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PLAN ForYourArt THIS WEEK: L.A.

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

The Boundaries of Seeing 
Sotheby’s Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
10-4pm
The Boundaries of Seeing is a selling exhibition focused on the work of contemporary artists who have been influenced by icons of Modernism, Formalism, Abstract Expressionism, Arte Povera, Minimalism and other influential movements. The show features the work of more than a dozen artists including Alice Channer, Lisa Williamson, and Ryan Sullivan. A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition go to support LA><ART. Through October 14, 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

Laurie Katz Yehia & Sandra Lauterbach
haleARTS (Santa Monica)
5-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by Laurie Katz Yehia and Sandra Lauterbach. The multidisciplinary show features fabric arts, paintings, and jewelry by Kimberly Deterline. On view through October 17, 2012.

Calder Quartet
Getty Center (Brentwood)
7pm
Presented as part of the Gordon Getty Concert series, this event features a performance by the Calder Quartet. Presented in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition Messerschmidt and Modernity, the program features quartets by the composers Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert, and Webern, as well as three short works co-commissioned by the Getty, the Calder Performing Arts Organization, and film composers Bear McCreary, Don Davis, and Mark Mothersbaugh. Tickets are $20 and available online.

Volume 5 – “Revisiting the Revisiting of Feminism
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
This roundtable discussion takes a 2003 conversation between artists including Leslie Dick, Sharon Hayes, Mary Kelly, and Kerry Tribe as a starting point to consider modern feminist art; the discussion will be moderated by Shana Lutker. This event is a part of X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days.

Carlson Hatton: Extinction Burst
WEEKEND (Hollywood)
7-10pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Carlson Hatton. Extinction Burst features a series of layered oil, acrylic, and graphite images on paper that are inspired by design, fashion, art history, and popular culture. On view through October 28, 2012.

Come to Your Senses Cocktail Party
Hotel Indigo (Santa Barbara)
5-7pm
The inaugural event in the three part dining series Crave: Art Food, & Social Experience features an artist-designed theme meal at the Hotel Indigo. Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, the Come to Your Senses Cocktail Party includes elements of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell represented in various foods and drinks. Tickets are $55 and available online.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

BAM Fest
18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica)
1-6pm
The 18th Street Arts Center presents its annual Beer, Art and Music Festival. BAM Fest celebrates the best of locally produced art and music in conjunction with a variety of craft beers. The event features beers by more than 35 breweries in addition to four bands, three galleries exhibitions, open artist studios, an artist market, and gourmet food trucks. Tickets are $40 and available online.

Joe Pinkelman: New Works and Anne Ramis: the Dancers
TAG Gallery (Santa Monica)
5-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by artists Joe Pinkelman and Anne Ramis. Pinkelman’s New Works features a collection of porcelain sculptures. Ramis’ The Dancers features a series of digital prints. Both shows on view through October 27, 2012.

Interviews
Curio Studio & Collection (Venice)
7-11pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Joshua Petker, Ellen Schinderman, Will Deutsch, Ryan McIntosh, Mark Hanauer, Jennie Cotterill, Rebecca Manson, and more. Curated by Daniel Rolnik, Interviews features paintings, sculptures, and photographs. On view through September 27, 2012.

Two JMTs: James Michael Temple and Jeff Moris Tepper
Trunk Gallery (Venice)
7-11pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artists and musicians Mike Temple and Moris Tepper. This exhibition features paintings, prints, and sculptures. On view through October 28, 2012.

Gala in the Garden
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Time Announced with Ticket Purchase
The Hammer Museum’s annual Gala in the Garden honors artists Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman. Steve Martin gives the tribute to Sherman and MSNBC anchor and author Rachel Maddow toasts Kruger. The Gala also features a performance by singer/songwriter Katy Perry, a viewing of current exhibitions, and cocktails followed by a dinner catered by Suzanne Goin of Lucques in the Hammer’s outdoor courtyard. Tickets start at $1,500; inquiries should be made to email gala@hammer.ucla.edu.

Jacob Melchi: New Paintings and Alma Chaney: Nameless Spaces
George Lawson Gallery (Culver City)
11am-6pm
Final day of an exhibition featuring a series of new paintings by artist Jacob Melchi. Alma Chaney’s painting series Nameless Spaces will also have its final day in the space’s middle gallery.

Noise in the Basement
WWA (Culver City)
7-10pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by up and coming artists James “Jimbot” Demski, Dan Goodsell, JoKa, David Lozeau, Juan Muniz, Jeff T Owens, JC Rivera, and Saratoga Sake. Noise in the Basement includes paintings, drawings, portraits, and more. On view through November 3, 2012.

Dragon’s Flight
William Grant Still Arts Center (Crenshaw)
12-6pm
Opening celebration and concert for the group exhibition Dragon’s Flight. The works in this show focus on the transformative power of art creation and the ability to reclaim/re-grow identity in the face of the trauma of incarceration. Many pieces in this show were made by incarcerated artists. On view through November 24, 2012.

Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void 1949-1962
MOCA (Downtown)
11am-6pm
Opening day of a new exhibition exploring the artistic tendency of canvas mutilation during the rise of abstraction in the 20th-century. Painting the Void features more than 85 works created between the late 1940s and the early 1960s by artists from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Curated by Paul Schimmel. On view through January 14, 2013.

George Porcari: Insistent Particularities
Tif’s desk @ Thomas Solomon Gallery (Chinatown)
4-6pm
Opening reception of an exhibition featuring works by artist George Porcari. Insistent Particularities features a new piece each week, taken from Porcari’s series of 32 works on paper. On view through November 3, 2012.

Blow Your Noses!
2732 Gilroy St. (Silver Lake)
8-11pm
Reception celebrating the launch of the third issue of MATERIAL. Artist Shana Lutker presents an evening of performances and readings in relation to her Issue 3 text “Some Fistfights of the Surrealists.” This free event also features readings from contributors including Harold Abramowitz, Farrah Karapetian, and Emily Mast, as well as video installations by Paul Zelevansky, Stephanie Taylor, and Alice Könitz.

Art + Architecture Focus on Malibu Tour
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University (Malibu)
12pm
LACMA’s Art Museum Council presents its inaugural Art + Architecture Focus Tour. Since 1956, the Tour has provided behind-the-scenes tours of architecturally significant homes with significant art collections. This event begins with a lecture on the Weisman Museum’s current Pop Culture exhibition. Attendees then tour two Malibu properties, one of which is constructed with the recycled parts of a decommissioned Boeing 747-200 aircraft. Tickets are $350; for tickets and more information email amc@lacma.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

Diego Singh: Unimodern Gondolieri
Various Small Fires (Venice)
4-7pm
Opening reception for a show featuring works by Argentinian artist Diego Singh. Unimodern Gondolieri features Singh’s large-scale denim paintings in addition to his more recent text-based captcha series.

Volume 7 – “A Talk With Images and Music
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
5-7pm
This talk features a discussion based on four excerpts from Jan Tumlir’s article “The Magic Circle: On The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper and the Invention of Art Rock,” featured in Volume 7 of X-TRA, and the current issue article “Dark-Side Minimalism.” This free event is part of X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days.

The Sota Project
USC Fischer Museum of Art (Downtown)
12-5pm
Opening day of The Sota Project, an immersive video installation that reenacts a controversial text from the Talmud. The piece invites viewers to step into room-sized moving panoramas created from video projections on all four walls of the exhibition space. These multiple narratives question the notion of a single, coherent truth in relation to this rarely told ancient story. On view through December 1, 2012.

CicLAvia
Locations Vary (Downtown)
10am-3pm
This free, all ages event temporarily removes car traffic from a specified downtown route and provides attendees the opportunity to experience the urban environment on bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, and any other motorless mode of transportation. The route includes Exposition Park, Chinatown, Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, and Grand Park, where CicLAvia converges with the inaugural celebration of the park’s performance lawn. Activities include including music, performances, and food trucks.  

Contemporary Art Conversations #13
Offramp Gallery (Pasadena)
4-7pm
Offramp Gallery presents the thirteenth in an ongoing series of dialogues about art, artists, and exhibitions. The free event features Ezrha Jean Black, Peter Frank, critic Shana Nys Dambrot, and artist/writer John O’Brien. Art historian Betty Ann Brown will moderate.

LAMA 20th Anniversary Auction
LAMA Showroom (Van Nuys)
12pm
Los Angeles Modern Auctions’ 20th Anniversary auction features more than 500 works by artists including Sam Francis, George Nakashima, Richard Pettibone, David Hockney, and prints by Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, and more.

Sunday @ 4
Todd Madigan Gallery (Bakersfield)
4-6pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Justin Beal, Liz Glynn, Karl Haendel, and Brian Sharp. Each Sunday at 4pm for the past three years, the artists, writers, and curators featured in this exhibition have met at a  Los Angeles park to play soccer. Sunday @ 4 includes these artists participating in an exhibition game at 3pm on the main soccer field at California State University Bakersfield. On view through November 10, 2012.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

Volume 8 – William Leavitt presents Habitat
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
This theatrical event creates a dialog environment for two groups of neighbors, who engage each other in adjoining suburban backyards of a small mid-western town. A full production of the play will be presented in April 2013 at The Kitchen in New York City. This performance is part of X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

Volume 9 – 1 Image 1 Minute
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
This free event is based on Micol Hebron’s 1 Image 1 Minute, a column and live event in which participants selected a significant photograph to discuss for one minute. In this live version for X-TRA’s 15th anniversary celebration, 30 Angelenos from various facets of the art world discuss a variety of chosen images. Participants include Jerri Allyn, Sarah Beadle, Cassandra Coblentz, Michael Dahan, and Corazon del Sol. This event is part of  X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days.

Alika Cooper: Upbraid
Night Gallery (Lincoln Heights)
10pm-2am
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Alika Cooper. Upbraid features a series fabric works that explore gender roles. Anna Mayer’s Vatic Link is in the space’s Annex Gallery. Both shows on view through November 8, 2012.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

Los Angeles Antiques, Art and Design Show Gala
Barker Hangar (Santa Monica)
6pm
Opening night gala for the 17th annual Los Angeles Antiques, Art and Design Show, which features works by more than 60 artists from around the world. The  four day show honors antiquarian Joel Chen with the 2012 Design Leadership Award and benefits the LACMA Decorative Arts and Design Council. Gala tickets begin at $150 and are available online.

Volume 10 – The Art of Criticism
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm This panel discussion features Sharon Mizota, Doug Harvey, Aram Moshayedi and moderator Damon Willick discussing art criticism. This event is presented as part of X-TRA’s 15 Years in 15 Days; click here for a full schedule.

Art Lecture: Pae White
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
7:30pm
This event features a lecture from Los Angeles-based artist Pae White, whose work has been featured internationally at venues including MoMA, the Tate Modern, and LACMA. This free lecture is presented as part of the UCLA Department of Art’s Artist Lecture series.

Threshold
Studio Sereno (El Sereno)
7-9pm
Opening reception of an exhibition featuring four site-specific sound works by artists Richard Chartier, Robert Crouch, Yann Novak and Steve Roden. Each artist was given a recording of the ambient sounds of Studio Sereno and asked to create a work that interacted with the space’s indoor/outdoor qualities. Threshold features a 10 minute work by each artist.

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Posted on: April 4th, 2012

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THURSDAY, APRIL 5

Engagement Party Art Talks: Shannon Jackson
MOCA Grand Ave (Downtown)
7pm
For the first of three
Engagement Party Art Talks on performance and social practice, Shannon Jackson, director of the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, will discuss the theater and the visual art gallery as different venues of display that are simultaneously in the process of redefining each other. Surveying contemporary performance and event–based artworks, Jackson investigates how vocabularies for understanding motion and stasis, action and object, social engagement and social detachment differ depending on the inherited conventions of different sites.

UCLA Department of Art MFA Exhibition #2
New Wight Gallery (Westwood)
5-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by UCLA MFA students Veronique d’Entremont, Roxy Farhat, Masood Kamandy, and Kim Ye. On view through April 13, 2012.

Elizabeth Peyton
Regen Projects II (West Hollywood)
6-8pm
Opening reception for a solo exhibition of new works by Elizabeth Peyton. This show, Peyton’s sixth with the gallery, will feature paintings, works on paper, and prints. On view through May 12, 2012.

Red Bull Curates: The Road to Basel
LAB Art (West Hollywood)
9pm
This event is part of a nationwide initiative to recognize emerging talent in the art world. Red Bull Curates Los Angeles will include work by more than twenty local artists including Benjamin Alejandro, CANTSTOPGOODBOY, Codak, Bryan Snyder, Destroy All Design, and Ernesto Yerena Montejano and will also feature live entertainment and a panel of celebrity judges. Three artists from the event will win a Red Bull Curates showcase during Art Basel season.

Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life
LACE (Hollywood)
6:30pm
Artist talk and opening reception for this career-spanning collection of works by architectural photographer Pedro E. Guerrero. Photographs of Modern Life highlights Guerrero’s twenty year working relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright and features never before seen archival photos. On view through April 25, 2012.

Suddenly Summer Somewhere
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (Santa Barbara)
7pm
This dance theater piece is set to live recordings of the Rat Pack and blends choreography and comedy. Admission is free and a happy hour featuring wine, music, and art will precede the performance.

Mike Kelley Lecture
LBCC Art Gallery (Long Beach)
7-8pm
Lecture on the late artist Mike Kelley by Los Angeles-based curator and writer Noëllie Roussel, who obtained her Ph.D. with a dissertation on Kelley’s work. This event is in conjunction with the exhibit Candor: In Honor of Mike Kelley, a collection of work by Kelley’s former students on view at the LBCC Art Gallery through April 6.

Girls, Girls, Girls.
Joanne Artman Gallery (Laguna Beach)
6-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of work by Belgian-born artist Anja Van Herele. Girls, Girls, Girls features large-scale portrait paintings of women who are part reality and part fantasy. On view through May 31, 2012.

Sevenfold and As Removed
UAG/ROOM Gallery (Irvine)
6-9pm
Opening reception for UC Irvine’s eighth annual juried undergraduate exhibition, Sevenfold, and the annual undergraduate solo project, As Removed. Using various visual media, UCI’s student artists explore and question topics such as global politics, popular culture, and art historical movements. On view through April 20, 2012.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

Taj Forer: Stone By Stone
LEADAPRON (West Hollywood)
10am-7pm
Opening day of an installation of photographs and found objects by artist Taj Forer. This collection emphasizes Forer’s exploration of the materials that compose the natural world. On view through May 19, 2012.

Towards Comfo-Veg
SCI-Arc Gallery (Downtown)
7-10pm
SCI-Arc presents Towards Comfo-Veg, a large scale, site-specific installation designed for the gallery by architect and artist Peter Cook and partner Gavin Robotham of the London-based CRAB Studio. Towards Comfo-Veg introduces an almost completely light-tight, multimedia experiential space welcoming visitors through a single point of entry and leading them towards hints of a dreamlike world.

Reading: Eileen Myles and Chris Kraus
Human Resources (Chinatown)
7pm
Poet, critic, and novelist Eileen Myles will read from Snowflake, her most recent collection of work that explores technology’s distortion of time and space. Novelist and cultural critic Chris Kraus will read from her new book, Summer of Hate.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

George Condo
PRISM (West Hollywood)
6-9pm
The first extensive exhibition of George Condo’s work in Los Angeles–featuring a selection of paintings, drawings, and sculptures that span Condo’s career. PRISM also worked with JF Chen to curate a selection of furnishings from their collection to accent the exhibition.

