ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Ken Price: Bulgogi
Matthew Marks Gallery (West Hollywood)
Opening day of an exhibition featuring Bulgogi, a large-scale sculpture by artist Ken Price. First exhibited in New York six years ago and later shown in Europe, Bulgogi was returned to Price in 2008. The artist has spent the last several years reworking the piece, changing it’s color, form and surface. On view through October 20, 2012.
Jenny Holzer: The Future Please
L&M Arts (Venice)
Opening reception for a show featuring works by New York-based conceptual artist Jenny Holzer. The Future Please features selections from Holzer’s work from the 1970s to the present in addition to her latest body of work, the Redaction Paintings, which are based on declassified and other sensitive US documents and inspired by Russian Constructivism.
On view through October 27, 2012.
The Museum of Memory: A Tribute to Chris Marker
Egyptian Theatre (Hollywood)
This four day screening series features the work of French filmmaker Chris Marker, who passed away in late July, 2012. The program includes screenings of La Jetee, Sans Soleil, The Last Bolshevik, One Day in the Life of Andrei, Arsenevich, and Remembrance of Things to Come. The series runs from September 13-15 and on September 17. Tickets are available online.
Perry Rubenstein Gallery (Hollywood)
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based photographer Zoe Crosher in a new building designed by wHY Architecture. Crosher presents works from her multi-year Michelle duBois project, a series of photographs that re-imagines the work of self-documentarian Michelle duBois.
ARTBOOK@Paper Chase (West Hollywood)
Reception for the release of Sharon Harper’s book From Above and Below. The monograph features twelve years worth of Harper’s photographs in addition to texts by Jimena Canales and Phillip Prodger. A book signing will follow the reception.
Artists for Obama
Gemini G.E.L. (West Hollywood)
This fundraising event benefits the Obama Victory fund and features the work of artists including John Baldessari, Frank Gehry, Jasper Johns, Susan Rothenberg, and Richard Serra. A portfolio of limited edition prints by all 19 artists is available. The evening features guest speaker Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama, music by DJ Eddie Ruscha, and food by a number of local chefs including Michael Voltaggio, Neal Fraser, and Suzanne Goin. Tickets cost $300/person and $500/couple and can be purchased by emailing email@example.com.
“Guy Webster: Rock and Roll Perspective”
Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City)
This event, part of the Annenberg’s Iris Night Lecture Series, features photographer Guy Webster. One of the early innovators of rock and roll photography, Webster’s 50-year career has included shooting hundreds of album covers for acts including the Rolling Stones, the Mamas and the Papas, the Beach Boys, the Doors, and Simon & Garfunkel. Registration for this free event is available online.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Steven Baldi: 9/14 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16
Thomas Duncan Gallery (Mid-City)
Opening reception for an exhibition of new works by artist Steven Baldi. 9/14 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 features ten paintings and a set of sculptures to be reconfigured each week throughout the duration of the exhibition. On view through October 20, 2012.
Michael Queenland: Rudy’s Ramp of Remainders
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Michael Queenland. Rudy’s Ramp of Remainders features a sculptural installation based on surplus items Queenland found in a German discount store during his 2009 fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. On view through December 22, 2012.
In Discussion: Alexis Rochas and Eric Moss
SCI-Arc Library Gallery (Downtown)
This event will feature artist Alexis Rochas in discussion with architect Eric Moss. The conversation will focus on Rochas’ large-scale installation piece STEREO.BOT, which served as the gateway entry to the 2012 Coachella Music and Arts Festival. An exhibition featuring this STEREO.BOT begins at the space on September 21, 2012.
No Signal Blue
Public Fiction (Highland Park)
This event features a performance by Ali Prosch and Meghann McCrory. No Signal Blue uses heater and video production tools as props while activating them through choreographed movements. No Signal Blue is the last phase and final day of Part 2: The Props, an exhibition of works by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Alex Israel, Owen Kydd, Meghann McCrory and Ali Prosch, Daniel Small, and Sarah Rara.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Fix It Up Too
Blum & Poe (Culver City)
This SASSAS benefit auction event 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.” For Fix It Up Too, both artists reprise their roles as “fixers.” The free event features live performances by the Harmonica Rascals, Fat and Fucked Up, and Scott Benzel, who, along with Mark Hagen, will close the event.
Martin Wittfooth: Empire
Corey Helford Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for a collection of works by New York-based artist Martin Wittfooth. Empire features eleven oil paintings that explore allegorical themes of power through images of animals. On view through October 6, 2012.
Between Truth and Fiction: Pictorial Narratives
Koplin del Rio (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including David Bailin, Sandow Birk, Shay Bredimus, Wes Christensen, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, James Doolin, Cynthia Evans, John Frame, Moira Hahn, and F. Scott Hess. Between Truth and Fiction is the second of three shows commemorating Koplin del Rio’s 30 year anniversary. On view through October 19, 2012.
Matt Connors: Sandpaper Sleeve
Cherry and Martin (Culver City)
Opening reception for a collection of works by New York-based artist Matt Connors. Sandpaper Sleeve features a series of abstract color field paintings created with methods including dripping, rubbing and staining. On view through October 27, 2012.
