Gas is a mobile, autonomous, experimental and networked platform for contemporary art. Located in a truck gallery parked around Los Angeles and online, Gas collaborates closely with artists to create experiences that foster community and connection while imagining alternative forms of cultural and critical production. The space’s inherently itinerant format reflects the fluidity of twenty-first century culture and art practice, while also allowing considerable independence and creative freedom in terms of concept, site, format, audience, and engagement. Gas offers an opportunity to rethink why, where and how we view art, whether the encounter happens while surfing the web or driving around Los Angeles, a city defined by its sprawl and car culture.
Location and Hours:
Saturdays, Noon-5pm, January 26-April 14, 2019
1989 Blake Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Gas will park at Tin Flats every Saturday in Spring 2019, unless a pop-up is scheduled elsewhere. We would like to give special thanks to Tin Flats for hosting us. Founded in 2017 by Stephen Neidich, Tin Flats is an artist-run space founded on a desire to foster artistic practice, collaboration, dialogue, exhibition, and community.
Held within unique former produce stalls, SPRING/BREAK Art Show LA will feature 40+ curated exhibitions of local emerging and established artists, non-profit organizations, independent curators, artist collectives and galleries.
March 16-17, 2019, 12-5pm
Other Places Art Fair (OPaf)
Battery Leary-Merriam at Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 S Gaffey St
San Pedro, CA 90731
Fluid in definition, bonded by an intention to operate in other places outside the traditional art gallery systems, Other Places art fair (OPaf) features participants presenting site-specific booths encapsulating their projects and programming. Representing the growing movement of hard to define art project spaces, OPaf provides a custom art fair structure designed specifically for these unconventional projects.
March 18, 2019, 5-8PM
Edendale Branch Library
2011 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Pop-up on Sunset Blvd, concurrent with a live concert by Brendan Eder Ensemble, an evening of music arranged for winds, drums and electric bass. Bliss-out with imaginative arrangements and original compositions. The performance will include works by Angelo Badalamenti, Erik Satie, Igor Stravinsky and whimsical originals that will spark your imagination.
Pop-up in “Imagine Grapefruits: An Idea Exchange Market” organized on the occasion of BREATHEWATCHLISTENTOUCH: The Work and Music of Yoko Ono, part of the Fluxus Festival. “Imagine Grapefruits” is a pre-concert marketplace of ideas where a wide scope of local arts programs, DJs, book presses, and artist collectives led by people of color, women, and non-binary creators will be on hand to share their work – and show off the scope of the scene.
Pop-up outside of NAVEL, pre/post show for Gregor Schuster and L. Twills “In the Last Resort” (originally “Wenn alle Stricke reissen,” or “if all ropes would tear apart”), a multidisciplinary performance exploring ways of being that exist simultaneously within and beyond capitalism. Drawing from director Gregor Schuster’s extensive interviews with refugees, activists, queers, escapists and vagabonds around Europe and the U.S., the piece employs multiple modes of presentation (music, dance, lecture, film screening) to illuminate the expansive and precarious autonomy of lived resistance. Featuring a dark, ambient score by L Twills, “In the Last Resort” is rooted in the life story of German Jewish Expressionist Ernst Toller – a revolutionary social democrat and playwright exiled by the Nazis in 1933.
March 30, 2019
Opening of “CO/LAB 4 – Los Angeles and Rotterdam” and “Ryan Taber” and “Beacon”
Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503
CO/LAB is an internationally-minded initiative that connects artist-run spaces in Los Angeles with similar organizations around the world for collaborative and creative projects. CO/LAB 4 welcomes eight artist-run spaces from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to collaborate with eight artist-run organizations in Los Angeles — 16 organizations coming together for 8 curatorial projects. Includes Acceptable Risk LA, Amber Solo, Assembled by Root, De Aanschouw, De Player, Durden and Ray, DXIX, Foundation B.a.d., Het Plafond, LAVA Projects, Madlab, Mandujano Cell, Monte Vista Projects, Odd Ark LA, RAAR, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid.
We have a foldable wheelchair ramp on site for handicapped access to the truck gallery. Open hours are free and all ages.
Ceci Moss, Director
Gas is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and operates as a non profit. To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our page here.