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#37 | summer 2018
DTLA LIFE MAG
#37 | summer 2018
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Like many Southern Californian’s, Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA), always seemed like foreign territory to me. That is until recently when I moved here and became one of the 68,000 downtowners. Since then, I’ve realized how much there is to love. As the new editor of DTLA LIFE MAG ®, it is my mission to spread that love and inspire readers to venture into the unknown. And there is no better time than the present! SUMMER means exploring. Before you jet off on your exotic vacations, see what your city center has to offer with a staycation. Get in your cars, jump in an Uber, or if you are looking to embrace the urban lifestyle, hope on the metro and see what awaits. Hungry? Grab your foodies for a delicious meal at a new restaurant. Not full yet? Head to a downtown food festival; there is one dedicated to tacos and even donuts! Need to shake up the routine? Visit downtown’s museums and galleries for an enriching cultural adventure. Bored of your local theater? Watch your next movie on the big screen of a restored theater, or on a warm night, head to Pershing Square for an outdoor screening. Want to take the edge off? Treat yourself: visit one of Downtown’s new spas! Feeling classy? Dress to impress and enjoy the ballet! Need to get your finances in line? Talk to your banker while sipping away at a coffee shop. Downtown truly has it ALL, the only thing missing is YOU. So, for those who have yet to venture to Downtown Los Angeles (and yes I’m talking to my friends) DTLA LIFE MAG’s summer issue presents you with more than enough reasons why you should. See you soon in Downtown LA! #ilovemydtlalife
Mara CATE Lorin Editor-in-Chief
DTLA LIFE MAG
1000 South Grand Avenue #100 Los Angeles, CA 90015 (888) 788 DTLA (3852) firstname.lastname@example.org dtlalife.com
DTLA Life Grand opening event Photos Credit - Frank Magesich & William Kidston
On June 10, 2018, more than 200 guests experienced the incredible history and exciting future of 1000 GRAND by WINDSOR at the official opening of DTLA LIFE’s newest office space. The fabulous event featured a DJ, delicious food courtesy of Loit and Barcito, rosé courtesy of Bodvár and countless other downtown Los Angeles specialty items! DTLA LIFE is a premier, full-service lifestyle and real estate firm that has been on the forefront of the thriving redevelopment scene in Downtown LA since 2000. DTLA LIFE principals, Alex LiMandri and Jim White, and their multicultural team use a holistic approach to support their unique “Make It Yours!” mantra when assisting buyers, sellers, investors, and project developers in all facets of residential and commercial real estate marketing, leasing and sales. DTLA LIFE’s passionate team, which includes one of downtown’s most promising young agents Nima Mirzai, facilitates a welcoming environment that is truly magnetic. Simply, clients become family – theirs and greater Downtown LA’s. On a large scale, DTLA LIFE will move mountains for “their family” by utilizing the most sophisticated technological platforms and far-reaching connections to achieve goals, as evidenced by over $500 million in sales closings in Downtown LA since their inception. DTLA LIFE is much more than a business. They provide very personalized services for their family of clients by providing introductions to vendors including Downtown LA financial planners, bankers, interior designers, contractors, cleaning services, dog-walkers, movers, artists, event planners, retail store owners, restaurateurs, gallery owners, and city government officials. DTLA LIFE is committed to maintaining Downtown LA’s ongoing sense of community in the midst of vast changes that have come with billions of dollars in redevelopment funding by being philanthropically supportive of important civic and political issues. As Plato said, “This city is what it is because our citizens are what they are.” DTLA LIFE is pleased to represent 1000 GRAND by WINDSOR as broker.
DTLA LIFE GRAND OPENING BRUNCH
Photos Credit -Frank Magesich & William Kidston
These apartment homes feature a modern twist on contemporary apartment life, offering the ultimate urban-living experience at the corner of Olympic Blvd. and Grand Ave., just steps from LA Live, Staples Center, and all the entertainment, dining and shopping experiences that Downtown LA has to offer. 1000 GRAND by WINDSOR invites you to experience Downtown Los Angeles apartment living at its finest. The building is a conversation starter featuring historical elements such as reclaimed brick and a preserved mural from the famous 1910 Myron’s Ballroom that used to occupy the site. Myrna Myron, a former chorus girl who founded Myron’s Ballroom, was an astute entrepreneur. She became a millionaire many times over by buying up parking lots, coffee shops and making other investments. “She wanted to be No.1 at anything she did,” her son said. The ballroom, though, was her proudest accomplishment. It became a magnet for Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Mae West and Rudolph Valentino, who was said to have charged $100 a dance there. Decades later in the 1908’s, Myron’s became home of Chippendale’s, the male strip joint that drew hordes of women, and Vertigo, one of the first New York-style clubs that catered to Los Angeles’ elite. Thank you again to everyone that visited us for our grand opening and all our amazing sponsors; Barcito Restaurant, LOIT Cafe, Bodvar Rosés, Gen & Bolt, Pussy & Pooch, What’s up Downtown with Hal Bastian, DripDoctors, Desuar Spa, and of course the fabulous team at 1000 Grand by Windsor. DTLA LIFE is proud to serve everyone looking to buy, lease, sell or invest in Downtown LA at their new location in South Park.
1000 S Grand Ave #100 Los Angeles, CA 90015 email@example.com dtlalife.com
Photo Courtesy of Everyone In - United Way Of Greater Los Angeles
ARE YOU IN?
EVERYONE IN is a campaign focused on ending homelessness across Los Angeles County by providing critical services to those who need it most and helping transition people experiencing long-term homelessness with short-term and permanent housing solutions. Homelessness is the result of economic, social, and personal conditions shared by many of us in L.A. People experiencing homelessness represent a cross-section of our community: single mothers and families, people struggling with physical disabilities, mental illness, and addiction, the unemployed and underpaid, veterans and college graduates, victims of abuse and victims of bad luck. Homelessness has many faces and takes many forms. Ultimately, homelessness is a human-created problem with uniquely humandriven solutions. With committed resources and political and community desire, Los Angeles can end homelessness.
and goes to the goal of providing services and creating supportive housing throughout Los Angeles. The campaign has already experienced great success! Since July 1, 2017, EVERYONE IN has: • Coordinated 347 partners to help people move back home and create stable lives. • Interviewed 4,038 people by outreach teams that connect individuals to housing and supportive services. • Prevented 5,870 people have from becoming homeless. • Approved 1,460 units of supportive housing. Because of the efforts of EVERYONE IN, strong political leadership, coordinated social services and people like you, real changes are happening! According to county and city officials, for the first time in four years the number of homeless individuals in Los Angeles Country in 2018 has decreased by 3% from the previous year. Homeless veterans in the country dropped by 18%, chronically homeless people dropped 16%, and the number of youth housing placements increased by 20%! But there is still much that needs to be done.
To achieve this goal, United Way needs EVERYONE IN. Their promise to you is that we will never shy away from the problems, they will work to address the vexing issues of homelessness in a real and authentic way, and they will forge powerful partnerships to ensure So, what can you do? Talk to your neighbors, that all voices are heard. pressure lawmakers to keep their promises to build housing, and help people move off the They expect our elected leaders and neighbors streets! to work with them and help find solutions that are permanent, not band-aids or quick fixes. Homelessness is not an isolated problem in Together they will move our homeless neighbors L.A., which is why we need supportive housing off the streets, and into homes—for good. We in every neighborhood. A good place to start all need EVERYONE IN to end homelessness is by tracking supportive housing in your district in Los Angeles. and see what your elected officials are doing. At the heart of it, we need EVERYONE IN in This campaign is powered by United Way of order to improve homelessness in our city. Are Greater Los Angeles and has been created with you in? a diverse coalition of nonprofit organizations, businesses, and labor and community leaders. Their goal is simple: deliver on the promise that was made when 1.5 million voters who passed Measure H and Proposition HHH in 2016 and 2017 and ensure that each dollar is spent wisely
EVERYONE IN everyoneinla.org
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DESUAR SPA CUT TO THE FEELING Overmorrow FUNDAMENTAL BREVA RAPPAHANNOCK ROSSOBLUI INKO NITO BAVEL KASIH CAPITAL ONE CAFE ROW DTLA
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Photo Courtesy of Desuar Spa
Photos Courtesy of Desuar Spa
DESUAR Spa is your friend and is here to help you. Whether you are an actor, director, fireman, police officer, a surfer, a tourist, a doctor, a lawyer, a creative artist, or hard working individual, DESUAR Spa is a place that you can spend an hour of your time to experience an incredible high end therapeutic, skin or body treatment without the guilt of breaking the bank. The promise is to keep a clean facility, a quiet space, a relaxing ambiance with consistent service, smiles delivered and wonderful stress relieving atmosphere to keep you relaxed and satisfied. The Spa staff promises that youâ€™ll be happier, relieved and more energetic when you leave.
every need and wants. Enjoying spa treatments at DESUAR Spa may be habit-forming, resulting in lower levels of stress, increased beauty, and moments of extreme contentment. Deisy, the founder of DESUAR Cosmetics, opened a temporary DESUAR Spa in 2010. Deisy is a certified and licensed Esthetician with 720 hours of training in Western and Eastern massage modalities. Graduated from National Holistic Institute in Massage Therapy, Marinello School of Beauty, She is also a certified make-up artist trained at the Learning Institute of Beauty Science to help you destress, feel better, and look better.
DESUAR staff is committed to put a smile on your face, and bring you our signature DESUAR Spa experience. They use all-natural essential massage oils, and you may select the combination that best suits your mood. They also offer top of the line skin products (Phytomer), imported from France. These are all fine and advance bio-marine products selected to best suit the needs of our customers. Phytomer exceptional products are available at the spa boutique for your at- home pleasure as well. No matter what array of treatments you select, the menu of services has been thoughtfully curated to ensure that the whole person is treated to sensory delights and therapeutic, natural healing. The team of professionals loves what they do and look forward to serving you and creating a unique, personalized spa experience that will fulfill your
220 West 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 spadesuar.com
CUT TO THE FEELING Photo Courtesy of Cut to the Feeling
Need a new do? Cut To The Feeling just opened at 1000 Grand by Windsor by Kimberly and her husband Mark. Cut To The Feeling offers great service and relaxation without the commotion of a big salon. Kimberly offers a range of hair cutting and coloring services specializing in hair lightening, including balayage, and deconstructed haircuts. With over 15 years in the industry, Kimberly is passionate about making people look and feel good as they leave the salon. By appointment only.
CUT TO THE FEELING 1000 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90015 cuttothefeeling.la
Photo Courtesy of Cut to the Feeling
Photo Courtesy of Overmorrow
Photos Courtesy of Overmorrow
This summer, take some time to treat yourself. Escape the city and head to OVERMORROW, a true urban sanctuary. OVERMORROW Salon and Spaâ€™s mission is to enhance and refine the natural beauty you desire, and to guide you through the quality services you deserve. They value your precious time and they are committed to offering their guests a luxury experience. OVERMORROW presents a state of the art facility, leading technology, renowned AVEDA products & services and the industryâ€™s leading beauty professionals. Please visit the salon to discover all the relaxation they have to offer.
315 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90015 overmorrowdtla.com
Photo Courtesy of Frank Wonho Lee
Photos Courtesy of Frank Wonho Lee
Opened in 2011 by owners Jeffrey Faust and Woogene Lee, fundamental LA is a beloved Westwood neighborhood institution, known for its counter service lunch, more refined full-service dinner, and eclectic wine selection. Faust and Lee have expanded their concept to Downtown Los Angeles - fundamental DTLA. The new location offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering continuous service, daily. Breakfast service offers a wide selection of pastries and baked goods on display, and all breads (except gluten free option) for sandwiches at both locations are now baked inhouse. Andy Lee, who has been executive chef for fundamental LA’s popular events and catering branch since Fall 206, helms the kitchen. He seamlessly rounds out fundamental LA’s seasonal comfort fare, with an entirely new breakfast menu and additions to lunch standards. For dinner, the menu touts flavor-driven crowd-pleasers that feature farmers market produce, sustainable seafood and modern dishes influenced by an array of international flavors. The main dining room seats 40, the bar seats 6, and the outdoor patio provides an additional 16 seats along Grand Avenue. fundamental DTLA offers guests the choice to dine-in (full-service) or take-out (counter service) for lunch; there is also a call-ahead option for quick pick-up. General Manager Pamela Stampahar (Cultiva, Momofuku, Westville) oversees hospitality.
woods and brushed brass make up the dining space; marble countertops and a deep teal-blue tiled bar round out the space.The bar is a focal point for fundamental DTLA, offering a new facet that echoes their mission to create a place where friends can come together to enjoy great food and drinks. Originally from Huntington Beach, fundamental LA co-owners Jeffrey Faust and Woogene Lee have been friends since childhood, and earned their degrees concurrently at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Initially pursuing careers at corporate powerhouses KPMG and Bain & Company, respectively, they opened Los Angeles mainstay fundamental LA in 2011. Located in Westwood, Faust managed the front of house operations, including curating an eclectic wine program, while Lee, who learned in the kitchen at Michelin-rated Mélisse in Santa Monica, developed the menu and supervised kitchen operations.
