200,000 square feet of modern and contemporary art will consume the Los Angeles Convention Center between January 28th and January 31st. This is fantastic news for people who like to get in their zone with their preferred routine or recipe, and then proceed to geek out on art.
Portland’s Antler Gallery specializes in presenting contemporary illustrators and painters who have taken a noticeable interest in animals and the natural elements; when visiting this booth, expect ideal finds in this regard. The gallery’s current show at their brick-and-mortar Portland location titled, Brink, deals with the topic of endangered species, doing so with less Sarah Mclachlan-infused dialogue, and more delicately executed watercolor and oil on canvas. A chunk of the exhibition proceeds will go towards a local wildlife conservation group as well.
When you make your stop at Antler’s LA Art Show booth, be sure to take your time, and get bathed in the expert skill of Audrey Pongracz, Christina Mzozik, Zoe Keller and David Rice, whose work can be seen above.
For the Daniel Rolnik Gallery x LA Art Show experience, expect a bakery– which, if you’re at all familiar with the gallery or Daniel Rolnik as a person, makes perfect sense. The quirky set up is in collaboration with performance and visual artist John Kilduff, whose Youtube video series titled “Let’s Paint” — where Kilduff paints food while on a treadmill — has earned him the title of “the Most Inspirational Outsider Art Maniac You’ve Never Heard Of,” according to VICE.
While fine art fairs are notorious for being somewhat on the stuffier end of the spectrum, Rolnik brings his eccentric and offbeat curation to the forefront for this event. “Kilduff’s Bakery” is an art installation featuring artist John Kilduff’s daily menu of baked goods such as chocolate chip cookies, croissants, and pies, all of which are actually oil paintings. Also on display will be Turtle Wayne’s snack packs, Ferris Plock’s pizza sculpture, Tripper Dungan’s hand-carved wooden donuts, Kat Philbin’s sushi paintings, Bwana Spoons’ boba-drinking-sloth toys and Porous Walker’s soda fountain drawings.
There’s a lot to digest here, so foodies rejoice.
As a bonus, you can see Daniel Rolnik’s highly useful GUIDE TO HACKING THE LA ART SHOW, here.
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery sits across the Atlantic in Wimbledon, London and is currently killing it with its array of mid-career and emerging American, European and British artists. Expert curation makes this gallery a standout, with a welcomed assortment of artists representing mediums from painting, sculpting, collaging, mixed media, photography to videography. For their LA Art Show debut, the The Cynthia Corbett Gallery will present a series of work from Catalan artist, Lluis Barba, entitled “Travelers in Time: The Fragility of the Historical Memory and Political Powers.”
Lluis Barba is most notable for inputting contemporary iconography into historical masterpieces, utilizing celebrities, ordinary people, art collectors and even his friends into his massive work. Barba’s pieces are often times upwards of 6 feet tall, offering up a monstrous collage with tons to look at. This will be the first time the artist’s work will be displayed in LA, so make the most of your LA Art Show trip and head to The Cynthia Corbett Gallery’s booth and play Where’s Waldo with a few of Barba’s paintings.
Escondido’s Distinction Gallery has been serving up shows since its inception back in 2004, beginning, and continuing on, as a place where novice and established art collectors can obtain high-quality, original work. Specializing in artist who work within the contemporary realism, surrealism and urban art mediums — primarily with the human form — Distinction is home to a slew of emerging, mid-career and veteran artists. Phllipines-born Jon Jaylo is a standout selection, serving up surrealist vibes like a young Gustav Klimt, Frida Kahlo or Salvador Dali. Be sure to scope out his work, as well as the work of Victor Roman and Michael Aaron while at the Distinction booth; don’t play yourself.
Focused exclusively on young and emerging artists, Culver City’s Thinkspace Gallery is where you can peep up-and-comers before they catch their wave. Thinkspace’s roster of artists is larger than most galleries, with upwards of 75 contemporary and urban artists in the family. Everyone from Etam Cru’s Sainer to Nosego to Israel’s KNOW HOPE have exhibited in the space. For this year’s Thinkspace x LA Art Show experience, expect to see work from the following:
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Jaime Molina (aka Cuttyup)
Friday Jan. 29, 2016 11am – 7pm
Saturday Jan. 30, 2016 11am – 7pm
Sunday Jan. 31, 2016 11am – 5pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015