ForYourArt’s curated list of the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art every day.


Forever Young: The Art of Music Photography
Peter Fetterman Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for a collection of photographs depicting musical artists including Frank Sinatra, John Lennon, Bob Marley, and Kurt Cobain. Forever Young will feature works by photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Danny Clinch, John Cohen, Don Hunstein, Astrid Kirchherr, Herman Leonard, Gered Mankowitz, Mark Seliger, Kate Simon, and Alfred Wertheimer. On view through September 8, 2012.

Ricky Allman: I’ll Capitulate if You Succumb
Marine Contemporary (Venice)
Opening reception for a collection of paintings and drawings by artist Ricky Allman. Influenced by the geography of the Rocky Mountains, modernist architecture, and gestural abstraction, I’ll Capitulate if You Succumb explores themes of apocalypse, religious fundamentalism and technology. On view through August 11, 2012.

Joshua Petker and Howard Fox in Discussion
LeBasse Projects (Culver City)
This free event will feature a conversation between the gallery’s current solo exhibition artist Joshua Petker and Howard N. Fox, Emeritus Curator, (Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA, 1985-2008). Petker and Fox will discuss Adrift, Petker’s exhibition of paintings currently on view at LeBasse, as well as the artists’ view of contemporary art in LA. Petker will also give a tour of the exhibition.

Josh Dorman: The Missing Pages of the Sea and David Bailin: “C” (Charcoal, Coffee, and ‘See’)
Koplin del Rio (Culver City)
Opening reception for two solo shows. Josh Dorman’s The Missing Pages of the Sea will feature a collection of collages depicting fantasy worlds. “C” (Charcoal, Coffee, and ‘See’) will feature David Bailin’s series of drawings made from charcoal and coffee. Dorman and Bailin will speak at 5pm. Both shows on view through July 21, 2012.

James Hayward, Mary Weatherford, Mark Hagen and Sam Falls
International Art Objects Galleries (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by author James Hayward, contemporary artist Mary Weatherford, conceptual artist Mark Hagen, and multimedia artist Sam Falls. On view through August 11, 2012.

Too Old For Toys, Too Young For Boys
OHWOW (West Hollywood)
Opening reception of a group show featuring works by artists including Ronnie Bass, Debo Eilers, Jay Heikes, Josh Kline, Barney Kulok, Donald Moffett, and Aura Rosenberg. Curated by Alex Gartenfeld, Too Old For Toys, Too Young for Boys will examine the way modern tweens have influenced adults’ viewing habits. On view through September 1, 2012.

Art Project Los Angeles 
Bonhams (West Hollywood)
This public art auction, benefitting AIDs Project Los Angeles, will feature works by Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, Kenny Scharf, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring, and more. The silent auction will begin at 10am. A live auction with provided refreshments will begin at 7pm.

Kings Road Park (West Hollywood)
Presented by SASSAS,  the sound. concert series returns for a third season with the premiere Los Angeles performance of Oakland-based duo myrmyr. Playing the violin and cello, the group creates a post-classical music inspired by folk elements of their common Eastern European ancestry.

Summer in the Street Exhibition
Maximillian Gallery at the Sunset Marquis (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Richard Duardo, Desire Obtain Cherish, Cyrcle, Dog Byte, DD$, Free Humanity, Septerhed, John Carr, Smear, DeeKay, Andy Appleton, Random Act, Gregos, and Emily Bradley. Summer in the Street will feature a rotating collection of street art.

Kite-Making with Basir Beria
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
International kite master and Afghan fighter kite specialist Basir Beria will share his knowledge of the art form during this family kite-making workshop. Completed kites will be flown on the UCLA campus. $25 fee includes materials.

Divorcio USA: A Night of Recent Work by Jacinto Astiazarán
Human Resources (Chinatown)
Human Resources presents Divorcio USA, an event featuring recent the work of Mexico City-based video artist Jacinto Astiazarán. Hosted by the curatorial collaborative Art For the Americas, this event will include the screening of two new videos exploring cultural relations between Mexico and the US, as well as refreshments and music by DJ Later Knight.

Haunted Geographies of L.A.
Machine Project (Echo Park)
This free lecture by UCLA’s Rob Sullivan will explore the ways in which ghosts haunt Los Angeles. The talk will focus on some of the city’s most notorious crimes including the kidnapping and murder of Marion Parker in 1927 by William Edward Hickman. This event is part of a three part lecture series exploring how history and geography can offer an understanding of current culture.

Roadkill Confidential
Son of Semele Theater (Silverlake)
This play, written by Sheila Callagan, tells the story of a New York artist who makes work out of roadkill. A discussion about taxidermy and roadkill with artists Lauren Kane, Jeanie M. and Drew Dominick will follow the performance. Shows run through July 8. Tickets are $20 and available online.

Constructing Fantasy: Sculpture from Los Angeles
Beacon Arts Building (Inglewood)
Opening reception for an exhibition of small to large-scale sculpture by Los Angeles artists. The exhibition explores images from childhood fairytales and features the work of artists including Catherine Fairbanks, Michelle Carla Handel, Jeffrey Hastings, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor,
Larissa James, Winter Jenssen, and Eric Johnson. On view through August 5, 2012.


LA><ART 2012 Garden Party
The Home of Karyn Lovegrove
Tickets are now available for the LA><ART 2012 Garden Party, which will happen at the home of Karyn Lovegrove on July 22, 2012. Presented by C Magazine and in collaboration with Various Small Fires, this benefit event will feature a performance by musician and visual artist Brendan Fowler. Tickets are $100.

Image: Joel Bernstein, Joni Mitchell Skating on Lake Mendota, Madison, WI, 1976. Courtesy of Peter Fetterman Gallery.