In Santa Monica….
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Enjoy the 2nd day of the Art Los Angeles Contemporary at the Santa Monica Barker.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), is the International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast.

ALAC Rocklen1 UNTITLEDNow in its fourth, the annual show champions Los Angeles as a major arts destination while attracting strong international galleries and collectors to the city of LA.

The 2013 edition of the fair features 70 established and emerging galleries from across the globe, with an accompanying series of lectures, panels, performances and screenings.

A featured highlight…Art Los Angeles Contemporary and Paris-based curator Martha Kirszenbaum will host a discussion providing a comparative approach of the French and Los Angeles art scenes, their practices and challenges within contemporary culture, and concentrating on the Ceci N’est Pas…festival, a five-month arts and culture exchange program between France and Los Angeles.  12:00 pm (Noon)

Also tonight from 8-10 pm, ALAC celebrates the opening of Night Gallery…  More info on the Weekend Udate about this (it is in their downtown location).

Admission: $20.00 for one day; or $30.00 weekend pass.

What: Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Where: Barker Hanger, 3021 Airport Ave., SM 90405
When: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

DPOW-LAARTShow Logoon’t forget, in downtown LA ….the Pick of the Week…the Los Angeles Art Show continues today and tomorrow.

In Westchester…

Sat Jan26 Otis Alex KizuBen Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design hosts an opening reception for “Bridging Homeboy Industries.”

Guest curated by Annie Buckley, the exhibition will feature artists Fabian Debora, Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez, Alex Kizu (see image).

On view: January 2nd – March 23rd

What: Opening reception
Where: Ben Maltz Gallery,Otis College of Art and Design 9045 Lincoln Blvd.
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At BBergamotStationlogo copyergamot Station in Santa Monica….

CSat Jan26 CraigKrull Astrid Preston OsakaCherryTreeraig Krull Gallery holds an opening reception for Astrid Preston exhibition entitled, “New Territory.”

The exhibition features paintings on wood and linen, influenced by traditional Japanese painting, as well as that culture’s reverence of Nature.

See image: Astrid Preston, Osaka Cherry Tree,  2012, oil on linen, h: 66 x w: 33 in

On view: January 26th – March 2nd

What: Opening reception
Where: Craig Krull Gallery (B-3) Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
Phone: 310.828.6410

Also in Santa Monica…

Gallery 169 hosts a closing reception featuring the work of Jeff Divine.

A surf culture documentarSat Jan23 Gallery169 Jeff-Divine Beach-Crowdy photographer, Jeff is the photo editor at Surfer’s Journal and contributes to Surfer Magazine.

Divine has one of the largest archives of surf photography worldwide and has been shooting characters, surfing, environments and places since 1966.

What: Artist Reception
Where: Gallery 169, 169 West Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
When: 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-963-3891

Sat Jan26 TrunkGallery StuntedbyTima Peck

Trunk Gallery presents an exhibition of interactive, performance and visual art, titled “Interactionism: Metamorphosis.”

Artists include: Joseph Umali Fernandez, Apryl Deadly, Mykey Cee, Chad Grant, Wesley Pacleb, David Juarez, Cassie Poe, Toneo Oi, Tima Peck, Brandon Anthony, Kyle William Harper, Maxfield Miles, Daniel P. Lopez, DJ iEko, David Peck, Nicolas Bates, Johnny Naked.

See image: Stunted by Tima Peck, oil on canvas, 36×24, 200

On view: January 26th – February 23rd

What: Opening reception
Where: Trunk Gallery, located at 12818 Venice Blvd, 90066
When: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Phone: 310-483-7221

Craft and Folk Art Museum holds an opening reception two exhibitions. “Social Fabric” is curated by Anuradha Vikram, and features seven contemporary artists. 

WU CAFAM StephanieSyjuco BrownChanelBag2Artists include: Rachel Bernstein, combat paper project, Frau Fiber, Bean Gilsdorf, Donna Huanca, Allison Smith, Stephanie Syjuco.

See image: Stephanie Syjuco, Brown Chanel Bag 2, 2007, acrylic yarn

The exhibit, “Social Fabric” focuses on the problems of mass production and consumption through fiber-based art that incorporates social engagement and public interaction.

Also opening tonight, is “Scratching the Surface: Contemporary Wood Sculpture.”

Curated by Ray Leier in association with del Mano Gallery, the group exhibition features nine international artists.

WU CAFM WilliamHunter CantTurnYouLooseSee image: William Hunter, Can’t Turn You Loose, 2008, European olive burl

Artists Christian Burchard (OR), Todd Hoyer (AZ), William Hunter (CA), Art Leistman (Canada), Pascal Oudet (France), George Peterson (NC), Michael Peterson (WA), Merryll Saylan (CA), and Jack Slentz (NM) will be featured.

 On view: January 27 – May 5th

Admission: $12.00

What: Opening Reception
Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (323) 937-4230

In theSat Jan26 LTDLosAngeles TanjaRoscic Hollywood area…

ltd los angeles holds an opening reception for “Ono” featuring artist Tanja Roscic.

See image: Tanja Roscic, Drawing no. 2 from the ONO series, 2012, Oil, acrylic, pen, nail polish, shellack on canvas and paper, 9 x 12 inch

On view: January 26th – February 23rd

What: Opening reception
Where: ltd losangeles, 7561 Sunset Blvd #103, LA 90046
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323.378.6842

AlSat Jan26 ArtistsCorner Linda Kunik-JUICEso nearby…

Artist’s Corner Gallery celebrates the work of Linda Kunik in a solo show entitled “Juice.” Curated by Phil Tarley.

See image: Linda Kunik, Juice #1.001, 2013, Archival Pigment Print, 30″ x 30″ © Linda Kunik

On View: January 26th – March 7th

What: Opening
Where: Artist’s Corner Gallery, 6585 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 9003
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 464-3900

in DWU Sat Jan23 NightGallery seantownleythemockinghand 2owntown LA….In conjunction with Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Night Gallery in celebrates their grand opening in their new location.

See image: Sean Townley

Night Gallery has added daylight hours. As night becomes day Night Gallery’s program of intimacy and subjectivity carries through.

Renowned architect Peter Zellner will be working on an interior space which will make the seamless transition from night to day.

WU NIightGALLERY-space yunheeminSee image: The new Night Gallery space. Windows by Yunhee Min.

On view: January 26th – February 24th

What: Opening
Night Gallery, 2276 E 16th St.Downtown, LA 90021
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 213 537-3027

Or in Manhattan Beach…

Danto Photography co-hosts a pSat Jan26 RoundhouseAquariumBenefithotography show entitled, “From Another World” at Barsha Wine Bar in Manhattan Beach with fellow photographer Ken Pagliaro.

There will be a short presentation by the Roundhouse Aquarium, discussing the fragility of underwater ecosystems and what can be done to better them. In addition to 10% of all proceeds from the night being given to the Aquarium, there will also be a raffle giving away gift baskets full of wine.

“From Another World” showcases 15 metallic, duo-toned, photographic prints in sculptural plexiglas cases that dramatize underwater life in a fresh, new way.

SSat Jan26 JoelDantoee image by Joel Danto

The show is aimed at highlighting the beauty and fragility of the earth’s coral reefs. The images are the result of a twenty year period of father and son diving excursions all over the world.

What: Opening reception
Where: Barsha Wine Bar, 917 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 90266
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 318- 9080