Eduardo Consuegra: Re-Present
Richard Telles Fine Art (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Eduardo Consuegra. Re-Present features a series of painting/collage hybrids, large paintings on canvas, paintings on matte-board, and a cast-bronze sculpture alongside Consuegra’s signature framed magazine collages.On view through October 20, 2012.
Chris Blum: I Heart LA and Cayetana Conrad: Tangled Woods
Frank Pictures Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for two shows. Chris Blum’s I Heart LA features a series of mixed media sculptures that play with the concepts of pop culture and humor. Cayetana Conrad’s Tangled Woods features a series of landscape paintings. Both shows on view through October 17, 2012.
Laura Kim: Constructions
gallery km (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Laura Kim. Constructions features a series of small-scale monochromatic works on paper. On view through October 27, 2012.
In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
Opening reception for In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st‐Century Haitian Art. This exhibition explores the responses of Haitian visual artists to a period in Haitian history characterized by political upheaval, earthquakes, hurricanes, epidemics, and continued instability. Featuring a seventy mixed-media works by established and rising artists, this event includes a discussion between curator Donald J. Cosentino, photographer Leah Gordon and Grand Rue visual artist André Eugène at 5pm. On view through January 20, 2013.
John Adelman: Logical Conclusions
Dianne Rosenstein Fine Art (Beverly Hills)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Texas-based conceptual artist John Adelman. Logical Conclusions features works on paper made between 2005 and the present which incorporate the use of systematic mark making. On view through October 27, 2012.
Ann Trondson: Rehearsal/Recording
MAK Center for Art and Architecture (West Hollywood)
Developed and performed by Ann Trondson, Rehearsal/Recording explores how the architectually unique Kings Road House may have been experienced since it was built in 1922. The audience for Rehearsal/Recording will sit in the King’s Road House’s garden, eavesdropping on both a rehearsal and a recording session by an unseen string quintet playing inside the house. This performance is free and open to the public.
Photography Sculpture Figure and Sam Falls
M+B Gallery (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for two shows. Photograph Sculpture Figure is a group exhibition featuring works by New York-based artists Daphne Fitzpatrick, K8 Hardy, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Mariah Robertson and Sara VanDerBeek that includes photographs and sculptures that explore the concept of physicality. A show by artist Sam Falls features a collection of paintings and sculptures. Both shows on view through October 27, 2012.
Lucien Smith: Seven Rain Paintings
OHWOW (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Lucien Smith. Seven Rain Paintings features seven works from Smith’s recent rain paintings series surrounded by a multimedia installation. On view through October 20, 2012.
ANN 330 Gallery (Mid-City)
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Ryu Hyu Yeol. Life Play features a series of paintings on wood panels with layers of aluminum on top. The resulting pathway patterns represent the phases and circularity of life. On view through October 6, 2012.
Antonio Muniz: Metamorphosis
Couturier Gallery (Mid-City)
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by Mexican-born artist Antonio Muniz. Metamorphosis features works on canvas and paper created from smoke residue that has been painted with a jewel-tone palette of blended oils. On view through October 20, 2012.
Retna: New Paintings and Works on Paper
Michael Kohn Gallery (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a exhibition featuring works by Los Angeles-based artist Retna. The collection features new paintings, works on paper and site-specific installations, much of which incorporates Retna’s signature text. On view through October 27, 2012.
Julia Schwartz: Trading Maps for Stars
Bleicher Gallery (Mid-City)
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Julia Schwartz. The abstract paintings in Trading Maps for Stars are inspired by Schwartz’s psychological explorations. On view through October 15, 2012.
Mimi Lauter: Dining Out
Marc Selwyn Fine Art (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for Dining Out, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Mimi Lauter. This collection features large scale oil and pastel on paper that depict natural landscapes and domestic scenes. On view through October 20, 2012.
Joshua Aster: Little Conversations
Sam Lee Gallery (Chinatown)
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Joshua Aster. Little Conversations features a series of small-scale abstract paintings that explore color, line, and pattern. On view through October 6, 2012.
Jancar Gallery (Chinatown)
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Robert Cumming. This show features vintage, large format Polaroids and dye transfer prints. On view through October 6, 2012.
Steve Lambert: It’s Time to Fight, and It’s Time to Stop Fighting
Charlie James Gallery (Chinatown)
Opening reception for a solo exhibition by artist Steve Lambert. The centerpiece of It’s Time to Fight, and It’s Time to Stop Fighting is Capitalism Works for Me! True/False, an interactive sign currently on a nationwide tour of museums. On view through October 20, 2012.
Pepin Moore (Chinatown)
Opening reception for an exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Paul Stoelting. The show features multidisciplinary installations that are a cross section between utilitarian items and works of art. On view through October 20, 2012.
Human Resources (Chinatown)
This group show features a collection of works including a new short film by Sarah Rara, performance pieces by Anna Mayer and Matt Siegle with Ian James, and sound pieces by Emily Lacy, LA Fog, and Derek Rogers. This free event is timed to coincide with the start of the new season and features complimentary refreshments.
