Just as the ‘London Calling’ exhibition at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, USA, begins warming up for the special opening night on 7th Jan, my previous exhibition in LA has been rated as one of LA’s top 11 art shows by Huffington Post.
The September exhibition called FLAG STOP, in which I featured alongside 12 talented London artists in the London Art Box or ‘LAB’, got to no. 6 in Mat Gleason’s review of 2011 in the LA art world. His illuminating article seeks to delve into the art world outside of the big institutions and see how artists and collectives are collaboratively and individually exploding into the LA culture to produce something more innovative and curatorially exciting. “The Getty is just the eye shadow and mascara on the city compared to the small spaces that do all the heavy lifting.” On FLAGSTOP he comments, “Curatorial innovation meets highbrow democracy mounted on pleasing plywood walls, all with perfect daylight lighting and, of course, food trucks”, (a wild craze that seems to be sweeping the USA).
Gleason’s Huffington Post top 11:
NUMBER 1: “Art In The Streets” Group Survey at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
NUMBER 2: Michael Arata “Arataland!” Solo Survey Show at Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood
NUMBER 3. BECCA at Angel City Brewing
NUMBER 4: ANTONIO MENDOZA “Infinity Scares the Shit Out of Me, So Why Don’t We Sleep Together” Solo Show at Orange Door
NUMBER 5: “Colonialism: The Collective Unconscious” Group Show at William Grant Still Arts Center, Watts
NUMBER 6: FlagStop Art Fair @ South Bay Lexus
NUMBER 7: Camille Rose Garcia, “Snow White and the Black Lagoon” Solo Show at Michael Kohn Gallery
NUMBER 8: Jane Park Wells, “Reflections” Solo Show at Ruth Bachofner Gallery
NUMBER 9: Carol Selter, “Animal Stories” Solo Show at Charlie James Gallery, Chinatown
NUMBER 10: Patrick Wilson, “Good Barbecue” Solo Show at Susanne Vielmetter, Culver City
NUMBER 11: Phyllis Green, “Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects” Solo Survey Show at Otis College
As you know the latest show I’m taking part in, in Orange County California, opened on 21 December, you can find below thew catalogue and words of the curator on ‘London Calling’ at OCCCA: