“at the Brewery Project, 1993-2007: the Finale”

            “at the Brewery Project” was an exhibition series that focused on artist-organized exhibitions for emerging and established artists between 1993 and 2007. It contributed to the history of contemporary art in Southern California by being an experimental, artist-organized exhibition showcase that was primarily centered on L.A. artists, occasionally functioning as a site for international exhibitions interlinking different countries through an exchange of artists and artwork. The director of the Project was John O'Brien, but the specific exhibitions were each directed by the artist-organizers who proposed them. The project was located in the historic 1904 John Parkinson Edison Electric Building #3 on the premises of The Brewery complex in downtown Los Angeles. It existed thanks to the support of Kathy Reges and Richard Carlson.

            The exhibition “at the Brewery Project, 1993-2007: the Finale” mirrored this history by presenting new work by over 50 artists who previously exhibited at the Brewery Project. It filled the entire Armory building and included 10 artist-organized exhibitions in which a number of artist-organizers who created shows for the Project updated them for the Finale.