Ornament is a Crime

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Ornament is a Crime

811 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
November 13th, 2008 - December 8th, 2008
Opening: November 13th, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

downtown/east la
installation, performance


Prominent Los Angeles attorneys Brian Kabateck and Mark Geragos will debut their new “Gallery 1927” in the ornate, two-story lobby of their recently acquired Fine Arts Building with the aptly titled exhibition, “Ornament is a Crime.” The exhibition opens on November 13th with cocktails, appetizers and entertainment from 6-9 pm, and runs through December 8. The public is invited to the event and the exhibition located at 811 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles (661-816-1136). Gallery 1927 is also a stop along the popular Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk.

The Fine Arts Building is heavily ornamented both inside and out. The exhibition is named as an ode to an essay by architect Adolf Loos that stated that decorative architecture is a waste of time. It makes the case for ornamentation through seventeen works that address some notion of decoration, excess or artistic “crime,” both sincerely and ironically.

The November 13th opening event will feature a special performance from Carolyn Mason, a Los Angeles-based artist working in a variety of media including installation and performance. The exhibition will features artworks by Danielle Adair, Greg Curtis, Kristen English, Jenny Herrick, Betsy Hunt, Nick Jones, Jason Kunke, Kelli Manthei Anna Mayer, Jessica Minckley, Morgan Satterfield, Grant Stevens, Natasha Subramaniam, Nichole van Beek, Luke Whitlatch and Rosha Yaghmai.