Make it an annual New Year’s Resolution to take in as much art as you can in January, because the concentration of galleries and artists in town makes is possible to see a wide variety of new, vintage and master works. Whether you’re browsing or buying, you will get your money’s worth and can start the year with a whole set of new images in your mind. An easy promise to keep!
The LA Art Show began in 1994 and has grown from a small regional event featuring 14 galleries to bringing in more than 120 galleries representing 22 countries. Located at the Convention Center, the show features the largest groupings of Korean, Chinese and Japanese galleries outside of Asia and collectors whose taste spans the globe do well checking out the international flavor of this exhibit. not far from each other making this a destination for art enthusiasts from all over the world.
Paul Caponigro, Running White Deer, Courtesy of Open Shutter Gallery
Photo la, the largest running art fair west of New York, returned for its 24th year expanding its diverse showcase of photographic art, ranging from 19th Century works to contemporary innovative photography based art. The fair, which takes place at The Reef in the LA Art Mart, includes parties and programs with renowned curators and gallery directors that are available as extras to the daily passes required for entrance. Sign up for notifications about about upcoming exhibits and future fairs.
There are still three art events left as January 2015 comes to a close!
Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair where you can find artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. The event is produced by a NY non-profit dedicated to the “dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists books.” The Thursday preview night cost $10 the rest of the weekend is free at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and is a terrifically energetic gathering of young artists who are as interested in checking out the other projects at the fair as they are talking with visitors about their own work. Here is the LA event’s page.
Wrinkle Decker, Lazy Boy, 2014; photo credit: Max Schwartz; special thanks to Daniel Hope in fabrication assistance.
The Art Los Angeles Contemporary in its sixth year returns to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The fair presents top international blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles. In addition, the fair hosts world class artist talks, museum curator led panel discussions, film screenings and a performance series. This show opens on Jan 29 and runs thru Feb 1st. Tickets required.
The Autry’s Masters of the American West opens January 29 and runs through March 8, 2015. The show, which is also a sale, features more than 75 nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit their very best work. The show is judged and the best pieces are chosen to remain in the museum.