PLAN ForYourArt THIS WEEK: L.A.

Posted on: October 17th, 2012

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

Art Lecture: Mark Seliger
Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City)
6:30-8pm
Photographer Mark Seliger discusses his work during this free lecture lecture event, presented in conjunction with the Annenberg’s current exhibition, Who Shot Rock and Roll. Seliger was the chief photographer at Rolling Stone for a decade and shot 125 covers for the magazine. He is currently under contract at Condé Nast.

Jason Yates: Every Self Portrait Is a Cry for Help
MJ Briggs (West Hollywood)
6-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Jason Yates. Every Self Portrait Is a Cry for Help features an installation that transforms the gallery into a hyper-stylized version of a bedroom, making it both a private space and a public spectacle. On view through December 1, 2012.

Architecture and Cinema: New and Rare Films
MAK Center at the Schindler House (West Hollywood)
7:30pm
Sponsored by MAK Center, this event is the first of a three part film screening series featuring architecture films from around the world. Curated by filmmaker Thom Andersen, the evening includes screenings of Porto 1975 and Reconversão. Films will be screened in the courtyard of the Schindler House. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Babes and Bears
LAB ART (Mid-City)
7-10pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artists Becca and Phil Lumbang. Becca’s work features images of women, girls, and animals. Works from Philip Lumbang’s include a series of his bears images, which are often seen on the streets of L.A. On view through November 14, 2012.

The Five Spot
Andrewshire Gallery (Koreatown)
6-9pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Bettina Hubby, Marion Lane, Laura and Manfred Menz, and Vincent Sabella. Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot, The Five Spot explores television and commercial images as both problems and solutions. On view through November 17, 2012.

Specters, Spirits, & Spies! A Night of Spooky Storytelling
The Last Bookstore (Downtown)
8-10pm
This free event features thirteen local authors and performance artists, each presenting a five-minute scary story. Presentations include everything from dramatic readings to shadow puppet performances to creepy slideshows. Featured guests include mystery authors Naomi Hirahara, Gary Phillips, and Lisa Teasley, graphic novel writer Joshua Dysart, supernatural novel writer Amber Benson, and writer Will Wright.

This Is All We Have In Common 
CalArts (Valencia)
8pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by more than 30 artists in their final year of the Art, Photography & Media, and Art & Technology MFA programs at CalArts. Participating artists include Conor Fields, Emily Shanahan, Heather M. O’Brien, and Jamora Crawford. The event features a performance by Johanna Reed in the Main Gallery at 9pm. On view through October 20, 2012.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

Cory Sewelson and Michele Troxell
haleARTS S P A C E (Santa Monica)
5-8pm
Opening Reception for an exhibition of works by Cory Sewelson and Michele Troxell. This show features paintings and sculptures that explore the natural world and blur the lines between reality and fantasy. On view through Oct 31, 2012.

Clare Rojas: Pith
PRISM (West Hollywood)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Clare Rojas. The paintings in Pith concentrate on abstract space and the blurring between architectural dimensionality and geometric flatness. On view through November 3, 2012.

Faust
REDCAT (Downtown)
8:30pm
This concert event features a musical performance by German band Faust. Zappi Diermaier and Jean-Hervé Péron are joined by longtime collaborator Amaury Cambuzat of Ulan Bator for an evening of 1970s krautrock that influenced a generation of artists. Tickets are $15-$30 and available online.

Lipschutz & Lipschutz: Yellowpages
Concord (Cypress Park)
7pm
Opening reception for Yellowpages, a new body of work by father/son collaborators Lipschutz & Lipschutz. The exhibition features two and three dimensional works, many of them made from pages of the phone book, that tell a narrative on life and death. On view through November 2, 2012.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

Akina Cox & Ariane Vielmetter: Another Self
Marine Contemporary (Venice)
6-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artists and recent CalArts Graduates Akina Cox and Ariane Vielmetter. Another Self, which developed out of a letter from Cox to Vielmetter, includes a series of new drawing, sculpture and video works that explore the relationship between the two artists,On view through November 24, 2012.

