New Galleries Debut in Laguna Beach

cesNew Galleries Debut in Laguna Beach

CES Contemporary and Forest & Ocean each bring their unique collections to a key corner of Laguna’s hip gallery scene.

Two new galleries open in a semicircular building at Forest and Ocean avenues in Laguna Beach, a gateway to downtown. CES Contemporary owner Carl E. Smith offers works on paper, collages and prints. Show’s this season include “Quadrivium,” through March 21; “Saturn Return,” which includes Stepanka Peterka’s One Shadow, March 23-April 16; and “Ira Svobodová” May 4-30. The location inspires the name of Forest & Ocean; owners Ludo and Barbara Leideritz have created a co-op for nearly a dozen artists–photographers like themselves and ceramicists–who take turns manning the gallery. 480 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach. CES Contemporary, 949.370.0554,; Forest & Ocean, 949.371.3313,