Opened in January of 2008, Fifth Floor is a hybrid art/design gallery in the heart of LA’s Chinatown. Owner, Robert Apodaca’s background in architecture sees that the space delights in a mixture of contemporary art and design. Work by varying artists, designers, and architects rotate through the exhibition areas every month to two months; all the while, a steady base of unique accessories, jewelry, furniture and design objects remain on display. Many of these hand-made objects are available nowhere else besides Fifth Floor.
Fifth Floor´s gallery shows a wide range of work from painting and mixed media to furniture and even architectural exhibits. We are interested in exploring the realms of both art and design and their multiple intersections. Often leaning heavily on tectonic and/or spatial notions we think that concept and craft should not be mutually exclusive terms. While not every exhibition is conceptually driven, these often do explore socially relevant topics such as sustainable design and community issues.