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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

Jeffery Scales: “45 RPMs; 45 Years of Photography in Music
Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City)
6:30-8pm
This free lecture and discussion features photographer Jeffrey Scales, who began photographing the Black Panthers and other political activists of the 1960’s at the age of 13 and is currently editor for The Sunday Review and The Book Review. Scales’ photographs are in the permanent collections of institutions including MoMA, The George Eastman House, and The Baltimore Museum of Art. This event is presented in conjunction with the Annenberg’s current exhibition, Who Shot Rock and Roll.

Artists + Institutions: What Is the Common Ground?”
Schindler House (West Hollywood)
7-9pm
This free interactive event, produced as of part of SOCiAL: Art + People, features salon-style discussions hosted by guest artists and representatives from various Los Angeles art institutions. Anonymous dialog prompts will be presented to the public for an evening of critical conversation and debate regarding the common ground between artists and art institutions.

Allie Pohl: Hot Seats
Baño Gallery (Mid-City)
8-10pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Allie Pohl. Hot Seats features photos of the the artist’s legs and undergarments as she uses restrooms in bathroom stalls throughout Los Angeles at venues including the Gagosian Gallery, the Beverly Hills Hilton, and In-and-Out Burger. On view through October 16, 2012.

Iraqi Artists in Exile
New Theme Studio and Gallery (Mid-City)
7-9pm
Opening reception for a collection of works created by Iraqi artists in exile. Most of the artists featured in in this exhibition were labeled U.S. co-conspirators by the Iraqi militia and exiled from their homeland during the war with Iraq. Participating artists include Omar Odeh, Wadhah Mahdi, Alaa Ismael, and Khalid Alaani.

Inside Marina City
WUHO (Hollywood)
7pm
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring photographs by Iker Gil and Andreas E.G. Larsson. Inside Marina City documents the residents of architect Bertrand Goldberg’s iconic Marina City buildings in Chicago. The series provides a behind-the-scenes tour of the diverse array of people and living spaces within these cylindrical residential towers. On view through October 28, 2012.

Brent Green: God Builds Like Frank Lloyd Wright
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (Santa Barbara)
5pm
Pennsylvania-based artist Brent Green presents a live action and musical performance synchronized with an animated film screening. This free event is presented as part of SBCAF’s ongoing Forum Lounge performance art series. The event begins with a happy hour at 5pm; the performance begins at 7pm.  

With a Name Like Yours, You Might Be Any Shape
University Art Gallery at UC Irvine (Irvine)
6-9pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works that explore the concept of names as symbolic forms and designators of reality. Curated by Georgia Holz and Claudia Slanar, this show includes works by artists Zoe Crosher, Ricarda Denzer, Mario Garcia Torres, Matthias Klos, Warren Neidich, Isa Rosenberger, Laura Wollen, Donelle Woolford, and more. On view through December 1, 2012.

Image:
Untitled, Andreas E.G. Larsson & Iker Gil, prints, 2011. Courtesy of the artists.