Build Your Art Collection, Make Your Friends Jealous.

From February 14-17, Superfine! Art Fair brings diverse, accessible art to DTLA's Magic Box at The Reef. Come discover and collect the work of hundreds of new contemporary artists at the inaugural West Coast iteration of the art fair that's made shockwaves in New York, Miami, and Washington DC by making transparency and accessibility its primary focus, while presenting cutting edge new contemporary art by living artists. A curated, diverse roster of more than 250 artists, including an outsized LGBTQ and female representation, make up the fair's first DTLA show in the 20,000 square foot Magic Box space.

90% of the artwork on offer ranges from $100 to $5000 for a truly approachable art experience. The result? Both novice and experienced collectors are bound to discover the next masterpiece for the walls of their DTLA loft or bungalow in the Hills. Program highlights include the director-curated "This is America!" exhibition of diverse political art, the fair's always-popular Young Collectors' Ice Cream Social (Friday 2/15), and a Valentine's Day Vernissage opening complete with cotton candy topped champagne alongside live sax and DJ sets. The fair will also host educational panels featuring artists, art luminaries, and Hollywood notables; along with a robust A/V program throughout the fair.

General Admission

Friday 2.15 | 12pm-10pm
Saturday 2.16 | 12pm-10pm
Sunday 2.17 | 12pm-8pm

Preview Hours | 2.14

Collector Sneak Peek | 5pm-7pm
Valentine's Vernissage Kickoff | 7pm-11pm

  • The best alternative to an overpriced Valentine's Day meal? Great art with your sweetheart.

  • Complimentary cotton candy-topped champagne, musical guests + performance art

  • Opening night soundtrack by DJ Jason Eldredge and live saxophone by Leon Morley

Special Program

Young Collectors' Ice Cream Social | Friday 2.15, 7pm - 10pm

  • Artisan ice cream, cocktails, and collector camarederie

  • Ice cream portraits by John Kilduff Ice Cream Parlour (bG Gallery)

  • ARTstagram social media contest w/ $500 art spree grand prize


 

Curated Projects

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"Beyond Björk" Dual Entry Installs | curated by Art Attack SF

From Fair Director Alex Mitow:

We took advantage of two narrow display windows at the entrance of Superfine! LA that were used by the singer Björk for her 2017 installation by partnering with Art Attack SF to curate complementary multi-dimensional installations by Bay Area artists Harumo Sato and The Tracy Piper (recent winner of Netflix's "Skin Wars"). Fairgoers will be greeted by larger-than-life tableaus by these two iconic artists, and then can discover and take home their work in the Art Attack SF booth.

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"Women in Monochrome" Lounge Install by Jasjyot Singh Hans | curated by Paradigm Gallery

Indian-born, Baltimore-based artist Jasjyot Singh Hans brings to life a series of monochromatic panel drawings as the backdrop of the Superfine! LA lounge. Challenging normative ideas of female beauty, Jasjyot's women move about with confidence with or without clothes, aren’t afraid to express what they’re feeling, and are in complete control over their mind and body.

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Pansyland | An Amorous Journey Into Camp Curated by Pansy Ass Ceramics (Toronto, CA)

From the Curators:

For Pansyland at Superfine LA we wanted to harness the amorous tone of the show’s opening date of February 14th and create an immersive space inspired by the Roman bacchanalia. The Bacchanalia was a festival celebrating indulgence, sexuality and desire. The space we are creating will be a scintillating visual orgy of sparkles, blooms, treats, boys and yummy yummy pink. We will be blending classical motifs with our signature Pansy Ass themes.

In our day to day practice we work primarily in porcelain sculpture and we explore sexuality and queer culture through themes of temptation, desire, and the camp aesthetic. For Pansyland we are creating a new body of work to help entice visitors to join us in our world and indulge in our desires.

Above works by Willie Cole (L) and Toyin Ojih Odutola (R) courtesy of Tamarind Institute

Above works by Willie Cole (L) and Toyin Ojih Odutola (R) courtesy of Tamarind Institute

This Is America! | Directors' Project Curated by James Miille and Alex Mitow

From the Curators:

We wanted to take a shot at the current political climate while highlighting the intense diversity of the American art community. Like Hunter S. Thompson's "savage journey to the heart of the American dream" we're looking at artists who both send up and celebrate the American identity and what it means in 2019. Expect a visual journey that tackles everything from the border wall to trans expression while training a keen eye on both the dark and bright sides of the American way.

