January 15-19, 2014 at the L.A. Convention Center
We stopped doing the fairs about six years ago. It was much less about the work and a lot more about the hype back then. The best part of returning to the circuit after such a long absence is impacting the expectations of people who lost track of our program. We’ve always held high craft in high regard and we’ve always taken chances. The pieces we’ll be bringing to the L.A. Art Show will be no exception. It’s important to remind the art community at large that we helped build this.
We’ll be debuting a new Wayne Martin Belger installation, which is certain to be the talk of the show. Wayne is known for constructing his cameras with materials that are conceptually connected to the subjects photographed with them. His new camera, used to photograph pregnant women, features a human infant’s heart and the accompanying display includes a seven-inch, plastinated human fetus. This is surely a polarizing work, and we welcome the ensuing discussion.
Joining Wayne Martin Belger at the La Luz de Jesus booth will be artists Christopher Ulrich, Christine Wu, Shaun Berke, Nathan Ota, and Germs, who each specialize in very different styles that showcase completely different techniques and disciplines. They’ll all be available at different times throughout the fair to engage patrons. Additional art by Annie Murphy-Robinson and Mark Gleason will be displayed, with gallery director Matthew Kennedy and special guest Mika Tan on hand to offer commentary and information. Our booth (#1221) is in the littletopia wing of new galleries, with a handful of like-minded galleries. As a gallery with an uninterrupted 28-year history, it’s fun to be thought of as the “new kid on the block” by a convention hall full of galleries half our age–and with perhaps a tenth of our impact.
Wednesday, January 15th 7-11: Opening Night Gala.
We’ll have Wayne Martin Belger in the booth demonstrating his latest high-concept camera and discussing the elements and ideas that found their way into the installation.
Thursday, January 16th 11-7
From 12 til 2pm, and from 4 to 6pm we’ll have Christopher Ulrich at the booth to discuss pieces from his Christ Chronocrator series, new work and sign his Demoneater portfolio.
Friday, January 17th 11-7
From 12 til 2pm and from 4 to 6pm we’ll have Shaun Berke and Christine Wu at the booth to discuss the changing face of portraiture and the challenges that face young artists.
Saturday, January 18th 11-7
From 12 til 2pm and from 4 to 6pm we’ll have Nathan Ota and Germs at the booth to discuss the emergence of Street Art in Los Angeles. Nathan will be signing his book, Ikiru.
Sunday, January 19th 11-5
From 12 til noon, Wayne Martin Belger will return to discuss his creative process and answer questions about his controversial work.
We’ve got some free 4-day passes while supplies last for anyone whose purchased art from us in the past two years. We keep records, so give us a shout!
Call the gallery to reserve your free passes: 323.666.7667
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