The exhibition will feature examples of the newest and most innovative artworks by artists who live and work in the Los Angeles area, who also happen to produce artwork that in some way relates to the activities for which fairs are known. Many contemporary artists are bringing contemporary aesthetics and practices to traditional craft, design, the home arts, and even agriculture—all subjects celebrated at the L.A. County Fair. This cultural exchange provides an exciting opportunity for these artists to work in tandem with some of the Fair’s other more traditional exhibitors in locations throughout the Fair. This exhibit also has the potential to demystify the world of contemporary art, and to help make this art meaningful and relevant to the Fair’s 1.3 million annual visitors.
Lisa Anne Auerbach, Enid Baxter Blader, Nao Bustamante, Jeff Cain and Shed Research Institute, Gary Cannone for Outpost for Contemporary Art, Civic Matters, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Karl Erickson, Fallen Fruit / David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young, Robert Fontenot, Fritz Haeg and Gardenlab, Institute For Figuring , Adrià Julià, Martin Kersels, Karen Kimmel, D’nell Larson, Los Angeles Urban Rangers, Daniel Marlos, Jamie McMurry, New Chinatown Barbershop, Julie Orser, Jessica Rath, George Stoll, Mercedes Teixido, Melissa Thorne, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Elizabeth Tremonte, Andre Yi