PLAN ForYourArt THIS WEEK: L.A.

Posted on: October 10th, 2012

ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

Los Angeles Antiques, Art and Design Show  
Barker Hangar (Santa Monica)
11-7pm
The Los Angeles Antiques, Art and Design Show features works by more than 60 artists from around the world. The  four day show honors antiquarian Joel Chen with the 2012 Design Leadership Award and benefits the LACMA Decorative Arts and Design Council. Admission is $20 and includes a show catalog.

Big City Forum: The Hub
WUHO (West Hollywood)
7pm
This discussion event is the first in a three part series of gatherings that feature topocal explorations by artists of various creative disciplines. The event features works by Soo Kim, Siri Kaur, Christina Ondrus, whose pieces explore the concept of  liminal space and the articulation of experiences that defy precise description.

X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days: Volume 11
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
Vanessa Place hosts a performance of critical and corporeal engagement of class and the right movement of art. Comfortable shoes are recommended. This event is part of  X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

Los Angeles Antiques, Art and Design Show
Barker Hangar (Santa Monica)
11-9pm
The Los Angeles Antiques, Art and Design Show features works by more than 60 artists from around the world. The  four day show honors antiquarian Joel Chen with the 2012 Design Leadership Award and benefits the LACMA Decorative Arts and Design Council. Admission is $20 and includes a show catalog.

Volume 12 – Leslie Dick’s Boundary Lines and CamLab Performance
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
Leslie Dick presents her text/image piece on the mother’s idealization of the body of the child.
CamLab, a collaboration between artists Anna Mayer and Jemima Wyman initiated in 2005 at California Institute of the Arts, present a performance. This event is part of  X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days.

Art Night Pasadena
Various Locations (Pasadena)
6-10pm
Pasadena’s arts and cultural institutions open their doors for an evening of art, music, entertainment, and more. Participating venues include the Norton Simon Museum, Art Center College of Design, Pacific Asia Museum, and Pasadena City Hall. The family-friendly event features complimentary shuttle service to various venues. ArtNight Pasadena is part of a larger weekend of free art events called Pasadena Artweekend; click here for more information.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

Los Angeles Antiques, Art and Design Show
Barker Hangar (Santa Monica)
11-7pm
The Los Angeles Antiques, Art and Design Show features works by more than 60 artists from around the world. The  four day show honors antiquarian Joel Chen with the 2012 Design Leadership Award and benefits the LACMA Decorative Arts and Design Council. Admission is $20 and includes a show catalog.

M.A. Peers
Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Santa Monica)
5-7pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by artist M.A. Peers. Deriving in part from her earlier series depicting generic male yuppies dissolving into color, Peers’ new work pushes the intensity of the abstraction to the point where only fragmentary ghosts of figurative elements remain. On view through November 10, 2012.

William Eggleston: New Dyes
Rose Gallery (Santa Monica)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by artist William Eggleston. New Dyes is the international debut of Eggleston’s series of new dye transfer prints. On view through November 24, 2012.

Even Gravity Has Its Ups and Downs
Arena 1 (Santa Monica)
6pm
Opening reception for a group show that features works exploring the concept of the physical powers that control the universe. Even Gravity Has Its Ups and Downs includes paintings, photographs, mixed media installations, and more by artists including Daphne Arthur, Eben Goff, and Sharon Lawless. On view through November 10, 2012.

Takács Quartet
ACE Gallery (Beverly Hills)
8-10pm
ACE Gallery presents string music from the Takács Quartet. The Colorado-based group performs as part of the Gallery’s ongoing chamber music series. Tickets are limited. Contact the gallery for purchase information.

Volume 13 – Eugenia Butler’s Kitchen Table Talks
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
This conversation, hosted by X-TRA editor Karen Dunbar, along with Corazon del Sol, Eugenia’s daughter, and Leila Hamidi, is inspired by Eugenia P. Butler’s Kitchen Table talks (1993) and her Fire in the Library project (2000-04). Both works took the form of conversations in which the artist invited others to join in a discussion about questions that mattered to them as human beings and artists. This free event is part of  X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days; click here for a full schedule.

Nancy Haynes: Recent Paintings and Erin Lawlor: Recent Paintings
George Lawson Gallery (Culver City)
5-8pm
Opening reception for two shows. New York-based artist Nancy Haynes presents a series of recent oil paintings. A collection of paintings by British-born artist Erin Lawlor is featured in the venue’s middle gallery. Both shows on view through November 10, 2012.

