2640 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Category: Art Galleries
Region: West L.A.
Culver City’s gallery row, especially the La Cienega stretch, is appallingly bland. Nearly all the buildings are squat and square, with beige, gray or white facades. So the mural painted on the side of LAXART by Slanguage Studio — headed by artists Karla Diaz and Mario Ybarra Jr. — and their 777 Crew of artists really is a welcome interruption. It has a “W” hand sign above the gallery’s door (likely a reference to the team’s hometown of Wilmington), an upside-down crying eye, wax dripping from candles that stand amidst oil refineries and a few planets and stars floating close to the skyline.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: June 2. Continues through Sept. 2, 2012