09 Jan Littletopia Curated by Red Truck Gallery at the LA Art Show
Irreverent & Accessible Gallery Section Brings Underground Art to the Fore
Littletopia Curated by Red Truck Gallery is a carefully chosen collective of innovative galleries who are breaking down barriers, bucking convention and letting their skilled artists create a new lexicon. With a focus on craftsmanship, accessibility, and artistry, Littletopia embraces the adventurous collector and draws them into a place where the fantastic become reality on canvas, mixed media, sculpture and print. A place where the art curious can appreciate beautifully rendered pieces and be welcomed into a family of galleries who evoke a mood, from playful, provocative, intriguing, and shocking to downright frightening.
The driving force behind Littletopia, Red Truck Gallery, founded by Noah Antieau, is the antithesis of white washed minimalism. Beneath its colorful and inviting veneer, this New Orleans gallery has a subversive soul, presenting eclectic works that combine a wicked sense of humor and an unflinching eye for detail. Littletopia is similarly and intentionally eclectic. Defying categorization, the participating galleries share a respect for artistic craft and a mission to bring a fresh new attitude to a cynical art establishment.
Littletopia participating galleries include:
Breeze Block, Portland, directed by Paige Prendergast, founded in 2006, Breeze Block presents culturally significant artists in the emerging and established contemporary genres surrounding popular culture, design, and urban art.
FIFTY24MX, Mexico City is one of the leading international galleries showcasing emerging and established artists with a focus on expanding street and urban art.
La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles, is credited with launching the pop-surrealist movement in L.A.. La Luz De Jesus has a mission to make underground artists and counterculture accessible to the general public.
Last Rites, New York-The premiere gallery for the ‘dark arts’ movement, Last Rites Gallery is a haven for artists who prefer to explore the ominous, uncomfortable and eccentric in their work. The gallery creates an atmosphere where the artist can harness limitless expression and the observer can reflect inwards.
New Eye – ACCD Projects, Los Angeles is a unique platform designed to offer collectors a curated view of some of Art Center College of Design’s most brilliant Illustration/Fine Art alumni. Through innovation, skill, and imagination the artist create singular visions in a variety of media.
Roq La Rue, Seattle, with an emphasis on technical craftsmanship blended with fantastical imagery and visually dynamic narratives, Roq La Rue has been an integral part of the Pop Surrealism / Underground Contemporary art movement since 1998.
Sloan Fine Art, New York exhibits emerging to mid-career artists with a focus on work that is emotionally compelling, intellectually stimulating and visually arresting.
Spoke Art, San Francisco, the gallery maintains a focus on exhibiting the works of emerging contemporary artists, who specialize in figurative and illustrative works in pop surrealism and street art.
Thinkspace, LA, founded in Los Angeles in 2005, and located in the Culver City art district since 2009, Thinkspace was established with a commitment to the promotion and dissemination of young and emerging art. As a haven for talent, and a venue founded in passion, conviction, and community, the gallery’s mandate is rooted in projections for its future longevity.
Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, Jen Rogers and Kerri Stephens believe that Art makes the world a better place. Since founding Varnish Fine Art in 2003, they have become known for showing provocative and skillfully executed contemporary artwork.
Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans, beautiful & unique art with a focus on craftsmanship and artistry presented in a welcoming atmosphere in opposition to the customary frills and stark white walls of the traditional art scene.
Littletopia curated by Red Truck Gallery will be at The Los Angeles Art Show from January 15 – 19, 2014 concurrently with the Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show
Thursday, January 16, 2014, 11am – 7pm
Friday, January 17, 2014, 11am – 7pm
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 11am – 5pm
General Admission One Day $20
Less Online Discount of $5
Discounted Online tickets for Los Angeles Art Show available here.
Littletopia at The Los Angeles Art Show
Los Angeles Convention Center South Hall J and K, 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015