Woods Davy: Cantamar and Wendy Burton: Natural Histories
Craig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica)
4-6pm
Opening reception for two shows. Woods Davy’s Cantamar features sculptures made from stones that have been rounded and smoothed by the tumbling effects of the Pacific at a beach in Mexico called Cantamar. Wendy Burton’s Natural Histories features a series of photographs of deserted bird’s nests. Both shows on view through November 24, 2012.

Kevin Appel, Cannon Hudson, Betsy Lin Seder
Samuel Freeman (Culver City)
6-8pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Los Angeles-based artists Kevin Appel, Cannon Hudson, and Betsy Lin Seder. This group show includes paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptural works. On view through November 24, 2012.

Cole Case : Flowers, Water and Other Places
Western Project (Culver City)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Cole Case. Flowers, Water and Other Places features paintings and works on paper depicting the cement river beds and deserts of Southern California. On view through December 24, 2012.

Luisa Lambri
Marc Foxx (Miracle Mile)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Luisa Lambri. This show includes a series of Laserchrome prints. On view through November 24, 2012.

We’re Revolting
Creatures of Comfort L.A. (West Hollywood)
5-8pm
Opening reception for a pop-up installation featuring works by artists including Doug Johnston, Morie Nishimura, Mimi Jung, Joanna Williams, and Elyse Graham. Curated by Su Wu of I’m Revolting, We’re Revolting features a variety of objects including lockets, bangles, tapestry pieces, and kaleidoscope glasses. On view through November 10, 2012.

Gregory Siff: Matter of Time
Gallery Brown (West Hollywood)
6-10pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Gregory Siff. Matter of Time features sculptures, paintings, and works on paper that reflect Siff’s experience and interest in street culture. On view through November 10, 2012.

Drown Me In Pictures
Latned Atsär (Crenshaw)
7-10pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists Amir H. Fallah, Alexander Kroll, and Christopher Pate. Drown Me In Pictures features a series of mixed media works including collages.

John Souza: The Future Homes of Thomas Solomon and Kimberly Mascola
Kingswell Ave. at Vermont Ave. (Los Feliz)
4-7pm
Artist John Suoza presents an architecture-based installation piece. This show is presented by ShoeboxLA, which gives Los Angeles artists an opportunity to do one-day, site-specific exhibitions outside the traditional gallery setting.

Pull Through
Machine Project (Echo Park)
4-9pm
Machine Project presents Pull Through, a sound installation with conceptual performances interspersed. Each performed piece symbolizes a segment of the life cycle, with each second symbolizing the space of a day (365 days = 365 seconds, or a little over 6 minutes to complete a year). The first theme begins at conception, with following themes tracking the life of this imagined individual and their brief experience of being human, ending with a re-entrance into the infinite. This event is free.

Brewery 2012 Fall Art Walk
Brewery Arts Complex (Downtown)
11am-6pm
The biannual Brewery Art Walk offers the opportunity to tour the studios in the Brewery Arts Complex. The tour features over 100 participating resident artists displaying works including paintings, ceramics, video, multimedia works, sculptures, installations and performance art. Admission and parking are free.

Festival for All Skid Row Artists
Gladys Park (Downtown)
12-4pm
Presented by The Los Angeles Poverty Department, the 3rd annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists features two days of live performance and visual arts created by artists who live and work on Skid Row. Gladys Park will feature an exhibition of the work Skid Row visual artists. The event includes reggae, rap, gospel and rock, theater, spoken word, poetry and dance and will continue on Sunday.

Dear Geometry
Jancar Jones Gallery (Downtown)
6-9pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists Anissa Mack, Nate Boyce, Rick Caruso. Arranged by New York-based artist Bill Jenkins, Dear Geometry features three pieces by each artist, each of which considers geometric forms in various contexts. On view through November 24, 2012.

Camera Night at the Ivar
drkrm (Downtown)
7-10pm
Opening reception for Camera Night at the Ivar, a group exhibition featuring rarely seen images from the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood presented for the first time together. This collection features vintage photographs of often scandalous subject matter by artists including Winogrand, Bill Dane, Paul McDonough and Anthony Friedkin. On view through November 25, 2012.

Gary Baseman: Nightmares of Halloweens Past
KK Gallery (Chinatown)
7-10pm
London’s KK Outlet celebrates the opening of its Los Angeles branch with an exhibition of works by artist Gary Baseman. Nightmares of Halloweens Past features a mix of Baseman’s collection of vintage Halloween photographs, paintings, and hand-painted photos. This openning reception event features a performance by the band Nightmare and the Cat.

