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Additional Art Parties/Events - January 2018 - Updated

We have added more events for our update, but you can look forward to seeing additional events added for the latter half of the month on January 18 2017. Our vip receive updates early. 

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January 11, 2018:
The Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA is an international celebration of art and performance throughout greater Los Angeles, with more than 200 Latin American and Latino artists and performers creating adventurous events at more than 25 indoor and outdoor locations.
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Organized by REDCAT with a consortium of organizations and independent artists, the festival connects artists from more than a dozen countries with neighborhoods city-wide, through vital performances in parks, plazas, galleries, theaters and busy urban settings. The festival is part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative and is supported by a major grant from the Getty Foundation. Visit the website for a list of venues and times. https://www.redcat.org

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January 11, 2018:
Gagosian Gallery hosts an artist reception for two solo exhibitions. "Secrets" features new work by Rachel Feinstein. This is Feinstein's first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.In richly detailed sculptures and multipart installations, Feinstein considers the sumptuous materiality of historical European luxury, updating its refined surfaces and edges with a gritty and approximate excess.Also opening tonight..."Man Ray's LA," an exhibition of works by Man Ray, made between 1940 and 1951. 

This exhibition explores the collection of original silver gelatin photographs from Man Ray's "Hollywood" period. On view: February 17, 2018; Art Party 6-8pm; Gagosian Gallery, 456 N. Camden Dr. Beverly Hills; https://www.gagosian.com

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January 13, 2018:
Bergamot Station hosts a couple of art parties tonight...Skidmore Contemporary Art is one of our top ten events...Lora Schelsinger Gallery (B5b) celebrates artist Tom Krumpak from 5-7pm.

Lois Lambert Gallery hosts a reception for "TOOLS OF THE TRADE." Featuring hyper-realistic common object glass sculptures by artist Carmen Spera.,Taken out of their typical context, the work plays with the idea of magic and illusion. These works are focused on examining his process, taking a material as fragile as glass and transforming it into sturdy hardware. For Spera, glass is a truly unique medium, as its translucency can reveal entirely different forms based on the perspective from which it is being viewed. On view: March 3rd 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., E3, Santa Monica, CA 90404; www.loislambertgallery.com

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January 13, 2018:
Other fun events taking place in Beverly Hills and near the mid-city area tonight are:
Marc Selwyn Gallery, 9953 South Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90212; Group exhibition "Signals" – Art Party: 3-5pm; Also nearby - M+B, 612 N. Almont Dr., LA, 90069; Mariah Robertson solo exhibition: 6-8pmREBECCA MOLAYEM GALLERY & STUDIO, 481 S. Fairfax Ave. LA 90036; 10th Year Anniversary Art Party: 4-8pm; In the Hollywood Hills…Robby Gordon opens his studio and home once again. Stop in to enjoy the Hollywood Sculpture garden with sculptors by Robby Gordon, Brian Carlson, Ed Hart, Shana Koenig, and more. One night ONLY! Art Party: 5:30-9:30pm; Hollywood Hills, 2430 Vasanta way Hollywood Hills Ca 90068; http://www.hollywoodsculpturegarden.com

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January
13, 2018:
Giant Robot 2 Gallery is proud to present “In Flux,” a group exhibition featuring Cassia Lupo, Tetsunori Tawaraya, Tim Furey & Yusei Abe.
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On view: January 31, 2018; Art Party: 6:30 -10:00pm; Giant Robot 2 (GR2), 2062 Sawtelle Blvd., LA, 90025; http://gr2.net/


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January 13, 2018:
Wilding Cran Gallery holds an artist reception for two exhibitions “Fissures in the Fold,” an exhibition of new paintings by multidisciplinary artist Marty Schnapf and “Black Over White,” an exhibition of new drawings by Maria Lynch. On view: March 10th; Art Party: 5-8pm; 939 South Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021; www.wildingcran.com

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January 13, 2018:

In Culver City...several events are taking place. Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 6006 Washington Blvd hosts a closing event from 4-6pm for Shana Lutker with a performance at 4:30pm.  Then from 6-8pm...pop into these galleries for openings - Fabrik Projects, 2636 La Cienega Blvd., showcases "E. F. Kitchen: Bayou City" and “Sarah Hadley: Lost Venice” from 6-8pm; Anat Ebgi 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd presents a solo exhibition titled "SUNSET" by CAROLINE Walker as well as “Being Like Water” featuring Katherine Bradford and Jen DeNike. Don't miss Von Lintel Gallery, 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd (across the street) and enjoy an opening for two solo shows featuring artists Mark Sheinkman and Carolyn Marks Blackwood. One more takes place at Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd offers "Belt Friction" and "SEE / SAW" - yes they all happen from 6-8pm (except for the first one.

