Agnes Lew Interviews Acclaimed Artists Featured on Gallery Platform LA, a New Online Gallery
Eighty-one art galleries in Los Angeles have joined forces to create an online space encouraging engagement and art viewing with local and international art audiences. This site, aptly named Gallery Platform LA, showcases 10 gallery “viewing rooms” and a curated project on a rotating basis every 8 weeks. Formed by the Gallery Association Los Angeles, this digital platform reflects the vibrant art scene and community of the city.
Agnes Lew, East West Bank’s senior vice president and director of private banking, and an art aficionado, interviews featured artists on the platform. “We’ve helped many galleries and museums, big or small, through the PPP loan,” says Lew. “Now more than ever, art is needed for our well-being, and it’s so wonderful to see this incredible collaboration of more than 80 galleries coming together to support each other; many of them are small businesses.” East West Bank is a proud sponsor of Gallery Platform LA.
Lew is particularly interested in following and supporting the works of contemporary American artists from her hometown of Los Angeles. “It’s a lot of fun to have the opportunity to engage with artists and get to know them on a deeper level as we conduct these exclusive artist interviews,” she says.
First up is Christina Quarles. With an emphasis on contoured lines, dimensional perspectives and the dismantling of fixed subjectivity in her art, Quarles draws much of her inspiration from her own daily experiences and personal background. She talks with Lew about food, artistic inspiration and coping with shelter-in-place.