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What’s that Temporary Space on Wilshire Blvd?

Temporary Space LA

The corner of Wilshire and Burnside is looking a lot more active these days with the pop-up Temporary Space LA using the broad curved corner of the Desmond’s deco style building to its full advantage and bringing a new art showcase to the Miracle Mile. Temporarily.

Temporary Space LA is “creating an alternative art economy” by exhibiting the art of mid-career and late-career artists, many of whom have been overlooked or under-appreciated by the art establishment. The aim is to present an artist’s entire body of work, including the ideas, sketches, studies and finished work simultaneously, both in the physical location at 5522 Wilshire Blvd and online via their website.

According to their material, “There will be no sales or curatorial restrictions on the exhibited art. Temporary Space will function as the connection between the artist and the collector, eliminating the middleman and the exorbitant fees they charge the artist.”

 Currently featured is Richard Shelton, “50 Years of Painting, 1964-2014.” Shelton’s paintings have been displayed in museums including the Smithsonian Art Institute’s Hirschhorn Museum and are in numerous private collections. Shelton paints with vigor and color, much of his work offers a bit of social commentary on life in the modern world. One can scroll through Shelton’s work via the Temporary Space LA website, see the prices, and even purchase online.

Beginning this weekend and running for three weekends,  “Thoughts & Such” by Richard Shelton will be staged as part of the exhibit.  Directed by Jen Kays and featuring Mara Hesed and Michael Dunn in the title roles, “Thoughts & Such” examines the complex relationship between a couple of more than 20 years that is contemplating the current state of their relationship and the circumstances that created it.

Stop in to the Temporary Space soon – it’s only going to be there through the end of the year.

Black and White Handguns, 1994. By Richard Shelton.
Black and White Handguns, 1994. By Richard Shelton.
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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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