In Santa Monica…

Head to 18th St. Arts….Each Friday evening starting at 5 pm, Patricia Fernández will present a performative lecture.

Fri-April18-18thStArtsSee image: Courtesy of the Artist and 18th Street Arts Center She will explore in greater depth a specific personal narrative or regional history connected with the memory archive she is creating for Points of Departure (between Spain and France).

As Fernández makes objects that re-perform the experiences and memories of interviewees to create a non-linear narrative of historical events, so do her lectures in the gallery re-create these experiences and memories as a form of oral history.

What: Reception
Where: 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-1912

Fri-May2-haleArtsAlso in Santa Monica…

haleARTS S P A C E hosts an opening reception for a group show featuring the work Susan Haynsworth, Frankie Payne and Kyle MacKnight.

Enjoy white wine and freshly popped popcorn.

On view: May 2nd  –  May 14th

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-314-8038

In Downtown LA….

ArFri-May2-ArtshareLA-Flyert Share L.A. presents Tomatâ du Plenty’s art. The paintings, music, films, and other cultural artifacts of Tomatâ’s life will be displayed and performed in the same space, pulled together from the private collections, shoe boxes, and memories of those whom knew him best.

Tomatâ du Plenty’s art and life exists in the fugitive spaces of theater, music, and painting. From the fringe theater groups, The Cockettes and Ze Whiz Kids of 1970s San Francisco and Seattle, to the seminal L.A. synth-punk band, The Screamers later that decade, to his prolific output of painting and portraiture he created in his later life, he was a figure who spanned three decades in multiple media, always seemingly at the forefront of every movement which he was a part.

This is a two day event, May 2nd and May 3rd.

Where: Art Share L.A., 801 E 4th Place, LA 90013
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 213 687-4278

In Silverlake…

La Luz De Jesus Gallery proudly presents its 3rd Biennial Taxidermy show. ANIMALS ARE NOT KILLED IN THE WORK, but rather are used to create a conversation about death and taxidermy. (Whew…we LOVE animals at LA Art Party…sometimes more than people).

TFri-May2-LaLUz-flyerhis is not your granddady’s taxidermy: road kill is a central part of the “recycled” philosophy of this unusual and enlightening exhibition, as are discarded livestock, destroyed nuisance animals, casualties of the pet trade and animals that have expired from natural causes.

Materials and even species are mixed, helping to broaden presumptive definitions. Pieces in this exhibition span Steam Punk to Rococo -from playful to elegant.

On view: May 2nd – June 1st

What: Opening reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 323-666-7667