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SATURDAY, JULY 7
Tami Demaree, Dewey Ambrosino, and John Totthenham
Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for three solo shows featuring works by Dewey Ambrosino, Tami Demaree, and John Tottenham. The exhibition will include paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures, and installation. Each artist will occupy their own gallery space. On view through August 11, 2012.
Dan McCarthy: Dear Science
Gallery 1988 (Mid-City West)
Opening reception of Dear Science, a solo show of new works by artist Dan McCarthy. The exhibition will feature screen prints, paintings, and drawings depicting images of nature. On view through July 28, 2012.
Ruby Neri: Sculpture
David Kordansky Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for Sculpture, an exhibition of new works by Ruby Neri. Neri’s figurative, hand-sculpted objects are made from plaster, steel, and clay and marked with paint and glazes. On view through August 18, 2012.
Fractured Fairy Tales
WWA Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring modern takes on classic fairy tales. Curated by Sandra Equihua and Drake Brodahl, Fractured Fairy Tales will feature animations and paintings by more than 32 artists including Roque Ballesteros, Brigette Barriger, Joey Chou, Sandra Equihua, and Joel Trussel. On view through August 11, 2012.
George Lawson Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works that explore what happens when streams converge. Turbulence will feature paintings by Angela Baker, Sara Bright, Stephan Fritsh, Masaru Kurose, Erin Lawlor, Julia Schwartz, Marie Thibeault, and Catherine Tirr. On view through August 4, 2012.
Colin Christian: Hello, Pretty, Pretty and Risk: Old Habits Die Hard
Corey Helford Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for two shows at Corey Helford Gallery. Colin Christian’s Hello, Pretty, Pretty will pay tribute to the Black Queen of Sogo, a character from the 1968 cult film Barbarella, through twelve fiberglass sculptures. Risk’s Old Habits Die Hard will feature a series of paintings exemplifying the graffiti artist’s signature lettering style. Both shows on view through August 8, 2012.
We Can Pretend: Three Artists’ Takes on Hollywood Genre Film
JAUS (West LA)
Opening reception for an an exhibition and film screening featuring works by visual artists Kurt Forman, Julie Orser, and Judy Ross. Curated by Carrie Paterson, We Can Pretend explores the psychological environments that emerge from film genres including horror, mystery, drama, and thriller. On view through August 19, 2012.
In Discussion: Sharon Lockhart and Britt Salveson
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
LA-based photographer and filmmaker Sharon Lockhart and curator Britt Salveson will discuss the exhibition Sharon Lockhart/Noa Eshkol, Lockhart’s multimedia exploration of the work of Israeli dance composer and textile artist Noa Eshkol currently on view at LACMA. RSVP for this free event at email@example.com.
Pablo Rasgado: Fragmental and L’idée Fixe: John Divola, Sayre Gomez, Joe Goode
Steve Turner Contemporary (Mid-Wilshire)
Opening reception for two exhibitions at Steve Turner Contemporary. Pablo Rasgado’s Fragmental consists of 145 fragments of a wall that Rasgado found in Brooklyn in 2009. The pieces will be rearranged in four different ways during the show’s run. L’idée Fixe will feature works by John Divola, Sayre Gomez, and Joe Goode that examine the window as an object of internal and the external expression. Both shows on view through August 4, 2012.
Hollywood Indie Night Market
Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue (Hollywood)
The Hester Street Fair presents the Hollywood Indie Night Market, a market and party that will feature more than 100 apparel, accessory, and lifestyle West coast designers and merchants. This free event will also food trucks, music, craft cocktails, and a biergarten.
Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda
Opening reception for the first major exhibition in the United States by Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda. The Berlin-based artists create sculptural, photographic, and video-based works that explore the systems that underlie processes and contexts of social exchange. On view through September 2, 2012.
TwentyWonder: A Carnival Of The Mind
Doll Factory (Downtown)
This annual “carnival of the mind” party and fundraising event will feature art, science, music, comedy, performances and a roller derby match between the LA Derby Dolls and the San Diego Derby Dolls. TwentyWonder benefits the The Down Syndrome Association Of Los Angeles. Tickets are $40-$150 and available online.
Phil Chang: Studio, Affect
Pepin Moore (Chinatown)
Opening reception for an exhibition of new works by Phil Chang. Studio, Affect is the third in a series of shows that address the role of the studio in contemporary culture through prints depicting a variety of artist’s work spaces. On view through August 11, 2012.
Image: Sharon Lockhart, Five Dances and Nine Wall Carpets. Photo by Noa Eshkol, 2011. Courtesy of LACMA.