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January 13, 2018:
Downtown...Art Share L.A throws an art party for "Untitled," a group show curated by Paige Wery.
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Neon art by Linda Sue Price; Title: Soybeans

Artists include: Megan Frances Abrahams, Joyce Allen, Jennifer Celio, Alexandra Chiou, Raul de la Torre, Stuart Fingerhut, Veda Kaya, Faina Kumpan, Stevie Love, Chris O'Mahony, Joel Post & Pamela Connolly, Linda Sue Price, Robert Soffian, Tracey Weiss, Victor Wilde. On view: January 10-28, 2018; Art Party: 7-10pm; Artshare LA, 801 E. 4th Place, LA, 90013; http://artsharela.org/

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January 13, 2018:
Boyle Heights offer several events tonight...Chimento Contemporary 622 South Anderson Street, Space 105, LA 90023 celebrates the art of Talia Shipman from 4-8pm; Then just down the street, Museum As Retail Space / MaRS, 649 S. Anderson St., LA 90023 hosts an art party for Josh Paul Thomas from 7-10pm, Several exhibitions also open at Corey Helford Gallery, 571 South Anderson St., LA 90023. Enjoy Hikari Shimoda: Children On The edge, Pip & Pop, East West: Over 40 of the top Eastern and Western artists of the New Contemporary movement. Art Party; 7-11 pm

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January 15, 2018:
Today is Martin Luther King Day...A wonderful day to give back to our community.
MLKIn this divisive time, we need to spread some love. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, entrance into National Park Service sites across the country on Monday, January 16, 2017 will be free! Click HERE for more info and events.

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January 16, 2018:
Celebrate the art of Ed Moses AND the grand opening of Hal's Playa Vista and LIFT SPACE tonight. Presented in partnership with the William Turner Gallery, the exhibition will feature new works by Ed Moses as well as a permanent installation of 5 screens in Hal's Restaurant. Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres will be served. Art Party: 6-m; Hal's Playa Vista, 12751 Millenium Drive, Playa Vista, 90094, 
Entrance at 145 Runway Drive; 310-751-6834; 
http://halsplayavista.com/

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January 17, 2018:

Edward Cella Art & Architecture presents "Three Trophies, Some Cacti, & a Freezer" featuring new sculptures by Manny Krakowski. The exhibition includes new works from his series of glass sculptures and an analog based media installation, all shown for the first time. Also on view...New paintings by Patti Oleon. On view: February 24, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; Edward Cella Art + Architecture, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034; https://edwardcella.com/

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January 18, 2018
The Venice Art Crawl celebrates the new year with another art crawl featuring local artists. Art Party: 6pm-10pm; Various venues throughout Venice, 90291; See VAC website as well as the FB Event Page.

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January 19, 2018
1301PE announces its fifth exhibition with Danish artist' group SUPERFLEX entitled "Whatever Works." On view; March 3, 2017; Art Party: 6-8pm; 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90048; https://www.1301pe.com/

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January 20, 2018: 
As a participating gallery in the region-wide Getty Foundation endeavor, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts will present two exhibitions. "Rico Lebrun in Mexico" and "Francisco Zuniga: Sculpture & Drawings."
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"Rico Lebrun in Mexico," focuses attention on the period when the renowned artist moved to San Miguel de Allende in 1952 to teach art at the Instituto Allende. There a new generation of Mexican artists was introduced to and inspired by Rico Lebrun, who distinguished himself not only as a painter and compelling draftsman, but also as a formidable muralist. Francisco Zuniga: Sculpture & Drawings" brings together selected works on paper and an exceptional breadth of sculpture in bronze, wood and stone, which masterfully portray Zuniga's indigenous women as an elemental force. On view: March 17, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com/

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January 24, 2018: 
LA Louver presents "ELEMENTAL." The exhibition brings together sculptures by established and emerging artists, whose works focus on essential materiality and form.
 Featuring Peter Alexander, Carl Andre, Josh Callaghan, Richard Deacon, Toshikatsu Endo, Richard Long, Nathan Mabry, John McCracken, Richard Nonas, Yoko Ono, Adrian Paules, Fabrice Samyn, Peter Shelton, and John Zane Zappas. Also opening tonight..."Henri Matisse Works on Paper, 1913-1948." On view: January 24 - March 3, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; L.A. Louver, 45 N Venice Blvd, Venice, California 90291; http://www.lalouver.com/

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January 24, 2018:
In Long Beach...VICA will host a special RSVP-Only Evening Tour of "Art in Place." for Los Angeles Art Association on Wednesday, January 24 from 7:30-8:30pm. Curated by Juri Koll, Director of ViCA (the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art), the show opened in 6 galleries at the Newberry Lofts in early November. Walk thru: 7:30-8:30pm; Newberry Lofts, 433 Pine Ave., Long Beach, California 90802, https://www.veniceica.org/

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January 25, 2018:
Annenberg Beach House Gallery presents "Four Million Angels." The group exhibition examines the people who fill the streets of Santa Monica on a sunny day. On View: January 18 - April 30, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; RSVP HERE. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way, Santa Monica; See website.

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January 27, 2018:
Ballon Rouge presents its third exhibition, Samuel Jablon's "Doomed," curated by Brigitte Mulholland.
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Samuel Jablon, Fresh, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 62 inches

This is the artist's first show with Ballon Rouge, and his second solo exhibition in Los Angeles. On view: February 3, 2018; Art party: 6-8pm; 622 S Anderson St #108, (across the street from Nicodim Gallery) LA, 90023; https://www.ballonrougecollective.com/

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Stay tuned for our events update for the last half of the month on January 18, 2018