It's probably no surprise to anyone who even visits LA, that the words "do you want to go to a gallery opening tonight?" are probably going to be said to you between 4 and 8 pm. Los Angeles has a culture of white walls and small plastic cups filled with prosecco. And that culture, or its older derivative, has always existed.
This land is one that captures the creative integrity of its inhabitants better than most. Yet the scene of pretension that usually follows the positive answer to the "do you want to go to a gallery opening" is slowly but surely changing. It isn't startling to enter a gallery space to have all five senses stimulated. The drinks are getting better, the food tastier, the entertainment cooler, and the art, of course, continues to break barrier after barrier.
The wave in the city is all about challenging anything that came before it- if that means trap music and a tattoo booth or Danny Trejo donuts as the main catering- the gallery game isn't docile. So how do we fit in? Well, we decided to give you a place to sit in. Here at December 9th, we know you probably get bombarded with invites to art shows throughout the month. So we firstly want to thank everyone who came out to celebrate with us at our event on May 26th. Thank you to Organic Modernism for hosting us and most importantly- giving our viewers a place to sit down and relax while they take in the art under their bums and on the walls in front of their eyes.
What those eyes saw was a range of work. In photography we had the bright and "drastic" Adam Stanzak, who’s work focuses on the color and vibrancy of wherever his camera ends up.
PICTURED ABOVE: ADAM STANZAK (LEFT) WITH DECEMBER 9TH FOUNDER MOLLY WASEKA (RIGHT)
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The color story continued with the work of Beth Goolsby, who focuses on pop art colors coupled with a cubist-like geometry to create an effect that is both warm and detached at the same time.
Jimmy Warhol and Black Brain add their own flavor. Warhol's work focus on the interplay of lively color, line work, and pop culture. His work rings of a sun drenched Keith Haring.
The work of Draxler and Ostroff play well off our last artist- Antonio Pelayo- who's black and white and monotone hyperrealism capture the mood of his subjects in ways color would probably fall short.
The work of these talented individuals complemented one another along with the more utilitarian art (the furniture) already in the Organic Modernism Showroom. All in all, it was a great night of sitting back, laughing a lot, and feasting the senses on some great eye candy. If you missed the event there's no need to worry! All the furniture that was in the showroom is available on the OM site. All the art is available for purchase by us of course. But if you really want to see the art and the goods- stop by the La Brea showroom- we don't mind giving you a private show.