Thursday, October 11, 2012

New art gallery opens with great success in Downtown Los Angeles. PhotoJournal by Ingrid Dietrich 2012

The Medallion. 334 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA. 
Opening date: Thursday, September 13, 2012

Curators Arierl Rucker and Jose Acosta

HIDEOUT X GALLERY is located in the heart of the Historic Downtown Los Angeles. The creators recently opened  the doors to the public during the "Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk," September 13, 2012.

My experience at the gallery during the opening night was both relaxing and insightful.
The gallery ambiance was relaxed and inviting. Wood panels, and wooden boxes were being used to hold the art pieces. The gallery embellishments ranged from dimmed light bulbs (handcrafted by Jose Acosta), to pieces of colorful fabrics hanging from the roof, to a vintage sewing machine. At the end of the main room, a movie projection was being featured. To the left, fashion designers were displaying their creations. A cozy couch decorated with coffee bean sacks, served as a rest pit for the art gallery visitors. A feeling of comfort and relaxation made me want to stay a little bit longer and appreciate every art piece.

The creators and curators are Jose Acosta and Ariel Rucker, two young artists who graduated from OTIS College of Art and Design. Ariel graduated with a degree in Digital Media with an emphasis on illustration and concept art. Jose graduated with a degree in Digital Media, and later, he specialized on art related subjects such as toy design, drawing, and painting. Their extraordinary idea was to create a place where starting-talented-artists could have the opportunity to exhibit their work. They believe that talented artists deserve equal opportunities, no matter their social or economic status. 

The Art was unique and multifaceted in design and presentation.
The Art exhibition on September 13, 2012 (opening night) included paintings, drawings, book illustrations, fashion designs, product designs, photography, installation, and  unique handcrafted creations.

Youthful and innovating are two words that come to mind when I try to describe this gallery. HIDEOUT X Gallery is a hidden gem, a place where creativity, self expression, and brilliant ideas turn into life.

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Jenelle Casares and Ingird Dietrich. Photographers
Photograph by Ginger Van Hook©2012.

Diana Huang. Artist, animator, painter.

Report and photography by Ingrid Dietrich©2012.

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