In Santa MoniFri-Sun-July11-13-EdgemarCindemaca….Cinema at the Edge Film Festival holds its 2nd day at Edgemar Center for the Arts (2347 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405). See tomorrow’s page for more info about this event.

Be sure to check out the website for ADMISSION Prices.  Click Here to purchase tickets  and Click Here for full schedule.

BergamotStationlogo copyAlso in Santa Monica, at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave., SM) start early at Craig Krull Gallery (B-3), with an opening from 4-6 pm.

Real close…

The Frank LloydSat-July12-FrankLloyd-Ralph Bacerra Teapot 1989 3801 377 Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of work by three artists – Ralph Bacerra, Richard DeVore, and Richard Shaw.

See image: Ralph Bacerra, Teapot, 1989 earthenware, 17 x 12 in.

On view: July 12th – August 16th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Frank Lloyd Gallery, Inc., Bergamot Station (B-5b), 2525 Michigan Ave. SM
When: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 264-3866

Rosamund Felsen Gallery (B-4) hosts a reception from 5-7pm.

Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present two exhibitions of original photographs by American photographer Robert Stivers and 20th Century icon Ruth Bernhard.

Sat-July12-PeterFetterman-RobertStiversSee image: Robert Stivers, Hands, 2001, gelatin silver print

The simultaneous exhibitions of contemporary and modern works provide a broad coverage of each artist’s oeuvre. Iconic nudes and rare still-lifes from the gallery’s collection by Ruth Bernhard (Germany, 1905 – 2006) will be exhibited in the adjacent gallery space.

Brigitte Carnochan’s exquisite hand painted prints will also be on display.

On view: July 12th – September 13th

What: Opening reception
Where: Bergamot Station, Gallery A1, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 310-435-6463

ADC & BUILDING BRIDGES International Art Exchange Bergamot Station, (F-2) hosts a closing reception from 6-9pm.

You may Sat-July12-Copro-GERSTEN AMERICAN ROBOTS 16X20 4750want to keep the party going now or return to Bergamot later in the evening

Copro Gallery presents the Morpheus group exhibit featuring artists Gersten, Jota & Zawadzski, who will both be present at the reception. 

See image: Gersten, American Robots, 20″ x 16″ oil on canvas, $4,750

Enjoy live music from MAC SABBATH. Ronald Macdonald and the Hamburgalar will be performing all Black Sabbath songs! Always a fun art party here!

What: Opening reception
Where: Copro Gallery (T-5), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, SM
When:  8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Phone: 310.829.2156

Sat-July12-beautifulm-studiofive08Also in Santa Monica…

Studio Five08 offers an opening reception for “Beautiful Machine,” featuring the work of Jeff Cohen.

Enjoy a revealing look at elite athletes from around the world. Sports photography like you’ve never seen.

Parking available onsite lot at 1411 5th street or in city lots on 4th and 7th streets.

On view July 12th – August 9th

What: Opening reception
Where: Studio FIVE08, 508A Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90401
When: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-994-9400

Head towards the Culver City Arts District…you’ll want to stop by Arcana: Books on the Arts (8675 Washington Blvd., 90232)  from 4-6 pm, for a book signing with Anthony Friedkin.

Start on Washington Blvd. side…There are a couple of early ones on the South side of La Cienega…so you may want to start here and then head orth on LA Cienega.

Susanne VielmSat-July12-SusanneVielmetter-ShannonFinleyetter Los Angeles Projects announces its first solo exhibition with Berlin-based painter, Shannon Finley. Finley will present a series of six large acrylic paintings on canvas alongside a suite of several small-scale paintings in galleries 3 and 4.

In addition, the artist has created floor-to-ceiling, hand-silkscreened wallpaper that extends his abstractions from the canvas to the environment.

Artist Sean Duffy will also enjoy an opening tonight for a solo exhibition.

On view: July 12th – August 23rd

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

At Angles Gallery, the summer exhibition opens, featuring Judy Fishman, Ori Gersht, Soo Kim, and Matt Lifson.

Sat-July12-JudyFishkin-UntitledSee image: Judy Fishman, Untitled, from the series Military Architecture, 1975

Judy Fiskin, prominently featured in the 2014 Hammer Biennial exhibition, “Made in L.A.,” will be represented by her exquisite photographs. Ori Gersht will be represented by a single image from his 2005 series Liquidation.

Soo Kim continues her interest in the materiality of photography with her new series Backlight, which evolved out of her previous body of work, Invisible Cities. Matt Lifson’s new work aims to harness the suggestiveness of painting. A representational painting on canvas is veiled with a field of gestural marks and color on transparent synthetic silk fabric.

On view: July 12th – August 30th

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

Cherry and Martin presents two exhitiionSat-July12-CherryMartins, a group exhibition, “Augment This (Meditations on the Image)” curated by Christopher Eamon. 

See image: Anna Ostoya, ‘Work 11’ 2014 Acrylic, archival Inkjet print and metallic leaf on canvas 20 x 16 inches, 50.8 x 40.64 centimeters

The exhibit feataures an international list of artists: Jennifer Boysen, Gintaras Didziapetris, Gary Hill, Tobias Kaspar, Susanne Kriemann, Pat O’Neill, Anna Ostoya and Mandla Reuter.

