If yo6.23 Hammer logou had your portrait taken for the Hammer Yearbook or you’re curious about a year in the life of the Hammer, drop into the yearbook signing party replete with food, drinks, music, and of course, yearbooks! Harrell Fletcher and Adam Moser’s Public Engagement project—Yearbook—is an artist book that captures a year at the museum in the vernacular of a high school yearbook. Participants in the project, including Hammer artists, public program.

What: Zac Monday (in conjunction with Made in LA)
Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90024
When: 1:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/


TopangalogoHead to Topanga Canyon early and enjoy some nature, then stop by Topanga Canyon Gallery who to enjoy an opening reception for a group show entitled “Visions Six.” This exhibition features the work of Linda Bolhuis, Hadiya Finley, Susan Haskell, Carmen Monne, Kay Ruffini , Carole Spence.

What: Opening reception, Group show
Where: Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Cyn Blvd., Topanga 90290
When:  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Website: http://www.topangacanyongallery.com/


As always, Bergamot Station has several art parties happening…..Located at 2525 Michigan Ave in Santa Monica, takeBergamotStationlogo copy advantage of this pristine arts center, before the chaos of the MTA spills their wrath on the surrounding galleries.

Patick Painter hosts an early opening reception tonight featuring artist Simon Bill.

What: Opening reception, Simon Bill
Where: Patrick Painter, Bergamot Station, A8 & B2 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, 90404
When: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310 264 5988
Website: http://www.patrickpainter.com/

E6.14the dark bob monkey cover2njoy an early listening party with LA performance artist The Dark Bob. Taking place at Track 16 Gallery, (library), this event celebrates the release of The Dark Bob’s new cds. “Monkey Do” and “The Sadness of Superman.”

What: Listening Party, The Dark Bob
Where: Track 16, C-1
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Website: http://track16.com

TAG Gallery (D-3) offers an opening reception for three artists, Cheryl Medow, Grace Swanson, Suki Kuss

What: Opening reception, Group Show
Where: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station (D-3) 2525 Michigan Ave, SM
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.829.9556
Website:  http://www.taggallery.net

Duncan Miller Gallery presents the first major Los Angeles exhibition of the works of Ernst Haas in the exhibition, “Classics”. This show contains a selection of his well-known prints along with some of the more experimental color work he never exhibited.

What: Opening reception, Ernst Haas
Where: Duncan Miller Gallery, Bergamot Station, (A-7) 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 838 2440
Website: www.duncanmillergallery.com

ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY presents SKIN DEEP an installation of works in various media by Dietrich Wegner.  Every society accumulates contradictions amidst their ideals.

Dietrich Wegner employs those contradictions, situating opposites together in sculpture and photography that feed on the friction between two conflicting ideas. In SKIN DEEP Wegner creates images that are safe and unsettling, abject and beautiful.

What: Opening reception, “Skin Deep”
Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.9128
Website: http://www.robertbermangallery.com/

William Turner Gallery holds an opening reception for artists, Casper Brindle and Jennifer Wolf Rincon. There’s always a fun art party here.
On View: June 23rd – July 24th

What: Opening Reception, Casper Brindle and Jennifer Wolf Rincon
Where: William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station (E-1), 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phone: 310 264-3866
Website: http://www.williamturnergallery.com


In West Hollywood…Los Angeles Art Association presents Simulacrum, an all-media group exhibition exploring superficial likeness or image in contemporary culture juried by Bennett Roberts of Roberts & Tilton and opening at Gallery 825 on June 23, 2012.

In addition to Simulacrum, artists Brian Mallman (see image), Peta Orbach and Valerie Wilcox will be featured in solo exhibitions.

What: Opening reception, Carolyn Applegate, Peggy Pownall and Kristine Schomaker
Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272
Website: http://laaa.org/


Edwa6.23 EdwardCella DonnieMollsrd Cella Art + Architecture holds an opening reception for “Disposable Culture,” featuring Los Angeles based artist Donnie Molls. The exhibition features the newest suite of paintings and objects by Molls that consider the iconic power of the automobile even after we discard them for scrap and recycling.

On view: June 23rd – August 25th

What: Opening reception “Disposable Culture”
Where: 6018 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (323) 525-0053
Website: www.edwardcella.com


6.23 L2FlyerOr downtown, L2kontemporary’s summer exhibition, “Flayed Parables,” opens tonight. The show features recent works from Los Angeles artist Billy Reynolds and Denver based Shawn Huckins.

What: Opening reception, “Flayed Parables”
Where: L2kontemporary Gallery, located at 990 N. Hill St , # 205 LA 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (323) 225-1282
Website: http://www.l2kontemporary.com