Fifth Edition of ALAC Returns to the Barker Hangar with Over 70 International Galleries January 30 – February 2, 2014 Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the International Art Fair of the West Coast, celebrates its fifth year at the Barker Hangar January 30 – February 2, 2014. The 2014 edition presents 70 established and emerging galleries from around the world, including an expanded international roster and an exclusive selection of Los Angeles galleries. “This year ALAC is proud to welcome new exhibitors from New York, Berlin, Paris and Rome, alongside our prestigious roster of returning exhibitors and the most current emerging galleries from across the west coast,” said Tim Fleming, ALAC director. “ALAC makes January the moment for people in this city to engage with art, and for an international audience to support and engage with our cultural landscape.” Art Los Angeles Contemporary attracts over 12,000 visitors to its sophisticated, accessible environment for art collectors, curators, and patrons of the arts. The fair hosts a comprehensive programming series, including world class artist talks, panel discussions, film screenings and performances. American Contemporary (New York) presents Crates and Beams, a full-booth installation by David Brooks which subjects found images to the modes of transport and install similar to those of “invisible” ecosystem services like clean air and filtered water. Thomas Duncan Gallery (New York) will show individual and collaborative works from Jesse Willenbring and Darren Bader, including Willenbring’s Bulldart direct jet print on gessoed linen. FOXY Production (New York) will show new work from Hany Armanious, Gabriel Hartley, London artist David Noonan, and a ceramic sculpture and fabric collage from Sterling Ruby, who is included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Galerie Balice Hertling (Paris) and Hannah Hoffmann Gallery (Los Angeles) partner to share a booth which will formally announce the gallery’s developing program with new work by Sam Falls, Matt Sheridan Smith, Joe Zorrilla, and Isabelle Cornaro. Ibid Projects (London) will show three new large-scale paintings by Christian Rosa. The Vienna-based artist employs an approach to painting that reduces decision making to the limitations of his physical actions. David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles) will present a solo project from Los Angeles artist Ruby Neri, whose figurative sculptures and ceramics were featured in the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. biennial. MONITOR (Rome) will present Nathaniel Mellors for his first showing in Los Angeles. Concurrent with his upcoming exhibition at the Hammer Museum, the gallery will premiere Mellors’ new short film “The Saprophage” as part of an installation including digital prints and paintings. Peres Projects (Berlin) will present works from Houston-based painter and conceptual artist Mark Flood, Eddie Peake, Brent Wadden, Belgian collective Leo Gabin, and paintings by David Ostrowski, representing the wide range of painting, sculpture and video within the gallery’s program. Société (Berlin), reflecting the gallery’s strong, visually diverse program, will show a new black and white painting from Ned Vena comprising six canvases and C-print installation from Josh Kolbo, as well as a group of biomorphological Axe-Effect sculptures from Timur Si-Qin specially produced for the fair. Richard Telles Fine Art (Los Angeles) will present work by celebrated California artists Lecoa Dole-Recio and Roger Herman. PARTNERS Reflecting its commitment to the culture of Los Angeles, ALAC partners with the Hammer Museum, LACMA, MOCA, LAXART, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, and other institutions across Los Angeles to provide unique programming to our guests. The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, which has supported emerging artists in New York since 1996, will announce the next round of grantees of its LA Artist Initiative at ALAC. In its second of three grant cycles, the Foundation will award eight artists in the Los Angeles area unrestricted grants and additional opportunities for financial support through the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Prior grantees of the LA Artist Initiative include 2014 Whitney Biennial artists Emily Mast and Miljohn Ruperto. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.