PLAN ForYourArt THIS WEEK: L.A.

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

33rd Annual 20% off Sale
Hennessey + Ingalls (Hollywood/Santa Monica)
10am-8pm
Hennessey + Ingalls, the art and architecture bookstore, has dicounted everything in both their retail locations and online store by 20%. The sale ends Sunday, November 11.

Monica Majoli and For the Martian Chronicles
L&M Arts (Venice)
6-8pm
Opening reception for two shows. Monica Majoli’s paintings series interrogates her own romantic history through the visages of a series of former lovers. For the Martian Chronicles pays homage to the late writer Ray Bradbury who lived in a home located on the current L&M Arts property during the 1940s. The exhibit includes the original manuscript of the book. Both shows on view through January 5, 2013.

Strangers In a Strange Land: Opening Lecture With Homi Bhaba
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
7:30
This lecture event by humanities professor Homi Bhaba kicks off the two day symposium Strangers in a Strange Land: Art, Aesthetics and Displacement. Organized by UCLA faculty Saloni Mathur and Aamir Mufti, the symposium is held in conjunction with the exhibition Zarina: Paper Like Skin. It brings together world-renowned scholars in the humanities to consider questions of dispossession, displacement, and the exilic imagination in modern art and aesthetic thinking.

Talk: Diedrich Diederichsen
LAMCA (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
Twenty years ago, Diedrich Diederichsen came to stay and teach in Los Angeles for the first time. Introduced to the city by Mike Kelley, among others, Diederichsen experienced a connection between local sub- and microcultures and art institutions that was different from what he had known in Europe and the East Coast of the United States, where more pessimistic and cynical attitudes prevailed. What is left of this impression today, in Los Angeles and beyond, in times of cuts and privatizations—and after Mike Kelley?

The Center for Jukebox Studies
The York (Highland Park)
8-11pm
Organized by Culture Reference, this event features artists Greg Curtis, Michael Anthony Ibarra and Geneva Skeen taking over the jukebox at The York. $1 off beer for interpretive sketches of jukebox selections.

FRIDAY,  NOVEMBER 9

Mario Correa: The Muslins
Redling Fine Art (Hollywood)
7-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Mario Correa. Featuring paintings made of hand mixed oil and enamel on un-stretched muslin, the works are made upright by the walls they hang on. Each piece is generated through a variation of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (black) color passes, creating a field of reveals and overlays. On view through December 22, 2012.

The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One
Goethe-Institut (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
This free three-day conference brings together philosophers/critical theorists, media theorists, scientists and artists to discuss the mental labor that drives capitalism today. Hosted by Arne de Boever, Warren Neidich, and Jason Smith, the conference begins with a keynote address by Franco “Bifo” Berardi.  

The Great Calculation Weekend: The Lost Calculator
Machine Project (Echo Park)
8pm
Mechanical engineer Mark Glusker and Museum Exhibit Developer Maria Mortati are in residence all weekend to provide a series of lectures, interactive performances, and workshops oriented around vintage calculating machines. This opening event features Glusker lecturing about base 3 calculation, an 1840 calculating machine made entirely out of wood, and the inventor Thomas Fowler.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Baby de Selliers: Baby, I’m Yours
Frank Pictures Gallery (Santa Monica)
5-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of new works by artist Baby de Selliers featuring a series of paintings portraying a variety of dogs and birds. On view through December 5, 2012.

Play Space
BG Gallery (Santa Monica)
7:30-10pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring interpretations of play, including toys, objects, places, material experimentation and other gateways to the inner child. Featured artists include Dave Quick, Gay Summer Rick, Julia Schwartz, Len Poteshman, Lizzy Waronker, Carol Powell, Nancy Larrew, Sky Burchard, and Jimmy Stambrandt. On view through November 27, 2012.

Vanessa Prager: Hours
Richard Heller Gallery (Santa Monica)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Vanessa Prager. Hours features drawing made from blue and red ballpoint pen on sheet music paper. On view through December 15, 2012.

