In Santa Monica…haleARTS S P A C E, (2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405) hosts a reception from 5-8pm. http://www.halearts.com

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In Culver City…

Clarissa Tossin’s first solo exhibition aSat-May29-ClarissaTossin-SamuelFreeman.jpbt Samuel Freeman, “How does it travel?” brings together photographs, sculptures, prints, and site-specific works that analyze movements and their resulting displacements and transformations.

She tracks materials, ideologies, and bodies that travel by foot, by car, by plane, and by her own hand. Using two primary nodes, Brazil and the United States, Tossin finds generative ground in transpositions that yield compelling misregistrations.

Save the Date June 13 (4pm) for an art talk & book release of Tossin’s new book.

On view: May 29 – July 11, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: Samuel Freeman, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.449.1479
Website:
http://samuelfreeman.com/

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Honor Fraser, (2622 S. La Cienega Blvd) hosts an art opening from 6-8pm. http://www.honorfraser.com

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Susanne Vielmetter Projects celebrates the opening of two new exhibitions.

Fri-May29-SusanneVielmetter-Chloe Piene“Valkyrie” is an exhibition of new work by New York based artist, Chloe Piene. Piene is known for her evocative figurative drawings and the power of her video work. Piene will debut three new videos and a suite of drawings called “Valkyrie.”

See image: by Chloe Piene

In both her videos and drawings, Piene eclipses information and renders the invisible to create a harrowing experience in which the opposites of fear and strength materialize in the opposition of Soldier and Valkyrie.

The gallery will also feature its second solo exhibition with Elizabeth Neel, “Lobster with Shell Game.” Neel’s new paintings have a palpable immediacy that suggests that composition is continually in flux. Her abstract gestures evoke the body, natural geometries, and man-made signs and symbols like Rorschach blots and linguistic codes.

On view: May 29 – July 3

What: Opening reception
Where: Susanne Vielmetter Projects, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-837-2117
Website: http://www.vielmetter.com

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Head North on La Cienega to OHWOW (937 N. La Cienega Blvd.,) who offers a solo Exhibition featuring artist Luis Gispert from 7-9 pm. http://oh-wow.com/

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Then in the Hollywood area…

Kayne Griffin Corcoran presents “Wind(shield),” a new body of work by Liza Ryan. Suggesting at once landscapes and crash scenes, moments of quietness and violent impact, these works present an important culmination of long-running themes in Ryan’s work.

Ryan’s images are the visualizaFri-May29-Kayne-Griffin-Corcoran-LizaRyantion of an ongoing exploration of the idea of separation. Looking closely at boundaries such as skin, the walls of a house, or the cars that separate us from the world we speed past, she examines the fluidity of opposing concepts such as interior and exterior that we often take for granted.

Also debuting tonight is “Accidental Menagerie,” an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Max Hooper Schneider. Installed in the south gallery, Schneider will present new large-scale sculptural projects.

What: Opening reception
Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 South La Brea Ave., LA (between Olympic and San Vincente.
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.6886
Website: http://www.kaynegriffincorcoran.com

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Head North on La Brea….

David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce Painting (Organic), an exhibition of new work by Andrew Dadson.

SeFri may29-DavidKordansky-AndrewDadsene image: Ocean Wave, 2015, oil on canvas, 102 x 143 x 5 5/8 inches (259.1 x 363.2 x 14.3 cm)

Displaying the breadth of his inquiries, the exhibition Painting (Organic) features three interrelated bodies of work: paintings that share concerns with sculpture; a major display of photographs that document abstraction in the built environment; and an installation of colored lights and painted live plants, the latest in a series of plant-related works that he has made over the last decade. Each work addresses how marks, painted or otherwise, affect and are informed by the contexts in which they are made.

On view: May 29 – July 11

What: Opening reception
Where: David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019
Where: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 323.935.3030
Website: http://davidkordanskygallery.com

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In Hollywood…Kohn Gallery (1227 N. Highland Ave.) celebrates the work of William Monk with a reception from 6-8 pm. http://www.kohngallery.com/

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Continue North to Sunset…

Mr Musichead Gallery features early photographs of Tom Waits by photographer Scott Smith.

Smith’s compelling black and whiteFri-May29-Musichead-Tom-Waits-Scott-Smithphotographs of Waits document his start as a folk singer and songwriter, and then through a period of time during which Waits’ musical persona emerged.

In 1974 Scott Smith was a young photographer living in San Diego, when he was introduced by a mutual friend to Tom Waits. Both Waits and Smith had a passion for music and they soon became friends.

Limited edition prints will be available for purchase.

What Artist Reception
Where: Mr Musichead Gallery, 7420 W Sunset Blvd (one block west of Guitar Center), LA 90046
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323-876-0042
Website: http://www.mrmusichead.com

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Or head Downtown…

PFri-POst-BoxArtØST holds an opening reception for “Box.Art.Show” organized by Nancy Evans.

Artists include: Malado Baldwin, Lynne Berman, Angel Chen, Rory Devine, Ron Griffin, Nancy Evans, Tim Quinn, HK Zamani, etc.,

Stay for the Dance Party!!! Dave Muller will DJ after 9pm.

What: Art Opeing; Dance Party
Where: PØST, 1904 East 7th Place, LA 90021 USA
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Dance party starts at 9pm
Phone: 213 4881280
Website: http://www.postlosangeles.org   http://www.post-la.com