The closing reception of the LA n CV exhibit features several performances against the backdrop of Contemporary Art from Los Angeles artists. The performances are curated by Takeshi Kanemura.
About the exhibit:
The Coachella Valley Art Center and LGT! curatorial present LA n CV, a survey show of Los Angeles area artists including painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, drawing, video, and performance, curated by Mike McLain. The reception will be held Saturday, February 15th from 6-9pm, with a closing reception on Sunday, February 23rd from 1-4pm.
The show will run from February 6th- 28th, with gallery hours by appointment only. Admission to the Coachella Valley Art Center and this exhibit is free and open to the public. Please call (760) 799-4364 to schedule a visit.
This is part one of a two part survey that explores the relationships between artists making work in the desert terrain of the Coachella Valley and the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles’ cityscape. LA n CV will exhibit Angelinos at Coachella Valley Art Center and CV n LA will exhibit desert artists in the city (TBD). The show dates were specifically chosen to correspond with the Palm Springs Art Fair and Modernism Week events, both of which cause an influx of the LA Art Scene to the desert.
Shiva Aliabadi, Tania Jazz Alvarez, David Arenas, Jacqueline Bell Johnson, the California Poppy Collective, Janine Cortez Ker, Matthew Carter, Jacob Fowler, Kristin Frost, Dion Johnson, Takeshi Kanemura, Virginia Katz, Aragna Ker, Mihyang Kim, Zach Kleyn, Marion Lane, Alan Marx, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Kathleen Melian, Thinh Nguyen, Hung Viet Nguyen, Max Presneill, Ranwakaba, Yoshie Sakai, Conchi Sanford, Kevin Scianni, Nicolas Shake, Hiroshi Shimizu, Curtis Stage, Dai Toyofuku, Nano Rubio, Takeshi Kanemura
About the Curator:
Mike McLain is an artist and curator who has worked all over Southern California, since receiving his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2010. Of recent note is his curation of Paint Can, which exhibited in the Pomona Packing Plant in 2012. His studio is currently housed at the Coachella Valley Art Center and he resides in Palm Springs.
LGT! is a SoCal artist organization pulling from the resources of its individual members to create exhibitions, collaborations, and alternative presentations of art in the Los Angeles Metro Area.
About the Venue:
Coachella Valley Art Center is a newly established art resource in downtown Indio. Featuring ample gallery space, rentable studios, a classroom, plus a small theatre, the CVAC is set to support the artistic community of the valley.