Alex Prager: Compulsion
M+B Gallery (West Hollywood)
6-8pm
Opening reception for a collection of new works by contemporary artist Alex Prager. Compulsion will feature a selection of color photographs and Prager’s new short film, La Petite Mort, which will be presented with accompanying film stills. The exhibition will be shown simultaneously in Los Angeles, New York, and London. On view through May 12, 2012.

Luis Gispert: All Oyster, No Pearl
OHWOW (West Hollywood)
7-9pm
Opening reception for this solo exhibition by Luis Gispert. All Oyster, No Pearl explores the artist’s creative process through work that combines elements of photography and sculpture. This exhibition includes a series of silver gelatin prints mounted onto customized boxes and staged composites pairing modern furniture with cheap items. On view through May 12, 2012.

Urban Exposure
Fabien Castanier (Studio City)
7-10pm
This exhibition will feature new works from British collage artist Charlie Anderson and French-born, Los Angeles-based photographer Guillaume Zuili. Urban Exposure presents interpretations of urban Los Angeles through the eyes of international artists. On view through May 6, 2012.

Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder Explosion Event
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
7-9pm
Opening reception for Sky Ladder, the first West Coast solo exhibition from New York–based artist Cai Guo-Qiang, who is known for his gunpowder drawings, installations, and explosion events. Sky Ladder features new works commissioned by MOCA, including three gunpowder drawings. Cai will present his site-specific work, Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for MOCA, which includes the ignition of 40,000 firework rockets. The explosion will occur on the exterior wall of the museum at 7:30pm; guests are asked to arrive by 6:45pm. Sky Ladder is on view through July 30, 2012.

Play it as it Lays: Picturing California
Edgar Varela (Downtown)
6-9pm
Opening reception for a group exhibition featuring photographs of California. Play it as it Lays presents sombre images of people seeking connection and focus, as well as landscapes that illuminate a certain psychological haze. This Month of Photography Los Angeles event, curated by Audrey Landreth, is on view through April 22, 2012.

Elizabeth Neel: Routes and Pressures and Dasha Shishkin: S INT N HO
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Culver City)
6-8pm
Opening reception for a collection of new works by painter and sculptress Elizabeth Neel, whose incorporates found objects, flat images and handmade elements into her work. Also an opening reception for new works by Dasha Shishkin, whose exhibition features clusters of colorful drawings on mylar. Both exhibitions on view through May 12, 2012.

Marius Bercea: Concrete Gardens
Francois Ghebaly (Culver City)
6-9pm
Romanian artist Marius Bercea explores the fall of the Communist bloc and the rise of Western capitalism in his native country after 1989 through this series of paintings. Concrete Gardens expresses the history of a part of the world as it struggles to find its place in a new geo-political landscape. On view through May 26, 2012. 

The Getty Research Institute: Recent Print Acquisitions
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
10am-9pm
The Getty Research Institute will showcase recent print acquisitions with an exhibition that spans four centuries and includes works by Albrecht Dürer, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Jean Cousin, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Paul Klee, and more. On view through September 2, 2012.

Firelei Báez: Not Even Unalterable Limitations
Richard Heller Gallery (Santa Monica)
5-7pm
Opening reception for New York-based artist Firelei Báez’s first West Coast solo show. Báez’s paintings are influenced and inspired by sources including Islamic and European miniature painting, anthropology, and science fiction. On view through May 5, 2012.

Next Words
Skylight Books (Los Feliz)
5pm
This literary event features readings by students graduating from the 2012 CalArts MFA Writing Program. Featured speakers include Chelsea Trescott, Lan Pham, Nancy Romero, Nijala Mumin, Seth Blake, and Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal.

Shamrock Edelweiss Seaweed
Ambach & Rice (Miracle Mile)
6-8pm
Opening reception for this solo exhibition of new works by Jeffry Mitchell. Shamrock Edelweiss Seaweed features a collection of outsized ceramic installations partially inspired by American cartoonists such as George Herriman, R. Crumb and Charles Schulz. On view through May 12, 2012.

Fracture: Daido Moriyama
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
11am-8pm
Opening day of an exhibition of works by Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama, who first came to prominence in the mid-1960s with his gritty depictions of Japanese urban life. His photographic approach often incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages to convey the fragmentary nature of modern realities. Fracture: Daido Moriyama presents a range of the artist’s black-and-white photographs, as well as the debut of recent color work taken in Tokyo. On view through July 31, 2012. At 4pm, there will be an artist talk at Art Catalogues with Edward Robinson, LACMA associate curator of photography.

Leonor Antunes
Marc Foxx (Miracle Mile)
6-8pm
Opening reception for a collection of work by Portuguese sculptor Leonor Antunes. The installations in this exhibition will be continuously assembled, moved, rearranged and scrapped. On view through May 12, 2012.

Poetry Hike With Eileen Myles
Ed Davis Park (Santa Clarita)
2:45pm
Machine Project, along with the CalArts Poetry Collective, will host a day hike with poet Eileen Myles. This hike departs at 2:45pm from the first parking lot inside the entrance gate to Ed Davis Park in Santa Clarita and will last approximately two hours round trip. Myles will read from her new collection of poetry, entitled Snowflake, when the group reaches the top of the hill.

Black Saturday
Renegade Art Gallery (Palm Springs)
6pm-midnight
Opening night of a group show featuring work by artists including Darren Pearson, Nathan Geare, Kurtis Rykovich, Cyrstofer, Luke Schutte, Milenna C. Saraiva, and Khalid Hussein.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

Artist Talk: Natalie Bookchin
LACE (Hollywood)
2-4pm
Natalie Bookchin will discuss her installation, Now he’s out in public and everyone can see, currently on view at LACE. This new work is an 18-channel video installation that weaves together found fragments from online video diaries in which vloggers recount a series of media scandals involving African American men. Bookchin will be joined by Dr. Alexandra Juhasz, Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College.

Ikebana Demonstration
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
2pm
Presented in conjunction with Moving Forward: Live After the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Fowler presents a demonstration of the Japanese art of floral arrangement by members of the Ohara School of Ikebana.

Art Talk: Jeffrey Deitch and Cai Guo-Qiang
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
3pm
MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch will take part in a conversation with Cai Guo-Qiang, who will discuss his use of gunpowder as a medium and his recently opened MOCA exhibition Sky Ladder.

MONDAY, APRIL 9

Sharon Lockhart: Double Tide
REDCAT (Downtown)
8:30pm
Screening of artist/filmmaker Sharon Lockhart’s latest film Double Tide, which unfolds on the coastal landscape of Seal Cove, Maine in two uninterrupted takes. This work captures the rare phenomenon of “double tide”—when low tide occurs twice during daylight hours, once at dawn and once at dusk. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Poetry in Wonderland: Jen Hofer and Dolores Dorantes
LACMA (Mid-Wilshire)
8pm
Jen Hofer, faculty member at CalArts and Otis College and noted poet, translator, and bookmaker will read from the work of contemporary and twentieth-century Mexican poets writing in relation to surrealist art. Hofer will be joined by Mexican poet Dolores Dorantes. The reading will take place in the galleries of In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at LACMA’s ticket office one hour before the event.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

Barter Event: A Tribute to Ed Kienholz’s Watercolors
Barney’s Beanery (West Hollywood)
7-10pm
Originally presented at Eugenia Butler Gallery in 1969, the Barter Show consisted of a series of watercolor washes on 12 x 16 inch paper, which Kienholz bartered for the sums, objects, or experiences painted on them. For this tribute, a group of contemporary artists have been commissioned to create works, following Kienholz’s guidelines, to be bartered at this event at Barney’s Beanery. Space is limited. RSVP to rsvp@nomadicdivision.org. All works to be bartered will be on view at Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler through April 7, 2012.

