Getting Acquainted with Los Angeles Art Scene

First stop:

Gallery 825- Out There Exhibition: June 10th-17th, 2011. Juried by Francisco George and William Escalera. The show was celebrating the LGBT Experience during the West Hollywood Pride Month festivities.

This show was very diversified, sculpture, photography, paintings. The only downside, I was surrounded by yuppies I couldn’t possibly relate to! Maybe next time I’ll feel less like a sore thumb.

Most notable piece for me:

Cosmic, by Barbara Kolo

Next up: 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. They had an art night extravaganza, featuring crochet bombing (something that involves crochet things everywhere!), performance art, and a few social comment projects like the gentrification of neighborhoods. That’s something I need to google, because I don’t fully understand what it’s all about. We contributed to some of the project by writing on the door.

Guess which tag is mine

After this it was off to Known Gallery for the opening of “Assorted Flavor.” A little more my scene, this one was. Featuring Augustine Kofie:

Triangle assemblages No. 15

And an installation piece by Kevin Ancell: “It’s Ok.” It’s a giant bomb with corporate logos all over it. I wish I had taken a better picture of it, one of the whole thing, because it was really good.

Me with the Kevin Ancell "It's Ok" Bomb installation

Also at the Assorted Flavor show:

After the art it was off to the famous Pink’s Hot Dogs for some grub. There is a line outside wrapping around the building because it is so popular. And oh holy swiss cheese, Batman, it was AMAZING. I had the Ozzy Dog, with is a spicy polish dog (it’s actually spicy, not a wimpy version) with guac, onions, and nacho cheese! I love hot dogs, and this was the best I’ve ever had I dare say.

Pink's, need I say more?

The Ozzy Dog, omg is all I could say.

Well that concludes the first Los Angeles art adventure of the summer. I hope there are many, many more.