Seonna Hong: Persistence of Vision
LeBasse Projects (Culver City)
6-9pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Seonna Hong. Persistence of Vision features a series of paintings and sculpture that explores the concept of perception, how impressions are made, and how they are they relate to the notion of experience. On view through November 3, 2012.

Van Arno: Ice Loves Rococo
CHG Circa (Culver City)
7-10pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Van Arno. Ice Loves Rococo features a series of paintings featuring modern subject matter done in the Rococo style. On view through October 27, 2012.

Bonita Helmer: Here Be Dragons and Deborah Martin: Back of Beyond
George Billis Gallery (Culver City)
5-8pm
Opening reception for two shows. Bonita Helmer’s Here Be Dragons features a series of new mixed media works. Deborah Martin’s Back of Beyond includes a series of new paintings. Both shows on view through November 10, 2012.

Artist Talk: Molly Barnes
Tobey C. Moss Gallery (Mid-City)
4-6pm
This free event features artist Molly Barnes in conversation with artist and sculptor Bruria Fink and Ave Pildas, Chairman Art Department at the Otis Art Institute. The conversation will focus on Los Angeles in the 1970s. Reservations are required and are available online.

Morgan Wells: It’s the Thought That Counts and Leo Marz: Dead Ringers
Steve Turner Contemporary (Miracle Mile)
6-8pm
Opening reception for two shows. Morgan Wells’ It’s The Thought That Counts includes three related bodies of sculptural work. Dead Ringers, a solo exhibition by Mexico-based artist Leo Marz, features two paintings, a slide projection and two boxes. Both shows on view through November 10, 2012.

Caitlin Lonegan: The Mark on the Wall
ACME. (Miracle Mile)
6-8pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Caitlin Lonegan featuring small and large-scale paintings in addition to works on paper, all completed during the last 18 months. The exhibition’s title takes it’s name from a 1917 Virginia Woolf short story, which also inspired the works. On view through November 10, 2012.

Taisha Paggett: Let’s Use These Things and Jen Smith: A Ritual to Invite Magic
Commonwealth & Council (Korea Town)
8-11pm
Opening reception for two shows. Taisha Paggett’s Let’s Use These Things is a performance-based installation that explores how we relate to the objects of the world and make use of them. A Ritual to Invite Magic features a series of works by feminist artist Jen Smith. Both shows on view through October 27, 2012.

Yerevan State Pantomime Theatre
Taper Auditorium at the Central Library (Downtown)
2pm
This event features a performance by the Yerevan State Pantomime Theatre in celebration of 500 years of Armenian printing and UNESCO’s recent designation of Yerevan as the 2012 World Book Capital. This free event is presented by the Los Angeles Public Library and the Consulate General of the Republic of Armenia.

Bright White
Art Is Shit Editions (Downtown)
8-11pm
This one-night-only event features an exhibition of new works by Ryan McIntosh and XVALA. The works in this show explores the legacy of Steve Jobs one year after his death, and in regards to the recent Foxconn riot at Apple’s China manufacturer. At the show, AIS Editions will be releasing two limited edition works including a cast porcelain-plastic sculpture of the Apple-banned Steve Jobs action figure.

Whitney Stolich: Traces of Spaces and Edith Beaucage: Bidibidiba
CB1 Gallery (Downtown)
5-7pm
Opening reception two shows. Whitney Stolich’s Traces of Spaces features 11 large-scale color photographs of four closed Paris metro lines (St. Martin, Champ de Mars, Arsenal, Croix-Rouge), which closed in early 1939. Edith Beaucage’s Bidibidiba features a series of character paintings. Both shows on view through November 11, 2012.

Mecca Normal Reading and Performance
Human Resources (Chinatown)
8pm
This event features Jean Smith and David Lester, also known as indie band Mecca Normal, playing a selection of new songs. The evening also includes Smith and Lester reading from their books and presenting “How Art & Music Can Change the World” classroom and library events. Admission is $5 at the door.

Tricia Lawless Murray: The Sea Folded Its Layers Around Her
Jancar Gallery (Chinatown)
6-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Tricia Lawless Murray. On view through November 17, 2012.

