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SNAP TO GRID:
the UN-Juried show

November 11-December 4, 2010
Opening Reception Thursday November 11 , 7-9pm
(in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk)

Every Artwork Submitted is Shown!

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Every year for 50 years the L.A. Municipal Gallery has held its "Open Call" exhibit where any artist can show up with their art and an entry fee (to benefit gallery programs) and the piece is shown. The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art decided to launch an international experiment of the same nature where the artists upload images that are printed and hung by the gallery. The hundreds of works are displayed in a grid like installation (reminiscent of postcard art shows of the 1980's) where every work submitted is exhibited. The usual (less than democratic) selection process where only the precious few are chosen is turned on its head in a curatorial anarchy where everyone gets to participate and the viewer is literally left to be the judge.

The exhibit represents a snapshot of a current moment in art history when digital imaging has reached the hands of the many, an age where culture belongs to photo-artists and image makers around the globe. From Thailand to Texas, amateur to academic, beautiful to banal and beyond the monumental quantity and variety of "Snap to Grid" becomes an aesthetic experience where each individual piece adds to an agglomerative effect that has a life of its own.

The show is beautifully mounted in our 1,200 foot storefront gallery in the bourgeoning downtown arts district in the revitalized historic core of Los Angeles. It is an area constantly building and creating itself, filled with art, hipsters, restaraunts, clubs, music, shopping and urban loft living. The area is frequented by celebrities, critics, curators and renowned artists. The opening reception is on the nignt of the exciting Downtown Art Walk which has drawn over 2,000 people (and also provides a new shuttle service between each cluster of the over 30 galleries in the immediate area).

 

 

"Snap to Grid" Prior Years


 

 

 

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