PLAN ForYourArt January 19-25

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Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival
Various Locations
Various Times
From January 19-January 29, this festival celebrates Los Angeles’ postwar history of performance art through a contemporary lens, with a series of adaptations, re-inventions, and commissions that are inspired by the installation and performance artists working in Los Angeles between 1945 and 1980. Each night, Black Box will be the place to meet, drink, talk, and enjoy exciting programming and different surprise performances. Download the official guide here. Also, check out all of the Itineraries that ForYourArt has compiled to help you get the most out of the Festival.

DMA Undergraduate Exhibition: And
UCLA New Wight Gallery (Westwood)
This UCLA undergraduate exhibition reflects a desire to promote collaborative and community-driven projects. Emphasis is placed on the collective’s greater potential to tackle a broader range of possibilities for what can be successfully created and achieved. On view through February 2, 2012.

Film Screening: Mur Murs by Agnès Varda
UCLA Fowler Museum (Westwood)
Agnès Varda’s love letter to Los Angeles’ ephemeral and idiosyncratic street murals captures the good, the bad, and the sublime in the realm of our public canvases and features interludes in which the artists speak for themselves. This event is free.

Dale Radio Live!
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Dale Seever (aka James Bewley) returns to L.A. for a live taping of his cult-hit podcast, Dale Radio. Dale welcomes artist and Internet celebrity Marc Horowitz and entertainment legend Mary Lou Metzger (The Lawrence Welk Show). The program will feature live music by the UCLA Jazz Ensemble and onstage mixology by Daniel Lee. All Hammer public programs are free.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Opening Night Reception
The Barker Hanger (Santa Monica)
The Art Los Angeles Contemporary is an art fair presents 70 international galleries. Opening night marks the recreation of Judy Chicago’s Disappearing Acts, where the artist and Materials & Applications will install 25 tons of dry ice into formations that will shroud the environment in fog. There will also be an occult ritual performance and film by Brian Butler, Union of Opposites, on Saturday, January 21 at 5pm in the Ruskin Theatre. Admission to the opening night reception is $40 online/$45 at the door. The fair will be open January 20 and 21 from 11am-7pm and on January 22 from 11am-6pm. A one day pass is $13 online/$18 at the door. Tickets are available online. Check out ForYourArt’s Art Fair Breakdown to find out which art fair you should visit this weekend.

Ellsworth Kelly: Los Angeles
Matthew Marks Gallery (West Hollywood)
The first exhibition in Matthew Marks’ new gallery space in Los Angeles will present six new two-panel paintings by Ellsworth Kelly, all of which are being exhibited for the first time. Also on view are a group of 1952-54 collages Kelly made in Paris as a young man. These works are the inspiration for a monumental sculpture installed on the facade of the gallery’s new building. On view through April 7, 2012.

Art Talk with Judith Baca
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
Artist Judith Baca, who is best known for her large-scale public murals, will discuss her work in the context of Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974–1981. This event is free.

The Hive Gallery & Studios (Downtown)
The screening of a documentary about Shay Davis, one of The Hive Gallery’s favorite neo-surrealist artists. This event is free.

En La Noche: Akwid
Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach)
Enjoy a self- guided tour of the exhibition MEX/LA, complimentary tequila tasting, mixes by DJ Cornejo, and a performance by Latin Hip Hop group Akwid. Free for members plus one guest, $10 for non members. Tickets are available online.

Screening: George Herms and The Prometheus Archives
Orange County Museum of Art (Orange County)
This 1970s documentary follows artist George Herms during the installation of his 1979 exhibition The Prometheus Archives at OCMA. Food trucks will be at OCMA from 6-8pm and a gallery tour of Two Schools of Cool will take place at 7pm before the screening. Free with museum admission.

Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (1945-1980)
Chinese American Museum (Chinatown)
This Pacific Standard Time exhibit showcases the architectural achievements of four pioneering Chinese American architects who contributed to the development of Los Angeles’ urban and visual landscape between 1945 and 1980. On view through June 3, 2012. RSVP to or 213-485-8567.

Live Read: Shampoo
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
As part of Film Independent at LACMA, attend this year’s first installment of Jason Reitman’s Live Read. With a surprise—and celebrated—cast to be announced. Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended. A stand-by line will form at 6 pm at the Hammer Building Ticket Office.


Daniel Arsham: The Fall, The Ball, and The Wall
OHWOW Gallery (West Hollywood)
For Daniel Arsham’s first solo show in Los Angeles, the artist continues his interest in manipulating architecture and challenging expectations of realities with three bodies of work that play with illusion and perception. On view through February 16, 2012.

Centered on the Center
Huntington Beach Art Center (Huntington Beach)
This group exhibition features approximately 250 regional artists and 400 works in a salon style display. A variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, mixed-media, sculpture, and installation will be presented. On view through February 18, 2012.

Ken Price and Larry Bell
Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Santa Monica)
This Pacific Standard Time exhibition explores the divergent paths taken by sculpture artists Ken Price and Larry Bell, who both started their careers in the early 1960s at the influential Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. On view through March 3, 2012.

Replacing Home
Jaus (Santa Monica)
Addressing our ever-present desire to be in place even in the face of dislocation, this group exhibition brings together a range of images, objects, and structures that each consider the structural replacement of home. On view through March 4, 2012 by appointment.

Clyde Butcher: Visions of America
The G2 Gallery (Venice)
An exhibition of large format black and white photographs that explore the artist’s personal relationship with the environment. An artist presentation will be held January 21 from 6:30-9pm. RSVP if you plan to attend the opening or talk. On view through February 19, 2012.

A Composite Field
MAK Center for Art and Architecture (Miracle Mile)
For the eighth and final installment of his one-year program, LACE’s Performance Art Curator in Residence Dino Dinco pairs up sound and installation artist Yann Novak with choreographer and dancer Taisha Paggett for this site-specific work. $10, $5 for students, and free for LACE Members and Friends of the MAK Center.

Control Room (Downtown)
This exhibition brings together a group of artists from the emerging art scene of Oslo, Norway. The show features a wide range of media united by a bedrock engagement with ideas of perception and expanded reality.

Laida Lertxundi Screening
Human Resources (Chinatown)
A screening of four short films by Laida Lertxundi, a Spanish artist who is interested in the histories of experimental film, the possibility of a feminine language, and the play between found environments and constructed situations.


Cecconi’s & ForYourArt Festival Kickoff Brunch
Cecconi’s (West Hollywood)
Kickoff the Festival with brunch at Cecconi’s. FYA readers will receive a tote bag from Band of Outsiders, an official map to the Festival that weekend, and 20% off of brunch. Brunch vouchers will be awarded to guests who mention “FYA” to their server. To reserve your table, call (310) 432-2000.

Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool In Southern California Photography, 1945-1982
Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs)
This Pacific Standard Time exhibition examines swimming pools in photographs from 1945 to 1982 as visual analogs of the ideals and expectations associated with Southern California. With works by John Baldessari, David Hockney, Bill Owens, Herb Ritts, Ed Ruscha, Larry Sultan, Garry Winogrand, and many others.. On view through May 27, 2012.

Fowler on the Town: Mural Remix Tour II
UCLA Fowler Museum (Westwood)
Take a tour of the Chicano murals of the 1970s at various locations around Los Angeles. Tour begins and ends at the Fowler Museum. This event is free but sold out. E-mail to be placed on the waiting list.

Hammer Museum (Westwood)
This exhibition will feature collages and drawings made from the late 1990s to 2011 by Antony Hegarty, who is best known as the lead singer of the band Antony and the Johnsons. On view through May 13, 2012.

Émigrés and Experimentalists: Music in Los Angeles in the 1930s and 1940s, Part 1
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
This course spotlights the musical culture of Los Angeles during the interwar years, when Austrian and German composers took up residence and mentored young experimentalists like John Cage. Course fee $35; $30 for students and LA Opera members. Part 2 will take place January 29, 2012. Tickets are available online.