A Strange and Fearful Interest: Death, Mourning, and Memory in the American Civil War
The Huntington (San Marino)
10:30am-4:30pm
This exhibition features a collection of Civil War-related photographs pulled from the Huntington’s archives. A Strange and Fearful Interest features more than 150 works by war photographers Mathew Brady, George Barnard, Alexander Gardner, and Andrew J. Russell as well as lithographic and print materials. The exhibition explores how images explained, reflected, and shaped a national fixation on death and mourning. On view through January 14, 2012.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

Los Angeles Antiques, Art and Design Show
Barker Hangar (Santa Monica)
11-5pm
The Los Angeles Antiques, Art and Design Show features works by more than 60 artists from around the world. The  four day show honors antiquarian Joel Chen with the 2012 Design Leadership Award and benefits the LACMA Decorative Arts and Design Council. Admission is $20 and includes a show catalog.

Julia Schwartz : Trading Maps for Stars Poetry Reading
Bleicher Gallery (Mid-City)
3-5pm
This free event features readings by poets David Shaddrock, Douglas Brayfield, and Eve Wood. A mixer will follow the readings. This event is presented in conjunction with the Gallery’s current exhibition , on view through October 15, 2012.

Volume 14 – Chinese Cocktail listening party with Robert Wilhite
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
Originally performed in 1978 at the San Francisco Art Institute as Chinese Cocktail and then at the Newport Harbor Museum of Art as Ido Ceremonial Music, Wilhite’s musical performances attempt to demonstrate the potential sounds of otherwise mute objects. X-TRA presented a re-staging of Robert Wilhite’s Chinese Cocktail as part of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival on January 24 2012. This free event is part of  X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days.

Le Salon de Musiques
Dorothy Chandler Pavillion (Downtown)
4pm
This event is the the first concert of Le Salon de Musiques’ 3rd season. The concert will feature a series of orchestral pieces and be introduced by musicologist Julius Reder Carlson. The musicians will take part in an audience discussion following the performance. Tickets are $65 and available online.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

L.A. Family School Benefit Art Auction
9am
First day of bidding for an online auction benefitting the Los Angeles Family School. The auction features works by more than 30 artists including Sam Falls, Emily Mast, and Amanda Ross Ho. The event ends on October 21, 2012 with a cocktail reception and viewing at David Kordansky Gallery. Click here for more information.

Volume 15- X-TRA=XV CAKE PARTY!!!
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
The finale of X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days event series celebrate the new issue of the publication and the future of X-TRA. The evening features a live music hoe-down with the Harmonica Rascals, Deep End Ranch Home Brew, and X-TRA special commissioned desserts. Click here for a full schedule of  X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

MoveOn.Now: Tomorrow’s Transportation Today
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
7:30-9pm
Presented by the Fontbron Academy, this free event features artists Robert Fontentot and Micol Hebron giving a Powerpoint presentation on the latest trends in forward momentum. Topics include advanced walking techniques, boats, inaction, the consequences of unanticipated flight, and crawling. Artists to be discussed include Chris Burden, Trisha Brown, Gelatin, Gericault, Richard Jackson, and Yves Klein.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

The Art of the Crossfade
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica)
7-9pm
The Santa Monica Museum of Art continues its Collection of Ideas lecture series with Crossfader. Curated by USC professor Josh Kun, this program series uses music to mix and connect diverse communities through performance. This series’ first event features a set by DJ J.Period and a discussion by Kun. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Zine Workshop #2
Pop-Hop Books & Print (Eagle Rock)
6:30pm
This zine workshop features a slide show presentation, a traveling zine library, and the opportunity to make your own zine. The event is presented in conjunction with L.A. Zine Fest 2012. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

2012 Imagine Awards Gala and Auction
Beverly Hilton Hotel (Beverly Hills)
6pm
This awards gala and auction benefits Inner City Arts. Co-chaired by Marion and Craig Benell, the event features silent and live auctions as well as dinner and entertainment. Tickets begin at $500 and are available online.

OC Collects
Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach)
11am-5pm
As part of the museum’s 50th anniversary celebration, OC Collects presents curated selections from more than a dozen private collections in the local community. The exhibition features works by more than forty artists including Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Andy Warhol, and Madoka Takagi. On view through December 30, 2012.

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X-TRA cover detail, courtesy of X-TRA