Indian Film Festival Opening Night Gala
ArcLight Hollywood (Hollywood)
7:30pm
This opening night celebration of the 10th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles will feature the world premiere of the film Chittagong. This Festival’s five day celebration of Indian film and culture will include screenings of hundreds of movies in addition to lectures and a family day on April 14. Through April 15, 2012. Opening night gala tickets are $75 and available online.

Drawn to Blue: The History of Artists’ Blue Paper
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
3pm
Roy Perkinson, artist and conservator emeritus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will discuss the birth of blue paper in the 15th century. This lecture will explore why artists from the Renaissance through the 19th century prized this remarkable paper. Learn about how they used it and why it fulfilled a particular role as an artist’s material.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

Reading: Shush! Growing Up Jewish Under Stalin
Skirball Cultural Center (Brentwood)
8pm
Author Emil Draitser will read and discuss his latest memoir, Shush! Growing Up Jewish Under Stalin. The book describes life in mid-twentieth-century Russia and covers Draitser’s realization that, even years after immigrating to America from the Soviet Ukraine, he lowered his voice every time he said the word “Jewish.” A book signing and Q&A will follow the reading. Tickets are $8 and available online.

Image:

Ignition of Cai Guo-Qiang’s gunpowder drawing Odyssey, Houston, October 6, 2010, photo by I-Hua Lee, courtesy Cai Studio

 

PLAN ForYourArt THIS WEEK: L.A.

Posted on: October 17th, 2012

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

Art Lecture: Mark Seliger
Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City)
6:30-8pm
Photographer Mark Seliger discusses his work during this free lecture lecture event, presented in conjunction with the Annenberg’s current exhibition, Who Shot Rock and Roll. Seliger was the chief photographer at Rolling Stone for a decade and shot 125 covers for the magazine. He is currently under contract at Condé Nast.

Jason Yates: Every Self Portrait Is a Cry for Help
MJ Briggs (West Hollywood)
6-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Jason Yates. Every Self Portrait Is a Cry for Help features an installation that transforms the gallery into a hyper-stylized version of a bedroom, making it both a private space and a public spectacle. On view through December 1, 2012.

Architecture and Cinema: New and Rare Films
MAK Center at the Schindler House (West Hollywood)
7:30pm
Sponsored by MAK Center, this event is the first of a three part film screening series featuring architecture films from around the world. Curated by filmmaker Thom Andersen, the evening includes screenings of Porto 1975 and Reconversão. Films will be screened in the courtyard of the Schindler House. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Babes and Bears
LAB ART (Mid-City)
7-10pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artists Becca and Phil Lumbang. Becca’s work features images of women, girls, and animals. Works from Philip Lumbang’s include a series of his bears images, which are often seen on the streets of L.A. On view through November 14, 2012.

The Five Spot
Andrewshire Gallery (Koreatown)
6-9pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Bettina Hubby, Marion Lane, Laura and Manfred Menz, and Vincent Sabella. Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot, The Five Spot explores television and commercial images as both problems and solutions. On view through November 17, 2012.

Specters, Spirits, & Spies! A Night of Spooky Storytelling
The Last Bookstore (Downtown)
8-10pm
This free event features thirteen local authors and performance artists, each presenting a five-minute scary story. Presentations include everything from dramatic readings to shadow puppet performances to creepy slideshows. Featured guests include mystery authors Naomi Hirahara, Gary Phillips, and Lisa Teasley, graphic novel writer Joshua Dysart, supernatural novel writer Amber Benson, and writer Will Wright.

This Is All We Have In Common 
CalArts (Valencia)
8pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by more than 30 artists in their final year of the Art, Photography & Media, and Art & Technology MFA programs at CalArts. Participating artists include Conor Fields, Emily Shanahan, Heather M. O’Brien, and Jamora Crawford. The event features a performance by Johanna Reed in the Main Gallery at 9pm. On view through October 20, 2012.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

Cory Sewelson and Michele Troxell
haleARTS S P A C E (Santa Monica)
5-8pm
Opening Reception for an exhibition of works by Cory Sewelson and Michele Troxell. This show features paintings and sculptures that explore the natural world and blur the lines between reality and fantasy. On view through Oct 31, 2012.

Clare Rojas: Pith
PRISM (West Hollywood)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Clare Rojas. The paintings in Pith concentrate on abstract space and the blurring between architectural dimensionality and geometric flatness. On view through November 3, 2012.

Faust
REDCAT (Downtown)
8:30pm
This concert event features a musical performance by German band Faust. Zappi Diermaier and Jean-Hervé Péron are joined by longtime collaborator Amaury Cambuzat of Ulan Bator for an evening of 1970s krautrock that influenced a generation of artists. Tickets are $15-$30 and available online.

Lipschutz & Lipschutz: Yellowpages
Concord (Cypress Park)
7pm
Opening reception for Yellowpages, a new body of work by father/son collaborators Lipschutz & Lipschutz. The exhibition features two and three dimensional works, many of them made from pages of the phone book, that tell a narrative on life and death. On view through November 2, 2012.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

Akina Cox & Ariane Vielmetter: Another Self
Marine Contemporary (Venice)
6-9pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artists and recent CalArts Graduates Akina Cox and Ariane Vielmetter. Another Self, which developed out of a letter from Cox to Vielmetter, includes a series of new drawing, sculpture and video works that explore the relationship between the two artists,On view through November 24, 2012.

Woods Davy: Cantamar and Wendy Burton: Natural Histories
Craig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica)
4-6pm
Opening reception for two shows. Woods Davy’s Cantamar features sculptures made from stones that have been rounded and smoothed by the tumbling effects of the Pacific at a beach in Mexico called Cantamar. Wendy Burton’s Natural Histories features a series of photographs of deserted bird’s nests. Both shows on view through November 24, 2012.

Kevin Appel, Cannon Hudson, Betsy Lin Seder
Samuel Freeman (Culver City)
6-8pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Los Angeles-based artists Kevin Appel, Cannon Hudson, and Betsy Lin Seder. This group show includes paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptural works. On view through November 24, 2012.

Cole Case : Flowers, Water and Other Places
Western Project (Culver City)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Cole Case. Flowers, Water and Other Places features paintings and works on paper depicting the cement river beds and deserts of Southern California. On view through December 24, 2012.

Luisa Lambri
Marc Foxx (Miracle Mile)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Luisa Lambri. This show includes a series of Laserchrome prints. On view through November 24, 2012.

We’re Revolting
Creatures of Comfort L.A. (West Hollywood)
5-8pm
Opening reception for a pop-up installation featuring works by artists including Doug Johnston, Morie Nishimura, Mimi Jung, Joanna Williams, and Elyse Graham. Curated by Su Wu of I’m Revolting, We’re Revolting features a variety of objects including lockets, bangles, tapestry pieces, and kaleidoscope glasses. On view through November 10, 2012.

Gregory Siff: Matter of Time
Gallery Brown (West Hollywood)
6-10pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Gregory Siff. Matter of Time features sculptures, paintings, and works on paper that reflect Siff’s experience and interest in street culture. On view through November 10, 2012.

Drown Me In Pictures
Latned Atsär (Crenshaw)
7-10pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists Amir H. Fallah, Alexander Kroll, and Christopher Pate. Drown Me In Pictures features a series of mixed media works including collages.

John Souza: The Future Homes of Thomas Solomon and Kimberly Mascola
Kingswell Ave. at Vermont Ave. (Los Feliz)
4-7pm
Artist John Suoza presents an architecture-based installation piece. This show is presented by ShoeboxLA, which gives Los Angeles artists an opportunity to do one-day, site-specific exhibitions outside the traditional gallery setting.

