Looking for something to do this weekend? Stop by Art Los Angeles Contemporary at The Barker Hanger in Santa Monica and discover a range of works from galleries around the world (but mostly LA). We were specifically impressed with the Freeways section, a presentation of galleries that opened their doors less than four years ago. As far as art fairs go, ALAC is on the smaller side, and we like that. You can take your time with every booth and really get to know the artists that they’re presenting. If you find yourself at the fair this weekend, definitely stop by Shulamit Nazarian (booth D3), Honor Fraser (booth C8), and The Pit (B16), but don’t miss these three galleries.



This was by far our favorite booth. The Aukland-based gallery is presenting works by Danie Mellor and Laith McGregor. Mellor’s work explores Australia’s colonial history, displacement and transformation while McGregor addresses his relationship to South East Asia through sculpture, drawing and painting.

Laith McGregor, Long Song, 2017. Image courtesy Katya Khazei.


AA|LA – Booth F5

AA|LA, part of the Freeways section, is showing work by Bennet Schlesinger, a young artist from Costa Mesa, CA. Schlesinger’s work features vibrant images printed on fleece.


Detail of work by Bennet Schlesinger. Image courtesy Katya Khazei.


ANAT EBGI – Booth B10

We loved everything about this booth and would buy every piece in it if we could. The Los Angeles-based gallery is presenting eleven artists, including Samantha Thomas, who cuts and stitches together canvas to form expressive and dynamic works.


Samantha Thomas, Continental Drift #4, 2017. Image courtesy Katya Khazei.