributing editor at House Beautiful Magazine, was the moderator of this event, set in the resplendent Phyllis Morris Showroom.
The scene at Pulse art fair in New York City 2011
I am pleased to share my top picks from my visits to the New York art fairs this past week. Get a taste here of exciting artworks by new rising stars as well as accomplished contemporary artists, from PULSE, SCOPE and INDEPENDENT art fairs. (See my last blog for my picks of The Armory Show.)
Check out my photos, and feel free to contact me for more details.
The Armory Show 2011 at Pier 92 and Pier 94 in New York
It’s that time of year again….New York is bursting at the seams with art and festivities during the annual Armory Arts Week.
I am pleased to share highlights with you as I attend fairs throughout the city.
Check out my photos of the Armory Show, the largest of the NY art fairs, and feel free to contact me for more details.
Evan Holloway at All of This and Nothing at the Hammer Museum
Explore the potential for art to reveal the mysterious and the magical in everyday moments. Visit the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles to see ALL OF THIS AND NOTHING, a group show of more than 60 works by 14 artists, who take mundane materials and reinvent them into a new aesthetic life, thereby encouraging us to look at the world differently. Thursdays are a great day to visit the Hammer Museum, because admission is free and the museum is open late until 9pm.
Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2011
The art fair offered visitors a cross section of what is happening now in contemporary art making. A majority of the participating dealers showcased fresh emerging talents, although the show was peppered with recent works by established artists. Over 70 U.S. and international galleries exhibited at Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport for the second year of Art Los Angeles Contemporary.