The Los Angeles Art Show unveiled a new look matching the addition of the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show to the program. Collectors responded enthusiastically at the opening gala on Wednesday, January 15 with both immediate sales and engaged discussions with gallery owners and artists.
David Jang, the featured artist at the exhibition space of the Los Angeles Art Association, explained how the LA Art Show team works 365 days a year to make the five days of the Los Angeles Art Show a memorable experience. Kim Martindale, General Manager, viewed some of Jang’s installations at the Los Angeles Art Association Gallery on La Cienega Boulevard and invited Jang to create three dimensional art that is daringly different to display at this year’s Los Angeles Art Show. The final product, a labyrinth of window blinds that plays with light and spectators’ imaginations, shows very well that there is are no limits to creative expression.
Another creative approach to appealing to artistic tastes is the display of the Van Gough Museum Editions. This program is recreating the vibrant images on display at the Van Gough Museum as handcrafted reproductions for collectors to display with their own collections.
The addition of the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show was met with enthusiasm. Admirers of Southern California’s own Greene & Greene and Lloyd Wright architectural gems can see many complementary architectural elements, stained glass windows, art glass and furniture. Fine art glass specialist Lillian Nassau is also showing rare examples of handcrafted ecclesiastical glass. It is heavenly, of course.
This year’s Los Angeles Art Show is paying special tribute to the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Sister City partnership between Los Angeles and Bordeaux, France. Goodwill ambassadors clad in traditional French vintner garb enlivened the opening and reinforced the design and fashion theme that is transforming the art show format into an artistic experience of its own.
Los Angeles’ role as a gateway to Asia is also in the limelight. For the first time “Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art” is exhibiting at the show. While the paintings are distinctively Asian, they also show the vibrant light and colors of the region with a brilliance most often associated with the art of Caribbean nations and Latin America. Hues of China features contemporary art from the world’s largest country. The discussion panel “Hues of China Artists and Industry Leaders Behind China's Contemporary Art Scene” will illuminate the latest trends this Friday at 5:30 p.m.
The Los Angeles Art Show will continue through this Sunday, January 19, at the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Expert panels and guided tours will give visitors excellent choices to expand their own art expertise. You can buy tickets online at this link and save time at the show.