JANUARY: LA ART MONTH-KICK OFF: PHOTO LA

PHOTO LA:::

Opening Night Reception
Benefitting the Wallis Annenberg Photography
Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

January, 14th  6 – 9 pm

Hosted By
David La Chapelle
& Christopher Lowell


Returning to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, photo l.a. 2010, the 19th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition moves back to it’s former home at 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, California. Conveniently located, just off of the 10 Freeway and two blocks from the beach.

The opening night reception will benefit the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA and is hosted by noted photographer David LaChapelle and actor/photographer Chris Lowell. To order tickets visit: www.lacma.org/art/photola.aspx or email photola@lacma.org Please check their website for LACMA’s curated lecture program programming schedule.

Over the past eighteen years photo l.a. has earned a reputation as one of the foremost art fairs and the leading photo-based events in the country. Presenting the finest galleries from around the globe, this 19th edition of photo l.a. promises to be the best ever.  We are very proud to be presenting a preview installation of the upcoming Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) exhibition: Changing the Focus: Latin American Photography (1990-2005), the first survey exhibition to be presented in the Los Angeles area of Latin American photography and photo-based art generated between 1990 and 2005. The curator, Idurre Alonso, will give a talk about the exhibition and will lead an on-site collecting seminar.  Gordon Baldwin, former Curator of Photography at the Getty Institute, will also conduct an on-site collecting seminar.

Phase One of  the La Brea Matrix project will debut at photo l.a. 2010. The project is produced by The Lapis Press and Schaden.com with the support of the Goethe Institut and MAK Center for Art and Architecture.

Eli Consilvio