Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017: Through the Eyes of a Painter

01/30/2017 06:12 pm ET

For the second year in a row, Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017 hosted Freeways, a small section of booths (eight to be exact) dedicated to young galleries. All eight galleries opened their doors between 3-5 years ago and offer a robust program of mostly younger artists.

The galleries this year included Alter Space (San Francisco), Club Pro (Los Angeles), EIGEN + ART Lab (Berlin), Jenny’s (Los Angeles), Park View (Los Angeles), PPC Philipp Pflug Contemporary (Frankfurt), Queer Thoughts (New York) and TIF SIGFRIDS (Los Angeles).

As an artist, it’s compelling to see a young gallery’s personality, their selections and, in general, the artists with whom they choose to work. The following images are some of Freeways’ offerings this year.

Jagoda Bednarsky <em>Embrace Place</em> 2016, oil, spray paint and India ink on canvas, 63 x 47 inches
Image courtesy of Philipp Pflug Contemporary (Frankfurt am Main)
Jagoda Bednarsky Embrace Place 2016, oil, spray paint and India ink on canvas, 63 x 47 inches
Jagoda Bednarsky, <em>Not Yet Titled</em> 2016, oil and spray paint on canvas, 67 x 55 inches
Philipp Pflug Contemporary (frankfurt am main)
Jagoda Bednarsky, Not Yet Titled 2016, oil and spray paint on canvas, 67 x 55 inches
Courtney Johnson 2016, oil on canvas, 57 x 42 inches
Image courtesy of Alter space (san francisco)
Courtney Johnson 2016, oil on canvas, 57 x 42 inches
Courtney Johnson <em>Another Lathe </em>2016, oil on canvas, 57 x 42 inches
image courtesy of alter space (san francisco)
Courtney Johnson Another Lathe 2016, oil on canvas, 57 x 42 inches
Liz Craft 2016, ceramic
image courtesy of Jenny's (los angeles)
Liz Craft 2016, ceramic
Liz Craft 2016, ceramic
image courtesy of Jenny's (los angeles)
Liz Craft 2016, ceramic
Devin Troy Strother <em>Jared and Sha&#39;naynay having sex in the conference room &quot;Nigga send that fax before you put i
image courtesy of club pro (los angeles)
Devin Troy Strother Jared and Sha'naynay having sex in the conference room "Nigga send that fax before you put it in?" (said Sha'naynay to Jared) 2017, acrylic paint, oil paint, plastic baggies, printed material on panel, 8.5 x 11 inches
 Devin Troy Strother <em>Two niggas checking their emails (can you forward me that office memo concerning the &quot;new nigga
image courtesy of club pro (los angeles)
Devin Troy Strother Two niggas checking their emails (can you forward me that office memo concerning the "new nigga in the office”) 2017, acrylic paint, oil paint, plastic baggies, printed material on panel, 8.5 x 11 inches
Tom Anholt 2016, oil on linen and collage
image courtesy of eigen + art lab (berlin)
Tom Anholt 2016, oil on linen and collage
Tom Anholt 2016, oil on linen and collage
image courtesy of eigen + Art lab (berlin)
Tom Anholt 2016, oil on linen and collage
Puppies Puppies 2017, <em>Red Carpet</em>, performance at Art Los Angeles Contemporary
image courtesy of queer thoughts (new york)
Puppies Puppies 2017, Red Carpet, performance at Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Puppies Puppies 2017, <em>Voldermort, </em>performance at Art Los Angeles Contemporary
image courtesy of queer thoughts (new york)
Puppies Puppies 2017, Voldermort, performance at Art Los Angeles Contemporary
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