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Posted on: September 29th, 2012

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

ARTmageddon
Saturday, September 29-Sunday, September 30
Presented in conjunction with the weekend traffic event Carmaggedon II, Beyond the Usual and Curbside present an art party across Los Angeles that encourages people to discover the art in their own neighborhoods. The event’s interactive website features a map where users can search for local galleries, theaters, museums, music venues, and more. Click here for a full schedule.

Field Trip Day Los Angeles
Venice Beach (Venice)
2pm
This free, smartphone-guided neighborhood tour event is dedicated to the art of the discovery through exploration. Participants to meet and then wander to various locations in Venice in an effort to find the neighborhood’s hidden treasures and lesser known locations. Bikes are recommended for maximum ground coverage. An after party begins at 6pm.

Zarina: Paper Like Skin
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
11am
Opening day for two exhibitions at the Hammer Museum. Zarina: Paper Like Skin is the first retrospective of the Indian-born American artist Zarina. The exhibition features approximately 60 works dating from 1961 to the present and includes woodcuts and three-dimensional casts in paper pulp. Zarina will appear at an artist talk at 2pm on Sunday, September 30. On view through December 30, 2012.

Graphic Design: Now in Production
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
11am
Opening day of an exhibition exploring how graphic design has broadened its reach over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely used tool.  Featuring work produced since 2000 in various sectors of communication design, Graphic Design: Now in Production looks at design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, posters, and branding programs, and showcases recent developments in the field. On view through January 6, 2013.

Kerry Tribe: There Will Be ________
1301 PE (Miracle Mile)
6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Kerry Tribe. There Will Be ______ features a film focusing on the history of Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. Completed in 1928, Greystone was the most expensive residence in California at the time and became the site of tragedy when the owner Ned Doheny Jr. and his secretary Hugh Plunkett were found shot to death in the house.  On view through November 10, 2012.

L.A. Skin & Ink
Craft and Folk Art Museum (Miracle Mile)
6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition exploring the role that Los Angeles played in the tattoo renaissance that took place in the United States throughout the last 60 years. L.A. Skin & Ink will highlight the stylistic movements that have helped define the significant role of Los Angeles in bridging tattoo with fine art. Featured artists include Bert Grimm, Bob Shaw, Don Ed Hardy, Cliff Raven, and Jill Jordan. This event also marks the launch of the Contemporary Craft Council. On view through January 6, 2013.

The Films of Alia Syed
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
2pm
This free film screening and conversation event features a series of films by experimental filmmaker Alia Syed. Presented in conjunction with Syed’s current exhibition Eating Grass, the event features works including Priya, A Story Told, and Fatima’s Letter. Between screenings, Syed discusses her work with Elvis Mitchell, the curator of Film Independent at LACMA.

Final Day: Arctic Summer
Margo Leavin Gallery (West Hollywood)
11am-5pm
Final day of
Arctic Summer, an exhibition featuring works by a dozen artists: John Baldessari, Sarah Charlesworth, Roy Dowell, Larry Johnson, Joseph Kosuth, William Leavitt, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, John M. Miller, Gabriel Orozco, Gary Simmons, and Alexis Smith. This will be the final exhibition at the Margo Leavin Gallery before it closes. The gallery will be open by appointment through 2012.

3rd Annual LAND Benefit Gala
Location Provided With Ticket Purchase
7pm
The Los Angeles Nomadic Division presents the 3rd Annual LAND benefit Gala at the home of Catharine and Jeffrey Soros. The event features cocktails, a moonlight dinner and centerpieces designed by artist Ruben Ochoa. Lunar or oceanic attire is suggested. Tickets begin at $1,000 and available online. The online auction portion of this event begins on September 5.

LAND Benefit Gala After Party
Andaz (West Hollywood)
9pm
LAND’s third Annual LAND Benefit Gala After Party features cocktails, a dessert bar, dancing, and music by Myles Hendrik. All guests will be entered into a raffle including artwork by artists including Bozidar Brazda, Meredith Danluck, Eve Fowler, Katie Grinnan, Kelly Lamb, Melanie Schiff, and Agathe Snow. Individual tickets are $100 or 5 for $400, ForYourArt readers receive $10 off by entering the code “fullmoon” upon checkout. Tickets are available online.

The Small Loop Show
Fellows of Contemporary Art (Downtown)
6pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Miyoshi Barosh, Christian Cummings, Amy Drezner, Mark Dutcher, Doug Harvey, Anne Hieronymus, and Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor. The Small Loop show includes sculpture, painting, video, and collage. On view through November 24, 2012.

Joshua Mark Logan: Bald Eagles
Eleven97 Projects at The Warehouse LA (Echo Park)
7pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Joshua Mark Logan. Bald Eagles explores the concept of the absurd through humorously rendered drawings and paintings of celebrities, politicians and other pop culture figures. This show is the inaugural exhibition for Eleven97. On view through November 21, 2012.

On the Work of Robert Cumming: A History and Discussion
Jancar Gallery (Chinatown)
4pm
This free event features Sarah Bay Williams presenting a history of the artist Robert Cumming and discussing the use of humor, absurdity, and perceptual play in his work. The lecture is based on Williams’ scholarly research on Cumming’s 1970s photography and is presented in conjunction with Jancar Gallery’s current exhibition Robert Cumming: Vintage Large Format Polaroids and Dye Transfer Prints.

Laura London: Once Upon A Time…Axl Rose Was My Neighbor
Coagula Curatorial (Chinatown)
8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by photographer Laura London. Once Upon A Time… Axl Rose Was My Neighbor is both constructed narrative and documentary that mixes actual documentary photographs of a circa 1990 graffiti vandalization of the residence of Erin Everly by her then-husband Axl Rose with London interpreting the story through its main characters. On view through October 21, 2012.

Chris Burden: Small Skyscraper (Quasi Legal Skyscraper)
One Colorado Courtyard (Pasadena)
4-6pm
Public opening reception for artist Chris Burden’s installation piece Small Skyscraper (Quasi Legal Skyscraper). Described by the artist as a “modern day log cabin,” this temporary, large-scale, quasi-legal structure exploits a loophole, since closed, that Burden discovered in the Los Angeles County building codes. On view through November 11, 2012.

Midnight Salon
643 S. Carondelet St. (Korea Town)
11pm-Late
This event features London-based performance artist Theo Adams in his LA debut in addition to works by artist Kathryn Garcia (aka BDYDBL). Midnight Salon includes music from YMGVCCI, TILT, SAV and other mystery guests. The event is curated by Sarvia Jasso and Nathaly Charria. RSVP to midnightsalon@gmail.com.

Image:
Churchward International Typefaces, David Bennewith, 2009. Photo by Franz Vos, Jan van Eyk Academie, courtesy of the artist.