Los Angeles Art Parties – 2017week36 – CULVER CITY ARTS DISTRICT 170909 SPECIAL

 

CULVER CITY ARTS DISTRICT 170909 SPECIAL

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This competes big time with what is going on at the same time in Santa Monica and in DTLA! One can’t help but come to the conclusion that the people engaged in the Art Trade in Los Angeles and particularly Art Galleries are in need of a bit of help when it comes to coordinating their marketing efforts. [Would you be interested, please see further comments at the bottom of the page…]

15 receptions and parties so far! You will be going to the following street numbers on La Cienega (coming from the 10, going toward Washington):
2600, 2622, 2642, 2660, 2680, 2685 (2), 2716, 2727, 2754 (2), 2766, and  on Washington: 5801, 5835, 6023.

Untitled (A Looter Wheels a Shopping Cart Full Of Diapers)

Regina José Galindo – “Bearing Witness”
Kang Seung Lee – see the outdoor wall project
On view: September 9 – October 28, 2017
Baik Art
2600 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles CA 90034
310-842-3892
http://www.baikart.com
909-6-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2600+S+La+Cienega+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90034/@34.0344011,-118.3804161,17z

William Leavitt – “Cycladic Figures”
On view: September 9 – October 21, 2017
Honor Fraser
2622 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles CA 90034
310-837-0191
http://www.honorfraser.com
909-6-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2622+S+La+Cienega+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90034/@34.0344011,-118.3804161,17z

 

Cynthia Ona Innis & Rachael Neubauer
On view: September 9 – October 28, 2017
Walter Maciel Gallery
2642 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles CA 90034
310-839-1840
http://www.waltermacielgallery.com
909-6-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2642+S+La+Cienega+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90034/@34.0344011,-118.3804161,17z

Neil Raitt (AE1)- Jordan Nassar (AE2)


On view: September 9 – October 21, 2017
Anat Ebgi
2660 – 2680 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles CA 90034
310-838-2770
http://www.anatebgi.com
909-6-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2660+S+La+Cienega+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90034/@34.0344011,-118.3804161,17z

 

Floris Neususs – John Zinsser
On view: September 9 – October 21, 2017
Von Lintel Gallery
2685 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles CA 90034
310-559-5700
http://www.vonlintel.com
909-6-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2685+S+La+Cienega+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90034/@34.0344011,-118.3804161,17z

Bone-Grass Boy: The Secret Banks of the Conejos River: KEN GONZALES-DAY
Ken Gonzales-Day – “Bone-Grass Boy: The Secret Banks of the Conejos River”
On view: September 9 – October 28, 2017
Luis De Jesus – Los Angeles
2685 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles CA 90034
310-838-6000
http://www.luisdejesus.com
909-6-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2685+S+La+Cienega+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90034/@34.0344011,-118.3804161,17z


Alex Blas – Terry Thompson
On view: September 9 – October 21, 2017
George Billis Gallery Los Angeles
2716 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles CA 90034
310-838-3685
http://www.georgebillis.com/los-angeles.html
909-5-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2716+S+La+Cienega+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90034/@34.0344011,-118.3804161,17z

 

  

Solange Pessoa – Untitled, from Mimesma series, 2014-2015 – Soapstone

Friedrich Kunath – Solange Pessoa
On view: September 9 – October 14, 2017
Blum & Poe
2727 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles CA 90034
310-836-2062
http://www.blumandpoe.com
909-6-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2727+S+La+Cienega+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90034/@34.0344011,-118.3804161,17z

Lawrence Halprin – Robert Minervini


On view: September 9 – October 28, 2017
Edward Cella Art+Architecture
2754 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles CA 90034
323-525-0053
http://www.edwardcella.com
909-6-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2754+S+La+Cienega+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90034/@34.0344011,-118.3804161,17z

 
Kimberly Brooks – “Brazen”
On view: September 9 – October 21, 2017
Zevitas Marcus
2754 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles CA 90034
424-298-8088
http://www.zevitasmarcus.com
909-5-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2754+S+La+Cienega+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90034/@34.0344011,-118.3804161,17z

LANY
Alejandro Cartagena – “The Collective Memory of the Worst Place to Live in the World Today If You Are Not White”
On view: September 9 – October 21, 2017
Kopeikin Gallery
2766 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles CA 90034
310-559-0800
http://www.kopeikingallery.com
909-6-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2766+S+La+Cienega+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90034/@34.0344011,-118.3804161,17z


