Car, shed … elevator? The Los Angeles art spaces proving smaller is better

By Matt Stromberg

A range of alternative galleries have sprung up in the city, creating micro-museums that offer unique experiences not found in ‘white-walled galleries'

I receive the text telling me my car was downstairs. Outside waiting for me there's a metallic gray Ford Crown Victoria, the workhorse American automobile often used as cops cars or taxis. But this is no ride-sharing vehicle like a Lyft or an Uber – it's a mobile art space, Gallery1993. Scattered throughout the car are objects created by artist Tita Cicognani for her current exhibition, Your Ground. In the footwell opposite me, a ceramic figure of a fork-tongued demon sat atop a custom floor mat adorned with flames, a whimsical, vehicular vision of hell.

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