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FRIDAY, APRIL 13
Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe and Isa Melsheimer: Vermilion Sands and Other Stories from the Neon West
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for two exhibitions. The first is a collection of new works by multimedia artist Mickalene Thomas. Origin of the Universe examines landscapes, interiors, and the female body through painting, photography, and installation. On view through August 19, 2012. Also opening at SMMoA is a collection of new works by artist Isa Melsheimer. This exhibit explores Hollywood’s cinematic heyday and its motion picture icons, citing influences including David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive and Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard. On view through July 7, 2012.
Reading: Steve Abee
Skylight Books (Los Feliz)
Local author and teacher Steve Abee will appear at Skylight Books to read, discuss, and sign his new novel Johnny Future, an LA-based drug narrative for the 21st Century.
Johnny Future courtesy of FANTASTIC by ODHAMS PRESS.