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PLAN ForYourArt THIS WEEK: L.A.

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

TedxSanta Monica: Art
William Turner Gallery (Santa Monica)
6pm
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)
7pm
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)
4pm
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 lauren@soberandlonely.org. 15 minute sessions will be available between 4-7pm.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

Janet & Janet Shop
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd (Miracle Mile)
6pm
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)
5pm
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.

PLAY MOCA
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
6-10pm
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 celebrate@foryourart.com for your chance to win tickets.

Kenneth Tam: Two and a Half Hands and Max Maslansky: Painting
Pauline (Mt. Washington)
7pm
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)
7pm
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)
8pm
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)
8pm
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.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

Slangfest 2
LA><ART (Culver City)
11am
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)
2am
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)
2pm
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)
6pm
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)
7pm
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)
8:30pm
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)
8pm
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.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

KChung Summer Bash
1526 Fishburn Ave. (Lincoln Park)
2pm
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.

Soundshoppe
Center for the Arts (Eagle Rock)
2pm
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.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27

Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption: The Village
Cinefamily (Fairfax)
7:30pm
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.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

Performance: Mash Up: Collage from 1930 to the Present
L&M Arts (Venice)
7pm
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.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

Me Me Time with Marco Rios
Pop Hop Books and Print (Eagle Rock)
7:45pm
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)
5:30pm
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.

Image:
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

PLAN ForYourArt THIS WEEK: L.A.

Posted on: March 7th, 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 Sampling of Picks for the Week.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8

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)
5-8pm
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)
6pm
Vocalist Teira Church appears at Fowler Out Loud for a solo performance of creative interpretations of jazz standards.

Downtown Art Walk
Various Locations (Downtown)
6-10pm
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)
8-10pm
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)
8-11pm
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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

ArtNight Pasadena
Various Locations (Pasadena)
6-10pm
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)
7-10pm
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)
7:30pm
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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

Organic Edible Gardening Series
The Huntington (San Marino)
9:30am-12:30pm
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)
1:30-3:30pm
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)
2-6pm
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)
6-8pm
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)
6-8pm
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)
6-8pm
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)
6-8pm
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)
6-9pm
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)
7-10pm
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)
6-8pm
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)
7-10pm
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)
6-9pm
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)

6-8pm

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)
6-9pm
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)
6-10pm
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)
7-10pm
Opening reception for two exhibitions at Cirrus Gallery. Open Network, the final installment of Cirrus’ Once Emerging, Now Emerging series. Hinged to the website oncenowexhibition.com, 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)
7-10pm
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)
7-11pm
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)
7:30pm
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)
7:30pm
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.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11

Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs
BCAM at LACMA (Miracle Mile)
11am-8pm
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)
5:30pm
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)
5:30pm
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)
7:30pm
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.

MONDAY, MARCH 12

Jason Kraus: Dinner Repeated
Redling Fine Art (Hollywood)
8pm
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 office@redlingfineart.com 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)
7:30pm
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.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

Lecture: In Conversation: Lynn Aldrich, Benjamin Ball, and Merry Norris with Art Critic Scarlet Cheng
A+D Museum (Miracle Mile)
6:30-8:30pm
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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

Lecture: Sam Wagstaff: From Minimalism to Mapplethorpe
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
3pm
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.

Image:

Pages from Fruits & Nuts by Laura Owens

 

PLAN ForYourArt THIS WEEK: L.A.

Posted on: September 5th, 2012

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Lecture and Discussion: Actual Size
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
6pm
This free event features Chrissie Iles, curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, discussing Michael Heizer’s Actual Size: Munich Rotary. Following the lecture, photographer Mark Ruwedel joins Britt Salvesen, LACMA curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, for a gallery conversation.

Tony Bevan: Recent Paintings and Shirazeh Houshiary: String Quintet
LA Louver (Venice)
6pm
Opening reception for two shows. Tony Bevan’s Recent Paintings features the British artist’s ongoing examination of the head through self-portraiture as well as a new series of paintings and drawings that depict a solitary tree. London-based artist Shirazeh Houshiary’s 16 foot sculpture String Quartet to be exhibited in the gallery’s open air Skyroom. Both shows on view through October 6, 2012.

Euripides’ Helen
Getty Villa (Pacific Palisades)
8pm
The Getty Villa presents a performance of Euripides’ dramatic play Helen. Written in 412 B.C., the play tells an alternative version of the story of Helen of Troy. The show is directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. Tickets begin at $42 and are available online.

Material and Culture
MAK Center at the Schindler House (West Hollywood)
7pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by the 34th group of MAK Center residents, who will present the results of their six-month stay in the historic Mackey Apartments. Featured artists include architects Lukas Allner, Moritz Heimrath, and Mechthild Weber; artists Johannes Schwieger and Karen Stoyanov, and artist and architect Kostis Velonis. Admission to this show is free.

La Mer de Glace: 2012 Overture
West Los Angeles College Art Gallery (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists Dominique Kippelen, Glenn Bach, Oguri, and Lothar Schmitz. This show is curated by Kio Griffith. On view through October 1, 2012.

András Blazsek and France Jobin
LACE (Hollywood)
7pm
This event features performances from sound artists András Blazsek and France Jobin. Blazsek’s performance is based on the research works and legacy of scientist Royal R. Rife. Jobin’s performance responds to Steve Roden’s exhibition Shells, Bells, Steps and Silences. Tickets are $10 and available online.

The Planter Show
ForYourArt @ 6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
7-10pm
The Planter Show takes the form of a flower pot as a starting point to consider the sculptural, functional, and cultural implications of putting plants into containers. This event includes numerous works by emerging and established artists from Los Angeles, ranging from straightforward pots with holes in the bottom to sculptures that reconsider the hybrid outdoor-indoor space created by a plant in a portable container. The Planter Show is curated by Lisa Sitko and Matthias Merkel Hess. For a full list of events click here. There will be construction intermittently on Wilshire Blvd. from Fairfax Ave. to La Brea Ave. throughout September; take 6th or 8th Streets to avoid the closures.

The Art of Devotion in the Middle Ages
Getty Center (Brentwood)
10am
This new exhibition at The Getty features a series of illuminated manuscripts that were used for private and communal prayer during the Middle Ages. The first part of this two phase exhibition features works including The Coronation of the Virgin and Legend of the Venerable Men Aimo and Vermondo. Manuscript pages to be turned on November 13, 2012. On view through February 3, 2013.

Stop Making Sense
Machine Project (Echo Park)
8pm
This free event features a series of performances that push the boundaries of disbelief.  Christian Cummings and Michael Decker will present Spectral Psychography in which they use blindfolds and a Ouija board to create original drawings. Michelle Levy then presents a multi-media presentation based on a recurring vision she believes can bring solace and joy to the world. Stop Making Sense also includes musical performances by Anne Hege and Roddy Schrock.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Liz Glynn: Hoard
Redling Fine Art (Hollywood)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Liz Glynn. Hoard explores the concepts of the limitless accumulation and protection of wealth via a set of objects that consider the private act of hoarding valuables. On view through October 26, 2012.

Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens: Real Failure Needs No Excuse
Monte Vista (Highland Park)
7pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by Canadian artists Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens. Real Failure Needs No Excuses features a three-channel video installation that explores the potential of non-productive actions. The opening event will also include a live performance of Until It Is Totally Destroyed, Unrecognizable at 7:30pm. This show explores the explores the concept of imminent failure. On view through October 6, 2012.

Nailed
Subliminal Projects (Echo Park)
8pm
Opening reception for a group exhibition featuring artwork by Liz Baca, Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee, Dzine, Igor Jovic, Simone Lueck, Chris Mosier, Kai Regan, Dominique Renee, Jamel Shabazz, Mickalene Thomas, and Monika Zbijowska. Nailed is inspired by the 2011 publication titled Nailed: The History of Nail Culture and Dzine and features nail art-inspired photographs, sculpture, and sneakers.  On view through October 6, 2012.

Discussion: “How Can L.A.’s Art Museums Thrive?
Zócalo Public Square at Grand Park (Downtown)
6pm
This event features Los Angeles County Museum of Art Director Michael Govan, Getty Museum Director Timothy Potts, and Hammer Museum Director Ann Philbin in discussion regarding the hopes and challenges facing Los Angeles art museums. This free event is presented by Zócalo and KCRW. Discussion will be moderated by Jori Finkel, Arts Reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

Screening: Cereus & Whatnot
ForYourArt @ 6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
8pm
Carolyn Kaylor’s 2006 film Cereus & Whatnot is a dramatic allegory inspired by and partly about an enigmatic plant commonly known as the Night Blooming Cereus. Employing documentary and narrative elements, the film is a meditation on nature in captivity, life, death and cinematic expectation. This free event is presented in conjunction with The Planter Show.

Odd Ghosts and Unlikely Dancers: Bessie Kunath and Phyllis Green
WEEKEND (Los Feliz)
7pm
Opening reception for Odd Ghosts and Unlikely Dancers, an exhibition of video and sculpture curated by Michelle Carla Handel and featuring the work of artists Phyllis Green and Bessie Kunath. The show explores the concepts of redefinition and falling short of certain expectations. On view through September 30, 2012.

Drawing on the Psyche 
Elephant Art Space (Glassell Park)
7pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Nicole Antebi, Jani Benjamins, Jay Lizo, and Colin Roberts. The pieces in Drawing on the Psyche depict the various manifestations of drawing in relation to the human psyche. On view through September 27, 2012.

Erin Boyle and Jonathan P. Russell
haleARTS (Santa Monica)
5pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists Erin Boyle and Jonathan P. Russell. This collection includes paintings and mixed media collages. On view through September 19, 2012.

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: L’Oiseau dans l’espace
Christopher Grimes Gallery (Santa Monica)
7pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by Chicago-based artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle. L’Oiseau dans l’Espace features three new bodies of work that explore the permeability and sustainability of the atmosphere through multiple perspectives. On view through October 27, 2012.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto
Loyola Marymount University (Marina del Rey)
4pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto, who is known for creating temporary, intricate, large-scale installations out of salt. Return to the Sea features an on-site installation in the gallery and also includes salt drawings, photographs, and a video documenting Yamamoto’s process and inspiration. On view through December 8, 2012.

Wes Hempel
George Billis Gallery (Culver City)
5pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Wes Hempel. The paintings in this collection re-envision the depiction of masculinity in contemporary art. On view through October 6, 2012.

JP Munro
International Art Objects Galleries (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist JP Munro. This collection features a series of paintings. On view through October 20, 2012.

Disambiguation
Carmichael Gallery (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists Carlos Mare, Rae MartiniRemi/Rough, and Sixeart. Inspired by street art, the works in Disambiguation are contemporary abstract interpretations of the traditional graffiti form. On view through October 6, 2012.

Serban Savu: Overview
Mihai Nicodim Gallery (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by Romanian artist Serban Savu. The paintings in Overview explore the daily realities of life in Romania after the end of Cold War and offer a glimpse into the lives of present-day Romanians. On view through October 20, 2012.

Yumiko Kayukawa: Hakuryuu – White Dragon
LeBasse Projects (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by Japanese artist Yumiko Kayukawa. The manga-influenced paintings in Hakuryuu, (the Japanese word for “white dragon” a symbol of good fortune), are a reaction to the earthquake that hit Japan in 2011 and explore coping mechanisms in the aftermath of the tragedy. On view through October 6, 2012.

Federico Solmi: Chinese Democracy and the Last Day on Earth
Luis de Jesus (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for Chinese Democracy and the Last Day on Earth, a new animated film by video artist Federico Solmi. The film is the next chapter in Solmi’s ongoing exploration of the the self-destructive nature of mankind through commentary on contemporary culture. This ten minute film is on view through October 20, 2012.

Seth Weiner: Twitter Carrier Pigeons
Venice 6114 (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Seth Weiner. Twitter Carrier Pigeons is curated by Sergio Bromberg. On view through October 8, 2012.

Thomas Lawson: In the Belly of the Beast
David Kordansky Gallery (Culver City)
6pm
In the Shadow of the Beast features a series of new paintings by artist Thomas Lawson. Consisting of medium and large scale canvases, the show presents the latest developments in Lawson’s ongoing investigation of allegory and the human figure. On view through October 20, 2012.

Andy Freeberg: Art Fare and Alexandra Bellissimo: Simulations
Kopekin Gallery (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for two shows. Art Fare features a collection of photographs by artist Andy Freeberg. Alexandra Bellissimo’s Simulations features a collection of photo collages which depict psychological and emotional states by merging the human figure with natural elements. Both shows on view through October 27, 2012.

Friedrich Kunath: Lacan’s Haircut
Blum & Poe (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Friedrich Kunath. Lacan’s Haircut features a series of new paintings and also includes sculpture, floor coverings, video, and an accompanying book entitled You Owe Me a Feeling with text by David Berman. On view through October 27, 2012.

Melodie Mousset: Impulsive Control
Susanne Vielmetter Projects (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Melodie Mousset. Impulsive Control is a multidisciplinary show centered around the recording of a performance piece Mousset privately performed in her studio in collaboration with the ceramist Christopher Miller. On view through October 20, 2012.

Andrea Bowers: Help the Work Along
Susanne Vielmetter (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of new works by Andrea Bowers. Focused around three large-scale drawings, Help the Work Along is a feminist-centric celebration of workers’ rights movements, highlighting nonhierarchical labor organizing strategies and the use of craft, artistry, and pageantry as political tools. On view through October 20, 2012.

April Street: Portraits and Ropes
Carter & Citizen (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of mixed media works by artist April Street. On view through October 13, 2012.

Candice Lin: It Makes the Patient See Pictures
Francois Ghebaly Gallery (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of sculptural works by artist Candice Lin that explore the concept of power through the subjects of food and sexuality. Incorporated materials include dried and carved root vegetables, a tarred black pig, a field of corn, and recreations of historical objects of culture recreated as silicone dildos. On view through October 13, 2012.

Sarah Cain: Freedom is a Prime Number
Honor Fraser Gallery (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of work by Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Cain. Freedom Is a Prime Number is Cain’s first Los Angeles solo exhibition and features site-specific paintings  created in the gallery as a reaction to that particular space. On view through October 13, 2012.

Tomokazu Matsuyama: New Work
Mark Moore Gallery (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of new works by Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama. This exhibition features seven new compositions and one small-scale sculpture showcasing Matsuyama’s complex combination of graphic sensibility and Japanese iconography. On view through October 20, 2012.

Thomas Burke: New Paintings
Western Project (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of new works by painter Thomas Burke. This exhibition continues Burke’s interest in systems, minimalism, Op Art from the 1960s and 70s as well as contemporary graphic design, digital technology, and the history of abstract geometric painting. On view through October 6, 2012.

Aaron Garber Maikovska: Counter-Moves
Greene Exhibitions (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for an immersive exhibition by artist Aaron Garber-Maikovska. Counter Moves features video, painting, drawing, and installation that promote creative play. Artist-led practices and performances of these techniques will occur throughout the run of Counter-Moves. On view through October 13, 2012.

Joel Otterson: Domestic Partners
Maloney Fine Art (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Joel Otterson. The sculptures in Domestic Partners combine aspects of domestic handicraft with traditional sculptural materials including copper pipe, wood, pottery, porcelain, china, earthenware, concrete, marble, stained glass, and lace. On view through October 18, 2012.

Daniel Joseph Martinez: I Am a Verb
Roberts & Tilton (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by artist Daniel Joseph Martinez. The works in I Am a Verb are influenced by the concept of living in a world informed by the notion of chaos. This is Martinez’ first gallery show in Los Angeles in ten years. On view through October 20, 2012.

Lola: Haro
CHG Circa (Culver City)
7pm
The inaugural exhibition at CHG Circa features works by artist Lola. The paintings in Haro are inspired by the artist’s recent move from Southern California to England. On view through October 6, 2012.

Jacci Den Hartog: Come and Show Me The Way
Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Santa Monica)
5pm
Come and Show Me the Way features a series of paintings incorporating Den Hartog’s signature desert landscape. A variety of works from Den Hartog’s early career in Los Angeles also be included. On view through October 6, 2012.

Michael Light: Two Sublimes, Idaho and Pamela Kendall: Yosemite
Craig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica)
5pm
Opening reception for two shows. Michael Light’s Two Sublimes, Idaho features two interrelated bodies of work made from his micro-light aircraft in the summer of 2009. Pamela Kendall’s Yosemite features paintings of Yosemite National Park. Both shows on view through October 13, 2012.

Kelly Reemtsen: Paper and Chalk
Skidmore Contemporary Art (Santa Monica)
5pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Kelly Reemtsen. Paper and Chalk features works of pastels on paper and the debut of works in woodcut, a new medium for Reemtsen. These works incorporate Reemtsen’s signature image of a solitary female figure in a vintage party dress carrying a tool that is traditionally associated with physical tasks performed by men. On view through October 6, 2012.

Peter Wegner: Buildings Made of Sky
Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Santa Monica)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Peter Wegner. In addition to the photographs in Buildings Made of Sky, Wegner will also exhibit O/N/E/T/H/I/N/G/L/E/A/D/S/T/O/A/N/O/T/H/E/R/, a sequence of 69 photographs installed in a single line encircling one room of the gallery. On view through October 27, 2012.

Bill Barminski: This Side Up
B7 Gallery (Santa Monica)
6pm
Opening reception for a solo show by Los Angeles-based artist and UCLA lecturer Bill Barminski. This Side Up features a pair of large scale video installations and a series of cardboard sculptures that play with the concepts of consumer-culture, mass media, and the nostalgia people feel towards “classic” products of the postwar era including guns, spray-paint cans, and skateboards.

Devin Troy Strother: Front, Back, Side to Side
Richard Heller Gallery (Santa Monica)
6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by Los Angeles-based artist Devin Strother. Front, Back, Side to Side features a series of paintings that experiment with perspective. The show’s concept was inspired by the lyrics to a song by rapper Ice T. On view through November 3, 2012.

Linda Smith
Bleicher Gallery (Santa Monica)
7:30pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Linda Smith. Smith’s paintings and ceramics incorporate bright colors and graphic styles and reflect both the artist’s personal life and present day social issues. On view through September 25, 2012.

Christopher Michlig: White Noise
Marine Contemporary (Venice)
6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Christopher Michlig. The pieces in White Noise are assembled from fabrics that create a series of abstract, geometric patterns. On view through October 13, 2012.

Second Self
LUX / EROS (Venice)
6pm
Opening reception for a group show curated by Joslin Van Arsdale. Second Self features works by artists Artists Mathieu Grac, Erin M. RIley, Brendan George Ko, Brendan Donnely, Tasmen Wojtanowski, and Michael Zachary. Works by this international group of artists focuses on the ways in which we create online identity in the 21st century. On view through October 1, 2012.

The Planter Show: Indigo Dying Workshop
ForYourArt @6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
2pm
This workshop teaches how to transform textiles with the natural blue dye derived from the Indigo plant. Bring light-colored cotton textiles to wrap, fold, twist, bend, bunch and then dip into the collective vat of dye. Led by artist and sustainable horticulturist, Kim Kelly, the workshop will cover all the basics of the  technique. RSVP to celebrate@foryourart.com to attend.

Penelope Gottlieb: Gone and Ruth Pastine: Counterpoint
Edward Cella Art + Architecture (Miracle Mile)
6pm
Opening reception for two shows. Penelope Gottlieb’s GONE features a series of paint and ink based works on canvas, panel, and paper that explore the concept of ecological crisis and botanical extinction. Ruth Pastine’s Counterpoint features a new series of pastel works on paper. Both shows on view through October 27, 2012.

Tomory Dodge
ACME. (Miracle Mile)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Tomory Dodge. This exhibition features a series of abstract paintings. On view through October 6, 2012.

Sounding: Simone Forti
The Box Gallery (Downtown)
6pm
After being closed for the summer, The Box reopens with an installation by Simone Forti. Sounding presents a wide-ranging installation by Forti that features a retrospective of pieces with a central element of sound. The pieces presented individually in the gallery’s open area will occasionally overlap and interact in the space. On view through September 20, 2012.

Alice Tippit: Imagine That You Are Embracing a Statue
Jancar Jones Gallery (Downtown)
6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by Chicago-based artist Alice Tippit. The paintings in Imagine That You Are Embracing a Statue include found imagery and text that create a body of work centered on the concept of ambiguous language. On view through October 13, 2012.  

Jonathan Zawada: Free Roam Above the Mist
PRISM (West Hollywood)
7pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Jonathan Zawada. Free Roam Above the Mist features a series of oil paintings depicting digital rendering of the Elbe Sandstone Mountainscapes, a topography most significant as a site represented by 19th century landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich. On view through October 6, 2012.

Out of the Racks: Non-Recent Acquisitions
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (Mid-City)
5pm
This group show features more than 100 works by artists including Max Beckmann, Norman Bluhm, Marc Chagall, George Condo, Richard Diebenkorn, Max Ernst, Claire Falkenstein, Arshile Gorky, Francisco Goya, David Hockney, Hundertwasser, Käthe Kollwitz, Jasper Johns, Jack Levine, Roy Lichtenstein, and Joan Miró. Out of the Racks is presented in conjunction with the gallery’s current exhibition Claire Falkenstein: An Expansive Universe. On view through October 27, 2012.

