Hope you’ve got your checkbook out and your spurs ready because with fifty-seven exhibitors, Paramount Ranch 3, is rocking Agoura Hills, located about an hour Northwest of LA. A alternative project by Liz Craft, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Alex Freedman, and Pentti Monkkonen, it is open to the public January 30-31 from 11am-5pm and is held at, you guessed it, Paramount Ranch. The land was originally purchased in 1927 by the movie studio Paramount Pictures, before passing through a few hands and eventually becoming property of the National Parks Service in 1980. Having been utilized as a film set, the ranch still has a ‘homestead’ feel with sets that were used in Little House on the Prairie and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman amongst the more recent, although from 2003-2005, Carnivale which was broadcast on HBO. In its third edition the fair is working with an impressive international roster of galleries including The Breeder, Athens, Jannis Varelas, Balice Hertling, Paris, showing Jonathan Binet and Camille Blatrix, Koenig Galerie, Berlin, with works by Annette Kelm, Camille Henrot, Michaela Meise, and Mendes Wood, São Paulo, showing Paulo Monteiro. Domestic based galleries worth noting include Shoot the Lobster, NY, exhibiting Claire Barrow & Reba Maybury, Jenny, LA with Chuck Nanney, and The Box, LA with works by California-based Paul McCarthy. Not the traditional white box art fair being held in a large convention center, Paramount Ranch takes visitors off the beaten path, literally.
In his first ever contribution for Eyes Towards the Dove, artist Sebastian Gladstone is currently in LA working on an upcoming show of his own at Club Pro in LA, opening April 2016. He is also Editor-in-chief of the magazine FOUNDATIONS, which can be found in print and online. These are his top picks from Paramount Ranch 3. Yeehaw! ~KATY DIAMOND HAMER
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