House of Campari Offers First Look At LA's Rising Artists

by MELLISSA SEECHARAN · June 1, 2009

[House of Campari LA.  All photos via Getty] House of Campari, the patron home for up-and-coming artists, celebrated the works of art novices, last Friday, with an exclusive preview of "First Look: An Exhibition of Emerging Artists from Los Angeles Galleries." More story and photos below... Hosted by Campari, Paper magazine, and MOCA Contemporaries, the group exhibition marks the fourth year House of Campari has hosted such an event in the city of Angels. And, when we said the event was exclusive, we weren't just talking about the guests. Artists involved in the show must have had their works displayed for one season in a LA gallery, or will be displayed in the upcoming season. No one ever said the artistic climb to the top would be easy. The exhibition will be open throughout June in West Hollywood.

Featured artists include: Gonzalo Lebrija, Mellisa Manfull, My Barbarian, Eamon Ore-Giron, Adrian Paules, Lisi Raskin, Noah Sheldon, Simmons & Burke, Agathe Snow, Mateo Tannatt, Mickalene Thomas, Kaari Upson and Jeffrey Wells.

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Kaws, Adrian Paules

My Barbarian

Noah Davis and guest

My Barbarian performs

Matt Chambers

Billy Zane and guest

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