Bergamot Station offers several exhbitions along with openings taking place tonight.

The Sat 7.20 Skidmore MikeGeno SUSHIGRIDgreat thing about Bergamot, if you missed some openings last week, you can get there a bit earlier this week and pop into the ones that you missed.

Skidmore Contemporary Art has a new exhibition on view entitled Summertime.

See image: Mike Geno, Sushi Oil on twelve panels Overall dimensions: 36″ x 48″ 2013

If you have not yet seen it, be sure to pop in. This gallery features top-notch artists, and the work is consistently strong.

“Summertime” celebrates the season with works by gallery artists Kelly Reemtsen, Robert Townsend, Dave Lefner, Jennifer Bain, Eric Nash as well as a few summer guests.

DiSat 7.20 Skidmore TRColletta-SongWithoutWordsve into images of swimming pools, motels, a vintage jukebox, candy, and a grid of exquisite paintings of sushi by Mike Geno.

The gallery will remain open until 7 tonight….so get there early and stop in.

On view July 16 – August 31

See image: TR Colletta, Song without Words  Oil on linen  50″ x 50″  2008

What: Opening reception 
Where: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., D-2 Santa Monica, 90404
When: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-5070

Sat 7.20 TAG Brock Christo SkywayRight next door…be sure to hop into …..

TAG Gallery, who will be celebrating the work of artists: Christo Brock, Alison Lowe Platt and Anne Ramis.

Then save the date, Saturday, August 3rd, and enjoy an art talk from 3-4 p.m.

See image: Christo Brock, Skyway, Digital Print on Gloss Aluminum, 32 x 50 in., 2013

On view: July 16th – August 10th

What: Opening reception
Where: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, SM 90404

When: 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-9556

Also…Frank Lloyd Gallery (B5B) hosts a reception from 5-7 pm featuring one of my faves…Larry Bell and more.

Now you won’t want to miss this fun art party…..

The William Turner Gallery hosts an opening reception for “Love at First Site,” new paintings by Greg Miller.

Drawing on the cultural and gSat 7.20 WTurner GregMillereographic influences of his California roots, Greg Miller explores images of the American urban and rural landscape of the mid-twentieth century.

On view: July 20th- September 7th

What: Opening reception
Where: William Turner Gallery Bergamot Station, E1, 2525 Michigan Ave. SM

When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phone: (310) 453-0909

One more in Santa Monica….WU Sat7.20 SUMMERART

Be sure to pop into “Summer Art,” an exhibit by local artists with a beach theme.

Along with surfing and skateboarding, Ocean Park is known for art and artists.

As part of Ocean Park Surf Week, enjoy this group show along with the beachside community.
What: Opening reception
Where: Angeles Press, 1616 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica 90405
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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There are tons of openings in Culver City…

SaWU Sat 7.20 AllisonODaniel WarningsOnTheRadiomuel Freeman is pleased to present 2 new exhibitions: Alison O’Daniel: Quasi-Closed Captions and JPW3 & Sayre Gomez: Z2.

See image: Alison O’Daniel, Warnings on the Radio,  2013, Wood, rubber, chain, paint

Alison O’Daniel’s new body of sculptural work was inspired by the musical score to her upcoming feature-length film The Tuba Thieves (one scene of which will be shown concurrently in LA Louver’s Rogue Wave exhibition, alongside a second set of sculptures).

Z2 is the second collaborative installation of painting and mixed media works by JPW3 and Sayre Gomez, and continues where their first, ZZYZX, left off. 

On view: July 20th – August 17th

What: Opening reception
Where: Samuel Freeman, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.449.1479

Sat 7.20 WalterMacielWalter Maciel Gallery presents “RE: play” featuring an exhibition of new rubber works by New York artist Jil Weinstock.  This show marks her second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Weinstock’s new body of work continues her use of rubber to beguile the viewer with questions about identity, preservation, childhood and memory.  The rubber itself represents an uncanny approximation to flesh as well as its factory aesthetic and art historical precedents.

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

Katherine Cone Gallery hosts an opening for it’s newest exhibition entitled “Rouge.” 

Sat 7.20 KatherineCone EdithBaumannSee image: Edith Baumann; Centered, Structured Randomness #78, 2012; 35 x 35 Inches

The exhibit was inspired by a recent trip to Paris. Rouge, The French word for “red”, is a color commonly associated with passion, fire, beauty, danger, sacrifice, anger, and in some places happiness.

Participating Artists: Edith Baumann, Sean Cheetham, John Eden, EL MAC, Shepard Fairey, John Van Hamersveld, Brad Howe, Eric Pedersen, DeWain Valentine, and Suzan Woodruff.

