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L.A. Now

Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas

20 emerging artists who live and work in Los Angeles

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curated by David Pagel

The L.A. Now exhibition features 20 emerging artists who live and work in Los Angeles, California. The exhibition is organized by critic and curator David Pagel. Artists included in the exhibition were selected from among those who presented outstanding artworks in Los Angeles commercial galleries during the 2007-2008 season. The artists work in a wide variety of styles and media; each has gained national or international recognition for artistic achievement.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Olivia Booth, Miles Coolidge, Liz Craft, Nathaniel de Large, Lecia Dole-Recio, Brad Eberhard, Wendell Gladstone, Katie Grinnan, Elliott Hundley, Annie Lapin, Michael Lazarus, Nathan Mabry, Allison Miller, Kristen Morgin, Christine Nguyen, Jared Pankin, Steve Roden, Jeni Spota, Don Suggs, and Wayne White. The exhibition represents the Las Vegas debut for all of the artists.

According to curator Pagel, “L.A. Now” is designed to showcase the artistic achievements of the artists individually: “rather than start with a theme, and fit the art into that, I'm starting with the art and seeing what emerges from that.” Most important for Pagel was to select artworks that are not only singularly memorable, but that together create compelling interactions: “I wanted the works in my show to converse with one another, to engage one another materially, intellectually, and emotionally.”

Image: Christine Nguyen, Emergence of the Kelp Deer, 2008. C-prints on Sintra, 96 x 240 inches.
Collection the Artist and Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Press contact
Anne Kellogg (702) 360-8000 or (702) 595-4985

Members’ Preview Reception: Thursday, December 11, 7-9 p.m.

Las Vegas Art Museum
9600 West Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89117
LVAM is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
General admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors 55 years and older, and $3 for students 13 years and older; children 12 and younger enter free when accompanied by an adult.

L.A. Now
dal 11/12/2008 al 10/4/2009

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