LACMA Art Classes
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Beginning January 21 and continuing Saturdays and Sundays through February 19, LACMA hosts a series of studio art classes for children, teens, and adults. Classes include Acrylic Painting, Mixed Media Drawing & Painting, Art Tells Stories, and more. Tickets range in price. A full schedule of classes is available online.

Marco Maggi: No Idea
Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach)
This exhibition will consist of various sculptural installations reflecting Marco Maggi’s interest in mapping, anthropology, architecture, and language. Maggi is best known for his use of everyday and industrial materials such as Plexiglas, acrylic, aluminum foil, paper, and cardboard. On view through April 29, 2012.

Photographing the Urbanscape
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
In conjunction with UCLA Extension, this course teaches students to use photographic tools to capture street scenes and their surroundings. First session at MOCA on January 21. Remaining sessions at 1010 Westwood Center: Saturdays, Jan 28–Mar 3, 10am–1pm. The course is $365 for MOCA members and $375 for nonmembers.

Free Family Art Workshop: Cool School L.A.
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (Los Feliz)
Families will learn about the “Cool School” of L.A. artists making work in the mid-1950s to the late 1960s using both traditional and industrial media in unexpected ways. Children and their parents will create their own “Cool School” works of art using a variety of materials. This event is free.

‘Round The Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles
East Los Angeles College Vincent Price Art Museum (Monterey Park)
As part of Pacific Standard Time and guest curated by Sonia Mak, this exhibition will present the work of contemporary artists George Chann, John Kwok, Jake Lee, Milton Quon, and Tyrus Wong. On view through May 25, 2012.

Eclectic Saturdays: Ed Moses and Robert Williams
Orange County Museum of Art (Orange County)
A lively discussions featuring artists from Two Schools of Cool and an eclectic array of outside scholars. Free with museum admission.

Liz Glynn: No Second Troy and Matthew R. Ohm: Vanitas
Pitzer College, Pitzer Art Galleries (Claremont)
The opening of two exhibitions. No Second Troy explores the export of antiquities from Turkey to Europe during the 1800s, specifically “Gold of Troy.” The Emerging Artist Series show Vanitas examines interactions with the natural world. Both on view through March 23, 2012.

Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968
Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (Claremont)
This Pacific Standard Time exhibition focuses on three of the most innovative artists of the era whose work forever changed the way ceramics would be regarded. On view through April 8, 2012.

Lita Albuquerque: 287 Steps
Craig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica)
This Pacific Standard Time exhibition is comprised of three installations by seminal L.A. artist Lita Albuquerque. In the installations, the human form is alchemically re-embodied, taking new forms in historically significant, elemental materials such as gold, pure powdered pigment dust, and bone white plaster. On view through February 25, 2012.

Conjoined II and Peter Gric: Android Awakening
CoproGallery (Santa Monica)
The opening of two exhibitions. Conjoined II is a group show featuring sculptures and dimensional art by Ron English, Paul Chatem, Nathan Cartwright, Thomas Kuebler, and others. Android Awakening presents the work of Czech/Austrian surrealist painter Peter Gric.

Los Angeles Observed
Cinefamily (Fairfax)
As part of Cinefamily’s Pacific Standard Time “Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945 to 1980,” this screening uncovers how alternate visions of L.A. were executed by several generations of experimental filmmakers. $10, $6 for students/seniors, or free for members. Tickets are available online.

Ryan Sluggett
Richard Telles Fine Art (West Hollywood)
An exhibition of new large-scale paintings by Ryan Sluggett. Sluggett’s new paintings reveal his ongoing investigation of the language of painting that blends narrative and abstraction. On view through February 25, 2012.

Elias Hasen & The Reader: We Barely Made It
The Company (Chinatown)
An exhibition of works by longtime friends Elias Hasen and The Reader. The Reader will exhibit a selection of graphic paintings. Hansen will exhibit a network of hand-blown glass beakers, plastic tubing, CFC light bulbs, welded steel, and freshly chopped wood. Both groups of work stem from a shared philosophy related to the care of and attention to materials. On view through February 25, 2012.

David Berezin
Jancar Jones Gallery (Chinatown)
An exhibition of new photographs and videos by David Berezin. In both his photographic and video work, Berezin is concerned with the cultural legibility and reception of objects and where, how, and if meaning can be made. On view through February 18, 2012.

