LOS ANGELES — A gallery association that formed here a year ago to promote artists online at a time when spaces were closed because of the pandemic is now organizing its first offline event: Gallery Weekend Los Angeles.
The event, from Gallery Association Los Angeles, will run July 28 through Aug. 1, with at least 74 participating galleries and nonprofit organizations offering a mix of exhibitions and events like artist talks and performances as well as some extended, late-night hours.
The weekend is timed to overlap with Felix, an art fair at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel that debuted in 2019 and is expected to draw collectors to town.
“Summer has never been a slow period for us, like it is in New York or cities in Europe, because so many people from those places travel to L.A. over the summer,” said Kibum Kim, a partner in the gallery Commonwealth and Council and a member of the gallery association’s operating committee.
“So I think we all put on great exhibitions over summer months.”His gallery will have three exhibitions: experimental photography by Elle Pérez; a new video by Mariah Garnett; and an off-site project in a Pasadena storefront by Cayetano Ferrer that uses building fragments from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s recent campus demolition.
Felix, Hollywood Roosevelt, ”, Kibum Kim, Elle Pérez, Mariah Garnett, Cayetano Ferrer
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