ForYourArt’s curated list of the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
Downtown Art Walk
Various Locations (Downtown)
Taking place on the second Thursday of each month, the Downtown Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the many art spaces in Downtown Los Angeles – commercial art galleries, museums, and nonprofit arts venues.
Eddo Stern: The World is Down
YOUNGPROJECTS at Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a collection of ten works by artist Eddo Stern, the current Director of the UCLA Game Lab and an Associate Professor at UCLA’s Design Media Arts Department. The World is Down will feature a selection of Stern’s digitally rendered works from the past five years, along with three recently completed projects. The show includes a series of video game installations.
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Drawing from her long-term autoethnographical project Kentifrica, which explores the merged histories of Kentucky and the ancestral heritage of West Africa, artist Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle will present two concerts by ethnomusicologists studying Kentifrican musical forms. Working in collaboration with performer/composer Kevin Robinson and instrument maker and musician Eugene Moon, Hinkle has created a series of instruments and original musical compositions inspired by different regions of Kentifrica. This event is presented in conjunction with Made In L.A. 2012.
Twilight at the Club
Griffith Park Golf Clubhouse (Los Feliz)
Presented by Ghettogloss, this event at the Golf Clubhouse in Griffith Park will feature food, music, cocktails, and readings by authors including Eric Layer, Jessica Garrison, and Mandy Kahn. Attendees must be in the park by 10pm to ensure admittance.
I Can See Through You
The York (Highland Park)
This monthly event, curated by Culture Reference, will feature works by artists Lisa Guerrero and Daniel Flores. The evening will include a specialty cocktail and DJ set by Israel Vines.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
Gerhard Richter Painting
Laemmle Theatres (Various Locations)
A documentary of Gerhard Richter’s creative process, juxtaposed with intimate conversations (with his critics, his collaborators, and his American gallerist Marian Goodman) and rare archive material. Watch the 79-year-old create a series of large-scale abstract canvasses, using fat brushes and a massive squeegee to apply (and then scrape off) layer after layer of brightly colored paint. Print or display this voucher for discounted addmission.
Friday Night Wine Tasting
Barnsdall Art Park (Los Feliz)
This wine tasting event, happening every Friday evening throughout the summer, will feature four small production wines from around the globe as selected by Silverlake Wine. A variety of food trucks will be on-site, and guests are welcome to bring picnic dinners. Tickets are $25 and available online.
Human Resources (Chinatown)
This event will feature a video screening and live performance by Jibz Cameron, who performs under the name Dynasty Handbag. The evening will include musical performances by Anna Oxygen with Cloud Eye Control. A $6 donation will be collected at the door.
Lisa Solberg: Stalker
THIS Los Angeles (Downtown)
Opening reception for a show by Los Angeles-based painter Lisa Solberg. On view through July 14, 2012.
Concord (Cypress Park)
This group show will feature work by the participants of Open Drawing, a weekly drawing group that provides supplies and support for artists. Works by more than 25 artists will be featured, and the event will include performances by Dwayne Scary, American Grizzly, and more. All drawings will be on sale for five dollars.
Pacific Asia Museum (Pasadena)
Held once a month during the summer, Fusion Friday will feature food, music, cocktails, and classic and contemporary art in the galleries and courtyard of the Pacific Asia Museum. The event will include a live, interactive graffiti project and karaoke. Admission is $15.
From Renoir to Ravel: Impressionism in Art and Music
Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena)
This performance by pianist Dr. Polli Chambers-Salazar will include a variety of works inspired by the Impressionist style. Chambers-Salazar will also discuss the connections between the art and music of the Impressionist era. This event is free with museum admission. Stickers for ensured seating will be distributed starting at 6pm.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
ARTBOOK @ PaperChase Sample Sale
ARTBOOK @ PaperChase (Hollywood)
This event will feature books on art, photography, design, fashion, architecture, theory, music, film and culture discounted by 60 to 85 percent. The sample sale continues on Sunday, June 17, 2012.
Scot Heywood: Polarities
Frank Lloyd Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for a collection of new works by painter Scot Heywood. Polarities employs geometric abstraction on a series of monochrome panels. On view through July 7, 2012.
