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Mary Weatherford: The Bakersfield Project
LA><ART (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by contemporary artist Mary Weatherford. In January, Mary Weatherford spent several weeks in Bakersfield, California to produce a series of seven paintings entitled The Bakersfield Project, made in conjunction with California State University Bakersfield’s visiting artists program at Todd Madigan Gallery. Weatherford’s work grows from her understanding of a particular site. Working in a subjective manner, Weatherford transforms her experiential knowledge into intuitive expressions of color and light. The Bakersfield Paintings were inspired by the city, past and present. Weatherford’s seven large Bakersfield Paintings are named for the streets there. Each is streaked with custom strips of neon light.

Mei Xian Qiu: Early Spring
The Artist’s Corner (Hollywood)
Opening reception for a collection featuring old and new works by Los Angeles-based artist Mei Xian Qiu. All of the photographs in Early Spring are printed on Plexiglass and explore ideas of politics, sexuality, and race. On view through October 21, 2012.

Park(ing) Day LA
LOCAL (Silverlake)
This free day-long event temporarily converts a local parking lots into a public green space installation in the parking lot of organic restaurant LOCAL. Park(ing) Day LA  features works by LA-based firm The Rare Studio, whose design focus on the themes of the movement and the city’s lack of dedicated green spaces and accessibility to parks. The event features locally sourced food and a pop-up green museum with a variety of plants.  

Qualified By Light
Actual Size Los Angeles (Chinatown)
Opening reception for a group exhibition featuring new works by artists Theodora Allen, Michael Dopp, Kathleen Ryan, and Justin Swinburne. The exhibition features sculptures, paintings and photographs that analyze the symbolic qualities of light. On view through October 21, 2012.

Jennifer Bolande: Landmarks
Luckman Fine Arts Complex (Monterey Park)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Jennifer Bolande. Landmarks features more than fifty photographs spanning three decades of Bolande’s career. On view through September 15, 2012.


Art Platform – Los Angeles
Barkar Hanger (Santa Monica)
September 27-30, 2012 | 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 are $20-$45 and available online.

Landmarks (installation view), Jennifer Bolande, 2012. Courtesy of Luckman Fine Arts Complex.