Monday, October 29, 2012

Ace Gallery

Ace Gallery, formerly Desmond's, Tower Building, Miracle Mile, L.A.

On Friday night Larry and I were at the Ace Gallery on the Miracle Mile for the opening reception of Charles Fine's 30 Year Retrospective.  I was not familiar with Charles' work, but Larry has known the Artist since childhood.  They grew up together and attended the same schools.  Larry remembers going to one of Charles' art shows about 20 years ago, also at Ace Gallery.
I like Charles' work very much.  He paints, sculpts, does assemblage and works in various other mediums.  It was an impressive show.

Bronze & Stone Sculptures by Charles Fine
Untitled Painting.  Oil & Asphalt on Canvas, by Charles Fine
Mixed Media on Wood, by Charles Fine
Room Installation, Ace Gallery
"Table of Contents,"  Assemblage by Charles Fine
Famous artist, Ed Moses confers with art patrons

We saw a few friends at the reception too....always a plus!  The Ace Gallery is located in the historic, Art Deco Wilshire Tower Building that was originally Desmond's Men Store.  It is a beautiful building, built in 1929 (Gilbert Stanley Underwood, architect).

Wilshire Tower, 1929.  Security Pacific National Bank Collection, L.A. Public Library Archives
Staircase, Ace Gallery

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