Branch Gallery
 
1031 W. Manchester Blvd, #3 Inglewood, CA 90301 

Gallery Hours: Sunday, 12pm to 5pm
                         Monday, 11am to 5pm
                         Tuesday thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm*

*Please note that the gallery hours are the same as store hours. Open hours are also dependent on exhibitions and/or private events.

The Branch Gallery is a fiber-based art space in Los Angeles. The gallery emphasizes both exhibition and education in its 1500 square feet of multifaceted space. Providing opportunities exclusively for the fiber arts, the Branch Gallery allows fiber artists to share their work and techniques with the broader Los Angeles arts community. We hope to stimulate more attention to fiber as a fine art, along with its presence as a craft, and inspire others to create their own tactile fiber experiences.

The Branch Gallery is a project of The Knitting Tree, L.A., a fiber retail space recently relocated to Los Angeles' Inglewood.

Family Album

featuring Pat Ahern
March 18, 2017 through April 28, 2017

Opening Reception: March 18th from 3pm to 6pm
Artist Talk: April 1st at 3pm

Branch Gallery is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, “Family Album,” featuring work by local fiber artist Pat Ahern. “Family Album” will include work from Ahern’s ten-year collection of crocheted family portraits, along with the debut of several new portraits.

 

Each piece draws likeness from the family photographs Ahern references, along with his personal memories of each person. The portraits range from small picture frame to life size, with each figure in a different pose. Ahern chooses to depict each person in a candid moment, much like what is seen in a family album, lending a timeless quality to the imagery.


A boutique with smaller handmade objects will also be on site, including scarves, jewelry, and other home goods.

About Pat Ahern

Pat Ahern grew up in Woodland Hills, CA where he learned how to crochet and knit from his mother in high school. After many frustrating hours trying to make comfortable and fashionable garments, Ahern turned to wall hangings and sculptural fiber work. Ahern loves the freeform way crochet can be used with yarn, much like brushstrokes on a canvas. He is inspired both by the people in his life and by yarn, and through their endless variety. Pat Ahern is currently the resident artist at Gather DTLA in Los Angeles.

patahernart.com

 



FAQs

Is the Branch Gallery only a gallery space? 
No, we also offer fiber workshops. We hope that by holding workshops in the same area as the exhibitions, people will be more inspired while they are making their own work. 

What are the Branch Gallery’s open hours? 
The gallery hours are the same as the store hours.

Is parking available? 
Yes, there are spaces in the parking lot out front dedicated to the gallery (they are marked with the number 3). On weekends, other parking spaces in the lot are available for use as well. There is also ample street parking. *Please note that street parking is metered (except for Sundays and after 6pm on weeknights) and only takes quarters. 

Can I exhibit my artwork at the Branch Gallery? 
We exclusively exhibit fiber art and are currently open to discuss opportunities with local artists. If you would like to talk further about a potential exhibition, please feel free to contact the gallery manager, Aneesa Shami, at aneesa@theknittingtreela.com.

Where can I learn more about upcoming exhibitions and events? 
We have a brand new Facebook page and Instagram account, @branchgallery. We also have a Tumblr, www.thebranchgallery.tumblr.com, and a Twitter account, @Branch_Gallery