women in art : a conversation

Panel Discussion: “Women in Art: Pop-Culture, Collaboration, and Collecting”
Startup Fair
Highland Gardens Hotel
7047 Franklin Avenue | Hollywood

Moderated by Nathaly Charria (curator and art advisor) and including panelists Nicole Ehrlich (Producer, Board of Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art), Michelle Papillion (PAPILLION, Los Angeles), Susan Hancock (Collector), and Kate Durbin (New Media & Performance Artist)this panel promises to be a conversation about Women in Contemporary Art, specifically looking at Pop-Culture, Collaboration, and Collecting. The panel considers various facets of contemporary art and each panelists’ role within a changing landscape.

Photos courtesy of Rollin Leonard


As I prepare for the performance debut by newest artists PROST (PROSTITUTION), commissioned by the Miami Design District for Site-Specific Performance Series season premier, I am honored and delighted to bring LA to Miami and allow my hometown to be the first to ever experience their work. Join me on Saturday March 21, 2015 at 151 NE 40th ST (former Cartier) with afterparty at Soho House and an artist talk on Sunday at APT606

Transforming luxury boutiques into speakeasies, and galleries into soapboxes and stages, Site-Specific is a unique and ephemeral exploration of the Design District. The performance-based series offers a fast-paced platform for any combination of genres in dance, music, theatre and poetry where guests are invited to a series of events taking place in locations all throughout the neighborhood. From de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space and Theory boutique, to the former showroom of Cartier jewelers and still-new Palm Court, Site-Specific returns this Saturday with a parcour of events throughout Miami Design District.
— Dejha Carrington, writer, Miami Design District.

It is with great pleasure, Natology presents the first Miami x LA project of 2015. Miami is home. It is the place that raised, taught, and opened my first studio and gallery doors. Since arriving in 2003, I have been a part of the Magic City’s incredible transformation. We’ve rolled up our sleeves, collaborated, created, and collectively developed the city into a destination for art, culture, music, and fashion. For me, it all started in the Miami’s Design District. From being a gallery assistant at Bitforms Gallery to opening FriendsWithYou’s first flagship to curating and producing fundraisers for CP+B, this is the neighborhood that made me. Thank you to Dacra and the Miami Design District for your consistent support and inspiration.

Never Grow Old

Serbian-born and LA-grown Masha is a mover of underground sound. From producing some of the city’s most recognized electronic music events with MFG Productions to music curating, Masha has stepped into her own and is bringing her touch to the turntables. An electronic digger of disco and house music, Masha recently created a mix for Natology called Never Grow Old. 

Never Grow Old captures the carefree feeling of a hot summer night. The mix spans through time journeying from disco to house. It begins with Goody Goody’s 1978 It Looks Like Love, and ends with Tom Trago’s contemporary sampling of the classic tune. In between, the disco ball’s glow fades behind the bright lights of the laser beams. The pace intensifies, the volume increases and the plot thickens. We find ourselves in a 90s soulful house paradise.