Time for our last half of the month update for November 2019. This month is flying by….BTW – THE NOVEMBER 23 GRAND OPENING (one of our Top Ten Picks) at Fort Gansevoort has been postponed to December 14, 2019 – CLICK HERE to read feature.

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November 14, 2019:
il caffé hosts an opening reception for “MASKS” featuring the art of Alli Conrad. The solo exhibition is curated by Arushi Kapoor. On view: November 14, 2019 – January 14, 2020; Art Party: 6pm – 9pm; il caffé – 855 South Broadway, LA, 90014; 713-264-1395; http://www.conradcollective.com
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November 15, 2019:
Head to Bergamot Station…Play and Answer Night with artist Nathan Cartwright takes place at bG Gallery.
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“The Greenman” – kinetic relief sculpture with LED lights

This event will be more fun than a typical artist talk, Cartwright invites people working on sculptures to bring in their work, and he will work along with participants while chatting about pieces in the exhibit. Click Here to find out more about this exhibition. Art Talk: 7:30-10:30pm; bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., #A2, Santa Monica, 90404; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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November 16, 2019:

Collage Artists of America (CAA) is hosting a free collage workshop for kids during their Biennial Pop-Up Boutique on Sat., Nov. 16, from 1:30-4:00pm at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center. While artists inspire and guide kids to create their own masterpieces, you can browse the boutique for handmade gifts featuring original art, clothing, jewelry, toys, pottery and more from 20 of LA’s most distinguished and emerging artists, and take in the latest gallery exhibit, “Falling into Place,” from Women Painters West. Event runs: 1:30pm – 4:00pm; San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard St., Tarzana, 91356; http://collageartists.org

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November 16, 2019:
Marciano Art Foundation presents a screening of Gloria’s Call, and Dr. Gloria Orenstein’s “Reclaiming her BIRD-RIGHT: Leonora Carrington Prepares Her Sacred Journey to the Otherworld,” an excerpt of her lecture recently given at the opening of the Museo Leonora Carrington in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The program will conclude with a Q and A session moderated by Olivia Marciano; Event begins: 2pm; Marciano Art Foundation, 4357 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 90010; https://marcianoartfoundation.org/

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November 16, 2019:
“L.A. On Fire” is a multimedia group show curated by Michael Slenske opens at the newly expanded space of Wilding Cran Gallery. The show’s title derives from a photo series, featured in the exhibition, by French artist Michel Auder. Along with the work of more than 50 emerging and established LA artists, this titular work investigates the possibility that LA has gone from Tomorrowland to an Ever Burning Bacchanalia. 
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Conrad Ruiz, Man on Fire (Uprising), 2019

On view: November 16 – January 12, 2019; Art Party: 5-8pm; Wilding Cran Gallery at 1700 South Santa Fe Ave., LA; http://wildingcran.com/

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November 16, 2019:
In Hollywood…Tanya Bonakdar Gallery celebrates the first solo exhibition with multidisciplinary artist Jónsi. Best known for producing distinctive musical sounds ranging from hypnotic ambient incantations to driving sonic waves as a member of the band Sigur Rós, Jónsi has expanded his artistic practice over the past few years in a series of collaborations with visual artists such as Doug Aitken, Olafur Eliasson, Merce Cunningham and most recently the artist and composer Carl Michael von Hausswolf with whom he formed the musical duo Dark Morph. On view: November 16, 2019 through January 9, 2020; Art Party: 6-8pm; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Los Angeles, 1010 North Highland Avenue, LA, 90038; http://www.tanyabonakdargallery.com/

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November 16, 2019:
Nearby…Kayne Griffin Corcoran hosts an opening reception for “PSYCHO GRAPHICS,” a solo exhibition by Mika Tajima. The exhibition connects material transformation to the shape of an uncontainable future that exceeds our current bodily and psychic experience of power. The works on view manifest Tajima’s continued investigation into the production and transmutation of matter, energy, and the human psyche. On view: November 16, 2019 – January 11, 2020; Art Party: 6-8pm; Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 S La Brea Ave., LA, 90019; https://www.kaynegriffincorcoran.com/

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November 16, 2019:
In Santa Monica…Bergamot Station host a couple events, including our top ten event at Skidmore Contemporary Art.

