STEPHEN SEEMAYER EXHIBIT INSPIRED BY OCCUPY L.A. 63 New Artworks Evoke the Struggle to Empower the 99% April 25-May 26, 2013/District Gallery, 740 E. 3rd St., L.A. 90013 Artist Stephen Seemayer will exhibit new works inspired by the tumultuous two months of Occupy L.A.,...Read More
Artwork, photos and ephemera documenting the anti-establishment art scene in the 80’s in downtown LA, focusing on the Art Dock, the Atomic Cafe, the American Hotel and the faces and walls of the Arts District, featuring work by Carlton Davis, Ed Glendinning, Irving Greines and Stephen Seemayer.
There was a an explosion of creative activity in downtown Los Angeles in the 70’s and 80’s when hundreds of artists colonized the empty warehouses and abandoned factory spaces in the eastern section of the urban center, extending into the area by the LA River now known as the Arts District. Street installations, performance art and innovative exhibitions in adapted spaces enlivened the blighted streets and paved the way (regrettably, some might say) for the renaissance of downtown that continues to this day. Artists such as Skip Arnold, Bob & Bob, John Baldessari, George Herms, Paul McCarthy, Llyn Foulkes (to name just a few) benefited from the vigor and vitality of a pioneering community of artists who eschewed traditional gallery venues for non-traditional exhibition space, organized guerilla-style in warehouse spaces, on the street and in your face. Jonathan Jerald
New works by L.A. artist Richard Kessler, whose works evoke a sensuous urban culture of dead palms, aging signage, hot metal and playful objects crammed into a seedy landscape of dramatically angled planes. There will be wine. District Gallery 7:00pm - 10:00pm...Read More
November 15 - December 5, 2012 Reception: Thursday, November 15, 6-10pm District Gallery 740 E. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 213.814.7164 Tuesday - Sunday: Noon - 6pm Join us for an amazing night of Art! ...Read More
SHOW CLOSING TODAY! Friday November 9, 7 pm to 10 pmMatt Aston: Movie Posters -- Closing ShowDistrict Gallery, 740 E. Third St. (just off Traction)Matt Aston's portraits -- particularly his self portraits, often appear to emerge seamlessly from abstract elements. Now he has extended his self portrait...Read More