New Image Art gallerist Marsea Goldberg is a bad-ass. So naturally for her, this magically translates into great foresight-slash-taste in creative subculture and its trace evidence. Originally showing the first Ed Templeton photos and Shepard Fairey prints out of her 10 x10 studio, she has since taught this town how to throw an art-par-tay. Fast forward 15 years later to a sleek and only slightly bigger space in the Fairfax District, where the work of recent contemporary art darlings Jim Hauser, Chris Johanson, Neckface and Faile unite for a retrospective: 15 years of New Image Art. Art fans old school and new can take advantage of Goldberg's discoveries, amazing, puzzling, snotty and otherwise. If you missed the show's opening night party January 24, you only had to follow the noisy chaos of NIA vintage performance videos and a impromptu set by NoAge spilling out onto Santa Monica Boulevard to realize Marsea has done it again. Here's to another decade of disruption!
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Jan. 17. Continues through Feb. 14, 2009