Friday, April 25, 2008

Art Book Swap - Los Angeles

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Regency Arts Press Ltd. Present Art Book Swap Los Angeles. In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2008
Time: Noon to 5pm
Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, on the North Piazza

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Regency Arts Press Ltd., will be co-sponsoring an Art Book Swap at LACMA on Saturday, May 3rd from Noon to 5pm. This is the first Art Book Swap to be held in Los Angeles. Art Book Swap is simple in practice: people bring art books and swap for other books that have been collected from a wide variety of donors.

Art Book Swap is participatory, cooperative and enterprising. It is a cycle of interchange and circulation. It encourages community and rejuvenation. Art viewing, be it in galleries or museums, is intrinsically a social activity. Art Book Swap symbiotically engages with this activity, in addition to accomplishing a number of goals:

-Injects social energy into inherently private pursuits (reading, book collecting).
-Creates an interconnecting network of information and interchange between strangers.
-Reshapes an untold number of private book collections by reenergizing them with new materials and topics.

All books that remain at the end of the swap will be donated to the Bunche Center Prison Outreach Program, run by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African-American Studies at UCLA. The Bunche Center brings books into American prison libraries, where they are so badly needed.

Art Book Swap is free and open to the public. Visitors can swap as many art books in good condition as they like on a one-for-one basis. A 10% discount on admission to LACMA will be granted for the day to all participants in the Art Book Swap who present a receipt from the swap.

About Regency Arts Press Ltd.
Created in 2003, Regency Arts Press Ltd. is dedicated to publishing artists' books with American contemporary artists. We are primarily committed to fostering experimentation and innovation, and to giving artists the opportunity to work outside of the concerns and constraints of the commercial art marketplace. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

About New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA)
Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Our mission is to create an open flow of information, support and collaboration within our field and to develop a stronger sense of community among our constituency. Our initiatives have succeeded on two fronts: making the contemporary arts more accessible to the general public, and creating opportunities that nurture the growth of emerging artists, curators and galleries.

LACMA-the largest encyclopedic museum in the Western United States-is the only museum of its kind to make contemporary art a principal area of activity with the opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM). The Renzo Piano-designed BCAM is a cornerstone of the museum's ten-year project to dramatically renovate and expand LACMA's twenty-acre campus. This evolving contemporary collection, coupled with the museum's robust permanent collection of more than 100,000 works spanning the history of art, and extensive free public programming, make LACMA the definitive cultural town square for the city of Los Angeles and its visitors.

Contact: Lauren Wittels @ Regency Arts Press Ltd., 917-586-0166,
Heather Hubbs @ NADA, 212-594-0883,


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Milo Gallery / Max Miceli Exhibition

The Milo Gallery is currently exhibiting paintings by Max Miceli. The work puts as much emphasis on personal allegory as it does aesthetic appeal. The themes and imagery beckon the viewer to decipher a candy-coated mythology-an exercise of sifting through our relationship to nature and with each other. Animals commingle with industry, trees are over pruned, and people are depicted as archetypes within sugary fields of color weathered with textural scrapes and markings.

Max Miceli
This Must Must Mean Something", 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 48"
Max Miceli © Courtesy of Milo Gallery, Los Angeles

Max Miceli
Simple Inertia, 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"
Max Miceli © Courtesy of Milo Gallery, Los Angeles

Max Miceli
Night Hunting", 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36"
Max Miceli © Courtesy of Milo Gallery, Los Angeles

Max Miceli was born in Dayton, Ohio and grew up in Redlands, California. He received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has participated in numerous exhibitions across the country. The exhibition continues through April 19th.


Max Miceli
Hard Icing
March 22 - April 19, 2008

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 5:00pm

Milo Gallery
6130 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA, 90048

For additional information contact the gallery or visit
their website Milo Gallery