This week, it’s our favorite time of the year. The LA Art Show is about to open, when the Los Angeles Convention Center positively bursts with fascinating art and the people who love to collect it. And there, in the center of the beautiful madness, beating with the colorful heartbeat that expresses the opposite of dreary minimalism, and brings forth humor, detail and artistic craft, is Littletopia.
Littletopia is a curator experiment: it’s a gallery of forefront modern and contemporary galleries united through Red Truck Gallery’s Noah Antineau out of New Orleans. Littletopia does much more than break down artistic barriers. The special section at the LA Art Show gives artists and the galleries that represent them the chance to shine in a way that no other exhibition can, in an environment where each art piece amplifies and reflects the best qualities of their neighboring installations, where you can brush shoulders with mad genius curators and gallery owners, groundbreaking artists, and the collectors that support everyone. Littletopia is the jewel within the LA Art Show setting, a raw pulse that adds to this internationally acclaimed art fair.
Here are just a few of the Los Angeles galleries presenting there this year:
La Luz De Jesus:
One of the items we are most excited about at the art show is Scott Hove’s prominent “Cake Beast” displayed for La Luz De Jesus. Shown above is an image of him installing it, and words cannot express our anticipation to see the final product. Scott Hove is the amazing artist who creates the sculptural pieces best described as dark mixes of cake art and taxidermy. This archway is going to be enormous.
The Ace Gallery will show a collection of work by contemporary Coachella desert art gods, that Southern California duo, the Date Farmers. Their inspired, dark, paint and assemblage pieces are critical to Chicano and Southern California recent art history. Shown above is one of their physical works, but in addition to those, they also create films.
Following the success of the Big Eyes feature film, Thinkspace will present some original Margaret Keane paintings in collaboration with Keane Eyes gallery in San Francisco at the LA Art Show.
The LA Art Show runs from Weds., Jan. 14 until Sun. Jan. 18 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets range in price from $15 up, with opening night party tickets still available here.
As part of the Cartwheel Art Tour designed for the LA Art Show, Cartwheel Art founder Cindy Schwarzstein will be taking tour participants on a spin of the LA Art Show, including a look at Littletopia. For more details on Saturday’s tour of the LA Art District and the LA Art Show, click here.
Photo Credit: Photos are from Littletopia