PLAN ForYourArt This Week: L.A.

Each Week, ForYourArt Brings You the Best Opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT Art in Los Angeles. Join ForYourArt’s Weekly Email to Get Our Sampling of Picks for the Week.


Drylands Design
A+D Architecture and Design Museum (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for Drylands Design, a new exhibition featuring work by architects, engineers, and urban designers responding to the challenges of water scarcity in the face of climate change. With a focus on the US West, Drylands Design presents adaptive strategies large and small, rural and urban, high tech, and low-carbon. Admission $10, $5 for students with valid ID, and free for A+D members. On view through April 26, 2012, and in conjunction with the Drylands Design Conference.

Poetry Reading: Keorapetse Kgositsile
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
South African poet and activist Keorapetse Kgositsile will read his works of poetry. Kgositsile  was an influential member of the African National Congress in the 1960s and 1970s and founded the Black Arts Theater in Harlem. A book signing will follow the event.

Milton Glaser for Lapchi: An Exploration of Pattern Making and Color Effects in Textiles
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica)
A special weeklong exhibition of the newest work by American graphic designer Milton Glaser featuring a unique selection of original, handmade Lapchi carpets, designed and conceptualized by the artist. On view through March 29, 2012.

Rubix Hollywood (Hollywood)
Rubix Hollywood, in conjunction with LA Canvas magazine, presents a panel discussion featuring iconic graphic designer John Van Hamersveld, (Endless Summer, Magic Mystery Tour, Exile on Main Street), and contemporary art critic Shana Nys Dambrot. The event also includes a performance by Timur and the Dime Museum. Seating is limited. RSVP to for tickets.

These Things Happen
3001 S. Flower Street (Downtown)
These Things Happen is the USC Roski School of Fine Arts MFA thesis show for artist Marc Horowitz, who has spent the last two years creating this two minute video. Space is limited and a reception will follow the screening.

Night Papers II
Night Gallery (Lincoln Heights)
Launch party for Night Gallery’s Night Papers II, a newspaper featuring work by artists including Spencer Douglass, Justin Thomas Schaefer, Ariane Vielmetter, Barry Johnston, and Shawn Kuruneru. DJ Geoff Tuck will play this BYOB event.


In Proximity
ANN 330 Gallery (Mid-City)
Opening reception for an exhibition by photographers Jeff Mclane, Amy Russell, and Katie Shapiro. The work of this trio —who share close relationships with each other —explores the implications of working with subject material found close-at-hand. On view through April 28, 2012.

Elad Lassry
David Kordansky Gallery (Culver City)
The second exhibition of new work by Elad Lassry at David Kordansky Gallery. Lassry has increasingly looked to diverse media––including drawing, sculpture, and performance––to test current possibilities for engagement with pictures. On view through March 26.

If You Can’t Fake It, Then Make It
JAUS (Brentwood)
Opening exhibition for the group exhibition, If You Can’t Fake It, Then Make It curated by JAUS Co-director Chris Tallon and featuring work by Charles Alexander, Raul Baltazar, Matthew Carter, Bryan Ricci, Natalie Mae Richards, and Randall Foster. On view through May 6, 2012.

Roni Feldman
Garboushian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
7-9pm Opening reception for this exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Roni Feldman. Feldman’s paintings depict the powerful energy that occurs in crowds. On view through April 28, 2012.

The Woman in the Wall
Masonic Lodge (Culver City)
World premiere of Overtone Industries’ new opera The Woman in the Wall, an operatic work by Composer O-Lan Jones and Librettist Kathleen Cramer. Inspired by the 14th Century tradition of The Anchoress, the opera is a “mystery play” in the medieval tradition. Tickets are $25-$50 and available online. Performances continue on March 24, March 30, and March 31.

Maya Deren on Film
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Maya Deren is among the artists featured in LACMA’s exhibition In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States. She worked primarily in 16mm film and is considered the inventor of two genres: the dance film and the psychodrama. Tonight’s program presents all of her completed shorts including Meshes of the Afternoon and The Very Eye of Night.

