They came, they showed, they took it down and left
TAM’s Nomad pop-up has brought art galore to South Bay
Text and photos by Bondo Wyszpolski
Last weekend, August 28-29, the Torrance Art Museum (TAM) hosted a very large and successful event, bringing together over 470 artists to show their work across multiple floors and in various offices and booths a old vacant medical building at Traversée Del Amo. It was billed as the largest pop-up art exhibit in the history of contemporary Southern California art. I wouldn’t doubt it in the slightest. And it was an exhilarating experience!
The quality of the work was everywhere in the artistic world, and apparently in all mediums, from painting and ceramics to photography and the art of assemblage. Many artists were present on both days to talk and discuss their work. Here are a handful: