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We stopped by IKO IKO's EXTRAordinary Life Series installation at the Gallery Space of Space1520 for their Opening Party this past week. There have been a fair amount of pop-ups in that space, but Kristin Dickson and Shin Okuda's sparse and purposeful installation brings art back to the gallery, and gives shoppers an experience that, umm, let's just say, they don't usually get on that street.

Featuring pieces from Dickson's simply structural clothing line, Rowena Sartin, and Okuda's playfully perfect furniture and home goods, the installation imagines a store without commercialization.

Rounding out the assortment of "innovative options for personalizing space and self" are ceramic sculptures and whiskey bottles by artist Matt Merkel Hess, Yelena Zelehova's funny braided headbands, and Daniel Hope's wire drawings. We're currently lusting after Rowena Sartin's new brass bracelets which would look great stacked or alone, and Waka Waka's Low Rider chairs.

This weekend you can catch Yelena Zelehova (she of the braided headbands)'s puppet show in the courtyard on the 22nd at 7pm, but unfortunately, 1520 has cut short the IKO IKO installation: it now ends the 30th. If you miss it: just head further east to IKO IKO's permanent nice life space at 1298 Sunset. (Story by Lizz Wasserman)
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Space 15 Twenty

1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Visit Website

Iko Iko

1298 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026 Visit Website