PLAN ForYourArt: October 20-26

Each Week, ForYourArt Brings You the Best Opportunities to SEE,COLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORTArt in Los Angeles.


SUR: Biennial
Rio Hondo College, Cerritos College, & BlueBird ArtHouse (East L.A.)
Three simultaneous opening receptions for SUR: Biennial which will showcase new works by local artists who have been influenced by the cultures of Mexico, Central and South America. The theme of this year’s biennial is Assimilation, Adaptation, and Acculturation. Artists include Luciana Abait, Raul Baltazar, Castillo, Karla Diaz, Martin Durazo, Vidal Herrerra, Ichiro Irie, Elana Mann, and MobileMuralLab among others.

Fall Release Party of C FOR MEN
Façonnable (Beverly Hills)
C Magazine and Façonnable celebrate the fall issue of C FOR MEN and its guide to the Côte d’Azur with wines from Côtes du Rhône. A percentage of the evening’s proceeds benefit LA><ART. To attend, RSVP at 310.393.3800 or

Book Signing
Pippa Small Jewelry (Brentwood)
Randi Malkin Steinberger will be signing copies of her newest book, Boetti by Afghan People: Peshawar, Pakistan, 1990. The collection of photographs documents the unseen story behind the making of Italian conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti’s most iconic and monumental works, Mappa. Steinberger traveled to Pakistan in 1990 to document the women in the Afghan refugee camps who embroidered these iconic maps.

Michael Kohn Gallery (West Hollywood)
A solo show 0f artist and musician Bryan Ferry’s series of exhibition prints of Kate Moss—created in collaboration with Adam Whitehead as well as with Moss herself. In a reprise of the famous painting by Edouard Manet of the same title, Olympia (1863), Moss poses in a series of images as Ferry’s modern day muse. Each of these photographs shares a title with a song on the album.

3 x 6 x 3 #3
LACE (Hollywood)
The final installment of a three part series, curated by LACE Performance Art Curator in Residence Dino Dinco, each component features a circuit of three performance artists executing continuous live work for a rotating audience of six spectators. The final iteration will feature artists Brian Getnick, Alejandra Beatriz Herrera Silva, and Samuel White. To attend, please send an email to with your name, your telephone number, the number in your party and the time you’d like to arrive to begin the circuit. $10 donation is suggested at the door.


Conference: Civil War Lives
The Huntington (Pasadena)
Perspectives on a diverse group of prominent Civil War figures ranging from Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass to George and LaSalle Pickett will be examined in this conference, co-convened by Gary W. Gallagher of the University of Virginia and Joan Waugh of UCLA. The conference continues on Saturday. You can register at or 626-405-3432, and admission costs $25.

Pacific Standard Time Santa Monica / Westside Focus Weekend
Various Locations (West L.A.)
Various Times
In celebration of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, on both Friday and Saturday there will be free shuttles to regional museums and curator-led tours at the Santa Monica Museum of Art of Beatrice Wood: Career Woman—Drawings, Paintings, Vessels, and Objects. On Saturday only there will be the J. Paul Getty Museum Family Festival from 10am-6pm, the Santa Monica / Westside Bike Tour that leaves from SMMoA at 1pm (register here), and a panel discussion hosted by 18th Street Arts Center from 4:30-6pm. Be sure to read Alissa Walker’s Guide to Pacific Standard Time Westside Weekend on


UCLA Art History Graduate Student Association Symposium
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The 46th Annual UCLA Art History Graduate Student Association Symposium, Standard Procedure, examines art historical scholarship that is produced in accordance with prevailing practices that have become standard. Beatriz Colomina, professor of history and theory at the Princeton University School of Architecture, will deliver the keynote address. The symposium will include papers by graduate students in various disciplines, from UCLA and other universities.

Miracle Mile ArtWalk
Various Locations (Miracle Mile)
Explore Miracle Mile as participating galleries and museums are open their doors.  Galleries and museums include A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM), Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Gallery 6020, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, ANN330 GALLERY, Artspace Warehouse, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Thomas Paul Fine Art, The Loft at Liz’s, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Arkitip Projects, and Couturier Gallery. Exhibition details, talks, and scheduled events can be found at

There Goes the Neighborhood
Compound Gallery (Downtown)
SAWA, in collaboration with tattoo artist SUNG SONG have officially opened their new studio/art gallery downtown. The inaugural exhibition will feature local artists, DJs, a garage band, and SAWA’s trademark BANDITA GIRLS will be making an appearance as walking art.

What Have I Done to Deserve This
Workspace (Highland Park)
An event featuring performances by Karen Adelman, John Burtle, Alexis Disselkoen, Paul Pescador, and Christa von Sydow. For four hours the artists will perform simultaneously, examining how both duration and the sharing of space affect performance work.

Velvets and Resins
Craig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica)
The opening reception for an exhibition of Peter Alexander’s Velvets from 1974-1982 and Resins from 2009. The Velvets are large un-stretched squares and rectangles of black velvet painted in vibrant, glittery acrylic with hand-sewn bits of nylon, silk, gold string, sequins, and other fabrics. The Resins are highly polished, translucent, and subtly toned cubes, wedges and wall pieces.

Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
In conjunction with My head is falling out so I’m standing on my stomach, the Armory and ACP presents Practice, a series of talks by artists who have worked with ACP as artists and curators, many of whom are recent MFAs. Farrah Karapetian & Davida Nemeroff will consider this setting an opportunity to “practice” a new way to speak about their artistic practices.

So There’s That
Richard Telles Fine Art (West Hollywood)
The opening of a solo exhibition by Nathan Hylden. Hylden installs two paintings in the front gallery and a series of paintings on aluminum in the back gallery. Both sets of paintings detail the painted texture of the wall in Hylden’s studio as a subject.

Pure Logo
New Image Art (West Hollywood)
A group exhibition of works by multimedia artists that explores the omnipresence, necessity, form, and functionality of logos. Artists include Evan Gruzis, Curtis Kulig, Takeshi Murata, Cleon Peterson, Skullphone, Paul Wackers, and Hugh Zeigler.

iPhone Studies
Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Miracle Mile)
An exhibition of new works taken on an iPhone by artist Richard Misrach. From 6-7pm, Misrach will be signing copies of his new book 1991, Blind Spot Series 02: The Oakland/Berkeley Fire Aftermath.

Terry O’Shea: Actual Size
Cardwell Jimmerson (Santa Monica)
An exhibition that focuses on the works created in the seventies by the late artist Terry O’Shea. In the seventies, O’Shea was exploring the idea of plastics and also what would become Conceptual Art.

saltus fidei | Leap of Faith
Luis de Jesus (Santa Monica)
Titled the Sipario series (Italian for theatrical curtain or scrim), Mara De Luca’s new paintings are inspired by the aesthetic and emotional experience of daily life in Los Angeles. In the Sipario paintings, landscape and imagery present a mirroring of process and content.

Dracula Plus Plus
Young Art (Chinatown)
An exhibition of new work by Michael Rey. Included in the exhibition will be floor based sculptures and eight monochromatic wall works, panels entirely surfaced in oil-based plasticine clay.

Actual Size Los Angeles (Chinatown)
A video installation by Spencer Douglass and Gustavo Herrera that features a single-channel projection and a shrine of found artifacts. The video employs live action and stop-motion collage to explore the decomposition of urban, rural, and psychic environments.

Plain Brown Wrapper
Human Resources (Chinatown)
The opening for two exhibitions at Human Resources. The Lost Alphabet, Pants That Fit, and Other Implausible Disguises is an exhibition by Molly Larkey that includes painting and sculpture. Plain Brown Wrapper presents four LA-based artists, Sophie Lee, Anne McCaddon, Allison Miller, Yunhee Min, whose work shares a straightforward presentation with hidden layers.


Glenn Ligon: America
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Opening day for this exhibition which spans twenty-five years of Ligon’s work from his post-graduate days until the present, ranging from unknown early material, to his text-based paintings, to his more recent neon works.

Susan Sironi: New ABCS: Altered Books & Collages
Offramp Gallery (Pasadena)
In her new exhibition, artist Susan Sironi focuses on current issues such as gender bias, consumerism, global warming, and religious dogma using books as her primary medium. Careful page-by-page editing and cutting of books results in three-dimensional collages.


3001 Gallery (Downtown)
An exhibition of three object and sensorial arrangements by JEQU, a New York-based collaboration between Howie Chen and Jason Kakoyiannis.


Art as Archeology
18th Street Art Center (Santa Monica)
This night includes Core and LA Woman. Core, a new performance and media work by Kate Johnson, combines music, animation, video and spoken word to tell the story of memory, haunted tongues and disappearing histories, personal and cultural. LA Woman is musician/performance artist Kate Crash’s interactive documentary of a multigenerational group of female leaders in LA’s cultural scene. The projects features interviews with over 20 artists, gallerists, and art administrators.


1. Peter Alexander creating his Velvet paintings, c. 1980 courtesy of Craig Krull Gallery