Inspired by the unique, chef-driven restaurants they frequented in the Bay Area while in college, Faust and Lee conceptualized fundamental LA – an intimate restaurant space that works double-duty creating two completely different atmospheres for lunch and dinner. Lunch features a more casual menu with artisanal sandwiches and salads, like their fried chicken sandwich and their real vanilla cream soda. Dinner presents a more composed, seasonal offering along with a compelling wine Wine Director Alicia Kemper (Tippler Club) and beer list. Their teamwork, dedication, and the curates an eclectic collection of easy-drinking success of fundamental LA earned them a spot on small producer and natural wines, as well as a Zagat’s 30 Under 30 list in 2014. diverse beer list. Beverage Consultant Gabriella Mlynarczyk’s cocktail program features features Now focused on growing the fundamental LAbrand signature cocktails and mocktails including the and concept through catering, special events and Earl Grey Tea (goat milk washed Scotch, amaretto, an innovative lunch delivery concept, the duo has honey, peat) and Matcha Tea (Pisco, peach calpico, expanded their team with the addition of a general sparkling sake, absinthe, salt) as well as riffs on manager whose background is steeped in fine classics. dining and a young, up-and-coming executive chef with a penchant for progressive and modern Owners Faust and Lee wanted the ambiance to be techniques fused with a very California sensibility. light and airy, and to create a space that offered a welcoming warmth that you would expect from a neighborhood restaurant. They collaborated on the interior details with designer Lucinda Pacé 750 South Grand Avenue of Concept XL who integrated lush aesthetics, Los Angeles, CA 90012 with plants and greenery all over and macramé accented planters. Comfy banquettes with warm fundamental-dtla.com
Photo Courtesy of Breva at Hotel Figueroa
Breva is the brand new Mediterranean signature restaurant hotspot just opened at Hotel Figueroa’s. Chef Lane and cocktailier Dushan were inspired by their travels through the Western Mediterranean and have designed these culinary experiences to be the central heart and soul of Hotel Figueroa, making it a vibrant meeting place in DTLA. Breva is a Basque inspired brasserie with Mediterranean influences. The menu captures the flavor and conviviality of the Western Mediterranean culture while incorporating California’s finest fresh and seasonal ingredients Some of the most delicious dishes were the Broccolini served with chili vinegar, harissa, and bone marrow bread crumbs, Roasted Cauliflower served with a walnut and caper salsa, and the Flatiron Steak served with crunchy seasoned french fries. All are designed to be served individually or shared family style, in keeping with the relaxed setting that exudes an air of visiting in a friend’s home. Fine china in varying patterns add charm to the tables which are set among comfortable banquettes and nooks, and the room sparkles both day and night with lighting that bounces off an expansive, custom designed mirror with faceted glass and wood features. Another impeccable aspect of Breva’s dining experience are their Gintonicos, particularly delicious was the Maré with thyme, basil, green cardamom, mandarin, and Three Cents Tonic. To top it off, the waiters are incredibly accommodating and warm, adding to the homey environment of Breva and Hotel Figueroa. This must be at the top of your DTLA restaurant hit list!
93 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 brevadtla.com
Photos Courtesy of Breva at Hotel Figueroa
Photos Courtesy of Breva at Hotel Figueroa
Rappahann Oyster Bar Photo Courtesy of Katie Gibbs
Photos Courtesy of Katie Gibbs
More than just an oyster bar, at Rappahannock, chef Nick Erven is building the seafood menu of his dreams where he’s pairing an East Coast foundation with his eclectic LA flare. The casual yet vibrant restaurant is nestled in ROW DTLA’s historic produce terminal, guests are invited into a space that takes cues from the organic nature of the oyster-farming process, blending live plants, blackened steel, zinc table tops, copper accents and colorful tile, while also exhibiting the artistic energy and raw industrial design of Downtown Los Angeles. The menu and the space go hand-in-hand, with an organic yet progressive nature. Emphasizing on sustainability, locally sourced ingredients, ethically fished, and responsibly farmed ingredients - seafood is chef Nick’s natural canvas painted by the myriad of distinct ingredients and flavors that make Los Angeles unique. The end result is a masterfully articulated menu that’s ultimately balanced, familiar, comfort-driven yet uniquely it’s own.
in addition to California favorites to pair with the menu. The beers at Rappahannock Oyster Bar include local Downtown Los Angeles and Southern California craft breweries such as Boomtown, Angel City, Santa Monica Brewery and Iron Triangle. Designed by Studio UNLTD, the 2,000 sq. ft. space features an open kitchen with a Carrera marble seafood counter, with 47 seats indoors and an open patio for 40. Rappahannock Oyster Co. is owned by cousins, Ryan and Travis Croxton. Rappahannock is dedicated to using sustainable aquaculture methods to raise eastern oysters and hard clams in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay. Established in 1899 by James A. Croxton, Rappahannock Oyster Co. has gone from supplying local dinner to serving some of the world’s best restaurants.
Rappahannock Oyster Bar soft opened with lunch service in early May. Dinner service will began on Friday, June 8th. The debut dinner menu highlights dishes such as: Hamachi with plums, shiso, serrano, radish and garlic ponzu vinaigrette, Shrimp and Grits with Anson Mills grits, Benton’s bacon, maque choux, chili butter, and egg, Smoked Trout Brandade with everything spice, soft egg and grilled bread, Slow-cooked Skuna Bay Salmon with basil dumplings, corn, smoked tomato and fennelpeach puree The menu also features an array of equally well executed, non-seafood dishes such as: Loaded Potato Latke with crispy cheddar, bacon, scallion, crème fraiche and caviar, Skirt Steak with mole-bbq sauce, masa fries and brussels-lime slaw, Fried Mary’s Half Chicken with house kimchi and Benton’s bacon and onion gravy, Rapp Burger with double meat, double cheddar, caramelized onion, bread and butter pickles and smokey sauce. General manager, Anthony Ko and chef Nick have also carefully curated the wine program. It features carefully selected old world classics
RAPPAHANNOCK OYSTER BAR
1318 East 7th Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 rowdtla.com/collective/rappahannock
Row DTLAâ€™s Rossoblu Photo Courtesy of Ed Anderson - Rossoblu
Chef Steve Samson has vivid childhood memories of Bologna’s outdoor festas that recall a spirit of conviviality and celebration around food that was lovingly made and produced by the community. The city of Bologna and its region of Emilia-Romagna serve as Samson’s inspiration. It is the region where his mother, her parents, and countless generations before were born. It is also the place where he spent his childhood summers, fomenting a passion for Italian food and cooking. After years cooking in some of Italy and Los Angeles’ finest kitchens, Samson is opening a restaurant that tells the tale of his two cities. Rossoblu showcases Emilia Romagna’s “cucina della nonna,” namely that of Samson’s mother and grandmother. He grew up eating tortellini in brodo, tagliatelle al ragu’, milk braised pork, and countless others. All of Rossoblu’s pasta are freshly made “al matterello” - by hand and with a traditional, large rolling pin in the underground, glassed-in Pasta Room. The kitchen pays homage to Samson’s grandfather with a large wood-burning hearth powered by oak coals and outfitted with a spit for roasting. Most fresh sausages and aged salumi are produced in-house. The downstairs Butcher Box, housing the butchering and preparation of the meats are on display for guests in the private dining room via a connecting glass window. Wine director Jeremy Parzen curated Rossoblu’s wine program. The list is PanItalian, including a large selection of natural wines, and a collection of eclectic California wines. The open patio, which seats 60, serves as a Lambrusco garden, featuring the city’s most complete selection of the refreshing red sparkler. The bar features craft cocktails by bar director Brynn Smith (also of Sotto) celebrating Italian spirits and seasonal ingredients, and a curated selection of beers. Architecture and design by Marwan Al Sayed, interiors by Mies Al Sayed (masastudio.com) and graphic design from J.P. Guiseppi, preserve the building’s raw, industrial feel of what was once the oldest wholesale produce market in Los Angeles and call forth a modern sensibility and understand elegance. A hearth-like open kitchen sets the stage in the center of the tall, vaulted dining room punctuated by industrial concrete columns and a sprawling, serpentine bar made of brass and marble. These details are softened by long couch-like banquettes printed with comfortably familiar “nonna” lace details and table tops that casually fit together like puzzle pieces when pushed together. A large-scale mural by CYRCLE spans the eastern wall of the dining room. CYRCLE (cyrcle.com), an LA-based street art collective, created the mural directly based upon Steve and Dina Samson’s inspiration for Rossoblu using classical imagery and unexpected composition and pops of color to represent the melding of old Italian tradition and the urbane grit of modern Los Angeles.
1124 San Julian Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 rossoblula.com
Photos Courtesy of Ed And
Photos Courtesy of Ed Anderson - Rossoblu
INKO NITO japanese cuisine
Photo Courtesy of Frank Lee
Photos Courtesy of Ed Rudolph & Frank Lee
Opening in the heart of Los Angeles’ Arts District on December 28, 2017, INKO NITO is the a new standalone, casual Japanese restaurant conceived by Rainer Becker, creator and co-founder of Zuma restaurants worldwide, ROKA London, Oblix and ETARU. Bringing some bold new tasty flavors to the culinary landscape, INKO NITO will serve unconventional, contemporary robatayaki, developed alongside Becker, by Group Executive Chef Hamish Brown, and, by expanding the Arts District’s existing easygoing vibe, offer a highly welcoming environment and warm atmosphere for every LA transplant. Working in partnership, Chef Hamish Brown brings INKO NITO’s robatayaki menu to life. Designed for the consumers to navigate the menu with ease, INKO NITO’s menu is diverse yet approachable with bold, banging and delicious flavors, serving an assortment of salads, Nigaki (new style sushi), hot dishes and robata meat, fish and vegetable. Dishes include salads of Salmon Tataki with sesame ponzu dressing, baby spinach and ikura, Yellowtail Sashimi Salad with mizuna, yuzu truffle dressing and crispy garlic, Dungeness Crab Tartare with wasabi, mayo, chicken skin, and roasted nori. NIGAKI is served with roasted nori, sushi rice and a choice of toppings including The Chirashi with salmon, yellowtail, and wasabi shiso, The Veggie with avocado, yuzu, garlic, and crispy rice, and The Cali with Dungeness crab, avocado, wasabi tobiko and yuzu mayo. The selection of hot dishes includes Panko Fried Chicken with chili garlic yogurt, Brussels Sprouts with sesame furikake and wasabi mayo, and Kimchi Rice with Korean miso, scallions, sesame and egg yolk. In addition to the noteworthy Robata selection of meat, fish and vegetable; Chicken Tsukune with smoked teriyaki sauce and shichimi, Lamb Shoulder Chop with wasabi shiso marinade and roasted nori yoghurt, Baby Back Pork Ribs with chili and Japanese whiskey glaze, Whole Tiger Prawns with garlic and lemon sansho, Salmon Fillet with grapefruit miso and sansho salt, Scallops with shiso, sweet soy, shichimi yoghurt and lemon, and seasonally driven Cauliflower with roasted garlic soy aioli and parmesan panko, Tenderstem
Broccoli with onion wafu, Sweet Potato in Husk with chili nori butter and chives, and Shishito Peppers with dried yuzu and sansho salt. Serving a full wine, beer, and sake selection, INKO NITO’s handcrafted cocktail program will include six signature still and carbonated cocktails on tap, including Inko Spritz, Plum Highball and Nito Old Fashioned. INKO NITO will also offer a selection of rotating beer taps, which on opening will include Orin Mugi Lager, Kirin Lchiban draught, and Echigo Red Ale, while Sake selections such as Kikusui Funaguchi ‘Red’, Ki kusui Funaguchi ‘Yellow’, and Nanbu Bijin Tokobetsu will be offered. Designed by Los Angeles-based Studio Mai, INKO NITO is a casual and intimate, yet social environment, intended to recreate the lively energy of a street market dining experience. Utilizing reclaimed and clean-cut white oak furniture, INKO NITO’s interiors create an elegant but approachable setting, incorporating custom glazed handmade tiles throughout. Broken into four warm and communal social spaces the thoughtfully designed restaurant comfortable accommodates 124 diners. With an open Robata grill allowing consumers to soak up the culinary environment, the dining area also encompasses a plant-lined outdoor terrace, and bar pod seating. A green wall feature adds an intimate feel, with low seating surrounded by lush floor-to-ceiling landscape.
INKO NITO JAPANESE CUISINE
225-227 South Garey Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 inkonitorestaurant.com/arts-district-dtla
BAVEL Middle eastern flavors Photo Courtesy of Nicole Franzen
Bavel is now open in the infamous Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. The incredibly delicious Middle Eastern food is the creative work of Chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis. With family roots in Israel, Morocco, Turkey, and Egypt, Menashe and Gergis have always wanted to open a restaurant that showcases the cuisine from their family lineage. Bavel brings together the flavors and dishes that Menashe and Gergis grew up with while adding a completely new perspective on the cuisine. The menu is meant to be a feast that everyone at the table partakes in. The food utilizes slow cooking with aromatic woods, spices and pickling, a lot of smoke and herbs, and clean and fresh ingredients. There are different versions of flat breads and spreads, chef’s selection of cured Middle Eastern meats, cold and hot small plates with a highlight on salads and vegetables, and large format meat and fish dishes. Gergis’s desserts take traditional flavors and ingredients found in the Middle East and builds upon their tradition with a touch of modernity. Pulling from regions all over the Middle East area, Bavel incorporates a complex and layered flavors with an authentic yet modern approach. In addition to the spectacular cuisine, the restaurant’s design by Studio UNLTD and Genevieve Gergis, is equally magnificent. The restaurant embraces the influence of the regions from which the cuisine is derived, interpreting those ideas through the lens of its Arts District location. The worn brick warehouse, soaring sawtooth skylights, spacious patio and extensive raceway of planters give Bavel a wonderful ambience that is sure to captivate visitors. Do not miss out on one of downtown’s hottest new spots and snag one of Bavel’s coveted reservations as soon as possible.
