Looking Forward to Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2013

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Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2013, or ALAC for short, takes place Jan. 24-27, 2013 at Barker Hangar. It’s year number four for the international art fair, which has a French influence this time thanks to the arts exchange program Ceci n’est pas… Art Between France and Los Angeles. Expect to see screenings and lectures on this relationship as well as a special section of the fair dedicated to French galleries.

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Nine Boys and One Girl by Farley Aguilar with Spinello Projects.

Miami art gallery Spinello Projects features an artist who we recently interviewed on CARTWHEELArt.com, Farley Aguilar, at Art Los Angeles Contemporary. In the interview, he discusses painting with ink on mylar and why his series is titled Dogville after the Lars Von Trier film. Here’s an excerpt:

Using ink and mylar came after a few years of working with oils. Even though I still work with oils, the ink can do things more effectively for certain types of images. I found it very natural to work with ink.


Clan, Acrylic, lacquer and ink pen on paper, 2011, by Hansjoerg Dobliar with Johannes Vogt Gallery.


Gas Can, Felt and thread, 2012, by Johanna Unzueta with Johannes Vogt Gallery.

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Tamara K.E. with Johannes Vogt Gallery in Miami last month.

We spotted artwork by Tamara K.E. with Johannes Vogt Gallery at UNTITLED Miami Beach in December, and are looking forward to the paintings by Hansjoerg Dobliar and the felt sculptures Johanna Unzueta brought to the west coast by the New York Gallery.


Sans titre (Tiphanie), Painted objects and synthetic hair on canvas mounted on wood panel, by We Are The Painters, with New Galerie, Paris.


Idole, by Philippe Mayaux, 2012, with Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris.

With the arts exchange program Ceci n’est pas… Art Between France and Los Angeles comes a series of lectures and presentations, including an artist talk with Paris-based duo Ivan Argote and Pauline Bastard at 2pm on Friday, and a discussion of the comparative approach of the French and Los Angeles art scenes at noon on Saturday. Among the galleries representing Paris at Art Los Angeles Contemporary are New Galerie, Galerie Loevenbruck, Galerie de Multiples, HUSSENOTClaudine Papillon GalerieSULTANA, and TORRI galleries.


IF I Should Fall from Grace with God, 2012, by Jay Stuckey with Anat Ebgi Gallery.


Le fil rouge is curated by Lucie Fontaine, presented by Anat Ebgi and Esther Kim Varet of Various Small Fires.


Kerstin Bratsch and Debo Eilers are part of Le fil rouge.

Anat Ebgi Gallery, which featured the art of Jay Stuckey at Art Platform in Sept. 2012, features “Le fil rouge,” a show curated by Lucie Fontaine. The exhibition takes place in conjunction with Abbot Kinney gallery Various Small Fires in Booth B12. The show includes works by artists Diego Singh, Kerstin Bratsch and Debo Eilers.


ARTBOOK at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 (Photo: Artbook.com)

We’re excited about two independent publishers to have books, art catalongs, periodicals and zines at Art Los Angeles Contemporary. Printed Matter presents published titles from hundreds of international presses and after ALAC is also hosting the LA Art Book Fair at MOCA Feb. 1-3, 2013. The pop-up store offered by ARTBOOK at Art Los Angeles Contemporary will have a selection of books curated to the fair with a special focus on young and emerging L.A. artists.

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Almost Went To The Indian Ocean, Acrylic on wood, 2012, by Holton Rower with The Hole Gallery at Untitled Miami Beach.


See new works by artist Ben Jones as well as a screening of his “The Problem Solverz” series at Art Los Angeles Contemporary.

After The Hole Gallery‘s exhibition at Untitled Miami Beach art fair in December 2012 of pour paintings by Holton Rower, we look forward to more vibrant hues in both a new selection of small pieces by Rower and the new works by artist-cartoonist Ben Jones. Jones will also host a screening of his Cartoon Network animated series “The Problem Solverz” at the fair at 3pm on Saturday.


Untitled, Oil, and rayon thread on wood, 2012, by Brian Wills with Nye + Brown.

Laddie John Dill and Brian Wills are among the seven artists that will be exhibited by Los Angeles gallery Nye + Brown at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2013.


Liberace Rising 4, Enamel on canvas, 2012, by Thomas Jeppe with Curro & Poncho.

Curro & Poncho from Guadalajara, México will feature three artistas, including the young Australian-born artist Thomas Jeppe.

Top image: Americana by Farley Aguilar with Spinello Projects.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport
3021 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
January 24 to 27, 2013

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