Pull Through
Machine Project (Echo Park)
4-9pm
Machine Project presents Pull Through, a sound installation with conceptual performances interspersed. Each performed piece symbolizes a segment of the life cycle, with each second symbolizing the space of a day (365 days = 365 seconds, or a little over 6 minutes to complete a year). The first theme begins at conception, with following themes tracking the life of this imagined individual and their brief experience of being human, ending with a re-entrance into the infinite. This event is free.

Brewery 2012 Fall Art Walk
Brewery Arts Complex (Downtown)
11am-6pm
The biannual Brewery Art Walk offers the opportunity to tour the studios in the Brewery Arts Complex. The tour features over 100 participating resident artists displaying works including paintings, ceramics, video, multimedia works, sculptures, installations and performance art. Admission and parking are free.

Festival for All Skid Row Artists
Gladys Park (Downtown)
12-4pm
Presented by The Los Angeles Poverty Department, the 3rd annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists features two days of live performance and visual arts created by artists who live and work on Skid Row. Gladys Park will feature an exhibition of the work Skid Row visual artists. The event includes reggae, rap, gospel and rock, theater, spoken word, poetry and dance and will continue on Sunday.

Dear Geometry
Jancar Jones Gallery (Downtown)
6-9pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists Anissa Mack, Nate Boyce, Rick Caruso. Arranged by New York-based artist Bill Jenkins, Dear Geometry features three pieces by each artist, each of which considers geometric forms in various contexts. On view through November 24, 2012.

Camera Night at the Ivar
drkrm (Downtown)
7-10pm
Opening reception for Camera Night at the Ivar, a group exhibition featuring rarely seen images from the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood presented for the first time together. This collection features vintage photographs of often scandalous subject matter by artists including Winogrand, Bill Dane, Paul McDonough and Anthony Friedkin. On view through November 25, 2012.

Gary Baseman: Nightmares of Halloweens Past
KK Gallery (Chinatown)
7-10pm
London’s KK Outlet celebrates the opening of its Los Angeles branch with an exhibition of works by artist Gary Baseman. Nightmares of Halloweens Past features a mix of Baseman’s collection of vintage Halloween photographs, paintings, and hand-painted photos. This openning reception event features a performance by the band Nightmare and the Cat.

Move In: Good and Bad Intentions
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
3-7pm
Good and Bad Intentions is organized by Eric Kim/Human Resources and features performances by Paul Waddell, Paul Pescador, Stephen van Dyk, and Julie Tolentino. This free event is part of Move In, a week-long series of performance and dance residencies by a variety of Los Angeles-based artists presented by Honor Fraser.

Public Matters Event: Market Makeover Smackdown
Yash La Casa Market  (East L.A.)
Ramirez’s Meat Market (East L.A.)
10am-1pm
Presented by discussion series SOC(i)AL: Art + People, this event features hands-on activities to green local “food deserts” and support sustainable change in the East L.A. food environment. Participants include Mike Blockstein and Reanne Estrada of Public Matters; students from School of Communications, New Media and Technology at Roosevelt High School, and students UCLA-USC Center for Population Health and Health Disparities.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

L.A. Goal Outside Art Exhibition and Sale
Koplin del Rio (Culver City)
11-5pm
This one day exhibition and art sale features works by individuals assisted by L.A. Goal, a non-profit agency, assists adults with  developmental disabilities to recognize and utilize their abilities.The show features paintings, drawings, print works, sculptures and textiles for sale. 100% of the proceeds go directly to L.A. Goal.

Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
12-5pm
Opening day of Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews, an exhibition  tell the history of one of the world’s oldest Jewish communities. This show features archaeological artifacts,  illuminated manuscripts, Judaica and amulets, ceremonial garments, musical instruments, paintings, photographs, video, and documentary ephemera. On view through March 10, 2012.

Drawing Surrealism
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
10am-7pm
Opening day of Drawing Surrealism, an exhibition exploring the significance of drawing and works on paper to surrealist innovation. In addition to well known surrealists including Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, André Masson and Max Ernst, the show features works from lesser-known artists from countries in Eastern Europe and the Americas, Great Britain, and Japan. On view through January 6, 2013.

Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
10am-7pm
Opening day of exhibition of works by American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The 39 black-and-white photographs in XYZ are divided in categories: homosexual sadomasochistic imagery (X); flower still lifes (Y); and nude portraits of African-American men (Z). This show runs concurrently the Getty’s exhibit In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe. On view through March 24, 2013.

Blues For Smoke
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
11am-6pm
Opening day of Blues for Smoke, an interdisciplinary exhibition focusing on a wide range of contemporary art, music, literature, and film through the lens of blues music, blues aesthetics, and the blues as a cultural sensibility. The exhibition includes works in a variety of media by roughly 50 artists from the 1950s to the present. On view through January 6, 2013. This show moves to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York on February 7, 2013.

Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
11am-6pm
Opening day of A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII, an exhibition of photographs by artist Taryn Simon. This body of work was produced over a four-year period (2008-11), during which the artist travelled around the world researching and recording “bloodlines” and their related stories. On view through January 7, 2013.

Brewery 2012 Fall Art Walk
Brewery Arts Complex (Downtown)
11am-6pm
The biannual Brewery Art Walk offers the opportunity to tour the studios in the Brewery Arts Complex, the world’s largest arts complex. The tour features over 100 participating resident artists displaying works including paintings, ceramics, video, multimedia works, sculptures, installations and performance art. Admission and parking are free.

Third Eye Workshop
Machine Project (Echo Park)
10am-4pm
During this workshop, participants can build and take home a 3rd_eye, a small device that can be clipped on a headband, hat or cap. The third_eye uses infrared light to sense one’s proximity to people or objects and buzzes more vigorously the closer they are. The fee for this workshop is $75.

Listening Party with Meg Cranston and Geoff Tuck
Address provided with ticket purchase (Pasadena)
4-8pm
Presented by SASSAS, this event includes dinner and drinks in an intimate setting with sound and music shared by well known and emerging artists. This event is Hosted by Steve and Sari Roden at the last remaining Wallace Neff bubble house in the United States. A minimum donation of $125 can be made online.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

In Conversation: Harry Shearer
Grammy Museum (Downtown)
8pm
Comedian Harry Shearer, will participate in a conversation with Grammy Museum executive director Bob Santelli, to discuss his work in projects including The Simpsons, This Is Spinal Tap, and A Mighty Wind a play songs from his new album. Shearer will be joined by the band Fountains of Wayne. Tickets are $20.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
10am-5:30pm
Opening day of an exhibition featuring works by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Running concurrently with LACMA’s current exhibition, Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ, this show features 23 images that date from the early 1970s to the late 1980s, including last of edition prints, rarely shown early mixed-media objects, Polaroids™, self-portraits, nudes, and still lifes. On view through March 24, 2013.

Move In: A Still Life Volcano
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
7-8pm
This event features performances from Murphy Martin, Frank Ruducz Jr. and Joseph Thomas.  Presented as part of Move In, this week-long series features performance and dance residencies by a variety of Los Angeles-based artists. 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

Move In: Queer Films Screening
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
7-8pm
ONE Archives Gallery & Museum presents a screening of videos by contemporary queer artists including works by Zach Blas, Deanna Erdmann, Aimee Goguen, Lindsay Laven, and Chris Vargas.This free event is presented as part of Move In, a weeklong series of performance and dance residencies by a variety of Los Angeles-based artists. 

Wall Works: Art of Exchange
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica)
6-7pm
Opening reception for the 20th installation of Wall Works. This biannual exhibition features the works created in the Art of Exchange, a local outreach program that connects contemporary artists with students from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Event attendees can participate in their own arts and crafts projects at the event. On view through February 3, 2013.

What Can We Learn from Documenta 13
18th Street Art Center (Santa Monica)
7pm
Presented by discussion series SOC(i)AL: Art + People, this event features speakers present images and explore selected Documenta projects from the summer of 2012 throughout Kassel Germany. Moderated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, the talk features presentations from artists and curators who participated in or visited the contemporary art exhibition Documenta 13. The evening will look at projects and reflect on the relation to current social practice.

