Culver City celebrates the summer solstice today (starting at 3). Be aware NOT all of the Culver City galleries will be open early (3-6pm).

Many of the openings start later, at 6pm. So be sure to check websites.

FP Contemporary is hosting an early evenSat-June20-FPContemporary-Lisa-Bartlesont in concurrence with the Culver City Arts District’s “Summer Crawl.”

See image: SPHERE 0614.72.10 by Lisa Bartleson, 72 x 72 x 3 inches, mixed media on panel

The group exhibition will include works from Lisa Bartleson, Christina Craemer, Dirk De Bruycker, Betty Gold, Michael Kalish, Sand T Kalloch, Claudia Meyer, Harry Moody, , Julia Nee Chu, John Randall Nelson, Hunt Rettig & Mark Vinci.

On view: June 20 – August 29

What: Opening reception
Where: FP Contemporary, 5835 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When:  Sat, June 20 – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Another early event participating in Culver City’s summer crawl will be taking place at Sixty29 Contemporary…enjoy live music here 3-6pm. Eleven year old opera singer Jennifer Lockhart will perform at 3:30pm and folk singer, Mark Humphrey will perform at 5pm.


Fabien Castanier Gallery presents “Multifarious Abstraction,” the first group exhibition of the year. The exhibition will feature the work of five Latin American artists, Magdalena Atria (Chile,1966), Antonio Muñiz (Mexico, 1969), Ricardo Rendón (Mexico,1970), Mariángeles Soto-Díaz (Venezuela, 1970), and Rubén Ortiz-Torres (Mexico, 1964).

Sat-June20-FC-RicardoRendon-DOSESTADOSRicardo Rendón, Dos Estados, perforated industrial felt and iron grommets, 56 x 54 in. each (143×138 cm) 2 pieces

This exhibition is guest curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, a British/Venezuelan art historian and curator. Multifarious Abstraction brings together these five artists to explore diverse themes related to art and experience through individual practices of conceptual abstraction.

What: Opening reception
Where: Fabien Castanier Gallery, 2919 La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: Sat, June 20 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 876-3529


Also in Culver City…

Sat-June20-CherryMartin-TKellyCherry and Martin is pleased to present an exhibition of new lightbox sculptures by T. Kelly Mason. This is Mason’s second solo show at the gallery, his first since the gallery’s successful solo presentation of his work last summer at Art Basel.

See image: T. Kelly Mason, Infinite Regression (Arabian Peninsula From ISS) 2015, Acetate and vinyl on LED fixture, wiring, MDF, Plexiglas and aluminum 47 in. diameter x 3.5 in. deep, 119.38 cm diameter x 8.89 cm deep

Also on view is a solo project focused on Jenner Boysen’s sculptural paintings of egg tempera on stretched canvas.

On view: June 13th – July 11th

What: Opening reception
Where: Cherry and Martin, 2732 S. La Cienega Blvd.,
When: Sat, June 20 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Walk to….

Paul Loya Gallery exhibits “XINLA BANSHO: FOREST OF EXPONENTIALS,” curated by LA based artist Kio Griffith.

Sat-June20-PaulLoyaThis group exhibition includes current work from Japanese and L.A. expats mirroring Griffith’s success in curating an exhibition of artists from Los Angeles into the 2014 Yokohama Triennale satellite programming. In this exchange exhibition he brings the work of contemporary artists from Japan to L.A. for the month of June.

This is the second part of the mini-festival of artists (exhibitions organized by Griffith at Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica which opened last week (June 13).

On view: June 20 – July 9

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: Sat, June 20 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 876 1410


In Culver City…there are a couple more openings at Loudhailer (2648 La Cienega) from 6-9pm. and LAXART (2640 S. La Cienega, LA 90034) hosts an opening from 7-9pm. 


Then head to Washington Blvd to pop by more art happenings taking place from 6-9pm at Thinkspace (6009 Washington Blvd). and another at Prohibition Gallery (6039A Washington Blvd).


In West Hollywood…New Image Art Gallery, (7920 Santa Monica Blvd., 90046) debuts a new exhibit from 7-10pm.


In Mar Vista…

Swing Brazil, Capoeira Batuque and Katmandu Boutique presents “SOUL RISING for NEPAL”~Revel with A Cause!! (White Party)

The Summer Solstice CSat-june20-SaveNepalelebration will feature inspirational world music, sacred dance and Spoken Word to benefit Earthquake victims in Nepal.

Arrive early for the Blessing of the opening invocation with BABA AWO FASEGUN. Enjoy delicious food exotic teas, libations, an art auction, Kirtan and of course ending the night dancing to the Drums of the Batuqueiros..

Opening the night ~ Kirtan with Ghandarvas, Invocation/Blessing/Candle Lighting with Baba Awo Fasegun. The event will also feature spoken word with Tchise Aje, Joe Hernandez-Kolski, Carla Vega.

Celebrate with World Music featuring Vida Vierra, Dimitris Jimmy Mahlis, Mestre Amen Santo and Drums of Batuqueiros and dance by Mamta Momo Upadhaya, Viver Brasil Dance Co., Gisella Sambista, Samba N’ Motion by Ana Laidley featuring Aninha Malandro and Jenny Garcia.


What: NEPAL Benefit & Summer Solstice Celebration
Where: Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, 11928 W Washington Blvd, LA, 90066
When: Sat, June 20 – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Info: FB Event Page


in the Valley…The Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 (5108 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601) debuts a 3 person exhibit from 5-8pm.


In Downtown LA…

WSat-May16-2015-Wildingcran-AustinIrvingilding Cran Gallery hosts a walk through and discussion in conjunction with its current exhibition, “Not An Exit.” The solo exhibition features the art of Los Angeles based photographer Austin Irving. This exhibition marks Irving’s first show at the gallery.

“Not An Exit” is a collection of large format photographs that Irving has been compiling since 2007. The subjects for the series are doorways and hallways, liminal spaces intended for movement that somehow appear impenetrable. Maze-like optical illusions occur when the linear elements align to simultaneously flatten and expand the two dimensional picture-plane. As Irving explains, “We are going somewhere and yet – there seems to be no way out.”

On view: May 16 – June 27

What: Walk through & discussion
Where: Wilding Cran Gallery, 939 South Santa Fe Ave. LA 90021
When: Sat, June 20 – 2pm


Tulu Art Gallery presents “L.A.yers” by Brazilian photographer Izzy Cruz.

Izzy captures the raw reality of New-LorelizCruz-Flyereveryday life in L.A., the fleeting beauty of those in-between moments and let her viewers relate to the photographs through the situations, the emotions, and the energy they reflect.

This is a Free event. Enjoy wine and appetizers.

There will also be an closing reception on July 11

Underground parking is availabe (with limited number of spots), or street parking. Across the street from metro station.

On view: June 20 – July 11

What: Opening reception
Where: Tulu Art Gallery, 5051 E. 3rd. Street, Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90022
When:   Sat, June 20 – 6PM to 10PM
Phone: (213) 434 1640


The Fifth Column presents its seasonal show “Folding Light,” curated by Enrique Escobedo.

Sat-June20-FifthColumn-Folding-Light-SocailMedia-AD-01The group exhibition will be an exploration of mirrors and reflections through numerous expressive mediums, which include; paintings, sculpture, installation, graffiti, photography, and video art.

Through the artwork of twenty Los Angeles based artists there will be a sense of looking at the artist’s own fragmented interpretation of reflection. With such a wide and varied exposition of art all focusing on a central theme a mirror is presented to the viewer. What will you see?

Artists include: Gianni Arone, Silas Brandon “Eyeso,” Aaron K Brushart, “Bleep Bloop,” Cindy Bernhard, Karen Bystedt, Kevin Cheng, Andrea Dominguez, Enrique Escobedo, Zara Monet Feeney, Erik Flores, Jessie Fohrman, Robin Hextrum, Cord Jackman, Trace Mendoza, Tanya Nolan, Christopher Gray Slaymaker, Timothy Robert Smith, Mikey Tammaro, Darcy Yates and 8333.

On view: June 20 – July 16

What: Opening reception
Where: Fifth Column Studio, 533 S Los Angeles Street, LA, CA 90013
When:  Sat, June 20 – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Info: FB Page


In Chinatown…

RSat-June20-RedPipe-RouzannaBerberianed Pipe Gallery (Los Angeles) is pleased to present “Recent Paintings” by emerging Los Angeles painter Rouzanna Berberian. The exhibit is on view for one week only-from June 18 thru 21st.

Berberian explores the relationship of culture and technology in vivid primal color. Using the imagery from communication devices to underscore our daily interaction with analog and digital circuitry, the artist references technological innovations and devices such as radio frequency ID tags, bar codes, and flexible circuit boards.

On view: June 18 – June 21 (one week ONLY)

What: Opening reception
Where: Red Pipe Gallery, 978 Chung King Road, Chinatown
When: Sat, June 20 – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm


One more late night event…..The Hollywood Fringe Festival is taking place (June 11 – June 28). This is just one of it’s comedic offerings, which incorporates wearable art music and more….

Sat June20-Fringe“I’m Not From Here” is a quirky, modern day adventure tale about survival in the 21st century that includes original music and audience participation.

The tour-de-force performance by Jessica Proksa includes original music, conceptual, wearable art, and draws in audience members to become part of the performance. “I’m Not From Here,” features Sunny, her alter ego Sylax (a time traveling explorer trapped in outer space), and his “space suit,” more a character than a prop. It is a physical manifestation of outer protection and inner vulnerability. 

$15, $10 with promo code TETRACTYS

What: Performance
Where: Underground Uptown, 1312 N. Wilton Place, LA 90028
When:  Sat, June 20 – 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm