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01 October 2011

Fountain Art Fair, Los Angeles: September 30–October 2, 2011

Text and Image via Juxtapoz

Fountain Art Fair Los Angeles

September 30–October 2, 2011

The East Coast’s Fountain Art Fair lands on the West Coast this weekend, bringing with it three days of art, music, and more. You know, “The way an art fair should be,” says The Economist. The Juxtapoz-sponsored Fountain Art is an exhibition of avant-garde artwork in New York during Armory week, Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach, and this weekend in Los Angeles during Pacific Standard Time weekend.

Founded in 2006, Fountain Art Fair emerged to leverage support for smaller independent galleries to gain access to larger collectors and critics. Since, Fountain has held five exhibitions in Miami, one in Chicago, and six in New York. From its roots deep within the independent Williamsburg art scene, Fountain has grown to represent over 20 international avant-garde galleries and projects, showcasing progressive primary-market works.

Fountain Los Angeles kicks off with Flavorpill Friday, sponsored by culture gurus Flavorpill, featuring Fountain’s platform of progressive galleries, independent artist projects curated by Ever Gold Gallery, and collectives, plus local DJs. Returnees Brian Leo and Danni Rash from Christina Ray Gallery will offer a special edition Fountain surfboard created by Lindsay Carron and Courtney Branch of Board Well, your very own retro Lomography camera, and more.

Snap your photo at Newestra’s funky photo booth Saturday night back dropped by the beats of LA DJs LaMuerte, Antidote, P-Dot, Dances with Wolves, and Bullet & SnowFox. Pick up swag at the Yelp table and head to the courtyard to check out Fountain’s street art installation, co-curated by Carly Ivan Garcia. Artists include: GILF!, Eddie Colla, Tiki Jay One, Shark Toof, Chor Boogie, Hugh Leeman, Billi Kid & CIG, Ian Ross, and Cryptik.

Fountain exhibitors include CHALK, Los Angeles *Ever Gold, San Francisco *HungryMan, San Francisco * Murder Lounge, New York *Cheap & Plastique, Brooklyn *Christina Ray Gallery, New York *TincaArt, New York * Blythe Projects, Los Angeles

Independent Artist Projects: Ryan Cronin, New York *The Mechanism, Los Angeles *Carly Ivan Garcia, San Francisco * GILF!, Brooklyn *Greg Haberny, New York *Brian Leo, New York *Evo Love, Miami *Danni Rash, New York * Aleve Mei Loh, Los Angeles


Fountain Art Fair Los Angeles
Where: Lot 613 (613 Imperial Street LA, CA 90021)
When: 12pm–7pm
How Much: $10 daily / $15 weekend pass (all tickets sold at door)
Party (21+): Friday September 30th
Flavorpill Friday (all day)
Opening Night Reception (7pm–1am)
Saturday October 1, 7pm–1am
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