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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design
Getty Center (Brentwood)
This exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of photographer Ray K. Metzker’s five-decade career and situates his work in the tradition of the Chicago Institute of Design, the influential art school where he studied in the 1950s. Inspired by instructors Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, Metzker fashioned a synthesis of formal elegance, technical precision, and optical innovation in his iconic black and white photographs. On view through February 24, 2013.
William Eggleston: Los Alamos
Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by artist William Eggleston. Los Alamos includes thirty-seven large-scale pigment images from Eggleston’s Los Alamos series. These images, some of them never before seen, were printed from vintage negatives. On view through November 10, 2012.
“Ken Price: Stephanie Barron and Thomas Houseago in Conversation”
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, exhibition curator Stephanie Barron joins sculptor Thomas Houseago in conversation as he discusses Price’s impact on his own work, and on that of an entire generation of artists. Required tickets can be acquired at the venue’s box office an hour before the event begins.
Superpositions: New Wight Biennial 2012
New Wight Gallery (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for a group exhibition featuring works by 26 international artists including Nobutaka Aozaki, Julia Benjamin, Céline Berger, Jenn Berger, Ben Bigelow, and Lea Cetera. Organized by UCLA Department of Art MFA students Jonathan Apgar, Lucas Blalock, Devin Kenny, and Sean Raspet, Superpositions explores the concept of interference. On view through October 11, 2012.
Art Lecture: “Bob Gruen”
Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City)
This event features a lecture by rock photographer Bob Gruen, whose work has captured the music scene for more than four decades. Gruen was the personal photographer for John Lennon and Yoko Ono and has worked with artists including Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Tina Turner, and Elton John. This free event is presented in conjunction with the Annenberg’s current exhibition Who Shot Rock and Roll.
Steps of Recursion, Anne de Vries, 2011. Courtesy of UCLA Department of Art.