L.A. Art Show 2018 recap

Over the weekend, I attended L.A. Art Show for the first time. It’s an annual event, where local and international museum curators and galleries bring modern and contemporary art of all mediums to one space for several days. I attended on Saturday with my husband and 4-year old daughter, and again on Sunday with a friend. It was a treat to be able to see so much art in one place. It was a bit overwhelming at times, but really fantastic overall. It’s the perfect place to look for art for purchase, as there was a broad range of prices and styles. If I had the funds, I would definitely go a little spend-happy there. There were plenty of pieces that re-inspired me to get back into doing art (I took several art classes in high school and college, and majored in Graphic Design), which is one of my resolutions this year. And because my daughter loves to draw, I thought it might be a good place for her to be exposed to.

Here are some of the pieces I really liked:

“Donut Rush” by Jae Young Kim @jae_young_kim_nyc

These ceramic “donuts” are beautifully designed and look almost more delicious than what inspired them. They were definitely a hit with my daughter, as well as several other visitors to this booth.


“Left or Right”

This was a “please touch” piece of art which allows the spectator to release emotions on the punching bags with imprints of political figures. It was definitely a popular spot for selfies and boomerangs. By the way, they weren’t filled up to “regulation weight”, so they went flying upon impact.

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Curated by Marisa Caichiolo . . . “Left” or “Right” is a healing project curated by Marisa Caichiolo. The interactive installation depicts different world leaders and tyrants, and will allow the spectator, through the punching of the bags, to release anger, hatred and resentment. This release of negative emotions will transform these objects into tools of detoxification and mental healing.
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corruption, disrespect of women, false promises, and outright lies. Pic provided by L.A. Art Show

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Plantigrade by Marcos Lutyens

Plantigrade is an interactive installation. My daughter, and many of the other children at the L.A. Art Show spent some time here. It’s an experience in texture and senses. It is a sensibility developed by Surrealist writer René Daumal, called paroptic vision, and by extension para-tactile sensing. The project has been enhanced with the collaboration of celebrated author and neurologist, Richard E. Cytowic.

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Sculptures by Yi Hwan Kwon at CMAY GALLERY

These sculptures are difficult not to stare at, for their odd perspective gives you a different look at every angle. You may have seen his work in West Hollywood in 2016, at his outdoor exhibit of “Bus Stop”.

Margaret Keane – Keane Eyes Gallery

It was such a treat to see the famous “Keane Eyes” artwork by Margaret Keane. I have yet to see the movie “Big Eyes”, about how her husband took credit for her work, but it’s going to be the next thing I see. Interestingly enough, it’s a Weinstein movie…

Hiroshi Mori

I really like Hiroshi Mori’s style of melding the anime look into classic art and traditional Japanese art.

Check my IG feed for more

It was really difficult to highlight just a few, because there were so many wonderful pieces at the show. Be sure to follow my IG feed @westsidemommy for more.


For more information, go to: www.laartshow.com

Disclaimer: I received complimentary admission to the L.A. Art Show, as a member of the media to facilitate this post. All opinions are honest and my own. No monetary compensation was exchanged for this post.