Each year the LA Art Fair attracts over 75,000 visitors to experience artworks from 100+ international galleries, museums and keynote speakers in the DTLA Convention Center.
REN Gallery will be featured in the LA Art Show’s DesignLA area with a 20 foot circular installation showcasing LA’s top contemporary artists, each of whom painted a modern design chair titled The Kandinsky Chairs.
The Kandinsky Chair is created by designer Alejandro Saavedra. Each chair has been hand-painted by downtown LA artists Clairfoster Browne, JW Pippen, Nicholas Tredway, and Louis Cannazzaro to reflect the various contemporary stylings of the downtown LA art scene.
For over 20 years, the LA Art Show has created a unique showcase of world-class galleries, drawing discerning collectors from
around the globe. In January 2018, the LA Art Show is expanding these offerings with the launch of DESIGN LA ART, a designated
area for exhibitors of modern furniture, accent decor, architectural objects and jewelry. The exhibitions in DESIGN LA ART will be
displayed in a series of circular, open-area vignette spaces to highlight the increasing intersections of the fine art and design worlds.
In honor of DESIGN LA ART’s inaugural presence, complimentary access to the fair will be extended to members of the Los Angeles
design community on Thursday, January 11. That day’s DIALOG LA programming will be dedicated to panel discussions about the
overlap and fusion of art and design. Tours hosted by today’s leading design professionals will guide patrons through the exhibits.
The centerpiece of DESIGN LA ART will be the work of Korean artist Lee Jae-Hyo, world-renown for his immaculately formed, intricate
sculptures that perfectly fuse the aesthetics and craft of fine art with the functionality of benches, stools, tables and various
architectural objects. His work will also be on view at the Simyo Gallery booth.
"Los Angeles has emerged as a major destination for the arts,” explains LA Art Show producer and partner Kim Martindale. "With
DESIGN LA ART, we are honoring the city’s already rich history in the realms of design and architecture, as well as presenting
forward-looking programming about the growing fusion of these two disciplines. Every aspect of this space has been created to
provide context on how art and design intersect.”
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About the LA Art Show:
The LA Art Show creates one of the largest international art fairs in the United States providing an exciting, immersive, insider art
experience to sponsors, their select guests and VIP clients. The show attracts an elite roster of national and international galleries,
acclaimed artists, highly regarded curators, architects, design professionals, along with discerning collectors. This innovative,
exceptional cultural environment attracts executives and board members of Southern California businesses, state, county, and
municipal government representatives, as well as leaders of the region’s cultural institutions. Attendees are trend setters, influencers
and alpha consumers, who seek and demand the newest and the best in all areas of their lives—art, design, food, technology and
travel being specific passion points. www.LAArtShow.com