Eats of Borneo
Blum & Poe (Culver City)
6-11pm
This event features food critic Jonathan Gold and Top Chef Master judge Krista Simmons along with a lineup of artists, writers, and curators presenting favorite dishes including moussaka, chocolate chip cookies, and pork shoulder. Proceeds from this event benefit East of Borneo. Tickets include food and a drink ticket, are $35 in advance ($40 day of), and available online.

The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One
West Hollywood Public Library (West Hollywood)
10am
This free three day conference brings together philosophers/critical theorists, media theorists, scientists and artists to discuss the state of the mind and brain under the conditions of contemporary capitalism in which they have become the new focus of laboring. Hosted by Arne de Boever, Warren Neidich, and Jason Smith, the conference features speakers including  Jonathan Beller, Jodi Dean, Tiziana Terranova, Patricia Pisters, and Bruce Wexler.

Jim Drain: Drain Expressions
PRISM (West Hollywood)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Jim Drain including woven compositions, deconstructed paintings, immersive wall patterns, wall-mounted sculptures, and satirical promotional posters. Drain will deliver a lecture at the Hammer Museum on November 15 at 7.30pm to coincide with this exhibit. On view through January 5, 2013.

Roger Herman
Richard Telles Fine Art (Mid-City)
5-7pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist and professor Roger Herman. This show features a collection of new ceramics characterized by irregular shapes and rich color glazes. On view through December 15, 2012.

Santiago Borja, Edgardo Orlaineta, Tilman Wendland: Exhibitions and Aaron Sandnes: Desire Armed
LA><ART (Culver City)
6-8PM
Opening reception for two exhibitions. A group show featuring a collaborative project by Mexico City based artists Santiago Borja and Edgar Orlaineta, and Berlin based artist Tilman Wendland. Desire Armed is comprised of politically influenced works by Los Angeles-based artist Aaron Sandnes. On view through December 22, 2012.

Fay Ray: Vessels, Forms and Remains and David Ratcliff: The Spirits that Lend Strength Are Invisible
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
6-8pm
Opening reception for two shows. Fay Ray’s Vessels, Forms and Remains is a collection of paintings and sculptures that explore the social and cultural construction of the female body and the accompanying psychologies of image making, consumption, and desire. David Ratcliff’s The Spirits that Lend Strength Are Invisible includes a series of paintings that allude to the American subcultural underground. Both shows on view through December 15, 2012.

In Conversation: Kevin Appel, Cannon Hudson, and Betsy Lin Seder
Samuel Freeman (Culver City)
4:30-5:30pm
Samuel Freeman hosts an informal conversation between Kevin Appel, Cannon Hudson, and Betsy Lin Seder.  Moderated by gallery director Amy Thoner, the conversation focuses on works in the artists’ concurrent exhibition at the gallery. RSVP to rsvp@samuelfreeman.com.

Robert Overby, Erik Frydenborg, John Henderson and Noam Rappaport
Cherry and Martin (Culver City)
6-8pm
Opening reception for a group exhibition placing the work of artist Robert Overby (1935-1993) in context with younger artists from Los Angeles and Chicago. Featuring works by Overby, Erik Frydenborg, John Henderson and Noam Rappaport, this exhibition posits affinities between Overby’s interests and methods and those of a number of contemporary artists working today. On view through January 5, 2013.

We Are What We Pretend to Be
WWA (Culver City)
7-10pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works from artists including Justin Bloomer, Vincent Caccioti, David Chung, and Allison Reimold. We Are What We Pretend to Be features paintings and mixed media works that question the notions of identity and reality. On view through December 1, 2012.

Chloe Early: Rainbow Ruins
Corey Helford Gallery (Culver City)
7-10pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Chloe Early. Rainbow Ruins features a series of oil and watercolor paintings that highlight the contrasts between nature and technology. On view through December 8, 2012.

THR Design Hollywood
The Century (Century City)
1-6pm
Opening night of interior-design showcase event THR Design Hollywood, which includes 14 spaces designed by top Los Angeles interior designers including Waldo Fernandez, Marmol Radziner, Kathryn Ireland, Natasha Baradaran and Adam Bram Straus, and Tim Clarke. Proceeds benefit the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $40 and available online. On view Fridays and weekends through November 18, 2012.

