ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
The Eclipse Quartet
L&M Arts (Venice)
The event features The Eclipse Quartet performing Steve Reich’s “Different Trains.” This performance is presented in conjunction with the gallery’s current exhibition Jenny Holzer: The Future Please. This free show is part of L&M Arts’ Finissage Series, curated by Daniel Rothman.
Good Time Owl City
Sam Francis Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Jesse Willengbring, Joshua Nathenson, Eduardo Consuegra, Michael Krebber, and Heather Cook. Good Time Owl City is curated by Mateo Tannatt and the students at CrossRoads High School. On view through November 24, 2012.
Circle of Friends
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
Matt Siegle’s Circle of Friends is a re-performance of Hillary Clinton’s December 2011 address to the UN, in which she argued that queer rights are in fact universal human rights. For the duration of the evening, Siegle will deliver this speech backwards. This event is part of the weeklong series of performance and dance residencies, Move In.
UCLA Chinese Music Ensemble
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
This free event at the Fowler Museum features The UCLA Chinese Music Ensemble performing an array of arias from the Kun opera of the 16th century, traditional regional tunes, and contemporary compositions for Chinese ensembles. This performance is presented as part of the museum’s Fowler Out Loud performance series.
Architecture and Cinema: New and Rare Films
MAK Center at the Schindler House (West Hollywood)
Sponsored by MAK Center, this event is the second of a three part film screening series featuring architecture films from around the world. Curated by filmmaker Thom Andersen, the evening includes screenings of Maillart’s Bridges and A City at Chandigarh. Films will be screened in the courtyard of the Schindler House. Tickets are $10 and available online.
“Why Do We Need High Art?”
Skirball Cultural Center (Brentwood)
Presented by Zócalo Public Square, social critic Camile Paglia discusses why high art is crucial to American life and how to safeguard it for the future. Paglia is author of Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt To Star Wars.
(Re-) Cycles of Paradise
Opening reception for a group show that explores the relationship between gender and climate change and includes works by artists including Kim Abeles, Subhankar Banerjee, Charley Case, Anita Glesta, and Melodie Mousset. The exhibition features a panel discussion and performance on October 27. On view through December 16, 2012.
Discussion: “Can Artists Heal Nature in L.A.?”
240 S. Ave. 57 (Highland Park)
This event features 15 artists discussing the role of art in healing nature in and around Los Angeles. Moderated by Stephanie Pincetl, Director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities, this discussion is presented as part of the SOC(i)AL: Art + People series; click here for a full schedule.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
One Plus One Equals One
Mihai Nicodim Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition bringing together a multi-generational collection of Romanian-Jewish avant-garde artists. Featuring works by Marcel Iancu, Isidore Isou, Gherasim Luca, Ana Lupas, and Teodor Graur, One Plus One Equals One contains a series of documentary works, journals, manuscripts, and experimental etchings. On view through December 8, 2012.
Neon Bus Tour Presented in Conjunction with Mary Weatherford
Departs from LA><ART (Culver City)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
This salon event includes a disco and is part of the weeklong series of performance and dance residencies, Move In. Midnight Salon also features surprise special guests. RSVP to email@example.com for the entrance password.
Royce Hall at UCLA (Westwood)
Performance artist Laurie Anderson launches her three-year artist fellowship at UCLA’s Center of Art Performance with a showing of her latest storytelling work Dirtday. This show explores politics, evolution, history and more through a collection of songs and stories as told by Anderson and her alter ego Fenway Bergamot. Tickets are $20-$80 and available online.
Thomas Duncan Gallery (Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by New York-based artist Zak Prekop. The paintings in this show are influenced by the concept of hearing or seeing in several different ways at once. On view through December 19, 2012.
ACE Gallery (Beverly Hills)
Opening reception for an retrospective exhibition of works by artist Charles Fine. This show includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and videos by the artist. On view through December, 2012.
Joshua Triliegi: The L.A. Walking Series
1282 W. Sunset Blvd. (Echo Park)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Joshua Triliegi. The L.A. Walking Series features images captured during Triliegi’s walks throughout Los Angeles during the past four years. These large-scale works feature 180 images per piece. On view through November, 2012.
Machine Project (Echo Park)
This event features an evening of beer education, deconstruction, and consumption. Home brewers Andrew Hong and Nick Clute-Reinig to discuss the different ingredients that come together to create beer, and participants can experiment with different extracts, oils, and, other flavors to create a personalized style of beer. $10 RSVP available online.
Dee Dee Ramone: A Memorial Exhibition
Subliminal Projects (Echo Park)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Dee Dee Ramone, the late bassist for the punk rock band The Ramones. This series of paintings commemorates the 10th Anniversary of Dee Dee’s death and celebrates his influence and contribution to the punk rock movement. On view through November 17, 2012.
