Now don’t forget to stop by the Pick of the Week, which you won’t want to miss, featuring the incredible photography of Vivian Maier at Merry Karnowsky. This one does go late, so be sure to stop into some of these fabulous art openings before you head over there. 

Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave., SM) opens the new year with a ton of art parties….Yeah! I have addded some more…and I am sure there will be others…so keep your eyes opne when you get there.

Start at the Ruth Bachofner Gallery (G-2) which usually is the earliest one…from 4:00 pm till 6:00 pm.  Tonight’s opening receptions features the work of Robert Kingston and Benjamin Britton.

Right next door,  FIG (G-6) offers Joe Blaustein’s latest exhibition “Why Should Not Old Men Go Mad” from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm. 

Blaustein’s new work celebrates, and pokes fun at, aging. (Just what I need).

Then from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm, the Robert Berman Gallery presents the opening reception for HOME.SWEET.HOME: a collaborative exhibition of images by artist/photographer Gerald Slota with captioning by celebrated playwright/filmmaker Neil LaBute. Good Bar here.

Performance to follow at City Garage at Track 16 Gallery at 8:00 pm. HOME.SWEET.HOME opens tonight, in conjunction with City Garage Theater’s west coast premiere of LaBute’s 1980’s play Filthy Talk For Troubled Times subtitled “scenes of intolerance” at Track 16 Gallery.

Stop into Richard Heller Gallery (B-5A) to celebrate the latest exhibition of artist Charlie Roberts

Rosamond Felsen Gallery (B-4) presents Karen Liebowitz (see image) as well as artists Nancy Blum and Vanessa Conte. The opening reception runs from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. 310-828-8488.

Shoshana Wayne Gallery (B-1) celebrates artist, Izhar Patkin with “The Dead are here” from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm. 

Skidmore Contemporary Art (D-2) offers the work of Hooper Turner with a new show entitled Glamorama.  Opening reception runs from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310-828-5070.

Next door, you won’t be able to miss TAG Gallery’s (D-3) group show. The opening is from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  They always have a nice spread here.


William Turner Gallery (E-1) always has fun openings, so be sure to stop in from 6:30 till 8:30.

Turner will be celebrating artists Alex  Couwenberg and Karl Benjamin. Good bar here. 310-453-0909;

Then if you bought your ticket,  Track 16’s resident company, City Garage puts on a show…presenting the West Coast premiere of Neil LaBute’s Filthy Talk for Troubled Times.

This special project is a collaboration with the Robert Berman Gallery (C-2), as I mentioned above, running in conjunction with its show featuring the work of photographer Gerald Slota and the prose of Neil LaBute, Home.Sweet.Home.

There is an admission charge of $25.00 for the performance (at Track 16) and runs from 8:00 pm till 10:00 pm

Tickets are available on Brown paper Tickets or call the box office at 310-319-9939.




Now if you are trying to do it all (like many of us)….on the way to Culver City stop by the Duncan Miller Gallery who presents Ray Atkeson, a photographer, who became famous for shooting Winter themed landscapes from 1930’s – 1950’s. Looks like a wonderful exhibition. 


Be aware that Duncan Miller has closed their Ocean Park space and is now only showing at their West LA location at 10959 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034. The opening reception runs from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm.

HonorFraserCulver City has a bunch located on La Cienega, just park and go. If you choose to start from the Venice side…Honor Fraser (2622 S. La Cienega) offers an opening reception for Glenn Kaino from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm.  

Then, pop into JK Gallery (2632 S. La Cienega) presents a group exhibition of Paul Cherwick, Jason David, Nathan Huff and Christina Shurts (see image) “Human Presence” from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310 -837- 3330;

Walter Maciel Gallery (2642 S. La Cienega) offers a reception for Robb Putnam
Castoffs, New Sculptures and Drawings from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 310.839.1840; 

Keep going South to the Taylor De Cordoba Gallery (2660 S. La Cienega) to enjoy an opening for Danielle Nelson Mourning’s exhibition, Ordinary Time. Reception runs 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 310.559.9156;


Cherry Martin, located at 2712 S. La Clienega Blvd., holds a opening reception for Brian Bress new show Under Performing from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Under Performing features a full-length video, Creative Ideas for Every Season (2010), and eight new video portraits.  See image

Keep on moving down the street to the George Billis Gallery (2716 S. La Cienega) where they will befeaturing artists, Michael Chearney (see image), Randall W L Mooers, and  Chris Stott. The opening reception is 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Don’t miss Blum and Poe (2727 S. La Cienega), right across the street (use the crosswalk), for an exhibition of new work by Shio Kusaka as well as Banks Violette (see image) from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310-836-2062.

 Further down the street, at 2763 S. La Cienega, the Katherine Cone Gallery offers the exhibition  “Commentary and Dissent” featuring the work of Jill Greenberg.  Reception will be held from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310.287.1558;

Right next door, Western Project located at 2762 S. La Cienega there will be an openingreceptionfor artists Tanya Batura and John Schlue (see image) from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310.838.0609;

Kopeikin Gallery (2766 S. La Cienega), will be having an opening reception for artist Kevin Cooley from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 310-559-0800;


When you approach Washington, just take a left…there are several more galleries there, about a block east,

Roberts & Tilton, located at 5801 Washington Blvd., presents artist, Gusmano Cesaretti. The opening runs from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 323.549.0223; h



Then be sure to cross the street, and pop into the Mark Moore Gallery, located at 5790 Washington Blvd.
Here you can see Las Vegas artist, Tim Bravington’s  (see image) latest show, “Heart Above Head,” as well as Russian painter, Feodor Voronov’s exhibition entitled “Word Paintings.” This is a great space and they usually have fun openings. 

The reception runs from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310 453-3031;

Now you may want to re-park the car and head west on Washington. Now you may want to re-park the car and head west on Washington.

As part of Pacific Standard Time, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects presents a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Raffi Kalenderian.

Also, artist Ingrid Calame’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in 10 years. 310-837-2117;

Across the street, Thinkspace offers a group show from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm….Thinkspace is located at 6009 Washington Blvd.  90232; 310.403.854;