Silver Lake Gallery Alliance announces East of Eden, the first annual
Multi-gallery exhibition celebrating the contributions of Eastside galleries
September 19-21, 2008 at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG).
The exhibition will focus on contributions of Los Angeles galleries, the cultures from which they draw inspiration and the Eastside of LA as an important source for contemporary art.
The event is free to the public and will be a unique opportunity for patrons, collectors and the public to view and purchase exemplary new works by emerging and established artists who are indicative of the significant contemporary art being fostered in this region. While there is no over arching critical doctrine that unites them philosophically, all the participating galleries are representative of a new generation of determining art culture and share in an inherent formative energy that has resulted in a significant strain of art in Los Angeles.
Exhibition organizer Zara Zeitountsian notes: “We are really looking forward to this exhibition because for the first time the public is going to experience in a central location
the range of art being shown here. Because there is no central hub, the public doesn’t normally have the opportunity to see the big picture of what’s going on in the area. I think people will be surprised by the scope of the work. I predict it’s going to be a major event that will have historical implications for the future of Los Angeles art and how the East Side is perceived.”
The Saturday night gala will be a multi gallery event with a portion of the art sales being donated to The MOCA Contemporaries, a volunteer fundraising support council of The
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). The three day exhibition will also include guest curated project spaces, lectures and interactive workshops for children and adults.
The exhibition will be held at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. Founded in 1951, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is a historic, 10,000 square foot facility located on the sprawling grounds of Olive Hill overlooking the city of Los Angeles and is home to the famous Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House and Arts Complex.
Participating Galleries Include:
La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Black Maria, drkrm Gallery, Gallery Revisited, Ghetto Gloss, Junc Gallery, Materials & Applications, Metro Gallery, Thinkspace, Bert Green Fine Art, Acuna Hansen, David Patton, Farmlab and De Soto.
East of Eden is made possible with the generous support of Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the MOCA Contemporaries, the Los Angeles City Council, The Office of Eric Garcetti and the Silver Lake Gallery Alliance.