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Lee Maida, Bench For Two Heads, 2010, wood, hardware, canvas, photocopies, concrete, 36 x 20 x 24". From “ACP.”

“ACP”

Parker Jones

Lee Maida, Bench For Two Heads, 2010, wood, hardware, canvas, photocopies, concrete, 36 x 20 x 24". From “ACP.”

West Coast artists Eve Fowler and Lucas Michael (the latter newly based in New York) founded Artist Curated Projects with the goal of fostering opportunities for a community of artists to “develop their curatorial ideas and show the work of their peers while promoting, engaging in dialogue, and creating connections among artists from multiple disciplines and at different stages in their careers,” according to the ACP website. While apartment exhibitions are hardly new and innumerable artists have historically acted as curators, ACP embraces both these approaches in a nomadic synthesis—one that finds sympathy in the estimable number of artist-run start-ups mushrooming across Los Angeles that coincides with the precipitous fall of the economy.

Since its inauguration in the summer of 2008, ACP has provided a transitory umbrella for two dozen projects—many lasting only an

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