This past weekend, art lovers had the chance to browse the various art galleries at the LA Art Show, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. On the first opening night of 2021, pop singer Rita Ora was on hand to liven up the event filled with art, food and drink. The exhibition opened to the public Friday through Sunday, with over 200,000 square feet of over 70 galleries. With so many works of art, there should be something for everyone. Since we’re Nerd Reactor, there are some galleries that have caught our eye with Star Wars, Disney, and more.
Star Wars artwork by Luis Feo from the Pigment gallery
The Star Wars Lego Stormtroopers artwork was made by Luis Feo via acrylic and graphite on paper on wood.
Contemporary Arcadia: Byungkwan Kim
Byungkwan KimThe spooky paintings of can be seen at the Arcadia Contemporary booth. It features Disney and Looney Tunes characters with their eyes very different from their classic designs.
“Surf’s Up” by Lucia Heffernan
Here is an oil painting on panel by Lucia Heffernan of a mouse wearing a Batman shirt and surfing the waves.
Indecent exhibition by Kari Tirrell
Entitled “Indecent Exhibition”, this different version of Porky Pig is made in acrylic and oil on panel.
History fans will be delighted to check out some historic pieces from galleries like New Orleans’ MS Rau. They featured many paintings by well-known artists, including furniture of historical figures.
Napoleon’s Saint Helena Office (circa 1815)
The MS Rau Gallery had an actual office of Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile to St Helena in 1815. The office resided in his own room at Longwood House, and it still has ink and wine glass stains, most likely. left by the former French military leader.
These are just a few of the many galleries on display at the LA Art Show, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 29 to August 1. It marks the 26th anniversary of the fair and the 50th anniversary of the convention center.