In Santa Monica….Craft Beer Tasting + BBQ w/ Boomtown Brewery & Bludso’s BBQ host a craft beer tasting from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Combatant Gentlemen Store – 395 Santa Monica Place 2nd FL, Santa Monica, CA 90401. RSVP to be admitted – CLICK HERE. *RSVP does not guarantee entry, and is based on a first-come, first-served basis* 



CB1 Gallery is pleased to present Summer RevSat-July23-2016-CB1JackDavidson-untitled-bus 1-2012-Gouache-onpaper-35x50cmserie, a group exhibition featuring twenty-one contemporary artists, many represented by CB1 Gallery but also a few surprises—younger artists as well as several whose work has not been seen in LA in recent years. The paintings, many of modest size, vary in medium from traditional oil and acrylic to gold leaf and other non-traditional materials; the drawings include graphite, ink and natural pigment drawings and range from post-it note size to much larger scale drawings.

See image by Jack Davidson, untitled (bus 1), 2012. Gouache on paper. 35x50cms.

Summer Reverie features work by: Emily Davis Adams, Lisa Adams, Tom Betthauser, Ain Cocke, Jack Davidson, Georganne Deen, Merion Estes, Elliott Green, Nathan Hayden, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Phung Huynh, Kevin Larmon, Michael Mancari, Annelie McKenzie, Timothy Nolan, Dane Patterson, Brett Reichman, Daniel Samaniego, Matthew Scarlett, Lily Simonson and Craig Taylor.

What: Opening reception
Where: CB1 Gallery, 1923 S Santa Fe Ave, LA, 90021
When: 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Phone: (213) 806-7889


CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY presents two exhibitions featuring Danny First in “Case Study,”a series of paintings in the main gallery. The Side gallery will feature works by Ashley Campbell. Special works by Eliot Saarinen, Lauren Steinberg will also be on view. Reception: 4-6pm; CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY, 622 S. Anderson Street, Spce 105, Los Angeles 90023;


In Frogtown…

The Erin HSat-July23-2016-ErinHanson-OPI-2Booksanson Gallery hosts an art party to celebrate the release of Open Impressionism Volume II, a 300-page coffee table book featuring the works of LA-based impressionist, Erin Hanson.

Guests will enjoy live music, a special microbrew tasting by 559-Beer and a special book signing. Attendees will also get to experience Erin’s latest works including her recent 13-foot landscape, Field of Blooms.

The gallery is located just where the 2 meets the 5 and all are invited (21+).

What: Opening reception
Where: The Erin Hanson Gallery, 2732 Gilroy St, LA, 90039
When: 5:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday, July 23, 2016


Head back to Hollywood…Hannah Hoffman Gallery celebrates the art of Barbara Kasten from 5-7pm. Hannah Hoffman Gallery, 1010 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles 90038;


Various Small Fires hosts a group exhibition titled “Grind” from 6-8 pm; Various Small Fires, 812 North Highland Ave., LA 90038;


In the Mid Wilshire area…The Icon hosts a solo photography exhibit featuring the work of Kristina Harrison from 5-8 pm; The Icon, 5450 Wilshire Blvd, 90036; 


Close by….Steve Turner LA, hosts two shows “Free Function” featuring Jia, Luciana Lamothe and “Two Curtains, Two Weavings,” featuring Aaron Aujla. Reception 6-8pm; Steve Turner LA, 6830 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038;


Head to Culver City….

Sat-July23-2016-ThinkspaceThinkspace Gallery celebrates two exhibitions….In the main gallery, it will be showcasing Adam Caldwell’s new body of work. The new oil paintings for ‘Dark Stage’ are by far his strongest and most cohesive body of work to date. A game changer for this amazing talent out of the Bay Area. In the project room, Thinkspace Galelry welcomes Cinta Vidal out of Spain.

The opening reception will feature two special performances from the Bandelion Dance Troupe, whom posed for Caldwell for many of the paintings featured in this exhibition. There will be performances at 7PM and 9PM.

See tomorrow’s page – Sunday for info on an art talk at 2pm. Enjoy a special talk with Caldwell and an extended performance from Bandelion on Sunday, July 24 at 2PM.

On view: July 23 – August 13, 2016

What: Opening Reception
Where: Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Phone: 310 403.8549


Just a couple doors down….Klowden Mann presents “L.E. Kim: First Paintings” from 6-8 pm; Klowden Mann, 6023 Washington Blvd, Culver City, 90232; 


David Kordansky Gallery presents two new exhibitions…. DearMeatCutsDevilMayCry, an exhibition of new work by Adriano Costa, and “Slaves and Humans” is an exhibition of new ceramic sculpture by Ruby Neri.

BigBangPsychedelicCheese, 2016, powder coated steel, 1/4 x 90 x 90 inches (.6 x 228.6 x 2Sat-July23-2016-DavidKordansky-BigBangPsychedelicCheese-2016-powdercoatedsteel-1-4x90x90inches-6x228.6x228.6cm28.6 cm)

DearMeatCutsDevilMayCry is Costa’s first solo show in the United States. Adriano Costa culls his materials from the detritus of contemporary existence. He weaves together poetic tableaux from objects and images generally regarded as ephemeral, accidental, or discarded. In his work these forms find new life while retaining markers of their disvalued state, allowing the artist to hold up a mirror to the social divisions, the pervasive dread, and the paradoxical, fallen beauty that characterize life in the first quarter of the 21st century. Costa’s practice often involves working on site in whatever city his next exhibition will take place, and he combines materials foraged from the urban landscape of his native São Paolo with those he finds in his temporary adopted homes. DearMeatCutsDevilMayCry will therefore reflect the booming and broken dream-state that is Los Angeles, the political and economic disasters facing Brazil at a moment when it is very much on the world stage, and the perennially decaying cornucopia of information that is the Internet, where a large part of the global population currently maintains a second residence.

“Slaves and Humans” is an exhibition of new ceramic sculpture by Ruby Neri. In her sculptural practice Ruby Neri embraces a broad spectrum of figuration, drawing upon idiosyncratic 20th century West Coast traditions as well as a global catalogue of art historical and anthropological modes.

On view: July 23 – August 27

What: Opening reception
Where: David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019
Where: 6:00pm – 8:00pm  – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Phone: 323.935.3030


Sat-July23-2016-GDCA-2Head to the Downtown Arts District…

GDCA (Gloria Delson Contmporary Art) hosts an artist reception to celebrate its July 2016 exhibit, “Femmes Fatales.”

Visit the website to see a sneak peek of the exhibition.

Artists will be present and light refreshments will be served!

What: Opening reception
Where: GDCA Gallery – 727 South Spring Street, LA, 90014 (between 7th & 8th Streets)
When: 6pm – 10pm  – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Phone: (323) 309-2875.


Also in this area…

Farago hosts an opening reception for a new exhibition titled “Queen’s Crescent” featuring the art of Leigh Johnson.

QueSat-July23-FARAGOen’s Crescent” debuts new photography by the artist. The exhiibition was dubbed Queen’s Crescent, the name of the street where Johnson’s studio currently resides in London. Once a thriving market place in the midst of a booming metropolis in the mid-ninteenth century, the market place now faces possible distinction.   

On View: July 23 – September 24, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Farago, 224 W 8th St, LA, 90014
When: 7:00ppm – 9:00pm
Phone: (213) 628-3077


In Chinatown…

Charlie James Gallery presents “Southland,” curated by Patrick Martinez.

TheSat-July23-2016-CharlieJames group exhibition will include works by Sadie Barnette, Sandow Birk, Gregory Bojorquez, Kenturah Davis, Gajin Fujita, Gary Garay, Ramiro Gomez, Lauren Halsey, Kysa Johnson, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Star Montana, Kaz Oshiro, Kenton Parker, Hilary Pecis, Umar Rashid, Joe Prime Reza, Shizu Saldamando, Andrew Schoultz, Ana Serrano, Mario Ybarra Jr, Zes and José Delgado Zúñiga.

Growing up in the Los Angeles area, curator and artist Patrick Martinez has long been fascinated with the geography and culture of greater Los Angeles.

On view: July 23rd – August 27th

What: Opening reception
Where: Charlie James Gallery, 969 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012
When: 6:00pm 10:00pm – Saturday, July 23, 2016


In Echo Park…

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS and OBEY CLOTHING are pleased to present “Banned In Babylon: The Art and Culture of Bad Brains.” 

The group exhibition features works on paper and paintings on canvas by Darryl Jenifer; photographs by Lucian Perkins, John MoSat-July23-2016-SubliminalProjectsusheghian, and Jeannie “Aunt Jean” Pawlowski; mixed-media paintings and prints by Shepard Fairey; and an assortment of memorabilia including rare vintage flyers, posters, and records.

The opening reception includes live performances by Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains, Chuck Treece of McRad, Peter Stahl of Scream, Moby, and special guests.

An RSVP is required to attend:

On view: July 23 – August 20, 2016

What: Opening reception/Performance
Where: Subliminal Projects, 1331 W Sunset Blvd., LA 90026
When: 8:00pm – 11:00pm – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Phone: (213) 213-0078