Fountain LA- Los Angeles Art Fair: General Information

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Fountain Los Angeles Art Fair September 30 – October 2, 2011

Lot 613 (613 Imperial Street, LA, CA 90021)

General Public Hours: 12pm – 7pm

Special Events: Friday September 30th & Saturday October 1st, 7pm – 1am

$10 day pass / $15 weekend pass

All tickets sold at door

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  New York, New York-  Fountain LA 2011. Fountain, an independent art fair with a relentless appetite for raw, in your face, progressive art, hits the sun soaked streets of LA this month in collaboration with Lot 613 and Premiere Events.  Just minutes away from Art Platform, Pulse, Art LA and the buzzing downtown community, Fountain will deliver a refreshing burst of energy with an unrestrained exhibition of alternative artist, galleries, artist collectives, street art installations and live performances in an impressive 11,000 sq. ft. venue.

Fountain’s west coast invasion goes full throttle thanks to presenting sponsor LA Weekly. Also on board are media sponsors Juxtapoz, Warholian, Patron of the Arts, Brooklyn Street Art, American Contemporary Art and Dig In Magazine.  Showcasing a varied collection of returning Fountain favorites and promising new comers, Fountain LA is thrilled to introduce several west coast galleries to its roster including CHALK, Ever Gold and HungryMan.  Returning artist Evo Love will grace us with her mesmerizing assemblage of treasures and tchotchkes, and Danni Rash is prepared to brandish his colorful and impeccably iconic satire.  Fountain veterans also include innovative Christina Ray Gallery, trashy-chic Cheap & Plastique, tenaciously bold Tinca Art and the ever notorious Murder Lounge.

Only a bit away from taking LA by storm, Fountain Art Fair is thrilled to welcome several west-coast based exhibitors making their Fountain debut. Ever Gold Gallery, CHALK, HungryMan and Blythe Projects will join artist projects by Aleve Mei Loh and returning Fountain favorite Carly Ivan Garcia to add some California flavor to this New York-based fair. Jumping into the mix is west coast artist collective, The Mechanism. Made up of six Pepperdine University graduates, this young collective embodies true Fountain spirit, hitting the streets hard with an innovative drive to tackle the chaos of it all.

Oceana Hotel and SmartEnergy Shots also join Fountain’s exceptional partners; Juxtapoz, Brooklyn Street Art, American Contemporary Art, Dig In Magazine, Hedley’s, Art Dossier, Warholian, Patron of the Arts, Hyperallergic, Yelp, San Francisco Arts Quarterly and Gawker Artists in acknowledging Fountain’s dedication to up-and-coming artist and culturally poignant artwork.

Fountain Exhibitors: CHALK, Los Angeles * Evergold, San Francisco * HungryMan, San Francisco * Murder Lounge, New York * Cheap & Plastique, Brooklyn * Christina Ray Gallery, New York * TincaArt, New York

Independent Artist Projects: Ryan Cronin, New York * The Mechanism, Los Angeles * Carly Ivan Garcia, San Francisco *GILF!, Brooklyn * Greg Haberny, New York * Brian Leo, New York * Evo Love, Miami * Danni Rash, New York


“Possessed of a scrappy, youthful verve lacking in its more prestigious neighbors… Fountain was distinguished by a vintage street/self-taught aesthetic…” —ArtForum

“The artists displaying their multimedia wares here are true avant-garde upstarts… Saturating your eyeballs with new imagery while listing on a rusty boat? Priceless.” —NBC New York

“The way an art fair should be.”  —The Economist

“Fountain draws the type of unruly installations and unsettling performances that make it an unpredictable must-see… It’s perfect for jaded art lovers wondering where they can stumble across fresh, anti-corporate, stick-it-to-the-man hijinks in a laid back environment reminiscent of Burning Man” —Miami New Times

Fountain Art Fair was founded in 2006 as an attempt to leverage support for smaller independent galleries to gain access to larger collectors and critics. Since its inception, Fountain has held five exhibitions in Miami, one in Chicago, and six in New York. From its roots deep within the independent Williamsburg art scene, Fountain has grown to represent over 20 international avant-garde galleries and projects, showcasing progressive primary-market works.

via Fountain Art Fair.

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