Openings: Los Angeles Gallery Recap
Unlike NYC where you can take a quick ride on the subway or hop in a cab, the gallery scene in Los Angeles feels a lot more spread out. This past weekend we explored different areas and checked out some of the current shows and a few of the openings. Two of the bigger named galleries that we stopped by were C.A.V.E. Gallery and Thinkspace Art Gallery.
C.A.V.E. Gallery has been in existence in some form since 2001 but established a permanent home in Venice Beach on the popular Abbott Kinney strip in 2008. Saturday night was the opening for Kid Acne and Zach Johnsen. Kid Acne seems to be busy these days with a recent print release on 1xrun and another show in England.
Thinkspace Art Gallery, which is located in the Culver City Arts District, currently has two shows being displayed. The front room had works by Erik Jones & Tran Nguyen while the back room had its walls covered by the 3D figures of Alex Yanes. Most of the pieces by Alex were accompanied with red dots, be sure to check him out when he’s in town next month for a return show at Low Brow Artique in Bushwick.
While in Culver City we also visited Blum + Poe for the comprehensive show featuring work from Yoshimoto Nara. The rooms downstairs were occupied by large sculptures of heads and some paintings while the upper level traced the 30 year history of his work.
We finished off the weekend with a visit to Gabba Gallery which had a group show with over 50 artists with a heavy representation of West Coast talent.
Text and photos: Spencer Elzey