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PLAN ForYourArt February 16-22

Posted on: February 15th, 2012

Each Week, ForYourArt Brings You the Best Opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT Art in Los Angeles.Join ForYourArt’s Weekly Email to Get Our Picks for the Week.


Palm Springs Fine Art Fair: Opening Preview Party
Palm Springs Convention Center (Palm Springs)
From February 17-19, 2012, an international roster of 50+ art galleries will gather to exhibit and sell more than 2,000 works of post-war and contemporary art. The preview party on February 16 offers the first opportunity to acquire the works of art for sale at the fair. One day pass to the fair for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday is $25, three day pass for all three days is $40, and three day pass and opening preview party admission is $100. Tickets are available online

Modernism Week Opening Night Reception
Arthur Elrod House (Palm Springs)
Modernism Week is an 11-day celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, and culture in Palm Springs. For the opening night reception, guests will have a chance to visit the Arthur Elrod House, one of the most remarkable houses in America. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online. The full list of Modernism Week events is available online.

Machine Project in Monterey Bay #3: Pitch Battles: A Multimedia Investigation into Musical Tunings
TAT Studio, CSU Monterey Bay (Monterey Bay)
A night of art and writing exploring an esoteric bit of musical ephemera and the controversy its generated.  In overlapping performances, Colin Dickey, Nicole Antebi, and Chris Kallmyer will explore the difference between two rival pitches, 440 Hz and 432 Hz.

Conversation: Visions of India in California: Bringing South Asia to the Sunshine State
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica)
Independent scholar Edward L. Rothfarb discusses the mythology of India in California’s visual culture. This event is free. RSVP: or 310-453-9184.

Screening: Yael Bartana & Dani Gal
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
A screening in conjunction with the current exhibition Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972. Polish artist and Holocaust survivor Alina Szapocznikow often reflected on the ephemeral condition of human life in her work. This program presents the work of two contemporary filmmakers who provide context to her experiences. All Hammer public programs are free.

Discussion: Perspectives: Made with Words
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (La Jolla)
Join emerging artists Jamilah Abdul-Sabur, Nina Preisendorfer, and Brian Zimmerman in a discussion about their own practices as they relate to John Baldessari’s work, in particular his work with language. This program falls on a free Third Thursday; tour the exhibition for free from 5–7pm. This program is free for Members, UC Students and Faculty, $10 for non-members with Museum admission, and $5 for students with Museum admission.

Lecture: Bauhaus Reconsidered
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
For this lecture Niklas Maak, a critic and editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and author of Le Corbusier: The Architect on the Beach, reconsiders Bauhaus culture, viewing it as an approach rather than style, with relevance for today. This event is free but reservations are recommended.

Live Read of Reservoir Dogs
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
In conjunction with the Film Independent series at LACMA, this installment of  Jason Reitman’s Live Read features an African-American cast reading Quentin Tarantino’s Resevoir Dogs. This event is standby only. A standby line will form at 6 pm.

Los Angeles Free Music Society in Conversation
The Box (Chinatown)
For this event members of the Los Angeles Free Music Society will participate in an open platform for discussion, inquiry, and debate. LAFMS participants include Ace Farren Ford, Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, Carl Stone, and Vetza.

Dirty Looks: Female Trouble
Human Resources (Chinatown)
A selection of works that explore and explode normative roles of femininity and gender. Featuring film and video by Steven Arnold, Rick Castro, Vaginal Davis, Zackary Drucker, Matthias Müller, Narcissister, Patti Podesta, and Conrad Ventur. With Rick Castro, Zackary Drucker, and Narcissister in attendance. $8 suggested donation.

Third Thursday Film Screenings
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (Eagle Rock)
Los Angeles-based multimedia artist Alexa Gerrity will screen a selection of her video work and will curate a screening of films that have inspired her practice. With works by Jaroslav Kucera, Lucrecia Martel, Chantal Akerman, Peter Weir, Roman Polanski, and Maya Deren. This event is free.


Judy Chicago: Deflowered
Nye + Brown (Culver City)
Presenting Judy Chicago’s abstract work from the early California years, the exhibition will consist of drawings, paintings and sculpture made between 1961-1973. In addition the gallery has commissioned the artist to present a new pyrotechnics performance, The De-Flowering of Nye + Brown, which will take place at 7:30 pm on this night.

Modernism Show Preview Reception
Palm Springs Convention Center (Palm Springs)
Get a preview of the works that will be available for sale at the Modernism Show from February 18-February 20. Tickets to the reception are $75 in advance or $85 at the door. Price of admission includes valet parking, wine and hors d’ouevre, and free admission to the entire three day show. Weekend admission to the Modernism Show is $15.

Adult Drawing Class: A Challenge for Creative Expression: Stylization and Appropriation
Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena)
Join artist José Antonio Aguirre as he investigates how artists in the Museum’s collections have expressed their creative visions. In this class participants select works of art from the exhibit Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California to create a piece that is rendered as an opposite. All levels of experience are welcome. Each class is $20 ($16 for members). Online registration required.

Active Cultures: East of Western: Development of the Art Scene in Pasadena and Splendid China: Building Life with Intelligence
Pacific Asia Museum (Pasadena)
Two lectures as part of the Active Cultures series at the Pacific Asian Museum. First, artist Richard Jackson shares some of his personal experiences of the growing art scene in Pasadena in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Then, Andrew Liang, Principle of Studio 0.10, USC School of Architecture Associate Professor, and director of the Asia Architecture and Urbanism Study Abroad Program, presents a view of the environments being created in the urbanization of China. Free for members and $10 for the general public.

Los Angeles Free Music Society Performances
The Box (Chinatown)
A night of ensemble music performances by LAFMS members Points of Friction, Tim Alexander + Damian Bisciglia + Joseph Hammer, Albert Ortega, Joe & Joe, Joseph Hammer + Joe Potts, and (Wild) Don Lewis.

Critical Mass Performance Group Presents An Alcestis Project
Getty Villa (Malibu)
The latest work in progress by this experimental theater ensemble explores the ancient myth of the faithful wife who descends to the realm of the dead. Tickets $7. With shows through February 19, 2012.

Native Thinghood Art Show
The Cube (Downtown)
A group exhibition featuring young Los Angeles-based artists working in illustration, video, installation, performance, and photo-based projects. At 10:30pm KNXWLEDGE will put on a live performance followed by DJ sets by Stones Throw’s Tim Nable, Native Thinghood’s Henoch Moore, and OM’MAS KEITH of SA-RA. Minimum $3 donation at the door.

A Car Ride Is A Musical Score
Night Gallery (Downtown)
A car ride in the streets of Los Angeles by artist David Balula serves as a timeline and structure for a musical score in two acts. Presented in conjunction with François Ghebaly Gallery.


Claremont/Pomona/Riverside Focus Weekend
Various Locations
Various Times
Join Pacific Standard Time museums in Claremont, Pomona, and Riverside as they celebrate Pacific Standard Time with two days of exhibitions, special activities, and free events. Participating museums include: American Museum of Ceramic Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, Pomona College Museum of Art, and Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. Check individual museums for events and prices. Be sure to check out Alissa Walker’s Guide to Claremont, Pomona, and Riverside Pacific Standard Time Focus Weekend.

A Morning of Artist Talks Featuring Lita Albuquerque and Tim Ebner
Craig Krull Gallery & Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Santa Monica)
At 10am, join Lita Albuquerque for a walkthrough of her exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery. At 10:30pm, Tim Ebner will lead a walkthrough of his exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery. Space is limited. RSVP at 310-828-6410 or

Sugimoto Sadamitsu: Sigaraki and Iga
Frank Lloyd Gallery (Santa Monica)
An exhibition of ceramic work by Japanese master Sugimoto Sadamitsu comprised of sixteen masterworks in the Shigaraki and Iga tradition of high-fired stoneware made for the Tea Ceremony. On view through March 17, 2012.

Jorge Sarsale: Mar de Fondo
ADC Contemporary Art Gallery (Santa Monica)
An exhibition of work by Argentinian artist Jorge Sarsale. The work refers to the common destiny between Buenos Aires and Los Angeles, both territories of immigration and emigration. On view through March 25, 2012.

Cody Lusby: Building a Brick
Design Matters (Santa Monica)
A solo exhibition of new work by Cody Lusby. Design Matters challenged Lusby to create a body of work that relates to architecture and the process of building. On view through March 14, 2012.

Simone Gad
Bleicher/Golightly Gallery (Santa Monica)
This Pacific Standard Time Participating Gallery presents the work of Los Angeles based artist Simone Gad. A painter and assemblage/collage artist, Gad rose to prominence in the Los Angeles art scene in the 1970’s. On view through February 25, 2012.

Machine Project (Echo Park)
An experimental music performance by babies. Motion tracking software converts the performers’ movements into sound. This event is free.

A Tribute to Mike Kelley
MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown)
An exhibition dedicated to the work and legacy of Mike Kelley. The exhibition will encompass 23 of Kelley’s works as well as works by John Altoon, Cody Choi, Douglas Huebler, William Leavitt, Marnie Weber, and Johanna Went, donated to MOCA by Kelley. On view through April 2, 2012.

Works Sited: Aurélien Froment: Fourdrinier Machine Interlude
Los Angeles Public LIbrary (Downtown)
Fourdrinier Machine Interlude is a film consisting of one long tracking shot of a miniature Fourdrinier papermaking machine. For this exhibition, Aurélien Froment shares the paper version of the film in the form of a two-sided leporello, an accordion book, with the film’s narration transcribed to text and translated into Spanish and Japanese alongside the original English. On view through April 7, 2012.

Finds! The Unusual Object
Fellows of Contemporary Art (Downtown)
A group exhibition featuring artists who lift content from divergent sources and fuse them into different and new art objects.  With works by Anna Simson and Chris Finley, Francesca Pastine, Holly Lane, Joyce Lightbody, Jeni Spota, Juan Martin del Campo Jr., Linda Stark, Marcia Binnendyk, and Mark Babcock. On view through April 21, 2012.

Ansel Adams: Los Angeles
drkrm/gallery (Downtown)
This Pacific Standard Time Participating Gallery presents rarely seen photographs by Ansel Adams that reveal the lost landscape and lifestyle of a prewar Los Angeles. On view through March 17, 2012.

Hammer Projects: Alex Hubbard
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The debut of New York-based artist Alex Hubbard’s newest video, Eat Your Friends. Presented alongside The Border, The Ship, this exhibition will highlight Hubbard’s complex videos that capture viewers with bold colors, performative gestures, and evolving compositions. On view through May 20, 2012.

Common Places: Printing, Embroidery, and the Art of Global Mapping
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
This exhibition features three objects from LACMA’s permanent collection that transform printed works on paper into one-of-a-kind embroideries: a seventeenth-century valance, a cigarette silks quilt, and Alighiero Boetti’s Mappa. On view through May 13, 2012.

de Lab Palm Springs Modernism Week Field Trip
Palm Springs
Join de Lab for a day of events surrounding the Modernism Show. Start with a tour of the Backyard Oasis show at the Palm Springs Art Museum, with an introduction by curator Daniell Cornell. Then enjoy poolside happy hour at the brand-new Saguaro hotel. Tickets for the tour are $15 and must be purchased in advance online.

The Hilton Brothers: Selected Works from Tyrants and Lederhosen
Karl Hutter Fine Art (Beverly Hills)
This exhibition features a selection of photographs by Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg (a.k.a the Hilton Brothers). The works are included in their recently published monograph Tyrants and Lederhosen, in which the artists collaborate to create a modern take on the photo travelogue. On view through April 7, 2012.

Sanya Kantarovsky: Blue Notebook No. 10
Marc Foxx (Mid-Wilshire)
A solo exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based Russian painter Sanya Kantarovsky. Kantarovsky’s paintings combine elements of illustration and design with more programmatic strategies linked to historical abstraction. On view through March 24, 2012.

GeoVanna Gonzalez & Patrick Haemmerlein
Co-op 28 Gallery (Los Feliz)
An exhibition of works by GeoVanna Gonzalez and Patrick Haemmerlein. Gonzalez’s work illustrates the dualities of life and death, growth and decay by using open space and complexities of lines in her drawings, paintings, and books. Haemmerlein explores themes of nature vs. industry and how they coexist. His images stem from photographs that juxtapose rural scenes with urban realities. On view through March 3, 2012.

Claire Falkenstein: An Expansive Universe and Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (West Hollywood)
This Pacific Standard Time Participating Gallery presents the opening of two exhibitions. An Expansive Universe features a selection of Claire Falkenstein’s larger sculptural work and rarely-seen paintings. Now & Then presents paintings and works on paper by Ruth Weisberg, one of L.A.’s most celebrated figurative artists since her arrival in 1969. Weisberg will be in attendance at the reception. Both exhibitions on view through April 28, 2012.

Sam Falls: New Work
M+B Gallery (West Hollywood)
A two-part exhibition of painted photographs, works on paper, and sculptures by Sam Falls on view at both M+B Gallery and China Art Objects. The work in this show is involved with the artist’s interest in representing time. On view through March 31, 2012.

Tom Gregg: New Paintings, Barbara Strasen: All Manner of Things, and Matt Jacobs: New Paintings
George Billis Gallery (Culver City)
The opening of three exhibitions with recent still life paintings by Tom Gregg, works in various media by Barbara Strasen, and recent botanical paintings by Matt Jacobs. All on view through March 24, 2012.

Seven Young Los Angeles Painters I Like
George Lawson Gallery (Culver City)
An exhibition of work by seven Los Angeles-based painters in their 30s, including recent graduates of UCLA, Otis, Claremont, and Cal State Long Beach. Featured artists include Jonathan Apgar, Sarah Awad, Rema Ghuloum, Christopher Kuhn, Anne McCaddon, Jacob Melchi, and Nano Rubio. On view through March 17, 2012.

Itch Dance
Luis De Jesus Gallery (Culver City)
A performance in conjunction with the current exhibition Tilt-Shift LA: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge.

Samantha Fields: Be Careful What You Wish For: New Paintings and Works on Paper
Western Project (Culver City)
A new body of work by Los Angeles artist Samantha Fields. Fields usually begins by researching weather and landscape phenomena, taking hundreds of photographs in search of the perfect image to paint. In this most recent body of work the artist has culled from her archives of “failed” images, those where the camera did not pick up what she intended. On view through March 10, 2012.

Tam Van Tran: Adornment of Basic Space and Stanya Khan: A cave walks into a bar…
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Project (Culver City)
The opening of two exhibitions. Tam Van Tran’s solo show presents large wall works on paper as well as a group of clay sculptures and clay wall posters. Tran’s new body of work explores the language of painting. A cave walks into a bar… presents four new videos and a suite of black and white drawings by Stanya Khan. The exhibition leaves the world of the living for a subterranean world of objects and elements. Both on view through March 31, 2012.

Critters & People: and Things Of That Sort
WWA Gallery (Culver City)
An exhibition of new works in a variety of media by young Los Angeles artists Danielle Buerli, JAW Cooper, Jessica LL Dalva, Tom Haubrick, Sinae Park, and Bryce Takara. On view through March 10, 2012.

Jim Keville: Fetish Feel
L2Kontemporary (Chinatown)
An exhibition of sculpture by Jim Keville. For these works Keville drew inspiration from how he uses his hands while creating, and in doing so captured the many gestures that hands make. On view through March 24, 2012.

Judy Chicago: Los Angeles 1970’s
Jancar Gallery (Chinatown)
This exhibition will highlight the work of Judy Chicago during the 1970′s in Los Angeles. On view through March 17, 2012.

Jesse Michaels: Crime and War
Strangeways Academy (Chinatown)
An exhibition of paintings by Jesse Michaels. The exhibition takes the viewer through the process of civilization, representing humanity’s attempt to impose order upon natural forces by exploring crime and war. On view through March 18, 2012.


Screening: Pasadena Art Museum Voices
Pacific Asia Museum (Pasadena)
A screening of interviews by guest Curator Jay Belloli and the museum staff with key artists, board members, and curators associated with the Pasadena Art Museum. Interviewees include: Artists Larry Bell and Richard Jackson; Eudorah Moore, Pasadena Art Museum Board President, Curator of Design and founding member of the Art Alliance; Peggy Phelps, Pasadena Art Museum trustee and Art Alliance member; Tom Terbell, Pasadena Art Museum director, trustee and founding member of the Men’s Committee.

The Lady in Gold: Special Lecture and Book Signing
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Author Anne-Marie O’Connor speaks in conjunction with the publication of her new book, The Lady in Gold, a suspenseful story of the battle to recover a famous painting created in turn-of-the-century Vienna and stolen by the Nazis during World War II. This event is free but tickets are required. Tickets are available at 323-857-6010 or online.

Part 2 Artist Conversation with Helene Winer
Pomona College Museum of Art (Pomona)
In conjunction with Part 2: Helene Winer at Pomona, this conversation features John Baldessari, William Leavitt, and Allen Ruppersberg discussing the cutting edge curatorial programs that Helene Winer presented at Pomona College.

Hotel Lautner Open House
Hotel Lautner (Palm Springs)
Join the owners and members of The John Lautner Foundation board of directors at the newly-renovated Hotel Lautner, formerly known as the Desert Hot Springs Motel. On the tour, you’ll learn about the property history and renovation along with information about the John Lautner Foundation. Choose to include dinner after the tour. Tickets are $25-$80 and can be purchased online. All proceeds benefit the John Lautner Foundation.

Tricky Poses and Taxing Conditions: Performance and Media
Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian (Hollywood)
As part of Los Angeles Filmforum’s Pacific Standard Time “Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945 to 1980,” this program raises questions about the nature and purpose of performance, and also looks at how the camera, filmmaker, and projectionist perform their roles. $10, $6 for students/seniors, or free for Filmforum members. Tickets are available online.

Moveable Feasts: Andrea Bowers
Soho House (West Hollywood)
LAND’s intimate dinner series Moveable Feasts presents opportunities to engage with invited artists while partaking in selected menus from the city’s top chefs and restaurants. The second Moveable Feast honors Andrea Bowers, a Los Angeles-based multi-media artist and activist whose work makes political statements. The cost for the evening is $200 per person, which includes a three-course dinner with wine. Half of the ticket cost goes directly to support LAND’s programming and is fully tax-deductible. RSVP by February 17 to Space is limited.


Target Free Holiday Mondays: President’s Day
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Visit LACMA for free admission on this day. Check out the exhibition California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way to see California’s unique style. Live music by Rhythm Child will be featured on the plaza at 12:30pm and 2:45pm.  Please note that free admission does not include the specially ticketed exhibition In Wonderland.


Care and Identification of Photographs Workshop
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (Pasadena)
This 4-day workshop is an introduction to the history, identification, and preservation of photographic materials. The workshop will run February 21-24 and is priced at $645-$870 depending on the package. Tickets are available online.

Being Validated by Gallery Owners & Collectors
California African American Museum (Downtown)
A discussion about how African American artists have been viewed by critics and collectors, and how the market place is progressing for African American artists and culturally-specific art. Participants will include Charlotte Sherman, Angela Witherspoon, Robert Holmes, Eric Hanks, Alden Kimbrough, and others. This event is free.

From Exile to Home: Los Angeles Literary Life 1945 to 1980
Los Angeles Public Library (Downtown)
For this Pacific Standard Time event, join literary nonfiction author Lawrence Weschler in conversation with Los Angeles Times Book Critic David Ulin as they discuss how the literature of Los Angeles has shifted from a literature of exile to one of place in the years since World War II. This event is free.

Community Printmaking Sessions with Holly Jerger
Craft and Folk Art Museum (Miracle Mile)
Whether you are a novice or expert printer, join other like-minded adults for printmaking sessions that offer space, basic supplies, and casual instruction. Materials for various relief printing processes, collograph, and monotype are on hand. A small etching press and letterpress are also available for use. Tuesdays through April 17, 2012. RSVP to 323-937-4230 x28 or

Lecture: Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Glenn Adamson, deputy head of research and head of graduate studies at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum discusses the V + A’s exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990, the first in-depth survey of the subject. $20 general admission; $15 LACMA members; free for DADC members and students with ID. Tickets: 323 857-6528 or


Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945-1975
The Grammy Museum (Downtown)
This Pacific Standard Time exhibition explores thirty years of the pop music scene in Los Angeles and its related culture, politics, and popular art. The exhibit features iconic images, ephemera, music, and filmed interviews with key figures in the scene. On view through June 3, 2012.

Artist Talk: Harrell Fletcher and The Emergence of Art and Social Practice
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
An artist talk with Hammer Public Engagement artist Harrell Fletcher. Fletcher has worked on a variety of socially engaged, interdisciplinary projects for over a decade. His current project with collaborator Adam Moser will document a year at the Hammer in the vernacular of a high school yearbook. Until the end of March, when visitors come to the museum they may have their portraits taken at the Front Desk to be included in the Yearbook. Visitor photos will be posted on All Hammer public programs are free.

Roundtable Discussion moderated by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp with John Mason, Billy Al Bengston, and John Baldessari
Scripps College at Writers Boot Camp (Santa Monica)
A Pacific Standard Time roundtable discussion on the theme of unexpected connections and intersections in the LA art scene with moderator Hunter Drohojowska-Philp featuring artists John Baldessari, Billy Al Bengston, and John Mason. Located at the Writers Boot Camp at Bergamot Station. RSVP at 909-607-3397 or


Lita Albuquerque, 287 Steps Installation at Craig Krull Gallery, 2012


Posted on: August 8th, 2012

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


Richard Neutra VDL Research House (Silverlake)
Opening day for an installation by French artist Xavier Veilhan. Architectones features abstract and figurative sculptures placed throughout the property of the Richard Neutra VDL Research House. The pieces focus on the personal and professional history of Neutra and the ongoing life of his studio and residence. On Friday, August 10 at 7pm, a panel discussion will be held with speakers Xavier Veilhan, Neutra scholar Barbara Lamprecht, art critic Jan Tumlir, and Dr. Raymond Neutra, son of the architect; the discussion will be moderated by exhibition curator Francois Perrin. Suggested donation is $10. On view through September 15, 2012.

“Giant Leaps For Mankind” and the Future of the Past
Machine Project (Echo Park)
This free talk by art history and archeology professor Justin St. P. Walsh explores how humanity’s expanding reach off the planet and into the universe can be integrated into our sense of history. The conversation to also touch on the obstacles to achieving this goal.

MOCA (Downtown)
This collaborative performance by LA Dance Project and ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied will feature Millepied dancing with ballerina Amanda Wells to a soundtrack that will include narration by Mark Bradford, in the in the galleries at MOCA Grand Avenue where The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol is now on view. This free performance will last approximately 30 minutes.

Drinking Beer With Strangers
The York (Highland Park)
Presented by Culture Reference, this event features an artists’s salon style drawing event and exhibition. Participating artists include Mr. and Mrs. Hahn, Violet Hopkins, Agnes Huzjak, Sarana Mehra, Jill Newman, Christopher Reynolds, Brett Cody Rogers, Hans-Peter Thomas aka Bara, and Bari Ziperstein. The public is invited to participate, and material will be provided. Israel Vines to play a DJ set.

New Original Works Festival 2012
REDCAT (Downtown)
The final week of this three-week festival featuring nine new original works by Los Angeles dance, theater, music and multimedia performing artists. Week three features Emily Mast, Melanie Rios Glaser, and Heather Woodbury. Tickets cost $18 and are available online.

Africa Speaks, America Answers
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
This conversation between UCLA historian Robin D. G. Kelley and KCRW DJ Tom Schnabel will focus on the musical discourse that occurred in the  late 1950s and early 1960s when African and American musicians began influencing each other via jazz and swing music. Kelley will sign copies of his new book Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times after the discussion.

r&being in the 21st century
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
This free event features an evening of sound collages by Steve De Grood. The event is presented in conjunction with BCF: The Club House, which brings together various curatorial teams within a pop-up format to organize a cross disciplinary exhibit featuring architecture, art, graphic design, print, film, music, literary arts and special events all focused around the idea of maximum change.


Lion Attacking a Horse
Getty Villa (Pacific Palisades)
Opening day of an exhibition featuring the ancient sculpture Lion Attacking a Horse. The work is on loan from the Capitoline Museums in Rome, where it has not been on public view since 1925. Lion Attacking a Horse will be the centerpiece of an installation that traces its history from antiquity to the modern era and showcases recent conservation work. On view through February 4, 2013.

Vera Mulyani and Dave Zarick
HaleArts Space (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by photographer Vera Mulyani and painter Dave Zarick. Mulyani’s works feature images of architecture and Zarick’s paintings depict color fields. On view through August 22, 2012.

Lori Pond: Self
Artist’s Corner (Hollywood)
Opening reception a solo show by photographer Lori Pond. Self features a series of Pond’s nude self-portraits inspired by the end of her marriage. On view through September 9, 2012.


Alia Syed: Eating Grass
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Opening day of an installation featuring Alia Syed’s film Eating Grass. Filmed in Karachi, Lahore, and London, Eating Grass comprises five narratives representing different emotional states experienced in relation to the Muslim tradition of the five daily prayers. Tickets to the screening are free. A conversation with the filmmaker takes place on September 29, 2012. On view through July 28, 2013.

Slanguage Teen Arts Council Teen Arts Summit
LA><ART (Culver City)
This day-long symposium event is a summit for members of Slanguage’s Teen Arts Council and other LA-based teen arts leaders. The event features members of the local teen arts community sharing ideas and experiences, discussing the challenges of organizing youth arts programs, and forming networks for potential future collaborations.

Food and Food Systems in the 21st Century
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
Presented by TEDx, this day long event will explore local and global scale decisions regarding food and food production which will have profound impact on our planet in the coming years. Featured speakers include Future Cities Lab’s Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, biologist John Marshall, Tara Kolla of Silver Lake Farms, and attorney, rancher, and author Nicolette Hahn Niman. Admission is $60 and include museum gallery access, lunch, and a post-event reception. Tickets are available online.

Songs on Conceptual Art
MOCA (Downtown)
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Songs on Conceptual Art, a one-day concert and accompanying album by a collection of musicians and artists inspired by John Baldessari’s video of the artist singing Sol LeWitt’s text Sentences on Conceptual Art. The lineup for this free event includes the LA Ladies Choir, Brendan Fowler, and ongoing DJ sets by Art Husband & Crazy Band.

Becky Kolsrud: Road to Rondo
Tif’s Desk at Thomas Solomon Gallery (Chinatown)
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Becky Kolsrud. Road to Rondo features new paintings and is the final exhibition in the gallery this summer. On view through August 18, 2012.

Discussion: Lisa Little and Emily White
Pasadena Museum of California Art (Pasadena)
This free event, part of the Museum’s Insight Artist Talk series, features Project Room artists Lisa Little and Emily White of Layer in a conversation with Frances Anderton of KCRW’s DnA. The discussion will focus on their LAYER, Little and White’s current sculptural installation on the facade of PMCA.

Wet Paint 4
Steve Turner Contemporary (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for Wet Paint 4, an exhibition featuring recent works by Tim Brown, Parker Ito, Kour Pour, Sarah Rara, and Kim Ye. The show features video, performance, sculpture, installation, and painting. This is the fourth annual presentation of Wet Paint, which highlights emerging artists in Los Angeles. An artist talk will be held on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:30pm. On view through August 25, 2012.

Miss Van: Wild at Heart
Copro Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for a solo show by painter and graffiti artist Miss Van. Wild at Heart features a series of paintings and drawings on paper and wood that combine images of women and cats. On view through September 1, 2012.

Carmichael Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception of a group show featuring works by Emol, Stinkfish, and Zio Ziegler. The works of all three artists are inspired by urban streets and cityscapes and often rooted in graffiti. On view through September 1, 2012.

Brandi Milne: Before I Hide Away
Corey Helford Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for a solo show by Southern California-based artist Brandi Milne. The 14 paintings in Before I Hide Away explore the themes of love and loss. On view through September 5, 2012.

George Lawson Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works on paper by artists including Lorene Anderson, Judith Belzer, Sara Bright, Richmond Burton, David Eddington, Roger Herman, Tama Hochbaum, Linda Jacobson, and Masaru Kurose. Pieces include woodblocks and illustrations. On view through September 1st, 2012.

Faux Toes
Trunk Gallery (Venice)
Opening reception for a group exhibition of black and white photographic works by artists including Rachel Bujalski, Mark Daybell, Hayley Fisk, Trish Herremans, and Sal Moreyra. Photographic styles include documentary, narrative, portrait, conceptual, landscape, experimental, and installation. On view through September 22, 2012.

Summer Festival at The Huntington
Huntington Museum (San Marino)
The Huntington celebrates of the centenary of Julia Child with an evening of French food and music. This event includes a performance by the award-winning Southwest Chamber Music that will feature works by composers including Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. The Gallery is open to concert goers before the concert and during intermission. Tickets are $28-$45 and available online.


Chris Burden: Small Skyscraper
One Colorado Courtyard (Pasadena)
Opening day of a temporary, large-scale, outdoor sculpture by artist Chris Burden. Small Skyscraper represents a quasi-legal structure that exploits a loophole (since closed) in the Los Angeles County building codes that allowed small out buildings to be built without a permit if they stayed within 400 square feet and under 35 feet high. Small Skyscraper is supported by One Colorado. On view through November 11, 2012.

The Inaugural Sober & Lonely Synchronized Running Club Run
Machine Project (Echo Park)
This run, presented by Machine Project and the Sober and Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art, begins at dawn on Sunday morning and is timed to coincide with the end of the Olympic marathon in London. The route is a 3.45 miles loop along Marathon Street in Echo Park and Silver Lake. Email with the subject line “This hill is actually more steep than I thought it was” to RSVP.

We Are Talking Pyramids
Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park (Westlake)
This afternoon event at MacArthur Park will feature art including sculptural installations, video, live music, and performances by local artists and students from Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA). We Are talking Pyramids is the culmination of a five-month long public art project led by Los Angeles artists Pearl C. Hsiung and Anna Sew Hoy. The event is supported by the Rauschenberg Foundation.

Daily Perplexities
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Daily Perplexities is a performance piece featuring artist Nzuji De Magalhaes. The work includes four hand-painted pianos played simultaneously by pianists performing a score inspired by the lives of children. This free event is presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012.

Perfumed Nightmare
Machine Project (Echo Park)
This installment of Machine Projects’ “Machine Interns screen films they like series” features a free screening of Perfumed Nightmare. The film by Kidlat Tahimik documents a young Filipino’s experience with the presence of American colonialism in the Philippines and abroad.


Chamberlain, Gursky, Hirst, Kusama, Prince
Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
This group show features works by artists John Chamberlain, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Yayoi Kusama, and Richard Prince. On view through September 6, 2012.


Literary readings curated by Margaret Wappler
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
BCF: The Club House brings together various curatorial teams within a pop-up format to organize a cross disciplinary exhibit featuring architecture, art, graphic design, print, film, music, literary arts and special events all focused around the idea of maximum change. This installment of the series features readings curated by Margaret Wappler.
Adam Gordon: The Light Will Shine and Sam Anderson: Dream Chasers Never Sleep
Night Gallery (Lincoln Heights)
Opening reception for two shows. The Light Will Shine features works by artist Adam Gordon. Sam Anderson’s Dream Chasers Never Sleep is a video piece featuring a monologue by the helicopter from the 1980′s television show ‘Riptide’. Both shows on view through August 30.


Artists Anonymous Group Meeting #3
LA><ART (Culver City)
Organized and moderated by Slanguage, this discussion forum provides a space for creative professionals to discuss a variety of the personal and professional issues facing contemporary artists. This forum is open to artists only. Required RSVP at

Wet Paint 4 Artist Talks
Steve Turner Contemporary (Miracle Mile)
An artist talk held in conjunction with the exhibition Wet Paint 4 at Steve Turner Contemporary. Wet Paint 4 is an exhibition featuring recent work by Tim Brown, Parker Ito, Kour Pour, Sarah Rara, and Kim Ye. A range of media will be exhibited including video, performance, sculpture, installation and painting. 

YAYOI KUSAMA, WHITE-DOTS, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, courtesy of Gagosian Gallery


Posted on: March 1st, 2012

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Sarah Paul Ocampo: Happy Foot, Sad Foot
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (Santa Barbara)
Written and performed by musician and performer Sarah Paul Ocampo, Happy Foot, Sad Foot fuses theater, music, and film with observational snippets of commuters and stops gleaned from Los Angeles bus routes. Pre-performance happy hour starts at 6:30pm. This event is free.

Transactivation: Revealing Queer Histories in the Archive
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives (Downtown)
In conjunction with the exhibition Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, artists Heather Cassils, Zackary Drucker, Wu Tsang, and Chris Vargas will present a series of live performances and video projects inspired by the collections at ONE Archives. The performance will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dean Spade, assistant professor at the Seattle University School of Law.

Perpetual Conceptual Programs: James Lee Byars, Dorothy Iannone, Jim Melchert, and James Storey
8126 – 8132 Santa Monica Boulevard (West Hollywood)
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) and Corazon del Sol present three new installations and a performance as part of Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler: James Lee Byars’ Artist Concentration; Dorothy Iannone’s Artist Concentration; and James Storey’s Sand Piece. There will also be a performance of Jim Melchert’s Regent Street, which wiill begin at 7:30pm, and a participatory reading for James Lee Byars’ This is the Ghost of James Lee Byars Calling will happen throughout the night.

CamLab: Two in the Bush
MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown)
For the last installation, CamLab will use money as material in a large-scale hands-on group exchange. Longtime “economicalists,” members of CamLab will facilitate the creation of a pop-up micro-economy. Visitors can participate or observe. This event is free and no reservations are required.

