Fabrik Expo Recap

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We’ve waxed on enthusiastically here about the wonderful scene at the StART Up, and we’ll recap the vast and captivating LA Art Show coming up later this week. But first: a smaller scale art fair, and one with it’s own inventive and exceptional art work.

Held in the funky and fun indoor/outdoor Willow Studios in DTLA, Fabrik was one of the four art shows to draw art patrons and lovers across Los Angeles.

The driving idea behind Fabrik’s entry: the convergence of art, design, and architecture.

KATMOBL art car by LA artist JT Burke and the Botart Installation International Barrel Art were two of the outdoor installations worth braving a very-non-LA chilly weekend to see.

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Artist Petra Eiko, below, created celestial, glowing works that evoked the origins of planets.

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Below: the eyes have it.

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MAS ATTACK 11 by Arta Curatorial featured a variety of terrific artists with individual pieces. Below, Kio Griffith.

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Above two MAS ATTACK 11 artists exhibiting their vibrant works: Hung Viet Nguyen, and David Leadman.

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Above, Steven Wolkoff with one of his richly layered, visually immersive three-dimensional words-in-paint pieces (top work).  Wolkoff’s “word piles” began as a response to Anish Kapoor’s 1000 Names, a meditation on the absurd attempts to fight life’s impermanence.

Below, ceramic artist Sharon Hardy, with her layered, works that appear to have the texture of feathers and cloth.

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The neon art created by Cleon Peterson and Lisa Schulte was fresh and engaging.

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Below, Sonia Payes sculptures create a mysterious aura, the off-spring perhaps of sculptural parents on Easter Island.

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Overall, Fabrik Expo opened its doors to a bevy of fresh, emerging artists in an accessible space. We’re betting that next year, more inventive artists and art collectives will be a part of this show.

  • Genie Davis, Photos by Jack Burke