Although I never made it to Santa Monica’s art-filled Bergamot Station, there were plenty of other art offerings to peruse in Los Angeles.

Peres Projects, now happily ensconced on Chung King Road in Chinatown, didn’t disappoint with an exhibition by Anna Sew Hoy and a full roster of gallery artists showing in the large basement.

In the old POST space on Wilshire is Kontainer Gallery, showing an international roster of young artists. Cartography-esque abstract paintings by Brit Katie Pratt are currently on display, and Gallery Director Mihai Nicodim has also curated a lively group show at bank, a beautiful gallery space in the soon-to-be revitalized old banking district in downtown LA.

Also of note is young Tokyo-based painter Ai Yamaguchi’s amazing installation, Sukutoko, an imaginary “Teahouse of the Mountain Pass” at Roberts & Tilton.

- amy berk [Wednesday, September 24th, 2003]


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