ForYourArt’s curated list of the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
Deborah Grant and Jacob Yanes
Steve Turner Contemporary (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for two new exhibitions. Deborah Grant’s The Provenance and Crowning of King William will feature paintings, drawings, and collages inspired by the life and art of William H. Johnson. Jacob Yanes’ Philomela will feature a sculptural installation based on the story of Philomela, Tereus, and Procne as told by Ovid in the Metamorphoses. Both exhibitions on view through May 26, 2012.
Art Lecture: Allen Ruppersberg
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Free lecture by conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg, whose work includes paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, installations, and books. Ruppersberg is recognized as an early practitioner of installation art, having produced such works as Al’s Cafe, Al’s Grand Hotel, and The Novel That Writes Itself. Since the late 1960s, his work has been the subject of over 80 solo exhibitions and nearly 200 group exhibitions. Ruppersberg lives in L.A. and New York.
Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach)
The Orange County Museum of Art presents a free screening of “Change,” the first episode of the sixth season of Art in the Twentieth-First Century, the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art. This episode features OCMA permanent collection artist Catherine Opie.
Allen Ruppersberg. Courtesy of the Hammer Museum.