by flaunt

The celebrated Art Los Angeles Contemporary descends on Barker Hangar again

Last night, we shook out our gaucho pants and dusters to attend the annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary – known affectionately as ALAC by those who don’t have more than a second to waste pronouncing an art fair’s name. Held again at the sprawling Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, ALAC features booths with some of the more venerable Los Angeles galleries, as well as galleries from New York, London, Hong Kong, and Berlin among others.

Contrary to the sparkling megalopolis that the LA Art Show has turned into, ALAC has maintained it’s intimacy, and the convivial atmosphere of the fair was in full swing on the opening night with attendees seemingly there to catch up with all the folks they only see once a year (perhaps because they should have never moved to Santa Monica from the East Side in the first place… Claire) as much as they were appreciating the best wares that the galleries had to offer.

If you happen to check out the fair today & Saturday 11am–7pm, or Sunday 11am–6pm, you can’t miss the frenetic STANDARD (OSLO) booth, featuring Chadwick Rantanen’s motion activated birds, but be sure, also, to check out David Lynch’s quietly poignant pieces at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, and Jane Corrigan’s Van Gough-esqe oil paintings which take an unflinching look at feminine adolescence.