Good art-gab Saturday @ L.A. Art Show

Ideas & Opinion · Visual arts

The L.A. Art Show‘s featured exhibit, “Letters from L.A.,” addresses the unique use of text by the city’s visual artists, forms the centerpiece of the fair. And the fair is a huge, noisy and fun community celebration.

The line-up at the Show this weekend got my attention; in particular a panel discussion that looks excellent.


Letters from Los Angeles: Text in Southern California Art is the L.A. Art Fair’s featured exhibition of 2013. Conceived and curated by Jack Rutberg, in association with Aldis Browne, this exhibition puts a spotlight on this distinctive aspect of L.A. art. While “text in art” has long been broadly addressed in numerous exhibitions, Letters from Los Angeles may well represent the first time that text in L.A. art has been specifically addressed. Rutberg’s statement on the show here.

12 PM -Panelists Mark Steven Greenfield, Bruce Richards and Alexis Smith, Jack Rutberg, Moderator
This panel discussion with artists will explore the theme of Letters from Los Angeles: Text in Southern California Art, a provocative exhibition curated by Jack Rutberg especially for the LA Art Show. The discussion and Q&A will address how L.A. is uniquely identified by text (e.g., the Hollywood Sign, MGM, etc.) and the significance of text in their art and that of their peers.

Art dealer, curator and consultant Jack Rutberg established Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles in 1979, dealing in modern and contemporary art, representing important American and European artists. He has served on the Art Dealers Association of California, the Committee for Cultural Tourism of the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Graphic Arts Council as well as the Modern and Contemporary Art Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Laguna Art Museum Collections Committee. He is a frequent speaker and curator for museums and universities throughout the U.S. and Europe.  

L.A. Art Show | art conversation | Saturday Jan 26, noon



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