PLAN ForYourArt TODAY: L.A.

Posted on: July 14th, 2012

ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art every day.

SATURDAY, JULY 14

Unique LA
Barkar Hanger (Santa Monica)
11am-6pm
This two day market will feature handmade art, clothing, jewelry, and more by local designers. The largest independent design show in the country, Unique LA will feature products from more than 325 designers and artists. The event will feature DJs, free drinks, free craft projects, workshops and more. Admission is $10 at the door.

Jennifer Lee: New Work
Frank Lloyd Gallery (Santa Monica)
5pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of new work by Scottish born ceramist Jennifer Lee. This show will feature ten new ceramic pottery pieces. On view through August 11, 2012.

Venice Beach Biennial
Locations Vary (Venice)
11am-sunset
This three day event that will turn Venice Beach boardwalk into an outdoor exhibition venue. Over the course of the weekend more than 50 artists will set up vending stands alongside veteran boardwalk artists, exhibiting new bodies of work, collaborating with veterans on new projects, displaying site-specific sculptures or installations, and presenting live performances. The event is directed by Hammer curator Ali Subotnick.

Abbot Kinney Annex
Various Small Fires (Venice)
3pm
Curated by Human Resources and Sumaiya Kaveh, this event will feature musical performances by Kathleen Kim and Kelly Coats, Paul Waddell, and SFV Acid. Abbot Kinney Annex will take place during the Venice Beach Biennial. Free maps of the event will be provided.

Group Show
Matthew Marks Gallery (Fairfax)
10am-6pm
Opening day of a group show featuring works by Darren Almond, Katharina Fritsch, Martin Honert, Gary Hume, Paul Sietsema, Rebecca Warren, and Terry Winters. On view through August 25, 2012.

Inter ruption: A Break in the Continuity of the Interstitial Space
Michael Kohn Gallery (Mid-City West)
6pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Bruce Conner N. Dash, Lukas Geronimas, Wyatt Kahn, Owen Kydd, and more. Curated by Kim Light, Inter ruption will include works that address the space between photography, sculpture, and paintings. On view through August 25, 2012.

Dirty Funk
ACME. (Miracle Mile)
6pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Alika Cooper, Michael Decker, Samara Golden, Paul Heyer, Barry Johnston, Davida Nemeroff, and Mark A. Rodriguez.  Dirty Funk is organized by Rodriguez and Mieke Marple. On view through August 11, 2012.

Unfinished Business: 25 Years of Discourse in Los Angeles
WUHO Gallery (Hollywood)
2pm, 6-9pm
Opening day of a retrospective exhibition featuring highlights from the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Design’s 25 year history. The materials pulled from the archive will illustrate the dialogue between architects in LA for the last few decades. Events include a panel discussion at 2pm and an opening reception from 6-9pm. On view through August 26, 2012.

Maurizio Vetrugno: Love, Commas and AsterisksNo Person Should Carry a Fish Into a Bar, and Standard Operating Procedures
Blum & Poe (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for three shows. The works Maurizio Vetrugno’s Love, Commas and Asterisks alter everyday objects, such as cloth and tools, into commentary on popular culture of the past. Curated by Julian Hoeber and Alix Lambert, No Person Should Carry a Fish Into a Bar features works relating to criminal acts. Curated by Piper Marshall, Standard Operating Procedures explores the systems governing conceptual art. All shows on view through August 25, 2012.

Kevin Appel: Paintings, and Iva Gueorguieva: Recoiling Earth
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for two shows. Recoiling Earth is a collection of new paintings and three-dimensional works by Iva Gueorguieva. Kevin Appel’s Paintings will feature works that explores the intersection of photography, painting, and architecture. Both shows on view through August 23, 2012.

Masood Kamandy: Collapse
Maloney Fine Art (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of photographs by Los Angeles-based artist Masood Kamandy. Through methods of layering, the works in Collapse explore photography’s ability to collapse time and space. On view through August 18, 2012.

A Gleeful and Relentless Forward Moving of Time
Carmichael Gallery (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Shane Hope, Husmann/Tschaeni, Evan Nesbit, Adam Parker Smith, and Lola Rose Thompson. Curated by Simmy Swinder, A Gleeful and Relentless Forward Moving of Time will include tapestries, prints, and more. The evening will feature a performance by Zama & Nalo from Husmann/Tschaeni. On view through August 4, 2012.

Eric Fortune: A Life to Leave
LeBasse Projects (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of new works by Ohio-based artist Eric Fortune. A Life to Leave will feature layered paintings that explore the theme of transition between known and unknown places. On view through July 30, 2012.

Summer Sun
Taylor de Cordoba (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a group exhibition curated by LA-based artist Hadley Holliday. Summer Sun will include paintings, videos, sculptures, and more by Pamela Jordan, Emily Newman, John Pearson, and Tyler Vlahovich. On view through August 18, 2012.

Go West: David Ellis and Kris Kuksi
Mark Moore Gallery (Culver City)
6pm
Curated by Joshua Liner, Go West will feature two concurrent solo exhibitions by artists David Ellis and Kris Kuksi. Ellis’ multidisciplinary works include paintings and installations and explore different aspects of music. Kuksi’s works include a series of large-scale paintings. Both shows on view through August 25, 2012.

Nathan Mabry, Djordje Ozbolt and Francis Upritchard: Bush of Ghosts
Cherry and Martin (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Nathan Mabry, Djordje Ozbolt, and Francis Upritchard. The paintings and sculptures in Bush of Ghosts are influenced by Amos Tutuola’s 1954 novel My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. On view through August 25, 2012.

Alejandro Cartagena: Suburbia Mexico and Looking at Mexico
Kopeikin Gallery (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for two shows. Featuring the work of photographers including Alejandra Laviada, Melba Arellano, David Corona, and Claudia Hans, Looking at Mexico will feature works that depict aspects of Mexican culture rarely seen in the media. Alejandro Cartagena’s Suburbia Mexico will feature photos depicting the country’s rapid urbanization. Both shows on view through August 25, 2012.

Jessica Wimbley: I Am Katrina
Western Project (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for the first solo exhibition by California-based artist Jessica Wimbley. The photographs and collage in I Am Katrina explore cultural and personal issues of identity, history, diaspora, class, integration, mobility, and the American dream. On view through August 11, 2012.

The Cityscape Show II: Images of LA: Land and City
George Billis Gallery LA (Culver City)
5pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Todd Brainard, Jay Brockman, Patricia Chidlaw, Sharon Feder, and Eric Hesse. The collection will depict various Los Angeles locales via paintings and digital prints. On view through September 1, 2012.

Caroline Geys: Grow Till Tall Olifant
ANN 330 Gallery (Mid-City West)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Caroline Geys. The paintings in Grow Till Tall Olifant explore the themes of transition and metamorphosis as experienced by the artist. On view through August 11, 2012.

21st Century Sex
Bleicher Gallery (Mid-City West)
8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works that explore the fantasies and realities of modern sex. The show will include painting, sculpture, assemblage, collage, fiber art and installation by artists including Uudam Nguyan, Simone Gad, and Daphne Hill. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. On view through August 8, 2012.

Creativity Explored 
Ambauch & Rice (Miracle Mile)
6pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring artists from Creativity Explored, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that helps adults with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art. The collection will feature sculptures, paintings and drawings by artists including Peter Cordova, Ricardo Estella, Camille Holvoet, and Andrew Li. On view through August 11, 2012.

Jeppe Hein: Social Benches, Heather Carson: light/LINES, Daniel Buren: Leaning Wall Installation, and Laurie Lipton: L.A. Sous Real
ACE Gallery (Miracle Mile)
7pm
Opening reception for four shows. Laurie Lipton’s L.A. Sous Real will feature a series of charcoal on paper drawings depicting life in Los Angeles. Heather Carson’s light/LINES will include pieces made from materials including fluorescent lights, aluminum pipe, Speed-Rail, and conduit hangers. Jeppe Hein’s Social Benches will feature a series of powder coated metal benches, and Daniel Buren’s Leaning Walls Installation features three rooms made from wood and tape. All shows on view through September 8, 2012.

Dana Maiden & Bari Ziperstein: Sheets of Summer Glass
Passerby Gallery (Eagle Rock)
6pm
Opening reception for Passerby Gallery’s inaugural exhibition. Sheets of Summer Glass will feature photographs and collages by Los Angeles-based artists Dana Maiden and Bari Ziperstein, who reorganize three-dimensional space and blur the line between the altered object and the space of display through their work. On view through August 6, 2012.

Needles in the Camel’s Eye
Thomas Duncan Gallery (Hancock Park)
5pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Steven Baldi, Nina Beier, Andy Boot, Roe Ethridge, Sean Kennedy, Lucas Knipscher, and Michael Krebber. Needles in the Camel’s Eye explores how images are read, utilized, and dispersed. On view through September 8, 2012.

Espejos
Avenue 50 Studios (Highland Park)
7pm
Opening reception for a collection featuring works by Victor Horcasitas and Olivia Barrionuevo. The photographs in Espejos address the cultural roots of homelessness. The gallery’s annex space will host an opening of a series of linocuts by artists Sonia Romero. Both shows on view through August 5, 2012.

The Workers Rug
IDEPSCA (Downtown)
5:30pm
Opening celebration for The Workers Rug, a collaboration between Jade Thacker, Katie Bachler, and participating laborers and activists at the Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California, an organization committed to supporting immigrants in Los Angeles. The Workers Rug was created during a series of meetings in which participants created handwritten reflections about labor in Los Angeles while shredding their work clothes and braiding them back together to add to the spiral rug. The event will feature a conversation between Jade, Katie, Sonny Abegaze, Director of Folk Art Everywhere, and Pedro Joel, community organizer at IDEPSCA at 6:30pm.

The Art of Summer
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (Hollywood)
4pm
Opening reception for The Art of Summer, a collection of contemporary and modern paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by artists including Richard Diebenkorn, Vija Celmins, Marc Chagall, Sam Francis, Karel Appel, Pablo Picasso, and Max Ernst. The event will also featuring the opening of the reinstallation of Claire Falkenstein: An Expansive Universe. Both exhibitions of view through September 1, 2012.

Adriana Ciudad: Cloudbursting, Véronique d’Entremont: But the Object Must Survive This Destruction, and Guiyoung Hwang: Mark the Unmarked
Commonwealth & Council (Wilshire Center)
8pm
Opening reception for three shows. In Mark the Unmarked, Guiyoung Hwang researches graffiti and graffiti removal program throughout Southern California. Véronique d’Entremont’s But the Object Must Survive This Destruction will feature an object produced through a series of actions both violent and tender. Adriana Ciudad’s Cloudbursting will feature an installation and group of drawings that explore three dimensional form. All shows on view through August 4, 2012.

For The Record: Boogie Nights
Rockwell (Los Feliz)
7:30pm
Conceived and ereated by Shane Scheel and Christopher Lloyd Bratten, this theatrical performance will feature music and clips from Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, and Boogie Nights. Tickets are $30-$35 and available online.

Image:
Untitled, Maurizio Vetrugno. Courtesy of Blum & Poe.