Ahmed Alsoudani
L&M Arts (Venice)
New paintings and drawings by Iraqi born, New York-based artist Ahmed Alsoudani. On view through March 3, 2012.

For The Kids
Country Club Projects (Hollywood) and Mondrian Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
An exhibition of sports lithographs from the archives of John and Tock Costacos, who built a reputation for their “fantasy” sports posters. In addition to these works, pieces will be presented from Jeff Koons’ first solo exhibition Equilibrium, which took place in 1985 and included basketballs in tanks, cast bronze sculpture, and framed advertising posters On view through March 4, 2012.

Material Underground: Anna Betbeze, Patrick Jackson, Mike Kuchar,  Andra Ursuta
Francois Ghebaly Gallery (Culver City)
A group exhibition with drawings and video by Mike Kuchar, sculpture by Andra Ursuta, installations by Patrick Jackson, and a sculptural piece by Anna Betbeze. On view through February 25, 2012.

John Paul Jones: Image and Object
Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art (Culver City)
This Pacific Standard Time exhibition features a broad selection of work – paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture from 1950 to 1999 – by the late John Paul Jones. On view through March 3, 2012.

Eric Joyner: It’s a Jungle Out There and Pure Evil Goes Pop
Corey Helford Gallery (Culver City)
It’s a Jungle Out There features 18 pop-surrealism paintings of robots interacting with jungle animals by Eric Joyner. The upstairs gallery presents new paintings by UK artist Pure Evil. Both on view through February 8, 2012.

Triple A: Cyprien Gaillard
Mandrake Bar (Culver City)
An event to celebrate a new wall painting by Berlin based-artist Cyprien Gaillard. The wall painting references the memorial murals found throughout the city of Los Angeles and will be on view at 2600 South La Cienega Blvd. through March 2012.

Lecture: Paranoid Machines: Los Angeles, 1946-1981
Machine Project (Echo Park)
In conjunction with Pacific Standard Time, Jason Brown discusses Los Angeles “as the mythopoetic incubator of a cybernetic ideology which now uses human culture as the substrate of a globe-spanning metaorganism.”

Anne Carson Reads Nox
Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (Hollywood)
A reading by Anne Carson from her latest book of poetry, NOX. Doors open at 8 and a book signing will follow the reading. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online.


In Studio: Larry Bell
Larry Bell Studio (Venice)
A behind-the-scenes opportunity with artists featured in the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time exhibitions open their studios and share insights on their work, inspiration, and process. This iteration will feature Larry Bell. Course fee $25 per studio visit. Information and directions provided following registration. Tickets available online.

Ellsworth Kelly: Prints and Paintings
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
The first retrospective of Ellsworth Kelly’s prolific print practice since the late 1980s will feature more than 100 works on paper in addition to a selection of paintings from local collections. On view through April 22, 2012.

Teshuinada, Semana Santa Tarahumara, Solo un cargador, El puente dorado, and La pequeña semilla en el asfalto
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, and 2:30pm
A selection of four films presented in conjunction with LACMA’s Contested Visions in Latin America Through Film series. All screenings are free but tickets are required and are available online.

Graffiti Workshop with Galo “MAKE ONE” Canote
Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural (Sylmar)
A Craft and Folk Art Museum workshop with legendary LA graffiti artist Galo “MAKE ONE” Canote. MAKE will take attendees on a journey into LA street culture and teach the fundamentals of lettering and design. RSVP requested to

Weegee East and West
MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown)
A discussion about Weegee’s work in relation to tabloid photography, crime reporting, popular culture of the 1940s and early ‘50s, and the lure of the lowbrow. The different critical fates of Weegee’s East and West Coast photography will also be discussed. This event is free with museum admission.

Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia: Papel Tejido
CB1 Gallery (Downtown)
The works in this exhibition are woven paper constructions based on the grid motif and take their visual cues from many sources including Scottish Tartan, basket weaving, and abstract painting. An artist talk will take place February 12 at 3pm. On view through February 19, 2012.

