Los Angeles Art Parties – 2017week36 – DTLA ART 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 Culver City! 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…]   16 receptions and parties in DTLA, and we know we are misssing some…. 


Carolina Caycedo – Clarissa Tossin
On view: September 9 – October 21, 2017
Commonwealth & Council
3006 W. 7th St, #220, Los Angeles CA 90005
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/3006+W+7th+St+%23200a,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90005/@34.0595367,-118.2916377,17z/

Stutter, featuring: Joeun Aatchim, Matt Austin, Sonia Louise Davis, Tempestt Hazel, Douglas Kearney, Bessie Kunath, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Suné Woods
On view: September 9 – October 14, 2017
Visitor Welcome Center
3006 W. 7th St, #200A, Los Angeles CA 90005
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/3006+W+7th+St+%23200a,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90005/@34.0595367,-118.2916377,17z/

Martín Ramírez – Abigail DeVille – Sarah Cain

On view: September 9 – December 31, 2017
The Institute of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles (ICA-LA)
1717 E. 7th St, Los Angeles CA 90021
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1717+E+7th+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90021/@34.0351036,-118.2378299,17z/

Mike Perry
On view: September 9 – October 21, 2017
Garis & Hahn
1820 Industrial St, Los Angeles CA 90021
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1820+Industrial+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90021/@34.0355276,-118.2360739,17z

Evan Whale
On view: September 9 – October 22, 2017
Actual Size Los Angeles
741 New High St, Los Angeles CA 90012
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/741+New+High+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90012/@34.061311,-118.2405947,17z/

Conceptual Craft,featuring: Lynn Aldrich, Jeff Colson, Ashley Hagen, Tim Hawkinson, Nova Jiang, Jared Pankin, Ephraim Puusemp, and Pontus Wilfors
On view: September 9 – October 14, 2017
DENK Gallery
749 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles CA 90012
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/749+E+Temple+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90012/@34.050261,-118.231887,16z/

Emiliano Gironella Parra
On view: September 9 – October 14, 2017
Jason Vass
1452 E. Sixth St, Los Angeles CA 90012
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1452+E+6th+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90021/@34.038086,-118.2329497,17z

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia: "Vida, paíson y muerte"
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia
On view: September 9 -/ October 21, 2017
CB1 Gallery
1923 S. Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles CA 90021
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1923+S+Santa+Fe+Ave,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90021/@34.0223484,-118.2326688,17z/

Adobe Spark (1).jpg
On view: September 9 – September 30, 2017
Durden and Ray
1923 S Sante Fe Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90021
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1923+S+Santa+Fe+Ave,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90021/@34.0223484,-118.2326688,17z/

Awol Erizku / Isabel Yellin
On view: September 9 – October 7, 2017
Night Gallery
2276 E. 16th St, Los Angeles CA 90021
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2276+E+16th+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90021/@34.0197767,-118.2339187,17z/

“Upstream”, featuring: Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Marius Bercea, Marcello Dolce, Patrick Jackson, Marina Pinsky, Laure Prouvost, Louise Sartor
On view: September 9 – October 7, 2017
Ghebaly Gallery
2245 E. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90021
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2245+E+Washington+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90021/@34.0192352,-118.2340145,17z/

Simphiwe Ndzube: Bhabharosi
Simphiwe Ndzube – “Bharbharosi”
On view: September 9 – October 14, 2017
Nicodim Gallery
571 S. Anderson St, Los Angeles CA 90033
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/571+S+Anderson+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90033/@34.0394758,-118.2267049,17z/

Monique Prieto / Julie Weitz
On view: September 9 – October 28, 2017
Chimento Contemporary
622 South Anderson St #105, Los Angeles CA 90033
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/622+S+Anderson+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90033/@34.0394758,-118.2267049,17z/

The Haas Brothers – “Haas Angeles”
On view: September 9 – October 14, 2017
UTA Artist Space
670 S. Anderson St, Los Angeles CA 90033

Maria Taniguchi – Rodrigo Matheus – Alejandro Almanza Pereda

On view: September 9 – November 4, 2017
Ibid – Los Angeles
670 S. Anderson St, Los Angeles CA 90033
323-395 8914

Malaquias Montoya – Johnny Quintanilla – Natalie Fratino
On view: September 9 – October 7, 2017
Avenue 50 Studio
131 N. Ave 50, Los Angeles CA 90042
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/131+N+Avenue+50,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90042/@34.1059675,-118.2046777,17z


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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