Herzog – Heath Bunting
On view: September 9 – October 14, 2017
Klowden Mann
6023 Washington, Culver City CA 90232
310-280-0226
http://www.klowdenmann.com
909-6-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/6023+Washington+Blvd,+Culver+City,+CA+90232/@34.0318635,-118.3791342,17z/

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Tom Lieber
On view: September 9 – October 28, 2017
FP Contemporary
5835 Washington, Culver City CA 90232
323-935-1355
http://www.fpcontemporary.com
909-6-8pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/5835+Washington+Blvd,+Culver+City,+CA+90232/@34.0318635,-118.3791342,17z/

Gibson Jeffrey Image 53
Jeffrey Gibson – “In Such Times”
On view: September 9 – October 2017
Roberts & Tilton
5801 Washington, Culver City CA 90232
323-549-0223
http://www.robertsandtilton.com
909-6-9pm
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/5801+Washington+Blvd,+Culver+City,+CA+90232/@34.0318635,-118.3791342,17z/

 

One can’t help but come to the conclusion that the people engaged in the Art Trade in Los Angeles and particularly Art Galleries are in need of a bit of help when it comes to coordinating their marketing efforts. Or perhaps more than a bit. If they did work on the issue, one could imagine that it would favorably impact their sales, and, consequently, the well-being of the artists they represent.

Fact is, there was very little going on September 2, 2017, and even September 16th, 2017, does not seem that charged so far either. But somehow, the people at the Culver City Art District decided to focus on a major effort on September 9th, 2017, with over a dozen [14 so far] receptions, parties, opening, etc, all on that same day. In addition, all seem to be set in the habit of the 6 to 8 reception. Such a thing is no issue as long as there are only 3 or 4 galleries active on a given day, but starts becoming a problem when there are a dozen competing locations and just two short hours to visit them all.
A good dozen is a pretty rare number in itself for the area. On a pretty active week, it’s usually half a dozen at most. But when one reaches such numbers, at least 3 hours with a bit of variations between 5 to 8 on one end and 6 to 9 on the other end, or even later, would seem a wise policy.

But even more to the point, apparently no one came to the idea to check if perhaps there wasn’t a major competing event, such as… the Bergamot Station main fall event. Pretty stiff competition for the same eyeballs, and the same dollars.

In fact, the people is the DTLA and Anderson Art District did the same thing. Being more scattered, perhaps it’s harder for them to easily coordinate… but what’s the excuse in Culver City?

One thing is sure, as soon as you think of it doesn’t it become rather self-evident that although the numbers of the art-oriented public, including the actual buyers, is quite healthy in Los Angeles, it’s not infinite, and one can safely assume that few among them will have powers of bilocation. Or in this case, trilocation. That’s reserved to saints and siddhis.

This lack of coordination is just bad for everyone in practical terms. Particularly so for galleries and artists, in terms of lost sales. Doing a bit of mathematical play, we figured out that the immediate cost in terms of sales, for each gallery in each of these three competing art districts, is probably between 1/4 and 1/2 sale per gallery in the short term. Possibly as high as 2 or slightly more sales in the medium and long term. So, lack of coordination does not seem too smart a choice! Consequently, addressing the issue might easily prove a rather good idea. This might just be the tip of the iceberg, but it sure is a quite substantial tip!

Looking at the Art Trade as a system, and with the experience coming from many hundreds of visits to varied locations, spread over several years, literally looking at tens of thousands of pieces of art, one can only come to the conclusion that even if there are some other inefficiencies in the Los Angeles Art Trade, this is without doubt the most blatant one!

We will give these thoughts some further consideration. At any rate, there is little doubt that, all things otherwise remaining the same, an efficiently coordinated Los Angeles Art Trade would see its turn-over rise by 10% to 30% globally, and perhaps more. Food for everyone’s thoughts!

That Los Angeles is becoming the Art Capital of the world is certainly no new idea. What might be a new idea, though, is contemplating the fact that fine-tuning the System or “economic machine” the Art Trade represents would attract a substantial additional class of both national and international interests. This is an idea whose time has perhaps come…

 

 

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