ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.


Liza Ryan: Rare Bloom
Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Liza Ryan. Ryan’s photographs, videos and mixed media works explore themes including the American South, psychology, feminism, and nature. On view through September 1, 2012.

World’s Worst Words
LA><ART (Culver City)
In conjunction with their current “takeover” of LA><ART as part of Made in L.A. 2012, artist group Slanguage presents an evening of experimental music, spoken word, poetry, readings, and performances. Slanguage includes teenagers, street artists, and established mid – to late career artists, the majority of whom live and work in the greater Los Angeles area.

The Sun Below the Ceiling
THIS Los Angeles (Highland Park)
Opening reception for a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Jon Rajkovich. The Sun Below the Ceiling will feature a series of abstract sculptures fabricated from materials including bendable plywood, steel, plastic, and found objects. On view through August 17, 2012.

J Patrick Walsh 3 and Natalie Labriola: Embassy After Dark
5028 York Blvd. (Eagle Rock)
Opening reception for a show of new work by J Patrick Walsh 3 and Natalie Labriola. Embassy After Dark will be based primarily on a “burn book” from the American Embassy in Belgrade, made between the years of 1989-1991. The book, contained by the artists via an anonymous source, contains government-issued ID photographs of Yugoslavians applying for Tourist Visas to visit the United States, with notes and jokes scrawled over their photographs, applications, and official government notices. On view through August 18 2012.

Fusion Friday
Pacific Asia Museum (Pasadena)
This free event will feature a performance by Minyo Station, food and drinks in the museum’s courtyard, DJ sets by Jeremy Loudenback and Arshia Haq, and Chinese string and bamboo instrument lessons in the galleries. Admission is $15.

From Dusk ‘til Drawn: 24-Hour Drawing Rally 
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (Santa Barbara)
This 24 hour drawing event will feature local artists including Phillip Argent, Jane Callister, Penelope Gottlieb, and Keith Puccinelli as well as students, community leaders, and others doing live drawings at the museum. Attendees can watch the artists at any point during the day-long event. Admission is $5 at the door. Work from the rally will be auctioned at SBCAF on Sunday, July 22.


New. Artisanal. Now.
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Saturday, July 29 | 12-6pm
Timed to coincide with Made in L.A. 2012 – the Hammer Museum’s first large-scale biennial survey of Los Angeles-based artists – ForYourArt presents New. Artisanal. Now., a one-day food biennial, on July 28, 2012. The pop-up shop at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. showcases some of the city’s finest food crafters selected by culinary insidersKrista Simmons (Top Chef Masters/LAist) along with Shawna Dawson (Artisanal LA) and Michaele Musel (The Secret Fork). The event features 12 local producers who will sell and sample their wares, libations presented by GreenBar Collective, special edition tote bags by Brian Roettinger to benefit local food charity Food Forward, a reading table filled with artisanal food publications, and a DJ. Information about Made in L.A. 2012 and how to vote for the Mohn Award is also available throughout the day.

Launch of John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné Volume 1: 1956-1974: 
Featuring a conversation between John Baldessari and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Art Catalogues at LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Sunday, July 29 | 4-6pm
Hans Ulrich Obrist will interview Baldessari to launch the L.A. pioneer’s John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné Volume 1: 1956-1974 (Yale University Press), with a book signing to follow. The interview is a continuation of decades-long conversations between the two men, many of which were published in Volume 18 of Obrist’s The Conversation Series (Walther König). To preorder signed copies of John BaldessariCatalogue Raisonné Volume 1: 1956-1974 email; only copies of the book purchased at Art Catalogues will be signed.

i21c presents Hans Ulrich Obrist in discussion with Danny Hillis
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Monday, July 30 | 7pm
The Institute of the 21st Century presents Danny Hillis, the creator of The Clock of the Long Now, in public conversation for the first time with Hans Ulrich Obrist at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. The event is free, but reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required (RSVP at The Institute of the 21st Century was initiated in the spirit of historian Eric Hobsbawm’s call to “protest against forgetting” those who have forever changed the landscape of contemporary culture. The Institute’s long-term goal is to create a digital archive of curator Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Interview Project.

LA><ART exterior 2012 by Slanguage, courtesy of the artists and LA><ART