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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

Paramont Ranch
presents:

Paramont Ranch Fair
Dozens of Exhibitors and Performers

PATRICK STAFF's "The Foundation" at Chisenhale Gallery

Admission $5 (cash only), Free for students.

Artist Space will be an exhibitor.
They will launch the Tom of Finland t-shirt for their exhibition.

Richard Hawkins will also participate.

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.

“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 on 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.”

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.”

.EXHIBITORS

356 Mission / Ooga Booga
186f Kepler
Artist Curated Projects
Artists Space
Bed Stuy Love Affair
The Box
Carlos Ishikawa
Chantal Crousel
China Art Objects
Chin’s Push
C O O L
Dingum
Evelyn Yard
Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club
Freedman Fitzpatrick
Freymond-Guth
Gasconade
Green Gallery
Green Tea Gallery
Gregor Staiger
Hacienda
Hannah Hoffman
HHDM
High Art
Jenny’s
Lulu
Kai Matsumiya
Karma International
Kendall Koppe
Maccarone
Mandrake
Marbriers 4
Mathew
Michael Thibault
Misako & Rosen
Neue Alte Brücke
Overduin & Co.
Paradise Garage
Project Native Informant
Queer Thoughts
Rob Tufnell
Shoot the Lobster
Shanaynay
Supportico Lopez
Tanya Leighton
Thomas Duncan
Tomorrow
Truth & Consequences
Vilma Gold
Wallspace
Young Art
White Flag Projects
What Pipeline
XYZ Collective


OUTDOOR PROJECTS & PERFORMANCES

Karl Holmqvist & UNITED BROTHERS
Julien Ceccaldi
Kate Costello
Liz Craft
Marquita Flowers
Richard Hawkins and Friends
KAYA
LAFMS
Pentti Monkkonen
VR/DM8H943 & Odwalla88
Zane Reynolds
P ’N’ P & Ruby Neri
Amanda Ross-Ho
Secret Circuit
STRAUTCHEREPNIN
Oscar Tuazon
Pae White
Haegue Yang
Amy Yao

Paramont Ranch
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2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301  Map
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