Dates to Save: September-October
Here is our sampling of key dates for September and October to help you PLAN ahead.
It’s not comprehensive, and we encourage you to read ForYourArt’s email each week for updated select listings and our more extensive listings on ForYourArt.com.
Exhibitions & Events
Saturday, September 8th:
West Side/Culver City: Thomas Lawson: In the Belly of the Beast at David Kordansky Gallery, UCI Graduate Exhibition at LA><ART, Peter Wegner: Buildings Made of Sky at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Sarah Cain: Freedom is a Prime Number at Honor Fraser Gallery, Andrea Bowers: Help the Work Along at Susanne Vielmetter, Andy Freeberg: Art Fare at Kopeikin Gallery, and Friedrich Kunath: Lacan’s Haircut at Blum & Poe
Mid-Town/East Side: Sounding: Simone Forti at The Box Gallery, Ruth Pastine: Counterpoint and Penelope Gottlieb: GONE at Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Rafaël Rozendaal: Everything Always Everywhere and Justin B. Hansch: Girls & Grils at Stever Turner Contemporary, and Jonathan Zawada: Free Roam Above the Mist at PRISM
Sunday, September 9: Davida Nemeroff and Samara Golden: Modern Painters at Various Small Fires from 4-7pm
Saturday, September 15: In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works from 1975-2012 at the Pitzer Art Galleries at 5pm, Ann Trondson: Rehearsal/Recording at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at 6pm, Photography Sculpture Figure at M+B Gallery from 6-8pm, and Lucien Smith: Seven Rain Paintings at OHWOW from 7-9pm
Wednesday, September 19: Design Loves Art at the Pacific Design Center at 5pm
Saturday, September 22: Regen Projects Reopening with an exhibition of gallery artists at the new Regen Projects space in Hollywood, Screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock at LACMA from 12pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday, Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City II: LACMA’s Choice at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. from 12pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday, and L.A. Dance Project at Walt Disney Concert Hall at The Music Center at 7:30pm (tickets).
September 27-30: Art Platform – Los Angeles at Barkar Hanger from 11am-6pm
The second edition of the modern and contemporary art fair, Art Platform – Los Angeles, features works from over 70 national and international galleries. Programming for this three day event includes panel discussions, docent-led tours, various VIP events, and more. Tickets for Art Platform – Los Angeles cost $20-$45 and are available online.
Saturday, October 6: Opening day of Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void 1949-1962 at MOCA, LACMA’s Art + Architecture Focus on Malibu Home Tour and BAM Fest (Beer, Art, and Music Festival) at the 18th Street Art Center (tickets)
Sunday, October 7: Contemporary Art Conversations #13 (Ezrha Jean Black, Peter Frank, Shana Nys Dambrot, John O’Brien, moderated by Betty Ann Brown) at Offramp Gallery at 4pm
Thursday, October 18: Miranda July: The Auction at the Freud Playhouse at 8pm
Saturday: October 27: Los Angeles Archives Bazaar: L.A as Subject at the Doheny Memorial Library, USC from 9am-5pm
Sunday, November 1: Opening day of Stanley Kubrick: A Retrospective at LACMA
Galas & Benefit Events
Saturday, September 15: Fix-It-Up Too at Blum & Poe at 11am-6pm
Presented by SASSAS, Fix-It-Up Too reprises The Fix-It-Up Show, a project first developed by artists Jeffrey Vallance and Michael Uhlenkott for a 1981 exhibition at LACE in which artists were asked to contribute works for Vallance and Uhlenkott to alter or “fix.” Both artists will reprise their roles as “fixers.” The event features live performances by the Harmonica Rascals, Fat and Fucked Up, and Scott Benzel, who, along with Mark Hagen, will close the event.
Monday September 17: Imagine Awards Gala & Auction at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at 6pm
Every year, Inner-City Arts hosts theImagine Awards Gala and Auction, honoring the contributions of outstanding supporters while raising much-needed funds to continue providing arts education for thousands of children. This year’s will feature a silent auction, a live auction, dinner, and entertainment. Tickets cost $500 and is available for purchase online.
Sunday, September 23: Library Foundation Awards & Dinner at Maguire Gardens at the Central Library at 6pm
An award ceremony honoring Solomon Rushdie. The ceremony will take place at the Maguire Gardens with a dinner to follow at the California Club. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 25: PMCA 10th Anniversary Benefit & Art Auction: 10 x 10 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art
Celebrate 10 years of the PMCA with artwork from artists in PMCA exhibitions, food, drinks, and more. Tickets cost $150 and are available online. Participating artists include John Baldessari, Tim Biskup, LAYER, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Kenny Scharf, Adam Silverman, Wayne Thiebaud, and many more.
Thursday, September 27: Opening Night Concert and Gala: The Philharmonic Dances at Walt Disney Concert Hall at 7pm
For opening night, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic present The Philharmonic Dances, a celebration of the rich tradition of dance rhythms in orchestral music. The program includes selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake danced by American Ballet Theatre stars Roberto Bolle and Veronika Part; world premiere choreography to John Adams’ The Chairman Dances by Barak Marshall featuring L.A.’s own BODYTRAFFIC dance company; and a suite from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town danced by a corps from Broadway. Tickets start at $108 and are available online.
Saturday, September 29: LACMA Art + Film Gala at LACMA
LACMA’s 2nd Annual Art + Film Gala will honor artist Ed Ruscha and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, with director Steven Spielberg paying tribute to the late filmmaker. In October, both Kubrick and Ruscha will have dedicated exhibitions on view at the museum. For its second year, the 2012 Art + Film Gala is co-chaired by LACMA Trustee Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The Gala is presented by Gucci.
Saturday, September 29: 3rd Annual LAND Benefit Gala at The Home of Catharine and Jeffrey Soros
Join LAND and honoree artist George Herms for cocktails and a moonlight dinner. The Gala features Lulu Powers-crafted cuisine and artist-designed centerpieces by Ruben Ochoa. Lunar or oceanic cocktail attire suggested. Online auction which begins on September 5, 2012.
Saturday, October 6: Gala in the Garden at the Hammer Museum
Hammer Museum’s annual Gala in the Garden will honor Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman. For inquiries, please call 310.443.7026 or email email@example.com
Ken Price, Vink, 2009, acrylic on fired ceramic, courtesy of LA Louver Gallery