The Pick of the Week takes place this weekend…The Brewery Art Walk takes place both days….Saturday and Sunday…be sure to check it out…it’s great!  Plus there will be some amazing art parties at Wallspace Gallery and Destroy Rebuild Repeat Gallery. See my article in this week’s Santa Monica Mirror about the new gallery and artist Brooke Harker.  Plus this weekend Paris Photo takes place at Paramount Studios…

Sat March 23 PeterFetterman ElliottErwitt ParisFranceAt Bergamot there are some fun art parties.

Peter Fetterman Gallery will be holding a special reception tonight with a portion of the sales benefitting Venice Arts. The exhibit was my Pick of the Week a couple week’s back….I highly reccommend you to pop in.

The ehxhibition feature Georges Dambier (1925-2011), a solo exhibition of significant 1950s fashion photography and Paris in the Springtime, a group exhibition featuring classic masterpieces of humanist photography.

POW PetterFetterman Bresson RueMoff0Peter Fetterman has generously offered to donate 10% sales that day to Venice Arts to support the Art Mentoring Program for low-income youth at Venice Arts.

See image: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rue Mouffetard, Paris  1954

On view:  March 23rd – June 8th

What: Opening reception
Where: Peter Fetterman Gallery (A-1), Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. LA 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310.453-6463 

Also at Bergamot

PSat Berg PatrickPainteratrick Painter presents a Gallery Show of New Artists, which will feature the works of Rinus Van de Velde, Andrew Piedilato and Sonny Assu.

This exhibition will bring together the works of these three artists that our gallery recently began representing. The show will feature a series of sculptures by Sonny Assu, a series of large scale paintings by Andrew Piedilato and a series of charcoal on papers works by Rinus Van de Velde.

On view: April 27th – May 25th

What: Opening reception
Where: Patrick Painter, Bergamot Station, A8 & B2 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 264 5988

Sat 4.27 TAG garland13TAG Gallery hosts an opening reception for three solo exhibitions….”Edgelands” featuring Carole Garland, “Kaleidoscope” with Brigette Shobert and “Parks and Gardens” showcasing the work of Ellen Starr. 

See image by Carole Garland

What: Opening reception
Where: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, SM 90404

When: 5-8 p.m.
Phone: (310) 829-9556

One more in Santa Monica….

“Canvas StreSat 4.27 CanvasStreetsFlyerets” opens at Destroy Rebuild Repeat Gallery this Saturday, April 27th. Street Art comes to Santa Monca! Yeah…I think Santa Monica may be in for a wild night with this one night pop-up street art exhibition. The gallery opened just a bit over a year and has been creating quite the scene…so if you’re looking for a fun art party….here ya go!!!

See this week’s Santa Monica Mirror for my article about this event.

Curated by Chris Kane, “Canvas Streets” celebrates the work of street and grafitti artists such as Dillon, Annie Preece, Sarah Sandlin, Gregory Siff and many more, plus special guest Brooke Harker.

Brooke Harker is a prolific Los Angeles based artist. She takes the time to visit local galleries and see the work of her fellow artists. “I keep a list of artists whose paintings I dream of having one day,” says Harker. “I paint my paintings for the process, once they are done most of them are meant for somebody else.”

She continues, “I want to fill my home with the paintings from other people who light up my soul. When I find an artist or painting that resonates with me deeply, I feel like I can breathe better…and I am thankful that there are so many artists on the planet.”

For mlowres BrookeHarker AbbottKinney1ore information about Brooke Harker, see her website at

Dillon is another talented artist featured in the show. He grew up in LA and has left his mark, just about everywhere. Inspired by artists such as Rone, Vhils, C215, Dillon continues to push through the barriers that traditional art culture imposes on us.

Be sure to pop into this one…hey, it’s a one day show…you got only one chance to catch this show.

What: Artist Reception
Where: Destroy Rebuild Repeat Gallery, located at 1515 4th St., Santa Monica, 90401 (enter in alley between 4th and 5th)
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Another in Santa Monica….

Bleicher Golightly Gallery presents the closing reception for  “Beyond the Naked Eye,” an exhibit of contemporary photographers exploring the invisible nether-region beyond the spectrum of human sight.

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Exhibiting Photographers:  Tatiana Botton , Rene Jacobs, Stephen Confer, Janice Tieken, Hector Suarez, Susie Loucks, Sean Maher, COrgana Meets, Tm Gratkowski, Derek Van Oss, David Scharf and more.

What: Closing Reception
Where: Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Ca 90401
When: 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Phone: 310.451.9983

Gallery KM in Santa Monica (2903 Santa Monica Blvd) also holds a reception from 7-9pm.

