The 5790projects pop-up curatorial team (a.k.a. the directorial staff of Mark Moore Gallery) produces about four exhibitions a year in various far-flung L.A. locations, featuring small groups of interesting independent artists; and while they are not necessarily trying to be all site-specific about it, this time, they could not help themselves. That's because "Storage Wars" takes place in the underappreciated behemoth of Inglewood's Beacon Arts Building, a renovated storage facility that now serves as a warren of art studios with a well-appointed gallery space on the ground floor. "Storage Wars" responds to this mixed-use circumstance and footprint of the structure with a group show of five artists (Justin John Greene, Finishing School, Natalie Labriola, Emily Silver, and Etienne Zack) whose work interprets memory and personal history as a form of long-term storage. The exhibition is up for a week, but there's a further compelling reason to visit Beacon Arts on the night of the opening the entire building's worth of dozens of working artist studios will also be open during the gallery reception. So clear some space back at home and bring a moving van, because when it comes to discovering new art now, you can never have too much stuff. Beacon Arts Building, 808 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood. Sat., Feb., 9, 7-10 p.m.; open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; free. (714) 783.8310; 5790projects.com.
Feb. 9-15, 2013