When you’re watching your video edits being done at Deutsch LA’s in-house editorial facility Mr. Ed Studios, you now have something else to look at it. Mr. Ed, in partnership with Giant Artists, is now the home to a major photography exhibit: its first round of “Art on Walls.”
The exhibition shows off local artists. The once-bare white walls in and around Mr. Ed Studios are now lined with photographs ranging from celebrity portraits— including shots of Lady Gaga, Amy Poehler, and Danny Trejo—to more abstract work.
Prior to the art show’s debut, Mr. Ed’s offices experienced a big makeover within the past year, with the addition of more edit bays, a newly designed central workspace (“the dub room”), a state of the art VO booth, and even a new logo. The intention is that the art will help Mr. Ed truly be perceived as the creative and welcoming space it was originally built (and reconstructed) to be.
An opening reception gave spectators were greeted with wine, cheese and an opportunity to interact with some of the photographers. The kickoff party provided an opportunity for Deutschers who don’t regularly use Mr. Ed’s services to tour its rooms and meet the department’s key players. Beyond the reception, the exhibit was designed to keep employees, clients, and visitors excited about the innovative space on an everyday basis.
The pieces have already made a big difference, according to Editorial Producer Katie Overcash. Since the exhibit’s debut almost a month ago, “I’ve seen a lot more people down here checking out the artwork,” she says. “The space feels different and people seem to enjoy being down here more. It’s a better vibe, warmer, more social and inspiring!”
Featured artists include David Black, Glynis Selina Arban, Jeremy & Claire Weiss, Michael Schmelling, Peter Sutherland, RJ Shaugnessy, Todd Cole, Blake E. Marquis, Emily Shur, Lauren Dukoff, David Calderley, and Aaron Ruell.
The Giant Artists exhibit will be on display for the next few months, and the plan is to rotate new pieces into the space quarterly.