Spring UP: verb - come into existence; take on form or shape

April 26 - May 4, 2014

Reception Saturday, April 26, 2014, 5-8PM

An exhibition organized by the Los Angeles High School for the Arts (LACHSA) featuring an artwork by every student in the Visual Arts Program.

All are welcome to attend!



May 22, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7-10PM

Join the party: LA Weekly thinks LACE knows how to throw a great event!



Online Bidding Hosted by Paddle 8

Bidding starts May 8 at paddle8.com/auctions/lace
Start early and bid on artworks by the artists that make Los Angeles an exciting place to be. 


Ticket price in advance: $75 /  Ticket price at the door: $100
Purchase tickets online with Eventbrite.com, or you may purchase tickets over the phone by calling: 323-957-1777 
Eventbrite - LACE Happening 2014: Benefit Art Auction

Interested in acting as a Host Committee patron?

If you agree to join the Host Committee, we ask that you make a $500 tax-deductible contribution, which insures your generosity will be acknowledged at LACE on the night of the Auction, as well as on print and online materials. Other benefits of joining the Host Committee include:

• An invitation for you and a guest to attend the Auction Preview Reception at LACE on Sunday, May 18th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm to view the Auction selections and meet other host committee members and Auction guest curators.
• Two (2) complimentary tickets to the Live and Silent Auctions on Thursday, May 22.
• Four (4) additional complimentary auction event tickets to share with fellow art-lovers.



Auction artists include: 

Audrey Chan, Roy Dowell, Patricia Fernandez, Kyle Field, David Hendren, Elana Mann, Sandeep Mukherjee, Stephen Prina, Steve Roden, Alex Slade, Joe Sola, among others.



Jose Luis Blondet, Robert Crouch, Alexandra Grant, Suzy Halajian, Karen Moss, Michelle Papillon, Marco Rios


Host Committee

Jeff Cain, Kenturah Davis, Melanie Edmunds, Kathie Folie-Meyer, Maureen Haines, Bill Moreno, Jackie Sharp, Ben Smith Marta Sullivan, Blake Koh, Mark Steven Greenfield, Chad Clark, Gary and Tracy Mezzatesta, The Honorable Robert M. Hertzberg, and Juliet McIver.




Allan Jeffries, Art Mechanics, Art Services Melrose, Artillery Magazine, Beverly Hills Picture Framing Gallery, California Cactus Center, Ota House, Panera Bread of La Canada Flintridge, Random Gallery, Stone Brewing CO., Trader Joe's, Universal Framing Gallery

Beyond Environment

September 4 - November 30, 2014

Beyond Environment explores the potent interchange between architecture, Land Art, and Performance Art that emerged through Italian architect Gianni Pettena’s collaboration with American artists Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson in the 1970s.

Captivated by a journey to the USA in 1971, Pettena’s About Non Conscious Architecture series would converse with the American Midwest, a conversation culminating in his meeting with Robert Smithson in Salt Lake City. Earlier, while in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Pettena’s experiments in material transformations helped create some of architect’s most iconic works. Staged in Minneapolis in an abandoned school and in a non-descriptive suburban house, and titled Ice House I and II, Pettena would pour water into the mold works he created around the buildings’ perimeter walls. Curing during the winter night to a coat of ice, the houses resonated with their conceptual predecessor, Kaprow’s Fluids of 1967, as well as with a newer contemporary architectural sensibly concerned with the effects of variedly compounded, highly eidetic architectural surfaces.

Curated by Emanuele Piccardo and Amit Wolf, in collaboration with Woodbury University and the Graham Foundation, Beyond Environment combines approximately thirty works by Pettena, Kaprow, Smithson, as well as from Pettena’s Florentine milieu, that of Superarchitecture and the Italian “Radical" groups UFO, Superstudio, and 9999.

Image: Gianni Pettena, Ice House I: Minneapolis 1971.