ForYourArt’s curated list of the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
Women without Men at the New Center for Psychoanalysis
The New Center for Psychoanalysis (West L.A.)
After screening Shirin Neshat’s 2009 work adapted from Shahmush Parsipur’s magical realist novel, mother and daughter psychoanalysts Sharzahd Siassi, Ph.D., and Guilan Siassi, Ph.D. will examine the film’s use of dream narrative and consider Neshat’s use of such symbolic exploration in terms of its capacity to reflect the affective truth of women in an oppressive patriarchy. This film chronicles the intertwining lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953- a cataclysmic moment in Iranian history when a U.S. led, British backed, coup d’etat brought down the democratically elected Prime Minister and reinstalled the Shah to power.
Poetry in Spanish and English
Human Resources (Chinatown)
This free event will feature readings by authors Anthony McCann, Jen Hofer, and Dolores Dorantes.
Post Moral Neanderthal Retardist Pornography
Subliminal Projects (Echo Park)
Opening reception for an exhibition of new linocut work by Amphetamine Records founder Tom Hazelmyer and the release of a Melvins/Hammerhead split, picture-disc vinyl featuring art by Chris Mars, Camille Rose Garcia, HAZE-XXL, Junko Mizuno, and Shepard Fairey. Also on display will be work by Melvins’ in house artist Mackie, collage artist Math.i, and the art of Husker Du’s Grant Hart. On view through June 22. A post reception party will be held at The Echo. Tickets are $12 and available online.
Friday Night Wine Tasting
Barnsdall Art Park (Los Feliz)
This wine tasting event, happening every Friday evening throughout the month of June, 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. Made in L.A. 2012 at the L.A. Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall park will be open for viewing until 8pm.
Patricia Fernández: A Record of Succession
ltd los angeles (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Patricia Fernández featuring paintings made from repurposed fabrics and dyed linens with sewn buttons in addition to a grouping of wooden boxes. The installation is part of a larger group of works from A Record of Succession that can also be seen in Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum.
Extended Hours at the Getty Center
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
The Getty Center will stay open until 9pm in conjunction with the museum’s new summer hours. Current exhibitions include the recently opened Heaven, Hell, and Dying Well: Images of Death in the Middle Ages, which features paintings, books, stained glass and illuminated manuscripts. The Getty will offer extended hours on Friday and Saturday evenings through September 22.
Patricia Fernández, A Record of Succession Installation View at ltd los angeles