500 Mateo Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 baveldtla.com
Photos Courtesy of Nicole Franzen - Bavel
Zachary Hamelâ€™s KASIH Photos Courtesy of Kasih
Photos Courtesy of Kasih
As Chef de Cuisine at KASIH, L.A.’s newest contemporary Indonesian restaurant, Zachary Hamel brings an L.A. style of cooking to authentic Indonesian cuisine in collaboration with world-renowned Indonesian chef Vindex Tengker. At the age of nine, Madison, Wisconsin native Hamel’s family relocated to Thailand, where his parents were international teachers. Hamel spent four years of his childhood in the Southeast Asian country, during which time he developed an affinity for the region’s bold, exotic flavors that continue to influence his culinary style today. Upon moving back to Madison as a teen, Hamel quickly worked his way from prep cook before landing a job at acclaimed restaurant L’Etoile where he met his mentor, James Beard Award-winning Chef Tory Miller. With a passion for cooking and learning various culinary techniques, but a love for Thai flavors, Hamel traveled back to Bangkok, Thailand to attend Le Cordon Bleu while simultaneously staging at Michelin-starred Thai restaurant, Nahm. Following his graduation, Hamel moved to New York to cook at Momofuku’s Má Pêche before traveling around the world working in some of the most notable kitchens in the industry, including iconic restaurant, Ms. G’s in Sydney, Australia. Eventually, Hamel settled down in LA as sous chef at Hollywood hotspot E.P. & L.P. To prepare for the opening of KASIH, Hamel spent months in Jakarta, Bandung and Bali, Indonesia, completing extensive training with Chef Tengker to refine his techniques and approach to authentic Indonesian preparation, and to gain a deeper understanding of the many unique cultures that influence Indonesian cuisine, which he hopes to share with Angelenos and all who dine at KASIH. Kasih is a truly unique and diverse restaurant that reveals its nationa’s soul through culinary diplomacy. The Indonesian word “Kasih” means love and this is how they want to connect with the world...through their food. Kasih aims to be the beacon of love, hope and warmth to share and brighten everyone’s’ spirits through their wonderful culinary treasures that define Indonesia.
200 South Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 kasih.la
Photo Courtesy of Nima Mirzai
Capital One Cafe
Capital One is about really empowering people to feel confident about their relationship with their money. Interesting nugget, only 36% of Los Angeles residents feel confident when thinking about their personal finances, and almost two-thirds (60%) of L.A. residents say they would like to do better when it comes to personal finances, but are not sure where to start. That’s not an uncommon sentiment as compared to other parts of the nation either. That’s why Capital One aim is to redesign the banking experience, starting with making things really simple and straightforward and creating an experience that fits naturally into their customers’ lives. The Café is a space that has been intentionally designed for how people live and bank today. Most of us prefer a digital and mobile experience, but from time to time we want a human connection, too - that’s the role of the Capital One Cafés opening everywhere in the country. Here is what to expect walking through the new Downtown Los Angeles Capital One Café: Walk in and be greeted by a Café Ambassador sporting apparel curated by former Project Runway contestant Shirin Askari. The Ambassador would order you coffee using an Apple Watch and then take you to sit on a comfortable sofa (not behind a desk) to help coach you through setting up an account, paying your bills online, applying for a credit card or any other bank related request you might have. You would also have the opportunity to learn; new digital tools through the interactive Demo Bar, challenge your financial knowledge through interactive screens that provide educational money content, utilize one of the free Nooks or Multifunction Space, deposit or withdrawal in any denomination using the Cash-Deposit ATMs available, use free Wi-Fi while enjoying a cup of coffee or local baked good from Peet’s Coffee, or enjoy sunny days on the outdoor patio. The space is also designed to continually give new experiences each time you walk through – from little messages and moments that make you feel good about what you’re doing there, to an interactive, visual-forward ethos that inspires you to do things on your own terms.
Capital One Cafe
801 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071 capitalone.com/local
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ROW DTLA is located on the edge of the expanding Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. First known as the LA Terminal Market, ROW DTLA was built from 1917 to 1923 along the Southern Pacific Railroad and continues to be a major hub for the distribution of produce across the region. The massive thirty-acre district and its incredible historic, industrial series of buildings have evolved into a walkable urban environment comprised of a unique and highly curated collective of restaurants, retail shops, creative office workspaces, galleries, event venues, and an abundance of fantastic amenities amid nearly two million square feet of new creative office space and retail The scope and scale caters to a forward-thinking creative community, while preserving the inherent character of this historic, evolving area. This summer, ROW DTLA programmed a series of events to entertain visitors and discover their great new tenants like Poketo. ROW DTLA tenant and L.A.â€™s premier lifestyle brand continues to bring creativity and innovation to ROW DTLA with a summer pop-up that showcase todayâ€™s pioneering designers, artists, and trendsetters. The Super Baggu Pop-up store at Poketo will take inspiration from a traditional market, but instead of groceries, the full line of Baggu will be displayed in a supermarket environment. Poketo will have exclusive Baggu Bag collection for the pop up, along with their entire range of backpacks, leather accessories, and popular shopping totes. Please follow ROW DTLA on Instagram @rowdtla and visit their website for more information about this exciting new area and all their summer events.
777 Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90021 rowdtla.com
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dtla SUMMER events
BUTTERFLY PAVILION ART BROOKFIELDâ€™S FIGFEST GRAND PERFORMANCES OUTDOOR SCREENINGS LAST REMAINING SEATS DONUT FESTIVAL TACO FESTIVAL AMERICAN CONTEMPORAY BALLET ART EXHIBITS & GALLERY EVENTS
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Butterflies are taking flight at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles! This seasonal exhibit â€” located outside on the south side of the Museum â€” features more flight space, more resting spots, and more natural light. The pavilion showcases hundred of butterflies and the plants that surround them, an interaction that has been refined over the course of millions of years. The Gallery Interpreters will explain how butterflies use their tubular mouthparts to obtain nectar and describe the magnificent metamorphosis that occurs as caterpillars transform into adults. In addition to the butterflies laying eggs, they regularly fill the pavilion with butterflies from across the United States, meaning that various types are present at different points during the season, making each visit different from the next! As of now they have 20 specimens of California natives such as the monarch, mourning cloak and buckeye as well as 10 species of subtropical varieties from south Florida and Texas, such as the malachite and the grey cracker.
