On September 2nd a brand new alternative art event will be opening in LA. The Event is called Flag Stop!
As part of the Debut Contemporary collective I was selected with 11 other artists to represent the UK at this exhibition. Many high profile LA based curators and art industry types are taking part in the event including Lily Siegel who is a Curatorial Assistant at 'The Museum of Contemporary Art', Los Angeles and Howard Fox who is Emeritus Curator of Contemporary Art, 'Los Angeles County Museum of Art' amongst others and it is a really fab opportunity to be able to show our work to these people directly.
The exhibition is being held on the grounds of a Lexus showroom. On the choice of this setting for the exhibition Flag Stop says:
"FLAG STOP’s mission is to present new and emerging contemporary art to a larger audience outside the mainstream art venues. FLAG STOP is searching for alternative venues in which to present the best curated examples of what, why, and how art is becoming relevant today. Each “STOP” will feature art which has been curated with some of the best examples of contemporary art, brought to you by some of the top professional, emerging curators and artists from Southern California."
Other artists taking part in this event are Vikram Kushwah • Chantal Powell • Tinsel Edwards • Nicola Anthony • Sylvia Morgado • Kimi Wylde • Abigail Box • Darren MacPherson • Katrina James • Robert West • Carlos Martyn Burgos • Azadeh Fatehrad
Together we are also fundraising towards the expenses of having the work shipped out there. We are doing this through a crowdfunding website called Indiegogo and we are offering original works for donations towards our cause! Please go to http://www.indiegogo.com/LAB to see if you can help!
I wont be able to go over to the exhibition myself but a few artists from Debut are heading across the pond to make the presence of the art work and our gallery space known to everyone with an interactive presence during the three days it is on.
This is a US debut for me personally so I'm really looking forward to finding out how it all goes and what feedback we all get. The pieces I have decided to show are The Secret of England's Greatness and Tescingham Palace.
The Secret of England's Greatness
And after all the Flag Stop excitement the artists have also been invited to take the exhibition on to the OCCCA (Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art) which will open in December. http://www.occca.org/