Up the stairs of 422 Ord Street in Los Angeles’ Chinatown lies artist-run space metro pcs. Inside, the small three-piece exhibition, “Out at the Elbows,” occupies the fluorescent former Cambodian Consulate interior.
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.