Katie Lewis, “Drawing Room,” 2009. Exhibition view at Monte Vista, Los Angeles. Photo: Michael Underwood. Courtesy Monte Vista
Located in Highland Park, Los Angeles, Monte Vista is an artist-run space that hosts exhibitions, lectures, events, and performances. The space is self-determining—there is no “manifesto”—but its general aims are to provide a platform for art and conversation in Los Angeles. Monte Vista’s programming sidesteps the influence of the commercial market, instead emphasizing experimentation and artworks that contribute to nontraditional dialogues.