Beginning 14 February, Hauser & Wirth will present ‘Annie Leibovitz. The early years, 1970 – 1983,’ an extension of the 2017 survey of the same title presented by the LUMA Foundation at the festival Rencontres d’Arles, France. The first comprehensive exhibition in Los Angeles devoted to the earliest work of this renowned American, ‘The early years’ features more than 5,000 photographs taken between 1970 – 1983. Join Hauser & Wirth for the public opening on Saturday, February 16 2019 at 3pm.
“The cone was part of Mero’s eight-piece solo exhibition presented by Art Share L.A., a nonprofit supporting emerging local artists. Mero’s public art installations, which she’s been making since she graduated from USC in 2011, typically dot the sidewalks of downtown L.A.’s Arts District, where Art Share L.A. is based. The conceptual sculptures employ humor to shed light on pressing urban issues such as gentrification, drug addiction and homelessness.”
“I just love how Sarah directs a lens onto dire societal issues,” said Art Share L.A. Executive Director Cheyanne Sauter. “But she relies so much on the accidental audience, and I wanted to make that more intentional by bringing her there.”
If you missed her show, we recommend you take a self-guided tour of S.C. Mero‘s street art, the locations are listed in the LA Times article.
This weekend is the perfect time to explore any or all of the amazing museums in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) because they offer FREE admission this weekend! It’s part of the 14th Annual SoCal Museums Free-for-All this weekend (more than 40 cultural institutions across Southern California are providing free admission) and just in time to provide some much-needed counter-programming to the Super Bowl.
Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information. The participating museums in DTLA are:
The Broad (Free advance general admission tickets strongly recommended to avoid waiting in the standby line. Visit www.thebroad.org to make a reservation.)
If you’re at the LA Art Show today, we highly recommend you check out Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Booth #41. We were thoroughly captivated by works by artists Anthony James (whose work we had previously known only by reputation) and Andy Moses (who we’ve been fans of since meeting him at his show at Produce Haus a couple years ago).
“Anthony James is a sculptor, painter, and performance artist famous for setting fire to a Ferrari in a birch forest and entombing the ravaged car and trees in an installation called Kθ (2008). His practice incorporates a variety of industrial objects, steel vitrines, aluminum sculptures, detritus, and wall-mounted installations, his use of vitrines drawing comparisons to Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons. James is fixated with speed, mechanization, and the search for new practices to reflect themes of death, destruction, and rebirth.
“Andy Moses is a Los Angeles-based artist noted for his particular take on color and the relationship between space, shape and light. Moses paints with pearlescent pigments on concave canvases, which curve inward like the old Cinerama movie screens of the 1950’s.
Moses pushes the physical properties of paint through chemical reactions, viscosity interference, and gravity dispersion to create elaborate compositions that mimic nature and its forces. Moses also works with convex canvases, which utilize an outward curve, causing his pearlescent colors to shift and change as different amounts of light hit the surface at any given point.”
If you’re at the LA Art Show today, we highly recommend you check out one of our favorite exhibits by one of our favorite artists – Art Lives Here: S.C. Mero Presented by Art Share L.A. She has her remote-controlled traffic cone with her, and if your timing is right, she might take you and the traffic cone for a spin around the convention room floor.
“Art Share L.A. has partnered with skid-row based, emerging guerrilla artistS.C. Mero to bring a taste of the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to LA Art Show. Embodying the nature of downtown, the onsite installation pieces are just a teaser to the larger site map of her work – which guides attendees into downtown to explore our community under the guise of a pseudo street art scavenger hunt. Each of her site-specific, clever creations calls attention to issues surrounding homelessness, gentrification, drug use, global warming, and more. The goal of this project is to encourage further exploration of underground art, arts activism, and social justice in the Downtown community in a way that is inviting and accessible for everyone.”
Conceived by Red Truck Gallery founder Noah Antieau and the late Juxtapoz Magazine co-founder Greg Escalante, for the past five years, the beloved Littletopia section of the LA Art Show has showcased some of the fastest rising lowbrow and pop art galleries, curators and artists in the world—a movement that first flourished in Southern California.
One of the only shows in the world to devote so much programming and space to this kind of work, thousands of attendees pass under Littletopia’s custom archway each year to enter the LA Art Show’s mecca for imaginative, new contemporary voices, and honor the visionary artists who came before.
This year, Caro Buermann of the leading new contemporary Corey Helford Gallery joins Red Truck Gallery to bring Littletopia into the future by highlighting the women who have fueled the rise of the new contemporary art movement. Hi-Fructose Magazine joins as media partner for the first time ever.
SHOW HOURS Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 11am – 7pm Friday, January 25, 2019 | 11am – 7pm Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 11am – 7pm Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 11am – 5pm
LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER – WEST HALL 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015
While you’re at the LA Art Show, we recommend stopping by Bert Green Fine Art (BGFA). Grey James will be featured in their Solo Projects booth (#827).
“Grey James’ paintings and mixed media works are concerned with the examination of specific motifs. Many of his core subjects are repeatedly and rigorously selected: the male nude, lemons, the sky, the sea, the horizon. At the center of the work is the idea of Nothing. As the artists observes: theres a lot going on in Nothing. As banal and monotonous as that appears, there are deeper meanings that touch on age old experiences of solitude, simplicity, and the truth found in silence and the observation and contemplation of the world. Simple works presented without pretension are tremendously powerful.”
One of the great things about Raw Materials’ location in Downtown Los Angeles is its close proximity to world-class museums and galleries, and having access to their arts programming. One such neighbor is Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, in the heart of the Arts District. This month Hauser & Wirth’s Family Studio Workshop takes inspiration from Mary Heilmann’s monumental mural ‘Pacific Ocean,’ directly across the gallery’s onsite restaurant, Manuela. Participants will combine watercolor paint and tape to make their own miniature murals that represent a feeling associated with Los Angeles. Finished projects will echo themes represented in Heilmann’s site-specific work, like the movement of water and California surf culture. The workshop will be led by Matt MacFarland and is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 12 pm.
This drop-in activity at Hauser & Wirth is free, however, reservations are recommended. Click here to register.
Celebrate the 2019 LA Art Show, the art experience people are calling “The Most Comprehensive International Contemporary Art Show in America”. Who said that? People.
Experience prominent galleries from around the globe, lectures with noted leaders in the arts, engaging installations, and so much more. More than 200,000 square feet of exhibition space is committed to domestic and international galleries, many of whom curate special exhibits that are at the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary art movement.
Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street, West Hall
SHOW DATES VIP RED CARD SPECIAL COLLECTORS’ PREVIEW Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6pm-11pm
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7pm – 11pm Thursday, January 24, 2019, 11am – 7pm Friday, January 25, 2019, 11am – 7pm Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11am – 7pm Sunday, January 27, 2019, 11am – 5pm
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles is partnering with Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai) and the University of Southern California (USC) in presenting a two-day program on January 13th and 15th entitled “Visual Euphony: Animation & Music,” bringing together emerging talent in the fields of music and animation from both Japan and the United States.
On Sunday, January 13th, in “Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ Live Animation Concert,” students and faculty from the music departments of Tokyo Geidai and USC, two of the most prestigious music programs in the world, will perform a euphonic visual performance of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” at The Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo. Using Yamaha and Tokyo Geidai’s AI-based animation synchronization technology, an artificial intelligence (AI) program that listens to music and continually synchronizes the animation with music, each season will be accompanied by animated films by renowned independent animators.
This is the North American premiere of this exciting multimedia collaboration between two of the finest music and arts universities in the world. The event is complimentary, please reserve your seats here.