JAUS (pronounced 'house') is a self-funded artist-run space which focuses on group exhibitions that showcase artists without gallery representation in Los Angeles.
Based in Los Angeles since January 2010, Durden and Ray is comprised of artists and curators who work collaboratively to create exhibition opportunities in cooperating gallery spaces around the world.
Artist Curated Projects gives curatorial freedom to artists in need of a location for exhibition.
Founded in early 2011 by photographer Klea McKenna and writer Nikki Grattan, In the Make is a collaboration that offers an intimate look at current art practice. In this essay, Klea and Nikki chronicle their first trip to LA for the project.
Favorite Goods is dedicated to being a platform for ideas, artists, curators, and creativity. Through exhibitions, performances, and collaborations they seek to be a conduit for critical dialogue as well as a social space connecting artists and audiences from a local to international level.
Actual Size presents a range of programming, from solo and group exhibitions to events that make use of the space as a multi-faceted resource for artists. In addition to formal exhibitions, they hold lectures, screenings, musical performances, BBQ’s, brunches, and panel discussions.
What immediately struck me on visiting the various outposts of "Pacific Standard Time," a catchall label for approximately 60 shows dotted around Southern California, was the existence of artists I barely registered, or even heard of while living in LA for over a decade.