Two other galleries will also be hosting events…bG Gallery, in collaboration with the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, present “Floating Worlds” a survey of new contemporary art from Japan, alongside American artists who roots or work that speaks to our theme.  On view: November 12 – 18, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., #A2, Santa Monica, 90404; 
http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

On the other side of the arts center…walk to the E building…Lois Lambert Gallery presents Colombian artist Tomás Ochoa, in a solo exhibition, “Pulvis Nigrum: Black Gunpowder,” a selection of pieces from two bodies of work. “Paradise Black Line” is a series of images taken from the landscape of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia, as it has remained untouched for over a century.
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Tomás Ochoa, Drawing an Aleph Over Books, Gunpowder and fire on canvas, 78.5″ x 118″

On view: November 16, 2019 – January 4, 2020; Art Party: 6-9pm; Lois Lambert Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave E3, Santa Monica, 90404; https://www.loislambertgallery.com


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November 16, 2019:

In Culver City…The Salon, owned by John and Valoree Papsidera, welcomes Belfast artist Ted Pim in his premiere U.S. exhibition, Empire Lines. Having received a swift and warm welcome from international collectors and markets, Pim caught the attention of avid collector, John, who purchased a piece. The two struck up an immediate kinship and quickly realized that Pim’s work was exactly the right fit for the Papsideras’ cutting edge and innovative Culver City space. On view: December 1, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; The Salon at Automatic Sweat, 2656 S La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; http://www.automaticsweat.com/

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November 16, 2019:
Very close to Culver City…Castelli Art Space throws an art party for”The Auto Show.” The group exhibition celebrates car culture. Artists include: Tom Garner, Nicola Wood, Erin Rosen, Mary DeChambres, Dianne Morgan, Richard Lewis and Scott Froschauer. On view November 13 – 24, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; Castelli Art Space, 5428 W. Washington Blvd., LA, 90016; https://www.castelliartspace.com

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November 16, 2019:

Downtown…The Bendix building….one of LAArtParty’s top ten picks takes place at Track 16.

While you are there…Join Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles and Monte Vista Projects for the opening reception of its holiday fundraiser preview. All the works are part of a silent auction that ends during its Third Annual Holiday Fundraiser and Party on Saturday, December 14, from 7-10 pm (Save the Date!). Come to the Holiday Fundraiser Preview to start early bidding on your favorite silent auction item! On view: November 16 – December 14, 2019; Art Party: 7-10 pm;  Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles, 1206 Maple Ave #523, LA, 90015; 
https://www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com/tagged/lafundraiser2019

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November 16, 2019:

Chinatown offers some openings at Charlie James Gallery (969 Chung King Rd.) from 6-9pm, and Lisa Derrick Fine Arts (961 Chung King Rd.) from 7-10pm; As always other galleries usually open the same night, but as of now the above galleries have confirmed events.

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November 16, 2019:
In Flintridge…Head to Descanso Gardens to get into the holiday spirit. The Enchanted Forest of Light kick-off party takes place tonight. Presented by KCRW and Descanso the one-mile, nighttime event features unique, interactive light and sound encounters in some of the garden’s most beloved areas.
Nov2019-520Size-Enchanted-DescansoGardensEvent runs 7-10pm; Admission is $150 per person. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011; https://www.descansogardens.org/

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November 17, 2019:
Matter Studio Gallery celebrates its one year anniversary. “Celebrating All Matter” is a group show featuring works by artists who have previously exhibited at the gallery. On view: November 17, 2019 – January 5, 2020; Art Party: 4-7 pm; Matter Studio Gallery, 5080 W Pico Blvd., LA, 90019-4130; https://matterstudiogallery.com/

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November 22-24, 2019
In Anaheim…Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art! DCon is over 350,000 sq. ft. and features over 500 vendors, art & custom shows, live demonstrations, and much more! This years DesignerCon will feature a special curated section of galleries called “Beyond Eden” Participating galleries include: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Thinkspace, Modern Eden, KP Projects, The Dark Art Emporium, & Tierra del Sol Foundation. Admission ranges from $35-$70 per person; See website for ticket prices and shedule; DesignerCon will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802; https://www.designercon.com/

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