This past Saturday was a storm of art in Los Angeles. One that we wanted to make sure was not lost in the shuffle of Made In L.A. yesterday is a very intimate show happening at Melrose’s super fly, super chic TENOVERSIX. The store does occasional art programming and Saturday saw the opening of their latest showcase: Alika Cooper‘s WOMEN/works ON PAPER.
The show–very finely curated by cool gal Yaoska Davila–features a handful of gauche on paper depictions of various fashionable, sexy women peppered in and around TENOVERSIX’s equally as fashionable and sexy inventory. You have a little Brigitte Bardot, Edie Sedgwick, Farrah Fawcett, Little Edie, and–of course–a few of the incomparable Grace Jones in her best costumes. The portraits are these atmospheric, fluid pieces that tiptoe around fashion through femininity.
ork. the textile work is a departure from the works on paper.
yaoska asked me to do a show of my works on paper. and selected works from the last 5 years. i have been working on the new textlie work the last two years. i have a solo show coming up of my current work , the textile work, at Night Gallery on Oct. 2.
The work shown by Cooper is her works on paper, which are a collection of items from the past five years. She’s currently in a new direction, dealing with textiles, which everyone was abuzz about since her work has been shared from Highland Park’s Night Gallery to Culver City’s LAXART. She’s certainly an art star on the rise and most definitely has a hold on a larger, more accessible audience. It would not be surprising if some young hip-hop ingenue catches one of her pieces at the store and adopts her work like Kanye West did with George Condo.
Each piece is up for sale at almost mind bogglingly cheap costs that nearly inspired us to drop a few hundreds to get one of them. Unfortunately, the flies in our wallet wouldn’t let us even ask which were still available. Check out the show and pick up some cool stuff at TENOVERSIX while you’re there. Alika’s work will be up through July 7.