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"The Lords & the New Creatures," installation view at Nye + Brown, Los Angeles
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Nye + Brown

PLASTIC FANTASTIC
IN LOS ANGELES

by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp



The "Light and Space" and "Fetish Finish" artists from 1960s Los Angeles have recently found a New York champion in Tim Nye, who has exhibited their cast resin, molded plastic and coated glass works at his New York gallery and at the 2011 Venice Biennale as well. Now, Nye is bringing the coals to Newcastle, so to speak, by opening a gallery in Culver City with Lexi Brown, formerly of Happy Lion in Chinatown. The retro bright orange exterior of the gallery with its unconventional Nye + Brown neon sign are a welcome addition to a dreary stretch of South La Cienega Boulevard. The interior is dedicated to art that shares L.A.’s automotive enthusiasms.

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