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Janet & Janet Shop
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd (Miracle Mile)
In conjunction with the current exhibition presented at See Line Gallery, MoTA (Museum of
Temporary Art), curator Janet Levy assembles Janet & Janet Shop. This show pays homage to MoTA founder Janet Schmuckal and the Museum of Temporary Art that existed in 1974 – 1982 in Washington D.C. Janet & Janet includes works on paper, prints, performance, sculpture, and installation by artists including Nathan Bell, Jesse Benson, Scott Benzel, and Michael Coleman. On view through August 26, 2012.

Essi Zimm and Krista Jiannacopoulos
haleARTS Space (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for two shows. Essi Zimm’s surrealist paintings feature a series of human/animal hybrids. Krista Jiannacolouos’ paintings depicts a series of color fields. Both shows on view through September 5, 2012.

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
The third and final installation of the PLAY MOCA performances series features music by Cults and Lord Huron, a DJ set by Victoria Bergsman of Taken by Trees, and visuals by Emmett Malloy. This collaborative multimedia event is presented by Smashbox Cosmetics and curated by IAMSOUND and IO ECHO. This free event is sold-out, email for your chance to win tickets.

Kenneth Tam: Two and a Half Hands and Max Maslansky: Painting
Pauline (Mt. Washington)
Opening reception for two shows. Kenneth Tam’s Two and a Half Hands will feature a series of photographs. Max Maslansky’s Painting will feature a series of works by the Los Angeles-based artist. Both shows on view through September 9, 2012.

MIA: Endless Plain
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
Presented by the MIA screening series, Endless Plain features a series of short films by seventeen artists from the United States, Latin America, and Europe. The collection explores the varied aspects of the American experience, from water to corporate imperialism, migration and rural poverty, biker culture, and more. Featured artists include Dawn Nye,  Aaron Oldenburg, Kelly Oliver, and Laura Paul.

The Props
Public Fiction (Highland Park)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Alex Israel, Owen Kydd, Meghann McCrory & Ali Prosch, Daniel Small, and Sarah Rara. The Props present a series of objects and images whose function is to mislead. On view through September 14, 2012.

Electronic Voices
Machine Project (Echo Park)
The Sonovox, the Vocoder, dynamic loudspeakers, condenser microphones, the Talk Box, cell phones, and Autotune are inventions that defined and amplified new human existences and social movements above the din of modernity. Composer, sound designer and multi-media artist Justin Asher will give a lecture and demonstrate these devices, vocally filtering them through the stories, art and emotions of WWII, the afro-futurists, post-war technocratic socialists, baby boomer consumerists, and millennials. This event is free.

Two and a Half Hands, Kenneth Tam. Courtesy of the artist.