Your Mom’s Agency from Berlin in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, Bold LA, and Raumfeld presents a new LA music festival called From Berlin to LA. This is an all day event starting at 2pm and running well into the night. Featuring artists such as Robot Koch and Perera Elsewhere, this will be a two-day event held on February 5-6th that is free to the public and hosted at a variety of venues around Los Angeles. From Berlin to LA addresses electronic music enthusiasts of different horizons and ages thanks to panels and workshops about DJing or digital production, projections, live and DJ sets with a new tech twist or an old-school flair showcasing Berlin-influenced electronic music ranging from electronica new beats, to house, techno and experimental. Visit the FB Page Here.
In Santa Monica…
haleARTS is pleased to present the 4th Annual “Love & Lust Group Show” featuring Harvey Lynch, Susan Price and Mary Worthington. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 5, from 5-8 PM.
Harvey Lynch creates art in the form of prints and paterns. The work is focused on the exploration of big ideas, higher levels of thinking and deeper forms of consciousness.
Unique, hand drawn stories and quotes derived from prophets, mystics, sages, philosophers, poets, musicians, thought leaders and gurus—expressed backwards through the written word.
Artist Susan Price said she’s excited to be part of the show….”I work from human models or photographs of people or patterns. I search for forms that interest my eye, sometimes related to the topic of the photograph. My attention is focused on aging beauty, odd shapes, and my family. I love bright, intense color and frequently start with that. Then, stuff happens. I try different colors, tones, lines, and try again and again. Until some resulting pattern of shape and color pleases my eye: being (in some weird way) “balanced”, with large to small and dark to light parts, intense but not all over.”
Mary Worthington has been making art since she was in kindergarten when discovered that she could copy the tree that the teacher drew on the board. She got really good at coloring inside the lines and has spent much of her life unlearning those early lessons.
On view: February 5 – February 17, 2016.
What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Friday January 8, 2016
In Santa Monica…
Taste of Night Market opens tonight (the first night of a two night event) at the Barker Hanger. From the creators of 626 Night Market, the original and largest night market in the U.S., comes a new premium tasting event on Los Angeles’ Westside. The event will feature an international pan-L.A. mix of cuisines from local chefs and rising tastemakers. Activities and performances will revolve around the theme of the Lunar New Year. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey. Come feast with dozens of tantalizing L.A. based chefs, artists, and performers at the exclusive Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Admission includes all food, drinks, and performances. Ring in the Lunar New Year the right way by filling up on tasty creations and unique cultural performances!
Genernal admission is $65/plus fee; VIP is $85/plus fee
Click Here to purchase tickets
What: Taste of Night Market
Where: Barker Hanger, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
When 6:00pm-10pm (Vip starts at 5pm)
Last Projects hosts a closing event for “Xara Thustra: STXTSTXTSTXT L.A.”
Xara Thustra has created a complex language of design in which brilliantly colored structured geometries fuse text and image into a dynamic wholeness and architectonic grandeur. Xara’s work defies the constraints of size, format and medium, expressing itself with equal force and formal integrity on the side of a building, as a stitched banner, as painted installation, or as fashion accoutrement. The work not only asserts its values and grievances but offers a vision of a world where relationships between beings are built on mutual respect and beauty. Xara will be displaying murals, painting installations, video, and textiles.
Performances start at 8:30pm; Performances in Xara’s No More Prisons Installation with noise-folk singer Tara Jane O’Neil (playing a music set on the electric auto harp), Sarah Gail Armstrong, and the Bedroom Witch. Enjoy beats and performance by Riotboooy
On view through Feb 11 2016
What: Opening reception
Where: The Last Project, 6546 Hollywood Blvd #215, 90028
Phone: 323 356 4225
Enjoy a Peanuts themed at show at NerdMelt Showroom (7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood) 7-10pm. Artists include: Joanna Barondess, Tuesday Bassen, Burrito Breath, ummmheather, Killer Acid, Tricia Mendoza, Thom Foolery, JQ Hammer, Zia Adsit-Metts, Vivan Nguyen, Ron Regé Jr., Wizard Skull and Wyeth Yates.
Human Resources (410 Cottage Home St.. LA 90012) in cooperation with VOLUME, presents intermedia artist Phill Niblock and one of the pioneers of live computer music Carl Stone from 8-9pm.
La Luz de Jesus offers several exhibitions.
Florida-born, Los Angeles-based artist Jessicka Addams‘ fascination with Goth culture, all things John Waters, death and cats collide in a disconsonant shower of sparks in her newest body of work, Please Stop Loving Me. Inspired by The Cure‘s “End”, Please Stop Loving Me starts as a mystery providing boxes of clues to the artist’s intent, bit-by-bit, moment by painful moment, glimpses of a person unraveling.
Pulling from an archive spanning the entirety of her early formidable years, Lindsey Way explores the underbelly of adolescence with a stockpile of dangerous thoughts, expressions of self-destruction, and declarations of inner-loathing. Inspired by the contents within them, Shitty Teen is a selection of the notes, re-purposed and re-imagined as raw mixed media paintings- creating a visceral adaption of Lindsey’s teenage life.
There is also a group show….Ave Rose is no stranger to this gallery, but following her season long appearance on TV’s Steampunk’d has seen her star rise as her work has become more extraordinary. Dream Machine is a single, five-foot tall, functional, automated sculpture in the center of four other feature exhibitions from Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman, who adds “Fairytale charm to 14th century painting” and Spain’s Peca, whose “multi-eyed furry creatures made of ‘star stuff’ bleed strawberry juice, and exhale galaxies” (both according to Hi-Fructose.com), with multi-dimensional collage painter Lena Rushing, and black velvet expert Valarie Bermudez.
What: Opening reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm