One of the coolest shows I have seen as part of the Pacific Standard Time juggernaut that has taken over the LA art scene this fall is “The Lords & the New Creatures” at the spanking new Nye + Brown gallery. Located in the heart of the heart of the popping Culver City Art District, this gallery has a great, industrial vibe with lots of natural light and open space. According to the press materials:
Artists featured in the show demonstrate what it meant (and still means) to willfully engage in the sometimes beautiful and terrible conditions of the late industrial age in L.A. Drawn from at least three generations, selections include work by the historic vanguard of West Coast finish-fetish, pop art and conceptual art, placed alongside contemporary art. Often made of industrial materials, concerned with matters of light, perception and the problem of being, much of the selected artwork utilizes the car as a central motif for inspiration, for critique and comment or straight up play.
It sounds heady, I know, but in reality, the pieces are quite beautiful and tactile and engaging. I highly recommend a visit before the show closes this Saturday, the 29th. Below are some of my faves to whet your appetite:
Peter Alexander, Covina 1988 Peter Alexander, Diptych (8/15/11) 2011 Read the rest of this post »