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THURSDAY, JUNE 21
Liz Glynn: No Second Troy Catalogue Launch
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Curated by Ciara Ennis at Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College earlier this year, Liz Glynn: No Second Troy explored the discovery and legacy of Priam’s Treasure, the importation of people and goods across the same border, the resulting contemporary cultural artifacts, and the hybridized identity that ensued. Featuring images from Glynn’s videos, installations, and sculptural works, the catalogue also includes an interview between Machine Project Executive Director Mark Allen and Glynn, in addition to essays by Dean of the School of Art at Cal Arts Thomas Lawson and Director/Curator at Pitzer Art Galleries Ciara Ennis. Be sure to check out Glynn’s work in Made in L.A. 2012.
Beauty is Embarrassing
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
The Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of Beauty is Embarrassing, a new documentary chronicling Los Angeles-based designer, painter, puppeteer, sculptor, and musician Wayne White, one of the artists behind the television show Pee Wee’s Playhouse. The film features interviews with Matt Groening, Mark Mothersbaugh, Todd Oldham, Paul Reubens, Gary Panter, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, and more. A Q&A will follow the screening. Tickets are $13 and available online.
Through the Mic: LACMA X Hip Hop
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
The second installment of LACMA’s concert series Through the Mic: LACMA X Hip Hop will feature performances by Medusa, Dumbfoundead, and Gizzle. Hosted by hip hop artist and co-curator MURS, Through the Mic explores contemporary Los Angeles hip hop, with an emphasis on the diversity of LA-based artists. Tickets for this event are $15 and available online.
David Benjamin Sherry
Ooga Booga (Chinatown)
Photographer David Benjamin Sherry will sign his new book of images, Quantum Light, at Ooga Booga. In the book, Sherry continues to work with the vivid colors that permeate his practice. Quantum Light contains a preface with a conversation between Sherry and Collier Schorr.
Ashley Hunt: Notes on the Emptying of a City
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (Los Feliz)
Ashley Hunt’s solo performance Notes on the Emptying of a City is based on Hurricane Katrina and the questions of race, visibility, and speech that the natural disaster continues to reveal. Hunt will narrate his experiences of working with social justice activists in New Orleans while presenting images of the city interspersed with video of citizens’ testimony. Presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012, this event will conclude with a discussion with the audience.
Studio Tour at the American Cement Building
American Cement Building (MacArthur Park)
As part of the LA Design Festival, The Architect’s Newspaper‘s West Coast Editor Sam Lubell has organized a tour of the studios that populate the American Cement Building. Participating studios include DRDS, Kelly Architects, Platform for Architecture + Research, Stayner Architects, Studio Bonner, Synthesis Design + Architecture, WROAD, and VA Design. Tours will be self-guided.
AIGA LA 2012 Fellow Award & Visionary Award Celebration
Royal/T (Culver City)
Presented in conjunction with the Los Angeles Design Festival, this event will celebrate the newly established Visionary Award along with AIGA Los Angeles 2012 Fellow Award
recipients, Agustin Garza, David Mayes, Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin. Tickets are $50-$100.
Lecture: Tile, Texture, and Color in the Kitchen and Beyond
Walker Zanger (West Hollywood)
As part of the Los Angeles Design Festival, Dwell on Design will present a panel discussion on textures and materials in the kitchen and beyond. Panelists include architect Bruce Bolander, Dwell’s Deputy Editor Jaime Gillin, VP of Business Development at William-Sonoma Katherine Rice, and Walker Zanger’s VP of Design & Marketing Jared Becker.
The American Cement Building. Courtesy of bestviewla.com.