David Florimbi: Going and Coming
Frank Pictures Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for a solo show by Santa Barbara-based artist David Florimbi. Going and Coming will feature a series of landscape paintings that incorporate a feeling of movement and disorientation. On view through August 15, 2012.
Satellite Space (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for an exhibition of video works by Chris Coy, Roxy Farhat, Oliver Laric, Lindsay Lawson, Jon Rafman, and J Patrick Walsh 3. Satellite Space is located within the TigrisNet compound, an Internet Service Provider for Iraq and other regions in the Middle East. AME/ALE/PLE/PME will place each artist’s video within this space and replace the daily content of the monitors with videos that explore the nature of digital imagery, exchanges, and connections.
The Floor Show: Gravity and Materials
Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
Opening reception for a group exhibition of floor-based sculpture. Curated by Richard Marshall and featuring works by artists including Mike Kelley, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol, The Floor Show explores the variety of ways contemporary artists have expanded the possibility of the sculptural medium by removing it from the pedestal. On view through July 28, 2012.
Print x Print
Bleicher Gallery (Mid-City West)
Opening reception for a group show featuring fine art prints by artists including Joan Miro, Tran Van Can, Robie Conal, Courtney Reid, Ann McCoy, Airom, Jim Holyoak, Mike Saijo, Frank Romero, Roger Herman, Faith Ringgold, and Luke Matjas. Curated by Sung-Hee Son, Print x Print will be on view through July 9, 2012.
Slanguage Jr. Art Gallery
LA><ART (Culver City)
Led by different contemporary artists from Los Angeles, this afternoon workshop will provide an opportunity for children ages 5 to 13 to make their own works of art in a variety of media. From collages and painting to sculpture and installation, Slanguage will bring young audiences and artists together for a family friendly arts education experience. This event is presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012.
The Road Ahead
Roberts & Tilton (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Derek Adams, Sebastian Black, Noah Davis, Michael Dopp, Egan Frantz, Eberhard Havekost, Israel Lund, Marisa Mandler, Barry McGee, John Monn, Betye Saar, Ed Templeton, Kehinde Wiley, and Lisa Yuskavage. The Road Ahead will feature interdisciplinary works that explore the concept of each artist’s relationship to the past.
Home Is Where the Needle Marks
Pop tART Gallery (Downtown)
Opening reception for a group show that will explore the concept of home through various needle-point methods. Participating artists including Rebecca Ringquist, Joetta Maue, and Erin Daniels Endicott were asked to submit works that deal with the idea of how they interpret their own place of refuge. The show will feature fiber arts and stitch works including crochet, knitting, embroidery, cross-stitch, needlepoint, quilting, and applique.
Karen Frimkess Wolff: Dancing on Eggshells
Little Tokyo Galleria (Downtown)
ShoeboxLA, an organization that collaborates with Los Angeles artists the on one-day site-specific exhibitions, presents Dancing on Eggshells. This installation by multi-disciplinary artist Karen Frimkess Wolff will feature a sculptural work displayed outside the traditional gallery setting.
Fellows of Contemporary Art (Chinatown)
Opening reception for a collection of new works by artists Mary Cecile Gee, Gina Genis, and Nigel Poor. Curated by Grace Kook-Anderson of the Laguna Art Museum, Mnemonic Ritual will explore the subject of loss, mourning, and the remnants of what was through objects and photographs. The event will feature a discussion with the artists at 7pm. On view through August 18, 2012.
Various Locations (Miracle Mile)
LACMA’s annual ArtWalk will feature live music, dance performances, and interactive art projects at LACMA and in neighboring galleries along the Miracle Mile. Admission to LACMA, the Architecture+Design Museum, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum is free during ArtWalk. Additionally, more than twenty galleries and businesses on Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue will participate in the event. Be sure to participate in FYA’s aMUSEment Hunt to win prizes including original prints, catalogues, tote bags, foot massage gift certificates, museum admission tickets, and memberships.
Pop-Hop Pops Up
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Book shop and print studio Pop-Hop Books & Print presents a temporary weekend residency at ForYourArt. Presented in conjunction with the Muse ArtWalk, this event will feature a selection of books from the store, including art editions, literature, children’s books, and zines in addition to a Pop-Up bookmaking workshop. The Pop Hop Pop Up will continue on Sunday, June 17, 2012.
Opening reception for See Change, a permanent video installation featuring 17 original, site-specific works located in the arrivals hall of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, which is open to the public. See Change will include two large-scale displays: a 58-screen, 90-foot linear video filmstrip suspended from the ceiling, and a 25-screen media wall. Featured artists include Monika Bravo, Patty Chang and Noah Klersfeld, Kurt Hentschlager, and Caspar Stracke.
Roger Medearis: His Regionalism
Huntington Library (San Marino)
Opening day of a career-spanning collection by late American artist Roger Medearis. His Regionalism will feature more than 30 works in various media including paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture, along with letters and photographs. On view through September 17, 2012.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
2012 Monster Drawing Rally
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
Outpost for Contemporary Art presents the Monster Drawing Rally–consisting of four one-hour shifts with 25 artists drawing simultaneously each hour. Completed drawings will be available for $75 each. Guest curators include Leonardo Bravo, Eve Fowler, Liz Glynn, Micol Hebron, New Highland Art Agents, Elana Mann, Evelena Ruether, and more. There will also be music, food, and kids activities. $10 suggested donation at the door.
Raga and Tala: Music of India
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
This free family event will feature Indian classical music sung by Aditya Prakash. The program will also feature instruction on the basics of raga (melody) and tala (rhythm) and a workshop during which participants can make traditional anklets adorned with bells.
Lily Simonson: Wet and Wild
CB1 Gallery (Downtown)
Opening reception for Wet and Wild, artist Lily Simonson’s Los Angeles solo exhibition debut. Simonson’s paintings of insects and sea creatures combine zoological illustration with figure painting and abstract expressionism and depict newly-discovered species as emblems of sexuality and mortality. On view through July 29, 2012.
ARTBOOK @ PaperChase Sample Sale
ARTBOOK @ PaperChase (Hollywood)
This event will feature books on art, photography, design, fashion, architecture, theory, music, film and culture discounted by 60 to 85 percent.
Pop Hop Pops Up
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Book shop and print studio Pop-Hop presents a temporary weekend residency at ForYourArt. This event will feature a selection of books from the store, including art editions, literature, children’s books, zines, and Pop-up books, as well as a screenprinting workshop from 1-4pm. Readings from authors including Teresa Camody, Angie Lee, and Dave Cull will begin at 4:30pm.
MONDAY, JUNE 18
Mick Fleetwood: Rhythm of A Rose
Mouche Gallery (Beverly Hills)
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist and musician Mick Fleetwood. Rhythm of a Rose will feature Fleetwood’s photographs of nature taken during his international travels. Ten percent of proceeds from this event will be donated to Music Unites, a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing music education to underprivileged children.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19
The Series: Show XIII: Summer Solstice
The Standard (Downtown)
The thirteenth installment of collaborative art event The Series, presented by Nicole Disson, will feature dance, performance art, theater, photography, video art, poetry, and other site-specific works by artists including Alex Pelly, Bethany McCarthy, Geneva Skeen, Kristen Shaw, and Matthew Timmons. All elements of this event are interpretations of the theme summer solstice. RSVP to theseriesLA@gmail.com.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
Sun Children: Call and Response
Andy’s Gamma Gulch (Pioneertown)
High Desert Test Sites presents a day of sun-sound performances on the summer solstice. Artists are invited to explore the idea of spontaneous verbal and non-verbal interaction between the speaker and listener, in which all of the statements (‘calls’) are punctuated by expressions (‘responses’) from the listener. Programming will be led by Matthew Horne & Mark X Farina of Object Control.
Ebb Tide features recent paintings, photographs and multimedia installations by artists Heather Brown, David Gilbert, and Wyatt Kahn. On view through June 30, 2012.
Robert Therrien, No title (Pallet), 2007, Steel with copper and nickel, courtesy of Gagosian Gallery