Well the first Saturday of the year (and second) are both going to be super busy. So be sure to make a game plan for which art events to make a priority.

January 6, 2018:
In Santa Monica…Christopher Grimes Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Kota Ezawa titled “The Crime of Art (Hollywood Edition).” On view: March 10, 2017: Reception: 4-6pm; Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401; www.cgrimes.com

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January 6, 2018:
In Downtown LA…Los Angeles-based African-American artist and writer Tony Puryear’s “gankstas!™ – Know Your Thug” will be featured. Inspired by the election, the artist has created an ongoing, online series of satiric political portraits with stinging commentary.
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Puryear portrays the Trump administration as a crime family wreaking havoc on our nation – and the world. Accompanying text, written by Puryear, identifies each subject’s particular brand of mayhem, weaving together shuddering tales of corruption that have weighted down every news cycle since the election. Prints and paintings of select images from the series will be shown for the first time January 6 – 7, 2018 at a pop-up exhibition at Jason Vass in Los Angeles. On view January 6, 12-5pm and Sunday, January 7, 12-4pm. Art Party: 5-9pm; Jason Vass, 1452 E. 6th St., LA, 90021; http://jasonvass.com http://www.gankstas.com

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January 6, 2018:
In Culver City…From 5-8pm, Zevitas Marcus (2754 S La Cienega Blvd). offers an opening for Josh Jefferson. George Billis Gallery (2716 S. La Cienega Blvd.), celebrates new shows featuring artists Audra Weaser and Sarah Williams.

Additional openings take place from 6-8pm at Walter Maciel Gallery and Luis De Jesus. Then head to Washington Boulevard…From 6-9pm, Thinkspace Gallery (6009 Washington Blvd.) where there is always a fun art party. Sarah Jonacs and Kelly Vivanco will be featured.

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January 6, 2018:
In Santa Monica…Several events take place at Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404. FIG Gallery (D2) hosts an artist reception for Lorraine Lubner. Richard Heller (B-5A) offers a group exhibition from 5-7pm; Building Bridges Art Exchange (F2) exhibits work from photographer Tami Bahat’s ongoing series Dramatis Personae from 6-9pm.

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January 6, 2018:
Check out some other events taking place all over LA tonight: In the mid-city area…
TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90036; LA Open 2018 Exhibition; Art Party 5-8pmShulamit Nazarian, 616 N. La Brea Ave, LA, 90036; “Fever Pitch” Wendell Gladstone; Art Party: 6-9pm; Downtown…Track 16 Gallery, 1206 Maple Ave, #1005, LA, 90015; Douglas Pérez Castro; Art Party: from 7-10pm;

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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:
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” faaturing Katherine Bradford and Jen DeNike. Then pop into Von Lintel Gallery (2685 S. La Cienega Blvd.) from 6-8pm for an opening for two solo shows featuring artists Mark Sheinkman and Carolyn Marks Blackwood. Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd., offers a group exhibition “Belt Friction” and “SEE / SAW” from 6-8pm.

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;

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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, running from, 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), 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 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 15, 2018:
Today is Martin Luther King Day…A wonderful day to give back to our community. In 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 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