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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Eduardo Consuegra: Re-Present
Richard Telles Fine Art (Mid-City)
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.
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.
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.
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 25, 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.
The Comanpy (Chinatown)
A group show featuring works by Lucas Blalock, Paul Branca, Devon Costello, Harald Thys and Jos de Gruyter, Sanya Kantarovsky, and David Robbins. The group of works in Last Laugh are not exactly funny, except in the most awkward sense. The works you see in the room do a lot of things, one of which is to get at that ‘wait, wait’ via gestures, theatrical tropes and a bit of dry camp.
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.
The Mirror, Matt Connors. Acrylic on Canvas, 2012. Courtesy of Cherry and Martin.