KP Projects/Merry Karnowsky Gallery held an opening art party for its special group exhibition celebrating the gallery’s 25th Anniversary and continued legacy in the Los Angeles art scene. Be sure to see the show which runs thru  August 27, 2022.  Prior to visiting, check with the gallery for up-to-date covid protocols. 

Shepard Fairey Open Minds, 2022, Silkscreen and Mixed Media Collage on Paper, HPM 29 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. (75.6 x 59.7 cm), Edition of 12

Once a small but refined counter-culture space, the gallery has grown to become a respected powerhouse in the contemporary art world. Embracing the emerging movements of Pop Surrealism, Low Brow, New Contemporary, and Street Art, Karnowsky’s keen eye that supported the early careers of artists Shepard Fairey, Todd Schorr, Mark Ryden, Camille Rose Garcia, Kent Williams, Friends With You, Toshio Saeki, Victor Castillo, Mercedes Henlwein, Vonn Sumner, as well as photographers Vivian Maier and Henri Dauman has sustained her reputation and vision for two and a half decades.

Exhibitions by Greg ‘CRAOLA’ Simkins, Audrey Kawasaki, Masakatsu Sashie, Jennybird Alcantara, Jeff Soto, Johny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez and many more have continued to push the boundaries of expression in contemporary painting.

Beyond her gallery walls, Merry has represented artists in broader capacities by facilitating large scale murals commissioned by Warner Music, DTLA, The House of Blues, Anaheim, and Shepard Fairey’s “Time For Peace” mural at LA Brea and 2 nd Street. In 2011 Karnowsky partnered with Cedd Moses to curate a site specific exhibition called 5 LITE which took over 5 storefront spaces in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition featured legendary artists Ed Moses, Robert Irwin, Larry Bell, Laddie John Dill, and Robert Wilhite in conjunction with the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative.

On view: August 6 – August 27, 2022

What: 25th Anniversary Exhibition & Art Party
Where: KP Projects, 633 N. La Brea Ave., Suite 104, LA, 90036 (South of Melrose, West side of the street)
Phone: 323.933.4408