“Nomad” – There were hundreds of artists!

David Shull and two of his large-scale paintings

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:

Artist and props Jacky Perez

Atilio Pernisco… and his very intriguing painting

Terri Thomas with her work in progress

Dawn Ertl, continues to explore the uses of fabric

Rebecca Youssef, with her small-scale summaries

Photographer Nicole Merton

Melissa Sherman, in front of the work of Rachel Kaster


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