Gallery 38 an ongoing project by ArtAboveReality and Bancs Media, opened it’s doors in March of 2015 with the hopes of starting a artistic renaissance in the West Adams neighborhood. One year later, the mission continues. Located on Adams Blvd, just west of La Brea Ave, Gallery 38 has lent its artistic influence to the community through murals, art talks and culture mixed with entertainment to a neighborhood void of it.
Named in a LA Weekly article as “The Center of the burgeoning West Adams Art Scene”, Gallery 38 has done over 10 solo exhibitions 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 year, at least 4 other galleries and/or studios have popped up in the neighborhood showcasing a wide range of art from artists in the neighborhood and throughout the city.
The unique artist that light up the gallery and neighborhood, differ in medium and composition, but are brought together by their unifying element of mixing mediums, street art aesthetics and thought provoking imagery. Gallery 38 will continue to be a pioneer in bringing collector education and artistic freedom, while displaying jaw-dropping exhibits and impermanent installations throughout the global arts community.
Address: 5376 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: (213) 290-1440
Plan Your Visit: Wednesday – Sunday, 1–7PM
Badir McCleary, the founder of ArtAboveReality, believes in connecting talents and emotions of people through multiple art mediums. These mediums include artwork and illustration, documentaries, art history and education, as well as tips and techniques for the artists to take away from the experience. McCleary is a walking media outlet for artists from all walks of life and believes that life inspires art and we all have something beautiful to share. Through fun and informative interviews, an online art show and usable information provided by trusted sources, McCleary’s ArtAboveReality provides visitors with a broad range of artistic knowledge. McCleary interviews and features Art Ambassadors, Influencers and more, sharing their stories through articles, short film and documentaries, giving the artists and platform a worldwide face in the arts and culture community.
Erez Safar is an LA-based creative machine and gallerist producingvideo, music and art that pops in a world where popular styles havebeen left in a state of static. Safar is the founder and CEO of Bancs Media, Bancs is an award winning production company & creative art space with expertise in branding, music production, websites, interactive design and commercials. Safar has been featured in countless publications and TV programs including the New York Times, BBC and CBS. His businesses have been profiled in Bloomberg Business Week, Time Magazine, and on NBC. As a producer, Safar has been dubbed a “buzzmaking beatsmith” by The DJ Booth, URB noted that “Diwon is something else…in a profound kind of way”. Safar is “producer as auteur as every track takes you through the emotional space of the artist, like Kanye or Godard.”
Josiah has been an intern with Gallery 38 since April 2016. He studies photography at Santa Monica College and also works as a student at the Hammer Museum, learning about the art world on the job. He is also an active resident of the West Adams community.