Cecil Taylor
REDCAT (Downtown)
8:30pm
REDCAT and MOCA present a solo performance by iconic pianist and poet Cecil Taylor. Now his in 80s, Taylor has been awarded both Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships for his jazz-based music. This show is presented in conjunction with MOCA’s current exhibition Blues For Smoke, which explores ideas and forms of Blues music in contemporary art. Tickets are $55 and available online.

SAVE THE DATE

Neon Bus Tour Presented in Conjunction with Mary Weatherford
Departs from LA><ART (Culver City)
Friday, October 26th | 8-11pm
The Museum of Neon Art | Neon Cruise™ is an urban electric adventure led by Eric Lynxwiler, who will give facts and fun throughout L.A.’s historic Broadway Theater District, Chinatown, Hollywood, and neighborhoods in-between. See the lights of Los Angeles atop an open air double-decker bus. The tour is presented in conjunction with Mary Weatherford’s Bakersfield Paintings currently at LA><ART. There is a limited capacity; to buy tickets please call 310.559.0166 or email info@laxart.org.

Artists’ Books & Cookies
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Saturday, October 27th | 11am–8pm
Co-hosted with Mexico City-based Biblioteca Alumnos47, this one-day event is devoted to artists’ books and features presentations by contemporary artists, historians, curators, and critics that relate to the production of artists’ books, their history, and their future. To accompany the discussions, Top Chef Masters Judge and LAist Food Editor Krista Simmons will select cookies from across Los Angeles to present throughout the day as refreshments and to encourage mingling and dialogue. The event will bring academic minds, artistic talents, and people simply curious to know more about artists’ books together for these informal and formal exchanges, which will be streamed live by KCHUNG Radio.

Fifth Annual Literati Toast
Central Library (Downtown)
Saturday, October 27th | 8pm
This benefit event for the Los Angeles Public Library will be hosted by Shepard and Amanda Fairey and feature appearances by Jack Black, Moby, Miranda July, and other artists who will read from or perform work that has been central and transformative to their development as artists. Food will be provided by Mas Malo. Tickets are $175 and available online.

 

Image:
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Undiscovered Genius of the Mississippi Delta, 1983, Acrylic, oil paintstick, and paper collage on canvas, five panels, 48 x 184 inches, The Brant Foundation Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut © 2012 The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society, New York

PLAN ForYourArt This Week: L.A.

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29

Jewish Homegrown History: Immigration, Identity, and Intermarriage
Skirball Cultural Center (Brentwood)
12-5pm
Opening day of an exhibition featuring home movies that reveal the personal experiences of California Jews. This gallery experience intertwines these amateur videos with commentary from scholars and historians, revealing a historical and emotional glimpse at the Jewish Californian experience. On view through September 2, 2012.

Screening: 24 Hours in Los Angeles
Mandrake (Culver City)
12pm-12am
The Mandrake hosts a screening of Sam Gordon’s 24 Hours in Los Angeles: The Lost Kinetic World, Volumes 1-12. This day-long film is a selection from Gordon’s 100 hour work in progress. The event includes a performance/installation featuring Jacob Robichaux and Amy Yao and repeats the following day, Friday, March 30.

Live Read of The Big Lebowski, Directed by Jason Reitman
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
7:30pm
This year’s final installment of Jason Reitman’s Live Read productions will once again feature a cast of notable actors reading the script of a well-known film in LACMA’s Bing Theater. Past film selections have included Reservoir Dogs and The Breakfast Club. Stand-by tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. Additional ticket information is available online.

An Evening With Richard Ehrlich
Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City)
6:30pm
Lecture by photographer Richard Ehrlich, who will discuss digital optimization as a photographic technique. Ehrlich’s work has been the subject of more than 30 gallery shows and is on display in museums throughout the United States and Europe. Tickets are available online.

A Perpetual Conceptual Program: A Tribute to Ed Kienholz’s Watercolors
LAND (West Hollywood)
12-6pm
Originally presented at Eugenia Butler Gallery in 1969, the Barter Show consisted of a series of watercolor washes on 12 x 16 inch paper, which Kienholz bartered for the sums, objects, or experiences painted on them. For this tribute, a group of contemporary artists have been commissioned to create works, following Kienholz’s guidelines, to be bartered at Barney’s Beanery on April 10th. All works to be bartered will be on view at Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler through April 7, 2012.

A Case for Education
Mr. C Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills)
7-9pm
A Case for Education celebrates City Year, an organization that works to alleviate the high school drop out rate in Los Angeles, with a rooftop wine tasting event that includes a silent auction. Tickets are $50 and available online.

Eric Erlandson
Skylight Books (Los Feliz)
7:30pm
Eric Erlandson, guitarist and co-founder of the band Hole, will discuss and sign his debut book, Letters to Kurt, an elegy to his friend Kurt Cobain.

See What Love the Father Hath Given Us
Machine Project (Echo Park)
8:30pm
Opening night of this “religio-dramedy” play which tells the story of three big box store employees who travel through tiers of reality taking on aspects of the Holy Trinity. Each performance is limited to twelve audience members who will be immersed in various scenarios in a theater specifically constructed for this production. Through April 24, 2012. Tickets available online.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30

The Paranoia of Time
Carter & Citizen (Culver City)
6-9pm
Opening reception for this group show curated by John Knuth. The Paranoia of Time brings together works that deal with the element of time as encroaching, inevitable, and inescapable. On view through April 28, 2012.

Hookers
Corey Helford Gallery (Culver City)
7-10pm
This group exhibition curated by painter Natalia Fabia will feature 22 artists’ interpretations of the word “hooker.” The show will primarily feature figurative paintings and is happening in conjunction with Fabia’s Miss Hooker Beauty Pageant 2012which takes place on Friday, March 30.  On view through April 10, 2012.

Madcap Modernism: Mid-Century Cartoons from UPA and Beyond
LACMA (Mid-Wilshire)
7:30pm
This screening of rare and archival cartoons celebrates the modernist style embraced by the animators of the 1950s. Curated by animation historian Jerry Beck, this event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition California Design. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Bailout: The Movie
Cinefamily (Fairfax)
7pm
This documentary about the financial crisis in the United States features commentary by well-known personalities from across the political spectrum. Bailout also tells the story of a group of friends on a cross-country road trip and the people affected by the recession whom they encounter along the way.

Val Kilmer in Citizen Twain
Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Hollywood)
7pm
Opening performance of Citizen Twain, written, directed by and starring Val Kilmer. $60 ticket includes post-performance Q&A with Kilmer. Tickets available online.

Miss Hooker Beauty Pageant 2012
Dragonfly Bar (Hollywood)
8pm
The Corey Helford Gallery presents Natalia Fabia’s Miss Hooker Beauty Pageant 2012. Running on the notion that a hooker is “someone who sells one’s talents, abilities, or name for money,” the event features female musicians and artists displaying their talents in three pageant-style rounds. Comedian Brian Posehn will host. Tickets are $10.

Art for the People Spring Art Sale
Margaret Garcia Studio (Highland Park)
7-10:30pm
Group  show and sale by local artists including Margaret Garcia, Bonnie Lambert, Lynne Dwyer, Dolores Guerrero, and Michael Rascon. This exhibition features oil paintings, sculpture, prints, and more, and all items are priced at less than $500. Show on view/sale through Sunday, April 1, 2012.

First Fridays with Dr. Jared Diamond
Natural History Museum (Downtown)
5pm
First Friday will feature a lecture by author and scientist Dr. Jared Diamond, who will speak about language diversity and multilingualism around the world. This event, which is replacing the April 1 First Friday, includes tours of the museum, performances by Matthew Dear, and Songodsuns and DJ sets by KCRW’s Anthony Valadez and Eric J. Lawrence.

Fake it Till You Make It
I Am 8 Bit Gallery (Echo Park)
7-10pm
This pop up shop will feature will feature a variety of prints and accessories by artists Ashkahn Shahparnia and Adi Goodrich in addition to a new in-store recycled wood structure. Through April 29, 2012.

Mark Verabioff: Crack Attack
Night Gallery (Highland Park)
10pm-2am
An exhibition by Los Angeles-based multimedia artist Mark Verabioff, who will perform at 11pm. Verabioff is known for exhibition and performance art, drawings, and sculpture. Crack Attack continues at Night Gallery from April 3-5, 2012.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

Pacific Standard Time: Free Admission Day
Participating Museums
Pacific Standard Time will celebrate its closing day with free admission to twenty exhibitions throughout Southern California. Participating venues include the Getty Center, the Eames Foundation, Pacific Asia Museum, Pomona College Museum of Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Win Pacific Standard Time in Print: The Catalogue Show
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
11am-8pm
Independently commemorating the unprecedented initiative of 
Pacific Standard Time, and in conjunction with its closing day celebration, ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. presents Win Pacific Standard Time in Print: The Catalogue Show, a one-day activity featuring an installation of the entire library of Pacific Standard Time catalogues and publications, awarded to one attendee via an in-space drawing after the event. 

All In for the 99%
400 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, 90035 (Miracle Mile)
10:30am-6:30pm
This day long art, music, literary, and cultural activism event is sponsored by Rebuild the Dream, Moveon.org, Courage Campaign and the SEIU. Programming includes DJ sets by The Embassy, presentations by Slake Magazine and Funny or Die, and a lecture by environmental advocate Van Jones. The event culminate will in the creation of a human 99 %, which will be aerially photographed.

Panel Discussion: Molly Barnes with Peter Shire and Frank Romero
Tobey C. Moss Gallery (Mid-Wilshire)
3:30pm
Gallery owner, author, art dealer, radio personality, and critic Molly Barnes will moderate a discussion with artists Peter Shire and Frank Romero. Reservations suggested. RSVP to tobeymoss@earthlink.net.

Mark Verabioff: Page Tears
Artist Curated Projects (Hollywood)
4-6pm
Los Angeles-based visual and performance artist Mark Verabioff presents a collection of works. Verabioff is known for exhibition and performance art, drawings, and sculpture. This show will highlight Verabioff’s tendency to use words as image. On view through April 14, 2012.

Nymphas Dissolutio: The Bride Revisited
Frank Pictures Gallery (Santa Monica)
5-7pm
Opening reception for this photographic installation by Mercedes Gertz and Nancy Louise Jones. Gertz spent ten years collecting her divorced friends’ discarded bridal portraits, which she and Jones then assembled into Mandalas, circular symbols that Carl Jung called “the representation of the unconscious self” thus creating a new symbolism from the detritus. RSVP to laurie@frankpicturesgallery.com. On view through April 27, 2012.

Charlotta Westergren
Patrick Painter, Inc. (Santa Monica)
6-8pm
Opening reception for New York-based artist Charlotta Westergren. The exhibition will feature five Medieval tapestry-inspired paintings along with a flower installation.

Month of Photography Los Angeles
Bergamot Station (Santa Monica)
7-10pm
Official opening night celebration for Month of Photography Los Angeles. This event will feature a gallery hop of participating Bergamot Station venues in addition to music, drinks, video projections and food trucks.

Sarah Braman
International Art Objects Gallery (Culver City)
6-8pm
Opening reception of works by Sarah Braman. Braman is a New York-based artist and the co-owner of the artist-driven gallery CANADA. On view through May 5, 2012.

Jonas Wood
David Kordansky Gallery (Culver City)
6-9pm
Opening reception of new works by painter Jonas Wood. On view through May 12, 2012.

Eric Freeman
Western Project (Culver City)
6-8pm
Opening reception for the first new works in five years by New York-based abstract oil painter Eric Freeman. This collection explores variations of light through color-rich pigments. On view through May 5, 2012.

Hugo Wilson: Ideal Hauntology
Mihai Nicodim Gallery (Culver City)
6-9pm
Opening reception for the first solo US show by British artist Hugo Wilson, who explores art, science, and social and biological processes through drawings, paintings and multimedia installations. This exhibition plays with the concept of hauntology, which suggest that we are drawn to aesthetics and ideas from the past. On view through May 12, 2012.

Watts House Spring Cleaning Project
1726 E. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90002 (Watts)
9am-2pm
Artist-driven neighborhood redevelopment group The Watts House Project will team up with Urban Plunge for a day of spring cleaning in the area surrounding Watts Towers. The event will include picking up trash around the neighborhood, painting, light landscaping, gardening, and a BBQ at the end of the day.

Spring Brewery ArtWalk 2012
Brewery Arts Complex (Downtown)
11am-6pm
This annual open-studio event at the Brewery Arts Complex will feature the work of more than 100 artists who reside in the historic Brewery. The ArtWalk will continue on Sunday, April 1.

The End (Highland Park)
8pm
Hilaria is a one night fundraising event for the third edition of the artist journal Material. Hilaria‘s live and silent auctions will feature works by artists including Danielle Adair, Olivia Booth, Alex Slade, Yunhee Min, Eric Yahnker, and James Welling.   

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Libros Schmibros Book Club
Hammery Museum (Westood)
1pm
Libros Schmibros is back at the Hammer with a monthly book club led by co-directors David Kipen and Colleen Jaurretche. Already Dead by Denis Johnson, coincides with the author’s visit on April 17.

Second Skins: Opening Day and Lecture
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
2pm
Opening day of Second Skins, an exhibition featuring painted barkcloth from the Ituri rainforest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the mountains of eastern Papua New Guinea. Second Skins explores barkcloth’s evolution from functional clothing to art. On view through August 26, 2012, this exhibition commences with a free lecture by Fowler curators Gemma Rodrigues, Roy Hamilton, and Enid Schildkrout.

Patricia Lennox-Boyd: The Pull
The Vanity (Mid-Wilshire)
3-6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of prints and sculptures by London-based artist Patricia Lennox-Boyd. On view through April 22, 2012.

Rory Devine: We Can Plant a House, We Can Build a Tree
CB1 Gallery (Downtown)
5-7pm
Opening reception for the first solo Los Angeles show by New York-based painter and mixed media artist Rory Devine. On view through April 29, 2012.

Timothy Nolan: Restack
CB1 Gallery (Downtown)
5-7pm
Opening reception for a collection of new works by multimedia artist Timothy Nolan. Restack includes Nolan’s first free-standing, large scale sculpture as well as a series of wall works on glass panels and another on cut paper. On view through April 29, 2012.

No Dancing
Favorite Goods (Chinatown)
7-10pm
Opening reception for No Dancing, the group show and publication from the Mountain School of Arts class of 2012. On view through April 22.

MONDAY, APRIL 2

Rock and Eagle Shop Grand Opening
Rock and Eagle Shop (Eagle Rock)
5-9pm
This art space and store features over 350 rock and eagle themed curiosities sourced from all over the United States. Objects include pet rocks, pop rocks, hide-a-key rocks, and eagle dream catchers. Entertainment for this grand opening event will be provided by ukulele player Janet Klein and musician and poet Mason Williams, who first conceived of the store in 1964. The event will also feature an exhibition of eagle and rock inspired works by local artists.

Sad People Talking
Royal/T (Culver City)
6:30pm
Sad People Talking is an experimental weekly live comedy show featuring new material from Los Angeles-based and national stand-up comedians and character performers. This week’s comedians include Amaya Perea, Brent Weinbach, DC Pierson and host Emily Maya Mills. The event’s dinner special features a free beer with the purchase of a hamburger. 

PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers
The Icon Gallery (Mid-Wilshire)
6-8pm
This event, part of Month of Photography Los Angeles, will introduce PDN magazine’s thirty photographers to watch for. PDN Editor Holly Stuart Hughes and VP/Publisher Lauren Wendle will discuss this group of artists, several of whom will be in attendance.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3

Herbs Ritts: L.A. Style
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
10am-5:30pm
This exhibition explores Herb Ritts’s extensive photographic career, including a selection of renowned and previously unpublished photographs, as well as his directorial projects. Ritts was a Los Angeles-based photographer who, from the 1970s until his death in 2002, gained international acclaim for his unique images of fashion models, nudes, and celebrities. The exhibition will also include a selection of music videos and commercials directed by Ritts. On view through August 26, 2012.

Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
10am-5:30pm
Drawn from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection, this exhibition surveys some of the visual strategies used by photographers to picture the famous from the 1840s to the year 2000. On view through August 26, 2012.

Hermann Lederle: Footprints on Snow
Frank Pictures Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening day of an exhibition of works by painter Hermann Lederle. An artist reception will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2012, and the exhibition will be on view through April 27, 2012.

Screening: Blume in Love
Skirball Cultural Center (Brentwood)
8pm
Screening of this 1973 film starring George Segal, Kris Kristofferson and Shelly Winters. Blume in Love tells the story of a recently divorced man who realizes he might still be in love with his ex-wife. A conversation between Segal and director Paul Mazursky will follow the screening.

Screening: The Seventh Cross
Getty Center (Brentwood)
7pm
Screening of Fred Zinnemann’s 1944 drama The Seventh Cross. This movie follows a former German communist’s escape from a concentration camp in prewar Nazi Germany. A conversation with actress Marsha Hunt and Zinnemann scholars Jan-Christopher Horak and Jennifer Smyth will follow the screening. This is the first of the Getty’s four-part Zinnemann film series.

Stay Home and Read a Book Ball
Various Locations
11:45pm
The 24th edition of this “non-event” event benefits the Los Angeles Library Foundation. To participate, simply sign up to attend, select your level of participation and then, just as they instruction say, stay home, read a book, and have a ball. The event is chaired by author Jonathan Lethem and benefits the Foundation’s cultural and educational outreach programs including the award-winning lecture series [ALOUD] at Central Library.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

Author Reading: Monte Schultz
Skylight Books
7:30pm
Monte Schulz will read from and sign The Big Town, the last book in his Jazz Age trilogy. This novel explores the themes of decadence, wealth, and consumption in Jazz Age America. Schulz says he wrote this trilogy for his father, the late cartoonist and Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.

Image:

Marie Jo Perec by Herb Ritts

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Posted on: October 10th, 2012

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The Creative Time Summit 2012: Confronting Inequity
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (60 Washington Square South, Suite 503)
Friday, October 12 | 10am-6:30pm
In light of the tumultuous political events of the past year, the 2012 Creative Time Summit conference will address the extreme wealth disparity that is increasingly affecting the global economy and politics. Presenters at the 2012 Creative Time Summit: Confronting Inequity, including keynote speakers Slavoj Žižek and Martha Rosler, will reflect upon recent upheavals in the international political and economic climate, focusing specifically on the topic of wealth inequity across the globe and the ways in which it erodes democracy. 

Coming Soon

Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980
MoMA PS1 (4601 21st Street, Queens)
11am-5pm
A comprehensive exhibition that examines the vital legacy of the city’s African American visual artists. Now Dig This! comprises 140 works from 35 artists that have rarely been shown in a museum setting and includes early pieces by now well-established artists as well as works once considered “lost.”

Closing Soon

Mary Weatherford: Manhattan
Brennan & Griffin (55 Delancey Street)
An exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Mary Weatherford. In Manhattan, Weatherford focuses her attention on New York – where she lived from 1984 – 1999. Drawing on memory and experience of sites both personally and culturally significant, these large-scale paintings explore the indelible impressions left by the city. Weatherford continues her interest in combining a range of sources to create works that explore the fidelity and vibrancy of recollection. On view through October 14, 2012.

Rodney McMillian: Prospect Ave.
Maccarone (Greenwich Village)
This exhibition features a multidisciplinary collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Rodney McMillian. Inspired by that artists’ former home, Prospect Ave. includes a tunnel-like environment spanning the length of the gallery that is composed of various works McMillian made during the last three years. On view through October 27, 2012.

Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Avenue)
This comprehensive mid-career survey features over 70 color photographs and five video installations by the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. Rineke Dijkstra is organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. On view through October 8, 2012.

Andrea Zittel: Fluid Panel State
Andrea Rosen Gallery (525 West 24th Street)
In this exhibition, Andrea Zittel addresses the slim differences between visual and functional objects including woven blankets, panels, and sheets. Zittel’s installation also includes gouache and watercolor drawings, paintings, new furniture pieces, and a video Power Point, among other works. On view through October 27, 2012.

Frank Benson, Peter Fischli, and David Weiss: Airports and Extusions
Andrew Kreps Gallery (525 West 22nd Street)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists Frank Benson, Peter Fischli, and David Weiss.Airports and Extusions includes a series of ceramic sculptures by Benson and photographs by the artist team Fischli and Weiss. On view through October 27, 2012.

The Feverish Library
Friedrich Petzel Gallery (537 West 22nd Street)
A group exhibition organized in cooperation with Matthew Higgs. The Feverish Library brings together a number of artworks that consider the book as a conceptual, psychological, and cultural form. In some pieces, the actual physicality of the book is addressed. On view through October 20, 2012.

James Welling: Overflow
David Zwirner (533 West 19th Street)
The exhibition comprises three distinct but related bodies of work – Wyeth, Fluid Dynamics, and Frolic Architecture – all which explore photography’s relationship to painting. In the ongoing series Wyeth, Welling traveled to Maine and Pennsylvania in pursuit of the subjects and places painted by American artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), who was a major source of inspiration in Welling’s early years as an artist. On view through October 27, 2012.

Toba Khedoori
David Zwirner (525 West 19th Street)
An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Toba Khedoori. Khedoori is known for her precisely rendered, intricate works depicting familiar objects divorced from any background. For the past two decades she has created her own atlas of solitary spaces, windows, doors, train compartments, and horizon lines always devoid of a human presence. On view through October 27, 2012.

Ongoing Exhibitions

Picasso Black and White
Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Avenue)
In the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Picasso’s black-and-white works in such depth, see 118 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by the Spanish master, many of which are on public display for the first time. On view through January 23, 2013.

Wade Gutyon OS
Whitney Museum of American Art (945 Madison Avenue)
Over the past decade, New York–based artist Wade Guyton (b. 1972) has pioneered a body of work that explores our changing relationships to images and artworks through the use of common digital technologies, such as the desktop computer, scanner, and inkjet printer. Comprising more than eighty works dating from 1999 to the present, Guyton’s first midcareer survey features a non-chronological design in which staggered rows of parallel walls confront the viewer like the layered pages of a book or stacked windows on a monitor. On view through January 13, 2012.

Stray Light Grey: Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe
Marlborough Chelsea (545 West 25th Street)
Through a series of fictional and historical narratives, artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have composed an expansive, alternate world that reimagines culture through subjects such as rogue science, psychedelic drugs, mega-conventions, and hypertrophic urbanism. On view through October 27, 2012.

Gelitin
Greene Naftali Gallery (526 West 26th St.)
An exhibition of work by the Austrian art collective Gelitin, whose last show at the Greene Naftali involved creating a sculptural installation while blindfolded and half-naked. On view through November 13, 2012.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years
Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue)
Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol’s paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations. On view through December 31, 2012.

Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets
MoMA (11 West 53 Street)
This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers’ work in all their fields of creative activity. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works as well as designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances. On view through January 7, 2013.

Image:
David Hammons, America the Beautiful, 1968. In the Hammer Museum’s Now Dig This.