On view: July 20th – August 24th

What: Opening reception
Where: Katherine Cone Gallery, 2673 S. La Cienega Blvd, LA, 90034

When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (310) 287-1558

Keep heading down La Cienega…. and pop into Blum and Poe Gallery (2727 S. La Cienega Blvd.), for an opening from 6-8pm.

And continue on….across the street for several more.WU Sat 7.20 CherryMartin NathanMabry BatSideView OtherWeb

Cherry Martin hosts an opening reception celebrating artists Brian Bress, Matt Connors, Mari Eastman, Nathan Mabry and T. Kelly Mason.

See image: Nathan Mabry,  T/O/T/E/M (…blind as a…),  2013, Terra-cotta, walnut plywood, Plexiglas, 65 x 18 x 18 inches, 165.1 x 45.72 x 45.72 centimeters

On view: July 20th – September 7th

What: Opening reception
Where: Cherry Martin, 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.
When:  6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Kopeikin Gallery celebrates the opening of two exhibitions…”Ten Years of Falling” featuring artist Karry Skarbakka (see image) and a group show entitled “Desaturated Rainbow.”

WU Sat 7.20 Kopeikin KarrySkarbakkaThis is the first solo exhibition in Los Angeles for Karry Skarbakka. Using himself as a model, and with the aid of climbing gear and other rigging, Skarbakka has been photographing himself perpetually falling to an uncertain fate for a decade.

“Desaturated Rainbow” is a group exhibition of New York and Los Angeles artists that centers on the context, stereotypes and originality of how artists use color from coast to coast. This exhibition is curated by Amir H. Fallah and Colette Robbins. L A based artists included in the show are Alison Blickle, Wendell Galdstone, Sherin Guirguis, Amir H. Fallah, Dani Tull and Feodor Voronov. New York based artists are Justin Amrhein, Micah Ganske, Norm Paris, Colette Robbins, Michael Schall, and Heeseop Yoon.

On view: July 20th – September 7th

What: Opening reception
Where: Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 South La Cienega Blvd.,
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-559-0800


Or in the Beverly Hills area…

AceSat 7.20 ACEBH BernarVenet Gallery Beverly Hills celebrates artist Bernar Venet, who will be featured in concurrent exhibitions at both Ace Gallery locations. This one (Beverly Hills) starts earlier….then at 8:00 pm head over to the other one.

See image: Three Indeterminate Lines, 2007 Rolled steel 8’6″ (H) x 10′ (W) x 13′ (D)

The GRIBS series is an extension of the original wooden Indeterminate Lines that were displayed as reliefs between 1979 and 1983. They are made of torch-cut steel plates measuring 35mm.

On view: July 20th – September 28th

What: Opening reception
Where: Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, 9430 Wilshire Blvd.,
When: 6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.858.9090

In the West Hollywood area…Matthew Marks Gallery, 1062 North Orange Grove hosts a reception from 5-7 pm.

Or in the Miracle Mile area…

There is an early one here….from 3-5 pm at Couturier Gallery, 166 N. La Brea Ave.  and another from 4-6pm at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, 831 North Highland Ave., 

7.20 Sat Ace5514 GribAce Gallery Los Angeles continues the art party at this location showcasing the work of artist Bernar Venet concurrently in both gallery locations. 

See image: GRIB 1, 2011 Torch-cut waxed steel 7’11” (H) x 6’3″ (W) x 1.38″ (D)

Also at this location….Ace Gallery welcomes artist Phil Frost with his new exhibition, The Solace of the Sword.

On view: July 20th – September 28th 

What: Opening reception
Where: Ace Gallery Los Angeles, 5514 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor
When: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323.935.441

Another art party on Wilshire happens at Dysonna City Art Gallery, 5373 Wilshire Blvd.,

ISunday 7.21 MDRCHasePk BillyOceann Marina Del Rey…


If you haven’t yet taken advantage of the FREE Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts, get your butts to Burton Chase Park!

Billy Ocean performs tonight FREE!!!

What: Performance
Where: Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
When: 7:00 pm

Time again for the Lit Show….at Beyond Baroque. Suzy Williams and Brad Kay perform songs based on leterature at 7:30 pm. $15.00 Admission

One more performance….with some comedy too…

Saturday 7.20 TopTuneTopTune, The Songwriters Game takes place once again tonight.  6 of LA’s best songwriters do one of their best. Then they get a title and a premise for a new song. They are given 17 minutes offstage with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Double Black, a pot of coffee, a bowl of M&Ms and a rhyming dictionary. With a celebrity commentator/judge panel, a house band, and a heckler, TopTune is a musical circus and variety show.

Performers include: Jonie Blinman, Annie Boxell, Captain Danger, Shannon Hurley, Nick Jameson and Eric Kufs.

Admission: $15

What: Live Performance
Where: fanaticSalon. 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., corner of Venice Blvd., Culver City.
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 622 2046. fanaticSalon