Remember the Pick of the Week takes place at Merry Karnowkey, in the Miracle Mile area…and it goes till 11 pm. Remember to RSVP….see the bottom of Saturday’s posts for some more art parties also taking place in the Miracle Mile area.

You may want to begin your night in Malibu…

FrSat Jan11 Pepperdine WayneThiebaudederick R. Weisman Museum of Art presents :Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper, 1948-2004.”

Printmaking has always been an important medium for California Pop artist Wayne Thiebaud. Throughout his career, he turned to graphics to develop pictorial ideas by exploring unique qualities of line and color. This exhibition, drawn from the holdings of the California State University, Sacramento, covers his entire career from the 1950s to the present and includes examples of his work in etching, lithography, woodcut, and other graphic media.

On view: Jan 11th – March 30th

What: Opening reception
Where: Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310-506-7257

In Santa Monica…at Bergomot Station.

Start out early from 4-6 pm at Richard Heller Gallery (B-5A) Also from 5-7 pm stop into Lora Schlesinger Gallery, T-3 and Shoshana Wayne Gallery (B-1)  FIG (G-6)

In her newest exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Jean Lowe continues her playful investigation of what separates the valueless from the rarified through an elevated presentation of ephemera.

HSat-Jan11-RosamundFelsen-JeanLowe1 ere, in Lowe’s exhibition which is wrought with her usual humor and irony, the two East galleries are transformed into the suggestion of one of the most significant forces in which the worth of an object is formed: the auction house.

On view: January 11th – February 8th

What: Opening reception
Where: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station, (B4) 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 828-8488

Or from 6-8…stop into ADC Contemporary Art & Building Bridges (F-2) and dnj Gallery (J-1),

You can hit these art parties a little later…from 6-9pm…Lois Lambert Gallery (E-3)

The William Turner Gallery is pleased to present Shape Shift, a group exhibition featuring new work from four contemporary artists, Charles Arnoldi, Dawn Arrowsmith, Michael Braden and Peter Lodato.

CSat-Jan11-WilliamTurner-ShapeShiftharles Arnoldi was described early on as an artist who “draws in space.” That sense of elegance and poetry has continued to inform the artist’s work as it has restlessly evolved through a multiplicity of media and styles.

Dawn Arrowsmith’s paintings are meditations in color. It has been said that each is a kind of minimalist luxury – pure, distilled, economical, but also rich, luscious, erotic.

Michael Braden has forever been fascinated with what he calls transitional environments, the spaces of the in-between, the point of discord and discourse, of prospect and refuge.

Peter Lodato Adhering to reductive, often binary field /ground compositions, the paintings resonate with the viewer like optical tuning forks.

What: Opening reception
Where: William Turner Gallery @ Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, E1, Santa Monica CA 90404
When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phone: 310 453 0909


Or in West LA…catch an art party at Giant Robot 2, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd., from 6:30 to 10pm.

Also in Brentwood…Leslie Sacks Fine Art, 11640 San Vicente Blvd. hosts a reception from 5-7 pm.

Sat 1.11 SHulamit JonasNTBeckerIn Venice…

Shulamit Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by emerging, photographer and video artist Jonas N.T. Becker. The artist’s images and video installations explore the imaginary space between what can be seen and what we suspect, hope, or believe is real.

The visual imagery gives authority to that which can’t be documented, dwelling in suspended time and mythological moments.

On view: January 11th – March 4th

What: Artist reception
Where: Shulamit Gallery 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.281.0961

In Culver City…there are tons….you may want to start towards Venice and head to Washington but be aware, several closer to Washington close early (at 7pm)…so watch your time.

Samuel Freeman is pleSat-Jan11-SamuelFreeman-DavidGalbraithased to start the New Year with an installation of sound and sculpture by Dewey Ambrosino, David Galbraith (see image), Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon and David Schafer.

Each of these artists uses aural cognizance to interpret spatial, linguistic and digital information, transforming physiological senses to produce sonic experience from non-acoustical data.

The evening starts earlier than usual 5:00 pm with live performances: 6:00 pm – DSE; 7:00 pm – David Galbraith; 8:00 pm – Dewey Ambrosino & Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon

What: Opening reception
Where: Samuel Freeman, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.449.1479

Also on La Cienega…there are several other openings all taking place from 6-8 pm...Honor Fraser (2622 La Cienega Blvd.), LAXART (2640 S. La Cienega)  Walter Maciel Gallery, 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd.  GREENE EXHIBITIONS 2654 La Cienega Ave. Anat Ebgi, 2660 La Cienega Blvd.,

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles presents “In FEEL BETTER” featuring works by Miyoshi Barosh, her second solo exhibition of multi-media works at the gallery.

Sat Jan11 LuisdeJesus-MyoshiBaroshSee image: Miyoshi Barosh, I ♥ Kitties, 2013, digital pigment print and collage, 44x 46 inches.

Miyoshi Barosh focuses on the shift in responsibility from society to the individual to create and sustain meaningful lives and, concurrently, the way cultural failure has become internalized. about progress and technological determinism.

Also in the Project Room…enjoy the art of Martin Durazo.

