Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center
South Hall J and K
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Irreverent & Accessible Gallery Section Brings Underground Art to the Fore
Littletopia, curated by Red Truck Gallery, is a carefully chosen collective of innovative galleries who are breaking down barriers, bucking convention and letting their skilled artists create a new vocabulary. With a focus on craftsmanship, accessibility, and artistry, Littletopia embraces the adventurous collector and draws them into a place where the fantastic become reality on canvas, mixed media, sculpture and print. A place where the art curious can appreciate beautifully rendered pieces and be welcomed into a family of galleries who evoke a mood, from playful, provocative, intriguing, and shocking to downright scary.
The driving force behind Littletopia, Red Truck Gallery, founded by Noah Antieau, is the antithesis of white washed minimalism. Beneath its colorful and inviting veneer, this New Orleans gallery has a subversive soul, presenting eclectic works that combine a wicked sense of humor and an unflinching eye for detail. Littletopia is similarly and intentionally eclectic. Defying categorization, the participating galleries share a respect for artistic craft and a mission to bring a fresh new attitude to a cynical art establishment.
Littletopia participating galleries include:
Breeze Block, Portland- Founded in 2006, Breeze Block Gallery presents culturally significant artists in contemporary popular culture, design, and urban art. We exhibit emerging and established artists with programming for an eye for excellence and historical relevance. Fifty24MX, Mexico City- Fifty24MX is one of the leading international galleries showcasing emerging and established artists with a focus on expanding street and urban art.
La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles-Credited with launching the pop-surrealist movement in Los Angeles, La Luz de Jesus has a mission to make underground artists and counterculture accessible to the general public.
Last Rites Gallery, New York-The premiere gallery for the ‘dark arts’ movement, Last Rites Gallery is a haven for artists who prefer to explore the ominous, uncomfortable and eccentric in their work. The gallery creates an atmosphere where the artist can harness limitless expression and the observer can reflect inwards.
New Eye -ACCD Projects- Art Center College of Design (ACCD), located in Pasadena, CA, has curated a combination of prestigious alumni and top students to showcase the talent coming out of one the nations leading art and design institutions.
Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans- Beautiful & unique art with a focus on craftsmanship and artistry presented in a welcoming atmosphere in opposition to the customary frills and stark white walls of the traditional art scene.
Roq La Rue, Seattle-With an emphasis on technical craftsmanship blended with fantastical imagery and visually dynamic narratives, Roq La Rue has been an integral part of the Pop Surrealism / Underground Contemporary art movement since 1998.
Sloan Fine Art, New York; exhibits emerging to mid-career artists with a focus on work that is emotionally compelling, intellectually stimulating and visually arresting
Spoke Art, San Francisco- The gallery maintains a focus on exhibiting the works of emerging contemporary artists, who specialize in figurative and illustrative works in pop surrealism and street art.
Thinkspace, Los Angeles - Founded in 2005, Thinkspace was established with a commitment to the promotion and dissemination of young and emerging art. As a haven for talent, and a venue founded in passion, conviction, and community, the gallery’s mandate is rooted in projections for its future longevity.
Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco - Jen Rogers and Kerri Stephens believe that Art makes the world a better place. Since founding Varnish Fine Art in 2003, they have become known for showing provocative and skillfully executed contemporary artwork.
Littletopia Curated by Red Truck Gallery will be at The Los Angeles Art Show from January 15 – 19, 2014 concurrently with the Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall 1201 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. For additional information about the Los Angeles Art Show, to register for lecture or purchase online tickets, please visit www.laartshow.com.
About The LA Art Show: For 19 years The LA Art Show has delivered the broadest spectrum of art from across the globe to Los Angeles' diverse and engaged collector base. The Los Angeles Art Show, created by KR Martindale Show Management and FADA, is the longest running venue for contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art in the country.
The Palm Beach Show Group (PBSG) acquired the LA Art Show in 2012. Under the new ownership, the LA Art Show will be produced and operated by LA Art Show, Inc., under the umbrella of The Palm Beach Show Group, in partnership with Kim Martindale, General Manager.