Dennis Hollingsworth: Terestrial
Michael Kohn Gallery (Mid-City West)
Opening of this exhibition of new and recent paintings by Los Angeles-based artist, Dennis Hollingsworth. On view through May 4, 2012.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Human Resources (Chinatown)
Writer, poet and underground performance artist Penny Arcade appears at Human Resources for an performance event celebrating her book Bad Reputation. Admission $8.

Concord (Mt. Washington)
This immersive one night only literary experience invites guests to explore the 3000 square foot gallery searching out their own unique encounters with text. Work by more than twenty artists will appear throughout the space, from the gallery to bedrooms to vehicles and street corners.


S, M, L, XL > Echo Park House Tour
Various Locations (Echo Park)
12pm – 4pm
Join de LaB for their first ever house tour, in the neighborhood of Echo Park. This self-directed architecture tour features four examples of urban infill designed to maximize the livability and walkability of Echo Park. In a neighborhood better known for bungalows and stucco, all four of these homes feature contemporary design and efficiency. All of the homes on the tour are walking distance from one another.

Christian Marclay: The Clock
Bing Theatre LACMA (Miracle Mile)
12pm – 12pm (Sunday)
Join LACMA for a twenty-four-hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock beginning Saturday, March 24, at noon and ending at noon on Sunday, March 25. Awarded the Golden Lion at last year’s Venice Biennale, The Clock is a twenty-four-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time. Marclay has excerpted each of these moments from their original contexts and edited them together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is viewed.

Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
12pm-12pm (Sunday)
For the first activity in a space of our own, ForYourArt invites visitors to an event coinciding with LACMA’s 24 hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock.  Embracing a key concept of both this award-winning work and many of Los Angeles’ famous donut shops, we will offer a curated selection of signature L.A. donuts from across the city  ‘around the clock’ to coincide the screening.

Book Discussion and Signing: Claire Falkenstein
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (Mid-City)
Susan M. Anderson, Michael Duncan, and Maren Henderson, co-authors of the new book Claire Falkenstein, will discuss and sign copies of this new retrospective on the work of the artist. This event is in conjunction with the exhibition, Claire Falkenstein: An Expansive Universe.

William Leavitt: Tensile Structures
Margo Leavin Gallery (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based conceptual artist William Leavitt. On view through April 28, 2012.

Victory Reyes: The Jungle
Known Gallery (Fairfax)
Opening reception for an exhibition of paintings by Victor Reyes. These works explore the concepts of humanity and the primal inclinations that lie under the surface of society. On view through April 7, 2012.

Kaya 2
Various Small Fires (Venice)
Kaya 2 is a performative painting project and exhibition by New York-based artists Debo Eilers and Kerstin Brätsch. Fifty-three paintings will be produced continuously by the duo throughout the evening and will then be auctioned off in real time. Works begin at $500. Those produced during the performance will be exhibited at VSF through April 28th, 2012.

MOCA (Downtown)
MOCA’s fundraising silent auction will feature works by emerging and established artists including John Baldessari, Joe Biel, Chaz Bojorquez, Shepard Fairey, Elliott Hundley, Liz Larner, William Leavitt, Faris McReynolds, Ed Moses, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, and Rena Small. Bidding closes at 8pm and will be followed by a reception with music and drinks. Public previews begin March 17. Tickets are $85 in advance, $100 at the door, and available online. Email for your chance to win tickets.

Yoskay Yamamoto: Joke’s On Me
LeBasse Projects (Chinatown)
Opening reception for a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Yoskay Yamamoto. The collection features a series of sculptures based on iconic childhood characters including Big Boy and Hello Kitty. These sculptures simultaneously embody nostalgia and a darker social commentary. On view through April 21, 2012.

Helga Fassonaki: Touching Them Touching You – A Love Song For the Dead C
Human Resources (Chinatown) 7-10pm
This multimedia and performance series features Fassonaki transforming the gallery into a recreation of post-punk Dunedin, New Zealand, from which the underground rock band the Dead C emerged. The show closes the weekend of April 20 with Trapdoor Fucking Exit, a performance series featuring live performances by Fassonaki and other artists influenced by the band.

