LA Art Show 2014 Recap

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Wang Xiaobo for Richard J. Demato Gallery

The largest art fair on the West Coast, the 19th-annual LA Art Show wrapped up yesterday. Last week, we gave you a preview of “Littletopia,” the New Contemporary-centric part of the fair that featured many galleries that have appeared on the blog, such as Roq La Rue, Thinkspace, Spoke Art, La Luz de Jesus, Varnish Fine Art and more. At LAAS, we were excited to make new art discoveries as well as see new work from artists that have previously appeared in the print issues of Hi-Fructose.

Wang Xiaobo’s colorful work blended a photorealist technique with dystopian surrealism at Richard J. Demato Gallery’s booth. At the La Luz de Jesus booth, we spoke with Wayne Martin Belger, who builds custom pinhole cameras using real human skulls, blood and preserved body parts and shoots each subject with a different camera depending on its theme. We experienced a new, dreamy, aquatic photo illustration series by Ransom & Mitchell at Varnish Fine Art, marveled at Brad Kunkle’s gold leaf paintings at Arcadia Contemporary and observed Caroline P.M. Jones’s flesh-like stone sculptures at Lawrence Cantor Fine Art. Check out our exclusive photos for more highlights.

Jeremy Fish for Fifty24MX

Ransom & Mitchell with their work at the Varnish Fine Art booth

Ransom & Mitchell for Varnish Fine Art

Nicomi Nix Turner with her work for Varnish Fine Art

Wayne Martin Belger for La Luz de Jesus

Pinhole camera made from a human skull by Wayne Martin Belger for La Luz de Jesus

Christopher Ulrich for La Luz de Jesus

Brad Kunkle for Arcadia Contemporary

Cesar Santander for Arcadia Contemporary

Henrik Uldalen for Arcadia Contemporary

Kim Ji-young for Art All Ways

Vincent Xeus with his piece (left) and Chris Mars’s work (right) for Last Rites Gallery

Caroline P.M. Jones for Lawrence Cantor Fine Art

Adam Wallacavage for Red Truck Gallery

Camille Rose Garcia for Roq La Rue

John Brophy for Roq La Rue

Femke Hiemstra for Roq La Rue

Travis Louie for Roq La Rue

Elizabeth McGrath for Sloan Fine Art

Casey Weldon for Spoke Art

Phil Frost at Ace Gallery

Justin Bower for Ace Gallery

Laure Lipton for Ace Gallery

Nathalie Boissonnault for Arteria Gallery

Ben Venom for Breeze Block Gallery

Augustine Kofie for Breeze Block Gallery

Kyoung Tack Hong for Cais Gallery

Matjames Metson for Coagula Curatorial

Low Bros and Scott Radke for Thinkspace

Bec Winnel for Thinkspace

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