On view: January 11th – February 15th

What: Reception
Where: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-838-6000

GSat-Jan10-GeorgeBillis Michael Chearney-garden of desire loeorge Billis Gallery presents the gallery’s second solo exhibition of abstract paintings by Michael Chearney. The exhibition, “I Feel Myself Transported,” features the artist’s recent work.

See image: Michael Chearney, Garden of Desire (Detail), 2013, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

On view: February 15th

What: Opening reception
Where: George Billis Gallery, 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90029
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 838-3685

Just across the street…Blum & Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd, hosts a reception from 6-8pm.

Sat-Jan11-Angles-TonydelosReyesAngles Gallery presents “rio grande/rio bravo,” the Los Angeles premiere of Tony de los Reyes’ new series of paintings, Border Theory.

See image: Tony de los Reyes, Border Theory (rio grande/blue field), 2014

The artist, known for his critically acclaimed work regarding the aesthetic effects of cultural histories, exhibits optically vivid and elegant paintings sourcing characteristics of abstraction within maps of the US-Mexico border.

On view: January 11th – February 15th

What: Opening reception

Where: Angles Gallery, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd.,
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.396.5019

Close by from 6-8pm: Western Project, (2762 S. La Cienega Blvd)  and Kopeikin Gallery (2766 South La Cienega Blvd).

A couple more in the area run a little later 6-9pm: Carter & Citizen, 2648 La Cienega Ave.

Moving on to Washington Blvd…

Sat 1.11 SusanneVielmetter PatrickWilsonSusanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects celebrates the gallery’s sixth solo exhibition of new work by Patrick Wilson. Wilson is known for creating finely calibrated, luminous abstract paintings composed of lines and quadrilaterals. He uses a simple and straightforward medium, paint on canvas, to build a richly layered composition of complex spatial dynamics.

Artist Michael Reafsnyder will be enjoying his first solo show at the gallery…also opening tonight.

On view: January 11th – February 22nd

What: Opening reception
Where: Susanne Vielmetter Gallery, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-837-2117

One more early one from 5-7pm takes place at Koplin Del Rio Gallery, 6031 Washington Blvd. A couple more run from 6-9 pm at Roberts & Tilton (5801 Washington Blvd.) plus one more from 6-8pm at Mark Moore Gallery, 5790 Washington Blvd. 

Then head East on Washington to Prohibition Gallery, 6039a W. Washington Blvd., who offers a reception from 6-p9m

Continue south on La Cienega to find this early one…(5-7pm) at David Kordansky Gallery, 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd., Unit A. and another opening close by takes place at Mihai Nicodim Gallery, 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd, Unit B , Entrance on Blackwelder from 6-9pm.

In the West Hollywood/Miracle Mile area…

Head North on LA Cienega to KM Fine Arts, 814 N. La Cienega Ave., who hosts a reception from 7-10pm.

There’s an early one from 5-7pm at Richard Telles Fine Art, 7380 Beverly Blvd.  Then a couple other from 6-8pm at Regen Projects 6750 Santa Monica Blvd. and ACME, 6150 Wilshire Blvd.

Sat 1.11 Couturier AndrewMooreCouturier Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Andrew Moore: CUBA, a photographic journey by the renowned photographer through Cuba’s current stasis and decay.

See image:See image: Andrew Moore, La espera, 2012, archival inkjet print

The large-format photos in the exhibition were recently published in the book Andrew Moore Cuba (Damiani, Italy 2012).

On view: January 11th – February 15th

What: Opening reception
Where: Couturier Gallery, 166 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323-933-5557

In Downtown LA…Artist Karrie Ross has organized an incredible pop up show based on her recent book….”Our Ever Changing World.”

TKarrieRoss OECW logo-72-150x150-1he Book Signing recently took place… now come see the artwork and meet the artists… at a LIVE Pop-Up Show.

Here’s what Ross has to say about it….”Book One, covers my thinking that artists ‘save’ something from being forgotten. I thought this focus would be something everyone can relate to in today’s world of forever changing views, new technology, and global change. I noticed that artists work to bring something that is hidden into light. That their way of seeing our world opens us to new ways of being and thinking. Different perspectives help to bring about change.”

ForWU Sun 12.15 KarrieRosseword by Betty Brown.

FEATURING the following Artists: Lillian Abel, John Adams, Laurence B. Anderson, Jodi Bonassi, Donna Geist Buch, Rebecca E. Catterall, Diane Cockerill, Andrea Derujinsky, Steven Fujimoto, Debra Girard, Tm Gratkowski, Debbi Green, Michael Gullberg, Maureen Haldeman, Teale Hatheway, Kerry Kugelman,, Campbell Laird, Melissa Ann Lambert, Susan Lamino, Jon Measures, Hung Nguyen, Gay Summer Rick, Ellen Riingen, Cindy Rinne, Karrie Ross, Catherine Ruane, Heather Scholl, Dulce Stein, Mike Street, Charles Swenson, Jill Sykes, Phil Tarley, Trice Tolle, Stefanie Vega, Lorraine, Devon Wilke, and Felice Willat.

What: Artist Reception
When: 6:00pm until 9:00pm
Where: Chinatown at 975 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012