ART LA 2007, the only major contemporary art fair to be held in Los Angeles in more than a decade, returned for a third year and was held January 25-28 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, located at 1855 Main Street.

The focus was on Los Angeles' vast number of important galleries ranging from established blue-chip galleries to young experimental art spaces, all operating at the forefront of contemporary art. Also invited were a select number of prominent international galleries. The fair drew international attention to the multi-faceted world of contemporary art, showcasing current international trends while spotlighting the productive art world that is thriving in Los Angeles.

More than 40 galleries were selected for this year's edition of ART LA including Los Angeles galleries 1301PE, ACE Gallery, ACME, China Art Objects, Anna Helwing Gallery, Daniel Hug, Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Patrick Painter, Peres Projects, David Patton Los Angeles and Sister. A selection of galleries visiting from outside the Greater Los Angeles area included Kevin Bruk Gallery (Miami), Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami), Stephanie Skestos Gabriele (Chicago), Galeria Comercial (Puerto Rico), Galerie Caprice Horn (Berlin, Germany), and Wetterling Gallery (Stockholm, Sweden).

Special curated projects by local non-profits Machine Project, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and emerging Los Angeles project space TRUDI were an exciting addition to ART LA 2007.

"We are excited to be partnering with Los Angeles galleries to draw international attention to the fast-paced local art scene," says ART LA director Tim Fleming. "Our concept is to bring together a diverse range of LA’s influential contemporary galleries ranging from the very established to the radical younger spaces in an effort to strengthen the ever-growing Los Angeles art community. ART LA is an intimate fair offering the interested art patron — from the novice to the experienced collector — a broad view of the LA scene and its relationship to contemporary artistic production on a global scale."

The opening reception benefitted The MOCA Contemporaries — a support council of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), which cultivates the museum’s local community of young professionals committed to contemporary art. Additional information about The MOCA Contemporaries can be found at moca.org/contemporaries.

For additional information on ART LA,
the opening benefit reception,
and advance ticket sales,
please visit www.artfairsinc.com or call
323-937-4659

Publicity: Fresh PR
Jeannine Schechter

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2007 EXHIBITORS

ACE Gallery, Los Angeles
ACME., Los Angeles
Christine Argillet Gallery, Los Angeles
Bamboo Lane Gallery, Los Angeles
Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago
Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami
Galerie Brunnhofer, Linz
Galerie Hitomi Bushi d’Eau, Paris
Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
China Art Objects, Los Angeles
Chung King Project, Los Angeles
Galeria Comercial, Puerto Rico
D.A.P., New York
Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles
de Soto, Los Angeles
Destroyer Inc., Los Angeles
La Estación Arte Contemporáneo, Chihuahua
Honor Fraser, Los Angeles
Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles
Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin
Daniel Hug, Los Angeles
Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus
Kantor / Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles
Karpio+Facchini, Miami
Kontainer, Los Angeles
LACE, Los Angeles
Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles
Lightbox / Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles
Federico Luger Gallery, Milan
Machine Project, Los Angeles
Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles
Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
Nazraeli Press, Portland
Outpost For Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Patrick Painter, Los Angeles
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
David Patton Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Peres Projects, Los Angeles / Berlin
RAID FC, Los Angeles
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
Galeria Sicart, Barcelona
Sister, Los Angeles
Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago
Skew Gallery, Calgary
Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami
SolwayJones Gallery, Los Angeles
Spinello Gallery, Miami
Store House Group, Puerto Rico
Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles
1301PE, Los Angeles
TRUDI, Los Angeles
21st Editions, South Dennis
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
Western Project, Los Angeles
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm