In Venice…

Sat-Jan25-ShulamitShulamit Gallery hosts an artist talk with emerging, photographer and video artist Jonas N.T. Becker. The art discussion will explore messianism and utopian ideals in art. The current exhibition Zol Zayn / What if? features four video installations by Los Angeles-based artist. Also part of the panel are guest speakers: Josh Milstein & Rabbi Susan Goldberg.

The artist’s images and video installations explore the imaginary space between what can be seen and what we suspect, hope, or believe is real. The visual imagery gives authority to that which can’t be documented, dwelling in suspended time and mythological moments.

On view: January 11th – March 4th

What: Art Talk
Where: Shulamit Gallery 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310.281.0961

In Santa Monica…

Sat-Jan25-Gallery169Gallery 169 presents Lab Matters 2: 2012-2013, recent works from the studio/laboratory of Max Hooper Schneider.

The survey marks the Los Angeles debut of Hooper Schneider’s life-sized glowing Beluga whale skeleton cast from photoluminescent epoxy resin and brings together drawing, aquaria, tapestry, collage, and photography. While the assembled works are diverse they share a general thematics that foregrounds the agency of matter and problematizes the border between art and science, natural and artifactual.

On view: January 25, 2014 – March 22, 2014

What: Opening Reception
Where: Gallery 169, 169 West Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 310-963-3891

Also in Santa Monica…TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave), D-3 will host a member benefit from 5-8pm. Be sure to check their website to buy $25 bidding ticket/$40 at door.

TaSat-Jan25-TaraGallery-DreamsofanOasisra Gallery invites you to the opening reception of Dreams of an Oasis – a collection of abstract landscapes and soulful figures by Goli Mahallati and Kamran Nikravan.

The reception is from 6 – 9 pm and will open the exhibition which will run Jan. 25 – Feb. 19.
Tara Gallery is a new, nonprofit art gallery on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

On view: January 25 – February 19, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: Tara Gallery, 1202 Montana Avenue, Suite B, Santa Monica, CA 90403  (entrance on 12th street)
When: 6:00 pm  – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.451.2417

In Beverly Hills…

M+B is pleased to announce Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd, an exhibition featuring new large-scale color photographs of elaborately-staged crowd scenes. 

SSat-Jan25-MB-AlexPrager-Crowd7-BobHopeAirport2013-archivalpigmentprintee image: Alex Prager, Crowd #7 (Bob Hope Airport), 2013, archival pigment print, 59-1/2 x 79 in, edition of 6

The evening will also feature a film by the same name that explore the notion of the individual within the masses, the boundary between public and private space and the psychological complexities of human interaction.

This body of work was created specifically for Prager’s first major solo museum exhibition in the United States at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. that opened in November 2013.

On view: January 25th – March 8th

What: Opening reception
Where: M+B, 612 North Almont Drive, LA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 550 0050

In West Hollywood, (right down the street from the Pick of the Week) is Michael Benevento (7578/7556 Sunset Blvd.)hosts an opening from 6-8pm.  Also in West Hollywood…Thomas Duncan Gallery (6109 Melrose Ave.),offers a reception from 6-8pm.

The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents Timothy Washington: Love Thy Neighbor, the first solo museum exhibition of Los Angeles artist Timothy Washington.

Sat-Jan25-CAFAMBorn in 1946 and raised in the largely Black communities of South Los Angeles, Washington is a notable contemporary of Southern California’s canon of Black assemblage artists that broke ground in the 1960s and 1970s, including David Hammons, Betye Saar, and John Outterbridge.

On view: January 26 – April 27,

Members can enjoy a preview from 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

$12.00 admission/Free for members

What: Opening Reception
When: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where: Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd. LA, 90020
Phone: 323.937.4230

In Culver City…

SatJan25-Whole9-THEWAYTHEWINDBLOWSThe Whole 9 Gallery hosts a benefit tonight. Witness how local artists have transformed the debris of Typhoon Yolanda’s howl into the hymn of a wind chime. These beautiful pieces will be sold to help rebuild the Philippines.

