In the Miracle Mile area…

Pop by the Jack Sat-JackRutberg-WalkthruRutberg Gallery and enjoy a walkthrough of Patrick Graham’s exhibition with gallerist Jack Rutberg.

Following its national museum tour, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts presents “PATRICK GRAHAM: THIRTY YEARS – The Silence Becomes the Painting,” a major exhibition curated by the eminent art historian Peter Selz. This offers a rare opportunity to view the works of one of Ireland’s most influential contemporary artists. Fully illustrated exhibition catalogue available.

On view: August 31, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 2:00pm – Saturday, August 6, 2016
Phone: 323 938-5222


Head South down La Brea…

Join the Loft at Liz’s for its annual Assemblage Artist’s Workshop in “conjunktion” with its “Diverted Destruction” exhibit. This workshop is free and open to artists of all ages and skill levels. Artist & Architect Moses Hacmon will be on hand to guide those that would like assistance.

Now iSat-Aug-21-2016-LoftatLIzs-workshopn it’s 9th year, this year’s show features work by five artists who have participated in the Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence (AIR) Program.

Exhibiting artists are Kristin Cammermeyer, Mark Faigenbaum, Jeff Hantman, Barbara Holmes, and Karrie Hovey.

For more info, visit the FB Event Page.

What: Opening reception
Where: The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave, above Liz’s Antique Hardware, 90036
When: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Phone: (323) 939-4403


At Bergamot Station…Shoshana Wayne Gallery celebrates the art of Shirley Tse from 3-6pm. Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station (B-1) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404;


Craig Krull Gallery hosts the closing reception for “Paint is a Thing,” a group Sat-July9-2016-CraigKrull-KeenanDerbyexhibition curated by Beth Parker. 

See image: by Keenan Derby

This exhibition showcases seven contemporary artists who use paint to create both an object and an illusionistic space.  While these artists embrace the materiality of paint, they also depict images and narratives, allowing the paintings to become more than purely objects.  Each piece incites a layered read, with a visceral reaction to the physicality of the surface, as well as a cerebral reaction to the illusion described.

Artists include: Mark Posey, Keenan Derby, Riin Kaljurand, Chrissy Angliker, and Dominic Terlizz.

What: Opening reception
Where: Craig Krull Gallery (B-3) Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Saturday, August 21, 2016
Phone: 310.828.6410


Sloan Projects hosts three events at Bergamot tonight…one at its B-5 gallery and another its new A-5 space. Plus enjoy a pop up drive-in screening with an installation set to be projected on the D building (where TAG, Andew Weiss galleries, etc., are located) by Alia Malley. Rail riders can also partake in the experience.

Head to the B building first for the closing reception of “WORK / W=Fd” a multimedia installation by Isabelle Harada. FYI – Its a fantastic installation.

“WORK / W=Fd” consists of 999 golden paper cranes suspended from the ceiling and a looped projection on a single unfolded sheet, bathed in an artificial sunset. An allusion to the Japanese tradition of the origami crane and its mythical origin, the installation explores the nature of time and energy in terms of materiality and the virtual. Don’t forget to pop by Sloan Project’s brand new space and annex at A-5 to view “Recent Findings” a group exhibition of photography and video.”
Then at 8pm…saunter over to the D building for a pop up drive in experience. “Multi-media artist, Alia Malley, presents a week-long, large-scale, nightly video installation made possible with an Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department. The artist will project her short video, “Christmas Eve in Panorama City” onto the D Building in the central parking lot of Bergamot Station, transforming the art complex into a classic Southern California drive-in and unifying the experience between the thriving arts community and rail passengers of the new Expo Line.

This projection will run nightly from 8pm – midnight from Wednesday, August 17 through Wednesday, August 24 and will start at 7:30 pm on August 20th so viewers can gather and enjoy watching the skies darken and the pop-up drive-in come alive.

What: Opening reception
Where: Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., (B-5), Santa Monica CA 90404
When: 7:30pm – 9:30pm – Saturday, August 20, 2016
Phone: (424) 744-8265


In West LA…

Sat-Aug21-2016-GiantRobot2Giant Robot 2 celebrates Yoskay Yamamoto’s solo exhibition “In Between the Dreams.” 

In the latest body of work, Yoskay Yamamoto will present a shift and direction to a simple and experimental approach.

“In a new series I combine a simple line paintings juxtaposed against more rendered painterly style polka dot sunset paintings,” explained Yamamoto. “My idea is to place simple, organic, playful, and minimal colored line-based paintings alongside graphic and colorful paintings to create a dreamscape-like setting that’s both inviting and comforting.”

Yamamoto will also create a site specific installation with sculptures that fits within his “dreamscape.”

On view: August 20 – September 7 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Giant Robot 2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025
When: 6:30pm -10:00pm  August 20, 2016
Phone: 4242 GO ROBO


In West Hollywood…

New Image Art presents “IF IT FLOATS…” a solo exhibition featuring new work by Luke Pelletier.

FolloSat-Aug21-2016-NewImageArt-LUKEPELLETIER wing his graduation from Chicago Art Institute a year ago, Luke Pelletier made the move to Los Angeles in further pursuit of his creative endeavors.

His first solo exhibition with New Image Art was shown shortly thereafter with much success and interest. Since that showing, Luke has been traveling, painting murals, making music, working on graphics, blacksmithing, taking photographs, sculpting, and generally weaving through different mediums with ease.
On view: 8/20/16 – 9/10/16

What: Opening reception
Where: New Image Art, 7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90046
When:  7:00pm – 10:00pm – August 20, 2016
Phone: 323 – 654 – 2192   


In Culver City…

Thinkspace is pleased to present new works by Kevin Peterson in Sovereign, the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. The Houston-based painter is known for his hyperrealistic works in which urban sprawls and rough city landscapes are offset by innocent subjects.

ChiSat-Aug21-2016-Thinkspace-KevinPetersonldren and wild animals peacefully coexist as complicit companions in the detritus of stark urban environments. The poetic staging of these unexpected oppositions visually elicits powerful psychological themes.

Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room is “The Light Touch,” featuring new works by Amanda ” Mando” Marie. A stencil artist based out of Colorado, Marie creates large-scale site-specific murals and works on paper and canvas.

*Both artists will be in attendance / new editions will be available from each

On view: August 20, 2016 – September 10, 2016

What: Opening Reception
Where: Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Phone: 310 403.8549


In Hollywood…

Photo12 Galerie is please to present “VisionsSat-Aug21-2016-ArtistCorner-PNC-424-524-Baghir III,” a photography exhibition of the contemporary photographer Baghir. He works with film and prints on silver gelatin paper, using the traditional process.

The images are above all a study of pictorial beauty, an homage to painting and black and white photography that explore the terra incognita of the photographer’s oneiric world.

Refreshments will be provided by Admirable Family Vineyards

See FB Event Page.

On view: August 20 – September 3, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Artist’s Corner Gallery, 1546 Highland Ave., LA, 90028
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – August 20, 2016


GDCA Gallery hosts an opening reception for a group exhibition from 6pm – 10pm. GDCA Gallery, 727 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (between 7th & 8th Streets);


In the Rampart District…

Gabba Gallery hosts a group show titled “CRATEDIGGER: The Lost Art of Album Cover Art.”

TheSat-Aug21-2016-GabbaGallery exhibition celebrates one of the twentieth century’s most influential art forms, the record sleeve cover. Curated by Jason Ostro, the exhibition showcases the work of 85 local and international artists. Each artist has imagined a cover design for a real or fictional album. Just like classic record covers, every piece in the show is 12” x 12”.

The opening is free and open to the public. DJ Jonathan Williams spinning. Sponsored by Stolen Rum and Perrier. Opening night parking: street parking or $8 at 3001 Beverly Blvd or Uber/Lyft.

The art party is sponsored by Stolen Rum and Perrier. DJ Jonathan Williams spinning. Opening night parking: street parking or $8 at 3001 Beverly Blvd or Uber/Lyft.

On view: August 20 – September 10, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: The Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd. 90057
When:  7:00pm – 11:00pm
Phone: 310-498-2697


In Laguna Beach…Artists Republic Gallery debuts “Pageant of the Vandals,” a group exhibition highlighting the importance of street art in the contemporary art world. Co-curated by Elephants & Castles and Hexagon Gallery, artists include: Ben Eine, Zio Ziegler, Lucy Sparrow, Jeff Gillette, Beau Stanton, Chad Hasegawa, Jack Fox, Ellanah Sadkin as well as a selection of works from Hexagon Gallery including pieces from Banksy, Shephard Fairy, Swoon and more. Reception 6-9pm; Artists Republic Gallery, 1175 S. Coast Hwyl Laguna Beach;