Kim Schoenstadt and Eva Chimento. Photo by VoyageLA

Kim Schoenstadt and Eva Chimento. Photo by VoyageLA

 

VoyageLA, Meet Eva Chimento of Chimento Contemporary in Boyle Heights

The heart of our mission at VoyageLA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of East LA’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble-rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out East LA’s rising stars below.

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Los Angeles Art Gallery Tours, Talia Shipman’s “Meet Me in the Middle” at Chimento Contemporary by Bill

Talia Shipman’s exhibition, Meet Me in the Middle, at Chimento Contemporary, toys with expectations and a very specific color palette to deliver both a celebration and a critique of human-made objects, all in the form of a desert-mirage-like, immersive installation.

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HYPERALLERGIC: MICKALENE THOMAS, SHINIQUE SMITH, AND OTHERS ARE MAKING ART FOR LA’S NEW METRO LINEMICKALENE THOMAS, SHINIQUE SMITH, AND OTHERS ARE MAKING ART FOR LA’S NEW METRO LINE BY ELISA WOUK ALMINO

Detail of in-progress artwork design by Kim Schoenstadt for Fairview Heights Station

Detail of in-progress artwork design by Kim Schoenstadt for Fairview Heights Station

From a stained-glass pavilion to vibrant murals, LA commuters will encounter art from the street to ground levels. One doesn’t generally associate Los Angeles with public transportation, but in recent years the city has been upping its game. In preparation for the 2028 Olympic games, the Metro plans on radically expanding the railway system. In 10 years, according to Los Angeles Curbed, it could be “the nation’s second most extensive rail system — second only to New York.” 

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WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL: TALIA SHIPMAN13 JAN — 10 MAR 2018 AT THE CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY IN LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES

Talia Shipman. Courtesy of Chimento Contemporary

Talia Shipman. Courtesy of Chimento Contemporary

Chimento Contemporary is pleased to co-present the first solo exhibition of Talia Shipman’s multidisciplinary works with Back Gallery Project from Vancouver. Combining elements of photography, video, and installation, Meet Me In The Middle focuses on pressing social issues in a visually robust manner. Through this project, Shipman is able to construct a necessary conversation about the state of our precarious world.

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WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL: MARGARETHE DREXEL14 JAN — 10 MAR 2018 AT THE CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY IN LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES

On August 3, 1811, two mountain goat hunters and two silk ribbon fabricants penetrated the pristine white peak of the Jungfrau for the first time with a black flag. Unfortunately the flag was too small to be seen from the valley below and so nobody believed them, forcing them to reascend the Jungfrau the following year with a larger red wax cloth.

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ART AND CAKE: TALIA SHIPMAN, MARGARETHE DREXEL AND THE CURATED LOO AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY BY PARICK QUINN

Meet me in the Middle. Photo by Patrick Quinn

Meet me in the Middle. Photo by Patrick Quinn

 

As the Los Angeles arts scene reinvents itself once again, Boyle Heights is currently the most exciting and controversial arts district in the city. Take a drive down Anderson Street and you’ll pass not only some of the best galleries in town, but also some of the biggest – massive industrial venues with rooms the size of sound stages.

In contrast, Chimento Contemporary is a wonderful example of the notion that “less is more.” Though small in scale compared to its neighbors, Chimento features a main showroom and an adjacent side room as well as what is easily the cleverest project space in town, a functioning restroom that houses regularly curated group shows. The relatively new gallery has already gained a reputation for mounting noteworthy exhibits. This month’s show is no exception.

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KIM SCHOENSTADT ON PANEL OF ME TOO - ART AND FEMINISM NOW AT ARENA GALLERY 1, SATURDAY JANUARY 27TH 1-3PM

Artists often use their creations as a sort of reflecting device that mirrors and focuses attention on social and political change. Carrying these thoughts forward, on Saturday, January 27th 2018 a vibrant panel discussion on #MeToo - Art and Feminism Now will be held from 1-3pm at the Santa Monica Art Studios. 

We will gather as artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers and more to help discuss ideas on how to build a path forward. Kathleen McHugh, Chair Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media at UCLA, will be moderating the panel discussion.

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Michele Pred, #MeToo, 2017, Neon on Vintage Case, 16" x 16" x 8", Courtesy Nancy Hoffman Gallery

Michele Pred, #MeToo, 2017, Neon on Vintage Case, 16" x 16" x 8", Courtesy Nancy Hoffman Gallery

 

LA MAGAZINE: AN EARLY LOOK AT ALL THE ARTWORK COMING TO THE CRENSHAW METRO LINE FEATURING KIM SCHOENSTADT

L.A.-based artist Kim Schoenstadt references both iconic buildings (look for a shout-out to the Forum when the art is in place) and lesser-known structures in the area. The architecture love extends to the blue “snap lines,” which represent a place’s timeline as well as the phone lines, traffic markings, and, now, train tracks that bisect the area.

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Kim Schoenstadt’s panorama at the Fairview Heights station

Kim Schoenstadt’s panorama at the Fairview Heights station