900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007 nhm.org/site/explore-exhibits/special-exhibits/butterfly-pavilion
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Photos Courtesy of Arts Brookfield
Photos Courtesy of Arts Brookfield
Summer festival season is around the corner and DTLA is doing it big this year with the return of the FIGat7th Downtown Festival 2018 (aka FIGFest) The best part? It’s FREE and open to the public. The festival will turn up summer nights and energize the city with electric sounds this June including performances by Lion Babe fresh from Coachella. Presented by Arts Brookfield in collaboration with LA’s leading concert promoter, Spaceland Presents, the festival kicks off June 1 and runs four consecutive Friday nights at Downtown LA’s premier shopping destination, FIGat7th. The hot line-up this year that will be transforming FIGat7th into an urban festival plaza with leading R&B, hiphop, pop, soul, dance, and electronic artists including: Gabriel Garzón-Montano and Jarina De Marco opening on June 15th. Gabriel Garzón-Montano is a multi-instrumentalist and sing-songwriter based in New York City. Jardín comes on the heels of three intense years of touring, writing and recording. Soon after the 2014 release of his debut EP, Bishouné: Alma del Huila, Gabriel was invited out on the road by rock legend Lenny Kravitz, as direct support on 23 concerts across Europe. The day after playing Wembley Arena, he received a call notifying him that his song “6 8” would be sampled by Drake on his full-length If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. The months following these cosigns Garzón-Montano was featured at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits, and on back-to-back tours with English indie-rockers Glass Animals and Stones Throw label mate Mayer Hawthorne. Garzón-Montano has performed at major U.S. and international venues. His music style blends R&B, soul, and funk. Surprise act (TBA!) with opener Thumpasaurus - June 22nd Straight from the insane house parties of the Los Angeles music scene comes Thumpasaurus, whose brand of high-energy, funk and soul combines with imaginative storytelling to provide a musical experience like no other. Coming together at USC’s music school, the founding members of Thumpasaurus have developed an eclectic, homemade aesthetic unlike anything else this side of the Milky Way.
735 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 figat7th.com
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2018 GRand Performances
Celebrating its 32nd year, Grand Performances aims to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts. The summer series has delivered
the best of global culture to inspire community among the diverse peoples of Los Angeles, and reflect the many cultural interests across the region. Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” and called “A grand gift to the public... Democracy in musical action” by the L.A.Times, Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more happenings at the breathtaking California Plaza in the heart of DTLA .
On Saturday, June 23rd, spend the evening with 2018 full season schedule is availaibke online at stars of the Emmy and Peabody nominated digital www.grandperformances.org/season. series, The Secret Life of Muslims, presenting a variety of live shows, comedy, and short films from the seriesâ€™ second season. Real life humor and stories featured at the event show how weâ€™re not so different after all. 50 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071 The annual Downtown Los Angeles concert series grandperformances.org will run until August 18th. The Grand Performances
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Photo Courtesy of Streetfood Cinema
STREET FOOD CINEMA
Now in its 7th season, Street Food Cinema is LAâ€™s largest and best outdoor movie series featuring cool movies, picnic ready food trucks, live music and more! With over 60 events in 16 locations across Los Angeles through October, Street Food Cinema is more than just a movie. Itâ€™s the quintessential LA summer experience! On June 9, a packed Los Angeles Historic Park celebrated the 20th Anniversary of this notorious Street Food Cinema Event with the screening of THE BIG LEBOWSKI For all Street Food Cinema screenings, locations and times, please check the event website at streetfoodcinema.com
FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS Pershing Square This year Friday Night Flicks will be showing the best of 80â€?s films. Snap on your fanny pack and bring your walkman. A fun trivia quiz about the movie is played with the audience before the show. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic to the Friday Night Flicks, and well behaved pets on a leash are always welcome. On July 20th, donâ€™t miss the Pretty in Pink Party. The Best Pretty in Pink Look-alikes will win VIP Seats to the Downtown stage Psychedelic Furs Concert on July 21st and many other prizes for runner ups. For screening information, and the full summer event schedule, please visit the Pershing Square website at laparks.org/pershingsquare
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Last Remaining Seats
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The Los Angeles Conservancy’s signature series of classic films in historic theatres Last Remaining Seats, returns for a thirty-second season. The Downtown Los Angeles Summer’s favorite presents films as they are meant to be seen: on the big screen, in a beautiful theatre, surrounded by fellow fans, and accompanied by vintage cartoons, special guests, and more. T he film series began in 1987 as a way to draw attention to the spectacular yet overlooked and underused historic theatres of Los Angeles. The film series has since become a summer tradition, drawing thousands of people from the region, the nation, and outside the U.S. Most of the films screened during Last Remaining Seats have spanned a range of genres, from silent gems and musical comedies to hard-boiled noir and Latin American classics. Yet most of the actors on screen (and filmmakers off-screen) haven’t reflected the vast diversity of Los Angeles. With this in mind, staff and volunteers carefully curated this year’s lineup to include a range of themes and perspectives. In addition to being particularly timely and relevant, the 2018 lineup reflects the Conservancy’s renewed commitment to diversity and inclusion. While most of the screenings will take place in the movie palaces of downtown L.A., the series will travel to San Gabriel for the very first time for a screening at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Tickets cost $22 for the general public, $18 for Conservancy members, and (new this year) $16 for youth 17 and under. Proceeds support the Conservancy’s efforts to preserve historic places throughout L.A. County. Tickets are available at laconservancy.org/last-remaining-seats. In addition to the screenings, the Conservancy will offer exclusive theatre and backstage tours, bar trivia after Saturday screenings, and free theatre Q&As.
LAST REMAINING SEATS
Various theaters throughout DTLA laconservancy.org/last-remaining-seats
FIRST EVER DONUT FESTIVAL Photos Courtesy of Jakob Layman
Photos Courtesy of Jakob Layman
The original “rush-hour” treat and the most famous graband-go breakfast on the planet is having a renaissance, and on June 16th, Union Station was taking guests into the center of the movement with a one-day edible exploration of L.A.’s favorite pastry at the first-ever DTLA Donut Festival. The momentously mouthwatering event showcased the donut in all its many guises: plain, glazed and filled; traditional; and new wave along with “donut-adjacent” treats including churros, apple fritters and (of course) donut holes. Guests strolled through the The Whole Donut Marketplace, a baker’s dozen of donut vendors from L.A.’s old-school cult favorites to trendy “fashion-forward” pastry including: Primo’s Donuts, a classic Westside L.A. donut destination since 1956. DK’s Donuts, home of the double-decker #O-NUT featured on Food Network. The Downtown LA Donut Festival also featured third-wave coffee vendors for dunking as well as donut-compatible offerings including wood-fired pizza and craft beer to round out the edible offerings. Chef demos throughout the day taught visitors how to make their own photo-ready donuts, and hands-on coffee workshops from the Institute of Domestic Technology will offer a dive deep into the technical how-to of the perfect cup. We are looking forward to next year and enjoy again this new successfull event.
Union Station 800 North Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 unionstationla.com/happenings/dtla-donut-fest
LA TACO FESTIVAL
Photos Courtesy of John Chaides
The L.A. Taco Festival is an annual event that brings our city together over a food we all love-tacos, and supports a cause that we can all get behind- helping homeless youth succeed. On August 18th, thousands of people will head to the heart of downtown Los Angeles in Grand Park to enjoy some of the most delicious tacos our city has to offer. Live music performances will be held all throughout the day, with interactive activities and vendor booths! The festival is organized and benefits Jovenes, Inc., a non-profit organization in Boyle Heights that provides housing and supportive services to homeless youth between the age of 18-24. A home and family for those without, Jovenes helps young people end their cycle of homelessness. Located in Boyle Heights and serving communities throughout Southeast LA County, Jovenes goes deep – focusing on not only their needs for housing, but also healthcare, education, employment, and trauma recovery. In addition to working with homeless youth, Jovenes is creating innovative housing solutions for homeless community college students in Los Angeles. Homelessness does not define our youth – it’s just an experience they go through. Jovenes’ housing and supportive services are tools that help youth achieve their goals and transform their lives. Homelessness impacts young people from all walks of life. In Los Angeles, there are thousands of homeless youth sleeping on our streets on any given night. No two stories are the same – some grew up in foster care, some are pushed out of their homes after they come out as LGBTQ. Some youth face economic challenges, and for others it’s a daily struggle with mental health. 1 in 5 of LA’s community college students experiences homelessness. There are over 3,000 homeless youth in Los Angeles on any given night Having a place to call home and supportive people to trust can make all the difference and help youth leave homelessness behind. Jovenes recognizes the resiliency and ambition in these individuals, and it is unacceptable to let homelessness limit their dreams. The event is open to the public and all taco lovers! It is free to attend with a $5 suggested donation to support Jovenes’ work with homeless youth.
LA Taco Festival
Grand Park 200 North Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 latacofestival.com jovenesinc.org
Photos Courtesy of Maria Torres, John Chaides & Kevin Cruz
Con Photo Courtesy of Will Davidson
American ntemporary Ballet
Audiences have come to expect the unexpected from ACBâ€™s original ballets. This August, ACB Artistic Director Lincoln Jones premieres two ballets which are as different as night and day. Candide Overture celebrates Leonard Bernsteinâ€™s centennial with a tribute to his sunny, ebullient, rhythmic dance music. Transfigured Night explores the haunting yet radiant inward world of two lovers as the woman confesses a secret. The music, written by Arnold Schoenberg before he developed his twelve-tone system, reveals a young composer of the deepest feeling and stunning melodic and harmonic gifts. This exceptional representation starts on Thursday, August 2nd with several performances until August 11th. For tickets, and more information about ACBâ€™s summer program, please visit www.acbdances.com/calendar
Photo Courtesy of Will Davidson
American Contemporary Ballet
700 South Flower Street. Suite 3200 Entrance on 7th Street Los Angeles, CA 90017 acbdances.com
ART SPOTLIGHT Bill Sherwood by
Photo Courtesy of GDCA Gallery
Photos Courtesy of GDCA Gallery
Mixed Media artist Bill Sherwood returns to the GDCA Gallery with his second solo exhibition at GDCA Gallery - “MY TOWN”. Sherwood is hardly a stranger to DTLA. For many, the artist’s bold, multi-layered and textured paintings strike the opening notes of their Downtown experience. Two of his colorful abstracts welcome visitors in the lobby of the Historic Core BID offices, while a custom 3-panel shadow-painting graces their conference room, representing the energy and architectural structures of Downtown. “MY TOWN” exhibits the artist latest work, broadening his exploration to Los Angeles as a whole. Using his signature style and medium – reverse mixed media on Plexiglas – Sherwood aptly layers energy (gesture), psychology (depth) and emotion (color), to recreate this complex cocktail of agony and ecstasy, we call home. We are all seekers – transplanted from various corners of the world - having made our journeys here in search of our individual dreams. Sherwood’s compositions examine the glitz and the glamour, the hopes and aspirations, the disappointments, capitulations, silences and heartbreaks - and the re-birthing of one’s purpose and identity that must follow. “MY TOWN” is a love letter to Los Angeles, written by the artist with fearlessness, sensitivity, honesty and joie de vivre. Los Angeles is Sherwood’s Town, and to our pleasure, he is here to stay. “MY TOWN” is on display at GDCA Gallery through June 30th. For more information, please contact the gallery directly at (323) 309-2875 or email Petra at petra@GDCAgallery.com
727 South Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 GDCAgallery.com
Beyond the Streets Installation view of BEYOND THE STREETS, Los Angeles, CA, 2018, photo by Beau Roulette
Photos Courtesy of Benoit Linero, Beau Roulette & Sydell Group
Beyond The Streets (BTS) is the premier exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond, celebrating the soaring heights to which the world’s most recognizable modern art movement has risen. The exhibit explored fundamental human themes: mark making and rule breaking. It is not intended to be a historical retrospective, but rather an examination of cultural outlaws who embody the spirit of the graffiti and street art culture. Curated by author and historian Roger Gastman, graffiti’s foremost authority, BTS is a groundbreaking multimedia showcase of paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and more throughout 40,000+ square feet of industrial indoor and outdoor space. Original works from Shepard Fairey, Jason Revok, Future 2000, Retna, Lady Pink, Dash Snow, C.R. Stecyk III, Guerrilla Girls, Barry McGee, Chaz, Lee Quiñones, Faile, Swoon, Invader, Kenny Scharf, Haze, Felipe Pantone, Gordon Matta - Clark, MArtha Cooper, Taki 183 plus Dennic Hopper, Takashi Murakami and many more.The one-of-a-kind, touring exhibition opened to the public in Los Angeles will run through July 6th, 2018. The exhibition will also offer dynamic programming in the form of performances, lectures and films, along with a partnership with non-profit STOKED Mentoring and adidas Skateboarding to provide educational workshops for the inner-city youth of L.A. A curated gift shop will feature limited-edition prints, books and collectibles, including a capsule collection developed with adidas Skateboarding, artist-edition Montana Colors spray paint cans featuring Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and limited-edition Shepard Fairey fiberglass chairs by Modernica. Swindle magazine with Shepard Fairey, co-authored The History of American Graffiti and co-produced the Oscar-nominated Banksy documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop.
