In Venice…

L.A. Fri-Sept12-L.A.Louver-SuiJianguojpgLouver holds openings for two new exhibitions. I wrote about this exhibition in my Huff Post article.

Chinese artist Sui Jianguo’s debut solo show at L.A. Louver includes eleven sculptures. In addition, the paintings of Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009) will be on view along with his rarely seen collage paintings (“cut-ups”) created between 1963 and 1965.

Be sure to stop into the sky room to see the sculpture of Mark di Suvero.

On view: September 12 – October 18

What: Opening reception
Where: L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Blvd., LA, CA, 90291
When: 6pm to 8pm
Phone: 310-822-4955

In Santa Monica

Santa Monica Museum of Art presents a new exhibition. Citizen Culture explores the intersection of art and politics and doubles as a platform for open dialogue and engagement.

SeeFri-Sept12-SMMoA-Exhibicion.-Rio-Wandse-Actitud-By-Pass image: Ala Plástica (Silvina Babich y Alejandro Meitin), Installation view of the exhibition Stadtfluss Wandse, Galerie für Landschaftkunst, Hamburg, 2004, Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Alejandro Meitin

It features the work of artists, architects, designers, creative thinkers, and collectives who have reshaped public policy using aesthetic strategies: Ala Plástica (Silvina Babich and Alejandro Meitín), Tania Bruguera, Suzanne Lacy, Michael Maltzan, The Medellín Diagram (Teddy Cruz, Fonna Forman, Matthias Goerlich, and Alejandro Echeverri), Antanas Mockus with Futuro Moncada, and Tamms Year Ten.

Organized by independent curator Lucía Sanromán, the exhibition spans projects from six cities in the Americas: Oakland, California; Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Medellín, Colombia; Bogotá, Colombia; and La Plata, Argentina.

What: Opening reception
Where: SMMoA (B-4) Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, 90404

When: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Members only: 7:30 – 9:30 General public
Phone: 310.586.6488

Another opening takes place from 6-8pm at Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 9953 South Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90212; 310.277.9953;  

In the Miracle Mile area…

Moskowitz Gallery offers an artist receptioFri-Sept12-Moskowitz-Loop MoskowitzGalleryn for “Loop,” an exhibition of new drawings and paintings by Alexa Guariglia.

Since her previous exhibition at Moskowitz Gallery, “Record of Motion,” Guariglia has devoted the past year to radically expanding her practice. “Loop” refers to the act of recycling motives that are continually evolving, as well as the shape itself, which we find often in Guariglia’s work. Studying two of the ideas behind Alexa’s reoccurring motives: color relationships and the essential feminine, will illuminate some of the mastery these powerful and mysterious paintings can impart.

On view: September 12 – November 12

What: Opening reception
Where: Moskowitz Gallery, 743 N La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90038
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Or in Hollywood…enjoy an artist reception from 6-8pm at the Kohn Gallery, 1227 N. Highland Ave., LA 90038; 323.658.8088;

In West LA…How about some theatre…?

Director/Producer John Stark presents “Oneill’s Ghosts” by Jovanka Bach, a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. The show opened on September 5th and will run through September 28.
Award winning playwright Jovanka Bach’s play, O’NEILL’S GHOSTS is a riveting drama about the tormented relationship between Eugene O’Neill and his eldest son, and the psychological ghosts that haunt both. O’Neill’s Ghosts brings to life playwright Eugene O’Neill’s troubled relationship with his son and the haunting memories of his family that affected him and his writings. Taking place in 1950, the play also explores his relationship with his wife/manager Carlotta Monterey O’Neill, and, through his imagination, sends him into the past and his memories while writing his last play. O’Neill’s Ghosts is directed and produced by JOHN STARK.

This is a limited engagement. SPECIAL DISCOUNT- Use the password “Ghost” for $10 off each ticket purchase!

Tickets: $20.00; Performances are Thursdays through Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Click Here to purchase tickets

What: Performance
Where: Odyssey Theatre, 2055 Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90064
When: Thursdays through Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm
Phone: (310) 477-2055