The Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park has sheltered artists and photographers for decades–a community far from Hollywood, and bursting with inexpensive commercial rental spaces. Up and down York Boulevard (Highland Park’s main thoroughfare), converted warehouses have served as private studios for a laundry list of emerging and established artists from photographer, Leigh Ledare, to video artist, Sharon Lockhart (whose show, Noa Eshkol opened at LACMA on June 4), to the late Mike Kelley.
Recently the neighborhood has played an increasingly public role in the art scene as galleries and non-profit art spaces take over open storefronts. THIS Gallery began the trend, moving in next to an appliance repair store on Figueroa Blvd. And on June 1st, Onerdonk opened its doors for the first time on York Blvd. quietly yes, but with quite a buzz. The gallery has well-known roots; it is owned by gallerist Nicholas Fahey and Parker Davis, the former curator of Night Gallery (also based in Northeast L.A.).
The opening exhibit features work from: Sara Clendening, Michael Decker, Kate Levant, Justin Lieberman, Jennifer Nichols, Jesse Robinson, Sean Townley, and Erik Van Der Weiide. The opening reception will be held Friday June 8, from 6pm-1am. Onerdonk. 5028 York Blvd., Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA.