CARTWHEEL Highlights from Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair 2013

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Typoe with Spinello Projects at Art Contemporary Los Angeles.

Bright colors, glitter, and kooky-creepy found object art were among the trends in contemporary art we observed at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica Jan. 24-27, 2013. With an official fair theme exploring the relationship between French and L.A. art culture, the presence of Parisian galleries (Galerie Hussenot, Galerie Loevenbruck), was as strong as those from L.A. (Night Gallery, Ace Gallery), Miami (Spinello Projects, David Castillo Gallery) and New York (The Hole, Tracy Williams Ltd.). Keep scrolling to see a selection of les œuvres d’art showcased at Barker Hangar.

Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport is the perfect venue for an art fair.



The nine-foot-tall installation “It’s not you, it’s me, I will always love you dear,” by Jon Pylypchuk greeted attendees upon arrival.


Kelly Berg and Andy Moses at the ALAC Opening Night Party.


Duk Fug, 2012, by the Date Farmers with Ace Gallery. This L.A. gallery was a highlight of the fair.


Los Angeles artists Buck Silva and Scott D. Wilson in front of Black Cherries (gold plated urethane on aluminum) by Vincent Szarek at Ace Gallery.


The Date Farmers with Ace Gallery.


Justin Bower with Ace Gallery, Los Angeles.

Branded Arts, Justin Bower and Robert Standish

Warren Brand (Branded Arts), Artist Justin Bower and Artist Robert Standish at the ALAC Opening Night Party.


Farley Aguilar with Spinello Projects, Miami.


Alex of Spinello Projects held up a small, unframed work by Farley Aguilar so we could see what ink-on-mylar looks and feels like. CARTWHEEL’s Megan Abrahams recently interviewed Aguilar.


With works by Mel Bochner, Quint Contemporary Gallery, La Jolla, brought a little of New York to the Art L.A. Contemporary fair.


Mel Bochner’s works are monoprint with collage, engraving and embossment on hand-dyed Twinrocker handmade paper.


Murad Khan Mumtaz with Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York.


Murad Khan Mumtaz is trained in the Pakistani craft of miniature painting. His work is influenced by time spent in the American west.


Murad Khan Mumtaz uses natural pigments.

Tangible Evidence of Physical Intelligence, by Holton Rower with The Hole Gallery, New York.

Holton Rower’s pour paintings are acrylic on wood.

(l to r:) Untitled (Triptych), 2008, and Road Trip (Video), 2012, by Ben Jones with The Hole Gallery, New York.


Salty Jack, by Taylor McKimens with Loyal Gallery, Malmo, Sweden.


One More Nice Day, by Taylor McKimens with Loyal. The artist uses Acrylic, flasche and acryla-gouache on canvas.

Joshua Abelow with Brand New Gallery, Milan.


Night Gallery was one of the most crowded booths at ALAC and its new location Grand Opening coincided with the fair on Saturday. David Korty with Night Gallery, Los Angeles.


Samara Golden with Night Gallery, Los Angeles.


Ariane Vielmetter and Akina Cox enjoyed the pastries that were served at Night Gallery on Sunday.


Owl Farm, by Paul Pascarella with Fitzroy Gallery, New York.


Work by Oliver Osborne with Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles.


David Castillo Gallery, Miami.


A detail of work by Pepe Mar with David Castillo Gallery, Miami.


Agathe Snow with Galerie Hussenot, Paris.


Confie a l’oubli, 2013, by Philippe Mayaux with Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris.

marsea Goldberg and Robert Galstian

NewImage Art founder Marsea Goldberg and ALAC Host Committee member Robert Galstian at the Opening Night Party.

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