On May 12th, the Los Angeles’s street art community saw the opening of LAB ART Gallery. This gallery is curated by Iskander Lemseffer and his partner/sister Rachel Joelson. The gallery roster included works from over 30 artists, consisting of more than 300 works. The 6,500 square feet of space included work from Smear, Destroy All Design, Kai Aspire, Thank You X, Mar, Army of One/J2, Dog Byte, Alec Monopoly, Desire Obtain Cherish, Army of One, Chad Muska and Haculla, just to name a few.
The opening of LAB ART had the traffic on La Brea backed up for a good quarter mile. Entering the gallery, it was filled with pop culture art, mixed media, photography and even sculptures- artistic eye candy. Each installation added a nice touch to the gallery and the entire gallery was utilized. The bar was decorated with stencils, stickers, and paintings from local artists, while the back alley of LAB ART was painted by known Los Angees artists Gregory Siff, Mar, and Thank You X. The crowd included art insiders, fashion friends of the curator, in addition almost all 30 artists being in attendance and yes… even Lindsay Lohan showed up.
The quantity of art gave those in attendance plenty to look at, allowing people to stay for hours. The opening was a hit, even getting the respect of some of the street artists, who are at times the biggest critics. Lab Art is definitely a gallery to keep an eye one.
-Birdman for Warholian
LAB Art Los Angeles is located at:
217 South La Brea
Los Angeles, California 90036
Tel: (323) 933 1021