Michael Rey’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will include new wall and floor-based works.

On view: July 12th – Sept 13th

What: Opening reception
Where: Cherry Martin, 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Just across the street…pop into Blum & Poe (2727 S. La Cienega Blvd.) holds an opening from 6-8pm.

Sat-July12-LuisDeJesus-MatthewCarter-HarlequinParades De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to present MATTHEW CARTER in his first solo exhibition with the gallery, titled hellequinharlequinclown, on view from July 12 through August 23, 2014. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, July 12th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

See image: Matthew Carter, Harlequin Parade, 2014, acrylic, glitter, graphite, silver and gold leaf, linen, wood, 52 x 30.5 in

Matthew Carter’s newest series of paintings are a reminder that traditions of figuration and abstraction–though often treated as trends or movements supplanting one another throughout modern and postmodern art history–are traditions of simultaneity. This is most eloquently manifested within Carter’s consistent use of the harlequin pattern, which refers to the garb but can be read as an abstraction or a stand-in for the figure.

A group exhibition, “HIGH LINE,” also opens tonight featuring the works of Molly Larkey, Leonardo Bravo, and Anne McCaddon.

On view July 12 – August 23

What: Openig 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

Moving North…

Electro Wonky Funkadelic, aSat-July12-MaloneyFineArt-AugustSandroni-Wonkyn installation of new paintings, drawings and sculpture by Augusto Sandroni opens tonight at Maloney Fine Art.

See image: August Sandroni, Wonky, 2014, oil on canvas, 30 X 24 inches

The artist, who was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in the 1960s, came of age when the Utopianism of tropical Modernism was at its peak, and that, along with the largest carnival in the world, played a creative role in later forming his artistic vision.

On view: July 12 – August 16th

What: Opening reception
Where: Maloney Fine Arts, 2680 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.570.6420

Then head North…

TSat-July12-Oaul Loyahere are a couple openings in this coplex.


The group exhibition features the works of Gordon Holden, Cheryl Humphreys, Joe Roberts and Lisa Solberg.

On view: July 12th – August 23rd

What: Opening reception
Where: P A U L L O Y A G A L L E R Y, 2677 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 876 1410

BustamSat-July11-Bustamente-Mixedante Gill presents “MIXED,” its summer group show featuring the works of Michael Deragon, Patrick Haemmerlein, Mack Hill and Michael Smoler.

These artists use a unique mix of traditional collage, painting, photography and digital techniques to create their dynamic tableaus.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Bustamante Gill Gallery, 2675 S La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Head back across the street…

Walter Maciel Gallery hosts a reception for “Cross Fade,” an exhibition curated by Brenda G. Williams. The group show features six distinct perspectives examining how we view female identity and sexuality in contemporary culture.

Sat-July12-WalterMacielThe show includes the work of Lili Bernard, Tameka Norris, Lezley Saar, Christine Wang, Dana Weiser and Kim Ye.

Cross fade is defined as a cinematic technique that allows for one scene to gradually fade away while the next scene subtly appears. Similarly, the group of work presented in “Cross Fade” unfolds as a cohesive conversation between a series of installations, sculptures, paintings and video revealing different cultural contexts and identity of African American and Asian American women.

On view: April 19th – May 24th 

What: Opening reception
Where: Walter Maciel Gallery, 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA
When:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
phone: 310.839.1840

LAXART (2640 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034) hosts an opening from 6-8pm.

In West LA…

Giant RobotSat-July12-GiantRobot-edwin is proud to present Gathering Whispers – a solo exhibition by Edwin Ushiro.

Edwin Ushiro’s work resonates with the echoes of his boyhood in the “slow town” of Wailuku on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

In his paintings, he recalls the sun-struck days of youth, when the world was fresh and magical, but also explores the eerie folklore indigenous to dark country roads and the boundless depths of the childhood imagination.

On view: July 12th – July 20th

What: Opening reception
Where: Giant Robot 2, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd., LA 90025
When: 6:30pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-445-9276

In West Hollywood….Leica Photography Gallery (8783 Beverly Blvd) hosts a reception from 7-9pm.

In Beverly Hills…

Marc Selwyn Fine Art, (9953 South Santa Monica Blvd.), celebrates a new exhibition from 6-8pm.  New Image Art Gallery, (7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90046), throws an art party from 6-9pm.

Also nearby…1301PE, (6150 Wilshire Blvd.) offers a reception from 6-8pm.

In Miracle Mile….

CSat-July12-Couturierouturier Gallery is pleased to present “Kaleidoscope,” a group exhibition combining emerging
and established artists through a spectrum of disciplines. The show incorporates beading, book art, collage, paintings, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Artists include:
Sandow Birk, Fausto Fernandez, Leonard Greco, Gronk, Judithe Hernandez, Noel Vargas Hernandez, John Hesketh, Jeff Iorillo, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, DeLoss McGraw, Connie Rohman, Frank Romero, Irwin Sanchez, Danny Scheible, Ana Serrano, Susan Sironi, Corey Stein, Leslie Love Stone, John Valadez and James Zver.

