Wednesday, November 14, 2007

ExXtreme Gallery Jam '07!!- Los Angeles


Sorry for the title. Shaunna Peterson, Levon Jihanian and I made a trip into Los Angeles to see some art. Any given week there are a ton of shows to check out, and none of us get out enough. Living an hour’s drive outside L.A. has it’s good and bad points, but to be honest I’m pretty jealous of Levon (lives in Pasadena) who lives close enough to check out a good amount of shows. So when I get out there I try to hit as many galleries as possible. I don't have a lot of insightful things to say, my mind is tired right now and I didn’t take too many pictures, just didn’t feel like lugging around my big old Olympus. Shaunna took some nice pics of the day and you can find them on her blog.

First stop was BLK/MRKT to see the Kinsey show. Wow, awesome work. I’m always impressed with Kinsey’s paintings but these were beautiful and so cohesive as a group. Go see it before it comes down..



Next we drove up the street (que Missing Person’s “Nobody Walks in L.A.”) to Freddi C’s Lab 101 Gallery. Kill Pixie, Antony Lister and Kelsey Brookes had a group show going. I like the work of all three but there was something so simple, nice and raw about the Lister diorama. Good show...






On down the street we stopped to take in Joe Sorren’s new work at Billy Shire Fine Art. Nice work but only took a few photos.



Drove up La Brea to Merry Karnowsky Gallery where Camille Rose Garcia has her latest show. More nice work, Camille continues to explore her themes and her color pallette is changing. I like the purple...



Next we stopped by Gallery 1988 to say hi to owner Jensen, and Hi Fructose’s Attaboy and Anne. They were busy setting up for an opening that night and were nice enough to let us swing by and get a preview. Didn’t bring my camera... Shaunna has some pictures on her blog...

After that we were off to La Luz to see the work of Mark Todd and check out some books. I pulled these images off their web site because I left my camera. I love Mark’s work...






Then did some reminiscing at our old stomping grounds Art Center, and called it a day. I'm getting really lazy with the camera, gotta take more shots.

Next time gotta see the Takashi Murakami show, and Barry McGee at Redcat (if it's still up??!!)

2 comments:

Ian said...

I saw the Murakami exhibit. It was amazing. Everything was huge, and he puts a crazy amount of detail into some of his paintings. Overall a great show. The giant robot exhibit is also near by so you might want to check that out.

shaunna said...

I really like the title of this post....it really gets you revved up!