Across Visible Lines
Concord (Mt. Washington)
Screening of ethnographic films made by PHD candidates at the Sensory Ethnographic Laboratory at Harvard. A post-screening panel discussion with event programmers Billy Woodberry and Andrew Freeman will explore the line between art and ethnography.

A Conversation with Chris Burden and Thomas Crow
Rose Hills Theater, Pomona College (Pomona)
Art historian Dr. Thomas Crow and Pomona College artist alumnus Chris Burden will discuss the exhibition It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973: Part 3: At Pomona. Opening reception for Part 3: At Pomona (part of Pacific Standard Time) to follow from 5-7pm at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Both events are free and open to the public.

A-Z West Tour
High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree)
A-Z West is located on 30 acres of high desert next to Joshua Tree National Park. The grounds have become a test site for modern desert living, with design projects in furniture, clothing, and food all populating the area. Ultimately, A-Z West is an endeavor to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs. Tickets are $45 for adults and $30 for students.


Family Flicks: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
This children’s classic comes to life in this rare live-action British film adaptation. Performances by talents including Peter Sellers and Dudley Moore, inventive production design and costumes, and original songs grace this production, which presents Alice’s adventures of self-discovery in a strange and wonderful world.

Film Screening: The Living End
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
7pm Screening of the digitally remastered version of The Living End. This 1992 film tells the story of a hustler and a film critic, both gay and HIV+, who set off on an anarchic road trip, wasting homophobes and hurtling towards doom with abandon. The Living End was one of the first films to confront the topic of AIDS. Director Gregg Araki will appear. Tickets $10 and available online.

LA Rising: SoCal Artists before 1980 with Lyn Kienholz
Pacific Asia Museum (Pasadena)
This afternoon event will feature Lyn Kienholz,  a chronicler of the LA art scene, and author of LA Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980, in conversation with Ian White, son of internationally known artist Charles White. The two will discuss living and working in Altadena before 1980.

Nudes Painting Show
3704 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, 90065, (Mt. Washington)
A group exhibition with works by more than a dozen artists including Jonathan Apgar, Andrew Cannon, Alika Cooper, Michael Dopp, Roger Herman, Becky Kolsrud, David Korty, Cyril Kuhn, and Annie Lapin. Curated by Calvin Marcus.


Shoah (First Era)
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Shoah, Claude Lanzmann’s film on the Holocaust, features interviews with survivors, bystanders, and perpetrators in fourteen countries. The film does not contain any historical footage but rather features interviews that seek to remember the Jewish tragedy and revisits places where the crimes took place. In conjunction with the exhibition Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972.


Renaissance Drawings from Germany and Switzerland, 1470-1600
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
The period of 1480–1660 represents one of the high points in German art. Because different styles of drawing developed in the various regions of present-day Germany and Switzerland, this exhibition of works from the Getty Museum’s permanent collection is organized by region. The exhibition explores the drawings’ wide range of functions and subject matter. On view through June 17, 2012.

Shoah (Second Era)
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Shoah, Claude Lanzmann’s film on the Holocaust, features interviews with survivors, bystanders, and perpetrators in fourteen countries. The film does not contain any historical footage but rather features interviews that seek to remember the Jewish tragedy and revisits places where the crimes took place. In conjunction with the exhibition Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972.

Jeff Zimmerman
Duke & Duke (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition by Brooklyn-based glass artist and lighting designer Jeff Zimmerman. This exhibition features glass sculptures along with new light works, natural forms created by hand blowing techniques. On view through May 23, 2012.

ONEoff: Don Bachardy in Conversation with Susan Morgan
Doheny Memorial Library – USC (Downtown)
In conjunction with Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, this event features a conversation between portrait artist Don Bachardy and writer Susan Morgan.


Aphrodite and the Gods of Love
Getty Villa (Malibu)
Opening day of an exhibition presenting various aspects of the Greek goddess Aphrodite via objects ranging from large-scale sculpture to delicate jewelry. Admission is free with advanced reservations. Through July 9, 2012.


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