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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
January 31- February 1, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

Freedman Fitzpatrick
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PARAMOUNT RANCH 2

Events: Paramount Ranch 2

Los Angeles’s freewheeling Paramount Ranch fair, which debuted last year on the eponymous film set in the Santa Monica Mountains during Art Los Angeles Contemporary, will return for a second round this year, and has revealed the exhibitors. The list is a cross-section of smaller galleries from the United State and further afield, among them Lulu of Mexico City, High Art of Paris, Maccarone of New York and What Pipeline of Detroit. The full list comprises over 50 galleries, up from 36 in 2014.

View of Paramount Ranch, Los Angeles, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Griffin.

View of Paramount Ranch, Los Angeles, 2014.
Photo by Jonathan Griffin.

“It’s going to be a little big vague and mysterious, to be honest with you, because that’s the modus operandi,” said dealer Alex Freedman, who cofounded the fair.

Freedman founded the fair with her business partner Robbie Fitzpatrick (with whom she runs L.A.’s Freedman Fitzpatrick gallery), and the artists Liz Craft and Pentti Monkkonen.

“There were a lot of artists who would talk to us about work that they had only seen on Contemporary Art Daily, or generally Son the Internet,” Freedman said. “They’re M.F.A. students or B.A. students who have a ton of debt and can’t really leave. They hadn’t seen a lot of these places.” (Admission is to the fair is just $5—cash only—and it’s free for students.)

View of Francois Ghebaly Gallery at Paramount Ranch, 2014, with work by Patrick Jackson and Mike Kuchar. Image courtesy of François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo by Chris Wohlers.

View of Francois Ghebaly Gallery at Paramount Ranch, 2014, with work by Patrick Jackson and Mike Kuchar. Image courtesy of François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Photo by Chris Wohlers.

Credit for the unusual venue goes to Craft and Monkkonen, who are married and found it while looking for places to take their children. Rather than a convention center, exhibitors install work out in the desert and in buildings that have been used for everything from John Wayne films to Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.

“There was the joke in L.A.,” Freedman said, “that if you got two or three people [into your gallery] a week, you got a lot. That has substantially changed since that joke was made about 5 years ago, because the city is transforming constantly, but at the same time this is an opportunity which is not only about sales—it’s also just a lot about introducing work to collectors and to a lot of local artists.”

By Andrew Russeth

Paramount Ranch 2 with Artists Space and Eckhaus Latta
With Artists Space and Eckhaus Latta.
Photos by Marc Ransdell Bellenger
   
Photos by Marc Ransdell Bellenger Photos by Marc Ransdell Bellenger
Photos by Marc Ransdell Bellenger.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITORS SELECTED OUTDOOR PROJECTS & PERFORMANCES
Artists Space
C O O L
Green Tea Gallery
Queer Thoughts
XYZ Collective
COMPLETE LIST
Liz Craft
Richard Hawkins and Friends
Pentti Monkkonen
P ’N’ P & Ruby Neri
Secret Circuit
Haegue Yang
COMPLETE LIST

 

Paramount Ranch 2
January 31, 2015 - February 1, 2015
2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 · Map
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