Rafaël Rozendaal: Everything Always Everywhere and Justin B. Hansch: Girls & Grils
Steve Turner Contemporary (Mid-City)
6pm
Opening reception for Everything Always Everywhere, artist Rafaël Rozendaal’s exhibition of digital paintings, websites as individual works of art, and installations featuring oscillating lights and reflections. Justin B. Hansch’s Girls and Grils features still lifes and figure paintings inspired by surf magazine pinups, beer commercials and the artist’s memories of being a teenager. On view through October 6, 2012.

Alex Becerra: It’s Not a Normal Office Job
Artist Curated Projects (Hollywood)
4pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Los Angeles-based artist Alex Becerra. The pieces in It’s Not a Normal Office Job use humor to escape the realities of daily life. On view through September 30, 2012.

Dirty Lights
Swinghouse Studios (Hollywood)
8pm
Opening reception for a group show of photography show featuring works by thirteen Los Angeles-based photographers including Eliot Lee Hazel, Tamar Levine, David Uzzardi, William Rot, Jason Alvino. This show is presented by the Dirty Lights Collective, Filter Magazine, Dilettante, Photoculture and Swing House Studios.

Rero: Image Not Available
Fabien Castanier Gallery (Studio City)
7pm
Opening reception for an exhibition by French artist RERO. The works in Image Not Available are influenced by Rero’s street art roots and incorporate the use of typography to explore concepts of copyright and destruction. On view through October 7, 2012.

Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled
Vincent Price Art Museum (Monterey Park)
6pm
Opening reception for a retrospective show featuring the work of Mexican artist Carlos Almaraz. A Life Recalled traces Almarez’s career from his upbringing in East LA to his years in New York and participation in the Chicano street arts movement. On view through December 8, 2012.  

Cabeza Debacle
Machine Project (Echo Park)
5pm
Machine Project presents an event inspired by the story of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s voyage from Spain to North America in the 16th Century. The evening will feature a group weeping and laughter ceremony, a clothing optional, english subtitled screening of the 1991 feature film Cabeza De Vaca, a series of special guests, and imported Spanish ham. Suggested donations of $50 or more can be made online.

The Distance Project
Favorite Goods (Chinatown)
8pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring an international group of artists including Amy Balkin, Bjarki Bragason, Joe Hoyt, Steve Kado, Louise Menzies, and Michala Paludan. Curated by Amy Howden-Chapman, The Distance Plan features works dealing with the philosophical complexities of climate change. A catalogue with new writing from curator Abby Cunnane, poet Airini Beautrais, and artist and urban planner Biddy Livesey accompanies the exhibition.

Curatorial Exchange
Fine Art Center of Irvine (Irvine)
5pm
Opening reception for an exhibition focusing on the various styles of twelve different curators. Organized by Carl Berg and featuring 12 curators including David McDonald, Laurie Steelink, and Immo Yuon, this exhibition includes a variety of spaces hosting each curator’s individual exhibition. On view through October 20, 2012.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Last Chance: Jack Goldstein X 10,000
Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach)
11am
Final day of the first American retrospective of Jack Goldstein, a central figure in Postmodernism in 1970s and 1980s. The exhibition includes two installations, 20 of Goldstein’s films, 22 paintings, 18 records with listening stations and selected writings produced between 1982 and 2002.

Staple Draping Workshop
Machine Project (Echo Park)
11am
Led by costume creator Laura Brody, this workshop teaches the art of staple draping, or making your own garments on another person using leftover fabrics, a stapler, staples and scissors. This how-to class shows instructs how to staple drape tops or coats, along with a tutorial on costume history, definitions of patterning terms, and how to treat the body as sculpture. The cost is $50. All materials provided.

The Planter Show: From Purple to Green Thumb
ForYourArt @6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
1pm
This workshop, led by Matt Merkel-Hess, will cover the basics of potted plants, including plant and pot selection, types of soil, placement indoors and out, and how to diagnose common problems with plants. Special guests will cover more advanced topics such as container gardening and amateur plant competitions. Email celebrate@foryourart.com to reserve a spot. This event is presented in conjunction with The Planter Show.

Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Martine Syms
Public Fiction (Chinatown)
8pm
This free event features performances by Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Martine Syms. Huffman’s We Don’t Believe You, You Need More People is a talk that begins as a traditional lecture and then devolves into a long poem performed by Huffman and two alter-egos. Syms’ The Didactic Possibilities of Film Titles looks at the design and content of titles sequences in mainstream black films from 1990 – present. The talks will be held within a group show including works by Huffman, Alex Israel, Owen Kydd, Meghann McCrory and Ali Prosch, Daniel Small and Sarah Rara.

Jaime Scholnick: Artifacts
CB1 Gallery (Downtown)
5pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by artist Jaime Scholnick, who uses discarded, unaltered polystyrene packing material as her canvas in the creation of a dialogue about consumerism and waste. Artifacts features a series of manipulated photographs that depict sculptures in places and situations both real and fictional. On view through October 7, 2012.

Group Portrait
Edgar Varela Fine Arts (Downtown)
5pm
Opening reception for Group Portrait, the Yale MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition features works by artists including Peter Baker, Richard Choi, Felix R. Cid, Katie Koti, and more. On view through October 14, 2012.

Arthur Schnitzler and Vienna 1900
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
4pm
The Getty Research Institute presents the premiere of Arthur Schnitzler—Being Jewish, a staged reading from the journals and correspondence of Arthur Schnitzler, a controversial figure known for his treatment of human sexuality and psychology. This program commemorates the 150th anniversary of Schnitzler’s birth and appears in conjunction with the Getty exhibition Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line, on view through September 23, 2012. Admission is free and required reservations are available online.

Davida Nemeroff & Samara Golden: Modern Painters
Various Small Fires (Venice)
4pm
Opening reception for a collection featuring collaborative works between Davida Nemeroff and Samara Golden. Modern Painters includes a series of on-camera conversations between the artists in which they explore their relationship to each other and to the concept of the sixth dimension. On view through September 30, 2012.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV::
Cinefamily (Fairfax)
7:30pm
This screening event features four never-before-seen episodes from the upcoming seasons of Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV::. The event featuring a live panel by the creators and cast of both shows includeing Rob Corddry, Jon Stern, Paul Scheer, Megan Mullally, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Brandon Johnson, and June Raphael. Tickets are $12 and available online.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Hammer Projects: Lucy Raven
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
11am
Opening day of a new exhibition featuring works by artist Lucy Raven, who uses animation as the foundation for her explorations into the relationship of still photography and moving images. Hammer Projects: Lucy Raven features three new pieces. On view through January 20, 2013.

Giles Walker: The Last Supper
Corey Helford Gallery @ 3521 Helms Avenue (Culver City)
11am-6pm
Opening day for the American debut of UK artist Giles Walker’s The Last Supper. A year in the making, the work is a fully-animated sculpture consisting of thirteen mechanical figures who interact around a table. The installation will be staged at a special space at 3521 Helms Avenue in Culver City. Ticketing information and viewing time schedule available online. On view through September 22, 2012.

Abigail Deville: If I don’t think I’m sinking, look what a hole I’m in
Night Gallery (Lincoln Heights)
10pm
Opening reception for a multimedia installation by artist Abigail DeVille. For If I don’t think I’m sinking, look what a hole I’m in, DeVille fabricates bodies and attaches them to a painted tarp blanketing Night Gallery’s ceiling for a site-specific installation that sheds light on that which is usually invisible. Christine Wang’s Repetition Compulsion will be on view in the space’s Annex Gallery. Both shows on view through October 4, 2012.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

The Last Days of Pompeii
Getty Villa (Pacific Palisades)
10am
Opening day of a new exhibition featuring works that deal with the period just before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius at Pompeii. The exhibition takes its name from Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1834 novel The Last Days of Pompeii, a melodrama of Pompeian life set immediately prior to the eruption. Several works inspired by the novel are included in the exhibition. On view through January 7, 2013.

Image:
Liz Glynn, Lost and Found (Salisbury Hoard), 2012 (detail), Pit-fired clay, 16.5 x 13.5 x 6 inches, courtesy of Redling Fine Art

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Posted on: March 14th, 2012

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15

West Is More
The Upstairs at the Market Gallery (Downtown)
6:30pm
Opening reception for a multi-disciplinary collection of works that play with the perception of the West as having an advantage over other parts of the world. Featuring musical performances Carmina Escobar, Kio Griffith, and sound artist David Eng. On view through April 3, 2012.

Book Signing: Cass Bird
LeadApron Bookstore (West Hollywood)
6-8pm
Contemporary American portraitist Cass Bird signs her latest collection, Rewilding. Bird’s photographs of young women and men draw attention to the fluid expression of gender roles and androgyny in today’s youth culture. Rewilding is the result of two summers Cass spent in Tennessee photographing women chosen for their sexual identities and their awkwardness in front of the camera.

Buying Votes
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
7pm
As candidates with Super PACs overwhelm their rivals, this forum looks for an alternative to money-driven elections and explores ways for candidates and issues to be presented fairly and openly. Panelists include Lawrence Lessig, the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Mandelring Quartet with Katarzyna Mycka
Ace Gallery (Beverly Hills)
8-10pm
As part of the Ace Gallery’s ongoing chamber music program, world renowned German string outfit the Mandelring Quartet will perform works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn with Polish marimba virtuoso Katarzyna Mycka. Tickets cost $60 and available by calling ACE Gallery Los Angeles at 323.935.4411.

Among You: Drawn to Compassion
All Saints Episcopal Church (Beverly Hills)
6-9:30pm
Exhibition of artist and costume designer Lisa Lesniak’s portraits of the guests who attend All Saints’ Monday Meal for the Homeless. All proceeds from this one night pop-up gallery benefit the Church’s homeless program.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Rowan Wood: The Quadrant of Caricature
Steve Turner Contemporary (Mid-Wilshire)
6-8pm
An exhibition of new paintings created in the last two years by Rowan Wood. Wood’s paintings explore the nature of visual language, parsed into “signs” that communicate formal and connotative ideas.

Jon Jost: Chameleon
Echo Park Film Center (Echo Park)
8pm
South Korea-based filmmaker Jon Jost presents his 1978 film Chameleon,  a portrait of the Hollywood arts milieu of the late 70s, at this Los Angeles Filmforum event. On March 17, Jost will appear at Cinefamily with his other LA-based film Angel City, and on Sunday, March 18, he’ll appear at the Egyptian Theatre for the US premiere of his latest work, Swimming in Nebraska. Tickets available online.

Jamie Reid: Ragged Kingdom
Subliminal Projects (Echo Park)
8-11pm
Opening reception for British artist Jamie Reid. This exhibition brings together a variety of career-spanning materials —from the 1970s to the present— and includes original collages, drawings, paintings, prints, posters, and photographs. On view through April 14, 2012.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

Near Here with Paul Druecke
Habeus Lounge Space
4-6pm
Looking at Paul Druecke’s novel work with historic plaques, HABEAS LOUNGE and MKE<->LAX will engage with ideas of civic participation, public space, public practice, and representations of history. Seating capacity is limited, so please RSVP by March 16 to habeaslounge@gmail.com.

Reading: The Rattling Wall
Skylight Books (Los Feliz)
5pm
Los Angeles literary journal The Rattling Wall celebrates its second issue with an evening of readings by contributors including J. Ryan Stradal, Natashia Deon, George Ducker, Romus Simpson, Alan Soldofsky, and Lyndsay Lesh. Green beer will be served after the reading in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk
Santa Monica Airport (Santa Monica)
12pm – 5pm
Works in painting, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed media by more than 60 local artists will be represented during this free, family friendly event. The ArtWalk will feature art demonstrations and workshops, live music, and food at one of L.A. County’s oldest operating airfields. Free tours of the Museum of Flying will also be available.

Marcia Roberts
Rosamund Felsen Gallery (Santa Monica)
5-7pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of 13 new paintings and small drawings by Marcia Roberts. An early practitioner of the principles of California’s Light & Space ethos, Roberts’ work is dedicated to the exploration of the phenomena of light. On view through April 14, 2012.

Michel Auder and Giulia Piscitelli
Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Santa Monica)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by video artist and photographer Michel Auder and Neopolitan multi-disciplinary artist Giulia Piscitelli. Auder’s work spans back to his time at Andy Warhol’s Factory, and this event marks Piscitelli’s first US exhibition. On view through May 19, 2012.

INCOGNITO
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica)
7-10pm
INCOGNITO features original work by 500 contemporary artists including John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, and Judy Chicago, as well as a host of emerging talent. Each piece is signed on the back and the artists’ identities are revealed after purchase. All artworks are 8”x10” and available for $350 excluding tax. Tickets and more information available online.

 

Fiona Banner: Unboxing, The Greatest Film Never Made
1301PE Gallery (Miracle Mile)
6-8pm
Opening reception for 1301PE’s fourth solo exhibition of work by British artist Fiona Banner. In a homage to Orson Welles’ failed attempt at his first movie, Heart of Darkness, Banner constructs an exhibition that articulates manʼs hubris through drawings and sculpture. On view through May 5, 2012.

Daniel Cummings
ACME. (Miracle Mile)
6-8pm
Opening reception for artist Daniel Cummings. The exhibition features drawings, paintings, and sculpture. On view through April 21, 2012

Mel BochnerTheory of Sculpture: Fontana’s Light
Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Miracle Mile)
6-8pm
Opening reception for Mel Bochner’s Theory of Sculpture: Fontana’s Light. On view through April 27, 2012.

I’ll Be Your Mirror
Monte Vista (Highland Park)
7-10pm
Opening reception for I’ll Be Your Mirror. Inspired by the iconic Velvet Underground song, this exhibition explores the condition of mimicry and the appearance of the doppelganger through photographs, sculpture, paintings, and video works. Featured artists include Slater Bradley, and Benjamin Brock, Juan William Chavez, Nick Crowe, Pablo Helguera, and Hannah Greely. On view through April 15, 2012.

Gag Me With a Toon 4: Fvck Yeah!
WWA Gallery (Culver City)
7-11pm
Curated by Steven Daily and Tomi Monstre, this exhibition features more than 70 contemporary artists paying homage to Saturday morning cartoons from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. On view through April 21, 2012.

B. Wurtz & Co.
Richard Telles Fine Art (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a multi-disciplinary exhibition of work by artists including Martin Creed, Vincent Fecteau, Joe Fyfe, Richard Hawkins, Udomsak Krisanamis, and Gabriel Kuri. On view through April 21, 2012.

Leigh Ledare: Double Blind
The Box (Downtown)
6-9pm
To create the Double Blind show, Ledare and his recently remarried ex-wife went to a country house, where Ledare photographed her over the course of three nights. Two months later, his ex-wife returned to the same location with her current husband, the photographer Adam Fedderly. Fedderly documented her in the same settings for three days. The resulting 1,000 photographs are presented here in their entirety. On view through April 21, 2012.

The Kim Kardashian Party: New Works by XVALA
1460 Naud St. (Downtown)
8-11pm
XVALA will exhibit his latest collection of work created from objects found while “dumpster-diving” through the trash bins of Kim Kardashian. This show will feature street works, paintings, sculptures, and drawings. RSVP to RSVP@thesiteunscene.com to attend.

Gala Porras-Kim: Whistln and Language Transfiguration
Commonwealth and Council (Koreatown)
8-11pm
Opening reception for Colombian-born, LA-based artist Gala Porras-Kim. WaLT is an interdisciplinary project involving the translation of a minority language, Zapotec, and the political and linguistic implications of the language’s deterioration. On view through April 7, 2012.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

Nowruz Celebration
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
11:30am – 7pm
Commemorate Norwuz, the traditional Iranian celebration of the first day of spring and first day of the new year, at LACMA. The museum’s collection of Iranian art will provide a backdrop for this day-long feast of Persian culture. The event will feature dance and musical performances, short film screenings, story readings, a Haft-Sîn, (the traditional centerpiece of Nowruz), and children’s entertainment. Tickets available online.

INCOGNITO Second Opportunity Art Sale
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica)
11am-2pm
The exhibition and art benefit sale continues with the remaining work from INCOGNITO, which features original work by 500 contemporary artists including John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, and Judy Chicago, as well as a host of emerging talent.

Tour: Millard Sheets: A Legacy of Art and Architecture
Claremont/Pomona
11:30am-4pm
This Pacific Standard Time event organized by the L.A. Conservancy will include docent-led tours of six historic locations showcasing the art and architecture of Millard Sheets. Tickets are $30 for the general public, $25 for Los Angeles Conservancy members, $15 for students, and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available online.

Artist Talk: Nancy Baker Cahill
Pasadena Museum of California Art (Pasadena)
3pm
Nancy Baker Cahill talks about Fascinomas, her multimedia installation that examines the human body’s simultaneous vulnerability and resilience, in the museum’s Project Room.

Laura Krifka Artist Talk
CB1 Gallery (downtown)
3pm
Painter, sculptor, and video artist Laura Krifka will discuss her exhibiton First Blush, which explores her interest in the creation of American mythology. Exhibition on view through March 25, 2012.

6-10-17A
Ooga Booga (Chinatown)
2-5pm
LA launch party for photographer Aubrey Mayer’s 500+ page book, 6-10-17A, published by White Columns, that documents iconic painter Christopher Wool at work in his studio. The event also includes the unveiling of a new woodblock print installation by Mario Correa.

MONDAY, MARCH 19

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture, Film Screening and Discussion with Director Bruno Wollheim
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
7pm
Award-winning documentary film director Bruno Wollheim brings his documentary, David Hockney: A Bigger Picture, to LACMA for a screening and discussion. Hear the filmmaker’s thoughts as he discusses his own creative process in documenting the much- revered, British-born artist.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20

The Betty Roberts Room
Annie Wharton Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
5-8:30pm
Opening reception for works by Dennis Hoekstra and Noah Olmstead. The Betty Roberts Room features a vibrating Mylar wall that reflects high-pressure sodium light across the gallery space onto stacked-object sculptures, paintings, and prints all realized in grey-scale surface treatments. In conjunction with Pacific Design Center’s Design Loves Art Programming.

Jeff Ono with Pink Narcissus
Roski School of Fine Art – Watt Hall (Downtown)
6-8pm
Opening reception for Jeff Ono with Pink Narcissus, presented by the USC Roski School of Fine Art Sculpture Area. The evening features a conversation between the artist and exhibition organizer Bruce Hainley from 6-7pm. On view through March 24.

Nicole Disson presents: THE SERIES
The Standard (Downtown)
8pm
The twelfth incarnation of this reoccurring arts event features talent in the fields of dance, visual arts, performance art, theater, music, photography, and video. The evening’s theme is “series.” Participating artists, including Suze Q, Janet Pants and the Purgatory Art Collective, will present site-specific creative works on the rooftop of the Standard Downtown. RSVP for this free event at theseriesLA@gmail.com.

Phototour LA
The Perfect Exposure Gallery (Koreatown)
7:30pm
The Perfect Exposure Gallery, in conjunction with Wendy Sue Lamm Photography, is proud to introduce the photography workshop series: PHOTOTOUR LA. Reportage and photojournalism rely on capturing and visually articulating the real (versus the produced) moment. In these workshops, we explore what goes into making photographs the “Photojournalist’s Way.”

Reading: Jorja Leap
Skylight Books (Los Feliz)
7:30pm
UCLA professor of social welfare Jorja Leap will discuss and sign her new study of Los Angeles gang life, Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me About Violence, Love, Drugs and Redemption.

Astrid Preston: Small Forest
Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica)
6-8pm
The museum’s gift shop, GRACIE, will host a weeklong pop-up studio and benefit art sale including more than 100 oil and gouache works painted on papyrus and wood veneers by Astrid Preston. The works will be for sale starting at $200 each. On view through March 29, 2012.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

Roy Hamilton on Alighiero Boetti
Fowler Museum at UCLA (Westwood)
12pm
Fowler curator Roy Hamilton explores the colorful examples of traditional Afghan embroidery featured in Order and Disorder: Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women, underscoring the diversity of embroidered forms Boetti encountered during his time in Kabul.

Frédéric Malle Book Signing
Book Soup (West Hollywood)
6pm
Perfumier Frédéric Malle will discuss and sign his new book On Making Perfume, which features illustrations by Greek painter Konstantin Kakanias and an introduction by Catherine Deneuve.

Nato Thompson
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
7pm
Nato Thompson, chief curator at Creative Time in New York and author of the forthcoming Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the Age of Cultural Production, discusses how to find one’s voice and make change in a world flooded with information and images. From cooperative housing to anarchist infoshops to alternative art venues, Thompson shows that many of today’s most innovative spaces operate as sites of dramatic personal transformation.

SAVE THE DATE

William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts 10th Anniversary Gala & Auction
1844 Virginia Road (Lafayette Square)
Sunday, April 15, 3-7pm
Gala and Auction for the William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts, which benefits young African-American artists. The foundation’s annual William H. Johnson prize awards $25,000 to an early-career African-American artist. The gala’s live and silent auctions will feature works by Edgar Arceneaux, John Bankston, James Gobel, Deborah Grant, and Todd Gray. Tickets are $150 and available online until April 8.

Image:

Giulia Piscitelli, Rischi minori, 2010

PLAN ForYourArt THIS WEEK: L.A.

Posted on: September 19th, 2012

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Artist Talk: Paula Scher
Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
2pm
This event features a talk by graphic designer, illustrator, painter, educator and New York-based art director Paula Scher, who is known for her 2008 TED Talk on playful design. This event is presented in conjunction with Scher’s exhibition of map works at the Pacific Design Center. Both the talk and entrance to the exhibition are free.

Lynn Goldsmith: Rock and Roll Stories
Annenberg Space for Photography (Century City)
6:30pm
This event features a lecture by photographer Lynn Goldsmith, who also presents a slideshow highlighting three decades of her work covering rock and roll. At this event, Goldsmith shares stories behind her images of icons including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Michael Jackson. This free discussion is presented in conjunction with the Annenberg’s current exhibition Who Shot Rock and Roll.

Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good)
RECAT (Downtown)
8:30pm
REDCAT launches its fall season with the West Coast premiere of Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good). This multimedia artist collective from the U.K. and Germany incorporates live video and performance techniques to celebrate the culture of Andy Warhol’s Factory. Through September 23. Tickets start at $20 and are available online.

Aggressive Zoology: How to Survive an Animal Attack
MOCA (Downtown)
7pm
Aggressive Zoology offers attendees insights on the tools necessary to prepare for, prevent, identify, and prevail during altercations with a variety of fauna, both wild and domestic. The free discussion is presented by the Fontbron Academy as part their Lectures for Better Living (Through Art) series of performative lectures. Topics to include why animals attack, preventative measures, and how to defeat an animal.

Chris Kraus and Matias Viegener Book Launch
LACE (Hollywood)
7pm
LACE, Les Figues Press, and Semiotexte present an event celebrating the launch of two new works from Los Angeles-based authors Chris Kraus and Matias Viegener. Kraus’ Summer Of Hate explores the expectations and consciousness that define American life.  Viegener’s 2500 Random Things About Me Too explores the construction of identity in the world of social media. Both authors to read from their text.

2012 ELAC Art Faculty Exhibition and Isabel Avila: Parallel Worlds
Vincent Price Art Museum (East L.A.)
6pm
Opening reception for two shows. The 2012 ELAC Art Faculty Exhibition features works by fourteen members of the East Los Angeles College Art Faculty and includes paintings, drawings, ceramics, videos, and installation. A photo series by Los Angeles-based photographer Isabel Avila to be featured in the gallery’s Hoy Space.  Both shows on view through December 8, 2012.

Being Political Popular
UC Irvine University Art Gallery (Irvine)
6pm
Opening reception for Being Political Popular: South Korean Art at the Intersection of Popular Culture and Democracy. Curated by Sohl Lee, this group show features more than 40 works by 17 South Korean artists and artist collectives. This exhibition is part of the University’s conference Political/Popular: Intersection of Democracy and Popular/Public Culture in South Korea. On view through November 20, 2012.

Charles Gaines Ensemble
Pomona College Museum of Art (Pomona)
7pm
The Charles Gaines Ensemble presents a performance featuring electronic, digital, and acoustic sound. Gaines, on drums, to be joined by jazz musicians Wadada Leo Smith, Terry Adkins, Louis Lopez, and Nedra Wheeler. This free performance, co-sponsored by Pitzer Art Galleries, is presented in conjunction with In the Shadow of Numbers: Charles Gaines Selected Works from 1975-2012.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Mary Weatherford: The Bakersfield Project
LA><ART (Culver City)
6-8pm
Opening reception for an exhibition featuring works by contemporary artist Mary Weatherford. In January, Mary Weatherford spent several weeks in Bakersfield, California to produce a series of seven paintings entitled The Bakersfield Project, made in conjunction with California State University Bakersfield’s visiting artists program at Todd Madigan Gallery. Weatherford’s work grows from her understanding of a particular site. Working in a subjective manner, Weatherford transforms her experiential knowledge into intuitive expressions of color and light. The Bakersfield Paintings were inspired by the city, past and present. Weatherford’s seven large Bakersfield Paintings are named for the streets there. Each is streaked with custom strips of neon light.

Mei Xian Qiu: Early Spring
The Artist’s Corner (Hollywood)
7pm
Opening reception for a collection featuring old and new works by Los Angeles-based artist Mei Xian Qiu. All of the photographs in Early Spring are printed on Plexiglass and explore ideas of politics, sexuality, and race. On view through October 21, 2012.

Park(ing) Day LA
LOCAL (Silverlake)
11am-4pm
This free day-long event temporarily converts a local parking lots into a public green space installation in the parking lot of organic restaurant LOCAL. Park(ing) Day LA  features works by LA-based firm The Rare Studio, whose design focus on the themes of the movement and the city’s lack of dedicated green spaces and accessibility to parks. The event features locally sourced food and a pop-up green museum with a variety of plants.  

Qualified By Light
Actual Size Los Angeles (Chinatown)
7pm
Opening reception for a group exhibition featuring new works by artists Theodora Allen, Michael Dopp, Kathleen Ryan, and Justin Swinburne. The exhibition features sculptures, paintings and photographs that analyze the symbolic qualities of light. On view through October 21, 2012.

Jennifer Bolande: Landmarks
Luckman Fine Arts Complex (Monterey Park)
7pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist Jennifer Bolande. Landmarks features more than fifty photographs spanning three decades of Bolande’s career. On view through September 15, 2012.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Safe Fracking is a Fairy Tale
City Hall (Culver City)
10am-2pm
With the Global Frackdown! on this international day of action to ban fracking, join activists and organizations all over Los Angeles and Culver City for a rally and educational event to dispel the fairy tale myth: there is no safe fracking.

Rashid Johnson: Coup d’etat
David Kordansky Gallery (Culver City)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of new works by artist Rashid Johnson. The works in Coup d’etat continue Johnson’s exploration of  socio-political concepts by examining the power-related neuroses inherent in established regimes. On view through November 10, 2012.

Christian Marclay: The Clock
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
12pm Saturday, September 22 – 12pm Sunday, September 23
LACMA presents another twenty-four-hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock, a twenty-four-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time. Marclay has excerpted each of these moments from their original contexts and edited them together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is viewed. This event is free.

Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City II, LACMA’s Choice
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
12pm Saturday, September 22 – 12pm Sunday, September 23
Presented in conjunction with LACMA’s 24-hour screening of artist Christian Marclay’s film The Clock, ForYourArt will host a simultaneous 24-hour reception at their 6020 Wilshire Blvd. activity space. This event will offer an edible exhibition of L.A.’s signature donuts as chosen by LACMA staff. View the complete donut schedule here. Join ForYourArt for a discussion about the film between Andrew Berardini and Ed Schad on Saturday, September 22 at 5pm and for “A Round Table on L.A.’s Rising Scene” with Krista Simmons, Waylynn Lucas, Janeen Gudelj, and Joshua Lurie on Sunday, September 23 at 10:30am.

Art Rental & Sales Gallery Fall Exhibition Opening Night Reception
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
5-7pm
Opening night reception for LACMA’s Art Rental & Sales Gallery’s fall exhibition with works by Ching Ching ChengTaryn Möller Nicoll, and featuring a Special Projects exhibition by artist Marina Pinsky. This Special Projects exhibition showcases Pinsky’s photographs of various points on the LACMA campus, particularly details of the buildings and interiors, as well as reflections and shadows of the artworks in the galleries. The resulting images were printed, folded, and re-photographed. The event is free and open to the public.

Fits and Starts
Agency (West Hollywood)
7pm
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Ursula Brookbank, Tricia Lawless Murray Elizabeth Leister, and Cindy Rehm. Fits and Starts features drawings, photographs and videos that explore the concept of physicality. On view through October 6, 2012.

Megan Whitmarsh: Here Comes Purple
New Image Art Gallery (West Hollywood)
6pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artist Megan Whitmarsh. Here Comes Purple features sculpture, wall pieces, and large-scale fabric collage incorporating re-fabricated cultural and personal ephemera. On view through October 20, 2012.

Zio Ziegler: Lost Illusions
Project Gallery (West Hollywood)
8pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by San Francisco-based artist Zio Ziegler. The murals and paintings in Lost Illusions are inspired by classical philosophy, literature, art, nature, and the human experience. RSVP for the event at RSVP at projectla.net.

Inaugural Exhibition by Gallery Artists
Regen Projects (Hollywood)
2-4pm
Opening reception for the inaugural exhibition at Regen Projects’ new location at 6750 Santa Monica Boulevard. The reopening commences with a group show featuring works by Regen Projects gallery artists. On view through October 27, 2012.

Kevin Bleyer and Me the People
Saban Theatre (Beverly Hills)
7pm
Presented by PEN Center USA, this event features a reading and book signing by Emmy Award-winning author Kevin Bleyer. Bleyer, known for his work on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, will read selections from his latest book Me the People. Tickets are $20 and available online.

L.A. Dance Project
Walt Disney Concert Hall at The Music Center (Downtown)
2pm
Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center presents a new project by film and stage choreographer Benjamin Millepied. Based on a collaboration with Millepied, composer Nico Muhly, art consultant Matthieu Humery, producer Charles Fabius, design house Rodarte, and visual artist-in-residence  Christopher Wool, L.A. Dance Project features the world premier performance of Millepied’s new dance program. Tickets start at $28 and are available online.  

Monads
Cirrus Gallery (Downtown)
7pm
Opening reception for an exhibition of lithographs and monoprints by artist Dennis Hollingsworth. Monads features works by Hollingsworth’s most recent series The Dog and explores the concepts of the uncertainty of figure and ground. On view through December 10, 2012.

PMCA 10th Birthday Party
Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art (Pasadena)
12pm
The Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates its tenth anniversary with a day-long event featuring arts workshops for all ages, live performances by groups including El Haru Kuroi and We Break Cameras, a complimentary beer garden, food trucks, refreshments and a birthday cake. Admission to the Museum is free during the event. Guests can also tour PMCA’s current exhibition, Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey and Layer: A Loose Horizon.

The Subterraneans and XYZ: The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art
Torrance Art Museum (Torrance)
6pm
Opening reception for two shows. The Subterraneans features works by the artists who run and operate 25 galleries including Actual Size, Favorite Goods, JB Jurve, and Slanguage. XYZ is a group show featuring works by artists including Linda Besemer, Claude Collins-Stracensky, Krysten Cunningham, Hadley Holliday, and Emily Joyce.

Juan Capistran
Thomas Solomon Gallery (Chinatown)
6pm
Opening reception for a collection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Juan Capistran. This show includes a series of pigment prints. On view through November 3, 2012.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Family Jam: Samba Rhythm
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
2pm
This free music event features members of Samba Society playing their vintage approach to partido alto and samba de terreiro. Attendees can listen to samba music in the Museum’s courtyard and make their own instruments in the accompanying workshop.

Designing Women Award Benefit
Private Home (Hancock Park)
2pm
The Museum of California Design Award Benefit honors several of the designers whose work is included in California’s Designing Women 1896-1986, currently on view at the Autry National Center. Honored artists include Evelyn Ackerman, Marilyn Kay Austin, Renee Firestone, Arline Fisch, April Greiman, Judith Hendler, Gere Kavanaugh, Cher Pendarvis and Deborah Sussman. This event includes an awards ceremony, live and silent auctions, and a light lunch. Tickets are $125; instructions to purchase tickets are available online.

Donut Discussion: “A Round Table on L.A.’s Rising Scene
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
10:30am
Presented in conjunction with ForYourArt’s Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City II, LACMA’s Choice, this event features Top Chef Masters judge and LAist Food Editor Krista Simmons hosting a roundtable discussion with Waylynn Lucas, owner of Fonuts; Janeen Gudelj, owner of The Donut Snob; and Joshua Lurie, food writer and owner of FoodGPS.com. Topics will focus on donut trends, the history of the donut scene in L.A., and more. Free donuts will be served.

L.A. Dance Project
Walt Disney Concert Hall at The Music Center (Downtown)
2pm
Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center presents a new project by film and stage choreographer Benjamin Millepied. Based on a collaboration with Millepied, composer Nico Muhly, art consultant Matthieu Humery, producer Charles Fabius, design house Rodarte, and visual artist-in-residence  Christopher Wool, L.A. Dance Project features the world premier performance of Millepied’s new dance program. Tickets start at $28 and are available online.  

Public Labs Map Making Workshop
Machine Project (Echo Park)
11am
Aerial photographer Stewart Long presents a DIY map making and aerial photography workshop at Machine Project. The Public Lab balloon and kite aerial imaging tool is a collaboratively designed, low-cost, and relatively easy activity for making high resolution aerial image maps. This workshop features lessons on topics including planning, safety, image acquisition, and map production. The class fee is $50.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Ai Weiwei Documentary Series
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
7:30pm
Opening day of a three day screening series featuring a collection of documentaries about and by Chinese artist and domestic rites critic Ai Weiwei. The artist’s 2011 detainment for three months in a secret detention center sparked a global outcry from human rights activists and the art world. The event begins with a screening of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, and continues September 25-26 with Chang’an Boulevard, Disturbing the Peace, Beijing: The Second Ring, Beijing: The Third Ring, and One Recluse. All screenings are free.

Artist Talk: Gilad Ratman
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
6:30pm
Co-presented by Artis & Braverman Gallery, this event features a presentation by Israeli multidisciplinary artist Gilad Ratman. The discussion to focus on Ratman’s recent work and preview his project at the Israel pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. RSVP for this free event at andrea@artiscontemporary.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
10-5:30pm
Opening day of an exhibition featuring the work of American photographer Ray K. Metzker. This retrospective will offer a comprehensive overview of Metzker’s five-decade career, while also providing examples of work by instructors and fellow students at the Institute of Design in Chicago, where Metzker studied from 1956 to 1959. Photographs by artists including Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind will be featured in the collection. On view through February 24, 2013.

Highland Gallery Hop
Redling Fine Art (Hollywood)
6pm
This gallery walking tour begins at Redling Fine Art with a tour from Erica Redling and Lucy Campana. The event continues at Perry Rubenstein with a walkthrough led by architect Kulapat Yantrasast, who will discuss why the Highland area is an up-and-coming hotspot for art. A reception at the nearby Next Door Lounge will follow.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Mr. Natural
Gallery km (Santa Monica)
11am
Curated by Michael Dopp, this group show features works by artists David Korty, Roger Herman, Calvin Marcus, and Dopp. Mr. Natural includes paintings etchings, and wood block prints on fabric. On view through October 27, 2012.

SAVE THE DATE

Art Platform – Los Angeles
Barkar Hanger (Santa Monica)
September 27-30, 2012 | 11am-6pm
The second edition of the modern and contemporary art fair, Art Platform – Los Angeles, features works from over 70 national and international galleries. Programming for this three day event includes panel discussions, docent-led tours, various VIP events, and more. Tickets for Art Platform – Los Angeles are $20-$45 and available online.

Image:
Mary Weatherford, Installation of the Bakersfield Paintings, courtesy of the artist and LA><ART