Projects

Gallery 38, Los Angeles

Gallery 38 was an ongoing project by ArtAboveReality and Bancs Media, opening its doors in March of 2015 embarking on the West Adams community with a goal of resurrecting the neighborhood’s past history of visual culture and add to the renaissance of art booming in the Los Angeles area. With time and paint, our vision with the help of our artists and the community we’ve been able to transform and breathe artistic creation back into a sector of the city needing resurgence. 

Named in a LA Weekly article as “The Center of the burgeoning West Adams Art Scene”, Gallery 38 has done over 20 solo exhibitions, 2 global art fairs, and have invited other emerging artists to join in by offering the gallery as a part-time studio and event space, thus creating a community of creativity. With a community-based approach, Gallery 38 has been able to continue the tradition of presenting emerging and established artists while focusing on developing the community around them. Within the two years, the community has seen an eclectic interest in the aesthetics of the neighborhood showcasing a wide range of visual art from murals to academic exhibitions and panels in the community. 

The unique artists that light up the gallery and neighborhood, differ in concentration, composition, and social status, but are brought together by their unifying element of mixing mediums and thought-provoking imagery. Gallery 38 will continue to be a pioneer in bringing appreciation, education, and artistic freedom while displaying jaw-dropping exhibits and impermanent installations throughout the global arts community. Gallery 38 closed its physical location in March of 2018.

The Front of Gallery 38. Mural by MDMN.
An Opening Exhibition at Gallery 38
An Opening Exhibition at Gallery 38

Google Open Gallery

Gallery 38 was an ongoing project by ArtAboveReality and Bancs Media, opening its doors in March of 2015 embarking on the West Adams community with a goal of resurrecting the neighborhood’s past history of visual culture and add to the renaissance of art booming in the Los Angeles area. With time and paint, our vision with the help of our artists and the community we’ve been able to transform and breathe artistic creation back into a sector of the city needing resurgence. 

ArtAboveReality on Google Open Gallery Homepage
Virtual Dialogue Exhibition with Aspire and ArtAboveReality
Internal Information on the Artwork featured in the presentation. Artist Norm Maxwell.

Portraits Of Yesteryear – Virtual Exhibition

ArtAboveReality is pleased to present “Portraits of Yesteryear”, a group survey highlighting contemporary artists across multiple art practices. What do we remember about yesterday? How has it changed? What’s still as you remember it? Many people across the world have lost family members, jobs, and more which allows them to see through different eyes. These portraits are a reflection of a time we used to know – a show of humanity. Yesteryear, referring to a life-changing event is analyzed throughout these images allowing the artist a moment of reflection, and the viewer a chance to gain the artists’ perspective from their visual stories. Curated by Badir McCleary of ArtAboveReality.

Metropolis – Exhibition Walkthrough

Metropolis – A Snapshot of Art Making in Los Angeles. “We are informed about the gallery space but never involved with it as being an extension of the artist’s studio – a haven that purifies emotions through the evocation of fear, stimulation of thought and interaction.” – Faisal Abu’Allah

Relational Chemistry – Exhibition Walkthrough

ArtAboveReality is pleased to present “Relational Chemistry: An Introspective of Urban Experience”, a group survey highlighting nineteen contemporary artists in the city of Philadelphia. Focusing on their grassroots origins, “Relational History: A Introspective of Urban Experience” speaks to the artists using their practice to realize and then share their identities, an entrance, for the viewer, into the artist’s inner selves.


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