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Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Alumnus Robert Apodaca

Dec 16, 2013
Fifth Floor Gallery, Chinatown
Spotlight Category: Alumni

Robert Apodaca (’03 Architecture/Landscape/Interiors), Owner of FIfth Floor Gallery
Opened in January of 2008, Fifth Floor is a hybrid art/design gallery in the heart of L.A.’s Chinatown. Owner Robert Apodaca’s background in architecture created a space that delights in mixing contemporary art and design. Work by varying artists, designers, and architects rotate through the exhibition areas every month to two months; all the while, a steady base of unique accessories, jewelry, furniture and design objects remain on display.  Many of these hand-made objects are available exclusively at Fifth Floor.

 The Gallery shows a wide range of work from painting and mixed media to furniture and even architectural exhibits.

Inspired by the creative possibilities within the intersections of art, design, and architecture, I wanted to create a space that reflected those ideas. We are interested in exploring the realms of both art and design and their multiple intersections. Often leaning heavily on tectonic and/or spatial notions, we believe that concept and craft should not be mutually exclusive. While not every exhibition is conceptually driven, they often explore socially relevant topics such as sustainable design and community issues.
Otis instilled in me the confidence that I could tackle any kind of design challenge that I was offered.

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