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Openings on 9/12/09 Pics: Kevin Appel at ACME, Jorge Pardo at 1301PE, and Victoria Gitman at Daniel Weinberg

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Installation View of Jorge Pardo at 1301PE


Installation View of Victoria Gitman at Daniel Weinberg

Victoria Gitman


Kevin Appel


Victoria Gitman


Jorge Pardo
Jorge Pardo


Kevin Appel



Installation View of Kevin Appel at ACME




Gallery Season Preview - LA

September 12th marks the beginning of the gallery season not only here in LA, but also in New York. From Chelsea to Bergamont Station, hundreds of galleries will be showing their new exhibits and presenting new work. It was exactly one year ago, in the midst of a presidential election, that the financial melt-down began and the country slid into recession. The gallery scene looks alot different then a year ago. Some galleries have closed to my dismay, while some have consolidated and moved to new spaces. Galleries like Lizabeth Oliveria, Meisler & Hug, David Patton, Anna Helwig and others have closed since last year.

When I hear about a gallery closing, I do feel a sense of loss. I think Robert Smith in the New York Times put it most eloquently by saying, "An art gallery is like a single-cell organism: it is the crudest but also the most essential life form in the art-world food chain. It is among the easiest of public forums to start up, and therefore the most efficient means…

More Photos of LACMA on Labor Day

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Labor Day at LACMA

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