Show Preview | LA Art Show

Los Angeles, CA
LA Convention Center, January 11-15

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873), Portrait of an Arab Mare and her Foal, oil, 43 x 51. MS Rau Antiques.

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873), Portrait of an Arab Mare and her Foal, oil, 43 x 51. MS Rau Antiques.

This story was featured in the January 2017 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art  January 2017 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

Los Angeles quickly became a hub of creative and artistic energy in the postmodern art world, with many innovative artists continuing to join the milieu. The growth of the art scene fostered the annual LA Art Show, which is now in its 22nd year. The show opens at the LA Convention Center on Wednesday, January 11, with an opening-night preview and premiere party at 7 p.m. The exhibition continues through Sunday, January 15, and hosts more than 100 galleries from over 20 countries including France, Japan, China, and Mexico. Participating galleries include Ace Gallery, MS Rau Antiques, Asian Art Works, Pigment Gallery, and Rebecca Hossack Gallery.

Attendees can view a range of contemporary art including painting and sculpture as well as video and installation works. The event also features a special section titled ROOTS, which focuses on more traditional styles. Exhibitions within ROOTS feature 18th-century European, contemporary realism, California plein air, and Hudson River School artworks.

“The LA Art Show has grown with the community and from what was popular in the past,” says Kim Martindale, producer and partner of the event. “With ROOTS, we are reflecting on why LA has become the place that it is and making it relatable to people with all tastes.”

Martindale says the event also features daily talks with curators and artists on a variety of subjects relating to the techniques and analysis of contemporary art. He says they expect to see around 70,000 visitors this year.

“As Los Angeles takes its place at the vanguard of the global art scene, our ability to adapt and evolve to meet the art market’s current trends and provide strong civic support is vital,” Martindale says. “The evolving role of the art fair as a fulcrum for art commerce, connecting galleries, artists, curators, and international and multigenerational collectors, drives our program.”

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales at the opening-night preview benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the third year. —Mackenzie McCreary

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This story was featured in the January 2017 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art  January 2017 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story.

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