Move In: Good and Bad Intentions
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
3-7pm
Good and Bad Intentions is organized by Eric Kim/Human Resources and features performances by Paul Waddell, Paul Pescador, Stephen van Dyk, and Julie Tolentino. This free event is part of Move In, a week-long series of performance and dance residencies by a variety of Los Angeles-based artists presented by Honor Fraser.

Public Matters Event: Market Makeover Smackdown
Yash La Casa Market  (East L.A.)
Ramirez’s Meat Market (East L.A.)
10am-1pm
Presented by discussion series SOC(i)AL: Art + People, this event features hands-on activities to green local “food deserts” and support sustainable change in the East L.A. food environment. Participants include Mike Blockstein and Reanne Estrada of Public Matters; students from School of Communications, New Media and Technology at Roosevelt High School, and students UCLA-USC Center for Population Health and Health Disparities.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

L.A. Goal Outside Art Exhibition and Sale
Koplin del Rio (Culver City)
11-5pm
This one day exhibition and art sale features works by individuals assisted by L.A. Goal, a non-profit agency, assists adults with  developmental disabilities to recognize and utilize their abilities.The show features paintings, drawings, print works, sculptures and textiles for sale. 100% of the proceeds go directly to L.A. Goal.

Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
12-5pm
Opening day of Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews, an exhibition  tell the history of one of the world’s oldest Jewish communities. This show features archaeological artifacts,  illuminated manuscripts, Judaica and amulets, ceremonial garments, musical instruments, paintings, photographs, video, and documentary ephemera. On view through March 10, 2012.

Drawing Surrealism
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
10am-7pm
Opening day of Drawing Surrealism, an exhibition exploring the significance of drawing and works on paper to surrealist innovation. In addition to well known surrealists including Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, André Masson and Max Ernst, the show features works from lesser-known artists from countries in Eastern Europe and the Americas, Great Britain, and Japan. On view through January 6, 2013.

Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
10am-7pm
Opening day of exhibition of works by American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The 39 black-and-white photographs in XYZ are divided in categories: homosexual sadomasochistic imagery (X); flower still lifes (Y); and nude portraits of African-American men (Z). This show runs concurrently the Getty’s exhibit In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe. On view through March 24, 2013.

Blues For Smoke
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
11am-6pm
Opening day of Blues for Smoke, an interdisciplinary exhibition focusing on a wide range of contemporary art, music, literature, and film through the lens of blues music, blues aesthetics, and the blues as a cultural sensibility. The exhibition includes works in a variety of media by roughly 50 artists from the 1950s to the present. On view through January 6, 2013. This show moves to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York on February 7, 2013.

Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
11am-6pm
Opening day of A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII, an exhibition of photographs by artist Taryn Simon. This body of work was produced over a four-year period (2008-11), during which the artist travelled around the world researching and recording “bloodlines” and their related stories. On view through January 7, 2013.

Brewery 2012 Fall Art Walk
Brewery Arts Complex (Downtown)
11am-6pm
The biannual Brewery Art Walk offers the opportunity to tour the studios in the Brewery Arts Complex, the world’s largest arts complex. The tour features over 100 participating resident artists displaying works including paintings, ceramics, video, multimedia works, sculptures, installations and performance art. Admission and parking are free.

Third Eye Workshop
Machine Project (Echo Park)
10am-4pm
During this workshop, participants can build and take home a 3rd_eye, a small device that can be clipped on a headband, hat or cap. The third_eye uses infrared light to sense one’s proximity to people or objects and buzzes more vigorously the closer they are. The fee for this workshop is $75.

