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Openings: L’Atlas & Canto – “PARALLELS” @ Fabien Castanier Gallery

Over the weekend, the Fabien Castanier Gallery presented new works from L’Atlas & Canto collectively entitled PARALLELS. Aptly named, the exhibition not only refers the nationality of the two French artists, but the similarities in their aesthetic that both involve abstraction, precise patterning, and geometric tendencies. The series of paintings and installations they produced do pair nicely when viewed together and certainly show that the two have come far since their time on the streets. We were particularly impressed with the additional three-dimensional elements of Canto’s work and […]

Highlights: Recommended openings for this May 13 – 16

NYC is rocking it yet again this weekend – the big Charming Baker popup show, ROA continues to kill it in Brooklyn, Scott Musgrove returns to LeVine and the Willoughby Windows Project returns to the desolate storefronts of Brooklyn… the Big Apple is just on fire this weekend. Not to be outdone, the UK has the big ‘Art From The New World‘ show from Corey Helford Gallery rocking things up north at the Bristol City Museum and Gallery. Too much good stuff for one person […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’10 – Wrap Up

We now arrive to the concluding post for Art Los Angeles Contemporary.  Fear not, dedicated AM reader, there is still a lot of great art to be seen here, including works by Mike Kelley (above), Sterling Ruby, Liz Craft, and Jim Shaw, and galleries such as Honor Fraser, Steve Turner Contemporary, Marc Foxx, and Patrick Painter. According to the Art Los Angeles Contemporary Post-Fair Press Release, the inaugural event attracted 9,000 collectors, curators, artists and contemporary art lovers from around the globe.  Notable attendees include […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’10 – Regen Projects & Galerie Klosterfelde

Los Angeles’s own Regen Projects shared a single room with Galerie Klosterfelde from Berlin at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair.  The two galleries brought out fantastic pieces from their stable of superstars, including a cluster of drawings by Raymond Pettibon (pictured above), photos by Wolfgang Tillmans from his Lighter series, a Matthew Barney piece, drawings and a window piece by Lawrence Weiner, a spectacular Lari Pittman painting, a large Catherine Opie photo, and sculptures by the always-challenging German artist John Bock. More images from […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’10 – Rental Gallery

New York’s Rental Gallery had a fantastic booth at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, featuring artwork in a range of mediums, including sculpture, photography, painting, and mixed media. They featured artists from their talented roster, including Andrea Longacre-White, Matthew Chambers, and artist, editor, and musician Brendon Fowler.  The highlight was Fowler’s collision of framed artwork, with a row of pretty floral pieces interrupted by a photograph crashing violently along the middle (pictured above).  And, who can resist a giant painting of everyone’s favorite hot sauce, Tapitío? […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’10 – David Kordansky Gallery

One of the most exciting galleries showing emerging art talent in Culver City, David Kordansky Gallery had a colorful and visually stunning booth at Art Los Angeles Contemporary that contained a mixture of mediums, including painting, sculpture, and photography.  It included artists from their excellent gallery roster, including Amy Bessone, Aaron Curry, Mark Flores, Ruby Neri, Anthony Pearson, Mai-Thu Perret, and Lesley Vance. Check out the rest of the impressive artwork from the Kordansky booth after the jump…

Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’10 – Otero Plassart

As AM was perusing the various booths at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, we ran into a painting by a instantly recognizable artist, lusted over by many a street art collector. That painting you see above is a 36″x48″ by José Parlá and it was prominently featured at the Otero Plassart booth. After discussing the piece with the gallery representative, we learned that the gallery owners are friends with Mr. Parlá and luckily for Southern California denizens, there is a good chance his artwork could now […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’10 – Blum & Poe

As a gallery with one of the largest physical spaces in Los Angeles, it was only fitting that Blum & Poe occupied the most real estate by any gallery at Art Los Angeles Contemporary.  Typically, a gallery may have a booth at a art fair.  Blum & Poe took up an entire room for themselves. One of the first sights you see as you enter the fair, the powerhouse Blum & Poe’s space featured pieces by artists on their spectacularly talented roster such as established […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair 2010

For one 4-day weekend, the spectacular Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood was the site of the first ever Art Los Angeles Contemporary, which took place January 28-31.  Almost every top gallery in Los Angeles and a few from around the world participated in the event, showing new works from emerging to internationally-recognized blue chip artists.  In addition to the exhibitors, the fair also hosted a series of special programming throughout Los Angeles, including artist lectures, panels, events and film screenings.  Of course, AM was […]