Sacha Baumann is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles.

it works for me

One of my favorite living artists, Steve Lambert, just finished installing his latest show at Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown: "It's Time to Fight and It's Time to Stop Fighting." Charlie invited me to stop by and check it out before the big kick off on September 15.

My review: Fantastic.

The main attraction is a "Captialism Works For Me! True / False," a huge interactive sign that I am a proud Kickstarter backer of. My pledge comes with a lot of goodies, including a thank you call from Steve's mom and dad. Saturday night I got an in person thanks from Steve–a thrill. (Note to self, book hair appointment. Botox too.)

A few iPhone pics I snapped while previewing the new show:

The big sign with a big question. Which I answered. Can you guess which way?

There is some other great, albeit smaller, signage in the show. And a hidden bonus: Charlie urged me to check out the piece downstairs in the basement. He told me to head down there with some other people and to jump around a bit.

As luck would have it, there was a pretty girl down there we danced about, but barely anything lit up. Then, our not so great photographer steps in front of the sign and voila!

I jokingly declared the sign sexist. Maybe it just didn't like our moves.

If you follow me on Facebook or Insta (@sacha_baumann) you may have seen these two shots from previous Steve shows at Charlie James (including one I used as my profile pic). Love.


Needless to say, I'll be back at the gallery on the 15th for the opening.

It's going to be a great night in Chinatown, including an artist's reception at Sam Lee for Joshua Aster and a group show "Narcolandia," Coagula Curitorial (next door to Charlie).

There's lots happening art-wise all across town. A great resource for planning your art weekend: For Your Art. Sign up for their newsletter and follow them all over the internet, in the usual spots: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Insta.  

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