“Nomad” – There were hundreds of artists!
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: