PLAN ForYourArt This Week: L.A.

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

ForYourArt’s curated list of the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.


Liz Glynn: gold after gold
Redling Fine Art (Hollywood)
Bring a piece of gold (jewelry, coinage, dental fillings) to Redling Fine Art from May 31-June 16 where one of their representatives will photograph, measure and weigh the piece. The price for your surrogate will be set at 125% the days trading value of gold plus a small fee. Then Liz Glynn will make a paper trash replica of your jewelry, and it will then be memorialized in Bronze and plated in 24 karat gold. Finally, your surrogate will arrive at your door in 4 – 6 weeks. 

Sean Kennedy
Thomas Duncan Gallery (Hollywood)
Opening reception for a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based multimedia artist Sean Kennedy. The show will feature a series of wall pieces consisting of synthetic suede stretched over panels and several works in which objects are placed on top of framed, clear acrylic glass panes that hang overhead. On view through July 7, 2012.

Native Strategies Launch Party
LACE (Hollywood)
LACE hosts the launch party for the second issue of Native Strategies, a performance journal of Los Angeles. This event will feature new performances by Emily Beattie, Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly, and a video piece by Jillian Stein. $12 admission also pays for a copy of Native Strategies Issue 2.


Michael Wilkinson: No History
Blum & Poe (Culver City)
Opening reception for a collection of new works by painter Michael Wilkinson. No History will feature a series of twelve red abstract paintings featuring images of the May 1968 Paris riots, which began with student protests and progressed to a general workers’ strike, in addition to a series of etched mirrors entitled Dresden. On view through July 7, 2012.

CalArts MFA Graduate Exhibition
LA Mart (Downtown)
Opening reception for the Graduate Exhibition by the CalArts MFA class of 2012. The show will feature works by thirty-five MFA students from the programs in Art, Photography & Media, and Art & Technology. This exhibition is organized by Catherine Taft. On view through June 23, 2012.

Adam D. Miller: Rise of the Minotaur and Noah Doely: The Expanse of a Fact
Steve Turner Contemporary (Mid-Wilshire)
Opening reception for two shows. Adam D. Miller’s Rise of the Minotaur will feature paintings, drawings, collages and sculptures which portray humans or animals in states of aggressive or violent behavior. Noah Doely’s The Expanse of a Fact will feature a series of ambrotype and tintype photographs generated with photographic tools and methods from the mid-19th century. Both shows on view through June 30, 2012.

Inner Nature
Gallery 1988 (Mid City)
The opening reception of new works by Brad Klausen and Marq Spusta. On view through June 23, 2012.

Hot Paint: Group Exhibition
WEEKEND (Los Feliz)
Opening reception for Hot Paint, a group exhibition of painted works by artists Heather Brown, Amy Feldman, Emily Noelle Lambert, Molly Larkey, Allison Miller, and Mary Addison Hackett. Ranging from the abstract to the representational, Hot Paint presents small to medium-sized canvases that touch on current themes in the practice at large. On view through July 1, 2012.


Bernard Chadwick: Synesthesia
Gallery km (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for an exhibition exploring the physicality of sound and vision. Synestesia will feature abstract screen-projections of color and light matched with sound recordings, colored painting-sculpture hybrids, and wall pieces formed from newsprint and ink. Chadwick’s work aims to dissect elements of sound and how it shapes environments and social structures. On view through July 7, 2012.

Made In L.A. 2012: : Public Opening
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Opening of the Hammer Museum and LA><ART’s first large-scale biennial survey of the work of Los Angeles-based artists. Made in L.A. will present the work of artists in the early stages of their careers alongside that of mid-career artists. The majority of works on view were created specifically for the exhibition and reveal the array of practices found in Los Angeles. Spread throughout the Hammer Museum, LA><ART, and the LA Municipal Gallery at the Barnsdall Art Park, Made in L.A. 2012 will feature figurative and abstract painting, sculpture, video installation, site- and situation-specific works, photography, works on paper, and a series of performances and public programs.

Alika Cooper: Women/works On Paper
TenOverSix (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a solo show by Alika Cooper featuring work portraying iconic women who have/had a controlled play with the power of sensuality and popular culture. The portraits are based on film stills and photographs of Brigitte Bardot, Edie Sedgwick , Farrah Fawcett, and Grace Jones. This show is curated by Yaoska Davila. On view through July 7, 2012.

Why Abstract?
Diane Rosenstein Fine Art (Beverly Hills)
Panelists Kristina Newhouse (Curator, UAM/CSULB), writer Peter Frank, and artists Mara DeLuca, Daniel Cummings, and Eben Goff will explore the question and legacy of “abstraction” in painting and sculpture. The panel’s title refers to Hillaire Hiler’s 1945 book, “Why Abstact?” – a discussion on the theory behind abstract painting. This discussion is free and open to the public.

Jorge Mendez Blake: Poems and Monuments
1301PE (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception a solo show by Mexican artist Jorge Mendez Blake. Ranging from sculptures and drawings to wall paintings, and inspired by works of literature and poetry, Méndez Blake’s work draws connections between word and object, giving physical form to the written word. On view through July 14, 2012.

Hester Street Fair
Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue (Hollywood)
This free, day-long event will feature a selection of bite-sized dishes by various Los Angeles restaurants, chefs and food trucks. The Street Fair will also feature more than 100 arts and crafts vendor and a craft beer garden and live music.

It’s An Origami Moment: Snowflake Sponge Module Workshop
Institute for Figuring (Downtown)
This origami workshop will contribute to the Mosely Snowflake Sponge, a large-scale origami project composed of 49,000 business cards. The completed sponge will be displayed at USC this fall.

Made in LA 2012: Public Opening
LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park (Los Feliz)
This free event is presented in conjunction with Los Angeles biennial Made in LA. Made in LA will present the work of artists in the early stages of their careers alongside that of mid-career artists. The majority of works on view were created specifically for the exhibition and reveal the array of practices found in Los Angeles. Spread throughout three venues, Made in LA will feature figurative and abstract painting, sculpture, video installation, site- and situation-specific works, photography, works on paper, and a series of performances and public programs.

Amy Park: California Experimental Architecture and Phillip Toledano: A New Kind of Beauty
Kopeikin Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for two shows. Amy Park’s California Experimental Architecture will feature a series of watercolors based on the work of architectural photographer Julius Shulman. Phillip Toledano’s A New Kind of Beauty will feature a series of sculptures of lifelike sculptures that explore the idea of modern beauty. Both shows on view through July 7, 2012.

Michael Kindred Knight: Wayward and Chris Lipomi and Jason Sherry
Luis de Jesus (Culver City)
Opening reception for two shows. Wayward, a solo exhibition by Michael Kindred Knight,  features small abstract paintings. A group show by Chris Lipomi and Jason Sherry will feature works on paper, collages, and assemblages that critique history and contemporary society. Both shows on view through July 14, 2012.

Anna Betbeze: Wormholes
Francois Ghebaly (Culver City)
Opening day of Wormholes, the first Los Angeles solo show from New York-based artist Anna Betbeze. The show explores scale, color, and material in four new works that utilize the gallery’s architectural features. On view through July 7, 2012.

Nano Rubio: Vectors and David Eddington: Ontology
George Lawson Gallery (Culver City)
Opening reception for two shows. Nano Rubio’s Vectors will feature new works by the LA-based painter. David Eddington’s Ontology will feature new works by the British painter. Both shows on on view through June 30, 2012.

Slanguage: This Is a Takeover!
LA><ART (Culver City)
Opening reception for Slanguage: This is a Takeover!, a function of Los Angeles biennial Made In LA 2012. This Is a Takeover! will feature art activations including a public billboard project, a mural on LA><ART’s facade, and an interactive installation documenting ten years of the collective’s projects. Slanguage will also host public programs, events, and performances that will give audiences access to its process of artistic creation.

Gustavo Godoy: Vacant Mounds and Markers and Jill Magid: Failed States
Honor Fraser (Culver City)
Opening reception for two shows. Los Angeles-based artist Gustavo Godoy will present Vacant Mounds and Markers, a series of ground level sculptures that examine spiritual spaces and secular objects. These concrete pieces are reminiscent of ancient altars, minimalist sculptures, futuristic architecture, and urban demolition sites. Failed States is an exploration of coincidence and poetics amid the barriers and bureaucracy of governmental power by artist Jill Magid. Both shows on view through July 7, 2012.

This Is Your Library
Central Library (Downtown)
This event will feature Angelenos talking about what they do, how they do it, and what it means to be doing it in Los Angeles. Speakers will include actor Cheech Marin, Taschen’s “Sexy Book” editor Dian Hanson, National Book Award-nominated poet & UCLA professor of English Harryette Mullen, and founding member of The Cure Lol Tolhurst. There will also be live music, a full bar, and food. Tickets are $15.

Siren Studios (Hollywood)
This event will feature live art experiences, music, hosted cocktails and over 200 affordable works of art available for purchase. The proceeds from GETART 5 benefit Project Angel Food, an organization which assists men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses.

Pop Up Library: The Collectors
Monte Vista Projects (Highland Park)
Opening reception for a group show that explores the impulse to investigate experiences through physical objects. Curated by Danielle Sommer, The Collectors will feature photographs and literary publications. On view through July 1, 2012.

Your Own Best Secret Place
Human Resources (Chinatown)
Opening reception for Your Own Best Secret Place, an exhibition of new and recent work by art students from Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Middle School. Organized by artist and teacher Mark Roeder, the exhibition will feature a collaborative installation process which will culminate in this event. On view through June 9, 2012.

Layers: A Loose Horizon
Pasadena Museum of California Art (Pasadena)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by Lisa Little and Emily White. A Loose Horizon will include a large-scale installation that explores the threshold between perception and logic. On view through October 14, 2012. Admission is $5, free for PMCA members.

Love Kills: New works by Sticky Shaw
AR4T (Laguna Beach)
Opening reception for a collection of new works by Orange County artist Robert “Sticky” Shaw. Love Kills will feature mixed media collages inspired by rock and roll, particularly Sex Pistols member Sid Vicious. On view through June 23, 2012.


Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol
LACMA  (Miracle Mile)
LACMA member’s preview of a new exhibition by Los Angeles-based multimedia artist Sharon Lockhart, who considers the legacy of Noa Eshkol, the Israeli dance composer, theorist, and textile artist who created a notation system capable of describing every perceptible movement of the body. Conceived as a two-person exhibition, Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkolpresents Eshkol’s achievements through a new five-channel film installation, a series of photographs, and a selection of Eshkol’s carpets, scores, and archival drawings. The exhibition was designed by Los Angeles-based architects Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena. On view through September 9, 2012.

Zac Monday
LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park (Los Feliz)
Presented in conjunction with Made in LA 2012, this performance will feature Zac Monday and his cast of characters presenting different scenarios around the gallery spaces. These performances call attention to architectural moments, emotional expectations, and the psychogeographic space of the museum. Performances will take place without set times, bringing an element of spontaneity and the unexpected to the event.

Design-n-Dim Sum Bike Tour
Meet at Flying Pigeon (Cypress Park)
Presented by de LaB, the 4th Annual Design-n-Dim Sum Bike Tour will feature a Sunday morning bike ride through LA’s neighborhoods, stopping at design studios along the way, and ending in Chinatown for a dim sum brunch.

Hea-Sook Yoo, Annabel Osberg and Dong Hyun Chung
LA Artcore at Union Center for the Arts  (Downtown)
Opening reception for a group show featuring artists Hea-Sook Yoo, Annabel Osberg & Dong Hyun Chung. The exhibition will feature paintings and drawings which explore the ideas of 21st-century isolation, privacy, human relationships and alienation. This event will feature an artist’s talk at 4pm. On view through June 30, 2012.

Kids in the Courtyard: Games of Afghanistan
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
This free children’s event will feature kite making, card games, egg fighting, and other games popular among Afghan youth. Students from UCLA’s Afghan Club will be on hand to teach these traditional activities. This event is presented in conjunction with the Fowler’s current exhibition Order and Disorder: Alighiero Boetti by Afghan Women.

Big Family Day
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
This free family event will feature gallery tours, hands-on activities, entertainment, and more. Inspired by MOCA’s current exhibitions Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 and Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder, participants will create projects or perform actions that integrate thinking, planning, executing, and documenting. Performers include musicians Mexika and Carl Stone, and dancer Sarah Swenson.


Damsels in Distress
Cinefamily (Fairfax)
Screening of Damsels in Distress, the first film in 13 years by director Walt Stillman. The film is look into the psyche of privileged American youth, this time focus­ing on a group of undergraduates at a leafy East Coast university that has only recently begun to accept female students. Tickets are $12 and available online.


Lecture: Thomas Mayne: Culture Now
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The Culture Now Project, founded by Pritzker prize-winner and UCLA Distinguished Professor Thom Mayne, presents the results of the first major study of mid-size American cities as they struggle to recover from the current economic crisis. A book signing will follow this free event.

Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck’s Ecce Homo Altarpiece
Getty Center (Brentwood)
Opening day of the Getty’s new exhibition featuring ‘Ecce Homo,’ an altarpiece by Netherlandish Renaissance master painter Maerten van Heemskerck. This exhibition marks the piece’s first appearance outside of Europe. In the exhibition, visitors will be able to walk around the altarpiece and study both its interior and exterior scenes. Didactic displays, featuring x-rays and infrared images of the painting, will illuminate Heemskerck’s working method and reveal the recent technical findings. On view through January 13, 2013.

Alexander Calder: An Evening of Music and Film
L&M Arts (Venice)
Presented in conjunction with L&M’s current Alexander Calder exhibition, this free event will feature a screening of Herbert Matter’s 1950 film, Works of Calder. Pianist Richard Valitutto will perform this score live during the viewing.


Reading: Dylan Hicks
Skylight Books (Los Feliz)
Songwriter, musician, and writer Dylan Hicks will read from his new novel Boarded Windows, a postmodern orphan story set to music. The book will include a free download of Dylan Hicks Sings Bolling Greene, a soundtrack to the novel written and performed by the author. This event is free.

Johanna Breiding, A Point En Route to Itself Series, Digital C-Print, 2012 courtesy of the artist and Cal Arts


Posted on: June 28th, 2012

ForYourArt’s curated list of the best opportunities to SEECOLLECTLEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.


Brad Elterman: Factory 77
Kana Manglapus (Venice)
Opening reception for Factory 77, a collection of candid celebrity photos by Brad Elterman. Factory 77 will feature several never before printed images of Cherie Currie of The Runaways, Olivia Newton John and John Travolta, and other personalities of the 1970s and 80s. On view through September 10, 2012.

Bernard Chadwick: Synesthesia
gallery km (Santa Monica)
Synesthesia is a multi-media exhibition by artist Bernard Chadwick. During this event, three musicians will improvise while Chadwick manipulates the space of the room by constructing unplanned structures. These installations will change the acoustics and the way in which the musicians relate to one another. On view through July 7, 2012.

Hammer Bash!
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The first of the Made in L.A. Music series will feature live sets by Jason Bentley, host of KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, and KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole. This free event will feature a performance by Made in L.A. 2012 artist Scott Benzel in addition to extended gallery hours. Presented by the The Hammer and KCRW, the Made in L.A. Music series will take place at the Hammer every Thursday evening through August 9, 2012.

Nancy Lorenz
Duke & Duke (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a solo exhibition by contemporary artist Nancy Lorenz. Lorenz’s Eastern-influenced work includes screens, paintings, and designs and often incorporate materials including mother-of-pearl, gold and silver leaf, lacquer, and copper. On view through September 21, 2012.

Book Launch: Photography Changes Everything
ARTBOOK @ Paper Chase (Hollywood)
This launch event for the book Photography Changes Everythingwill feature a conversation between curators and authors Marvin Heiferman, Lois Banner, Leo Braudy, and Charlotte Cotton. The panelists will explore photography’s role in shaping our public, private, rational, and fantastic lives. A reception and book signing will follow. RSVP required to for this free event.

Gina Osterloh: Group Dynamics and Improper Light and Steve Roden: Shells, Bells. Steps and Silence
LACE (Hollywood)
Opening reception for two shows at LACE. Group Dynamics and Improper Light is a large-scale installation by artist Gina Osterloh that will explore what determines a group within a social context. Shells, Bells, Steps and Silence is a video installation and film survey by artist Steve Roden that will incorporate three research projects conducted by the artist during the past year. Both shows on view through September 16, 2012.

L.A. Unified: Teaching Strategies/ Admissions & Omissions
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
The fourth night of the L.A. Unified symposium will feature six faculty members from LA area art schools engaging in two discussions on the state of the art academy. In Teaching Strategies, Jessica Bronson, Andrea Fraser, Katie Grinnan, Mitchell Kane, and Martin Kersels will discuss topics related to art school. In Admissions & Omissions, beginning at 8pm,  Ken Ehrlich, Ashley Hunt, and Shirley Tse will consider the current state of the art school. This free event will be moderated by Made in L.A. 2012 artist Fiona Connor.

Moveable Feasts: Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe
The Dresden (Los Feliz)
The Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) continues its ongoing dinner series Moveable Feasts with an evening featuring Los Angeles-based multimedia artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe. Freeman and Lowe construct collaborative, site-specific installations that recreate familiar settings. Tickets for this event are $175 and include a three-course dinner, wine, and an artist-designed object.

Book Launch: Matt Keegan
Ooga Booga (Chinatown)
Artist Matt Keegan will launch his new publication of artist editions and texts, titled = =. This book features essays, interviews, and editioned works and includes contributions from artists including Liz Deschenes, Nikolas Gambaroff, James Richards, Kay Rosen, and Erika Vogt. The publication’s title refers to html programming and the project’s future life as a computer file.

Art Talk: Robert Barry
MOCA (Downtown)
Artist Robert Barry will discuss his work featured in MOCA’s current exhibition Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974. The discussion will focus on Barry’s time spent in California. This event is free and open to the public.

Artists and Survivors: Lost and Found in LA
Central Library (Downtown)
Presented as part of the Central Library’s ongoing ALOUD lecture series, this free event will feature authors Janet Fitch and Dana Spiotta in conversation with LA Times staff writer Carolyn Kellogg. Both authors most recent novels explore the consequences of being an artist in Los Angeles.

Gerhard Richter Painting
Orange County Museum of Art (Laguna Beach)
This screening event will feature the film Gerhard Richter Painting, which explores the artist’s process as documented while he was working on a series of large abstract paintings over six months in the summer of 2009. The screening will happen on the museum’s patio. Guests are welcome to bring blankets. Food will be available for purchase.


Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles
110 & 112 E. 22nd St. (San Pedro)
Day one of the grand opening celebration of Crafted, the nation’s largest indoor year-round craft marketplace featuring handmade crafts from over 500 vendors. The day’s events will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, live music, demonstrations, and a variety food trucks. The celebration continues on Saturday with pony rides, and a performance by The Lonely Wild with the Silverlake Contemporary Ballet. Sunday will feature a craft beer tasting. 

Music + Dance: L.A. II
ACB Warehouse Space (Mid-City)
7 and 9pm
American Contemporary Ballet, in collaboration with the Da Camera Society, presents an evening of live chamber music and original ballet. Featured instrumentalists will include Tereza Stanislav, Cheryl Norman Brick, and Robert Brophy. A catered reception will follow each performance. Tickets are $40.

M+B Gallery (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a group show inspired by architect and set designer Robert Mallet-Stevens’ 1926 lecture that highlighted how theater set design differs from cinema. Curated by Daniele Balice and Jay Ezra Nayssan, Synesthesia will feature an assemblage of furniture, art and objects in an environment that plays with the concepts of the personal and artificial. On view through August 31, 2012.

There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand
Gallery1988 (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works inspired by the television show Arrested Development. There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand will include paintings, prints, sculptures and plush dolls by more than 80 artists. On view through July 21, 2012.

L.A. Unified: Teaching School and Closing Reception
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
Presented in conjunction with L.A. Unified, a week long symposium exploring topics surrounding art school, Katie Bachler’s interactive classroom event Teaching School will consider the ways we communicate knowledge and ideas within a group. A closing reception beginning at 7pm will feature refreshments and performances. Both events are free and open to the public.

Friday Night Wine Tasting
Barnsdall Art Park (Los Feliz)
This wine tasting event, happening every Friday evening throughout the summer, will feature four small production wines from around the globe as selected by Silverlake Wine. A variety of food trucks will be on-site, and guests are welcome to bring picnic dinners. Tickets are $25 and available online.

Michelle Dizon
LAMAG at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (Los Feliz)
Presented in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2012, Perpetual Peace is a live performance that accompanies a feature-length video about contemporary globalization in the Philippines. Images shot by Michelle Dizon in the Philippines will be accompanied by the artist’s narration and a live music score. This event is free and open to the public.

No*Mart: Stop Walmart in Chinatown
Human Resources (Chinatown)
Unionosity, Ooga Booga and Human Resources will present an evening of music featuring No Age, Tearist, LA Fog, and K-Chung along with DJs Nick Malkin and Jim Smith. This event will be in support of efforts to prevent Walmart from moving into Chinatown. Programming will also include speakers from the LA Labor and activist communities. $5 suggested donation at the door.


Forever Young: The Art of Music Photography
Peter Fetterman Gallery (Santa Monica)
Opening reception for a collection of photographs depicting musical artists including Frank Sinatra, John Lennon, Bob Marley, and Kurt Cobain. Forever Young will feature works by photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Danny Clinch, John Cohen, Don Hunstein, Astrid Kirchherr, Herman Leonard, Gered Mankowitz, Mark Seliger, Kate Simon, and Alfred Wertheimer. On view through September 8, 2012.

Ricky Allman: I’ll Capitulate if You Succumb
Marine Contemporary (Venice)
Opening reception for a collection of paintings and drawings by artist Ricky Allman. Influenced by the geography of the Rocky Mountains, modernist architecture, and gestural abstraction, I’ll Capitulate if You Succumb explores themes of apocalypse, religious fundamentalism and technology. On view through August 11, 2012.

Joshua Petker and Howard Fox in Discussion
LeBasse Projects (Culver City)
This free event will feature a conversation between the gallery’s current solo exhibition artist Joshua Petker and Howard N. Fox, Emeritus Curator, (Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA, 1985-2008). Petker and Fox will discuss Adrift, Petker’s exhibition of paintings currently on view at LeBasse, as well as the artists’ view of contemporary art in LA. Petker will also give a tour of the exhibition.

Josh Dorman: The Missing Pages of the Sea and David Bailin: “C” (Charcoal, Coffee, and ‘See’)
Koplin del Rio (Culver City)
Opening reception for two solo shows. Josh Dorman’s The Missing Pages of the Sea will feature a collection of collages depicting fantasy worlds. “C” (Charcoal, Coffee, and ‘See’) will feature David Bailin’s series of drawings made from charcoal and coffee. Dorman and Bailin will speak at 5pm. Both shows on view through July 21, 2012.

James Hayward, Mary Weatherford, Mark Hagen and Sam Falls
International Art Objects Galleries (Culver City)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by author James Hayward, contemporary artist Mary Weatherford, conceptual artist Mark Hagen, and multimedia artist Sam Falls. On view through August 11, 2012.

Greatest Hits Party
Royal/T (Culver City)
Royal/T’s venue closing event will feature a gallery walkthrough and talk with curators of past Royal/T exhibitions including Warholian, All of This Is Melting Away, In Bed Together, and Party Animals. A party beginning at 9pm will include drinks, desserts, music, a pop up shop, and a midnight toast. RSVP required to

Too Old For Toys, Too Young For Boys
OHWOW (West Hollywood)
Opening reception of a group show featuring works by artists including Ronnie Bass, Debo Eilers, Jay Heikes, Josh Kline, Barney Kulok, Donald Moffett, and Aura Rosenberg. Curated by Alex Gartenfeld, Too Old For Toys, Too Young for Boys will examine the way modern tweens have influenced adults’ viewing habits. On view through September 1, 2012.

Art Project Los Angeles
Bonhams (West Hollywood)
This public art auction, benefitting AIDs Project Los Angeles, will feature works by Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, Kenny Scharf, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring, and more. The silent auction will begin at 10am. A live auction with provided refreshments will begin at 7pm.

Kings Road Park (West Hollywood)
Presented by SASSAS,  the sound. concert series returns for a third season with the premiere Los Angeles performance of Oakland-based duo myrmyr. Playing the violin and cello, the group creates a post-classical music inspired by folk elements of their common Eastern European ancestry.

Summer in the Street Exhibition
Maximillian Gallery at the Sunset Marquis (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Richard Duardo, Desire Obtain Cherish, Cyrcle, Dog Byte, DD$, Free Humanity, Septerhed, John Carr, Smear, DeeKay, Andy Appleton, Random Act, Gregos, and Emily Bradley. Summer in the Street will feature a rotating collection of street art.

Kite-Making with Basir Beria
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
International kite master and Afghan fighter kite specialist Basir Beria will share his knowledge of the art form during this family kite-making workshop. Completed kites will be flown on the UCLA campus. $25 fee includes materials.

Divorcio USA: A Night of Recent Work by Jacinto Astiazarán
Human Resources (Chinatown)
Human Resources presents Divorcio USA, an event featuring recent the work of Mexico City-based video artist Jacinto Astiazarán. Hosted by the curatorial collaborative Art For the Americas, this event will include the screening of two new videos exploring cultural relations between Mexico and the US, as well as refreshments and music by DJ Later Knight.

Haunted Geographies of L.A.
Machine Project (Echo Park)
This free lecture by UCLA’s Rob Sullivan will explore the ways in which ghosts haunt Los Angeles. The talk will focus on some of the city’s most notorious crimes including the kidnapping and murder of Marion Parker in 1927 by William Edward Hickman. This event is part of a three part lecture series exploring how history and geography can offer an understanding of current culture.

Roadkill Confidential
Son of Semele Theater (Silverlake)
This play, written by Sheila Callagan, tells the story of a New York artist who makes work out of roadkill. A discussion about taxidermy and roadkill with artists Lauren Kane, Jeanie M. and Drew Dominick will follow the performance. Shows run through July 8. Tickets are $20 and available online.

Constructing Fantasy: Sculpture from Los Angeles
Beacon Arts Building (Inglewood)
Opening reception for an exhibition of small to large-scale sculpture by Los Angeles artists. The exhibition explores images from childhood fairytales and features the work of artists including Catherine Fairbanks, Michelle Carla Handel, Jeffrey Hastings, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor,
Larissa James, Winter Jenssen, and Eric Johnson. On view through August 5, 2012.

Roger Hiorns and Luisa Lambri
Marc Foxx (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for two shows. Roger Hiorns’ exhibition will be featured in Marc Foxx’s main gallery. A selection of photographs by Luisa Lambri will be shown in the west gallery. Both shows on view through August 4, 2012. 

Chinatown Design Night
Various Locations (Chinatown)
This open gallery event will feature design and art in Chinatown’s West and Central plazas. Presented in conjunction with the Los Angeles Design Festival, Design Night will feature extended hours at local galleries and shops and a lineup of art-related events. Participating venues include Coagula Curatorial, Sabina Lee Gallery, Jancar Jones, and Pepin Moore.


Lobbies on Wilshire Publishing House
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
For a two-week period during Made in L.A. 2012, artist Fiona Connor will activate her installation by organizing a workshop and publishing house to create an alternate catalogue for the exhibition. During this time, Connor will generate content by collecting documentation and reactions to the exhibition and events from invited guests and museum visitors. Articles will be printed using a photocopying machine installed in the lobby and distributed daily.


Anime Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center (Downtown)
Final day of a North America’s largest anime and manga celebration. Anime Expo will feature panel discussion with many of Japan’s most famous anime, manga and musical artists in addition to costume play, karaoke, video competitions, screenings, and gaming competitions. Tickets are $45 and available online.


Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line
Getty Center (Brentwood)
Opening day of an exhibition featuring the drawings of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. Presented in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth, The Magic of Line will be the first museum exhibition to focus entirely on Klimt’s drawings. On view through September 23, 2012.


Mondo America
Cinefamily (Fairfax)
This day-long Fourth of July BBQ picnic and film series event will feature screenings of Americana, Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Celebration, Red Dawn, and 1977’s Jabberwalk, the first of director Romano Vanderbes’ “This is America” film trilogy. Admission is $12.


LA><ART 2012 Garden Party
The Home of Karyn Lovegrove
Tickets are now available for the LA><ART 2012 Garden Party, which will take place at the home of Karyn Lovegrove on July 22, 2012. Presented by C Magazine and in collaboration with Various Small Fires, this benefit event will feature a performance by musician and visual artist Brendan Fowler. Tickets are $100.

A photo of Duran Duran from the exhibit, “Factory 77″ Photo By Brad Elterman, courtesy of WWD


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Posted on: January 12th, 2012

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Posted on: December 13th, 2012

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SEE: CamLab’s Engagement Party

Posted on: January 30th, 2012

MOCA Engagement Party: CamLab’s The Heart Wants What It Does

MOCA’s Engagement Party provides an opportunity for Southern California–based artist collectives and collaborators to create new artworks that engage with MOCA and its resources in unexpected ways. Artist collective CamLab presents a trilogy, titled The Heart Wants What It Does, for their Engagement Party residency. (more…)