Gallery 38 an ongoing project by ArtAboveReality and Bancs Media, opening it’s doors in March of 2015 embarking on the West Adams community with a goal of resurrecting the neighborhood’s past history of visual culture and add to the renaissance of art booming in the Los Angeles area. With time and paint, our vision with the help of our artists and the community we’ve been able to transform and breathe artistic creation back into a sector of the city needing resurgence.
Named in a LA Weekly article as “The Center of the burgeoning West Adams Art Scene”, Gallery 38 has done over 20 solo exhibitions, 2 global art fairs, 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 two years, the community has seen an eclectic interest in the aesthetics of the neighborhood showcasing a wide range of visual art from murals to academic exhibitions and panels in the community.
The unique artists that light up the gallery and neighborhood, differ in concentration, composition and social status, but are brought together by their unifying element of mixing mediums and thought provoking imagery. Gallery 38 will continue to be a pioneer in bringing appreciation, 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:
Friday 11AM–2PM, 6–8PM
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.”