On view: July 12th – August 23rd

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

Also nearby….

Kayne Griffin Corcoran presents “Contort Yourself,” aSat-July12-KayneGriffin-Cocoran series of solo exhibitions disguised as a group show curated by The Modern Institute, Glasgow which includes recent work by Sue Tompkins, Jim Lambie, Luke Fowler, and Jonnie Wilkes.

Each based in Glasgow, Scotland, these artists share an outlook with deeply psychological underpinnings, experimenting with the experiential and communicative forms and effects of various mediums as diverse as painting, installation, sound, text, and film.

Curated by The Modern Institute, “Contort Yourself” features artists Luke Fowler, Jim Lambie, Sue Tompkins, and Jonnie Wilkes.

On view: July 12 – August 30, 2014

There is an 8:00 pm performance by Sue Tompkins

What: Opening reception
Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 South La Brea Ave., LA (between Olympic and San Vincente.
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.6886

There are also a couple taking place in Venice….

Sat-July12-CAVE-MAXNeutraC.A.V.E. Gallery is pleased to announce Max Neutra’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

Over the years, Max has established himself as one of Los Angeles’ favorite artists – with fans from young to old. Max’s bold and natural style is distinct – and his creativity endless.

Also the gallery celebrates the work of Shai Dahan. The artist has developed a unique style using acrylic, oils and spray paint to create bold and colorful paint gestures integrated into depictions of iconic and historical figures.

On view: July 12th – August 2nd

What: Opening reception
Where: C.A.V.E. Gallery, 1108 Abbot Kinney, Venice
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

July8-TerryMarksTarlowe-Unbearable-Lightness-1Also in Venice…

The Electric Lodge will display a solo show of nude figure drawings by Terry Marks-Tarlow from July 8th through August 3th. Entitled “Naked Edges,” the pieces use line and color to represent changing spaces and moments in time.

Dr. Marks-Tarlow is both an artist and a clinical psychologist in private practice for over 25 years. 

An artist Reception will be held at 7:30 pm on July 12 including a talk on “The Creative Edge: Personal Reflections,” plus a live performance of electrical violin-viola music composed and performed by Tony Selvage.

For more information about Dr. Marks-Tarlow’s art, books, workshops, and other events, visit

On view: July 8th through August 3th

What: Opening reception
Where: The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice  90291
When: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

In Hollywood…

The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) holds its First Annual Members’ Exhibition in conjunction with the grand opening of their new facility. YOU MUST RSVP….see below.

LACPLACP-1stMembersShow front offers free events, film screenings, lectures, exhibitions, contests, teen programming, classes, certificate programs, a one-year professional program and multiple scholarship opportunities.

The 49-piece exhibition represents the work of 49 different photographers, all members of LACP. Paul Kopeikin of the Kopeikin Gallery curated the exhibit, selecting the chosen work from over 800 images submitted by 147 LACP members.

Music, Food, and Cocktails     RSVP

What: Opening Reception, Grand Opening
Where: The Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP), 1515 Wilcox Avenue, on the corner of Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Another one in Hollywood…takes place at Michael Kohn Gallery (1227 N. Highland Ave., LA 90038), holds a reception from 6-8pm.

In Silverlake…

Gabba GaSat-July12-GABBAllery offers a new exhibition titled “Motiff.” From collage work to photography.

Artists include: Andrea LaHue, Cody Bayne, George Rivera, Gilberto Ulloa, Henry Niller, James Johnson, Jason Ostro, Jon Measures, Mark Hanauer, Noah Emhurt, Patrick Haemmerlein, Peter Greco, The Bleepbloop, Teale Hathaway, and Tommii Lim.

Sponsored by Fair Vodka, Societe Perrier, Hubert’s Lemonade, and 7/11.

Parking is available at 3001 Beverly Blvd or on Street Park.

On view: On view July 12th – August 9th

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

In Downtown LA…Night Gallery (2276 East 16th St., LA 90021), unveils a new exhibition. The reception & performance runs from 7-10pm.

In Pasadena…FREMONT GALLERY, (812 Fremont Ave., Suite 100, South Pasadena, CA 91030) offers a reception from 6-9pm.

Also in Highland Park…Avenue 50 Studio hosts an opening from 7-10pm.

In the Valley…

Sat-July12-11-11-lindaPrice11:11 A Creative Collective holds an opening recepton for “F/LIGHT,” an art exhibit featuring light and motion.

The group exhibit featuring Neon Artists Linda Price and Michael Fletchner and over 20 LA & SFV artists who’s work features elements light and motion.  Opening night features contemporary ballet company The Ballet RED.

Additional artists include: Jason Hadley, Linda Kunik, Josh Lawrence, Jay Sapp, Erin Stone, and many more.

$5 suggested donation entry, beer & wine served upon donation.

On view: June 27th – July 19th

What: Opening reception
Where: 11:11 ACC Gallery, 18640 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm