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Track 16 We show contemporary art. A group of purveyors, perpetrators & publishers of art, books and Americana. Their Loading Dock Stage hosts performances of drama, music & spoken word.

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Elyse Pignolet’s “Harmless Fun” reminds of us Justice Kavanaugh’s horrid treatment of and disrespect for women. And now ...
12/02/2021

Elyse Pignolet’s “Harmless Fun” reminds of us Justice Kavanaugh’s horrid treatment of and disrespect for women. And now he’s making decisions that will lord over every woman in America. #scotus #brettkavanaugh #keepabortionlegal #harmlessfun #sexualharassment #sexualassault

Elyse Pignolet’s “Harmless Fun” reminds of us Justice Kavanaugh’s horrid treatment of and disrespect for women. And now he’s making decisions that will lord over every woman in America. #scotus #brettkavanaugh #keepabortionlegal #harmlessfun #sexualharassment #sexualassault

Helen Chung’s exhibition“Piccola Stanza Dove Succede Tutto” opens this Saturday. Reception from 6-10pm! (Also opening th...
12/01/2021

Helen Chung’s exhibition
“Piccola Stanza Dove Succede Tutto” opens this Saturday. Reception from 6-10pm! (Also opening the same night is Debra Broz’s “Creature Comfort.” Chung describes her exhibition, “Little Room Where Everything Happens – the exhibition title translated from Italian – is a group of three sculptures and two works on paper that were conceived to interact with the characteristics of the room where they were to be exhibited, because it’s a space with a large window that one undoubtedly notices when walking into the room. Looking out to an urban view of a city anchors me to the notion of time and place and the connection with a world outside, which sets the tone for the work, and hence the title of the show. The title of each work is in Italian for I was envisioning a particular room that belonged to my apartment in Milan, which was also in a high rise with a wide unobstructed view of the city.”
#track16gallery #bendixbuilding @bendixbuilding #metalsculpture #artlosangeles #helenchung

Helen Chung’s exhibition
“Piccola Stanza Dove Succede Tutto” opens this Saturday. Reception from 6-10pm! (Also opening the same night is Debra Broz’s “Creature Comfort.” Chung describes her exhibition, “Little Room Where Everything Happens – the exhibition title translated from Italian – is a group of three sculptures and two works on paper that were conceived to interact with the characteristics of the room where they were to be exhibited, because it’s a space with a large window that one undoubtedly notices when walking into the room. Looking out to an urban view of a city anchors me to the notion of time and place and the connection with a world outside, which sets the tone for the work, and hence the title of the show. The title of each work is in Italian for I was envisioning a particular room that belonged to my apartment in Milan, which was also in a high rise with a wide unobstructed view of the city.”
#track16gallery #bendixbuilding @bendixbuilding #metalsculpture #artlosangeles #helenchung

11/29/2021
Debra Broz’s three-headed horse Minera. Part of her exhibition Creature Comfort that opens this Saturday! DM with inquir...
11/29/2021

Debra Broz’s three-headed horse Minera. Part of her exhibition Creature Comfort that opens this Saturday! DM with inquiries. #debrabroz #track16gallery

Debra Broz’s three-headed horse Minera. Part of her exhibition Creature Comfort that opens this Saturday! DM with inquiries. #debrabroz #track16gallery

Last day to see Elyse Pignolet’s exhibition “I’m Not Like the Other Girls.” We’re open today from 12-6pm (along with man...
11/20/2021

Last day to see Elyse Pignolet’s exhibition “I’m Not Like the Other Girls.” We’re open today from 12-6pm (along with many other galleries in the Bendix Building). Come visit! Pictured is “Declaration of Rights and Sentiments” named after the declarations from the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 for women’s rights. The convention was the beginning of a long fight for the right to vote and equality. #elysepignolet #artlosangeles #filipinaart #feministart #feministartist #track16gallery #feministceramics #womensrights #womensrightsmovement #womensrightsarehumanrights

11/19/2021

A number of works in Elyse Pignolet’s exhibition focuses on people in power excusing the violence of white men. These two works address the excuses made by the police in Atlanta after the arrest of 21 year old murderer Robert Aaron Long, who killed 8 people including six Asian women who worked in area spas. Her exhibition “I’m Not Like the Other Girls” closes this Saturday.

