Can you believe February is already half over? Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day. Here is a list of art parties / events for the last half of the month as promised.

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February 15, 2018:
Enjoy one more day of Lucha VaVOOM (there was a perforrmance on Feb 14). The annual event is LA’s longest running variety features Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy at the Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater with special guest commentator Ron Funches (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Black•ish, New Girl, and Undateable) and a host of incredible talent from the Lucha and performance world.
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Doors for this 21+ event open at 7:00pm and the show goes from 8:00-11:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at $35.00 for general admission tickets (includes balcony and mezzanine seats) and $55.00 for ringside seating; Mayan Theater, 1038 S Hill St., LA 90015; http://luchavavoom.com

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February 15, 2018:
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts hosts an art talk with Ariel Zuniga, a distinguished writer, who is the authority, biographer, and chronicler of his father’s works. He is Director of the Zuniga Laborde Foundation in Mexico City. Among his extensive writings on art, he has produced four volumes of the Francisco Zuniga catalogue raisonne and is currently working on its fifth volume. The art talk takes place in conjunction with the current exhibition “Francisco Zuniga: Sculpture & Drawings.” Also on view is through March 17, 2018 is “Rico Lebrun in Mexico.” Reception: 6:30pm; Art Talk at 7:30pm; Limited Seating – RSVP Requested; RSVP to charlotte@jackrutbergfinearts.com or (323) 938-5222; Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://jackrutbergfinearts.com/

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February 15, 2018:
La Luz de Jesus Gallery celebrates Jenn Pelly and Patty Schemel – The Raincoats 33 1/3 / Hit so Hard (A Memoir). Enjoy a reading and book signing from 7-10pm; La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, LA, 90027; http://laluzdejesus.com

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February 15 – 19, 2018:
Take a weekend art trip….Art Palm Springs returns to the Palm Springs Convention Center…February 16 – 19, 2018. The Vip opening (you must have tickets) takes place on Thursday. Then the show takes place on February 16-19. See the Upcoming Event Page for all the details and find out how to order tickets. Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262; (760) 325-6611; http://www.art-palmsprings.com

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February 16, 2018:
David Kordansky Gallery celebrates artists and Markus Amm Shahryar Nashat. This exhibition of new paintings will be Amm’s first in the United States since 2011…it is also his third with the gallery since 2006. “Image Is an Orphan” features the debut of a new series of wall-based sculptures, as well as a major video installation that was first shown in Nashat’s 2017 solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel. On view: March 24, 2018; Art Party: 6-8 pm; David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Place, LA, 90013; http://davidkordanskygallery.com/

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February 16, 2018:
ltd los angeles celebrates three new exhibitions…“Esmaa Mohamoud: THREE-PEAT,” “Oreka James: If the other does not see me, I do see myself,” ”Michèle Pearson Clarke: All That is Left Unsaid.” On view: February 16 – March 24, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; ltd los angeles, 1119 South La Brea Avenue, LA, 90019; http://ltdlosangeles.com/esmaamohamoud.html

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February 17, 2018:
In Santa Monica…Annenberg Community Beach House hosts a panel discussion featuring artists of “Four Million Angels”…currently on view in its gallery.
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Katherine Kean, Width of a Wave (detail), 2014, Oil painting18″ x 72″

This exhibition examines the people who fill the streets of Santa Monica on a sunny day. Given the dramatic presence of the ocean, the four million people that live in the City of Los Angeles find Santa Monica to be one of our greatest magnets. Art Talk: 3-5pm; Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way, Santa Monica; CLICK HERE for more details and to rsvp, or visit https://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/

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February 17, 2018:
At Bergamot Station…Skidmore Contemporary Art is pleased to present its fourth exhibition of Scott Covert’s Monument paintings. Read the full Upcoming Event Feature. Art Party: 4:00pm – 6:00pm; Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, B-4 Santa Monica, 90404; 310-828-5070; http://www.skidmorecontemporaryart.com/

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February 17, 2018:
Also at Bergamot Station…Building Bridges Art Exchange is honored to host the interactive installation the-green-heart by Petra Eiko. On view thru: February 17 – March 17, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Building Bridges Art Exchange, Bergamot Station Arts Center 2525 Michigan Ave. Unit F2 Santa Monica CA, 90404; https://www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org/

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February 17, 2018:
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents “Geta Brătescu. The Leaps of Aesop,” the first Los Angeles solo presentation devoted to the 92-year-old forerunner in the field of Romanian Conceptualism. For additional info about Geta Brătescu, CLICK HERE. Also opening tonight…”Louise Bourgeois. The Red Sky,” “Mark Bradford. New Works.” On view: February 17 – May 20, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd Street LA, 90013; http://www.hauserwirthlosangeles.com

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February 17, 2018:

GDCA Gallery throws an art party for a group exhibition titled “BALANCE.” Artists include: Susanne Belcher, Arnor Bieltvedt, Michele Castagnetti, Alexander Gramm, Rodger Klein, Dane Smith & Linda Stelling. Also on view is Melissa Meier’s solo exhibit, “SKNS.” On view thru: February 28, 2018; Art Party: 6-10pm; GDCA Gallery, 727 South Spring Street / Los Angeles, CA 90014 (between 7th & 8th Streets); http://www.gdcagallery.com/

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February 17, 2018:
Artlife Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of new works featuring Artlife artists. On view: February 2 – 28, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Artlife Gallery is located at 720 C S. Allied Way. Plaza El Segundo. El Segundo, Ca 90245; https://www.artlifegallerysb.com/

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February 18, 2018:
Blue 7 Gallery hosts an opening reception for a group show titled “The Salon Show.” Artist Bruce Sanders will have seventeen works in the show…fifteen paintings and two prints. “One of my paintings is entitled “Submerged,” explained Sanders…”It is an expressionist and symbolic composition that attempts to record my emotions of loss after my wife’s passing. I had the feeling of being under water.” On View: March 8, 2018; Art Party: 2:00 – 5:00 pm; Blue 7 Gallery, 3129 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90405; http://blue7gallery.com/

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February 23, 24, 2018:
Castelli Art Space is hosting a two-night only retrospective of the legendary Bill Barminski.
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The retrospective will feature over two dozen paintings from various periods of Barminski’s career, focusing on the mid-80s and 2000s. The exhibit will also feature a never before-seen large bronze sculpture as well as new renditions of his signature cardboard sculptures. Art Party: 6pm-10pm (both nights); Castelli Art Space, 5428 W. Washington Blvd. LA, 90016; https://www.castelliartspace.com/

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February 24, 2018:
George Billis Gallery presents “Derek Buckner: Recent Paintings,” “Randall Mooers: A Good Day for a Parade,” and “Joan Tucker: Canvas on Canvas.” On view: February 24 – March 31; Art Party: 5-8pm; George Billis Gallery LA. 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; http://www.georgebillis.com/los-angeles.html

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February 24, 25, 2018:
Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show is a 2 day event being held from 24th February to 25th February 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, United States. This event is a direct-to-consumer travel marketplace which allows leading travel companies to promote their travel brands to thousands of highly qualified travel enthusiasts looking for their next vacation. Tickets are $18; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets and to find out more info; Los Angeles Convention Center – HALLS J/K, 1201 S. Figueroa St., LA, 90015; https://travelshows.com/shows/los-angeles/

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February 24, 2018:
UNICEF USA will host the annual UNICEF Next Generation Art Party in Los Angeles. The event will bring together over 800 of the city’s leading young philanthropists, art collectors and artists to celebrate UNICEF’s lifesaving work and raise funds to support vulnerable children on the move in Mexico. Hosted by: Gabé Hirschowitz, Founding Chair, Art Party and the Art Party Committee Curated by: Carlton DeWoody, Jamie G. Manné, Chelsea Neman Nassib, Jessica Witkin,  the event will feature a collection of unique artwork ranging from $100-$500, with the exception of a few rare items for the silent auction. VISIT our Upcoming Events Page for more info. Tickets range from $40 for GA (entry at 7pm) to $150 for VIP (entry at 5pm); Purchase Tickets Here; Unicef Next Gen Art Party: 5pm entry for VIP; 7pm entry for GA – run till 10:30pm; 800 Main St, Venice, CA 90291; https://nextgenartparty.com/

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February 24, 2018:
Von Lintel Gallery celebrates a solo exhibition of unique photographs by Christopher Russell.
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Christiane Feser, Partition 52, 2017, Photo object with archival pigment print, 39.37 x 55.12 x 1.18 inches (100 x 140 x 3 cm), Unique; Christopher Russell, Mountain XXVIII, 2017, Pigment print scratched with a razor, 24 x 32 inches (60.96 x 81.28 cm) / Two panels, each measuring 24 x 16 inches (60.96 x 40.64 cm), Unique


This exhibition is the artist’s first with the gallery and will coincide with The Getty Center exhibition, Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography, featuring Russell. On view: April 21, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; Von Lintel Gallery, 2685 La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; http://www.vonlintel.com/

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February 24, 2018:
Lora Schlesinger Gallery hosts an artist reception for two exhibitions. “Moments” features a new series from Roberto Gil de Montes. “Around and Around” showcases the work of Ann Chamberlin. On view: Feb 24-April 7, 2018; Art Party: 5-7pm; Lora Schlesinger Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave B5b, Santa Monica CA 90404; http://loraschlesinger.com

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February 24, 2018:
Gallery Luisotti holds an artist reception for “Catherine Wagner: Near Abstraction,” the artist’s ninth solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition draws from Greenhouse Abstractions(1976) and In Situ: Traces of Morandi (2015, 2016). These two series explore the idea of modernist abstraction while utilizing physical objects and spaces. On view: February 2 – March 31 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, (A-2), 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404; http://galleryluisotti.com

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February 24, 2108:
UTA Artist Space presents CAM WORLS, the first large-scale survey of Petra Cortright’s video work. Fifty of the artist’s videos, made between 2007 and 2017, will be on display, including eighteen never-before-exhibited artworks. Art Party: 5-7pm. Artist Space, 670 S. Anderson St., LA 90023; (323) 604-9589; http://utaartistspace.com

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February 24, 2018:
de Plume celebrates New York surrealist ClockWork Cros with his first Los Angeles solo exhibition titled “SHADE.” The exhibition will feature more than 400 double-cut clock portraits of celebrities – all behind black sunglasses — to the heart of Hollywood to confront this legacy of glamorous detachment. His hand-built clocks explore the disposability of celebrity and confront the longevity and reputation of an iconic life by placing time itself on the face of the subject. 
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On view: March 22; Art Party: 6-10pm; de Plume, 5564 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028; (323) 364-8062; http://www.deplume.gallery

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February 25, 2018:
In Lincoln Heights…enjoy a curator walk through of “Memories on Location” with Christine Rasmussen. This exhibition opened on February 17, and was one of our Top Ten events. Walk Through: 2-3pm at Keystone Gallery, 338 South Ave 16, Los Angeles CA 90031;  http://www.keystoneartspace.com/

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