SantaBergamotStationlogo copy Monica has several art parties tonight. As usual, Bergamot Station will feature a couple…
Lora Schlesinger Gallery presents “Then Again,” a new exhibition by Bay Area artist, Judith Foosaner.

SeSat-Feb22-Foosaner Egyptian Chaptere image: Judith Foosaner, Egyptian Chapter 3, 2013, collage, 40 x 80″

This will be the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring a new series of magnetic and elegant abstract black and white paintings and collages.

In the East Gallery, enjoy a group show featuring the work of Michael Beck, Lawrence Gipe, Ron Rizk, Mark Stock.

What: Opening reception
Where: Lora Schlesinger Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. (T3) Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-1133
Website: http://www.loraschlesinger.com/

Richard Heller Gallery (B-5A), holds an opening from 5-8pm. http://richardhellergallery.com/

LeSat-Feb22-LeslieSacks-JoeGoodeslie Sacks Contemporary celebrates world renowned artists John Baldessari, Joe Goode, Jason Martin, Jorge Pardo, Tom Wesselmann and Kwang–Young Chun with its new exhibition, “Relief.”

See image: Joe Goode, “Pollution-R2,” 1995, mixografia print on handmade paper, edition of 30, 20 x 16″

“Relief” examines the diverse constructions of these six artists as explored through the unique printmaking process pioneered by Los Angeles atelier Mixografia.

On view: February 22nd – April 19th

What: Opening Reception, 
Where: Leslie Sacks Contemporary (B6)
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Mon
ica, California 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 264-0640
Website:
www.lesliesackscontemporary.com

Also taking place at Bergamot tonight….Lois Lambert Gallery (E-3) hosts an Salon des Artistes event dubbed dark/light from 7-10pm. The event will feature music, poetry and comedy. RSVP at info@loislambertgallery.comhttp://www.loislambertgallery.com/

Sat-Feb22-Copro-ThomasGieseke-The Extinction-acryliconcanvas One more happening at the arts center….takes place a bit later.

Copro Gallery presents three mini-solo exhibits, Robert S. Connett, Thomas Gieseke and TIN. All three artists have very interesting life stories that reflect visually in their ART.

See image: Thomas Gieseke, The_Extinction, 30″ x 30″ acrylic on canvas

On view: February 22 – March 15, 2014

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

Also in Santa Monica…Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery (1310 11th St), hosts a reception from 6-8pm. www.smc.edu/Barrett

bSat-BG-SimonGad-BLACK DRAGON SOCIETYG Gallery is pleased to announce Art Deco on Acid, a visual trip through 1967 with Simone Gad. A sensation of melting visuals and the use of bold color and glitter allow Simone to convey architectural imagery from an altered state of mind.

See image: Simone Gad, Black Dragon Society, Acrylic and Glitter

A prominent figure in the LA art scene since the 1970s, Simone Gad typically centers her work around Hollywood and the idea of stardom. Simone takes a new twist on her usual subject matter and employs assemblage, showing the effects of an altered state through her art.

February 22nd – March 21st

What: Reception
Where: Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Ca 90401
When: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310.451.9983
Website: http://caporalebleicher.com

One more for you in Santa Monica…

Actor, director, producer, Sandy Simona has organized and eclectic festival entitled “Zay Gezunt!” The program will spotlight new work from Eastern European & Jewish visual and performance artists.

Lost in Lvov willSat-Feb22-Highways-Storytellingbandimage be featured. The piece was created by Sandy Simona and wil be performed by Simona & The Storytelling BAND.  See the Los in Lvov trailer.
http://vimeo.com/83625724

Performers include: Jeffery Scott Basham, EVeryman, Caitlyn Conlin, Lux Moderna and Dubvirus.

Artist Zhenya Gershman’s work will be on view as part of the event.

$20 general admission / $15 members, students, seniors

What: Performance
Where: Highways Performance Space, @18th St. Arts Center, 1651 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404 (1/2 block north of Olympic Blvd.)
When: 8:30 pm  TWO DAYS – Friday + Saturday, February 21st & 22nd
Phone: 310 315- 1459
Website: http://highwaysperformance.org

In the Venice/Mar Vista area…

TruFeb22-TrunkGallerynk Gallery throws an art party at night, as well as a tea party during the day (from 1-3pm) for two artists Rhea Ashcraft and Margot Waller Madgett.

Two Southern California artists. Two distinct styles of painting. Ashcraft communicates the language of color through the application of countless layers in her evocative work. http://www.rheaashcraftart.com 

Madgett integrates various mediums with sculptural elements, symbols and objects to create intrigue and introspection. http://www.margotwallermadgett.com

On view: February 22nd – March 22nd

What: Opening reception
Where: Trunk Gallery, 12818 Venice Blvd., LA 90066
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone:
310-483-7221
Website: http://trunkgallery.org

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to present Chicago-based artist JOSH REAMES first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, titled “#PAINTING.”

JSat-Feb22-LuisDeJesus-JoshReames-BackandForth-2013osh Reames new body of work, #PAINTING, considers abstraction and painting in relation to the internet, and is informed by the strange, new space where a majority of viewership takes place online through blogs and websites.

Also on view…M.O.O.P.

For his debut solo exhibition with Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, titled M.O.O.P. (Matter Out of Place), Masood Kamandy presents 11 large-scale photographic C-prints.

On view: February 22nd –  March 29th

What: Reception
Where: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-838-6000
Website: http://www.luisdejesus.com/

The Salon at automatic sweat (2656 S La Cienega Blvd), holds a reception from 6-8pm. http://www.automaticsweat.com

Walter Maciel Gallery presents the exhibition “Echo” by Rebeca Bollinger.

The show Sat-Feb22-WalterMaciel-RebeccaBollingerwill feature new sculptures made from glazed and painted porcelain, ceramic, hydrocal, and photographs presented as a cohesive body of work in her third solo show at the gallery.

Tonight’s event is a preview reception, with the official opening reception taking place next week.

On view: February 22nd – April 12th

What: Opening reception
Where: Walter Maciel Gallery, 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA
When:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
phone: 310.839.1840
Website: http://waltermacielgallery.com

Head to Washington Blvd …there’s an opening at Koplin Del Rio Gallery (6031 Washington Blvd.) from 5-7pm. http://www.koplindelrio.com/

Sat-Feb22-MarkMoore-BenWeinerMark Moore Gallery offers an artist reception for “MaximumStrengthAgeDefy,” an exhibition of paintings and mixed media drawings by interdisciplinary artist, Ben Weiner.

See image: Ben Weiner / Body Party / 2014 / oil on canvas / detail view

Marking the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, this body of work demonstrates Weiner’s adept ability to synthesize abstraction with illusionism.

On view: February 22nd – March 29th

What: Opening reception
Where: Mark Moore Gallery, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310 453-3031
Website: http://www.markmooregallery.com


In Downtown LA…

Comix Art Gallery celebrates its inaugural show tonight.

FoSat-Feb22-ComixArtGalleryunded by David Herrera and friends, the gallery’s first group show will spotlight art inspired by the underground and alternative comix movement.

Artists include: Anthony Ausgang, Amber McCall, Angela Hetherwick, Adam Roth, Bela Messex, Carlos Etcheverry, Colin Ambulance, Champ Champ Champoy, David Herrera, Frank Venadas, Gianna Gianna, James Harvey, Joe Simko, Joshua Crampton, Jules Rivera Kool Skull, Lalo Alcaraz, Matt Adams, Penelope Helen Gazin, RT Vegas, Sean Solomon, Tawd b. Dorenfeld, and Walt Gorecki.

Animation screening of 3 short films by Galen Pehrson. Live music performances by J. Dende & JEMS. Chill vibes DJ set by Justin Cornwall of The Standard, Downtown LA

Cash bar serving beer and wine; 18+

What: Opening Reception
Where: Comix Art Gallery, 647 Lamar St, LA 90031
When: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/798561363491773/

Sat-Feb22-PiGalleryIn the Pico Union area…

Cannibal Flower Presents “This Is Happening.”

The group show features: Wiley Wallace, Nate Suebert, Phil Santos, Daniel Saks, Adam Abraham, Khalid Hussein, Cody Lusby, Erik Flores, Christopher Willingham, Zachary Schoenbaum, William Zdan, Emiliana Henriquez, Seitaku Tak Aoyama, Liz Peterson, Louie Metz, Ken Flewellyn, Zara Kand, Thomas Lynch, Bob Nelson, Mike “Pi” Piacentino, Kohshin Finley, Delphin Finley, Catherine Kaleel, Ramiro Hernandez, Emily Wong, L. Croskey, Billy Pacak, Mary Ancilla Martinez, Valerie Pobjoy, Nicholas Coroneos.

Beats Curated by Mr. Numberonederful and X-Point;

Live Painting by Lefty Joe, Yuki Miyazaki, Alex Farkas Worthy, Athen Synn, and Rebecca Navarrete.

This is a FREE event; Cash Bar

What: Art Party
Where: Pi Gallery, 2665 W. Pico Blvd. 90006 (Between Normandie and Vermont)
When: 8:00 pm – 12:am
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pi-Gallery/173455099349932