If you are still in the spirit of Halloween…some events extend through November 3, 2019…see our Halloween Events Feature on the Upcoming Events Page.

November starts the beginning of the holiday season, my favorite time of the year. It’s a time of reflection for the year that will soon come to an end, and anticipation of what is to come. No worries kids, I won’t get all heavy on you. Just enjoy these fun art parties…we have lots more coming. Check back for updates – Subscribers will be notified of all updates.

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November 1, 2019:
David Kordansky Gallery presents “GO HANG A SALAMI IM A LASAGNA HOG,” an exhibition of new work by Calvin Marcus.
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This is Marcus’s second exhibition at the gallery and his most extensive and immersive in any venue to date. The gallery has become a “rabbit hole”: four bodies of work – including paintings, sculpture, and photography – unfold across its three exhibition spaces, with only one way in and one way out. On view: November 1, 2019 – January 11, 2020; Art Party: 6-8pm; David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019; http://davidkordanskygallery.com

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November 1–3, 2019:
Head to Blum & Poe for the Acid-Free Los Angeles Book Market this weekend. Opening: Friday, November 1, 6–9pm; Market hours: Saturday, November 2 – Sunday, November 3, 11am – 7pm; Blum & Poe Los Angeles, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; https://www.blumandpoe.com/; https://acid-free.info/

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November 1, 2019:
Lucid Ecdysis, a two-person show by Sarah Collins and Chelsea Boxwell, opens tonight at Earth Altar Studio in the Eagle Rock area of LA. Two fellow Scorpios born the same year…four days a part, in the same state, Sarah and Chelsea are long-time friends who quickly bonded over astrology and art. Ecdysis is the process of shedding a skin, mainly referring to snakes. Both artists were born in 1989, the year of The Snake, and are currently going through a Saturn Return, marking their 30th year this month. On view: November 1 – 30, 2019; Art Party: 7:30-10:30pm; Earth Altar Studio, 1615 Colorado Blvd, LA, 90041; https://www.earthaltarstudio.com/gallery

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November 2, 2019:
Grand Ave, Los Angeles’s home for world-class arts and culture brings back Grand Ave Arts: All Access, an inside look at rehearsals, architecture tours, museum exhibitions, performances, workshops, food and drink and kids’ film screenings for all to enjoy. Grab the whole crew to take a peek behind-the-scenes for the ultimate Los Angeles field trip. Event runs: 11am-4pm; Be sure to find out more about this FREE event (which takes place in various locations) on the website. https://www.grandavearts.org/

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November 2, 2019:
Downtown…VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES presents “Linda Besemer: An Abundance of Errors.” On view: November 2 – December 21, 2019; Art Party: 4:00 – 6:00pm; Vielmetter Los Angeles; 1700 S Santa Fe Ave #101, LA, 90021; https://vielmetter.com/

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November 2, 2019:
Head to Bergamot Station…Building Bridges Art Exchange hosts an artist Talk with Tadashi Hayakawa from 4:00 PM 5:00pm: Building Bridges Art Exchange, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit F2, Santa Monica, CA 90404; https://www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org/

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November 2, 2019:
Also at Bergamot…bG Gallery hosts a closing reception for “Portal.” Art can take us to places that are figments of the imagination, let us see people consigned to a paragraph in a history book, or even transport us to realms that never have and never will exist. “Portal,” takes the viewer to fantastical realms, surrealist fantasies, and mystical manifestations. Art Party: 5pm to 8pm; bG Gallery, A2, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM, 90404; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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November 2, 2019:
In Culver City…Walter Maciel Gallery holds an opening for “Side Project,” featuring the work of Dean Monogenis. This marks the artist’s sixth solo show with the gallery. Also opening in Galleries 3 and 4, “The Valley of the Sun/After América” by Colombian-American artist Carolyn Castaño marking her third solo show with the gallery.
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On view: November 2 – December 21 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; walter maciel gallery, 2642 s. la cienega blvd. LA, 90034; http://waltermacielgallery.com

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November 2, 2019:
Also in Culver City…Fabrik Projects throws an art party for the opening of “In Bloom.” The solo show features the art of Sharon Weiner. On view: October 26 – November 16, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; Fabrik Projects Gallery, 2636 South La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; https://fabrikprojects.com

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November 2, 2019:
Rebecca Molayem Gallery & Studio celebrates its Fall Group Show titled “Exposed Elements.” Art Party: 6-9pm; Rebecca Molayem Gallery 481 S. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://www.rebeccamolayemarts.com/

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November 3, 2019:
Downtown…Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents ‘Charles Gaines in Conversation’ with Thelma Golden, Laura Owens, and Gary Simmons. Event runs: 3-6pm; Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd St., LA, 90013; https://www.hauserwirth.com

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November 6, 2019:
L.A. Louver is pleased to present an exhibition of collages and related prints by R.B. Kitaj (American, 1932-2007). Kitaj used fragmented figuration and repetition to tell stories and develop narratives in his work. A self-proclaimed bibliomaniac; prodigious reader and writer; inspired by art historians Aby Warburg, Erwin Panofsky and Fritz Saxl, Kitaj sought to investigate relationships between content and iconography, and image and word through layered compositions. On view November 6, 2019 – January 18, 2020; Art Party: 6-8pm; L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, 90291; http://www.lalouver.com

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November 7, 2019:
In Culver City…Edward Cella Art & Architecture presents Jeffrey Vallance: La Chapelle de Poulet, an immersive experience into the mind of influential Los Angeles artist Jeffrey Vallance. On view: November 2, 2019 – January 4, 2020; Art Party: 6-8pm; Edward Cella Art & Architecture, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034; https://www.aiplusgallery.org


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November 7, 2019:
In Pasadena…Ai+ Gallery offers an opening reception to celebrate the art of Nancy Riegelman. Art Party: 5-7pm; Ai+ Gallery, 100 S. Mentor Avenue, Pasadena CA 91106; https://www.aiplusgallery.org

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November 7, 2019:
In San Pedro…VICA and Machine Art Studio present “Wall to Wall” a street art exhibition in downtown San Pedro. The group exhibition features MegZany, Tanner Goldbeck, etc. Venice Modern Art collaborates with the exhibition as well. Art Party: 6pm; Machine Art Studio, 446 W. 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731; 323-644-8200; https://www.veniceica.org/


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November 8, 2019:
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles partners with CalArts Center for New Performance to present a one-night-only performance of ‘HA-M-LET,’ the latest project from Brazilian American multidisciplinary artist and CalArts alumni Peter Mark. Event runs: 7:30pm-10:30 pm; Admission is $8; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd St.,LA, 90013; https://www.hauserwirth.com

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November 9, 2019:
Luis De Jesus presents “HUGO CROSTHWAITE: TIJUAS! (Death March, Tijuana Bibles and Other Legends).” This will be the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with the Gallery.
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Hugo Crosthwaite, still from Tijuana Bible #4, 2019, ink on paper, animated video.

On view: November 9 – December 21, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; Luis De Jesus, 2685 LA Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; http://luisdejesus.com/

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November 9, 2019:
Blum & Poe Los Angeles presents a selected survey of work spanning three decades by the late artist Harvey Quaytman. This is the gallery’s first exhibition of work by this critical figure in late-20th century American abstraction following the announcement earlier this year of co-representation of the artist’s estate along with Van Doren Waxter. Also set to open tonight is a new series of work by Los Angeles-based artist Matt Johnson. This is the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. On view: November 9, 2019 – January 11, 2020; Art Party: 5-7pm; Blum & Poe Los Angeles, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; https://www.blumandpoe.com/

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November 9, 2019:
Very close to Culver City…Castelli Art Space hosts a reception for “Mirrors of the Mind 8: The Psychotherapist as Artist,” The juried exhibition features art by psychologists, psychotherapists and students, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association’s Community Outreach Committee. The Saturday (Nov 9) reception runs from 6-9pm and features poetry reading, live music, light refreshments. On view: November 6 –9, 2019, 10- 5pm each day. Novebmer 9, 2019 Art Party: 6-9pm; Castelli Art Space, 5428 West Washington Blvd., LA, 90016;  https://www.castelliartspace.com/FB Event Page.

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November 9, 2019:

MASH hosts an opening reception “MOPRH.” The group exhibition features a collection of contemporary paintings and sculptures sharing the common theme of transformation. Artists include: Alexander Varvaridze, Alexis E. Mabry, Corey K Lamb, David Deweerdt, Erik Sandberg, Haleh Mashian, Jayne Anita Smith, Jordan Betten, Molly Morning-Glory, Samuelle Richardson, Serge Serum, and Shaelin Jornigan. On view: November 9 – December 21, 2019; ArtParty: 7:00pm – 10:00pm; MASH Gallery (DTLA), 1325 Palmetto Street, Suite 130, Los Angeles, CA 90013; http://mashgallery.com

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November 10, 2019:
The StudioEleven collective is a group of independent artists who work and study at Tom Wudl’s DTLA Arts District studio. “Explorations: StudioEleven Art at Colburn” exhibits work by 16 StudioEleven artists. Art Party: 4-6pm; RSVP for the free event HERE. Mayman Lobby, Grand Building, Colburn School, 200 South Grand Ave., LA, 90012; https://www.studioelevenart.com/

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November 10, 2019:
LSH coLAB hosts an opening for “MAD SKILLS” featuring the art of Frank Ryan, Molly Segal, Nick Taggart. LSH coLAB, 778 N. Virgil Avenue, LA, 90029; Art Party: 4-6pm; https://www.lshcolab.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.
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Conrad Ruiz, Man on Fire (Uprising), 2019

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. 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:
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 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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