This Week’s Plan
Each week, ForYourArt highlights select events to help you PLAN ForYourArt. SEE, KNOW, COLLECT, and ENJOY the best of Los Angeles art and culture.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30
Art In the Parking Space
LAXART (Culver City)
The inaugural event for a new year-long project in which invited artists will create ephemeral artworks in parking spaces across Los Angeles. Each work will reflect the different environments and sets of cultural parameters that define the Los Angeles basin. For the introductory event, artists Pierre Bismuth, Jonathan Monk, and Anita Pace will initiate the first interventions in the parking spaces surrounding LAXART.
Richard Flood: Crumb By Little Crumb
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
In conjunction with the exhibition Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective, the Hammer Museum presents a talk with Richard Flood, Chief Curator of the New Museum in New York.
OHWOW (West Hollywood)
The opening reception for a group exhibition featuring artists operating in a new millennium as friends, collaborators, and artists in New York City. Artists include: Dan Colen, Terence Koh, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Ryan McGinley, Agathe Snow, Dash Snow, and Aaron Young.
Speculative: An Evening of Performance
As part of Speculative, curated by Zach Blas and Christopher O’Leary, LACE presents an evening of performance featuring Zach Blas, Micha Cárdenas, MAL IDEA (Michelle A. Lee), Elle Mehrmand, Chris O’Leary, and Malcolm Smith.
Jesse Jones: The Struggle Against Ourselves
The opening reception for an exhibition featuring Dublin-based artist Jesse Jones, whose work focuses on the political and social history of cinema. The exhibition will feature a selection of recent film/video works alongside a newly commissioned work produced at CalArts during a residency this spring in Los Angeles. Jones will be in conversation with Andrea Bowers at 6:30pm.
Art Talk with Roger Gastman
MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown)
In conjunction with the exhibition Art in the Streets, co-curator Roger Gastman will lead an exhibition tour and discuss the history of graffiti and street art.
Quixote Pro Night: Studio Lighting for DIY Filmmakers with David Slodki
Levi’s Film Workshop (Downtown)
Levi’s Film Workshop at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary presents a workshop with David Slodki, who will discuss lighting. RSVP online.
FRIDAY, JULY 1
Benefit Edition Closing
Soho House (West Hollywood)
Please join us for the closing of ForYourArt’s Benefit Edition. Benefit Edition is a great opportunity to discover artists, collect art, and support the most relevant arts organizations and other nonprofits in Los Angeles. This event will feature 20% off select framed editions from local nonprofits including LAXART, Side Street Projects, LAND, West of Rome Public Art, and more. Limited space available, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael E. Smith and Group Exhibition
Michael Benevento (West Hollywood)
The opening reception for two new exhibitions, the first featuring work by Michael E. Smith, and the second featuring work by Petrova Giberson, Melissa Haggard, Michael E. Smith, and Dylan Spaysky.
LTD Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
The opening reception for an exhibition featuring work by Radames “Juni” Figueroa, Charles Juhasz-Alvarado, Ignacio Lang, Michael Linares, and Jesus “Bubu” Negron.
Zero to Sixty
Corey Helford Gallery (Culver City)
The opening reception for a group exhibition celebrating Corey Helford Gallery’s 5th Anniversary. More than fifty artists from around the globe were invited to create a special piece for the exhibition.
Friday Night Wine Tastings
Barnsdall Art Park (Los Feliz)
Enjoy the Barnsdall Art Park with a tasting of four selections of boutique, small production, artisanal wines from around the globe from Silverlake Wine. Tickets ($25) may be purchased online.
Seth Lower: Diamonds Are Forever
Weekend (Los Feliz)
The opening reception for an exhibition featuring concept-based works by Seth Lower. In this exhibition, photographs, text, and video frame Lower’s experiences as photographer for a high-end jewelry dealer. Concepts of labor, class, and value are explored and further contextualized by the location of the jewelry showroom itself, coincidentally in the same building that houses the immigration courtrooms for the greater Los Angeles area.
C A N A D A D A Y
Night Gallery (Downtown)
The opening reception for an exhibition featuring work by Tona Romano, Walter Benjamin Smith and Anna Rosen.
SATURDAY, JULY 2
Possible Worlds: Mario Ybarra, Jr., Karla Diaz, and Slanguage Studio Select from the Permanent Collections
The opening day of a new exhibition by Mario Ybarra Jr. and Slanguage Studio, in collaboration with LACMA and Watts House Project. Following an artist’s residency at the Garcia family’s home in Watts, the exhibition considers the legacy of Simon Rodia and the impulse to create alternative or possible worlds out of unconventional materials or according to unorthodox impulses. Featuring assemblage, folk art, vernacular graphics, images of the Watts Towers, art from the LACMA collection selected by Ybarra and the Slanguage Studio, as well as a newly commissioned sculpture by Ybarra, the exhibition will connect the public art works done at the Watts residence with the museum campus.
Machine Project (Echo Park)
Brooklyn-based songwriter and tinkerer Matthew Steinke fronts a hand-built robotic musical menagerie he has dubbed Octant. Steam, bellows, and clockwork lurch from childlike singsong to dense mechanized arrangements, from triumphal player-piano chaos to spare, melancholy chamber pop.
SUNDAY, JULY 3
MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown)
Enjoy a participatory tour focusing on the use of sound in the exhibition William Leavitt: Theater Objects, to be followed by musical performances in the museum and sonic activities on the sculpture plaza, programmed by experimental arts organization the wulf.
TUESDAY, JULY 5
Hedi Slimane: Anthology of a Decade 2000-2010
Art Catalogues at LACMA (Mid-Wilshire)
Celebrate Hedi Slimane’s birthday and the publication of his four-volume limited edition book, Anthology of a Decade 2000-2010. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The Hammer Museum and the Getty Research Institute co-present a documentary exploring the passions and influences of British architect Norman Foster. Foster discusses what inspired him to design his work, including the Beijing Airport, the Reichstag, and the world’s tallest bridge, in Millau, France.
Cine-Shorts: Ace Norton
The Standard (Downtown)
As part of the ongoing Cine-Shorts series, The Standard presents four works by Los Angeles-based director Ace Norton. DJ Micah will provide music between selected works.