In The Works

Coachella Valley Art Center gallery space

So I met up with fellow LGT!er Mike McLain in Indio yesterday to scope out Coachella Valley Art Center for a show in February.  The space is big, with lots of little areas that could be utilized for video work, installation, and even performance.  I was introduced to William Schinsky, “Bill” as he is known, who is the executive director of the the center.  Mike will be curating this show on behalf of LGT!  In fact, It is Mike who had the idea of doing the show, as he has his studio there in the art center.  The show will be a survey of emerging artists from Los Angeles, but we plan on having some events: panels, workshops, and open studios to create a dialog with the local artists of Palm Springs/Indio and the artists brought in from LA.  February is when the Palm Springs Art Fair happens, as well as Modernism week.  If you are traveling to the desert for either event, we hope you take a minute and stop by the art center too.  For more about the Coachella Valley Art Center check out their website:

Jennifer Frias

Jennifer Frias was co-curator for LGT!’s YOU ARE HERE: Installations and Space Expanse show.  She is the associate curator at the Sweeney Art Gallery at UC Riverside’s ARTSblock. Her curatorial projects focus on contemporary art, video and photography with emphasis on identity, technology and pop culture.
She has organized exhibitions such as “Jesper Just: Sirens of Chrome,” “RENDER: New Construction in Video Art” with artist/curator, Jeff Cain, “Even Better Than the Real Thing: The Art of the Uncanny,” “Metadataphile: The Collapse of Visual Information” with Lilia Lamas, “JEFF&GORDON: Play Against, and Your Donations Do Our Work: Suzanne Lacy and Andrea Bowers” in which she was part of a curatorial team with Tyler Stallings and Shane Shukis. She is currently working on an exhibition that focuses on the influence of artistic styles and movements of the 1980s and its resurgence in contemporary art today. She is co-founder of the artists/curators collaborative Sixpack Projects where she and her team organizes events and exhibitions at phantom gallery venues in Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire.
Linked below is an article Jennifer has written about artist Patrick Quan who is also in the YOU ARE HERE show:
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You can find out more about Jennifer here:
Nothing Heavy

Nothing Heavy

Pictures from Nothing Heavy, curated by Mario Vasquez






Nothing Heavy

Nothing Heavy

LGT! presents Nothing Heavy

LGT! presents Nothing Heavy

LGT! present Nothing Heavy

This group show will be one night only at the Pomona Packing Plant during the Second Saturday Pomona Art Walk.

Curated by Mario Vasquez

Jocelyn Grau
Dion Johnson
Liz Nurenberg
Atilio Pernisco
Tamarind Rossetti
Lisa Talbot
Andrew K. Thompson
Kim Zsebe

Pomona Packing Plant
560 East Commercial Street, Pomona, California 91767
September 14th from 4-10pm.

To find out more details, visit our facebook event page: