In Palos Verdes….
Head to the Palos Verdes art center, where two art exhibitions (that opened yesterday, Friday) continue to be celebrated with an all day festival.
The all-ages Festival features art demos, including plein air painting, raku pottery firing, glass blowing and weaving, with interactive activities including hands-on art workshops and art activities for children and adults.
Purchase one-of-a-kind original artworks at artist booths featuring accomplished South Bay artists while listening to the traditional sounds of Cuban music masters, Changui Majadero.
The Festival also features Cuban food, and an installation of massive inflatable sculptures by visiting Cuban artist Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios, dancing and more at PVAC’s inaugural free arts celebration.
Where: Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes
When: Saturday, August 1, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Website: www.pvartcenter.org www.adcbuildingbridgesartexchange.org
In Los Feliz…
From 12-4pm at Elsie’s Watch and Jewelry Repair in East Hollywood for See Through, a group show of glass-enclosed artwork presented by Solar (Surrealists of the Los Angeles Region).
Artists include: Sophia Allison, Josh Atlas, Tanya Batura, Scott Benzel, Paul W. Evans, Veronica Florez, Julia Haft-Candell, Kyla Hansen, Jonathon Hornedo, Christine Nguyen, Timothy Nolan, Julio Panisello, Susan Savory, Emily Silver, Carl Smith, and Kim Tucker.
On view: August 1 – 31, 2015
What: Art Exhbition
Where: Elsie’s Watch and Jewelry Repair, 5177 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027
When: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MAMA hosts a closing reception for “To Hide To Show,” a group exhibition derived from a contemporary French social anthropological study entitled Montrer / Occulter, which loosely translates to the exhibition’s title.
See image: Johanna Tagada, Litchis-Alsaciens, 2015, oil on c-print
The artists chosen to represent the ideas and concepts behind this study, and its conclusions, experiment with the notion of concealing and revealing on a societal, intellectual and creative basis.
Artists include Clara Balzary, Zoe Crosher, Ariana Papademetropolous, Mattea Perrotta, Fay Ray, Lisa Solberg, and Johanna Tagada.
What: Closing reception
Where: MAMA Gallery, 1242 Palmetto St., LA 90013
When: Saturday, July 31 – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In Santa Monica at Bergamot Station, (2525 Michigan Ave.) TAG Gallery (D-3) features an art talk at 3:00 pm. http://taggallery.net/
Venice Arts Gallery will host the Opening Reception for its latest exhibition, “Disaster Is My Muse.” Taking its title from an Art Spiegelman quote, “Disaster Is My Muse” explores the realm of the disastrous as it intersects with the canny, familiar, and domestic. The show features 25 international artists who all seek to document the ways in which insidious forces creep into our lives and betray our sense of stability. From natural disasters to atomic warfare to our own personal catastrophes, these works remind us of the fine line between the every day and the cataclysmic.
This is Venice Arts Gallery’s fourth annual Summer Juried Exhibition, a themed show in which artists working in traditional and experimental documentary photography, film, and digital media from all over the globe are invited to submit works for consideration. With a wide range of entries – ranging from critiques on femininity to experimental animation to political divide – this year’s submissions revealed a myriad of exciting and eclectic works that collectively epitomize the gallery’s mission to promote creativity, visual storytelling, community, and education by presenting various artists’ unique perspectives in the documentary form.
See image: Clay Lipsky, Atomic Overlook
Artists in this Exhibition
Ambrose Benedict (Wellington, New Zealand); Jophel Botero Ybiosa (Quezon City, Philippines); Kyle Bravo (New Orleans, LA); Michele Catagnetti (Venice, CA); Karl Child (Poulton-le-Fylde, UK); Robert Franco (Van Nuys, CA); Ernesto M. Gutierrez (Corona, CA); Nancy Kaye (Los Angeles, CA); Clay Lipsky (Los Angeles, CA); Nektarios Markogiannis (Missolonghi, Greece); Dario Mellado (Los Angeles, CA); Wynn Miller (Los Angeles, CA); W. Scott Norton (Los Angeles, CA); Alexis Onofre (Rosemead, CA); Jordan L. Rodgers (Liverpool, UK); Danny Rothenberg (Los Angeles, CA); Marjorie Salvaterra (Los Angeles, CA); Gareth Seigel (Pasadena, CA); Kate Shannon (Mansfield, OH); Issa Sharp (Los Angeles, CA); Bruno Silva (Oporto, Portugal); Amy Stevens (Berks County, PA); Stephanie Sydney (Venice, CA); Brian Van de Wetering (Los Angeles, CA); Sumon Yusuf (Dhaka, Bangladesh).
On view: Aug. 1 – Sept. 19, 2015
What: Opening reception
Where: Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In the Griffith Park area…
EatISeeIHear and Netflix have teamed up to present an exclusive preview of the outdoor screening of the original film “Wet Hot American Summer” on Saturday, Aug. 1 at The Autry. The timeless comedy, starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon and more, features a group of quirky counselors on their last day at Camp Firewood, and the prequel will go back in time to the very first day with the same cast of misfits.
At this special presentation, creator David Wain will be in attendance, as well as special appearances from surprise cast members who will introduce the series preview directly after the film. Netflix will be on-site offering giveaways, games, swag and more from their “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp” school bus. As with all Eat|See|Hear events, guests can also enjoy live music and delicious food from some of the city’s best gourmet food trucks prior to the film.
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Admission: $12 in advance; $14 at the door (space is limited). Tickets can be purchased HERE!
