A Gallery in the Palm of Your Hands A Santa Monica-based Gallery that Can be Enjoyed From All Parts of the World. -Speedy Gallery Online Viewing Room
In March, I went to Santa Monica to prepare for the opening of the new location for Speedy Gallery. As soon as we arrived, the state went into lockdown.
Without letting this get me down, I began looking into VR. I’m am now pleased to present you with Speedy Gallery’s first online viewing room. Throughout this process, Speedy staff members Umi Morikawa and Bri Marie put in hours of effort, communicating with companies all over the world including London, New York, Budapest, etc. Thanks to everyone’s hard work, the Santa Monica gallery was able to remade completely in CG. Now, the gallery isn’t only limited to the people of LA. People from all over the world can now take a tour through Speedy Gallery and discover the beauty of Japanese contemporary art.
This month, Speedy Gallery also plans to release its E-commerce site, so that people from all over the world can purchase, as well. Please check it out!
A Gallery in the Palm of Your Hands. A Santa Monica-based Gallery that Can be Enjoyed From All Parts of the World. -Speedy Gallery Online Viewing Room
Speedy Gallery, Inc.(California) is pleased to release the launch of its first digitized exhibition with Online Viewing Room (New York) who has created virtual galleries for some of the top galleries and museums in the world such as Hauser and Wirth. The digitized exhibition is available for viewing from June 19th, 2020.
Speedy Group (HQ Tokyo Japan), has strategized to advance into more DX (digital transformation), post-coronavirus, by completely reproducing their art gallery in digital form.
All five exhibition rooms (2,400 sq. ft.) in Speedy Gallery, Santa Monica, where stay-at-home measures continue, were all carefully measured and created with the latest computer graphics.
This virtual gallery was made possible by Online Viewing Room (New York) who has created digital exhibitions for some of the world’s top galleries and museums such as Hauser and Wirth and has featured famous artists such as Chinese contemporary artist, Ai Wei Wei.
By digitizing Speedy Gallery, not only just the people of California, now art lovers from all over the world have the opportunity to discover Japanese contemporary art.
The opening exhibition is by Los Angeles resident and Japanese artist, Moeko Maeda.
Titled “What is your Balance”, these 14 art pieces with the concept of facing oneself and finding balance and harmony are exhibited in these unstable days when common sense is replaced by the “New Normal.”
All artworks are created with a great amount of salt. In Japan, salt is considered sacred, and is used for rituals of purification. Please, take a look at these breathtaking “Salt Paintings” created by the very salt that has been a pure, healing power for Moeko Maeda since childhood.
Speedy Gallery first opened in 2018 in Downtown Los Angeles. The new location is located in Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave. B5B, Santa Monica, CA, 90404). The gallery changed locations in March 2020 and preparations are being made for reopening.
Introducing Japan’s top artists to the world, in addition to selling beautiful works of art, the goal of Speedy Gallery is to give back to the Los Angeles community by donating proceeds to institutions working on solving social issues.
How to Navigate the Digital Gallery
- Click on Visit Exhibition to enter the gallery. (for smartphone, you must download the free application).
- Move your mouse over the gallery for a blue arrow to appear. Click on the desired area to move.
- Move your mouse over the desired artwork and right click for further detail of the piece.
- You can move back and forth by scrolling. Enjoy the artworks up close!