The Good Luck Gallery is pleased to be participating in:
Chinatown Art Tour
September 23rd and 24th at 1pm and 4pm!
for more information on the tours:
The Good Luck Gallery is proud to announce:
Artist as Subject: From Spirit to Discovery
At the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster
May 7 – July 24, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday May 7, 4-7PM
The Lancaster, California Museum of Art and History (MOAH) will open a unique exhibition featuring local artist Andrew Frieder from May 7 through July 24, 2016.
Andrew Frieder: From Spirit to Discovery features works including paintings, prints, cloth and paper quilts, mask prints and self portraits. The show surveys a wide range of the late artist’s innovative work with a tour through his life and creative process.
Andrew Frieder (1959-2014) was a little known yet prolific artist who worked in deliberate obscurity in the Mojave Desert city of Lancaster, California. His full range of work in a variety of media was only discovered upon his death.
Often depicting scenes from classical mythology and the Old Testament — figures wrestling with serpents, communing with skulls or struggling with rocks, and his own hybrid beasts — works were sometimes scrawled upon with text and pierced, perforated, sewn or glued.
Beginning with free form rubbings and washes on paper, morphing into sketches, ideas became paintings or carved woodblock printing plates.
An incessant tinkerer, he would grind, weld, machine and re-purpose customized tools and myriad objects both sculptural and practical. Forged hammers and chisels will be shown alongside constructions, furniture, ‘menorah’ candelabrae of found objects and scrap metal, as well as the artist’s home-built guitar.
Andrew was a hobbyist cobbler, making and repairing shoes. He had also been a licensed barber.
Sewing machines modified to be foot-treadle powered were used to sew intricate cotton quilts and fashion a wide variety of jaunty ‘chapeaux’ hats.
On display will be an iconic yellow bicycle and home-built cart the artist used to source materials such as iron and lumber for his projects, discovered everywhere from alleyways to yard sales, thriftshops and scrapyards.
The exhibit includes a re-creation of Frieder’s studio wall, press and woodblock plates, and video of his studio filmed shortly after his death.
As a youth Andrew was an avid surfer who built his own surfboard. He was a nationally ranked tournament fencer, a sport he eventually had to relinquish due to injury. In his early twenties, a mental breakdown interrupted a brief Bennington College education, as he began to experience the schizophrenia with which he struggled for much of his adult life.
Through the chaos and pain of his illness Andrew destroyed his entire body of work three times, as well as a number of finished novels. By the two decades of life preceding his demise, however, he had stabilized and experienced no episodes or hospitalizations, a healing process he attributed in no small part to deep immersion in art.
In addition to a significant body of artwork, Andrew Frieder left behind extensive written accounts expressing an acute awareness of his work and mental state, as well as rigorous and compassionate essays on history, religion, and art. The exhibition is supported by archival material including sketchbooks, notebooks and a singularly curious “Paper Evidence of Psychosis” box.
By the time of his death by cancer at age 55, Andrew had reached a profound measure of peace with both his inner life and the greater world.
“If you know how lost I was, and that such thinking over the years I taught myself [ a ] method for working, hence for living, that work teaches life … that when I say “Art saved me” you’ll understand.”
We’re also pleased to announce The Good Luck Gallery will represent Andrew Frieder’s work at the Outsider Art Fair in Paris, France from October 20-23, 2016.
Andrew Frieder: From Spirit to Discovery
MOAH: Museum of Art and History
665 West Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
May 7, 2016 Opening Reception 4-6pm
Through July 24
Tues – Sun 11-6
Extended hours Thursdays 11-8
Closed Mondays and Holidays
9 minute walk (0.4 miles) from Lancaster Metrolink Station
From Los Angeles: 5 North to 14 North. Exit at Avenue K (Exit 42)
Continue straight on 15th Street West to Lancaster Blvd, Turn RT.
Continue on Lancaster Blvd to MOAH.
The Good Luck Gallery
945 Chung King Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Paris Outsider Art Fair
October 20-23, 2016
Hôtel du Duc
22 rue de la Michodière
75002 Paris, France
Sunday July 10, 1 – 4pm
Art Talks on Chung King Road
The Good Luck Gallery, Coagula Curatorial and Gregorio Escalante Gallery is hosting a series of Art Talks and exhibition walkthroughs:
1pm – The Good Luck Gallery
The Good Luck Gallery will present a discussion with guest curators Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz from Disparate Minds as well as Rebecca Hamm, Executive Director of First Street Gallery. They will have an informal conversation about progressive art studios and creating a greater understanding of the importance of artists living with developmental disabilities in the context of the contemporary art world.
Moderated by Paige Wery.
2pm – Coagula Curatorial
A discussion and walkthrough with curator Johanna Went on the works of Mark Gash.
3pm – Gregorio Escalante Gallery
Artist and filmmaker Jorge Gutierrez will discuss his current exhibition “Border Bang”.
$30 covers round trip bus ride, lunch with libations, museum entrance and
walk through with director Andi Campognone.
to reserve your seat visit:
The Good Luck Gallery documentary short about Artist Willard Hill, selected for the Fine Arts Film Festival screening, May 14, 2016. Directed by Parris Patton and produced by Paige Wery.
The 2016 fine Arts Film Festival is a premier showcase for independent film held annually in Venice California. FAFF is dedicated to showing the finest films in the world about art, photography, collectors and artists of all mediums in and out of their studios, galleries, museums, public art and alternative art spaces.
Chung King Radio: Margie LA April 27 5pm, 2016 with Paige Wery
The Good Luck Gallery is pleased to announce:
Noah Erenberg exhibition at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center in Nashville Tennessee
Drawings and Paintings by Noah Erenberg
Monday, April 18, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashvile Tennessee
In collaboration with the Good Luck Gallery in Los Angeles, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is delighted to feature the art of Noah Erenberg. Erenberg works in a variety of mediums. His work has been exhibited in Barristers Gallery in New Orleans and Andres Edlin Fine Art in New York, among many others. His art has been shown internationally for over 20 years.
The Good Luck Gallery is the proud recipient of the Tierra del Sol Foundation 2016 Trail Blazer Award! “for pioneering accomplishments in employment, diversity and inclusion”
ARTTABLE Southern California Old and new members alike will sip on wine, nosh on Chinatown’s finest fare, and be treated to an exhibition of new work by Deveron Richard at The Good Luck Gallery, owned and operated by one of ArtTable’s newest members, Paige Wery, and specializing in “outsider art.”
Gallerist Paige Wery guests on MODERN ART BLITZ Episode #16, joining Mat Gleason and co-host Lisa Derrick to discuss her success in running The Good Luck Gallery, LA’s pre-eminent commercial gallery for self-taught art. Intern Aliza joins us in the sketcher’s seat.
Sunday Januarty 31, 2016 StARTup Art Fair LA
Getting Stared: How to Build an Art Collection with No Experience, Little Money and Even Less Time
Discussion Panel with: Ray Beldner, Paige Wery, Anna Hygelund, Lee Biolos and Elizabeth Yochim
Art Talk at The Good Luck Gallery
Cathy Ward with Doug Harvey September 6, 2015
THE GOOD LUCK GALLERY is pleased to announce support of
Perform Chinatown 2014:
Chaos Reigns curated by Doug Harvey, Lee Lynch and Paige Wery
July 26, 2014