Lots of art happenings tonight….but during the day, you’ll have another chance to stop into photo l.a. and the LA Art Show.

photo l.a. has moved downtown to the LA Mart and it’s the largest exposition floor to date.

photo l.a. 2014 will be home to 90+ national and international exhibitors, from January 16-19, including special installations “A Life in Pictures,” by Douglas Kirkland, “Deviled Eggs,” by Jeff McLane, a short film by Allan Sekula, “Vanishing Siren,” a study via film and polaroid by John Knuth, live tintypes by Will Wilson, Classic photo l.a., and more.

It’s a wonderful show, chock full of incredible photographers and established gallerists such as Susan Spiritus has been an active participant in the field of fine art photography for 38 years.

Here’s some program info for today, Saturday, Jan. 18:
9:30 am: Saturday Docent Tour
11:30 am: So You’ve Formed a Collection, What Now?
1:30 pm: A Fifty Year Love Affair with Photography: A Life in Pictures
3:30 pm: The Reproductive System

SpSat-photola-CaraBarer-Lilac-SusanSpiritusGalleryiritus opened her gallery (located in Newport Beach) in 1976 so that she could share her passion for photography with others.

See image: Cara Barer, “Lilac” Courtesy of Susan Spiritus Gallery

Admission rus as low as $20, $30… all they way up to $599 for VIP access….Check the website as there is a large variety of tickets and weekend passes.

What: photo l.a.
Where: L.A. Mart, 1933 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
When: Thursday, Jan 16 – Sunday Jan 19;   Opening gala, Thurs, Jan 16th 6-9pm;  Fri-Sat 11-7pm; Sun 11-6pm;
Website:  http://www.photola.com/


DLAArtSHow logonon’t forget, the LA Art Show is still going on…if you have not yet had the chance to stop in….be sure to head downtown to the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The Palm Beach Show Group presents both the LA Art Show and the Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show under the same roof. The 2014 LA Art Show will feature top galleries and programming, including lectures, tours, and special exhibits. It features an eclectic variety of art, contemporary, modern, historic and traditional art, and more.

A complete art experience, the fairs-within-a-fair will showcase four sections of work: The Modern & Contemporary Section, The Historic & Traditional Contemporary Section, The Vintage Poster Section and The IFPDA Los Angeles Print Fair.

KathyLeonardoand-MayorGarcettiThe Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show will run simultaneously to the LA Art Show 2014. Guests of both shows will have the opportunity to attend the other to experience the finest art, antiques and jewelry in the world, all in one place –all at one time.

The opening party was fun…a star studded event….Barbara Streisand and more…I even got to meet Mayor Garcetti/.

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 11am – 5pm

Tickets for one day show ticket are just $20 ($15 if you order onlne); A four day pass is $40 ($35 online).

What: The LA Art Show
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall J and K; 1201 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
When: January 15-19, 11am-7pm except for Sunday January 27 11-5pm
Phone: (213) 741-1151
Website: http://www.laartshow.com/   http://www.lawintershow.com


Also in Downtown LA… a bit later, Night Gallery, 2276 East 16th St. hosts an art party from 7-10pm. http://www.nightgallery.ca


In Santa Monica…Bergamot Station will be hosting several art parties….

RSat-Jan18-RuthBachofner-JenniferFaistuth Bachofner Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings by Jennifer Faist (see image).

Faist engages in a rigorous material process where color sets an emotional timbre and pattern anchors the conceptual and compositional core of the work.

Faist begins her process on stacked plywood boards which are sanded, gessoed and then painted on with diaphanous layers of paint. The patterns created in the first layer are then covered with thin applications of additional alkyd, oil and colored glazes which are sanded down to partially reveal portions of the subsequent layers. A clear epoxy resin serves as the final layer.

The gallery will also be celebrating the first exhibition of work by Barbara Edelstein. A native to Los Angeles, Edelstein has been living in Beijing, China for the last six years after dividing her post-graduate time between New York City and Asia.

On view: January 18th – March 1st

What: Opening reception
Where: Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, (G-2) 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-3300
Website: www.ruthbachofnergallery.com


Also at Bergamot…DJ Hall’s work will be on view at Craig Krull Gallery, B-3 from 4-6 pm. http://www.craigkrullgallery.com


The Frank Lloyd Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the group exhibition Los Gigantes.

Sat-Jan18-FrankLloydThis show will feature large-scale artworks from five giants of the West Coast art world: Larry Bell, Craig Kauffman, John Mason, Ed Moses, and Peter Voulkos. These five artists are not only giants of the history of West Coast art – they are also major artists in the history of the Frank Lloyd Gallery. (This will be a fantastic show!!!)

Throughout the gallery’s 18 year history, these artists have been featured in a combined total of 29 solo shows and 34 group exhibitions.

On view: January 18 – February 22, 2014

What: Opening Reception
Where: Frank Lloyd Gallery, Inc., Bergamot Station (B-5b), 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 264-3866
Website: http://www.franklloyd.com

Much later at Bergamot Station….From 8-11:00pm CoproGallery (#T-5)holds an art party! http://www.copronason.com/


In West Hollywood…Matthew Marks Gallery presents an early reception from 3-5 pm. http://www.matthewmarks.com/los-angeles/


In Culver City…

Cherry Martin offers an early opening from 4-7pm. Enjoy works by Jennifer Boysen and Noam Rappaport in context with pieces from the radical French painting movement Supports/Surfaces.

See imagesat-Jan18-CherryMartin-JeanMichelMeurice-Toiletrouee-1964-Mixedmedia-oncanvas: ean-Michel Meurice, Toile trouée, 1964, Mixed media on canvas , 32.75 x 25.5 inches, 83 x 65 centimeters

In addition to artists like Louis Cane, Daniel Dezeuze, Noël Dolla, and Claude Viallat, all of whom were directly connected to Supports/Surfaces, the show will present important works by intriguing figures like Jean-Marc Meurice and Pierre Buraglio.

Also debuting tonight…”Complaints III,” Matt Connors’ new project at 2732 takes on the space as an architectural and sculptural reality defined by area and shape,

On view: January 18th – March 1st

What: Opening reception
Where: Cherry Martin, 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Also in Culver City…

François Ghebaly Gallery – E Washington Blvd., 2245 E Washington Blvd. hosts a reception from 6-10pm. http://ghebaly.com/


In Beverly Hills…

GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY presents “Some Candy Talking and the Sound of Speed,” an exhibition featuring a wide variety of new work by L.A. artist Michael Dee in his inaugural exhibition with the gallery.

Sat-Jan18-Garboushian-MichaelDeeSee image: The Plinker 2011, Graphite on paper, 14 x 17 inches, image 2 of 11

Dee’s recent bodies of work shift and move seemingly independent from one another, but hover around the concepts of destruction, mortality and the inverse relationship of chaos and order.

On View: Jan 18th – Feb 28th

What: Opening reception
Where: 427 North Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 310-480-9215
Website: http://www.garboushian.com/


In Venice…

DE SOTO GALLERY, 1350 Abbot Kinney Blvd, hosts a reception from 6-8pm. http://www.desotogallery.com


ThG2Gallery-RobertGlennKetchume G2 Gallery will premiere Shifting Landscape, “Shifting Vision,” an exhibit featuring two portfolios from famed conservation photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum (see image) displayed alongside images by Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter. This will be the first time in more than 20 years the two portfolios will be exhibited side by side.

Also on view…the photography of internationally renowned photographer Alan Ross who had the chance to the great Ansel Adams.

Ross learned from the master artist by working in Adams’s darkroom as a specially selected assistant.

The work of Michael Miner will also be showcased tonight. Miner is an accomplished artist in many fields, including photography, screenwriting, film direction and cinematography.

What: Opening reception
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 452-2842


The Gabba Gallery hosts an opening reception for “Platforms & Paint.” The group show is an all-female, multidisciplinary art show featuring 17 LA based artists including emerging and established with street art to fine art.

Artists: Alisa Yang, Allie Pohl, Allison Isenberg, Andrea LaHue, Essi Zimm, Hannah Streety, Ingrid Allen, Isabelle Alford-Lago, Jaime Becker, J.A.W. Cooper, Jennifer Korsen, Joanna DeGeneres, Karin Lindberg Freda, Mary Hanson, Miri Chais, Nicole Bruckman, N.S. David, Trixy Starr.

There is street parking at church near by at 3001 Beverly Blvd. Wine or refreshments will be served.

On view: January 18th – February 23rd

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


Enjoy a Book Launch for “MUSE-ings: Snapshots of the Arts District.” It will also feature an Exhibit of Photos and Artwork Inspired by the Images, at Art Share L.A.

OSat-Jan18-LAArtShare-RichardsonBanks-Melissa-Lavendertreene of Los Angeles’ most popular neighborhoods, the Downtown Arts District, is revealed and celebrated in a new book of photographs by Melissa Richardson Banks, “MUSE-ings: Snapshots of the Arts District,” and in an exhibition featuring the photographs with artworks by over 40 artists inspired by the images.

Proceeds from artwork and book sales benefit Art Share L.A., a nonprofit community center

Captured and shared daily through her “Downtown Muse” blog and social media postings, the photographs by Richardson Banks reveal an insider’s view of the Arts District, which was transformed in the 1980s by artists who created studios in former industrial warehouses and is now in the midst of yet another major renaissance. http://www.downtownmuse.com/

On view: Jan. 18 – Feb. 8

What: Opening reception
Where: Art Share LA, 801 East 4th Place, Los Angeles 90013

When: 7:00 pm –  11:00 pm
Website: www.artsharela.org

Or in Eagle Rock…

WU Sun 8.25 ElliotcaineThe Elliott Caine Quartet performs at Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Jazz Club in Eagle Rock tonight from 9:30pm to Midnight.

The band features: EC-trumpet, Gary Blumer-piano, Tim Emmons-bass, Quemtin Dennard-drums.

For more information/reservations see website or call.

No cover charge.

What: Performance
Where: Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Jazz Club, 1833 Colorado Blvd., LA (Eagle Rock) 90041
When:  9:30pm to Midnight
Phone: 323-254-9138