ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
MFA 2013 Exhibition
New Wight Gallery (Westwood)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by UCLA MFA class of 2013. Featured artists include Jonathan Apgar, Leon Benn, Janna Ireland, Michael John Kelly, Devin Kenny, and Hans Kuzmich. This multidisciplinary show includes ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. On view through November 17, 2012.
Jay Yan: Bath
Design Matters Gallery (West L.A.)
Opening reception for an installation by artist Jay Yan. Bath features a video installation and exhibition of new work. The site-specific installation utilizes both the interior and the exterior facade of the gallery, engaging Pico Boulevard in the piece.
Stanley Kubrick: A Retrospective
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Opening day of the first US retrospective of director Stanley Kubrick. Presented by LACMA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this exhibition covers Kubrick’s career, beginning with his early photographs for Look through his directorial works of the 1950s through the 1990s. Films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and The Shining are represented through a selection of annotated scripts, production photography, lenses and cameras, set models, costumes, and props. On view through June 30, 2013.
Jasper Johns: Numbers, 0-9, and 5 Postcards and Prints: 2000-2012
Matthew Marks Gallery (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for two exhibitions of works by artist Jasper Johns. Numbers, 0-9, and 5 Postcards features thirteen bronze sculptures, five paintings, and five works on paper completed over the past two years. This exhibition marks the first time in Johns’s more than 50-year career that he debuted a major body of work in Los Angeles. Recent Prints includes sixteen prints made over the past twelve years. On view through January 5, 2013.
Joel King: Intervals
LA Artcore at Union Center for the Arts (Little Tokyo)
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Joel King. Intervals features a series of paintings with monochromatic motifs. This event includes a conversation with the artist at 4pm. On view through November 29, 2012.
We Connect John with Julius
Pomona College Museum of Art (Claremont)
Artist, performer, and composer Adam Overton marks the launch of the Bureau of Experimental Speech and Holy Theses (BESHT) with a brief, playful lecture in the spirit of John Cage, whose exhibition of paintings are on display in an adjacent gallery of the museum. This evening features an open mic and is the first of five events at the Bureau of Experimental Speech and Holy Theses.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
haleARTS S P A C E (Santa Monica)
Opening Reception for an exhibition of works by Mary Worthington that portray the female body. On view through November 14, 2012.
Rachelle Dowdy: Up North
Trunk Gallery (Mar Vista)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Rachelle Dowdy. Up North features a series of sculptural works depicting animal-human hybrids. On view through December 2, 2012.
Richard Serra at Gemini’s Workshop
Gemini G.E.L. (West Hollywood)
For this event, Gemini G.E.L. opens their workshop, and their master printer will be on site to answer questions and show how Serra’s large-scale etching were created. The event is presented in conjunction with the current gallery exhibition featuring etchings including Double Rift 1. RSVP to email@example.com.
Light My Way, Stranger
Fitzpatrick-Leland House (Hollywood Hills)
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.
Mike Kelley: Deodorized Central Mass With Satellites
Perry Rubenstein (Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition of work by late artist Mike Kelley. Deodorized Central Mass With Satellites features a thirteen-part hanging plush sculpture surrounded by geometric wall reliefs which fill the room with a chemical pine-scent and illustrates the plush toy and household cleaning materials Kelley incorporated in his early works. On view through December 15, 2012.
Days of Our Lives
Weekend (Los Feliz)
Opening reception for a group show featuring a collaborative installation of individual works by Sophia Allison, Paul W. Evans, and Kim Tucker. The works in Days of Our Lives seek to personalize the view with the personal environment of each artist. On view through November 25, 2012.
Dark Matter 2
Machine Project (Echo Park)
The gallery’s exploration of dark matter continues with nine artists, researchers, writers and ethnographers approaching the theme in nine short-form talks. Modeled after the Pecha Kucha presentation style, each presenter will show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, totaling six minutes. The slides progress on a timer, forcing each speaker to keep up.
