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In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
North America represented a place free from European traditions for women Surrealists from the United States and Mexico, and European émigrés. This exhibition includes works in a variety of media dating from 1931 to 1968, and some later examples that demonstrate Surrealism’s influence on the feminist movement. Iconic figures such as Louise Bourgeois, Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Lee Miller, Kay Sage, Dorothea Tanning, and Remedios Varo are represented, along with lesser known or newly discovered practitioners. On view through May 6, 2012.

Thomas Demand and Alex McDowell at Art Catalogues
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Artist Thomas Demand and filmmaker Alex McDowell discuss models as tools and interpretations of worlds and what makes a surrounding not only convincing but also a reality. This event is free but seating is limited.

Laura Owens: Clock Paintings
The Finley (Los Feliz)
A solo exhibition of paintings by Los Angeles artist Laura Owens. “The show is for looking only, no touching or buying.” You can view the show via the street-front window or by finding a friend who lives in the Los Feliz Villas apartment building. On view through April 8, 2012.

Resurrected Histories Conversation and Screening
Avenue 50 Studio (Highland Park)
In conjunction with the current exhibition Resurrected Histories: Voices From The Chicano Art Collectives of Highland Park, a discussion will take place with artists Barbara Carrasco, Richard Duardo, Dolores Guerrero, and John Valadez regarding the Highland Park arts collectives Concilio de Arte Popular, Corrazon Productions, and Mechicano Art Center. TheResurrected Histories documentary will debut during this event.

Bandwagon! (A Combine)
Machine Project
A musical evening featuring questionable uses of technology inspired by David Tudor’s Bandoneon! (a combine).May include accordions, saxophones, drums, live video projection and/or dancing Coke cans. This event is free.