And one more in Venice….

The G2 Gallery will debut “America’s Galapagos: Picturing the Channel Islands,” a new exhibit of photography by Ian Shive.  This solo exhibition will feature never before seen images of the Channel Islands in Shive’s first ever gallery exhibition.

WU Sat 4.27 G2GalleryThe exhibit focuses primarily on the rugged landscape of the Channel Islands, which begin approximately 25 nautical miles off the coast off Los Angeles.  Highlighting the conservation efforts of The Nature Conservancy, the exhibit will also provide a look at some of the Islands’ endemic species that the Conservancy has fought to preserve.  Santa Cruz Island, the largest and most biologically diverse of the Channel Islands, is often referred to as America’s Galapagos, for its wide array of species found nowhere else on Earth.

$5.00 donation will directly support The Nature Conservancy. Please RSVP to

On view: April 23rd – June 9th

What: Opening reception
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 452-2842

In the Miracle Mile area…..

WaSat 4.27 WallSpace FINALllspace Gallery hosts an anniversary celebration with a new exhibition entitled “1.” The group show will feature 350 works from over 60 Los Angeles based artists.

Artist Sona Mirzaei is happy to be included. “The venue itself is amazing space and definitely makes any artist excited to exhibit in. The high vaulted ceilings, great space, amazing location, and wonderful people,” says Sona.

The Gallery features art in a salon style on 14′ high walls, literally floor-to-ceiling art. The first year has been a huge success. Lake explains, “ I’ve loved with a passion working with the talented Los Angeles based artists, meeting the community in this neighborhood I live in and also introducing new people to the artists work from further afield.

Sona will be also be featured in a solo show at Seyhoun Gallery in West Hollywood on Saturday, July 13th, 2013 as well as showcasing a couple of her pieces in the BRANDED ARTS group show in Santa Monica on July 20th.

The aSona paintingnniversary show also includes artists MB Boissonault, Gary Palmer, Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Stephanie Visser and many more.

For more information about Sona Mirzaei see website

What: Artist reception
Where: Wallspace, 607 Nth La Brea, LA, CA 90036, (one block south of melrose and parking available in back)
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323 930-0471

Also nearby, Dysonna City Art Gallery, 5373 Wilshire Blvd., host a jazz event.  

Enjoy an opening at Steve Turner Contemporary, 6026 Wilshire Blvd., from 6-9pm  and  Marc Foxx, 6150 Wilshire Blvd holds an opening from 6-8 pm. 

In Culver City…

SWU Sat 4.26 SuanneVielmetter SL theatremichel mock 22usanne Vielmetter Gallery holds an artist talk with Shana Lutker. Lutnker’s work is currently being featured in a solo exhibition entitled “The Bearded Gas.” 

On view: April 20 – May 25 

What: Artist Talk
Where: Susanne Vielmetter Gallery, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 310-837-2117

Also in Culver City…

WU Sat DavidKordansky StevenClaydonDavid Kordansky Gallery presents “Total Social Objects,” an exhibition of new work by Steven Claydon.

Steven Claydon dramatizes and interrogates the ways in which objects have been described, venerated, understood and misunderstood throughout the course of civilization.

Steven Claydon, Sc-scaffold (London prick), 2013, polyurethane foam, chemical chroming, laminated wood, powder coated steel, aluminium, 72.83 x 25.59 x 25.59 inches (185 x 65 x 65 cm)

On view: April 27th – June 22nd

What: Opening Reception
Where: David Kordansky Gallery, 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90016
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-558-3030

Another one in Culver City….

TSat 4.27 TaylorC simoneaylor De Cordoba has moved…..

In celebration of the the gallery’s new Culver City location,Taylor De Cordoba is pleased to present “Do You Like Old Things, or New Things That Look Old?,” a solo exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Simone Shubuck.

On view: April 27 – June 1,

Where: Taylor De Cordoba, 6021 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323-379-4832

In the heart of Korea Town…

Gallery Y is hosting and opening reception for a group abstract show featuring 4 artists. Emily Van Horn, Mardi de Veuve Alexis, Sunny Kim and Jonas Bergkavist.

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Free parking on Mariposa, City Parking Garage.

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery Y, 3500 W. 6th Street # 304 LA CA 90010
When: Sat. April 27th 5-7pm
phone: 213 788, 3341

Or here are a couple downtown, at Suede Studio (133 E. 3rd St. 90013) enjoy an erotic art group show curated by Polaris Castillo.

Another at Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Rd. from 7-10pm 

One more from 10-1am at a little gallery named Actual Size Los Angeles, 741 New High St., LA 90012.