This was easily one of the more popular pieces on view at the 2019 LA Art Show last month. Artist Laura Kimpton is the conceptual force behind the Monumental Word Series that began back in 2009 at the annual Burning Man art event in Nevada. Jeff Schomberg collaborated with Laura Kimpton in building and installing her conceptual designs.
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.”
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.”
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