Admission $10.00

What: Benefit
Where: The Whole 9 Gallery, 3830 Main St., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Phone: 310-836-4600

Also in Culver City…Klowden Mann (6023 Washington Ave.), holds a reception from 6-8pm.  One more takes place at David Kordansky Gallery (3143 S. La Cienega Blvd.), from 6-9pm.

Head back to Mar Vista/Venice …

TSat-Jan25-Trunk-LATodayrunk Gallery offers an event featuring 6 Los Angeles Artists who raised money to produce an un-curated art show through Kickstarter. Support local artists.

Elise Noel Sydora,

Maxwell Coppola

Geneva Cegelis

Jane Summer

Frank Venadas

Muñeco de Oro

What: Opening reception
Where: Trunk Gallery, 12818 Venice Blvd., LA 90066
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

In Pasadena…Flower Pepper Gallery (121 E Union St.), holds a reception from 6:30-9:30pm.

Also in Pasadena…Parson’s Nose presents “As You Were: Stories for American GIs in WWII” as a part of their Readers’ Theater Series.

F-Sat-Jan25-ParsonsNoseBookDrivePostereatured works include “The Duke and the Dauphin Come Aboard” by Mark Twain, “Address Unknown” by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor, “The Skylight Room” by O. Henry, “Paul Revere’s Ride” by H.W. Longfellow, “The Waltz” by Dorothy Parker and The Declaration of Independence.

The stage adaptations are by Artistic Director, Lance Davis. The Parson’s Nose Company will include Lance Davis, Mary Chalon, Marisa Chandler, Jill Rogosheske, Barry Gordon, Gary Lamb, James Calvert, Ivar Brogger and Fred Thompson.

Parson’s Nose will be holding a book drive in conjunction with their readings of “As You Were” to donate books to men and women currently serving in the U.S. Military.

Admission: Pay what you can (I LOVE that!!!); Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or at the door.

Also on Sunday, January 26 at 3:00pm

What: Performance
Where: Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91105
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: 626-403-7667

In Downtown LA….

Jancar Gallery (961 Chung King Road), offers an opening from 6-9pm.

Or head to the first Cannibal Flower of 2014. It’s gonna be a huge art party….Featured artist Lauren Haggis –

ArSat-Jan25-FirstCannibalFlower-LaurenHaggistists include: Nate Seubert, Phil Santos, C Zara Kand, Jorge Martinez, Kohshin Finley, Delfin Finley, Ahhd Art, Jennifer Korsen, Tony Venegas, Lynn Marie Greaves, Kasim Patton, Mike “Pi” Piacentino, Martinez, Pablo Damas, Valerie Pobjoy, Charles Perera, Edwin Marin, Sir Froderick, Angel Cutno, Katie Ferguson, Bobby Rojas, Cary Day, Mara Colecchia, Nicolette Spear, Nicolas Bates, Dominique Lopez, Alvaro Roble, Jacki Geary, Mila Reynaud and many more.

Live Music By The Catchatones and DJ’s Mr. Numberonederful,
Knite Watch, Jo-s

Performance By Clownalyn Monroe

Admission: $10 or $8 with donation to L.A. Food Bank or $6 in costume

What: Art Party
Where: 1052 S Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
When: 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
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Fri 9.13 JasonLucketIn Glendale…

Jason Luckett performs at Left Coast Wine Bar in Glendale.

Luckett will perform a solo show with invited guest performers and collaborators. Groovy acoustic soul based, singer/songwriter with rock, folk & Brazilian influences. Original music, with an occasional reinterpretation of the vaguely familiar. No cover. $10 minimum. All ages.

Enjoy some tasty food with Luckett….Showtime starts at 8:30. He’ll be playing three sets.

Left Coast Wine Bar, 117 E Harvard St Glendale, CA 91205
When: 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Phone: (818) 507-7011

Be sure to mention LA Art Party!!!