“Hearts of Palm”

Night Gallery

Night Gallery (hours of operation: 10 PM to 2 AM) is an off-space in East Los Angeles nestled between a taqueria and a beauty salon. Opening last February under the direction of artist Davida Nemeroff, this intimate nocturnal venture appeared as a welcome other to the city’s more pedestrian gallery scene. The venture’s innocuous slackness—the artworks aren’t exactly titled or untitled, the installations may change during the course of the show, the space is attended by whichever trusted friends happen to be hanging around on a given evening—only lends breathing room to the venue’s black-walled cube.

Night Gallery’s recent exhibition “Hearts of Palm,” featuring designer and artist Peter Harkawik with Wintergarten Ltd (a collaboration between LA-based artist Parker Davis and an anonymous partner), was an exemplary demonstration of this loose yet rigorous sensibility—a show in flux both

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