It’s the first full day of Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), which takes place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica….our Pick of the Week.

ALAC-024-1301pe-superflex1301PE is back again this year featuring the work of artists Jan Albers, Fiona Banner, Uta Barth, Kirsten Everberg, Ann Veronica Janssens, Jorge Méndez Blake, Jorge Pardo, SUPERFLEX, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Pae White, and Paul Winstanley.

See image: 1301PE, SUPERFLEX, I Copy Therefore I Am, 2009, Photo print on vinyl, 112.99 x 111.02 inches, Edition of 3

Click here to purchase tickets online. Tickets range from $22 per day or $30 for a weekend pass. Be Sure to check the website.

What: Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC)
Where: Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, 3021 Airport Ave., SM 90405
When: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Downtown LA…

LAArtPookFair-flyerHere’s another all weekend annual event…the LA Art Book Fair is presented by Printed Matter and is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair, held every fall in New York City.

Arcana Books is participating in this event. For the show, the Culver City bookstore will feature an assortment of rarities including Pop and Conceptual artists’ books and catalogues, (maga)’zines, artworks + multiples, and an array of coveted posters, announcements and ephemera.

Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR is free and open to the public: Be sure to check the website for more info.

What: LA Art Book Fair
Where: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Ave., LA 90012
When: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Phone: (213) 626-6222


In Glendale…The Erin Hanson Gallery, (6731 San Fernando Road Glendale, 91201) hosts an open house from 1-10pm.


In West Hollywood…

Depart Foundation will present Kour Pour’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, curated by Nicola Ricciardi. 

See image: Kour Pour, Masters of the Sky Fri-Jan30-2015-DepartFdn-KourPourand Sea, 2014, acrylic on canvas over panel, 96″ x 72″

Opening concurrently with Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2015, the exhibition by British-Iranian, Los Angeles-based Pour will include new paintings and related installation works that continue the artist’s recent carpet painting series. In the first iteration of this series the carpet imagery was directly appropriated from exhibition and auction catalogs.

The paintings in this show are composed in Photoshop using imagery found online and from clip art CD-ROMs to create original carpet designs in which iconic motifs and symbols from different time periods and regions of the world are juxtaposed to flatten time, space, and location.

On view: January 30 – March 7

What: Opening reception
Where: Depart Foundation Inc, 9105 W.Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Downtown LA…

Wink-CollectionWINK is a unique collection gathering six of the biggest names in contemporary arts: Anri Sala, Christian Boltanski, Adel Abdessemed, Claude Lévêque, Jesper Just and Douglas Gordon.

Most of them represented their country at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice) and their work was featured in major museums across the world. For the WINK project, each artist designed an original piece, produced in a very limited edition. The collection originally meant for the Silencio Club in Paris has now made it to the United States, where it will be shown at Please Do Not Enter Los Angeles exclusively.

Be aware, After 7pm Entrance 546 S Grand Avenue

On view: January 30 – February 28

What: Opening
Where: Please Do Not Enter, 523 W 6th St., Suite 1229, LA 90014
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm