Each Week, ForYourArt Highlights the Events From Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 Exhibition Program to Help You PLAN ForYourArt. SEE, LEARN ABOUT, COLLECT, and SUPPORT the Best of Los Angeles Art and Culture.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
An exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based artist Uta Barth where Barth transforms a simple observation—the dance of a ribbon of light across curtains—into a photographic experience. This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time Participating Galleries Program.
Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
An exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Robert Therrien, his first show in Los Angeles in over a decade. Therrien has created tableau in which two and three-dimensional objects will be displayed on a maze of tables. This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time Participating Galleries Program.
Blum & Poe (Culver City)
The Los Angeles debut of Sharon Lockhart’s 2009 film Podwórka. Framed in the courtyards of Lodz, Poland, the film depicts six different groups of children in various modes of play. This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time Participating Galleries Program.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artist Space Movement
18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica)
Collaboration Labs takes an in-depth look at five artists/collectives who were deeply involved in collaborative work, primarily in the 1970s, and traces how their activity fed into the founding of key alternative artists’ spaces around L.A. This exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time.
Fred Eversley: Four Decades – 1970-2010
William Turner Gallery (Santa Monica)
The William Turner Gallery is proud to present a four-decade retrospective of Fred Eversley’s sculpture. This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time Participating Galleries Program.
Karl Benjamin and the Evolution of Abstraction 1950-1980
Louis Stern Fine Arts (West Hollywood)
A catalog of artist Karl Benjamin’s thirty-year career. Benjamin is known for his hard Edge paintings. This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time Participating Galleries Program.
Hans Burkhardt: Within & Beyond the Mainstream
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (West Hollywood)
A preview reception for the exhibition of Burkhardt’s work juxtaposed with contemporaneous reviews and rare archival documentation spanning more than six decades. This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time Participating Galleries Program.
Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985 and The Alchemy of June Schwarcz: Enamel Vessels from the Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Craft and Folk Art Museum (Miracle Mile)
From the 1960s through the mid 1980s a vibrant and innovative group of artists working in California made significant contributions to the American Craft Movement. This exhibition will celebrate exceptional works made during these fertile decades, and will also pay tribute to two central figures in the blossoming of the craft field in California. There is a $10 entrance fee for non-CAFAM members. Please RSVP to 323.937.4230 x50 firstname.lastname@example.org to attend this Pacific Standard Time exhibition.
Once Emerging Now Emerging: Now & Then
Cirrus Gallery (Downtown)
The first iteration of a four-part exhibition, Once Emerging Now Emerging: Now & Then, will project a forty-year archive of L.A. art history and Cirrus Gallery into the gallery space. This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time Participating Galleries Program.
The House that Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945–1985
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (Pasadena)
Opening day for this Pacific Standard Time exhibition. Woodworker Sam Maloof became a nationally recognized leader of the American studio furniture movement. The House that Sam Built will showcase classic examples of his work, spanning more that twenty-five years of his career, alongside approximately eighty works by his friends and colleagues.
Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface
MCASD (San Diego)
This Pacific Standard Time exhibition focuses on perceptual investigations undertaken by artists during the 1960s and ’70s in Los Angeles, fomenting some of the most vanguard practices engaging young artists today. Larry Bell, Mary Corse, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell, and Doug Wheeler are among a cadre of artists whose work focused on visual perception and facilitated an awareness of the viewer’s physical body moving through space. The opening costs $20 for non-members, and the exhibition continues through January 25, 2012.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Icons of the Invisible: Oscar Castillo
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
Opening day for this Pacific Standard Time exhibition. This exhibition will present rarely seen photographs of Oscar Castillo from 1969-1980 exploring major themes (social movement, cultural heritage, urban environment, and everyday barrio life) and approaches photojournalism, portraiture, art photography that have guided Castillo’s work.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design
MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House (West Hollywood)
This exhibition is the first to focus on the formidable range of architectural historian Esther McCoy’s practice. The night begins with a curatorial walkthrough from 6-7pm followed by a reception from 7-9pm.
Los Angeles Goes Live
A Pacific Standard Time exhibition, performance series, and publication project that explores the histories and legacies of performance art in Southern California in the 1970s and early 80s. It will include a broad range of materials that represent the varied material record of performance: from photographic and video documentation to scores, scripts, costumes, posters and artist books.