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Photo 1 Presented by Museum of Nature of Cantabria, Spain based on environmental issues by Andrea Juan and Gabriel Penedo Diego, Photo 2 奥田雄太 2021 Abstract Bouquet (Blue Gradation x Red), Mizuma Art Gallery, Photo 3 Presented by Museum of Nature of Cantabria, Spain based on environmental issues by Andrea Juan and Gabriel Penedo Diego (Photos Courtesy of 2022 LA Art Show)

LA Art Show 2022

  • By Arlene Winnick
  • Photos Courtesy of LA Art Show

The fantastic LA Art Show is back and you won’t want to miss this eye-opening event – so much to see, experience and discuss.  The focus of this year’s show is the art we see all around us:  the environment, how it has evolved, and the creative interpretations of the challenges and the solutions to planetary issues.   Many noted international galleries will be returning with their classic and contemporary offerings while new exhibitors plan on showing off some cutting-edge trends and eye catching new media.  The LA Art Show is always a gathering place for the global art world community to view the wide range of art; talk to artists, stroll thru galleries; interact with collectors of other art fans; engage in stimulating discussions and attend curated programs. Show producer and director Kassandra Voyagis said, “I am so honored to be once again bringing the art community together in Los Angeles…With a focus on the global effects of humankind on the planet, it is the right time to present voices from around the world.” 

The groundbreaking DIVERSEartLA returns to the January show with a centerpiece exhibition exploring environmental art and humanity’s place in the world starting with a dialogue about the Earth’s past, present and future; the global climate crisis and potential solutions.    Curator Marisa Caichiolo explains, “DIVERSEartLA will encourage visitors to confront the complex challenges of our global climate crisis and imagine potential solutions.”    A number of art museums and institutions have partnered with science and environmental museums to create this dramatic and informative immersive experience. 

DIVERSEartLA currently has eight participating projects including: The Czech Republic’s “The Sign” mimic freeway signage; from Guadalajara a project on contaminated water in Mexico;  Spain highlights melting ice in Antarctica; LA’s Skid Row Cooling Resources combats heat waves; and UCLA presents artist Maria Elena Gonzalez creating her artwork.

The LA Art Show was the first live show to feature the NFT craze, so I am anxious to see more about this art form and learn about the next big thing in the art world.  For those not familiar with NFT, it’s a Non-Fungible Token, basically a digital asset/file that exists completely in the digital universe.

 Among some of the galleries coming back are Arcadia Contemporary, Mizuma Art Gallery, Jane Kahan Gallery, Neue Kunst Gallery, Pan American Art Projects and Rebecca Hossack Gallery.

A portion of all ticket sales from the show benefit St Jude Children’s Hospital.

For tickets and details, click here.