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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Art Platform – Los Angeles
Barker Hangar (Santa Monica)
This second edition of this modern and contemporary art fair features local and international artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and art enthusiasts engaging in an exchange of art and culture through gallery installations, a speaker series, and other special programming. More than eighty galleries (mapped here) will exhibit at the event including Night Gallery, Ikon Ltd., gallery km, Los Angeles Nomadic Division. Single day passes are $20 and available online. Tickets to the VIP After Party benefiting LACMA Muse on Thursday, September 27 cost $50, are available online, and include entry to the Art Platform – Los Angeles Vernissage earlier that night.
GiveLove Dinner and Auction
Private Residence (Beverly Hills)
Presented by Patricia Arquette, Rosetta Getty and Shanit Schwartz, this fundraising event will support GiveLove’s ongoing work benefitting children in Haiti. The evening features cocktails, Caribbean cuisine, and a silent auction curated by Sterling Ruby. Tickets are $350 and available at email@example.com.
Dave Muller: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Blum & Poe (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition of work by artist Dave Muller. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah explores the artist’s interest in music and its culture. Presented as a timeline from 1962 to 1970, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah aurally and visually chronicles the Top 100 hits from each of those years through nine rooms within the exhibition. On view through October 27, 2012.
Jen Stark: To the Power Of
Martha Otero Gallery (Fairfax)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Jen Stark. To the Power Of features sculptures composed of complex color spectrums rendered from paper, wood and other organic materials. On view through November 3, 2012.
Seeing the Chanson D’ Automne
The Gallery at 3517 W. Sunset (Silverlake)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works inspired by Chanson d’Automne’, (Autumn Song), the poem that 68 years ago was used to signal the beginning of the end of Nazi tyranny in Europe. The show features works by artists Shane Bartlett, Michele Castagnetti, Chelsea Hill, Karen Sikie, Susan Tompkins, Candido Valdes, and Margret Von Biesen. On view through November 10, 2012.
Thom Lessner: Turbo Lover
This Los Angeles (Highland Park)
Opening reception for an exhibition of new works by Philadelphia-based artist Thom Lessner. Turbo Lover features paintings, painted paper sculptures, and hand sewn felt signs, and much of the work is influenced by 1980s popular culture and rock bands.
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
Opening reception for the film Human Animal, which features performance based video art exploring relationships between the body, sexuality and sculpture. Presented by the film series MIA, the program includes Fast Twitch/Slow Twitch by Heather Cassils, Chair Dance II by Sara Holwerda, The Obsession by Lauren Cross, Thumb Wars by Diane Dwyer, and more.
What Today Sounds Like (Circa 1965), Dave Muller, acrylic on paper, 2012. Courtesy of Blum and Poe.