Control Room (Downtown)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Lucas Blalock, John Houck, James Hyde, Barney Kulok, Fabienne Lasserre, and Jason Bailer Losh. Building Materials explores the concept of the artist’s peer group as an influence on the work. On view through November 18, 2012.
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
Presented as part of the Moving Image Art screening series, this event features projects by twelve artists including Peter T. Christenson, Ralph Dorey, Joe Casey Doyle, Leyla Rodriguez, and Cristian Straub. Not Applicable includes experimental film, video art, installation art, performance art, essay films and animation. Suggested $5 donation.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Artists’ Books & Cookies
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Co-hosted with Mexico City-based Biblioteca Alumnos47, this one-day event devoted toartists’ books 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’ bookstogether for these informal and formal exchanges, which will be streamed live by KCHUNG Radio.
Book Signing: Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Frank Lloyd Gallery (Santa Monica)
Author Hunter Drohojowska-Philp will sign copies of her new monograph on the art of on the art of Craig Kauffman. In Sensual Mechanical: The Art of Craig Kauffman, Drohojowska-Philp traces the development of Kauffman’s paintings, which evolved out of architectural rigor and clear sensuality. The book is the first comprehensive publication of Kaufman’s work.
One Good Spell
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
Brian Getnick presents a performance in which two magicians encounter each other in an arena in which explicit and hidden magic collide. The show features magicians Marty Gorman and Bryatt Bryant, dancers Anna B. Scott, Gabriela London, and Andrew Lush, and music by Oh, fix Lemons. This event is part of the weeklong series of performance and dance residencies, Move In.
International Art Objects Galleries (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Bjorn Copeland, Morgan Fisher, Mark Hagan, Xylor Jane, Emiko Kasahara, Agnes Martin, and Robert Wechsler. On view through December 15, 2012.
Ken Gonzales-Day: Profiled, Hang Trees, Portraits
Luis de Jesus (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Ken Gonzales-Day. A complication of three separate projects, Profiled, Hang Trees, Portraits explores the persistence of racial profiling in society and highlights inconsistencies in the emergence of race as a discourse. On view through December 8, 2012.
Peter Wu: Shed No Tears for Broken Nails
Greene Exhibitions (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Peter Wu. Shed No Tears for Broken Nails features new works from Wu’s FFF and Zzyzx Rd. series in addition to a new body of sound and sculpture works called Substantia Alba. On view through December 15, 2012.
wild Up: Chamber Music
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
wild Up is a 24-member experimental classical/contemporary ensemble comprised of Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. This week’s program, wild Up Up Does Classical Music, features the Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland and Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony. This event is free.
Steven Arnold: Cabinet of Curiosities
ONE Archives Gallery & Museum (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a retrospective exhibition of never before seen works by California-based queer artist, photographer, filmmaker and protégé of Salvador Dalí, Steven Arnold. Cabinet of Curiosities features photographs,drawings, sketchbooks, paintings, original poster art, and screenings of Arnold’s four films. On view through January 13, 2013.
How’s Your Wall?
Artist Curated Projects (Hollywood)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists Sam Anderson, Bianca Beck, Marlous Borm, Lucas DeGiulio, Rob Halverson, Sergei Tcherepnin, and Josh Tonsfeldt.
On view through November 19, 2012.
Abel Barroso: There’s No Place Like Home
Couturier Gallery (Mid-City)
Opening reception for a collection of works by Cuban artist Abel Barroso. There’s No Place Like Home includes recent sculptures, paintings, and wood veneer works on paper. On view through December 1, 2012.
Ik Joong Kang: Things I Know
Sabina Lee Gallery (Chinatown)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Korean-born, New York-based artist Ik Joong Kang. Things I Know is an installation featuring five thousand 3×3 inch wooden blocks glued to a twelve foot tall wall, which is shaped like a half sphere. On view through December 22, 2012.
Go With the Flow
Favorite Goods (Chinatown)
Opening reception for a group exhibition featuring works by Anne De Vries, Spencer Longo, Micah Schippa, Travess Smalley, and Kate Steciw. Go With the Flow features works that explore the infinite zone between virtual and reality, often blurring the two into a hybrid. On view through December 8, 2012.
Helen Rebekah Garber: Spells, Spires And Other Delicate Business
Charlie James Gallery (Chinatown)
Opening reception for an exhibition of paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Helen Rebekah Garber. The works in Spells, Spires and Other Delicate Business feature patterning inpsired by Paleolithic and Neo-Paleolithic fetish objects, West African ceremonial masks, Greek Icon
painting, Italian and Northern Renaissance altarpieces, and more. On view through December 8, 2012.
Vito LoRusso & Leigh Salgado: New Work and Llyn Foulkes: The Complete Pigment Prints
Coagula Curatorial (Chinatown)
Opening reception for two shows. New works by Vito LoRusso and Leigh Salgado feature sculpted wall pictures and free-form cut paper pictures. Coagula’s basement gallery features a series of pigment prints by Llyn Foulkes. The event features a performance by Dumfuxx presenting excerpts from their forthcoming film and soundtrack Asphalt Serenade. Both shows on view through November 24, 2012.
Recipe Testing in Theory and Practice
Machine Project (Echo Park)
This free event features an informal lecture and demonstration on the mechanics and practice of professional recipe testing. Sonya Masinovsky, who recently worked as a recipe tester for a new, soon to-be published cookbook, presents a lecture and short demonstration to be followed by an interactive audience tasting session.
Los Angeles Archives Bazaar
Doheney Memorial Library @ USC (Downtown)
This annual event celebrates the diversity of Southern California’s history through a day-long bazaar highlighting the diverse history of Los Angeles and Southern California. Participating institutions include the Autry National Center of the American West, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, in addition to seventy other organization and private collections that will provide information regarding the city’s history. This event is free and open to the public.
Fifth Annual Literati Toast
Central Library (Downtown)
Hosted by Shepard and Amanda Fairey, this benefit event for the Los Angeles Public Library features 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.
Someone Please Find Me a Home
Upstairs @ the Market Gallery (Downtown)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Lisa Bahouth. The paintings in Someone Please Find Me a Home explores the subject of home and homelessness. On view through November 23, 2012.
Gallery Talk: Jennifer Bolande & Catherine Opie
Luckman Fine Arts Complex (El Sereno)
Artist Jennifer Bolande gives a tour of her current exhibition Landmarks. This show is the first critical survey exhibition of Bolande’s work and spans three decades and a wide array of media. Photographer Catherine Opie also contributes to this gallery talk.
Greta Magnusson Grossman: A Car and Some Shorts,
Jessica Rath: Take me to the Apple Breeder, Guillermo Bert: Encoded Textiles, and White on Black: The Modernist Prints of Paul Landacre
Pasadena Museum of California Art (Pasadena)
Opening reception for four shows. A Car and Some Shorts is the first-ever retrospective of work by Swedish-American architect and designer Greta Magnusson Grossman. Take Me to the Apple Breeder is comprised of Los Angeles artist Jessica Rath’s porcelain apple sculptures and large-scale photographic portraits of hybrid trees. Los Angeles-based artist Guillermo Bert’s exhibition Encoded Textiles is inspired by the latest generation of bar codes. White on Black: The Modernist Prints of Paul Landacre features close to twenty-five prints by Paul Landacre. Admission is $5. All shows on view through February 24, 2013.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
Siren Studios (Hollywood)
This dining experience event features 20 stations presenting various food preparation lessons. Guests can eat, drink and participate in “how-to” experiences with an assortment of chefs. Proceeds from Delish benefit Project Angel Food, which serves men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. Tickets are $100-$125 and available online.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
Jerry Beck’s Animated Spooktacular 2012
For the fifth year in a row, animation historian Jerry Beck screens a selection of Halloween-related cartoons using vintage prints in 16mm and 35mm. Featured clips include Koko The Clown, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and Popeye. Tickets are $12 and available online.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
Natalie Arnoldi: 34 Degrees North
NYE + Brown (Culver City)
This exhibition features a series of paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Natalie Arnoldi. The works in 34 Degrees North merge Arnoldi’s interest in art, ocean science and marine biology. On view through November 24, 2012.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
Loaded: Drawings by Mary O’Malley and Laura Sharp Wilson
Sam Lee Gallery (Downtown)
This exhibition features a series of pattern-based works by artists Mary O’Malley and Laura Sharp Wilson. Loaded includes O’Malley’s ink drawings and Sharp Wilson’s acrylic and graphite drawings. On view through November 21, 2012.
SAVE THE DATE
Light My Way, Stranger
Fitzpatrick-Leland House (Laurel Canyon)
Friday, November 2 | 7-10pm
Presented by the MAK Center, this benefit auction features a set of unique light fixtures, largely one-of-a-kind, designed specifically for this event by a group of Los Angeles architects and artists. The event features food and music by experimental chamber music collective LA Fog. All proceeds from the auction will go to support the MAK Center. Reservations are $130 and available online.
CHARLES FINE Awls, 1998, Bronze, 115″ (H) x 42″ (W) x 42″ (D), courtesy of ACE Gallery