image: Shark Toof, Street Art Installation, Fountain Miami 2010
LA WEEKLY PRESENTS: Fountain Art Fair Los Angeles
September 30 – October 2, 2011
Lot 613 (613 Imperial Street LA, CA 90021)
General Public Hours : 12pm – 7pm
Special Events (21+):
Friday September 30th
Flavorpill Friday (all day)
Opening Night Reception (7pm – 1am)
Saturday October 1st - 7pm – 1am
LA Weekly Presents: Saturday Night Event
Admission: $10 daily / $15 weekend pass (all tickets sold at door)
September 30, 2011 (Los Angeles) – Los Angeles get ready - Fountain Art Fair has officially landed on the west coast, prepared to bring you a weekend packed full of art, music and more. Fountain kicks off with Flavorpill Friday, sponsored of course by Flavorpill, the coolest culture gurus around. Along with our exceptional platform featuring the edgy galleries, independent artist projects curated by Ever Gold Gallery, and collectives, as well as local DJs to get you grooving, Fountain’s Flavorpill Giveaway is sure to be a highlight of your weekend. Be sure to visit Flavorpill’s media booth for the chance to win unique prizes including original works by Fountain returnees Brian Leo and Danni Rash from Christina Ray Gallery, a special edition Fountain surf board created by Lindsay Carron and Courtney Branch of Board Well, your very own retro Lomography camera and more.
Fountain’s presenting sponsor LAWeekly is taking charge of Saturday night, along with culture industry insider and online magazine Newestra. Get your photo snapped at Newestra’s funky photo booth while listening to the easy beats of Los Angeles DJs LaMuerte, Antidote, P-Dot, Dances with Wolves, and the perfectly sweet and viscious Bullet & SnowFox. Stop by Yelp’s table to pick up some swag and head to the courtyard to check out ou r massive installation of the wickedest street art around. Co-curated by Fountain veteran Carly Ivan Garcia, this slew of artists is ready to bust out the aerosol in Fountain tradition of bringing the street to you. Artists include:GILF!, Eddie Colla, Tiki Jay One, Shark Toof, ChorBoogie, Hugh Leeman, Billi Kid & CIG, Ian Ross, and Cryptik.
If you’re stoked to be coming to Los Angeles but still need a place to stay, head over to Santa Monica’s Oceana Hotel where you can soak up some California sun and enjoy a view of the Pacific. Oceana is the perfect getaway after a full day of Fountain. Book now with our special promotion code to receive a discount on your stay.
Fountain Exhibitors: CHALK, Los Angeles *Ever Gold, San Francisco *Hungry Man, San Francisco * Murder Lounge, New York *Cheap & Plastique, Brooklyn *Christina Ray Gallery, New York *Tinca Art, 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 MeiLoh, Los Angeles
About FOUNTAIN ART FAIR:
“Possessed of a scrappy, youthful verve lacking in its more prestigious neighbors… Fountain was distinguished by a vintage street/self-taught aesthetic…” —ArtForum
“The artists displaying their multimedia wares here are true avant-garde upstarts… Saturating your eyeballs with new imagery while listing on a rusty boat? Priceless.” —NBC New York
“The way an art fair should be.” —The Economist
“Fountain draws the type of unruly installations and unsettling performances that make it an unpredictable must-see… It’s perfect for jaded art lovers wondering where they can stumble across fresh, anti-corporate, stick-it-to-the-man hijinks in a laid back environment reminiscent of Burning Man” —Miami New Times
Fountain Art Fair was founded in 2006 as an attempt to leverage support for smaller independent galleries to gain access to larger collectors and critics. Since its inception, 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.