LeBasse Projects is an American gallery that partners with its artists and clients in developing experiential exhibitions and ideas.
LeBasse Projects was founded in 2008 to represent the interests of a select roster of international artists. After producing more than 50 exhibitions over 5 years in Culver City’s Arts District as well as attendance at more than a dozen international art fairs, LeBasse Projects is shifting its direction to respond to its artists needs and the changing landscape of contemporary art and culture.
The gallery will have presence in Hong Kong and Los Angeles and will be available in both cities by appointment. With a focus on large scale international public installations and exhibitions, LeBasse Projects continues to be a home for innovative artists who work across a range of mediums.
The Contrast Series: An Ongoing LA Mural Project
Industry Partners and LeBasse Projects are collaborating to present ‘Contrast,’ an ongoing series of murals and art installations across Los Angeles. The ‘Contrast’ series will include an international roster of artists who will be invited to paint murals across some of the most desirable property locations and creative work spaces in the city.
Industry Partners, a Santa Monica based real estate services firm, and LeBasse Projects, a gallery focused on experiential programming, developed the idea of ‘Contrast’ in order to build cultural value into the fabric of neighborhood and community properties. Over the next year, artists from the international ranks will be invited, hosted and given access to paint some of the most unique properties in Los Angeles.
While cities like Los Angeles generally encourage new real estate projects to include artwork, many times developers and property owners simply opt out, preferring not to commit the resources. Industry Partners feel that the integration of contemporary art into their projects is a necessary amenity to create a true sense of community - backing up their beliefs by making the voluntary integration of art a significant part of each building’s retrofit. Partnering with LeBasse Projects on the Series was timely as the gallery transitioned to focus on large scale public works in Asia and the US.
The ‘Contrast’ series launched February 2014 and includes artists, Herakut, David Flores, Bumblebee and CYRCLE. Look for more upcoming artist in 2015.