Rossetti String Quartet
Getty Center (Westwood)
7pm
The Rossetti String Quartet presents a program of works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Beethoven in tribute to the musical influences on the work of photographer Ray K. Metzker. This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibit The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design. Tickets are $20 and available online.

Pavel Haas Quartet
ACE Gallery (Beverly Hills)
8-10pm
The Pavel Haas Quartet performs as part of ACE Gallery’s ongoing chamber music series. The award-winning Czech string quartet is one of the world’s most revered modern chamber ensembles. Tickets are $60 and available for purchase by calling 323-935-3388.

Agathe Snow: Tout Dit (2D)
OHWOW (West Hollywood)
7-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by New York-based artist Agathe Snow featuring a series of wall reliefs concerned with space and perspective. On view through December 8, 2012.

T-Shirt Revival Night
Pop-Hop Books & Print (Highland Park)
7pm
Illustrator, graphic designer and puppeteer Simon Sotelo hosts an evening of live screen printing at  for LIVE SCREEN PRINTING during the neighborhood’s NELA Art Walk. Choose from a variety of designs to add to a blank totebag or t-shirt, or bring your own.

Jen DeNike: The Star Card
Anat Ebgi (Chinatown)
7-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Jen DeNike. Taking its name from the seventeenth Major Arcana tarot card, The Star Card is an immersive environment of video, photography, sculpture, collage, and performance.The reception features a two-hour live performance of Full Moon Fever, which includes Kung Fu, yoga, singing, and meditation. On view through January 26, 2013.

The Emerald City
Thomas Solomon Gallery (Chinatown)
6-8pm
Opening reception for a group exhibition surveying varying processes in abstract painting from works dating between 1972 to the present. The Emerald City features works from artists including Etal Adnan, Matti Braun, Mary Corse, Brad Eberhard, Gunther Forg, and Mary Heilmann. On view through December 22, 2012.

LACE: How Does Socially Engaged Art Happen in Los Angeles?
LA Freewaves (Hollywood)
1-4pm
This roundtable workshop explores the possibilities and limits of current organizational models and curatorial strategies. From trust building and community process to funding and timing, this session invites participants to grapple with fundamental questions including how to sustain a project and how to represent in the community. Guests speakers include artist Kim Abeles and John Spiak, curator/director of Grand Central Art Center.  This event is presented as part of the SOC(i)AL: Art +People series; click here for a full schedule.

The Great Calculation Weekend: The Great Calculation
Machine Project (Echo Park)
8pm
Mechanical engineer Mark Glusker and Museum Exhibit Developer Maria Mortati are in residence all weekend to provide a series of lectures, interactive performances and workshops oriented around vintage calculating machines. This event features Glusker talking about his collection of mechanical calculating machines and what makes them so compelling: from their mechanical complexity to the unique interfaces, and industrial design.

Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow
Huntington Art Gallery (San Marino)
10:30am-4:30pm
Opening day of an exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artists Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow. This show features modern paintings and sculptures juxtaposed with the venue’s collection of classical European art. Both artists to discuss this exhibit at a lecture on November 11 at 2pm. On view through March 11, 2013.

Art Discussion: The Artist as Friend
Vincent Price Art Museum (Monterey Park)
2-4pm
Barbara Carrasco, Richard Duardo, Dan Guerrero, Frank Romero, and John Valadez reflect on Carlos Almaraz’s friendship and influence during this lecture event. The discussion is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled, on view through December 8, 2012.

Paint Can: A Show Where It Does
Pomona Packing Plant Art Studios (Pomona)
4-10pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by 15 artists who incorporate diverse uses of paint into their works. Paint Can includes paintings on canvas and paper in addition to sculptural, conceptual, and installation pieces.  Featured artists include Kristin Frost, Steven Hampton, Scott Jamieson, Aragna Ker, and Eric Lue.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Express Yourself 2012
Barker Hangar (Santa Monica)
11-3pm
This family friendly art event includes a variety of art workshops and food from a variety of local restaurants and caterers. Express Yourself benefits P.S. Arts, which provides 12,000 local elementary and middle school students with comprehensive arts education. Tickets are $175 and available online.

Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
10am-7pm
Opening day of an exhibition of work by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and artists he influenced. Featuring 56 works, this show includes eight works by Caravaggio himself, and covers the evolution of his style. Caravaggio’s legacy is expressed in works by about twenty artists from Italy, Spain, France, and the Netherlands who carried on with the tropes of his work. Opening day features a lecture from writer and historian Andrew Graham-Dixon at 1pm. The talk focuses on the life of Caravaggio. On view through February 10, 2013.

The Psychopatologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One
West Hollywood Public Library (West Hollywood)
10am
This free three day conference brings together philosophers/critical theorists, media theorists, scientists and artists to discuss the state of the mind and brain under the conditions of contemporary capitalism in which they have become the new focus of laboring. Hosted by Arne de Boever, Warren Neidich, and Jason Smith, the conference features speakers including  Jonathan Beller, Jodi Dean, Tiziana Terranova, Patricia Pisters, and Bruce Wexler.

Nikolas Gambaroff: Tools for Living
Overduin and Kite (Hollywood)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by New York-based artist Nikolas Gambaroff featuring a series of paintings. On view through December 22, 2012.

The Great Calculation Weekend: Machine Drawing and Dissection Workshop
Machine Project (Echo Park)
12-3pm
Mechanical engineer Mark Glusker and Museum Exhibit Developer Maria Mortati are in residence all weekend to provide a series of lectures, interactive performances and workshops oriented around vintage calculating machines. This workshop approaches calculating machines from a technological and experiential point of view. Participants will disassemble several 1960’s era mechanical calculating machines and explore what makes them work. Admission is $15.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Lisa Williamson: Bromeliad Colors Prefer Soft Light
The Finley (Los Feliz)
Open 24 Hours
This mixed media installation by artist Lisa Williamson is available for viewing in the 24-hour public space, The Finley. Bromeliad Colors Prefer Soft Light features digital prints and acrylic on paper. On view through January 5, 2012.

MOCAtv: Mutual Core
MOCA (Downtown)
11am-5pm
MOCAtv hosts an all-day exclusive worldwide preview of Björk’s “Mutual Core” music video directed by L.A. filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang for Bjork’s Biophilia remix album. Admission is free and no reservations are required. Last screening is at 4:45pm.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Warren Neidich: “Artistic Research in the 21st Century: Turning the Inside Out
Pitzer College (Claremont)
4:15-5:30pm
This lecture by artist Warren Neidich focuses on how culture practices including poetry, experimental film, and noise music disrupt the conditions of designed and mediated space and, in doing so, expand imagination. This free event is presented as part of the Murray and Vickie Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series.

Soo Kim: Midday Moon
Angles Gallery (Culver City)
10-6pm
This exhibition by artist Soo Kim features new photographic works, and a limited edition, handmade book. Midday Moon explores the concept of urban landscapes over-populated by signs and advertising. On view through December 22, 2012.

Comix Jam Opening Party
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7pm
A 5-day event bringing comic book enthusiasts and artists together to co-produce and collaborate on comics and doodles on the walls of ForYourArt. At the end of the project, the pages created by visitors and artists throughout the event, will be turned into printed comic books/zines. Comix Jam is open Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm with special events; click here for a full schedule.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Artists’ Rights and Internet Freedom
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
7:30m
This free event features producer T-Bone Burnett and communications scholar Henry Jenkins discussing the debate over intellectual property rights versus Internet freedom. Burnett is a 12-time Grammy-winning composer and producer and an advocate of artists’ rights. Jenkins is the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts at USC and an advocate of Fair Use and Internet freedom. This event is presented as part of Hammer Forum, an ongoing lecture series that addresses current social and political issues.

An Evening of Readings
Pop-Hop Books & Print (Highland Park)
7:30
Local authors Dorothy Barresi, Sandra Hunter, Kim Young present works of poetry and fiction during this free reading event. Barresi is the author of four books of poetry: American Fanatics; Rouge Pulp; and The Post-Rapture Diner. Hunter’s fiction has appeared in a number of literary magazines, and Young teaches creative writing at California State University Northridge and edits Chaparral, an online journal featuring poetry from Southern California.