I had the honor of photographing Art Los Angeles Contemporary (“ALAC”), and its various VIP events, this past weekend from January 29 – February 1, 2015. ALAC, which wrapped up its sixth year and was held at the Barker Hangar (Santa Monica Airport), is the International Contemporary Art fair of the West Coast.
“ALAC returns to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, a known arts venue with 40,000 square feet of exhibition space and soaring 40 foot ceilings. The fair presents top international blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Participants present some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists, offering an informed cross section of what is happening now in contemporary art making. The fair provides a sophisticated yet accessible environment for art collectors, curators, and patrons of the arts alike to enjoy.” – artlosangelesfair.com
Click on any of the photographs below for a closer look!
Left- The front entrance of Art Los Angeles Contemporary at the Barker Hangar / Right- Gallery booth: Shane Campbell Gallery / Artist: Amanda Ross-Ho
Left- Guests gather in the ALAC box office / Right- A guest outside the ALAC box office, besides Wrinkle Decker’s installation of Lazy Boy.
Above- Glanville & Babinski provided coffee throughout the duraion of the fair. / Below- The School of Art Institute of Chicago Donor group meets in the ALAC box office for a few words from Director Tim Fleming.
Above- The crowd outside the ALAC Theatre for a series of conversations and screenings that are programmed throughout the weekend.
Above & Below- “An Eye on the Future: New Business Models for the Art Market”, a conversation with Stefan Simchowitz & Jonathan T.D. Neil from the Sotheby’s Institute, Los Angeles at the ALAC Theatre.
Above- The ALAC back tent, what a pleasant place to sit and relax after walking the show floor. / Below, Left- Gallery booth: Anat Ebgi Gallery / Artists: Nick Hornby, Martin Bashercand, Jason Bailer Losh / Below, Right- Gallery booth: Foxy Production
Above & Below- Berlin-based curator Marc Leblanc leads an early afternoon New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) tour at ALAC. Gallery booths: Shane Campbell Gallery, Canada, and Foxy Production
Above- Gallery booth: Sultana, galerie d’art contemporain / Artist: Jacin Giordano / Below- Gallery booth: Greene Exhibitions
Above- Gallery booth: Canada / Artist: Katherine Bernhardt / Below, Left- Gallery booth: The Hole / Artist: Eric Yahnker / Below, Right– Guests in the ALAC back tent.
Above- Art Los Angeles Contemporary’s back patio and Jeppe Hein’s Modified Social Bench C
Above & Below- Guests inhibit the back tent, furniture by YEAH! Rentals / Below, Right- Alex Israel and ForYourArt limited edition sunglasses created with Raymond Pettibon
Above- The ALAC show floor. Booth gallery: Peres Projects / Artists: Mike Bouchet and Avaf / Below, Left- Gallery booth: The Hole / Artist: Rose Eken / Below, Right- Gallery booth: MONITOR / Artists: Thomas Braida, Nathaniel Mellors, and Duane Zaloudek.
Above, Left- Gallery booth: Praz-Delavallade / Artist: Ry Rocklen / Above, Right– Gallery booth: DUVE Berlin / Artist: Roman Liška / Below, Right- Gallery booth: Josh Lilley / Artist: Carla Busuttil
Above, Left- Gallery booth: Rachel Uffner Gallery / Artist: Joanne Greenbaum / Below- The ALAC back tent lights up as darkness falls.
Until next year Art Los Angeles Contemporary!