ForYourArt’s curated list of the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art everyday.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
Kon Trubkovich: Leap Second
OHWOW (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for the Los Angeles debut of Russian-born artist Kon Trubkovich. Leap Second features paintings, oil on linen, works on paper, and a sound piece. The collection also includes a series of large-scale portraits of the artist’s mother. On view through June 23, 2012.
Minimalism: Not Strictly Formal
Michael Kohn Gallery (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a group show featuring art within a Minimalist framework. Not Strictly Formal will feature works by artists including Dan Flavin, Joe Goode, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, John McCracken, John McLaughlin, and Cy Twombly. On view through June 30, 2012.
Pick Up the Mic
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
ForYourArt presents an evening of feminist and gender queer hip hop music, and film. Pick Up the Mic will feature local members of the underground ‘homohop’/feminist musician community as they explore homophobia in the music industry. The event will feature a screening of Alex Hinton’s Pick Up the Mic, a musical performance by Cihuatle Ce, and a set by DJ B Girl. This event is presented in conjunction with LACMA’s current hip hop music series Through the Mic.
Marc Foxx Gallery (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for a collection of works by German photographer Annette Kelm. Instrumentalist Mateo Tannatt will play in Marc Foxx’s West Gallery during this event. On view through June 23, 2012.
Carnival of Insecurities: Performance Night #2, “The Midway Show”
RAID Projects (Downtown)
Los Angeles-based artist collective MUC presents “The Midway Show,” the second night of performances in the Carnival of Insecurities, an installation exploring the mass appeal of the carnival. Filled with twists on carnival entertainment, Carnival of Insecurities examines life’s expectations and the anxiety arising from them.
Vincent Sabella: Unsettled
Edgar Varela Fine Arts (Downtown)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Vincent Sabella, curated by Shana Nys Dambrot. Culled from Sabella’s collections Bear on a Hot Tin Roof, A Hollywood Story, and Extermination, this exhibition of mixed media paintings demonstrates Sabella’s cinematic tendencies and his use of text as a narrative framework. On view through June 16, 2012.
Carl Andre, from MINIMALISM – NOT STRICTLY FORMAL. Courtesy of Michael Kohn Gallery.