Panel Discussion: American Muslim and Jewish Identity in Art
Koplin Del Rio Gallery (Culver City)
What does it mean to examine American identity through the lens of a religious minority? The work of Sandow Birk, artist of the American Qur’an and Will Deutsch, Jewish artist and Six Points fellow, will provide the backdrop for panelists to explore universal truths expressed through particularist themes. RSVP to 310-836-9055 or

Michael Hussar Book Release
Equator (Pasadena)
Over 10 years in the making, Michael Hussar’s first book White: A Decade will be released. Books will be available for sale, and Hussar will be in attendance to sign copies, creating the opportunity to acquire an autographed volume weeks before the title becomes available in stores. Original Hussar art will also be on display. Admission is free.


“Proof” Night: Exploring the Rise of Printmaking in Southern California
Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena)
Take a closer look at the exhibition Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California before it closes on April 2, 2012. The evening includes Associate Curator Leah Lehmbeck’s introduction to the development of the exhibition, gallery educators leading 25-minute discussions revolving around printmaking techniques, and art-making activities in which both children and adult visitors are able to create original works of art. A full list of events is available online.

Samantha Roth: Dwayne Wayned
Workspace (Pasadena)
An exhibition of new work by Samantha Roth where the artist presents ideas that reference formal visual solutions mined from the everyday, matched with explorations of language and its’ peculiarities and structures. Roth’s work is influenced by art history, materiality, domestic processes and objects, as well as simple display methods.

Ellsworth Kelly Selects: Playtime
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Ellsworth Kelly’s six-year sojourn to Paris on the G.I. Bill, from 1948 to 1954, constituted his most formative period. The three films in this program, selected by Kelly, show his debt to a Parisian avant-garde sensibility and reflect his skeptical, unsentimental eye. The first film being screened is Jacques Tati’s modernist Playtime. The film will be screened in 70mm.


Contemplative Art Viewing
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Mindfulness educator Mitra Manesh will lead a 75-minute mindful art-viewing experience of the Armand Hammer Collection. This contemplative session is designed to deepen the art exploration experience by focusing on the suspension of judgment and creating an opportunity for art, artist, and self to be considered anew. All Hammer public programs are free.

Art as Appetizer
Pasadena Museum of California Art (Pasadena)
The PMCA will host Border Grill, Casablanca Truck, Flat Iron Truck, Gourmet Genie, and GO CHEW food trucks as part of the Art as an Appetizer program for Pacific Standard Time creating dishes inspired by L.A. RAW. Enjoy a day of art and food.

From NOthing to SOMEthing: Assemblage, Collage, Sculpture
Tobey C. Moss Gallery (Mid-Wilshire)
The opening for this Pacific Standard Time Participating Gallery exhibition about detritus used in a new way. Artists include Betye Saar, George Herms, Jules Engel, Peter Shire, and more.

Jerry McMillan: The Artist’s Image and Dennis Hopper: The Fort Worth 400
Craig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica)
The opening for two exhibitions at this Pacific Standard Time Participating Gallery. The Artist’s Image will focus on one aspect of Jerry McMillan’s artistic practice, his photographic portraiture of artists. Concurrently, the gallery will present an exhibition of photographs from the 1960s by Dennis Hopper. The Fort Worth 400 consists of the original and intact collection of over four hundred vintage 6×9″ photographs that were included in Hopper’s 1970 exhibition organized by Henry T. Hopkins for the Fort Worth Art Center Museum.

California Realism
Leslie Sacks Contemporary (Santa Monica)
An exhibition featuring works by Robert Bechtle, Christopher Brown, John Register, and Wayne Thiebaud. The California Realists were classically trained draftsmen who looked towards the larger movement of American Realism of the 1920s and 30s, including the work of Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, Grant Wood, and Andrew Wyeth.

DeLoss McGraw: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Couturier Gallery (West Hollywood)
Painter, poet, and illustrator DeLoss McGraw presents new works on paper inspired by the purity of imagination and jubilation found in music. Also on display is a collection of one-of-a-kind painted books by McGraw. An artist lecture will take place at the gallery March 4 from 5-8pm. On view through April 14, 2012.

Delia Brown: Last Exit: Punta Junta
Martha Otero Gallery (West Hollywood)
A solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles based painter Delia Brown. In the show, Brown continues her ongoing Guerilla Lounging project, where private lodgings of the upper class are borrowed for several hours in which to party and ‘play house’ with friends from more modest economic spheres. Brown satirizes the act of leisure, while simultaneously indulging in it to gross proportions. View a commercial for the exhibition here.

Holly Coulis
Cherry and Martin (Culver City)
A collection of new paintings of large scale still-lifes and landscapes by Holly Coulis. She uses traditional genres as a framework for a complex exploration of the language of painting. On view through April 28, 2012.

Chris Engman, Cody Trepte, Samantha Roth, and John Houck: Dualities, Omissions, Loops, and Ruptures
Luis de Jesus Gallery (Culver City)
This group exhibition featuring four Los Angeles-based artists that use differing media in order to explore ideas that play with paradox related to constructed realities and notions of psychological and emotional dualities. On view through April 7, 2012.

David Hendren: In The Shade
THE COMPANY (Chinatown)
A new series of paintings from Los Angeles based David Hendren. Adopting the notions of painting-as-subject and a one-to-one relationship between the viewer and the material, Hendren uses his artistic lineage to establish a familiar initial read for the work.

Andrew Lewicki: Fabricatio Desiderii
Charlie James Gallery (Chinatown)
Investigating objects of monetary vs. societal value, Andrew Lewicki’s newest work plays with the artificial construction and destruction of an object’s perceived worth. This will be the inaugural exhibition in the new Chinatown location of Charlie James Gallery. On view through April 14, 2012.

Affective Turns?
Pepin Moore Gallery (Chinatown)
A group exhibition organized by Phil Chang featuring works by Walead Beshty, Justin Cole, Shannon Ebner, Owen Kydd, Sharon Lockhart, Arthur Ou, Alexis Smith, Yanai Toister, Erica Vogt, Jeff Wall, and Erlea Maneros Zabala. On view through April 7, 2012.

My Barbarian Performance
Human Resources (Chinatown)
Human Resources presents My Barbarian’s Broke People’s Baroque Peoples’ Theater, a residency in the form of a gallery installation that includes new videos, sculptures, and a performance environment. This event will feature a performance by My Barbarian.

Archival Jello: A Club Called Rhonda Retrospective 2008 – 2012
Pop tART Gallery (Koreatown)
A Club Called Rhonda is a Los Angeles based club night that has become a haven for self-expression amongst revelers of dance music. In only 4 short years the club has  helped to garner attention for the burgeoning Los Angeles underground dance music scene. This is an exhibition of the imagery of the club including pop culture inspired graphic design by lead graphic artist Trevor Tarczynski alongside art directors/club promoters Loren Granic and Gregory Alexander, stills from Rhonda photographer’s Meredith Jenks and Michael Mendoza, and video installations from Rhonda’s ambiance technician Ryan Granic.

A Fear of Paranoia: A Brief Video Program
Various Small Fires (Venice)
A selection of video work that deal with the fact that “Paranioa is something to be feared.” Curated by Amanda Hunt, this program features videos by Sanya Kantarovsky, Georgo Kontos, Eder Santos, and Yemenwed.

Corey Fogel: Spun-Off Music
Machine Project (Echo Park)
Join Machine Project as they say a near-farewell to the beloved and transformative Storefront Plaza by Nate Page, which has been up and running since October. For the occasion, Corey Fogel has written a site-specific piece of music, dealing uniquely with the resulting acoustical and spatial properties of the Machine Project gallery and the imposed structure of the Storefront Plaza installation. This music experiments with instrument pairs, co-dependent musical relationships, sound potentiality, location, silence, and conduction. An ensembles of fourteen musicians will be divided in half by the Machine storefront window, unable to hear the opposing group. The event is free, and tickets may be reserved online.


Family Flicks: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
This children’s classic comes to life in this rare live-action British film adaptation. Performances by talents including Peter Sellers and Dudley Moore, inventive production design and costumes, and original songs grace this production, which presents Alice’s adventures of self-discovery in a strange and wonderful world.

Libros Schmibros Book Club
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Libros Schmibros is back at the Hammer with a monthly book club led by co-directors David Kipen and Colleen Jaurretche. The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem, coincides with the author’s visit on March 13.

John M. White: Recent Works
Offramp Gallery (Pasadena)
An exhibition of paintings and drawings by John M. White. Throughout his career, White has focused on three major areas of work: performance art, installations, and drawing and painting. On view through April 15, 2012.

Discussion on Richard Bunkall
Pasadena Museum of California Art (Pasadena)
Curator Peter Frank and artists Kenton Nelson and Ray Turner will discuss the life and art of Richard Bunkall, followed by a book launch and a wine and cheese gathering.

Song X
Balconi Coffee Company (West L.A.)
A group show of artists’ interpretations of a piece of music that sticks in one’s mind so that one seems to hear it, even when it is not being played. This condition is also known as musical imagery repetition and involuntary musical imagery. Reinterpretated as single cut EPs artists were asked to create their custom 7 x 7 inch artworks based on their song choice. The opening reception features a special performance by Shin Kawasaki who will attempt to sing and play the tune choices.

Andrew Uchin & Bettina Hubby: A to B and Back Again
Paperchase (West Hollywood)
A reception featuring a selection of works by artists Andrew Uchin and Bettina Hubby. Both of the artists are known for using words and books in their art.

Material Concerns
Egyptian Theater (Hollywood)
Los Angeles Filmforum continues its Pacific Standard Time film screening series Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 with this program that focuses on the materials and procures of film-making. Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members. Advance tickets available online.


Cal Arts (Valencia)
Based on the ancient Greek tragedy Hekabe by Euripedes, Motherload is a 30-hour durational performance, enacted by 16 performers and manifested from a 160-page adapted text. The play comprises nine scenes that take six hours to perform. Motherload is to be performed five days in a row, with all nine scenes done each day. The total duration of the performance, then, is 30 hours over the course of five days. Performances will take place Monday-Friday from 12-6pm with a reception on Thursday, March 8 from 8-10pm.

Rabbits, Bugs, and Trumpets: A Visit to a Few Verbal Wonderlands
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Poetry often inspired the artists whose work is featured in the special exhibition In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, and they often wrote poetry as part of their creative processes. Author Aimee Bender currently teaches creative writing at USC and has taught courses in surrealist writing. She reads her own work as well as a short story by Leonora Carrington, whose art is featured in the exhibition.

Peter Eisenman Lecture
Peter Eisenman is an internationally recognized architect and educator whose award-winning large-scale housing and urban design projects, innovative facilities for educational institutions, and series of inventive private houses attest to a career of excellence in design. There will be an introduction by Eric Owen Moss.


Super Tuesday Party
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Celebrate 2012 presidential politics at the Hammer Museum. Watch the ten state Super Tuesday Primary elections roll in on giant screens. There will be a cash bar and door prizes for those in red, white, and blue attire.

Jeffery Kipnis Lecture: Who is Moss?
Architectural theorist Jeffrey Kipnis, professor of architectural design and theory at the Ohio State Knowlton School of Architecture, has been working on a close reading of SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss’ restory with his students at OSU. They will present their conclusions to the SCI-Arc community. There will be an introduction by Thom Mayne.


Lecture: Yvonne Rainer
CSU Long Beach (Long Beach)
Visiting Artist Lecture Series hosts Yvonne Rainer, whose work broke ground in dance and film as a founding member of the Judson Dance Theatre and as a filmmaker. Rainer will discuss her practice and take questions from the audience. This event is free and open to the public.

Fast Forward: Los Angeles on the Verge
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
This event is part of Big City Forum’s Mapping LA, a series of four discursive events that will feature speakers from a similar creative practice. This panel explores new directions for urban planning and architecture with Los Angeles-based architects, theorists, and planners.

Candor: In honor of Mike Kelley
Long Beach City College Art Gallery (Long Beach)
This exhibit is another homage to Mike Kelley, his  contributions  and influence,
through presentation of work by a small group of his former students, whom have also become very accomplished and prominent. Artists include Lisa Anne Auerbach, Sharon Lockhart, Stephanie Taylor, Charlie White, and more.


Object Opera (Rehearsal: Dance of the Sailors and Witches at the Fall of Carthage) by My Barbarian at Human Resources, 2012


Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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TedxSanta Monica: Art
William Turner Gallery (Santa Monica)
TEDxSantaMonica presents a salon-style event exploring how Santa Monica residemts are transforming the community and inspiring others through art. The event features a talk by Los Angeles-based art historian, curator, and consultant Dr Charlotte Eyerman, a discussion with photographer Brian McCarty, and a lecture on Pompeii by curator Ken Lapatin in addition to live piano music, cocktails, and appetizers. Tickets are $25 and available online.

Yann Marussich: Bleu Remix
LACE (Hollywood)
This performance piece by Yann Marussich features the artist covering himself in blue liquid that oozes through the layers of his skin. Marussich’s performance will be accompanied by a live soundtrack by artists David Schaferand and Dominick Fernow. Bleu Remix is presented in partnership with Santa Ana’s Grand Central Art Center. Ticket are $10 and available online.

Telepathic Double Feature
Machine Project (Echo Park)
Machine Project presents an appointment-based telepathic drawing session between your pet and Lauren von Gogh, a founding member of the Sober & Lonely Institute of Contemporary Art. Based on the scientific investigations of Karl Krall in the early 1900s, von Gogh will be channeling the unspoken thoughts of pets into watercolor abstractions. To participate, send an email to 15 minute sessions will be available between 4-7pm.


Janet & Janet Shop
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd (Miracle Mile)
In conjunction with the current exhibition presented at See Line Gallery, MoTA (Museum of
Temporary Art), curator Janet Levy assembles Janet & Janet Shop. This show pays homage to MoTA founder Janet Schmuckal and the Museum of Temporary Art that existed in 1974 – 1982 in Washington D.C. Janet & Janet includes works on paper, prints, performance, sculpture, and installation by artists including Nathan Bell, Jesse Benson, Scott Benzel, and Michael Coleman. On view through August 26, 2012.

Essi Zimm and Krista Jiannacopoulos
haleARTS Space (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for two shows. Essi Zimm’s surrealist paintings feature a series of human/animal hybrids. Krista Jiannacolouos’ paintings depicts a series of color fields. Both shows on view through September 5, 2012.

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
The third and final installation of the PLAY MOCA performances series features music by Cults and Lord Huron, a DJ set by Victoria Bergsman of Taken by Trees, and visuals by Emmett Malloy. This free event is sold-out, email for your chance to win tickets.

Kenneth Tam: Two and a Half Hands and Max Maslansky: Painting
Pauline (Mt. Washington)
Opening reception for two shows. Kenneth Tam’s Two and a Half Hands will feature a series of photographs. Max Maslansky’s Painting will feature a series of works by the Los Angeles-based artist. Both shows on view through September 9, 2012.

MIA: Endless Plain
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
Presented by the MIA screening series, Endless Plain features a series of short films by seventeen artists from the United States, Latin America, and Europe. The collection explores the varied aspects of the American experience, from water to corporate imperialism, migration and rural poverty, biker culture, and more. Featured artists include Dawn Nye,  Aaron Oldenburg, Kelly Oliver, and Laura Paul.

The Props
Public Fiction (Highland Park)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Alex Israel, Owen Kydd, Meghann McCrory & Ali Prosch, Daniel Small, and Sarah Rara. The Props present a series of objects and images whose function is to mislead. On view through September 14, 2012.

Electronic Voices
Machine Project (Echo Park)
The Sonovox, the Vocoder, dynamic loudspeakers, condenser microphones, the Talk Box, cell phones, and Autotune are inventions that defined and amplified new human existences and social movements above the din of modernity. Composer, sound designer and multi-media artist Justin Asher will give a lecture and demonstrate these devices, vocally filtering them through the stories, art and emotions of WWII, the afro-futurists, post-war technocratic socialists, baby boomer consumerists, and millennials. This event is free.


Slangfest 2
LA><ART (Culver City)
The second annual Slangfest is a daylong festival of art workshops, music, and performances. The family-friendly event features a lineup including break-dancing and live bands. At noon, Scott Benzel and Mark Hagen will fit a wrecked car with a custom pyramidal bass cabinet and play a mix of of sampled music and live composition as a tribute to Mike Kelley.

Goodnight Hollywood Boulevard Music and Craft Festival
Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue (Hollywood)
Presented in conjunction with the craft and clothing market the Hester Street Fair, this free music event will features a day’s worth of performances from bands including Peaking Lights, Part Time, Regal Degal, Beachwood Sparks and DJ sets by Dublabs’ Turquoise Wisdom. Goodnight Hollywood will also feature food, shopping, and more.

sound. at the Schindler House: Tape Music
The Schindler House (West Hollywood)
Co-presented by the MAK Center and SASSAS, sound. at the Schindler House: Tape Music is a concert of music composed for reel-to-reel tape. The architecture of the Schindler House creates multiple areas in which the historic sound form is revisited via works by artists including John Wiese, MIke Kelley, and Jim Shaw. Performances by William Basinski at 5pm and 7pm. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Susie Loucks
Bleicher Project Space  (Mid-City West)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by photographer Susie Loucks. The show features a series of images of coastal birds frozen in flight, contrasting movement against still backgrounds and emphasizing the anatomy and mechanics of a bird in mid-flight. On view through September 8, 2012.

