With LA's grand-scale focus on public art and the recent passing of the mural ordinance, I thought the opening of the monumental exhibition Size Really Does Matter, currently on view at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) would make a really interesting post for your readers. Housed at LAMAG's newly reconfigured 10,000 square foot space within Barnsdall Park, one of LA's most dynamic cultural destinations, the show runs from November 3, 2013 through January 5, 2014.
Fittingly, this provocative presentation at the City's primary exhibition venue--which offers free admission to all--is inspired by public artwork seen throughout Los Angeles from the iconic Gaudiesque Watts Towers to the fabled "Am?®rica Tropical," the historic David Alfaro Siqueiros mural on Olvera Street.
The thematic group presentation features large-scale works such as paintings, sculptures and video installations by rising stars such as El Salvador-born Jorge Oswaldo, and New York-based Shen Wei, whose work has never before been showcased in LA, and established LA-based artists including Kent Twitchell and Jeff Colson. Works by Abel Alejandre, David Bailin, Miyoshi Barosh, Quinton Bemiller, Heather Carson, Melissa Cooke, David Jang, Jeremy Kidd, Minoru Orhira, Antonio Mu??iz, Laura Scandrett, Jaime Scholnick, Mary Sherwood Brock and Doris Sung are also featured in the show.