BergamoBergamotStationlogo copyt Station, located at 2525 Michigan station in Santa Monica, is the place to be tonight and tomorrow…too!

8.4 LeslieSacks CharlesChristopherHillIn addition to the Pick of the Week, there are several other really wonderful openings. One I’d like to point out is Charles Chritopher Hill’s opening at Leslie Sacks Contemporary.

See image, left, Charles Christopher Hill, “Vivian,” 1985, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48″

Leslie Sacks Contemporary presents an exhibition of works by Charles Christopher Hill, tracking the artist’s trajectory from his 1970s “stitch” pieces to his most recent paintings. The title “. . .and Group Show” alludes to the disparate aesthetics and techniques Hill has employed over the span of forty years, leaving the impression that this is the work of multiple artists.

On WU-LeslieSacks-Katusha-byCharlesChristopherHillview: August 4 – September 22, 2012

What: Opening Reception, Charles Christopher Hill and Group Show
Where: Leslie Sacks Contemporary (B6)
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: (310) 264-0640

8.4 FIG GroupshowFIG Gallery holds an opening reception for their Summer Exhibition. The show feature artists, Sam Amato, Ronn Davis, John de Heras, Margaret W. Gallegos, Arleen G. Hendler, Lorraine Lubner, Mitsuko Namiki and many more.

On view: August 1st – September 1st

What: Opening reception, Summer Show
Where: FIG Gallery, Bergamot Station, (G-6) Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310.829.0345

Lora S8.4 LoraSchlesinger summer 2012 newchlesinger Gallery also offers a summer group show featuring paintings and drawings by twenty-five distinguished artists from across the nation. 

Artists nclude, Miya Ando, Richard Bruland, Ann Chamberlin, Michael Chapman, Gershom, Laura Lasworth, Jeff Matsuno, Christopher Murphy and Peter Shire, just to name a few.

On view: August 4th – September 1st

What: Opening reception, Summer Show
Where: Lora Schlesinger Gallery (T-3) Bergamot Art Station, 2525 Michigan Ave.,Santa Monica
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 828-1133


8.4 Artspace Summer SkiesIn the Miracle Mile area, Artspace Warehouse presents Summer Skies. Featuring artists, Robert Lebsack, Mark Acetelli, Amber Goldhammer, the artist reception will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

On view: August 4th – September 7th

What: Opening reception, Summer Show
Where: Artspace Warehouse, 7354 Beverly Blvd., LA 90036
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323-936-7020

Martha Otero Gallery presents Eden, an exhibit of paintings and drawings by Matthias Düwel, curated by Julie Machado.

Düwel’s work centers on the idea of flux, excess and superabundance. At first glance, the WU 8.4 MOtero MatthiasDuwall atlantisenvironmental issues addressed in his pieces deflect recognition, due to the skillful use of unique color spaces—from chromatic grays to highly saturated pinks, greens, blues and violets.

On view: August 4th – August 29th

What: Opening reception, Eden
Where: Martha Otero Gallery, 820 N Fairfax Ave., LA 90046
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323 951 1068

Enjoy a closing reception for 21st Century Sex at Bleicher Gallery.Curated by Shaye Nelson, the exhibition gathers recent works of innovative artists who present a voyeuristic peek into the fantasies and realities of sex today, filtered through their own unique perspective.

8.4 VincentSeritella DizzyGoodnessPainting, sculpture, assemblage, collage, fiber art and installation are used to explore sexual fetish, attraction, identity, and orgasm.

Artists include: Simone Gad, Ellen Schinderman, Erin Reiter, Davis & Davis, Art Weeks, Airom, Vincent Serritella (see image), Steven Gorman, Curran Clark, Daphnee Hill, Viet Le, Allois, Devin Johnson,  Gavin Bunner, Steven Fujimoto, Wanda Decca, Sofia Arreguin, Veronika Syrop,  Steve Diet Goedde, UuDam Tran Nguyen, Gavin Bunner, Sofia Arreguin & Steven Gorman.

What: Closing reception
Where: Bleicher Gallery, 355 North La Brea, LA 90036
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 323-545-6018

Also 8.4 NewImageArtin West Hollywood, New Image Art, Los Angeles announces the first joint exhibition of work by Chris Lux and Augustus Thompson.

In this show, the artists celebrate their shared affinity for Modern art as the jumping off place for contemporary painting, sculpture, and constructions.

On view: August 4th – September 8th

What: Opening reception, Summer Show
Where: New Image Art Gallery is located at 7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood 90046
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 654 2192

8.4 SkotiaGallery AlexandraGibson BareWitness Or in Culver City, Skotia Gallery celebrates Los Angeles artist Alexandra Gibson who unveils a closely guarded and provocative new series of photographs. that

For Consumption Only,is an emotional, visceral, and confrontational display of the flesh, both dead and alive. Be aware the photos contain dead animals…so you are warned. 

On view: August 4th – August 18th

What: Opening Reception,
Where: Skotia Gallery, 6144 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm to 9 pm

Another one in Culver City, Thinkspace (6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232) holds an opening from 5-8.

NorbertelleWU 8.4 Norbertellen melange AUGSEPT2012 pg1n offers a group show, MeLange 2012. Featuring eleven artists, both emerging and established.

Artists such as Edan Curtis, Steven Michael O’Connor, Kerry Cannon, Chance James and more. Works include photography, illustration, painting and sculpture.

August 4th – September 29th

What: Opening reception, MeLange
Where: Norbertellen Gallery 215 W. 6TH St. #110 LA 90014;
When: 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm
Phone: 818.662.5041

WU 8.4 Drkm SherryLeeFreestyle Exposed V:  Unconventionally Traditional opens tonight. Presented by Freestyle Photographic Supplies, Freestyle’s Creative Center for Photography and drkrm, the show is dedicated to the 150 year old art form using film and traditional products.

Freestyle Employees demonstrate the importance of analog in the creation of contemporary works.  

August 4th – August 25th

What: Opening reception, Freestyle Exposed V:  Unconventionally Traditional.
Where: drkrm, 727 S. Spring St.. LA 90014
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 213.612.0276

Also right next door… Hive Gallery (729 S. Spring St) has an opening from 8-12 pm.

Als8.4 Coagula matjameso in Chinatown, there will be a closing reception for the Matjames Metson show. Artist Matjames Metson (see image, right) relocated to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.

His assemblage art show, Method Attic, which was inspired by his past, comes to life with recycled and refurbished materials.

There is also a show by the world famous Karen Finley (see image, left) in the basement gallery.

Entitled Unicorn8.4 Coagula KARENFINLEY in Red this series of of automatic painting and writing is the artist’s reflection on mortality and connecting to the other side.

What: Closing reception, Method Attic, Unicorn in Red
Where: Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012
When: 9:00 pm -11:00 pm