“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 brought art galore to the South Bay

Text and photos by Bondo Wyszpolski

Last weekend, August 28 and 29, the Torrance Art Museum (TAM) pulled off a very large and very successful event, bringing in over 470 artists to show their work on multiple floors and in various offices and cubicles of a vacant former medical building at Del Amo Crossing. It was billed as the largest pop-up art show in Southern California contemporary art history. I wouldn’t doubt that in the least. And it was an exhilarating experience!

The quality of the work was all over the artistic universe, and seemingly in every medium, from painting and ceramics to photography and assemblage art. Many of the artists were on hand both days to talk about and discuss their work. Here’s just a handful of them:

Artist and prop maker Jacky Perez

Atilio Pernisco… and his very intriguing painting

Terri Thomas with her work in progress

Dawn Ertl, continuing to explore the uses of fabric

Rebecca Youssef, with her small-scale abstracts

Photographer Nicole Merton

Melissa Sherman, in front of work by Rachel Kaster



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