Where: Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, LA 90027
When: Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 – 5:30 p.m. – Doors open; 7:30 p.m. – The American Spirit performs 8:30 p.m. – Movie begins; 10-11 p.m. – Exclusive preview of “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp” with surprise appearances from cast members.
Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum hosts an opening reception for “GREECE: A SURREAL EXPERIENCE” featuring the art of Kristine Augustyn.
The new series of work was inspired by a recent trip abroad in April of this year. Kristine spent a month in Greece, painting & exploring. This show is both inspired by & created during that special trip .
Enjoy Greek music, food, wine & art!
To find out more about Kristine Augustyn, visit her website at http://www.kristineaugustyn.com/
What: Opening reception
Where: Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum, 2379 Glendale Blvd in Silverlake, LA, 90039
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Grice Bench (915 Mateo Street, #210 LA 90021) hosts an art exhibition from 6-9pm. http://www.gricebench.com/
In Culver City…
Baik Art presents “Why My Drawing Comes from The West,” a solo exhibition of 6-boxed assemblages, 150 sketches and doodles, and one table with 150 figurines by Seoul-based artist Kim Eull.
See image: Xi Hou, Untitled 12, 2015, Oil on canvas, 10″ x 10″
He will also include 12 drawings from the series Twilight Zone, ongoing since 2012, which depict the artist’s thoughts on the world around him through dreamlike interiors and landscapes.
He started his career as a jewelry designer before working as a carpenter and then a pastor. The physical and mental challenges of these disciplines prepared him for the philosophic inquiries that artists pose. Early on in his career, Kim painted self portraits that were based on his family bloodline. By the end of 1990, he switched the direction of his practice from painting to drawing, and this shift began to reveal the characteristic aesthetic that is now associated with Kim Eull’s work.
What: Opening reception
Where: BaikArt, 2600 S. La Cienega Blvd, LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sonce Alexander Gallery presents “The Promise of Something and Nothing,” a group show curated by Ann Harezlak.
See image: Heyward Hart, 9 to 5, 2015
The ephemeral as archivable (material or process) reveals physicality, authority and locality – manifesting as indexable with constructed permanence. Hierarchies of temporality, fashioned by aesthetic considerations, when valued within a common architecture commence an Archive: a topography produced through reframing but also regeneration.
“The Promise of Something and Nothing” is constructed under the commandment of a curatorial agenda, involving from the outset practitioners that navigate archive production through image production.
Artists include: Klaus Dauven, Chris Engman, Fatherless, Heyward Hart, Anne Guro Larsmon, Kevin Cooley & Phillip Andrew Lewis, neverhitsend, Emily Shanahan, Colin Patrick Smith, They Are Here, Samira Yamin.
Live printing performance by Fatherless
On view: August 1st – August 30
What: Opening reception
Where: Sonce Alexander Gallery, 2634 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Launch LA (170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036) hosts an early (6-9pm) art party for “Transiency,” featuring new work from Xi Hou. REMEMBER this is in the same building as KP Projects/MKG – but it starts earlier (Both galleries are now overlapping their reception hours, so its easier to attend both events). http://launchla.org/
KP Projects/MKG hosts an opening for “Natural Resource” featuring the art of Deedee Cheriel.
See image: Exodus by way of Beautiful and Interesting Snake, mixed media and acrylic on wood, 18 x 24″
Deedee Cheriel’s works are narratives based in identity and mythology. Drawing inspiration from punk rock, feminism, and temple imagery from her native India, Cheriel’s “Natural Resource” paintings explore figuration, color, and textures while capturing moments in time. Water, fire, stone, air, and lush gardens contextualize the mythologies that are presented by the artist. Modernist in context, paintings such as “Dark Night Soliloquy” wrestle with the traditions of western painting.
Also opening tonight is “Carbon,” an exhibition of new work by Todd Carpenter. Carpenter’s landscapes capture light, and explore the ways in which the depiction of light alters our perception of the natural and urban world. Artists have long used illumination phenomena to impart realism onto rendered scenes, enabling us to see a subject as existing in more than just the flat, two dimensions of the picture plain. As with any visual art, and especially realism, there is an essential dependence on the behavior of light in space, and the use of shading and contrast to construct a three-dimensional arrangement.
On view: August 1 – August 29, 2015
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What: Artist reception
Where: KP Projects/MKG, 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
In the Eagle Rock area….here’s another late night art party happens from 6-10 pm at Monte Vista, (5442 Monte Vista St., LA 90042). http://www.montevistaprojects.com
In Downtown LA…
Photographer and visual artist Patrick McPheron is unleashing “INVASION,” an immersive sci-fi event to celebrate the worldwide release of his new book. McPheron is inspired by the sci-fi films and TV shows of the 1950s and 1960s. He picks up where storytellers like Ray Bradbury left off and jettisons us to a retro-futuristic society inhabited by beautiful humans, diabolical masterminds and alien life forms both organic and synthetic.
This sci-fi extravaganza features some favorite faces from the world of entertainment. Author and the Party Monster himself, James St. James plays “Dr. Milton Vincent”, the devilish CEO of the Infinity Corporation. RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite Tammie Brown will startle you as Mrs. Esther Maxine Vincent. Keep an eye out for multi-platinum Drum and Bass Producer DJ Rap. You’ll be enraptured when you see comedian and “The Worlds Best Christian” Deven Green strike a pose as “The Queen.”
For one night only, McPheron will be taking over HNYPT and turning it into an immersive sci-fi experience, complete with characters from the series, delightful drinks sponsored by REDLINE.