#elysepignolet #artlosangeles #filipinaart #feministart #feministartist #track16gallery #feministceramics #stopasianhate #boyswillbeboys #chinacabinet #dtlaart #areallybaddayforhim #attheendofhisrope

We’re so proud of Elyse Pignolet’s exhibition “I’m Not Like the Other Girls” being one of the four picks of “must see” e...
11/17/2021

We’re so proud of Elyse Pignolet’s exhibition “I’m Not Like the Other Girls” being one of the four picks of “must see” exhibits in the U.S. for November. And this is the last week to catch it. It closes this Saturday. We’re open this week Wed to Sat 12-6pm.

Thank you to @friezeofficial editors and reviewer Amber Power. 💙💙

#elysepignolet #artlosangeles #filipinaart #dtlaart #feministart #feministartist #track16gallery #feministceramics #havingabadday #stopasianhate #shewasjustwalkinghome @epignolet

Elyse Pignolet's exhibition that closes this Saturday is one of Frieze's four must see exhibitions in the U.S. this mont...
11/16/2021
Shows to See in the US This November

Elyse Pignolet's exhibition that closes this Saturday is one of Frieze's four must see exhibitions in the U.S. this month!

From Jasper Johns survey across two major museums to Erna Rosenstein's oneiric tableaux at Hauser & Wirth, these are the must-see show in the US

We’ve just launched an online exhibition with New York artist Terry Rosenberg. 39 works on paper meditating on Edward Ho...
11/16/2021

We’ve just launched an online exhibition with New York artist Terry Rosenberg. 39 works on paper meditating on Edward Hopper’s most iconic paintings. You can view the exhibition on our website. There is also a catalog that we published in collaboration with the Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center where the works were originally shown in an exhibition curated by art historian Richard Kendall. The catalog includes 52 full color plates of drawings from the series and essay by distinguished art critic and poet Barry Schwabsky. Pictured are his reactions to Hopper’s “Pennsylvania Coal Town” (1947) and “Excursion Into Philosophy” (1959).

Debra Broz: Creature Comforts. Opening December 4th at Track 16.#debrabroz @zebrazorb #creaturecomforts #sculpture #cats...
11/14/2021

Debra Broz: Creature Comforts. Opening December 4th at Track 16.

#debrabroz @zebrazorb #creaturecomforts #sculpture #catsofinstagram #ceramics #artlosangeles #monstercat #aliencat #laart #track16gallery #theupsidedown

Debra Broz: Creature Comforts. Opening December 4th at Track 16.

#debrabroz @zebrazorb #creaturecomforts #sculpture #catsofinstagram #ceramics #artlosangeles #monstercat #aliencat #laart #track16gallery #theupsidedown

11/13/2021

One week left to see Elyse Pignolet’s exhibition “I’m Not Like the Other Girls.” Open today and tonight until 10pm (along with most of the other Bendix Spaces). Come visit!

#exoticAF #bi***es #elysepignolet #artlosangeles #filipinaart #dtlaart #feministart #feministartist #track16gallery #feministceramics #stopasianhate #boyswillbeboys #shewasjustwalkinghome #chinacabinet

Helen Chung’s pop-up exhibition continues thru Dec 11 at@the Cooper Design Space at Los Angeles and 9th St downtown and ...
11/12/2021

Helen Chung’s pop-up exhibition continues thru Dec 11 [email protected] Cooper Design Space at Los Angeles and 9th St downtown and is viewable daily. This is “Amico Divano,” 2021. Acrylic on canvas. 28 x 22 inches. DM with inquiries. @cooperdesignspace #artlosangeles #helenchung #LAart #dtlaart #fashiondistrictla

Helen Chung’s pop-up exhibition continues thru Dec 11 [email protected] Cooper Design Space at Los Angeles and 9th St downtown and is viewable daily. This is “Amico Divano,” 2021. Acrylic on canvas. 28 x 22 inches. DM with inquiries. @cooperdesignspace #artlosangeles #helenchung #LAart #dtlaart #fashiondistrictla

1970 Vietnamese tempera field painting by Ngoc Ghu of prisoners of war from the American War in Vietnam.  #AmericanWar #...
11/12/2021

1970 Vietnamese tempera field painting by Ngoc Ghu of prisoners of war from the American War in Vietnam. #AmericanWar #vietnamwar #vietnameseart #artonpaper

1970 Vietnamese tempera field painting by Ngoc Ghu of prisoners of war from the American War in Vietnam. #AmericanWar #vietnamwar #vietnameseart #artonpaper

“Second Sex” installation by Elyse Pignolet, part of her exhibition ‘I’m Not Like the Other Girls’ that closes on Novemb...
11/11/2021

“Second Sex” installation by Elyse Pignolet, part of her exhibition ‘I’m Not Like the Other Girls’ that closes on November 20th. Come soon before it’s over!

#elysepignolet #blueandwhite #artlosangeles #asianart #potteryispolitical #boyswillbeboys #ibelieveher #dtlaart #feministart #feministartist #track16gallery #stopasianhate #thesecondsex #cupboard

I listened to the @thetakeaway this morning about the horrid treatment and abuse of black girls by the police. At one po...
11/10/2021

I listened to the @thetakeaway this morning about the horrid treatment and abuse of black girls by the police. At one point they discussed the psychology of adolescents. Police and adults without practical human interaction skills chronically ignore the situation and demand girls to “calm down.” It reminded me of this piece by Elyse Pignolet from her first solo show at Track 16 of the same name. I went to the @marshallproj website after to read more of the piece by Abbie Van Sickle and Weihua Li. “situations escalated when a girl talked back to an officer or did not immediately follow instructions. In some cases, police body-slammed teens to the ground, punched them, used Tasers or pointed guns at girls. None of these teenagers were armed.” Our inability to oversee/reform/defund is scarring generations of black girls.
#youshouldcalmdown
#youregettinghysterical
#calmdown

#elysepignolet #blueandwhite #artlosangeles #potteryispolitical #dtlaart #feministart #feministartist #track16gallery

I listened to the @thetakeaway this morning about the horrid treatment and abuse of black girls by the police. At one point they discussed the psychology of adolescents. Police and adults without practical human interaction skills chronically ignore the situation and demand girls to “calm down.” It reminded me of this piece by Elyse Pignolet from her first solo show at Track 16 of the same name. I went to the @marshallproj website after to read more of the piece by Abbie Van Sickle and Weihua Li. “situations escalated when a girl talked back to an officer or did not immediately follow instructions. In some cases, police body-slammed teens to the ground, punched them, used Tasers or pointed guns at girls. None of these teenagers were armed.” Our inability to oversee/reform/defund is scarring generations of black girls.
#youshouldcalmdown
#youregettinghysterical
#calmdown

#elysepignolet #blueandwhite #artlosangeles #potteryispolitical #dtlaart #feministart #feministartist #track16gallery

Open today from 12-6pm. Come visit! Nine other galleries also open today in the Bendix Building. #dtlaart #artlosangeles...
11/06/2021

Open today from 12-6pm. Come visit! Nine other galleries also open today in the Bendix Building. #dtlaart #artlosangeles #LAart #bendixbuilding #skyline #laskyline #track16gallery

11/04/2021

“ExoticAF” by Elyse Pignolet. Etched mirror, plaster, and ceramic with glazes. The Filipina-American artist grew up often feeling like she didn’t fit in. Reflecting now she realizes she was being ‘othered.’ People would say she didn’t look Filipino or that she looked Exotic. A number of works in the exhibition look at her Asian heritage in the face the hate crimes and discrimination going in the wake of Trump’s repeated racist comments and stereotyping. Her exhibition continues thru Nov 20. DM with inquiries.

#exoticAF #elysepignolet #artlosangeles #filipinaart #dtlaart #feministart #feministartist #track16gallery #feministceramics #stopasianhate

MOAH’s Andi Campognone just invited Elyse Pignolet to have a solo exhibition in 2023!
11/03/2021

MOAH’s Andi Campognone just invited Elyse Pignolet to have a solo exhibition in 2023!

Extended hours today… in conjunction with High Beams #5, which is on the Bendix roof from 8-10pm, the gallery will be op...
10/30/2021

Extended hours today… in conjunction with High Beams #5, which is on the Bendix roof from 8-10pm, the gallery will be open today from 12pm to 10pm. Visit tonight and see Elyse Pignolet’s show and High Beams up on the roof. Or come during the day and visit us and the nine other galleries in the building. Galleries in the Bendix: 515, A-B Projects, Château Shatto, Durden and Ray, in lieu, JOAN, Monte Vista Projects, Take Care, Tiger Strikes Asteroid. @highbeamsart @bendixbuilding #fashiondistrictla #dtlaart #artlosangeles #dtlaskyline

Read Shana Nys Dambrot’s thoughtful review on the LA Weekly website. A taste of her thoughtful look at the exhibition: “...
10/29/2021

Read Shana Nys Dambrot’s thoughtful review on the LA Weekly website. A taste of her thoughtful look at the exhibition: “Painter and sculptor Elyse Pignolet’s current exhibition ‘I’m Not Like the Other Girls’ takes on patronizing tropes of beauty and misogyny, moving her signature project of text- and symbol-rich hand-decorated porcelain in impactful new directions.” 🙏🏻 @shananys

Elyse’s exhibition continues thru November 20th. Open Wed to Sat 12-6pm. No appointment necessary.

#elysepignolet #artlosangeles #filipinaart #dtlaart #feministart #feministartist #track16gallery #feministceramics #havingabadday #boyswillbeboys #stopasianhate❤️

Read Shana Nys Dambrot’s thoughtful review on the LA Weekly website. A taste of her thoughtful look at the exhibition: “Painter and sculptor Elyse Pignolet’s current exhibition ‘I’m Not Like the Other Girls’ takes on patronizing tropes of beauty and misogyny, moving her signature project of text- and symbol-rich hand-decorated porcelain in impactful new directions.” 🙏🏻 @shananys

Elyse’s exhibition continues thru November 20th. Open Wed to Sat 12-6pm. No appointment necessary.

#elysepignolet #artlosangeles #filipinaart #dtlaart #feministart #feministartist #track16gallery #feministceramics #havingabadday #boyswillbeboys #stopasianhate❤️

Helen Chung’s “Glad To Be Unhappy Together” (2020). Acrylic on canvas. 46 x 84 inches. Part of our pop-up exhibition at ...
10/28/2021

Helen Chung’s “Glad To Be Unhappy Together” (2020). Acrylic on canvas. 46 x 84 inches. Part of our pop-up exhibition at the Cooper Design Space (NW corner of 9th St & Los Angeles St downtown). Viewable daily. DM for inquiries and checklist. Continues thru Dec 11. #artlosangeles #helenchung #track16gallery @cooperdesignspace #dtlaart #contemporarypainting

“She Was Just Walking” is one of a series of small 9 x 12 inch drawings that Elyse Pignolet created for her current exhi...
10/26/2021

“She Was Just Walking” is one of a series of small 9 x 12 inch drawings that Elyse Pignolet created for her current exhibition “I’m Not Like the Other Girls.” Through beautiful forms she explores dark themes of brutality, cruelty, and misogyny. Amber Power concludes in her recent review, “Pignolet’s aesthetic strategies reassert feminism’s emancipatory potential with the simple but necessary reminder that until all of us are safe, none of us are.”

Pignolet’s exhibition continues thru Nov. 20th. DM with inquiries.

#elysepignolet #artlosangeles #filipinaart #dtlaart #feministart #feministartist #track16gallery #feministceramics #shewasjustwalkinghome #shedets #sheeds

Our pop-up show of Helen Chung’s paintings continues thru Dec 11 at the Cooper Design Space at 9th and Los Angeles St. O...
10/23/2021

Our pop-up show of Helen Chung’s paintings continues thru Dec 11 at the Cooper Design Space at 9th and Los Angeles St. Open daily. Pictured is “If Only I Could Remember That Dream (or, am I in it?),” 2021. 42 x 66 inches. Dm with for inquiries and checklist. #track16gallery #dtlaart @cooperdesignspace

See Elyse Pignolet’s installation “Second Sex.” Open today from 12-6pm in the Bendix Building, which is the home of Trac...
10/23/2021

See Elyse Pignolet’s installation “Second Sex.” Open today from 12-6pm in the Bendix Building, which is the home of Track 16 and nine other galleries. Pignolet’s show continues thru Nov 20. DM with inquiries. #artlosangeles #elysepignolet #track16gallery #feministartist #dtlaart #bendixbuilding @bendixbuilding

“At Track 16, Los Angeles, the artist presents a collection of orientalist-inspired works that poignantly address curren...
10/20/2021

“At Track 16, Los Angeles, the artist presents a collection of orientalist-inspired works that poignantly address current issues of race and misogyny in the US.”
Amber Power’s thoughtful review of Elyse Pignolet’s exhibition came out yesterday. The exhibition continues thru Nov 20. Hours 12-6pm Wed-Sat. No appointment necessary. There are still spots open to attend her exhibition walkthroughs on Nov. 2, 3 & 7. DM with inquiries and for works available. #elysepignolet #feministceramics #feministart #feministartist #filipinaartist #stopasianhate #shewasjustwalkinghome #textmewhenyougethome

From John Collins’s Moonlight Graham series. It was part of our exhibitions of over 100 drawings from Collins’s 2020 pro...
10/18/2021

From John Collins’s Moonlight Graham series. It was part of our exhibitions of over 100 drawings from Collins’s 2020 project. @braves @freddiefreeman #baseballhistory @mlbhistory #baseballart

From John Collins’s Moonlight Graham series. It was part of our exhibitions of over 100 drawings from Collins’s 2020 project. @braves @freddiefreeman #baseballhistory @mlbhistory #baseballart

Work from Camilla Taylor’s 2020 exhibition at Track 16. 💙
10/18/2021

Work from Camilla Taylor’s 2020 exhibition at Track 16. 💙

Amazing sculptures & installations from Los Angeles based sculptor & printmaker Camilla Taylor Camilla Taylor
at http://camillataylor.com "Speaking Unison, Telling Their Own Lies", 44 x 36 x 36", 2020, © Camilla Taylor

When six Asian women were murdered this spring in a spree of shootings at Atlanta spas, the police spokespeople made exc...
10/16/2021

When six Asian women were murdered this spring in a spree of shootings at Atlanta spas, the police spokespeople made excuses for the killer saying he was “at the end of his rope” and it was “a really bad day for him.” This framing of the murderer as also a victim is chilling and at all not unusual. “A Really Bad Day For Him” is one of the ceramic works in Elyse Pignolet’s installation “Second Sex.” Pignolet, a Filipina-American, was haunted by this tragic event. Many of the works in her current exhibition “I’m Not Like the Other Girls” examines issues surrounding exploitation and stereotypes oppresssing Asian-American women. Her exhibition continues at Track 16 through November 20th. We’re open We’d-Sat 12-6pm. I hope you can visit! #track16gallery #bendixbuilding #dtlaart #artlosangeles #asianamericanwomen #asianamericanartist #filipinaartist #feministart #stopasianhate #elysepignolet

POP UP EXHIBITION! We’re presenting paintings by Helen Chung. Opening reception at the Cooper Design Space (860 S Los An...
10/13/2021

POP UP EXHIBITION! We’re presenting paintings by Helen Chung. Opening reception at the Cooper Design Space (860 S Los Angeles St, DTLA) from 3-6pm. DJ Dave Muller will be spinning records!

Pictured: Teatime With Our Aunt, 2019. Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 30 inches.

This exhibition titled "Redreaming My Borrowed Dreams in Colors of Spring 2022, When Everything Will Be Ok" is from a series of paintings that she began in 2019 just before the pandemic, composed of figurative works expounding on notions of solitude, time, desire, longing; such ideas collectively shared and heightened by the pandemic. Some images melancholy, some humorous – imagined and executed semi-realistically – may portray the dreams Chung wants to have dreamt, or perhaps have dreamt and not remembered.

DM with inquiries.

#dtlaart #artlosangeles @cooperdesignspace @heleninorbit

POP UP EXHIBITION! We’re presenting paintings by Helen Chung. Opening reception at the Cooper Design Space (860 S Los Angeles St, DTLA) from 3-6pm. DJ Dave Muller will be spinning records!

Pictured: Teatime With Our Aunt, 2019. Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 30 inches.

This exhibition titled "Redreaming My Borrowed Dreams in Colors of Spring 2022, When Everything Will Be Ok" is from a series of paintings that she began in 2019 just before the pandemic, composed of figurative works expounding on notions of solitude, time, desire, longing; such ideas collectively shared and heightened by the pandemic. Some images melancholy, some humorous – imagined and executed semi-realistically – may portray the dreams Chung wants to have dreamt, or perhaps have dreamt and not remembered.

DM with inquiries.

#dtlaart #artlosangeles @cooperdesignspace @heleninorbit

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Over 100 artists come together to support Stacey Abrams's Fair Fight to protect the right to vote and counter anti-voter suppression efforts in this online exhibition and sale by Track 16.
The Lineup: This week’s must-see art events Featuring: Coastline Art Gallery Ochi Projects LA Art Show Oxy Arts California African American Museum Long Beach City College Superfine Art Fair Angels Gate Cultural Center LAST Projects Los Angeles Fine Print Fair OCC Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion Art + Practice Lancaster Museum of Art and History - MOAH LAUNCH LA Loiter Galleries Morán Morán A-B Projects Jeffrey Deitch RESIDENCY Monte Vista Projects Durden and Ray Track 16 Avenue 50 Studio Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles Wallspace Art Gallery Venice Institute of Contemporary Art Michael Stearns Studio at The Loft Beyond Baroque The Parlor Hollywood Shoebox Projects ArtBarLA Yucca Valley Material Lab Cerritos College Art Gallery and more...
On February 2, walk in the footsteps of incarcerated women in an exhibition and performance by heidi duckler dance culminating a three-month residency at California Institution for Women (CIW). During the project One Leg at a Time, CIW participants connected to a creative, self-affirming space of inner freedom while cultivating mental and physical vulnerability. On Sunday from 5 to 9 pm at Track 16, witness a performance by the teaching artists, and participate in a panel discussion where you'll consider how the arts can inform the conversation around mental health, and sexual and physical abuse among incarcerated women. This exhibition and performance is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Project Grant. #CaliforniaHumanities #dance #performance #exhibit #exhibition #incarceration #IncarceratedWomen #abuse #MentalHealth #residency #LosAngeles
LA friends! Join Kathleen Henderson at her exhibition opening tomorrow 7–10pm at Track 16! Kathleen is a beloved Creative Growth Staff Artist, Studio Special Projects Coordinator, and Editor of Creative Growth Magazine. For details on her exhibition, http://www.track16.com/kathleen-henderson---watch-me-make-you-disappear.
The Lineup: This week's must-see art events With: L.A. Louver Eastside International / ESXLA UCR Palm Desert Angels Gate CulturalCenter Odd Ark LA Lancaster Museum of Art and History - MOAH Band of Vices Louis Stern Fine Arts Brittany Davis Gallery Building Bridges Art Exchange Hey There Projects SPARC ART RICHARD HELLER GALLERY Marc Selwyn Fine Art Shulamit Nazarian Keystone Art Space Tierra del Sol Gallery Thinkspace Projects Luis De Jesus Los Angeles TAG Gallery Garden Gallery Pilates & Arts ~ Echo Park Mash Gallery KP Projects SugarMynt Gallery Track 16 The Hive Gallery and Studios Prime Desert Woodland Preserve American Jewish University - AJU The Nook Gallery Gallery 30 South
When you gallery hop with Art Critic Shana Nys Dambrot , it’s a well navigated and focused day of art. After Judy Chicago and a lovely lunch at Pizzeria Mozza (perfect fuel for gallery crawling), we started with the La Brea Galleries then down to West Adams and finally DTLA. First up KP Projects has an exciting group show, CROMA featuring a few of my favorites: Mercedes Helnwein, DeeDee Cheriel, Mel Kadel, and Gosha Levochkin. Also incredible large scale work by Luis Sanchez. I really love the energy in the new KPProjects space. The work just sings in the space. Next we headed across the street to Shulamit Nazarian for Naudline Pierre: Until the End of Time. These works are otherworldly. So many stories within the stories, these paintings feel like not an underworld but an upperworld. Finally got over to Casey Gleghorn's No Gallery. I’ve seen Casey over the last 4 or 5 years bop from New York to LA working with a few different galleries. I’ve always been impressed with his hustle. Greg Escalante once told me, he thought he had the potential to be one of the best art dealers out there. Great to see him in his own space. His 3-person show, “Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There” with artists Mark Mulroney, Jesse Draxler, and Jordan Weber, leaves you feeling like the stakes are high because they are. We kitty-cornered over to David Kordansky Gallery for Tala Madani: S**t Moms. OMG! This show is so fu***ng fantastic. Giddy and grotesque and completely digestible. From the press release: “In the absence of a pristine mother or an angelic one, the s**t mom will have to do, and the actions of the children in the paintings suggest that a s**t mom is better than none at all.” This is my *BEST IN SHOW* Back in the Hijinxmobile we head straight to Lowell Ryan Projects in West Adams for Erin Trefry, “If The Moon Turns Green.” In this series of paintings, assemblage, and sculpture, the artist works with materials from family. Some of my favorite pieces are these crustacean-like forms made from her mother’s purses. These have such a wow factor and feel shielding like a mother. This was my first time at the space. Looking forward to seeing more soon. We motored down West Adams to Chimento Contemporary to see April Bey in The Little Room. I’m was so happy to see new work from April. I’ve been a fan for a while and really dig her work with textiles. The images are very strong in subject, and yet the colors and of course her signature glitter, for me feels like a heartfelt invitation. Shana and I are on the curation committee at Art Share LA, we had to go see the fruits of our labor, “Satan’s Food Court.” Devilish and decadent, this groups show is delightful. So many interesting and well executed works. Make sure to stop by and support Art Share LA. At this point, we were so HIGH on art (wink), we decided to part ways. I wanted to stop by Over the Influence Los Angeles for the Todd James: There’s No Place Like Home. But in true LA fashion, I would only make it if I got a spot in front. On a Saturday night in the arts district? Impossible. Nope, I literally got the spot in front. I popped into the already packed show and was totally impressed with the Todd’s work not to mention the installation. This is post-graffiti work, it’s youthful with a beautiful sophistication. Last stop Bendix Building for quick stops at Von Lintel Gallery and Track 16. Von Lintel Gallery and Mark Sheinkman have done 13 shows together. Sheinkman’s work has curly lines and swirls of color with Po***ck vibe but much more loose and cheerful. Upstairs on the 10th-floor, Tracks 16 Gallery has Elyse Pignolet: You Should Calm Down. Since I recently traveled to Portugal, the blue tiles made my brain happy until I looked deeper, and the vacation is over, lol. Through the lens of domestic life, Pignolet expresses the familiar and normalized ways women have been categorized through language, Its enough to want to make you break a plate! Good shows out there! Get out and see some art!
It's HERE!!!! Our (almost) weekly art Lineup of art events. This week is extra special as it is the Fall season opening. So many art events, so little time!! Take a look at the list and let us know what you are planning on attending. Featuring: CGU Art Virginia Katz West Los Angeles College (WLAC) Art Gallery, John Eden The Other Art Fair MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, Los Angeles AF Projects Klowden Mann The Montalban We Choose Art Emma Fivecargarage Galia Linn Lancaster Museum of Art and History - MOAH The Nook Gallery Nicodim Gallery Irvine Fine Arts Center Lora Schlesinger Gallery Porch Gallery - Ojai Jason Vass Over the Influence Los Angeles Wilding Cran Gallery RICHARD HELLER GALLERY George Billis Gallery Gestalt Project Space Chimento Contemporary Diane Rosenstein Gallery Castelli Art Space Palos Verdes Art Center Lois Lambert Gallery & Gallery of Functional Art Fabrik Projects Luis De Jesus Los Angeles VARIOUS SMALL FIRES Bunny Gunner Gallery the Landing Gallery LAUNCH LA Von Lintel Gallery Orange County Center for Contemporary Art Brand Library & Art Center 515 Durden and Ray Track 16 Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles Eastside International / ESXLA Freewaves The Hive Gallery and Studios LA Artcore Shoebox Projects Gallery 30 South Quotidian- A jill moniz project Hawthorne Arts Complex
Artsy launched their "Locals Only: Spotlight on Los Angeles" today, and we were elated to be included among the handful of contemporary galleries seen as following in the footsteps of the legendary Ferus Gallery. Congrats to likeminded colleagues at VARIOUS SMALL FIRES, Charlie James Gallery, Track 16, George Billis, KP Projects, and Kopeikin Gallery, who were also included. And Massive congrats to Otha J Davis III (aka Vakseen), Panik Collective, Ryuhow Shimizu (and Koko), as well as #CoasterShow alumni Christie Jay, Eileen Mao, and Anna Pak, who have been featured alongside Shepard Fairey and Jenny Holzer in a full page of Gallery 30 South artworks. Happy to be helping to put Pasadena, California on the Art Map!
Stuck Together: Marsian De Lellis, Simone Gad, Debra Broz opens tonight 7PM-10PM at Track 16 Gallery (10th floor of the Bendix Building) in Downtown LA. photo: Sean Meredith / Track 16
Happy "Presidents Day" from our wacky world.