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DotDotDash: Don't Look Back Edition

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Monday, January 21, 2008, at 11:14AM

DDDThe weekend isn't really done for some people, but we carry on. In case you were busy reading, DotDotDash hit some gallery openings, and someone has a special afternoon the week one photo exhibit closes. It's after the jump:

NEW VISION FOR LA’S RIVA: g727, formerly known as Gallery 727, opened with flair and dare on Saturday night expanding the concept of space . . .and time. Official opening was at noon, and the earnest reception was at 6pm. Gronk hosted the more outgoing 9:30pm after-party ..— Co-gallery maverick York Chan was heard asking someone “Is the Edison open?” the following night. No truth to my rumor that he was still taking part in the successful opening of g727 ..— Fact is, Chan is celebrating how "fully realized the whole space and Adrian’s [Riva] vision is." g727 is designed to build community through creative absorption of urban planning.


BACKWARD GLANCE: On the same Saturday, Julie Rico Gallery, formerly known as Red Dot Gallery and Bistro, held a reception for artist Youn Woo Chaa that was a mentored affair. Attending was Professor Ki Hong Aum, who has been Chaa’s teacher since the artist was 13..— BTW FYI: Rico notes the new name is really a previous gallery name brought back. ..— DDD considers another 5th and Spring form of art; the cheeseburger at Weenez, clearly a series of expansive panels on a theme.


LAST ADD SATURDAY: Zero One Gallery in Santee Village opened with Dismorphic Visualization Syndrome, a mixed media affair that included B&W photography, iconographic art and loud sprayed acrylics, as loud as the open house party mixer. ..— Paul Coburn is the proud NY-based pop of gallery owner Brandon. Dad said, “This is what New York used to be.” ..— The three large rooms may have been a surprise when filled. Only one person had a price list for art and she was as much in demand as the bartender.


DANES & DOGS AT FLEA MARKET: Opening turnout for Phillip Dane’s South Park Flea Market (8th and Grand) peaked at noon. ..— Amy Russell and Carl Afable were real hosts, chatting up shoppers at the gates. Both are confident the market will grow, and they won't lose parking. The lot next door is ready to take in cars someday. ..— With leashed dogs allowed to go in parts of the market, first day vendor Bark Avenue may have pooped-scooped the competition.


WE OFTEN SAID TO. . . catch the final days of Julius Shulman's architectural photographs at the Central Library, the same exhibit that was the final stop for shootdowntown. ..— Pro and Gallery Row resident Josh Spencer did one better. He spent the day with Shulman himself, and a few dozen other pros, on a double-decker bus chasing the light on Downtown’s buildings. ..— DDD shares the sound advice from the 97-year-old Shulman, who was heard all day directing the driver to “follow the sun!”


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