Mark Ryden @ Michael Kohn Gallery

Mark Ryden @ Michael Kohn Gallery

AM swung by ART LA 2009 (previewed) this past weekend to scope out the latest in contemporary art being exhibited by the 60 emerging and blue-chip galleries on hand.

Tim Fleming, Director of ART LA, describes the fair best, “ART LA, the New Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair, is an internationally acclaimed art-world event that has become one of the most significant annual cultural events in greater Los Angeles. ART LA has developed into a local community platform for Los Angeles based galleries to highlight their art scene regionally and to the world. ART LA helps set a tone about the Los Angeles art scene – that it is very progressive and extremely productive.

We were pleased with what we saw and look forward to next year’s event. Check out all the photos of the work we found interesting after the jump.

Note: Preceding each group of photos is an image of the gallery’s name. This indicates the gallery that was exhibiting the work that follows.

Discuss this show here.