Photo LA 2015 – Claudia James Bartlett Interview
This was originally broadcast on my radio program “Echo in the Sense” on January 11th. Please use the flash player to listen to my interview about Photo LA with Claudia James Bartlett. If you don’t have flash, you can also click on the link below:[audio:https://archive.org/download/photo_la_2015/photo_la_2015.mp3]
The international photographic art exposition photo la returns for its 24th year at The REEF, located in the historic LA Mart building in downtown Los Angeles, January 15 – 18, 2015. Downtown LA has become an international destination for art patrons and enthusiasts. In addition to photo la and the LA Art Show, downtown LA will also welcome the highly anticipated opening of the new Broad Museum in 2015, along with the ongoing arrival of new cutting-edge and blue-chip galleries, such as Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Inspired by downtown’s growing vitality and creative energy, photo la relocated to The REEF for its 2014 edition, attracting an unprecedented attendance of 16,000 guests. The 2015 edition of photo la will expand its uniquely diverse and far-reaching showcase of photographic art, ranging from 19th Century works to contemporary and innovative photography-based art. Alongside galleries, dealers, museums, and nonprofit organizations, photo la will also expand its acclaimed programming to include more lectures, roundtable discussions, special installations, and docent tours with distinguished members of the photographic/arts community. This year, photo la is pleased to honor Catherine Opie, and the fair’s exclusive VIP opening gala will celebrate her lifelong contributions to the arts. Additionally, all proceeds from the opening gala will go towards photo la 2015 beneficiary The United Way of Greater Los Angeles and The Painted Brain.
About Claudia James Bartlett (from LinkedIn):
Since receiving her B.A. in Art from the University of Washington, Seattle, Claudia James Bartlett has managed and dealt art in several galleries. Beginning with Larry Gagosian. Claudia has intermittently worked for Artforum as a West Coast Representative and in 2002 with her husband, Peter founded the Hayworth Gallery, which effectively championed the work of young emerging artists. Presently she is gallery director at the Cohen Gallery and is in her third year as a producer/director/owner of photo l.a. and Emerging Focus. In addition she is honored to serve on the Board of the Craft and Folk Art Museum.