Jennifer Perlmutter: Running Through The Forest, Trails Of Uncertainty
Cero Space Gallery (Downtown)
Opening reception for an exhibition of paintings by contemporary abstract artist Jennifer Perlmutter. Running Through the Forest, Trails of Uncertainty explores Perlmutter’s emotional and psychological challenges as filtered through impressions of the natural world. On view through October 14, 2012.
New Times Roman
Texan Equities (Downtown)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Los Angeles-based artists Sean Higgins and Maya Lujan and Brooklyn-based artist Victor Liu. New Times Roman includes sculptures, photographs and electronic game-based work that together create three realms representing virtual landscapes, cyberscapes, and outer space. On view through October 20, 2012.
Tony Cokes: Retro (Pop, Terror, Critique)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Tony Cokes. Retro (Pop, Terror, Critique) is Cokes’ first solo exhibition in Los Angeles and features 30 videos and text animations made during the past 15 years. The event features music sets by Matthew David and STEADY. On view through November 11, 2012.
Ragen Moss: Decent Argument Over Obscene Matter
Control Room (Downtown)
Opening reception for an exhibition of new works by artist and attorney Ragen Moss. Decent Argument Over Obscene Matter features 8mm camera photographs of various legal statements from judicial opinions which articulate the notion of decency in their attempt to banish the obscene. On view through October 14, 2012.
Jay Erker: Cut Both Ways
Los Feliz Triangle Park (Los Feliz)
ShoeboxLA begins its second season with a presentation by Los Angeles-based artist Jay Erker. For Cut Both Ways Erker presents, in book form, layered fashion advertisements whose subject matter has been removed. ShoeboxLA gives Los Angeles artists an opportunity to do one-day, site-specific exhibitions outside the traditional gallery setting.
In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works from 1975-2012
Pitzer Art Galleries (Claremont)
Opening reception for a career-spanning exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Charles Gaines, whose work plays with the concepts of aesthetic experience, political beliefs, and the formation of meaning. The retrospective includes four decades worth of work and features a video entitled Black Ghost Blues Redux. This exhibition is co-organized by Pomona College of Art and Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College. On view through October 21, 2012.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Opening day of the retrospective exhibition featuring over 100 works by the prolific Los Angeles ceramics artist Kenneth Price (1935-2012). On view in the Resnick Pavilion through January 6, 2013, the exhibition traces the development of Price’s sculptural practice from his luminously glazed ovoid forms to his suggestive, molten-like slumps, positioning him within the larger narrative of modern American sculpture. This sculptural retrospective honors the late artist’s creativity, originality, and revolutionary art practice.
El Tovar (West Hollywood)
INSTALL:WeHo is a pop-up art festival and performance forum for LGBTQ-minded artists in the Greater Los Angeles community. A variety of installations will be juried by a panel including Carol Stakenas, the Executive Director of LACE, David Frantz, Curator for ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, and Rebecca Ansert, the Founder of Green Public Art Consultancy. The event also features food and live music.
Kakyoung Lee: Killing Time
Sabina Lee Gallery (Chinatown)
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Kakyoung Lee. Killing Time features three new video pieces which vary in scale from miniature projection onto notepad paper to a large scale, three-screen street scene. On view through October 6, 2012.
Anita Bunn: Detour
Offramp Gallery (Pasadena)
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Anita Bunn. The works in Detour continue Bunn’s practice of integrating contemporary digital media with traditional photography and printmaking. On view through October 28, 2012.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Beyond the Tangible Universe as You Know It
Cerritos College Art Gallery (Cerritos)
Beyond the Tangible Universe As You Understand It is a four-channel video installation by artist Adam Davis. The work explores the human experience and the events that bring us to the limits of our imaginations. On view through October 11, 2012.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
“Is LA the Creative or Anti-Creative City?”
USC Lewis Hall 101 (Downtown)
Presented in conjunction with SOC(i)AL: Art + People, a discussion series on socially engaged art in Los Angeles, this free event features Elizabeth Currid and Sarah Schrank speaking about the effects that regulations and laws have on the arts. The talk will be moderated by USC’s David Sloane.
Gerhard Richter Painting
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
This screening event will feature the film Gerhard Richter Painting, which explores the artist’s process as documented while he was working on a series of large abstract paintings over six months in the summer of 2009.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Design Loves Art
Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
This event features opening receptions for fifteen galleries on the second floor of the Blue Building at the Pacific Design Center. Featured events include shows by Flora Kao and Zelda Zinn, Richard Haley, a solo show and talk by graphic designer and artist Paula Scher, an installation in the Blue Lobby by Will Ryman, openings at Den Contemporary, LA Print Space and See Line Gallery, and the launch of galleries Wharton+Espinosa, Hudson|Linc, and LA Print Space.
SAVE THE DATE
An Evening with Artist Gilad Ratman
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Monday, September 24 | 6:30pm
Join Artis & Braverman Gallery for a special presentation by artist Gilad Ratman. Ratman will discuss his recent work and give a special preview of his project at the Israel pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
Mimi Lauter, Swaddled Dawn, 2010, Oil pastel, soft pastel, color pencil and oil paint on paper, 72 x 119 inches, courtesy of the artist and Marc Selwyn Fine Art