Last week, SlamxHype let you know about mindthegap, Barry McGee and Phil Frost’s exhibition at Prism, LA’s most exciting new gallery. I checked out the preview tonight and was really impressed by what I saw. With a space designed by award-winning architectural design firm PATTERNS and an inaugural show curated by RVCA founder PM Tenore, co-owners Jared Najjar and PC Valmorbida are definitely off to a good start.
(from left) Jared Najjar, Andy Valmorbida, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, Stavros Niarchos
Not only is Prism is a fun addition to the Sunset Strip, it’s great to see more galleries sprouting out here that support the urban art scene. Says Australian born PC, “We are trying to close the gap between blue chip art and street art and make it accessible to everyone. When I first came to Los Angeles, it struck me that there was less activity here than in New York and there was some room for a place like this. I want to attract a lot of young people. It’s not your conventional, stuffy art gallery.” It’s definitely far from that. If you’re a Beautiful Losers fan and anywhere near LA between now and February 20th, you have got to check Prism out.
Exclusive photos of the evening below.
(from left) Revok, PC Valmorbida
Nicky Hilton (center)
Barry McGee (right)
Seth Carmichael and Revok
PM Tenore (on the steps)
Elisa Carmichael (me)
Paris Vogue’s Carine Roitfeld