Officially welcome to 2015--The year of the artist!
I have been a working artist in LA for fifteen years, an art collector for twenty-five and working in gallery management "behind the desk" for almost ten years. A rather unique position that puts me at a great advantage to help guide the career of other artists.
After launching and building the global flagship Leica Gallery LA in the past year and a half, it became a place "that changed the conversation in LA on photography" (as quoted by one PAC la /Photography Arts Council LA board member.) Alas, it was exciting and intense and perhaps a bit too ambitious for the folks at Leica Camera, whose primary focus, understandably so, is to sell cameras. So I turned in a new direction and am now sharing my knowledge and experience servicing artists and makers. It is what I am really good at.
I am obsessed by the art world, LA in particular. This obsession began probably when my Mom became a docent at the newly planned "tc" Temporary Contemporary which is now the Geffen Contemporary. I grew up on a steady diet of Ann Hamilton, Nancy Spero, Chris Burden, Man Ray, Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg and Jonathan Barofsky and I could go on.
In fact, my first art memory was attending a pop art show at the Art Gallery of Ontario with my mother and us giggling our way through the Claes Oldenberg's Cherry Pies and Floor sized Burger. It does not take much to get me excited in the ways of art. A Wayne Thiebaud cake or "Jolly Cone" will stop me dead in my tracks to this day and a Philip Guston can still make me weap. But I digress..
I will help you to get you selling your works online- not selling out, and to learn how to get in gallery and museum exhibitions and to represent your own art.
Buckle your seat belts and place your trays in the upright position, and keep your cellular devices on. You are going to use them.