L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy, Richard Bunkall: A Portrait, and Nancy Baker Cahill: Fascinomas.
Pasadena Museum of California Art (Pasadena)
Three exhibitions open January 22 at PMCA.
L.A. RAW is a Pacific Standard Time show bringing together works by 40 artists in a variety of media, tracing a different aesthetic through-line from the late 1940s to the present day. A Portrait surveys the paintings, drawings, and sculptures of Pasadena-based artist Richard Bunkall, and Fascinomas is a new interactive installation by Nancy Baker Cahill. $5 admission, free for PMCA members.

Anatomy Riot #45: In Loving Memory/Everything Must Go
Show Box LA (Hollywood)
The closing reception of Anatomy Riot, dancer Meg Wolfe’s series of informal showings at which dancers can workshop new material. Performances will take place at the closing. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.


Andrea Fraser: Men on the Line, KPFK, 1972
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (Downtown)
As part of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, West of Rome presents a performance by Andrea Fraser. Fraser’s piece was developed from a 1972 live radio broadcast of a dialogue between four men, committed to feminist struggles, who discussed the hopes and anxieties that feminism stirred in them. The artist transcribed and edited the dialogue and performs all four participants. RSVP online or call 626-793-1504.


Cruising the Archive: Queer Worldmaking
Doheny Memorial Library at USC (Leimert Park)
The last installment of the three-part Pacific Standard Time exhibition that explores the relationship between artistic practices and LGBTQ histories through artworks, objects, and archival documents culled from the collections at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives. A panel discussion, Queer Aesthetics and Archival Practices, will follow the opening from 7-9pm.

Kienholz Before LACMA and Tom Wudl: Works from 1971-1979
L.A. Louver (Venice)
The opening of two Pacific Standard Time exhibitions. The rare mixed-media works by Edward Kienholz evoke his 1966 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Tom Wudl’s collages and paper punch-based compositions secured him a prominent role in the Pattern and Decoration movement of the 1970’s.  Both exhibitions on view through March 3, 2012.

Rebuilding the Dream for the 99%
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Former White House adviser Van Jones will discuss his new solution-oriented movement to rebuild America for the 99% who find the American dream increasingly unattainable. One of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Jones will present his plan to fix the economy, create jobs, and restore America’s democracy. All Hammer public programs are free.


Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler
8126 – 8132 Santa Monica Blvd. (West Hollywod)
The opening of Perpetual Conceptual, a Pacific Standard Time exhibition that explores the historical importance of Eugenia Butler, Sr. and her gallery. The exhibition features artwork and ephemera from the gallery’s exhibitions and Butler, Sr.’s personal collection. On view through April 21, 2012.

AIGA Pro Series Panel
A+D Architecture and Design Museum (Miracle Mile)
Learn what 2012 holds in store for design businesses and how to make the most of the year ahead. Panel topics will be far ranging from how design businesses should react to the global economy to how we will fill the innovation gap left by Steve Jobs. Tickets available online.

Graduate Lecture Series: Zoe Leonard
MFA Gallery at Roski School of Fine Arts, USC (Downtown)
A lecture by Zoe Leonard, who is a widely exhibited artist working primarily with photography, though she has also produced significant works in film, sculpture, and installation.


Alex Israel Mural Project Launch Party and Freeway Eyewear Pop-Up Shop
1212 Abbot Kinney Boulevard (Venice)
Friday, January 27 from 7-11pm
The Mural Project is a new annual public art commission program curated by VARIOUS SMALL FIRES in partnership with the Sea•thos Foundation. The inaugural commission is a site-specific work by Los Angeles artist Alex Israel. The mural’s imagery presents an unbranded, deconstructed advertisement for the Southern California beach lifestyle. During the opening party, there will be a pop-up shop for Israel’s sunglasses line, Freeway Eyewear.


Ellsworth Kelly, Colors on a Grid, 1976, lithograph on 350-gram Arches 88 paper, 48 ¼ x 48 ¼ inches (122.6 x 122.6 cm), edition of 46, © Ellsworth Kelly and Tyler Graphics, Ltd.