Art Fag City doesn’t report on events outside the city, but if we did, we’d probably discuss the fact that the best blogger in the LA area is opening a gallery. As of Saturday October 21th, Fette’s Flog will expand to become a full fledged gallery! I know you but you don’t know me is the gallery’s first exhibition and features artists Marie Blanchard, Melanie Bonajo, Brian Bress, Roya Falahi, Mehdi Hercberg, Hyun-Gyoung Kim, David Ostrowski, Körner Union, and Stuart White. I’m ashamed to say I live up to the New Yorker stereotype of not having a clue about anything that goes on outside the city limits, as I am not familiar with the work of any of these artists, but based on the excellent work the blogger regularly features on The Flog, I have no doubt the show will be a total success. Fette sent me a press release the other day, and I particularly liked the following.
This first show brings together ten artists whose explorations link to domestic settings. Each of them deal with our modern relationships toward mass-produced objects, the way we surround ourselves with ready-made principles, absurd and ironic order, and with the poetry that inspire us to create such intimate, violent, irrational and beautiful worlds.
So there you have it folks – this exhibition offers us sentimentality without cliché. Who knew that was possible?