Listening Party with Meg Cranston and Geoff Tuck
Address provided with ticket purchase (Pasadena)
4-8pm
Presented by SASSAS, this event includes dinner and drinks in an intimate setting with sound and music shared by well known and emerging artists. This event is Hosted by Steve and Sari Roden at the last remaining Wallace Neff bubble house in the United States. A minimum donation of $125 can be made online.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

In Conversation: Harry Shearer
Grammy Museum (Downtown)
8pm
Comedian Harry Shearer, will participate in a conversation with Grammy Museum executive director Bob Santelli, to discuss his work in projects including The Simpsons, This Is Spinal Tap, and A Mighty Wind a play songs from his new album. Shearer will be joined by the band Fountains of Wayne. Tickets are $20.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
10am-5:30pm
Opening day of an exhibition featuring works by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Running concurrently with LACMA’s current exhibition, Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ, this show features 23 images that date from the early 1970s to the late 1980s, including last of edition prints, rarely shown early mixed-media objects, Polaroids™, self-portraits, nudes, and still lifes. On view through March 24, 2013.

Move In: A Still Life Volcano
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
7-8pm
This event features performances from Murphy Martin, Frank Ruducz Jr. and Joseph Thomas.  Presented as part of Move In, this week-long series features performance and dance residencies by a variety of Los Angeles-based artists. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

Move In: Queer Films Screening
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
7-8pm
ONE Archives Gallery & Museum presents a screening of videos by contemporary queer artists including works by Zach Blas, Deanna Erdmann, Aimee Goguen, Lindsay Laven, and Chris Vargas.This free event is presented as part of Move In, a weeklong series of performance and dance residencies by a variety of Los Angeles-based artists. 

Wall Works: Art of Exchange
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica)
6-7pm
Opening reception for the 20th installation of Wall Works. This biannual exhibition features the works created in the Art of Exchange, a local outreach program that connects contemporary artists with students from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Event attendees can participate in their own arts and crafts projects at the event. On view through February 3, 2013.

What Can We Learn from Documenta 13
18th Street Art Center (Santa Monica)
7pm
Presented by discussion series SOC(i)AL: Art + People, this event features speakers present images and explore selected Documenta projects from the summer of 2012 throughout Kassel Germany. Moderated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, the talk features presentations from artists and curators who participated in or visited the contemporary art exhibition Documenta 13. The evening will look at projects and reflect on the relation to current social practice.

Cecil Taylor
REDCAT (Downtown)
8:30pm
REDCAT and MOCA present a solo performance by iconic pianist and poet Cecil Taylor. Now his in 80s, Taylor has been awarded both Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships for his jazz-based music. This show is presented in conjunction with MOCA’s current exhibition Blues For Smoke, which explores ideas and forms of Blues music in contemporary art. Tickets are $55 and available online.

SAVE THE DATE

Neon Bus Tour Presented in Conjunction with Mary Weatherford
Departs from LA><ART (Culver City)
Friday, October 26th | 8-11pm
The Museum of Neon Art | Neon Cruise™ is an urban electric adventure led by Eric Lynxwiler, who will give facts and fun throughout L.A.’s historic Broadway Theater District, Chinatown, Hollywood, and neighborhoods in-between. See the lights of Los Angeles atop an open air double-decker bus. The tour is presented in conjunction with Mary Weatherford’s Bakersfield Paintings currently at LA><ART. There is a limited capacity; to buy tickets please call 310.559.0166 or email info@laxart.org.

Artists’ Books & Cookies
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Saturday, October 27th | 11am–8pm
Co-hosted with Mexico City-based Biblioteca Alumnos47, this one-day event is devoted to artists’ books and features presentations by contemporary artists, historians, curators, and critics that relate to the production of artists’ books, their history, and their future. To accompany the discussions, Top Chef Masters Judge and LAist Food Editor Krista Simmons will select cookies from across Los Angeles to present throughout the day as refreshments and to encourage mingling and dialogue. The event will bring academic minds, artistic talents, and people simply curious to know more about artists’ books together for these informal and formal exchanges, which will be streamed live by KCHUNG Radio.

Fifth Annual Literati Toast
Central Library (Downtown)
Saturday, October 27th | 8pm
This benefit event for the Los Angeles Public Library will be hosted by Shepard and Amanda Fairey and feature appearances by Jack Black, Moby, Miranda July, and other artists who will read from or perform work that has been central and transformative to their development as artists. Food will be provided by Mas Malo. Tickets are $175 and available online.

 

Image:
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Undiscovered Genius of the Mississippi Delta, 1983, Acrylic, oil paintstick, and paper collage on canvas, five panels, 48 x 184 inches, The Brant Foundation Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut © 2012 The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society, New York