Shepard Fairey: Americana
Perry Rubenstein Gallery (Hollywood)
Opening reception for a collection of eleven new prints by artist Shepard Fairey created in collaboration with Neil Young. The works are based on Americana, Young’s most recent album with Crazy Horse.

Muse ‘til Midnight
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
The 16th installment of LACMA’s annual Muse ‘til Midnight features after-hours access to the museum’s modern and contemporary galleries, music by indie rock group Geographer and DJ collective Dublab, and a “silent” listening experience produced by Silent Frisco. Ticket are $40; available online; and include admission, parking, and two drinks.

Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled
Vincent Price Art Museum (Monterey Park)
Opening reception for a collection featuring works by artist Carlos Alamaraz. A Life Recalled is a chronological look at the life of Alamaraz, from his childhood in East LA to  his awakening to the Chicano Movement and his participation in Los Four collective. On view through December 8, 2012.


KChung Summer Bash
1526 Fishburn Ave. (Lincoln Park)
Presented by KChung Radio, this party features musical performances by Pangea, Crazy Band, Corey Fogel, Gun Outfit, Keychains, Lucky Dragons and DJ sets by Love Foxxx and DJ Hollywood Nites. All proceeds from this event benefit KChung radio. Waterworks by Guru Rugu, Miggie Wong, and the KCHUNG DWP. There will also be a raffle. Admission is $7.

Center for the Arts (Eagle Rock)
Presented by SASSAS, this SoundShoppe session features a reel-to-reel tape workshop with guest Joseph Hammer. This free event is part of SASSAS’ monthly series of sound workshops and jams for experimental musicians and sound artists. Attendees must provide their own audio equipment.


Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption: The Village
Cinefamily (Fairfax)
This event, presented in conjunction with the Everything Is Festival, features comedian Doug Benson his friends (who, in the past, have included everyone from Brian Posehn to Sarah Silverman and Zack Galifianakis) sit onstage watching a movie and say everything thing pops into their heads. For this special Everything Is Festival 2012 show, Benson takes on M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village. Tickets are $14 and available online.


Performance: Mash Up: Collage from 1930 to the Present
L&M Arts (Venice)
L&M closes its current show, Mash Up: Collage from 1930 to the Present, with Joseph Hammer and Brian Walsh performing a sonic event throughout the interior and exterior space of the gallery. Orchestrated by Daniel Rothman, this show features Walsh combining nature and culture with sound samples of local wildlife as transcribed by Rothman.


Me Me Time with Marco Rios
Pop Hop Books and Print (Eagle Rock)
Me Me Time, a collaborative project by Hazel Mandujano and Marco Rios, is a free lecture series where artists disclose their life-altering influences. The first in the series, Melancholic Intoxicating Demons, will feature a talk by Rios.

Wall to Wall
Milk Studios (Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring multimedia art pieces by a variety of multidisciplinary artists. Wall to Wall focuses on the concept of fusion and features music and an interactive digital gallery. The event will feature a panel discussion, performances and cocktails.

Still from The best way of increasing one’s desire is to try and limit them by Kenneth Tam courtesy of the artist and Pauline


Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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Food Fare 2012
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Santa Monica)
10:30am – 2pm, 6:30-9:30pm
The Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Guild presents Food Fare 2012. The event honors Suzanne Goin, chef and owner of A.O.C., Lucques & Tavern as Chef of the Year, and admission includes sample offerings from over 150 of Los Angeles’ finest chefs, restaurants, food trucks, caterers, wineries, florists and vendors. Tickets, $175 for the day session and $250 for the night session, will be available at the door.

UCLA Department of Art MFA Exhibition #1
New Wight Gallery (Westwood)
Opening reception for UCLA MFA students Sarah Cromarty, Sarah Dougherty, Timo Fahler, and Owen Kydd. Exhibition open through March 16.

Fowler Out Loud: Teira Church
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
Vocalist Teira Church appears at Fowler Out Loud for a solo performance of creative interpretations of jazz standards.

Downtown Art Walk
Various Locations (Downtown)
Taking place on the second Thursday of each month, the Downtown Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the many art spaces in Downtown Los Angeles – commercial art galleries, museums, and nonprofit arts venues.

Natalie Bookchin: Now he’s out in public and everyone can see and Tad Beck & Jennifer Locke: Capsize
LACE (Hollywood)
The opening of two exhibitions at LACE. Now he’s out in public and everyone can see is a new 18 channel video installation by artist Natalie Bookchin that weaves together online video diaries in which vloggers recount media scandals involving African American men. Capsize is a collaborative installation and performance by Tad Beck and Jennifer Lock. Both on view through April 15, 2012.

The Ambassadors
The York (Highland Park)
Opening reception for works by Lala Ragimov and Paul Salveson that attempt to transform ideas of the still life. The exhibition toys with the straightforward mode of representation, applying symbolism in the forms of flowers, foods, and everyday objects to present an abstract content. Presented by Culture Reference, the evening features a signature cocktail and DJ set by Israel Vines.


ArtNight Pasadena
Various Locations (Pasadena)
Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. Participating venues include Alliance Française de Pasadena, Armory Center for the Arts, Art Center College of Design, artWORKS Teen Center, Pasadena City Hall, Lineage Performing Arts Center, Norton Simon Museum, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena City College and Pasadena Museum of California Art. Free shuttles will loop throughout the evening with stops at each destination and food trucks including Coolhaus and Nom Nom will make stops at various venues.

Mathew Timmons: Open Mind
WEEKEND (Los Feliz)
Opening reception -with reading and performances- for OPEN MIND, an exhibition of paintings, prints, performances, sound and video work along with books and ephemera by the Los Angeles-based conceptual writer and performer Mathew Timmons. OPEN MIND is Timmons’ effort to make sense of the exhaustive jargon that surrounds us. On view through April 1.

Ellsworth Kelly Selects: Rules of the Game and Casque d’or
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Ellsworth Kelly’s six-year sojourn to Paris on the G.I. Bill, from 1948 to 1954, constituted his most formative period. The three films in this program, selected by Kelly, show his debt to a Parisian avant-garde sensibility and reflect his skeptical, unsentimental eye. The last two films being screened in this series are Jean Renoir’s comedy of manners Rules of the Game, and Jacques Becker’s noir romance Casque d’or.


Organic Edible Gardening Series
The Huntington (San Marino)
Learn everything you need to know to start your own organic vegetable garden in this hands-on series led by Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne of Homegrown Evolution. Sessions will take place entirely outdoors on The Huntington’s Ranch site and will cover all the basics of planning, planting, composting, soil science, pest control, and harvesting. Series continues on March 17 and 24.

Symposium: Moving Forward: Life after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
Planned in conjunction with the one-year anniversary of the quake, a symposium will be held with speakers Hitoshi Abe (Director of the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and chair of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design and native of Sendai), Christopher Hawthorne (LA Times architecture critic), and others.

Lillian Bassman: A Life 1917-2012
Peter Fetterman Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for an exhibition of photographs by the late Lillian Bassman. Bassman, a magazine art director and fashion photographer, “achieved renown in the 1940s and ’50s with high-contrast, dreamy portraits of sylphlike models, then re-emerged in the ’90s as a fine-art photographer after a cache of lost negatives resurfaced.” On view through June 9, 2012.

Visionary Landscape II
Christopher Grimes Gallery (Santa Monica)
A group exhibition featuring new works by Marco Brambilla, Sharon Ellis, Takehito Koganezawa, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, and Richard T. Walker. Each work is rendered uniquely through either film collage, photography, drawing, painting, or video performance. The works reveal a relationship between our physical environment and the creative and psychological reactions to the natural landscape. On view through April 21, 2012.

Ben Sakoguchi: Paintings 1966-2008
Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art (Culver City)
Opening reception for this Pacific Standard Time Participating Gallery. Ben Sakoguchi’s works are sensitive to the rhythms of popular culture and to communications and media culture that has dramatically changed since this artist began his post Pop Art project in the mid nineteen sixties. On view through April 21, 2012.

Robin Rhode: Imaginary Exhibition
L&M Arts (Venice)
Opening reception for the South African-born, Berlin-based artist’s Los Angeles debut. Rhode blends fine art, street culture, and performance. His work spans a variety of media that includes photography, animation, and sculpture. On view through April 21, 2012.

Kelly Poe: For the Wild and Phil Chang: Cache, Active
LA><ART (Culver City)
Opening reception for solo exhibitions at LA><ART by Kelly Poe and Phil Chang. For the Wild is the collaborative manifestation of Poe’s correspondences with seven activists. In her letters, Poe asked them to describe the places that keep them sane and what time of day to visit these sites, so she could capture the location’s undisturbed beauty as it existed in their mind’s eye. Chang’s project, Cache, Active encompasses a series of photographs that expose and fade in the light necessary to view them. Both on view through April 14, 2012.

Jim Houser: As Quiet As It’s Kept
LeBasse Projects (Culver City)
Opening reception for Philadelphia-based artist Jim Houser, who returns to Los Angeles with an array of works ranging from canvas paintings, mixed media compositions, and installations. Inspired by his son, Houser explores the impact of fatherhood and the new responsibilities faced. On view through April 7.

Amy Sol: Numina
Corey Helford Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition by Amy Sol featuring ten new acrylic-on-wood panel paintings infused with Sol’s signature soft colors, dream settings, delicate washes, and loose layering of acrylic paint. The upstairs gallery will feature new works by UK artist Tom Bagshaw. On view through March 28.

Mitchell Syrop: Bifurcated Life
Thomas Solomon Gallery (Chinatown)
Opening reception for an exhibition of new work by Mitchell Syrop. Bifurcated Life is a series of 28 images, derived from notebook pages, both written and viewed in succession. On view through April 21, 2012.

The Real Conquests
Favorite Goods (Chinatown)
An opening reception for works by Milano Chow, Julie Grosche, Andres Laracuente, and Van Hanos. Through ontological investigations of objects both in sculptural form and image based works, each artist deals with reestablishing new relationships between the subject and the viewer. On view through March 31.

Brainchild: New Work by Veronica Florez & Samantha Viloria
Co-op 28 Gallery (Los Feliz)
Opening reception for Los Angeles artists Veronica Florez and Samantha Viloria. Florez’s sculpture and mixed media work investigates the nocturnal aspects of a city: its growth, the industrial advancement, and the lull of wonder. Viloria examines vague childhood memories and the perception of the self through her ink drawings and mixed media creations. On view through March 24, 2012.

Michael Benevento (West Hollywood)


Opening reception for Brooklyn-based painter Jeanette Mundt. The paintings of the first living room series are painted sequentially then progress away from the photographic documentation–each painting the source material for the next, devolving through replication. The second living room series is painted two at a time and remains photo-based–each painting based on the same primary source material, the photographic image. On view through April 28. 

The F-Stops Here
Gallery 825 (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for this cross-cultural photography exhibit, featuring Los Angeles Art Association photo-based artists alongside international photographers. Juried by Silvia Sonnenschmidt and Thomas Volkmann, this group show will feature work by Aras Karimi, Tony Kelly, Echo Lew, Adele Mills, Sinan Revell, Liesje Reyskens, Gwen Samuels, Heather Scholl, Philipp Schumacher, Wouter Stelwagen, Phil Tarley, Lee Tonks and Michael B. Wood.

Cristian “SMEAR” Gheorghiu
The Navarro Residence (Highland Park)
The Navarro Residence presents its inaugural exhibition, in conjunction with the NELAart Walk, featuring a curated collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Cristian “SMEAR” Gheorghiu. Gheorghiu’s paintings layer forms and images with brush strokes and frenzied lines. 

Open Network and Print Imprint
Cirrus Gallery (Downtown)
Opening reception for two exhibitions at Cirrus Gallery. Open Network, the final installment of Cirrus’ Once Emerging, Now Emerging series. Hinged to the website, the exhibition presents itself with gestures on technology, community, innovation, and performance. Print Imprint is a two-part exhibition that responds to the form and display of the book as an artist’s medium. Participating artists include Ali Bailey, Scott Benzel, Guy de Cointet and Larry Bell, Doug Edge, Cayetano Ferrer, Katie Herzog, Laura Owens, Ed Ruscha, and Barbara T. Smith. Both exhibitions on view through May 5, 2012.

Rimi Yang: The New Decadence
Fabien Castanier Gallery (Studio City)
The New Decadence recalls periods of history rich with indulgence and fanfare. Fascinated by Eastern and Western art history, Rimi Yang references masterpieces by artists such as Fantin Latour, Botticelli, Eizan, and Ingres. Known for her use of vibrant color, Yang creates portraits with energy and movement. On view through April 1.

Celebrate the Wearable
A+D Museum (Miracle Mile)
This salon-syle runway event will feature wearable artworks provided by top talent from the realms of architecture, design, fashion, graphic, product, industrial, and visual arts. Using live models as the display, the donated pieces will be auctioned in the evening and will also be available for sale through an advanced online auction. Participating artists include Karim Rashid, Trina Turk, John Baldessari, Richard A.M. Stern, Richard Meier, and Wolfgang Puck. The evening features a DJ set by KCRW’s Jeremy Sole. The event costs $95 and tickets are available online.

LACMA Muse Presents Young Directors Night
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Young Directors Night highlights the emerging talent of the Los Angeles film community. A celebration of film and the art of cinema, the showcase features seven short films screened in the setting of an art museum. A host panel of industry luminaries will engage the directors on the process of creating films.

Confined Madness in Film: Bunker 731 and Titicut Follies
Echo Park Film Center (Echo Park)
Explore the theme of madness in confined spaces presented through both short and feature film. Screened publicly for the first time, Kerrie Scher and Jacob Scarpaci’s short Bunker 731 tells the story of a married couple trapped in a bomb shelter. This film will be coupled with Titicut Follies, Frederick Wiseman’s 1967 documentary about a Massachusetts state hospital and the treatment of its criminally insane inhabitants.


Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs
BCAM at LACMA (Miracle Mile)
The opening day for this exhibition of photographs by Robert Adams at LACMA. Edited and sequenced by Adams himself, this exhibition surveys all of the photographer’s major projects and monographs from an enormously influential career spanning four decades. On view through June 3, 2012.

The Poetic Research Bureau Presents
The Public School (Chinatown)
The Bureau’s reading series features writers whose work lacks ‘commercial tendency’ while harboring the bright, high-minded intentions that often lead to broad panic, righteous perversions, improbable arguments, and the ill-served cul-de-sacs of genius. Guests will be Phoebe Giannisi, a poet and a PhD architect and Amanda Ackerman, the author of four chapbooks: Sin is to Celebration, The Seasons Cemented, I Fell in Love with a Monster Truck, and Short Stones.

L.A. Raw Film Night
Pasadena Museum of California Art (Pasadena)
PMCA, in conjunction with its current exhibition L.A. Raw, presents a triple feature of the films Metaphor and Process: The Work of Robert CremeanHans Burkhardt: The Artists’ World, and The Story of an Artist.

The L.A. Rebellion
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian (Hollywood)
The early 1970s was an important time for people of color artists/filmmakers at UCLA. After the arrival of future MacArthur Grant winner Charles Burnett in 1967 and Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima the following year, there emerged a significant black independent movement. This program includes some of the short films by these makers pursuing less conventional modes of storytelling.


Jason Kraus: Dinner Repeated
Redling Fine Art (Hollywood)
Cooking in an ad hoc kitchen, Jason Kraus will prepare the same 4-course meal nightly from March 12 – 18 in the gallery at Redling Fine Art. An RSVP to is required to attend, and you must attend all seven nights to participate. After each dinner, the stained table will be taken apart and used to construct a cabinet to hold that night’s dishes. These cabinets will be on view at the gallery through April 28, 2012. 

Jack Kerouac’s 90th Birthday Celebration
Skylight Books (Los Feliz)
In celebration of what would have been Jack Kerouac’s 90th birthday, Skylight presents biographer Gerald Nicosia, who will be discussing and signing his new book One and Only, about the woman who started Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady on the journey that inspired On the Road.


Lecture: In Conversation: Lynn Aldrich, Benjamin Ball, and Merry Norris with Art Critic Scarlet Cheng
A+D Museum (Miracle Mile)
Join art critic Scarlet Cheng in a conversation with artist Lynn Aldrich, architect Benjamin Ball, and art consultant Merry Norris about their recent public art projects and how they address the role of art in the built environment.


Lecture: Sam Wagstaff: From Minimalism to Mapplethorpe
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
In 1964, Sam Wagstaff organized the exhibition Black, White and Grey at the Wadsworth Atheneum, the first museum survey to identify the evolving practice that came to be known as Minimalism. In 1973, he turned full time to collecting photographs, and in 1984, sold his private photography collection to the J. Paul Getty Museum. Philip Gefter, Getty Museum guest scholar, traces the course Wagstaff took at the vanguard of contemporary art in the 1960s to his advocacy of photography as an equal among the arts in the 1970s.


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