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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Claremont/Pomona/Riverside Focus Weekend
Join Pacific Standard Time museums in Claremont, Pomona, and Riverside as they celebrate Pacific Standard Time with two days of exhibitions, special activities, and free events. Participating museums include: American Museum of Ceramic Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, Pomona College Museum of Art, and Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. Check individual museums for events and prices. Be sure to check out Alissa Walker’s Guide to Claremont, Pomona, and Riverside Pacific Standard Time Focus Weekend.
A Morning of Artist Talks Featuring Lita Albuquerque and Tim Ebner
Craig Krull Gallery & Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Santa Monica)
At 10am, join Lita Albuquerque for a walkthrough of her exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery. At 10:30pm, Tim Ebner will lead a walkthrough of his exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery. Space is limited. RSVP at 310-828-6410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sugimoto Sadamitsu: Sigaraki and Iga
Frank Lloyd Gallery (Santa Monica)
An exhibition of ceramic work by Japanese master Sugimoto Sadamitsu comprised of sixteen masterworks in the Shigaraki and Iga tradition of high-fired stoneware made for the Tea Ceremony. On view through March 17, 2012.
Jorge Sarsale: Mar de Fondo
ADC Contemporary Art Gallery (Santa Monica)
An exhibition of work by Argentinian artist Jorge Sarsale. The work refers to the common destiny between Buenos Aires and Los Angeles, both territories of immigration and emigration. On view through March 25, 2012.
Cody Lusby: Building a Brick
Design Matters (Santa Monica)
A solo exhibition of new work by Cody Lusby. Design Matters challenged Lusby to create a body of work that relates to architecture and the process of building. On view through March 14, 2012.
Bleicher/Golightly Gallery (Santa Monica)
This Pacific Standard Time Participating Gallery presents the work of Los Angeles based artist Simone Gad. A painter and assemblage/collage artist, Gad rose to prominence in the Los Angeles art scene in the 1970’s. On view through February 25, 2012.
Machine Project (Echo Park)
An experimental music performance by babies. Motion tracking software converts the performers’ movements into sound. This event is free.
A Tribute to Mike Kelley
MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown)
An exhibition dedicated to the work and legacy of Mike Kelley. The exhibition will encompass 23 of Kelley’s works as well as works by John Altoon, Cody Choi, Douglas Huebler, William Leavitt, Marnie Weber, and Johanna Went, donated to MOCA by Kelley. On view through April 2, 2012.
Works Sited: Aurélien Froment: Fourdrinier Machine Interlude
Los Angeles Public LIbrary (Downtown)
Fourdrinier Machine Interlude is a film consisting of one long tracking shot of a miniature Fourdrinier papermaking machine. For this exhibition, Aurélien Froment shares the paper version of the film in the form of a two-sided leporello, an accordion book, with the film’s narration transcribed to text and translated into Spanish and Japanese alongside the original English. On view through April 7, 2012.
Finds! The Unusual Object
Fellows of Contemporary Art (Downtown)
A group exhibition featuring artists who lift content from divergent sources and fuse them into different and new art objects. With works by Anna Simson and Chris Finley, Francesca Pastine, Holly Lane, Joyce Lightbody, Jeni Spota, Juan Martin del Campo Jr., Linda Stark, Marcia Binnendyk, and Mark Babcock. On view through April 21, 2012.
Ansel Adams: Los Angeles
This Pacific Standard Time Participating Gallery presents rarely seen photographs by Ansel Adams that reveal the lost landscape and lifestyle of a prewar Los Angeles. On view through March 17, 2012.
Hammer Projects: Alex Hubbard
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The debut of New York-based artist Alex Hubbard’s newest video, Eat Your Friends. Presented alongside The Border, The Ship, this exhibition will highlight Hubbard’s complex videos that capture viewers with bold colors, performative gestures, and evolving compositions. On view through May 20, 2012.
Common Places: Printing, Embroidery, and the Art of Global Mapping
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
This exhibition features three objects from LACMA’s permanent collection that transform printed works on paper into one-of-a-kind embroideries: a seventeenth-century valance, a cigarette silks quilt, and Alighiero Boetti’s Mappa. On view through May 13, 2012.
de Lab Palm Springs Modernism Week Field Trip
Join de Lab for a day of events surrounding the Modernism Show. Start with a tour of the Backyard Oasis show at the Palm Springs Art Museum, with an introduction by curator Daniell Cornell. Then enjoy poolside happy hour at the brand-new Saguaro hotel. Tickets for the tour are $15 and must be purchased in advance online.