Ultimedia Theremin: Eric and Mary Ross
This event is the Los Angeles premiere of Ultimedia Theremin, an evening of avant-garde sights and sounds by theremin player, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Eric Ross in collaboration with video artist Mary Ross. The husband and wife duo present a concert of classical, serial, jazz, electronic and avant-garde accompanied by Mary’s video projections. Tickets are $20 and available online.
Tongva Talk: A Cultural Campfire
Los Angeles State Historic Park (Downtown)
This discussion and lecture event features storytelling based in indigeneous culture and tradition. This event highlights storytelling by members of the Tongvan tribe. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on the sand. Join in potluck dinner by bringing your own utensils. This free event is presented as part of discussion series SOC(i)AL: Art + People.
Raze; Revert; Repeat
Pepin Moore (Chinatown)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Brian Bress, Brendan Fowler, Brian Kennon, Miljohn Ruperto, John Stezaker, and Bobbi Woods. Raze; Revert; Repeat examines the use of subtractive processes as applied to the reproduced image and the renegotiation of an image’s context through reduction or negation. On view through December 8, 2012.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Closing Day: Jenny Holzer: The Future Please
L&M Arts (Venice)
Final day of a show featuring works by New York-based conceptual artist Jenny Holzer. The Future Please features selections from Holzer’s work from the 1970s to the present in addition to her latest body of work, the Redaction Paintings, which are based on declassified and other sensitive US documents and inspired by Russian Constructivism.
Rebecca Ripple: Licking Yellow Frog
Gallery km (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Rebecca Ripple. Licking Yellow Frog features sculpture and drawings that examine the language of western societal authority–particularly that of Catholicism. On view through December 8, 2012.
Marco Brambilla: Creation / Atlantis
Christopher Grimes Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for the final work in artist Marco Brambilla’s 3D Megaplex trilogy: Creation (Megaplex). This film presents hundreds of clips from an archive of iconic Hollywood and international films set within the form of a giant DNA double-helix. On view through December 22, 2012.
Alexandra Hedison: Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Diane Rosenstein (Beverly Hills)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Hedison. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere features a series of photographs depicting the terrain beneath Malibu beach houses where Hedison grew up. On view through December 15, 2012.
Ben Jones: The Video
MOCA Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
Opening day for an exhibition by artist Ben Jones. This show features new videos and paintings built from brightly colored technology and pop symbols that create narratives and abstracted environments. On view through February 24, 2013.
Abraham Cruzvillegas: Autodestrucción 1
Regen Projects (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition by Mexico City-based artist Abraham Cruzvillegas. The multidisciplinary works in Autodestrucción 1 originate from a narrative that tells the story of a trumpet player through the vantage point of his instrument. On view through December 22, 2012.
Jessica Eaton: Polytopes
M+B Gallery (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Jessica Eaton. Polytopes features a series of works made from experimental, analogue-based photographic techniques such as color separation filtration, additive color theory, multiple exposures, motion blur, in-camera masking, cross polarization and lighting techniques. On view through December 22, 2012.
From Another World
Artist’s Corner Gallery (Hollywood)
Opening reception for a show featuring works by father/son artist team Joel and Irwin Danto. The photographs in From Another World were taken during the duo’s diving excursions all over the world. Curated by Phil Tarley, the exhibition includes 15 metallic, duo-toned, photographic prints in sculptural plexiglass cases that dramatize underwater life. On view through December 8. 2012.
In Conversation: Jen Stark
Martha Otero Gallery (Fairfax)
This event features a conversation with artist Jen Stark and MOCA Curator Alma Ruiz and artist Sam Borkson. Stark’s work features color spectrums rendered in kaleidoscopic forms of cut paper and other organic materials. The event is presented with Stark’s current exhibition To the Power Of, on view through November 10, 2012. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blum and Poe (Culver City)
Opening reception for a fifty-year survey of Kishio Suga, one of the leading figures of Mono-ha (School of Things), a group of artists who redefined Japanese art during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This show is Suga’s first solo presentation in North America and includes large-scale installations from the 1970s and 1980s. On view through December 22, 2012.
