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L.A. Art Show's Diverse Geography (Also, Neon)


Craig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsOtomaru at Kamiya Art Tokyo at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsRyan Cho at Gallery Karo at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsSamuel Lynne Galleries at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsScott Hove at Art All Ways at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsZack Nation Superman Originals at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsBetsy Enzensberger at Fabrik Projects at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsBetsy Enzensberger at Fabrik Projects at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsDaniel Richter at Sabine Knust Galerie at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsErin Currier at Blue Rain Gallery at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsL.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsL.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsLoribelle Spirovski at Arcadia Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsMarcie Blasgen in Eiotown at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsOlivia Steele at Timothy Yarger Fine Art at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsOlivia Steele at Timothy Yarger Fine Art at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-AdamsCraig Alan at Connect Contemporary at the L.A. Art Show 2019; Credit: Beige Luciano-Adams

The 24th annual L.A. Art Show drew more than 70,000 visitors during its four-day run at the convention center, continuing to build on the expansive vision of Los Angeles as a vibrant, emergent center of the art world. The vibe this year was more subdued, which left room to peruse wildly diverse works from more than 120 galleries, spread across 200,000 square feet of the Convention Center.

Somehow, Star Wars was still a thing; so were neon and light sculpture. Overall, political commentary was less overt, but musings on dystopic social media and consumer culture flourished, aptly, amid an abundance of commercially oriented artwork.

The fair continued its brand of high-low harmony, and highlighted some of the breadth of L.A.’s cultural geography, from Beverly Hills to the fantasy world of Littletopia. Sometimes, the simplest gestures — like Daniel Richter's line-drawn map of Israel in the shape of Germany, one of the first things you saw upon entering — were the most powerful.