Beyond tHE Streets
1667 N Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 beyondthestreets.com
1966 -Larry-BellNY Larry Bell, New York NY, 1966 ÂŠ Larry Bell - Photo Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Larry Bell Complete Cubes
Larry Bell Untitled, 1985 Vacuum coated glass withchrome plated metal framing 26 x 26 x 26 cm / 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in ÂŠ Larry Bell - Photo Courtesy of Genevieve Hanson and Hauser & Wirth
Complete Cubes’ is Hauser & Wirth’s first exhibition devoted to Larry Bell in his hometown of Los Angeles. It is also the first show to present glass cubes in every size that the acclaimed California Minimalist produced over the course of a career spanning nearly 60 years. With over 20 works ranging in size from 2 inches to 40 inches and spanning the early 1960s to today, this exhibition celebrates Bell’s mastery of light, reflection, and volume through a groundbreaking approach to glass. ‘Hauser and Wirth’s presentation will also feature new large-scale glass sculptures created for the exhibition’ Bell is one of the most influential artists to emerge from the LA art scene of the 1960s, a decade during which he worked alongside Light and Space artists Robert Irwin and John McCracken, and in tandem with New York Minimalists Donald Judd and Frank Stella. His unique response to the extravagant, fractured light of Los Angeles has rendered an oeuvre of powerful, distinctive work that continues to explore the optic possibilities of sculpture Exhibits on display until September 23rd. For more information, pricing and hours, please visit www.hauserwirth.com
HAUSER & WIRTH
901 East 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 hauserwirth.com
THE BROAD MUSEUM DTLA
A Journey That Wasn’t, 2006 Super 16 mm film and HD video transferred to HD video, color, sound The Broad Art Foundation © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), NYC ADAGP, PARIS
A Journey That Wasn’t is a free exhibition that explores complex representations of time and its passage. The exhibition includes more than 50 works drawn from The Broad Museum’s collection of postwar and contemporary art, and features more than 20 artists including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Elliott Hundley, Pierre Huyghe, Anselm Kiefer, Ragnar Kjartansson, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Lockhart, Paul Pfeiffer and Ed Ruscha. The collection exhibition is made possible in part by generous support from Leading Partner East West Bank.
acquisition; and Sharon Lockhart’s entire Pine Flat Portrait Studio series, 2005. Collection artists whose work will be on view at The Broad for the first time include Crewdson, Hundley, Huyghe, Toba Khedoori and Ron Mueck. “A Journey That Wasn’t brings forth the rich array of artworks in the Broad collection that capture the passage of time by including artists who use devices such as rhythm, repetition, duration, artifice and appropriation to investigate and distort our perceptions, memories and emotions,” said Joanne Heyler, founding director of The Broad. “The exhibition provides viewers space in which to reflect on their own malleable experiences of The exhibition will bring time, illusion and memory.” back Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s highly popular The featured works in the The Visitors, 2012, for the first exhibition — ranging from painting time since The Broad’s inaugural and sculpture to photography, installation two years ago. Filmed film and installation — examine at the historic Rokeby farm in the passage of time by alluding upstate New York, the ethereal to nostalgia or sentiments about yet decrepit estate sets a tone of aging, often depicting specific pervasive decay. The immersive places in states of decay; these nine-screen installation combines works can act as documentation, physical and emotional passages memorial or symbol. Composed of time. Musicians play the same of two canvases, each more than short song repeatedly, instilling it 27 feet long, Ed Ruscha’s Azteca with nuanced meaning through / Azteca in Decline suggests voice, instrumentation and body two separate moments. On one, movements. The Visitors was Ruscha recreates a mural he produced in one take, recording saw in Mexico City. Trompe l’oeil each musician’s performance seams, cracks and drips look simultaneously in different rooms convincingly like the concrete wall of the mansion, and runs for over it portrays. On the other canvas, an hour. More than half of the the artist paints the mural as if its works in this collection exhibition image were peeling away from will be on view for the first time at the depicted wall, marked by The Broad. the gradual yet steady effects of weather and gravity. Making their Los Angeles debuts are Ed Ruscha’s monumental After Russell Lee: 1–60 is a diptych Azteca / Azteca in Decline, major photographic work in which 2007; Sherrie Levine’s After Sherrie Levine reprinted and Russell Lee: 1–60, 2016, a recent intervened in the photographic
work of Russell Lee, a contemporary of Walker Evans, most famous for a government-funded Farm Security Agency photograph series taken in Pie Town, New Mexico, in 1940. Levine re-authors 60 photographs from Lee’s series, creating new meaning in these Great Depressionera images of rural life. The work operates in the legacy of another series Levine made in 1981, at the height of the art world’s interest in explorations of appropriation and originality, when she “re-presented” works by Evans as her own in a new and updated context. In her Pine Flat Portrait Studio series, Sharon Lockhart documents the youth of a rural town in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains during the day, when the community’s adults commuted to work, giving the impression that the population consisted entirely of children. Lockhart set up a black backdrop in
The Visitors, 2012 nine channel HD video projection Commissioned by the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich The Broad Art Foundation Photo: Elísabet Davids © 2018 Artists Rights Society, NYC ADAGP, PARIS
Ed Ruscha Azteca / Azteca in Decline, 2012 acrylic on canvas, diptych 48 x 330 in. (121.92 x 838.2 cm) The Broad Art Foundation © Ed Ruscha
Andreas Gursky F1 Boxenstopp III, 2007
chromogenic print mounted on Plexiglas in artist’s frame 74 x 200 in. (187.96 x 508 cm) The Broad Art Foundation © Andreas Gursky 2018 Artists Rights Society, NYC Court. Sprüth Magers, Berlin/London
Sharon Lockhart Pine Flat Portrait Studio, Becky, Damien, Katie, 2005
framed chromogenic print 45 1/2 x 36 3/4 in. (115.57 x 93.35 cm) The Broad Art Foundation © Sharon Lockhart
a barn and photographed the children whenever they wanted — without sentimentality or nostalgia. Both a series of portraits and an ethnographic study, the installation slowly exposes the area’s characteristics and aspirations. Pierre Huyghe’s A Journey That Wasn’t, 2006, the work that gives the exhibition its title, is one of many artworks in the show that follow subjective changes of time, perceived through emotion imagination and the distortions of memory. Huyghe took a trip to Antarctica in search of an elusive and rare albino penguin, later restaging the search as a performance of music and light in New York’s Central Park. His journey, both real and simulated, offers a baseline for time in this exhibition. Still other artworks imply movement or narrative within single images; in these, historical styles and events are ruptured, collaged and re-contextualized, becoming portals into other worlds. Goshka Macuga’s tapestry, Death of Marxism, Women of All Lands Unite, 2013, weaves voyeuristic pictures of women with an image of Karl Marx’s grave, transforming the women from passive objects to active — albeit fictional — political participants in a history that usually excludes them. The title of the work invokes the famous communist rallying cry engraved on Marx’s tombstone, “Workers of all
lands unite,” and replaces the word “workers” with “women.” Macuga thus shifts the slogan from a communist call to action to end class struggle to a feminist one calling for the end of sexist oppression. The works in A Journey That Wasn’t share a sense of slowness, depicting forms and images evolving within narrow sets of conditions. By isolating and manipulating individual moments, the artworks included provide space for contemplation offering questions rather than answers about how we assemble meaning in our world. A Journey That Wasn’t will be on view in The Broad’s first floor galleries through early 2019 and is accessible with free general admission tickets. Public programs associated with the collection exhibition will be announced at a later date. The museum’s third floor galleries will continue to show a robust and changing selection of works from the Broad collection.
221 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 thebroad.org