Catherine Taft goes to Art LA for ArtForum and writes about it:
I wasn’t fully sold on the anticipation part, though excitement did seem to follow the handful of celebrities who showed up, such as David Alan Grier, Ty Pennington, Rachel Griffiths, Albert Brooks, Jeff Garlin, Brittany Snow, and John Hensley—admittedly, I didn’t know who the last two were. In front of two arcane Francesca Gabbiani works on paper at Patrick Painter, Neil Patrick Harris hinted to his partner, David Burtka, “Your sister would love that!” Although most stands were offering a similar sampling of safe and lucrative art, a few of the larger or more experimental galleries took chances on less-object-based works. Two worthy examples were videos by Los Angeles–based artist Vishal Jugdeo at LAXART and, at Blum & Poe, Hirsch Perlman, who presented the simple 1994 piece Shoving, a looped projection of two men perpetually pushing each other that remains surprisingly captivating, even fifteen years later.
Hangars On (ArtForum/Scene&Heard)