1452 E. Sixth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
About Jason Vass:
Situated in the burgeoning arts district neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles in a 2,700 square foot, space designed to accommodate diverse exhibitions and related programs, the gallery aims to create an exhibition platform that offers a historical perspective through the lens of contemporary artists. The gallery is committed to cultivating emerging talent and supporting established artists from around the world. Exhibiting artists include: Luke Austin, Deborah Brown, Dan Callis, Bouke de Vries, Mark Dutcher, Nancy Evans, Elena Khudiakova, Cynthia MacAdams, Douglas Tausik, and Nettie Wakefield. The gallery manages the estate of Gene Vass.
Gallery founder Jason Vass is the son of Gene Vass, the youngest member of NYC’s Cedar Tavern abstract expressionist group. His mother, Joan Vass, was a fashion designer and curator at MOMA where he spent much of his youth. His extraordinary parents influenced his eye and his passion for art. In the 1980’s Vass was managing partner at contemporary art gallery Patrick Fox in NYC. After moving from New York to Los Angeles, Vass opened his first gallery on Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue in 1992 where he developed a reputation as a well-known and internationally respected dealer of posters, prints and limited-edition museum quality fine art lithographs. He has since owned galleries in Santa Monica and Santa Fe.