WORK / Co-Owner, FOOD HOUSE - May 1992 - August 1995, Los Angeles, CA

OVERVIEW

In 1992 FOODHOUSE, which was imagined and operated by Robert Gunderman, Leonard Bravo, myself and later Randy Sommer, opened out of necessity for an artists run space that valued emerging artists’ work, performances and happenings in Los Angeles.

The high dollar art market of the 1980’s had ended and an economic recession had caused many galleries to close their doors.

 

 

As an artist run alternative art gallery, FOOHOUSE exemplified the contagious do-it-yourself energy of the early 1990’s. Opened in a small run down schoolroom in Santa Monica, FH exhibited 55 group and solo shows, hosted performance art nights and invited local bands to play.

 

 

But unlike a typical gallery FH would make some adjustments that would be in favor of the artist, namely a more favorable split in sales to the artist, and the gallery would not own a specific stable of artists but would have a working relationship with many artists.

EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS (in chronological order)

Inaugural Exhibition June 9, 1992 - Closing Exhibition March 4, 1995
 

Gourp Show Tom Hartman, Eo Harper, Antonio Gonella, Leonard Bravo, Michael Arata, Robert Gunderman, Tim Clare and Stephen Hartzog



Group Show - John Elder and JIm Richards



Nutrition - Group SHow



Stephen Wong



Group Show - Eo Harper, Jack Richardson and Carlos Mollura



"Tattoo" - curated by Bennett Roberts - Including Rory Devine, Carol Davis, LouAnne Greenwald, Noel O'Malley, Yolanda McKay, Leonard Seagal and Mary Broegger



Michael Arata



Group Show - LouAnne Greenwald and Holly Wilder



Group Show - Kevin Appel, Michael Pavoni and Steve Hanson



"Mimosa" - curated by Leonard Seagul through Nomadic Sites - Including Rory Devine, Linda Stark, Patrick Nickell, Katherine Leighnor, Jacci Den Hartog and Marc Pally



Jack Richarson

Group Show - Kieth Pirlot, Noel O'Malley and Jim Richards



Larry Mantello

Derick Armor


Keith Pirlot

Group Show - Joe Smoke and Anne-Marie Sircello



Chris Finley

Lawrence Gipe



"Thanks" - One Year anniverary group show



Elizabeth Razzano

Jennifer Steinkamp



Salley Elesby

Steven Criqui



Keith Pirlot

Antonio Gonella



Jason Mckechnie

Andrea Bowers



"Germinal Notations" - Group Show



Eo Harper

Jim Richards



Chris Finley

"The Power of Positive Thinking" - curated by Sam Durant

Tammy Rosen, Ed Suman, Andrea Bowers, Lilly Van Der Stoker and Mitchel Syrop



Kevin Appel

Group Show - Salley Elesby, Jane Reynolds and Antonio Gonella



Daniel Weiner

Anna-Marie Sircello



Sam Durant

Luca Buvoli



Kent Young

Joyce Lightbody



Susie Parker

Tyller Stallings



"Thanks Again" - Two year anniversary group show



Carlos Mollura

Ben Chase



Kenneth Riddle

Elizabeth Rizzano



Salley Elesby

Jane Reynolds



Michael Pierzynski

Habib Kherardyar



Dan Knapp

"Late Photography" - Group Show - Including Miles Coolidge, Steven Criqui and Tyler Stallings



"Pretty" - Group Show - Including Kevin Appel, Andrea Bowers, Jeffrey Burton, Salley Elesby, Lisa Hein, Marisa Hernandez and Melissa Pokorny



"Time and Space" - Group show addressing the closing of the space - Including Rory Devine, Sam Durant, Allyson Hollingsworth, Carlos Mollura, Dave Muller, Carter Potter, Elizabeth Razzano and Kent Young



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