“W.I.P.” (Work in Progress) Pop-Up in LA Features Changing Exhibits

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In a nondescript building on the outskirts of Downtown Los Angeles is a new pop-up art installation and marketplace called “W.I.P.” (Work in Progress). The installation, co-curated by Roger Gastman and Doug Davis, is housed in a 5,000 square foot space that was formerly a karaoke bar, where it had a unique layout with multiple rooms that are now sectioned into the main and sub-galleries. Each side room is home to one or two artists giving each it’s own feel and presence and the space, like many of the artists represented, exists at the cross section of urban and fine art. “W.I.P.” is a constantly evolving exhibit.

The artists on display are a mix of disciplines and outlooks. This week’s roster is Pose, Cleon Peterson, Sage Vaughn, Ed Ruscha, Revok and Shawn Kolodny, with new artists moving in as their works are purchased. During our visit, the main gallery room featured Chicago based artist, Pose, whose collection includes paintings with abstract elements and bright colors, as well as multiple sculptures created from re-purposed found items. Cleon Peterson’s graphic black and white works in the adjacent room represent themes inherent to humanity, in addition to two collaboration sculptures with Lisa Schulte. We also found Sage Vaughn and Ed Ruscha’s joint exhibition which combines Vaughn’s images of butterflies with Ruscha’s typographical signage, the glittering artwork of Shawn Kolodny, and Adam Wallacavage’s surreal chandelier-sculptures. As their works are purchased, new items are brought in to take their places. The exhibit as it is today is different than the one that debuted last month, and it will change again, an evolution that will continue until its final day on December 27th.


Pose


Pose


Pose


Pose


Pose


Adam Wallacavage


Adam Wallacavage


Adam Wallacavage, AIKO


Sage Vaughn


Sage Vaughn


Sage Vaughn


Cleon Peterson


Cleon Peterson


Cleon Peterson

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