Katrin Korfmann: Count for Nothing
Kopeikin Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Katrin Korfmann. Count for Nothing features photo works, videos and installations concerned with photographic concepts of framing, perspective, and the social dimensions of perception, such as the relationship between the observer and the observed. On view through December 22, 2012.
Fresh Paint (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring new works by twenty artists. The works in ELEMENTal explore the elements of earth/fire/water/air as the fundamental building blocks of nature that also symbolize primitive and powerful forces and passions. On view through January 12, 2013.
Greta Waller: In the Closet
Maloney Fine Art (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Greta Walker. In the Closet features a series of paintings that depict the artist’s personal objects contained in a closet. On view through December 15, 2012.
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Culver City)
Opening reception for a solo exhibition of new work by artist Wangechi Mutu.
Nitarudi Ninarudi ( I Plan to Return. I Am Returning) features a large-scale video installation in addition to new collages and sculptural works that explores the topics of race and gender. On view through December 22, 2012.
Sylvia Ji: La Catrina
CHG Circa (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition of work by artist Sylvia Ji. The paintings featured in La Catrina depict the specter of La Calavera Catrina, an iconic deity of Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations. On view through December 1, 2012.
Egan Frantz: Room Temperature and Sebastian Black: The Virgin Islands
Roberts & Tilton (Culver City)
Opening reception for two shows. Room Temperature includes works by artist Egan Frantz. Sebastian Black’s The Virgin Islands includes a series of paintings. Both shows on view through December 15, 2012.
Sundance Institute at the Autry Presents Native Films
The Autry (Griffith Park)
This free screening event features works by an international assortment of filmmakers and is presented in conjunction with The Autry’s American Indian Arts Marketplace weekend, which features works by more than 180 American Indian contemporary artists.The screening includes five short films by Native and Indigenous filmmakers followed by a Q&A and reception in the museum lobby. Reservations recommended. RSVP email@example.com.
Brainchild, Part II
Human Resources (Chinatown)
This event features a performance of Brainchild, Part II by Los Angeles based artist Kathleen Johnson in collaboration with composer Gregory Lenzcycki. Brainchild is Johnson’s nine-part, nine-year fiction based project. Each part features a collaboration with a different guest composer who creates a choral piece, setting Johnson’s text to music.
Jessica Williams: Intimate Values
Young Art (Chinatown)
Opening reception for an exhibition of new paintings by artist Jessica WIlliams. The paintings in Intimate Values incorporate elements of landscape, still life and self-portraiture to portray the complex nature of the subjective. On view through December 1, 2012.
Sculptures from the Pedestrian Memory Bureau: New Work by Yelena Zhelezov
Actual Size (Chinatown)
Opening reception for an exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artist Yelena Zhelezov. Sculptures from the Pedestrian Memory Bureau features a collection of Zhelezov’s recent sculptures and performative objects. On view through December 8, 2012.
Indie Shelves Initiative Launch
The Last Bookstore (Downtown)
This free event is the launch party for Indie Shelves Initiative, a project which creates dedicated shelf space in the store to promoting the work of independent presses. The event features readings from Ruland (Gorsky Press), Chuck Rosenthal (What Books Press/Glass Table Collective), Sesshu Foster (2010 American Book Award Winner), and Bruce Boston (editor emeritus of Poetry International).
“Still Life and its Display in Private and Public Collections: The Influence of Fashion and the Art Market”
Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena)
This lecture features Dr. Hans J. Van Miegroet discussing key moments in the display of still life in the domestic environment in the 17th–19th centuries and in the genre’s presentation within the public museum. Free with museum admission.
Subvecta Motus Gallery (Glendale)
Subvecta Motus Gallery celebrates its inaugural opening with a collection of works by transmedia artist April Greiman. The show features a variety of new and old images, some large-scale. Greiman will participate in an artist talk on Sunday, November 4 at 2pm.
JonOne: A Beautiful Madness
Fabien Castanier Gallery (Studio City)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist JonOne. The paintings in A Beautiful Madness demonstrate JonOne’s progression from graffiti artist to painter. On view through December 2, 2012.
Monte Vista Projects (Highland Park)
Reception for an exhibition of works by artist Carl Pomposelli. The show features a new video work and an immersive installation comprised of all of the objects in his studio. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, Carl will be in the space cataloging all of his possessions. On view through November 19, 2012.
Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Miracle Mile)
The first solo exhibition of work by Nancy Grossman to take place in Los Angeles. The show will feature over 25 drawings, collages and sculptures dating from the 1960s to the mid-1990s. On view through December 8, 2012.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
“Stupid Pills presents: The National Canvas”
Hyperion Tavern (Silverlake)
This free event features artist and author Susanna Dakin and author Jack Halberstam discussing art, presidents, gender, and creative risk. Dakin, in a 1984 durational performance art piece, ran for president to prove that “the nation is an artwork and we the people are the artists.” Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at USC. Stupid Pills is a freestyle forum for artists and thinkers to explore ideas through performance, lecture, screening, and/or other experimental means.
X Y Z : The Problems of Perception
Cherry & Martin (Culver City)
A test, questioning, and performance about the powers of political perception as three individuals will become hypnotized and cast under the roles of the three presidential candidates. A reception will follow.
Andrea Longacre-White: The Existing Term Has Become Inadequate
Various Small Fires (Venice)
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Andrea Longacre-White. The show continues the artist’s long standing interest in the photography/technology/digital mediation nexus and includes a series of floor collages in addition to framed images on the wall, and a sculpture. On view through December 1, 2012.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Ken Price Sculpture Walkthrough with Dianna Molzan and Lauren Bergman
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
This event features Los Angeles–based artist Dianna Molzan and Lauren Bergman, assistant curator of modern art, leading a discussion and walkthrough of Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective. Molzan’s to speak about how Price’s art has inspired and informed her own. Required tickets available at a the museums’ ticket office one hour before the start of the event.
716 BILLION: A Lecture on the Platforms of Obama Romney
Human Resources (Chinatown)
This free event features Professor Brandon Lehr of Occidental College presenting a lecture on the economic plans of both the Democratic and Republican Parties. Topics include why has our debt grown so fast recently, why we should care, what is Dodd Frank and where the government spends tax revenues. The event to be simulcast live on kchungradio.org.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Hammer Presents: Election Night
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The Hammer celebrates election night with a screening of live coverage of the final moments of the presidential race in the Billy Wilder Theater, and in Ammo, the museum’s cafe. The event also features Jonathan Horowitz’s installation, Your Land / My Land: Election ’12, which features monitors on both MSNBC and Fox News. The museum’s courtyard hosts a cash bar and a highlight reel of TV’s best political skits.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Private Time: 4 Episodes
An evening of performances and video, curated by 2012 CEC Artslink Fellow Zane Datava, where Datava has commissioned Los Angeles electronic musicians and sound artists to create new scores for video work by Latvian artists. This event will feature performances by Glenn Bach, Infinite Body, Yann Novak, and Steve Roden accompanying a video program including Long Day (2012) by Krišs Salmanis, We used to live a private life (2011) by Kate Krolle and Visualisation of Thoughts (2011) and Still Life (2011) by Linda Konone. Tickets cost $10 and are available online.
In Discussion: Roya Hakakian and Rabbi David Wolpe
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
This free event features a conversation between Jewish-Iranian, poet, author and activist Roya Hakakian and Rabbi David Wolpe, Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and Newsweek magazine’s most influential Rabbi in America. The conversation to focus on the perspective of the Iranian exile community. This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.
Gravitation, Amsterdam (120 min) 2010, 68″ x 47″ Ultrachrome print, Edition of five, © Katrin Korfmann