lowres-malibleugallery-BrookeHarkerArtinsideMalibleu Gallery presents “Wavelength,” a group exhibit celebrating California’s Coast.

See my Huff Post article about Saturday’s event.

Malibleu is the perfect gallery for this exhibit, perched above Pacific Coast Highway, the gallery is surrounded with shrubbery inside and out and offers a glorious view of the ocean.

“Wavelength” features the work of thirteen artists using various mediums…paintings, sculpture, photography, graphics, and mixed-media.

ArNEW-Sat Aug16-malibleuFlyertists include: Jim Evans, Ned Evans, Jimmy Z. Ganzer, Carole Garland, Diane Nelson Gold, Adriana Guidi, Brooke Harker, Deb Haugen, Barbara Kosoff, Jill McDonell, Eugenie Spirito, Scott Tansey, and Michael B. Wood.

Enjoy an opening reception for “Wavelength” on Saturday, August 16th from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

There will also be live music with the Country Legends. For more info about Malibleu gallery, visit the FB page.

What: Opening reception
Where: Malibleu Gallery, 21201 Pacific Coast Hwy. @ Las Flores Canyon, in the Cosentino’s Center
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 456-2511 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/MalibleuArt

Downtown…

The Brewery Artwalk Association invites you to The Painted DOT – In collaboration with L’art Pour L’art and I5 Gallery at The Brewery.

Sat-Aug16-Brewery-paintedDotEnjoy an eclectic art show featuring over 100 handmade Wooden DOTs that have been meticulously designed by 40 individual artists from the Los Angeles Brewery Art Colony.

Twice a year the Brewery art community opens their homes and studios in a wonderful cultural event celebrating the arts.

An estimated 15,000 visitors attend each weekend to support the artists, community and amazing history of the 100 year old complex. During the 6 months in between artwalks, most artists are hidden inside their studios hard at work. The Brewery Artwalk Association wanted to create an event to bring the artists together and share their talents. The Association wanted to support the artists by hosting a show of their work in the I5 Gallery. Thus, The Painted DOT show was born.

This is a FREE event but space is limited send all RSVPs to Baha@BreweryArtwalk.com or click HERE to RSVP on Facebook.

What: The Brewery Art Walk
Where: The Brewery, 2100 North Main Street, LA, 90031
When: 3:00 pm – 7:00 p.m
Website: http://www.breweryartwalk.com

In Santa Monica…at Bergamot Station where the Pick of the Week is happening…

Stop into Sat-Aug16-FathomGallery-Garry PayPhone-1Fathom Gallery who hosts its inaugural exhibition featuring the Watson Family Archive.

Spanning the entire 20th Century, this rarely seen collection presents more than a historical chronology. It also illustrates how advances in photo-technology changed the texture of news photography.

The Watson family’s tradition of technical innovations (dating to the early 1910’s in both the motion picture and still photography) are highlighted throughout the exhibition.

On view: August 16th – September 20th

What: opening reception
Where: Fathom Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, D4, SM 90404
When: 6:00  pm – 9:00 pm
Website: http://www.fathom.gallery

Copro Gallery presents a midsummer group art exhibition “Suggestivism: Chronology” curated by noted artist and author Nathan Spoor.

See image: Aron Wiesenfeld, Protection 14″ x 11″Sat-Aug16-Copro-AronWiesenfeld-Protection  19.25 x 16.25″ framed,oil on linen

This exhibit features 42 of the New Contemporary Art movements most talented and intriguing painters.

Suggestivism has been the focus of several exhibitions curated by Spoor, collaborating with galleries and museums that seek to focus on the current narrative built from the strong creative threads that exist amongst a selection of uniquely talented artists.

Artists include: Jana Brike, Julian Callos, RS Connett, Peter Ferguson,Ken Garduno, Joe Hengst, Gregory Jacobsen, Chris Mars, Marco Mazzoni, Scott Musgrove, Michael Page, Amy Sol,Winnie Truong, Joe Vaux, Heather Watts, Chet Zar and many more.

On view: August 16th – September 6th

What: Opening reception
Where: Copro Gallery (T-5), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, SM
When:  8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Phone: 310.829.2156
Website: http://www.copronason.com/

Also in Santa Monica…

Tara GalleSat-Aug16-TaraGallery-Zanjani-4ry invites you to the opening reception of Tara Select – an exhibition featuring the works of 12 Iranian artists.

See image: Red Horizo (2009) | Amirhossein Zanjani | 48 IN. X 40 IN. | Acrylic on canvas

Tara Gallery is a new, nonprofit art gallery on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

On view: August 9 – September 10, 2014

Enjoy wine and light refreshments

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
Website: http://taragallery.org

In Miracle Mile…Sat-Aug16-Gallery825-Kolo Oscillation

At Gallery 825, pop in for the opening reception of The Non-Objective Moment, an all-media exploration of contemporary abstraction.

See image: “Oscillation” by Barbara Kolo, Polyptych, Acrylic on Canvas 54″ X 48″ 2014

Juror: Cynthia Penna, ART1307

On view: August 16th – August 29th

What: Opening reception

Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272
Website: http://laaa.org

In Culver City…

Sat-Aug16-MaloneyFineArt-AugustSandroni-WonkyElectro Wonky Funkadelic, an installation of new paintings, drawings and sculpture by Augusto Sandroni opens tonight at Maloney Fine Art.

See image: August Sandroni, Wonky, 2014, oil on canvas, 30 X 24 inches

The artist, who was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in the 1960s, came of age when the Utopianism of tropical Modernism was at its peak, and that, along with the largest carnival in the world, played a creative role in later forming his artistic vision.

On view: July 12 – August 16th

What: Opening reception
Where: Maloney Fine Arts, 2680 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.570.6420
Website: www.maloneyfineart.com

Walter Maciel Gallery hosts a closing reception for “Cross Fade,” an exhibition curated by Brenda G. Williams.

The group show features six dSat-Aug16-WalterMaciel-closingistinct perspectives examining how we view female identity and sexuality in contemporary culture. The show includes the work of Lili Bernard, Tameka Norris, Lezley Saar, Christine Wang, Dana Weiser and Kim Ye.

Cross fade is defined as a cinematic technique that allows for one scene to gradually fade away while the next scene subtly appears. Similarly, the group of work presented in “Cross Fade” unfolds as a cohesive conversation between a series of installations, sculptures, paintings and video revealing different cultural contexts and identity of African American and Asian American women.

On view: July 12th – Aug 16th 

What: Closing reception
Where: Walter Maciel Gallery, 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA
When:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
phone: 310.839.1840
Website: http://waltermacielgallery.com

Sat-Aug16-BruceLurieBruce Lurie Gallery is exhibiting its top Pop artists this weekend in its Culver City Gsllery location.

After recent successful art fairs this summer at Art Hamptons in NY and Aspen Art Fair only 2 weeks ago, this show promises to demonstrate why it’s gallery is considered by most to be the best it’s class of Pop and Street artists on the West Coast .

Featured artists include: Nelson de la Nuez , Michael Suchta , Gary John, Asval Duertta, and Karen Bystedt .

On view: August 16th – Sept 7th

What: Opening reception
Where: Bruce Lurie Gallery, 2736 South La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Website: http://www.luriegallery.com

Mark Moore Gallery presents “Open to the Public,” an expansive exhibition of mixed-media drawings, assemblage, photography, video, and installations by the Clayton Brothers.

See image: ShoppiSat-Aug16-MarkMoore-RobandChristianClayton-ShoppingGirlng Girl, 2014 / mixed media on paper 24.5 x 19.5 inches

Consisting of brothers Rob and Christian Clayton, the duo examines the mythos, culture, and visual language of an archetypal second-hand store located near their studio.

Drawing from their observations of the venue and its visitors, the brothers entwine their independent approaches, styles, and palettes into works that operate as co-authored epics – which are rife with reoccurring motifs, gestures, and figures. The end result is a drama of shared experiences that fuse the concept of self with that of the communal, both in subject matter and practice.

On view: August 16th – September 27th

What: Opening reception
Where: Mark Moore Gallery, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 453-3031
Website: http://www.markmooregallery.com

Also nearby…Roberts & Tilton (5801 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232 offers an closing reception from 6-8pm. http://www.robertsandtilton.com/  Thinkspace (6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232) also throws an art party from 6-9pm. http://thinkspacegallery.com/  


Head West on Washington…

Sat-Aug16-ProhibitionProhibition Gallery presents “Participating Perception,” by Los Angeles-based artist, Angie Jones.

This new collection of works will be her first solo show at Prohibition Gallery and will feature her oil paintings on canvas. “Participating Perception” is a deconstructed, neo-geo perspective defined by creating something new, from something old and making it new again.

Influenced by the genres of Abstract Expressionism, Fauvist Painting, and Neo Conceptualism, mix with modern day sitters and represent idiosyncratic faces. The goal is to capture the essence of what makes us uniquely human reclaiming depth and beauty from the cold impersonal nature of digital imagery making it human (and humane), again.

On view: August 16th – Sept 6th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Prohibition, 6039a Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-743-3256
Website:  http://prohibitiongallery.com

In Mid-City…

Maroon Belles features works bySat-Aug16-MaroonBellesAmanda Charchian, Kathryn Garcia, Ariel Herwitz, Dwyer Kilcollin, Allie Pohl, Lisa Solberg and Lola Rose Thompson.

The exhibition is premised not along traditional curatorial themes but instead on evoking certain energy, found in the friendship between the curator and the artists, the intentions, coincidences, and perspectives with which the works were made, and the moment all elements come to fruition.

After party to follow..location will be announced at opening. The exhibit is open by appointment only, email simmy@simmyswinder.com

On view: August 16 – September 20th

What: Opening reception
Where: 4619 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


In Downtown LA…

Coagula Curatorial presents “Western Twilight,” a group show of 4 Los Angeles artists, featuring new works by Leslie Lanxinger, Nora Keyes, Raven Servellon and Timothy Robert Smith.

Sat-Aug16-Coagula-TimothyRobertSmithSee image: Timothy Robert Smith, Probability Feedback Loop

Curated by Raven Servellon, the show examines the nature of dreams, architecture, illusions, optics and space. Each artist represented has a unique language and vision of their own to create a wondrous and cross cultural environment for the viewer.

Featuring live music by:
– Durga Chamber
– Roco Jet (Nora Keyes and Jimi Cavaza de Vaca)
– Ruthann Friedman

What: Opening Reception
Where: Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Rd., LA, 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 213-620-1569
Website: www.coagulacuratorial.com