LA Citybeat – ‘Artspeak,’ Weekly Arts Column – March 2003

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Delving into its subterranean recesses, LA’s fine art gallery scene continues to boom offering welcome diversity in the “entertainment capital of the world”. Beyond bourgeoisie pretence, painful nepotism and artschool elitism, a range of local galleries offer innovative art, creative vision and fun.

With a 12 year history, the Andrewshire gallery at #107, 3850 Wilshire Boulevarde in Koreatown is reinventing itself, reaffirming its stance as a gallery devoted to Asian and international contemporary art. The gallery’s current show closing September 6, Group Show features the work of four Korean contemporary artists, including Tae Ho Kang, So Moon Kim, Younghee Paik and Sung Hy Shin. The next opening on Friday September 12 6-8.30 sees the work of 11 international artists, including David Garcia, Tom Savage and Lim Tiong Ghee in a range of media from painting, to drawing and sculpture.

September 4, 2003 - January 4, 2004Los Angeles—Girl Culture, an exhibition of bold photographs by Los Angeles-based photographer Lauren Greenfield that offers an intimate glimpse into the social lives and subcultures of modern girls and women, will be on view at the Skirball Cultural Center. “Body projects” such as grooming, make up, fashion, plastic surgery, and dieting are portrayed by Greenfield, who has received acclaim for her studies on youth and her award-winning book, Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood.

“Lifestyle” Kelly Reemtsen pays homage to a personal obsession with vintage fashion and design. Kelly Reemtsen - “Lifestyle” August 30 - October 4, 2003 Reception: Saturday, August 30, 5 - 8pm Gallery 825/LAAA Annex at Bergamot Station

Other spaces to watch, Eastside ; Orbetello Galley, Bedlam Art, Circle Elephant. Dowtown; Zero One, Zone Nine, Raid Projects. Westside; Dirt, Robert Berman Gallery, William Turner Gallery (Bergamot Station) CHECK LISTINGS FOR DETAILS.

Written by Craig Stephens

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