The Hilton Brothers: Selected Works from Tyrants and Lederhosen
Karl Hutter Fine Art (Beverly Hills)
This exhibition features a selection of photographs by Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg (a.k.a the Hilton Brothers). The works are included in their recently published monograph Tyrants and Lederhosen, in which the artists collaborate to create a modern take on the photo travelogue. On view through April 7, 2012.
Sanya Kantarovsky: Blue Notebook No. 10
Marc Foxx (Mid-Wilshire)
A solo exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based Russian painter Sanya Kantarovsky. Kantarovsky’s paintings combine elements of illustration and design with more programmatic strategies linked to historical abstraction. On view through March 24, 2012.
GeoVanna Gonzalez & Patrick Haemmerlein
Co-op 28 Gallery (Los Feliz)
An exhibition of works by GeoVanna Gonzalez and Patrick Haemmerlein. Gonzalez’s work illustrates the dualities of life and death, growth and decay by using open space and complexities of lines in her drawings, paintings, and books. Haemmerlein explores themes of nature vs. industry and how they coexist. His images stem from photographs that juxtapose rural scenes with urban realities. On view through March 3, 2012.
Claire Falkenstein: An Expansive Universe and Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (West Hollywood)
This Pacific Standard Time Participating Gallery presents the opening of two exhibitions. An Expansive Universe features a selection of Claire Falkenstein’s larger sculptural work and rarely-seen paintings. Now & Then presents paintings and works on paper by Ruth Weisberg, one of L.A.’s most celebrated figurative artists since her arrival in 1969. Weisberg will be in attendance at the reception. Both exhibitions on view through April 28, 2012.
Sam Falls: New Work
M+B Gallery (West Hollywood)
A two-part exhibition of painted photographs, works on paper, and sculptures by Sam Falls on view at both M+B Gallery and China Art Objects. The work in this show is involved with the artist’s interest in representing time. On view through March 31, 2012.
Tom Gregg: New Paintings, Barbara Strasen: All Manner of Things, and Matt Jacobs: New Paintings
George Billis Gallery (Culver City)
The opening of three exhibitions with recent still life paintings by Tom Gregg, works in various media by Barbara Strasen, and recent botanical paintings by Matt Jacobs. All on view through March 24, 2012.
Seven Young Los Angeles Painters I Like
George Lawson Gallery (Culver City)
An exhibition of work by seven Los Angeles-based painters in their 30s, including recent graduates of UCLA, Otis, Claremont, and Cal State Long Beach. Featured artists include Jonathan Apgar, Sarah Awad, Rema Ghuloum, Christopher Kuhn, Anne McCaddon, Jacob Melchi, and Nano Rubio. On view through March 17, 2012.
Luis De Jesus Gallery (Culver City)
A performance in conjunction with the current exhibition Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge.
Samantha Fields: Be Careful What You Wish For: New Paintings and Works on Paper
Western Project (Culver City)
A new body of work by Los Angeles artist Samantha Fields. Fields usually begins by researching weather and landscape phenomena, taking hundreds of photographs in search of the perfect image to paint. In this most recent body of work the artist has culled from her archives of “failed” images, those where the camera did not pick up what she intended. On view through March 10, 2012.
Tam Van Tran: Adornment of Basic Space and Stanya Khan: A cave walks into a bar…
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Project (Culver City)
The opening of two exhibitions. Tam Van Tran’s solo show presents large wall works on paper as well as a group of clay sculptures and clay wall posters. Tran’s new body of work explores the language of painting. A cave walks into a bar… presents four new videos and a suite of black and white drawings by Stanya Khan. The exhibition leaves the world of the living for a subterranean world of objects and elements. Both on view through March 31, 2012.
Critters & People: and Things Of That Sort
WWA Gallery (Culver City)
An exhibition of new works in a variety of media by young Los Angeles artists Danielle Buerli, JAW Cooper, Jessica LL Dalva, Tom Haubrick, Sinae Park, and Bryce Takara. On view through March 10, 2012.
Jim Keville: Fetish Feel
An exhibition of sculpture by Jim Keville. For these works Keville drew inspiration from how he uses his hands while creating, and in doing so captured the many gestures that hands make. On view through March 24, 2012.
Judy Chicago: Los Angeles 1970’s
Jancar Gallery (Chinatown)
This exhibition will highlight the work of Judy Chicago during the 1970′s in Los Angeles. On view through March 17, 2012.
Jesse Michaels: Crime and War
Strangeways Academy (Chinatown)
An exhibition of paintings by Jesse Michaels. The exhibition takes the viewer through the process of civilization, representing humanity’s attempt to impose order upon natural forces by exploring crime and war. On view through March 18, 2012.
Works by Sam Falls at China Art Objects and M+B Gallery