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SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

Ma Prochaine Vie
Location with RSVP
9am-12pm
Courtesy, the new roaming art gallery conceived by Paris-based curator Isabelle Le Normand, unveil its 10-day inaugural show in Los Angeles with events at three locations throughout the city. The final and third segment is held at the home of collector and artist Danny First. Please RSVP by e-mailingwelcome@courtesy.la for the address. The show features over forty artists including Scoli Acosta, Michel Blazy, Zoe Crosher, and Jennifer West. Through January 27, 2013.

Tara Geer: when we are at sea in the evidence
Aran Cravey (Venice)
6-8pm
Opening reception for a solo exhibition of drawings by Tara Geer. The works in “when we are at sea in the evidence” explore the concept of visual experience and actively seeing. On view through March 10, 2013.

Interactionism: Metamorphosis
Trunk Gallery (Venice)
6pm-12am
Opening reception for a group show featuring installation and video art. This show is the third installment of Interactionism, a series of events in which the gallery space is transformed into an interactive experience. On view through February 23, 2013.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hanger (Santa Monica)
11am-7pm
The fourth annual fair presents 70 international and emerging galleries with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Programming includes artist talks, museum curator led panel discussions,  and various film screening and performance series. Through January 27, 2013.

Astrid Preston: New Territory
Craig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica)
4-6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Astrid Preston. New Territory includes paintings on wood and linen that are influenced by traditional Japanese painting and the Japanese embrace of nature. On view through March 2, 2013.

Sarah Cromarty: Tyger, Tyger
MJ Briggs/ Anna Meliksetian Gallery (Mid-City)
6-9pm
Opening reception for a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Cromarty. The paintings in Tyger Tyger depict a fantastical world of wizards and talismans. The show’s central piece is a large free standing work that incorporates elements of painting and sculpture. On view through March 2, 2013.

Carter Mull
Marc Foxx (Miracle Mile)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Carter Mull. The works in this show are based on the Joan Didion quote “We live entirely  by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the ‘ideas’ with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience.” On view through March 2, 2013.

Social Fabric and Scratching the Surface 
Craft and Folk Art Museum (Miracle Mile)
6-9pm
Opening reception for two shows. Social Fabric is an exhibition of seven contemporary artists who confront the problems of mass production and consumption through fiber-based art that incorporates social engagement and public interaction. Scratching the Surface: Contemporary Wood Sculpture features works by nine contemporary artists that work with the naturally occurring textures and irregularities of wood. Both shows on view through May 5, 2013.

Austin Irving: Caves
Silverlake Art Company (Silverlake)
6-10pm
The event is a one night exhibition of works by photographer Austin Irving. Caves is guest curated by Daniel Rolnik, and the event is sponsored by Rutherford Grove Winery. On view by appointment through February 3rd.

Role-Play
Cirrus Gallery (Downtown)
6pm
This event features screenings of video works by artists Mark Briggs, Erica Eyres, Alex Gross, Anna Mields, Jennifer Moon, David Snyder, and Patricia Valencia. Each piece includes a performance by the artist who created it.

Sean Townley: The Mocking Hand
Night Gallery (Downtown)
8-10pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Sean Townley. The sculptural work in The Mocking Hand explore the concepts of anachronism and linear time. This event is the inaugural exhibition at Night Gallery’s new downtown warehouse space. On view through February 24, 2013.

Derek Boshier: 1962
Thomas Solomon Gallery (Chinatown)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by British pop artist Derek Boshier. On view through March 9, 2013.

L.A. Art Show
LA Convention Center (Downtown)
11-7pm
Now in its 18th year, the 2013 L.A. Art Show  showcases four sections of work: The Modern & Contemporary Section, The Historic & Traditional Section, The Vintage Poster Section and The IFPDA Los Angeles Print Fair. The event includes showcases from more than 100 galleries and programming including lectures, tours, special exhibits, parties and the discussion series Dialogs LA. Admission Through January 27, 2012.

Poetic Codings
Fellows of Contemporary Art (Downtown)
7-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition exploring the relationship between art and technology. Participating artists John Carpenter, Erik Loyer, Casey Reas, and Jody Zellen present works on flatscreen displays, projections, interactive installations, and iPad apps. On view through March 30, 2013.

Orion Shepherd: The Poseidon Adventure
Jancar Jones Gallery (Downtown)
6-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by Los Angeles-based artist Orion Shepherd. The show will include paintings, assemblage, and xerox prints. On view through February 23, 2013.

Andy Warhol: Polaroids
Luckman Fine Arts Complex (El Sereno)
6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring many of the Polaroids Andy Warhol took throught the 1970s and ‘80s. Subjects include celebrities, unknown individuals, and objects. Many of these photos served as inspiration for Warhol’s later paintings and silkscreens. On view through March 23, 2013.

Degas’s Most Radical Sculpture: New Thoughts on The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen
Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena)
4-5pm
This lecture by Richard Kendall, Curator at Large, Clark Art Institute, focuses on Degas’s sculpture Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. The conversation to focus on why the sculpture remains enigmatic in respect to Degas’s larger creative practice. Free with museum admission.

Museum Free-For-All
Locations and Times Vary
This two day event offers free admission to 19 Los Angeles art institutions including the Annenberg Space for Photography, the Hammer Museum, The Autry, LACMA and more. The museums feature art, cultural heritage, natural history, science, and more. The event continues on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

Kirsten Everberg: In a Grove
Pomona College Museum of Art (Claremont)
5-7pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Kirsten Everberg. In a Grove features four new paintings based on Everberg’s exploration of the 1950 Japanese crime drama Rashomon by filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. On view through April 14, 2013.

Martha Wilson and Tannaz Farsi: Crowd Control
Pitzer College Art Galleries (Claremont)
2-4pm
Opening reception for two shows. Martha Wilson is a traveling exhibition focusing on feminism, activism, and collaborative practice drawn from four decades of Wilson’s conceptual-based photography and video art. The works in Tannaz Farsi’s Crowd Control explore activity surrounding cultural uprisings.  Both shows on view through March 22, 2013.

A Handful of Dust
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (Santa Barbara)
6:30-8pm
Opening reception for a group show curated by Laura Fried. A Handful of Dust features new works by Mark Hagen, Jay Heikes, Matt Hoyt, Erin Shirreff, Ricky Swallow, Zin Taylor, and Allyson Vieira. On view through March 24, 2013.

Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
12:30-8pm
This daylong screening event from the MIA screening series features the traveling exhibition, Water, Water Everywhere. This film festival is comprised of 30-second to 30-minute films from forty-five international artists. The films explore water issues, from the political to the personal, through documentary, experimental, educational, humorous, solemn, animated and acted videos.

Eric Gill: Iconographer
Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University (Playa Vista)
3-6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by late British artist Eric Gill. Iconographer features over 100 prints, sculptures, writings, and more, and the event includes a curator’s lecture. On view through March 24, 2013.

Image:
Casey Reas, Process 16 (Software 3). Unique custom software, dimension variable, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.