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The A/V Room by Matt Sheridan

LA-based artist Matt Sheridan was a storyboard artist on the iconic MTV series "Daria" in the 90s, but the work he's bringing to life as part of the Superfine! LA A/V program has a decidedly different tone. He'll break down his abstract painting-in-motion process for Superfine! LA visitors, including a live-mix video on opening nights. Exhibiting a variety of works on paper, canvas, monitors and projection, Sheridan walks you through his mind from marks to movement.


Superfine! LA '19 Exhibitors

GALLERY PAVILION

Zeitgeist/LA | Los Angeles' wave of New Contemporary art

Wallspace | Los Angeles, CA
ECF ART CENTERS | Dowtown LA
Wönzimer Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
bG Gallery | Santa Monica, CA

Pulp/LTD | prints, multiples, + works on paper from $100-$5,000

SHIM Art Network | New York, NY
Tamarind Institute | Alburquerque, NM
Jen Mauldin Gallery | Dallas / Fort Worth
Phillip Hua | San Francisco, CA

Portals | global galleries with fresh, approachable, emerging art

Art Attack SF | San Francisco, CA
HUE Gallery Presents Sean Christopher Ward | Wichita, Kansas
Raw Space Gallery | New York, NY
GALLERY 104 | New York, NY
ATO Gallery | New York, NY
ALIGUORI | Miami, FL
Daniel Stuelpnagel | Baltimore, MD
ATC DEN gallery | Denver, Colorado
Edge of Reality Gallery Presents James Miille | Brooklyn, NY
This Is America! | Curated by Fair Directors Alex Mitow and James Miille
BBAM! Gallery | Montréal, Canada

ARTIST PAVILION

Immerse | front and center solo artists

Cathy Breslaw | Southern California
Bjorgvin Jonsson | New York, NY
Rogelio Maxwell | Washington, DC
Mary Gortani | London, England
Natasha Ozhiganova | New York, NY

Emerge | fresh solo artists featuring works under $5,000

Whytnie McDonald | Artesia, NM
Ilaria de Plano | Los Angeles, CA
PAZ | Los Angeles, CA
Jonathan McAfee | Evergreen, CO
Karen Thomas | Montpellier, France
Lucas Geor | Brooklyn, NY
Christopher Olson | Los Angeles, CA
Joaquin Alonso | Lima, Peru
Amaia Marzabal | Brooklyn, NY
Cristina Natsuko | Las Vegas, NV
Rasa Vilcinskaite | Kaunas, Lithuania
Carolyn Brann | La Jolla, CA
Francesca Saveri | Berkeley, CA
TOMOYAARTS | Nagano, Japan
Wade Asa | Ashville, NC
Miriam Julianna Sutton | Washington, DC
Mike Sanchez | San Francisco, CA
Yanique DaCosta | Atlanta, GA

Elevate/LA | solo artists from the Los Angeles area

Gillian Loop | Newport Beach, CA
Blair Martin Cahill | Ojai, CA
Eugene Vishnevsky | Los Angeles, CA
CISCO | Los Angeles, CA
Cathy Immordino | Los Angeles, CA
Lindsey Price | Los Angeles, CA
Micaela Aguirre | Laguna Beach, CA
Tati Holt | Los Angeles, CA
Chris Justice | Laguna Beach, CA
Haimeng Cao | Los Angeles, CA
John Waiblinger | Los Angeles, CA

Elevate/Global | solo artists from around the world

Bruce McGowan | Montréal, Canada
Willie Brooks Jr | Canton, MI
Christine Daigle | Montréal, Canada
Marc Scheff | Brooklyn, NY
David Jester | San Diego, CA
Louis Angel | Brooklyn, NY
Mary Finlayson | San Francisco,CA
Evelina Cole | Rockford, MI
Mimi Benrazek | Washington, DC


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