Dwell on Design logoDwell on Design LA (DODLA), the largest design event in the country kicks off its’ eleventh year. Although it opened yesterday to trade/press…today is the first day for the public and will continue through tomorrow (Sunday). Packed with inspiring onstage content, high-end designer home tours, live demonstrations, art installations, consultations and feature areas, including the highly-anticipated Dwell Outdoor curated by famed Australian-born designer Jamie Durie, Dwell on Design LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Dwell Outdoor—a 30,000 sq. ft. showcase featuring contemporary outdoor furnishings and prefab buildings—is designed to transport attendees to an innovative outdoor setting, and has been a favorite stop on the show floor since its inception in 2008.

Using collections that range from Danish-inspired teak furniture and vertical gardens, to transterior textures, Durie will deliver his unique philosophy of “taking the outdoors in, and the indoors out” by designing this one-of-a-kind show feature, infusing exhibitor installations with hundreds of plants and trees – crafting a lush, green oasis.

Dana Teague, Informa Global Exhibitions Vice President, said: 
”Jamie Durie is an internationally acclaimed designer, television host, and best-selling author, making him the perfect partner for Dwell Outdoor. Our attendees – trade professionals and design enthusiasts alike – will enjoy seeing the visionary concepts and beauty he brings to any outdoor setting.”

Dwell Outdoor will feature hand-picked full-size prefab homes, equipped with the latest solar power and water-efficient fixtures, sustainable home decor and furniture, an Outdoor Cinema, and the infamous Beer Garden, where attendees can meet, relax, and enjoy a beverage.

DurieJune24-Dwell grew to fame while hosting 52+ design shows seen around the world in more than 100 countries, including Outback Nation, The Outdoor Room, Top Design, and Australia’s Best Backyard. Jamie Durie said: 
”I’m honored to be working with my friends at Dwell, curating Dwell on Design 2016. I’ve been a fan of Dwell since its inception and I’m excited to bring some fresh design and a little fun to Dwell Outdoor 2016.”

Durie is also the author of ten best-selling books: Patio—Garden Design and Inspiration, The Outdoor Room, Outside, The Source Book (Editions 1 and 2), Outdoor Kids, Inspired, Jamie Durie’s The Outdoor Room and 100 Gardens, Edible Garden Design. He is currently writing his first title on Interior Design to be released in the USA soon.

Purchase tickets to Dwell on Design LA by registering online and save time upon arriving. Tickets will also be sold on-site at the LA Convention Center.
Dwell on Design LA opens to the public on Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 am.  Design Enthusiasts have options for 1- or 2-Day passes with prices ranging from $35 to $50. Additional packages are available for VIPs, Students, Media, Home Tours and Special Events. For a complete listing of package options and fees, visit the registration page of the DODLA event site.

For additional info about Dwell on Design LA, visit https://la.dwellondesign.com


In Culver City…Samuel Freeman hosts an art talk featuring Frank J. Stockton and CARLA Editor Lindsay Preston Zappas in conjunction with its current exhibition from 3-4pm; Samuel Freeman, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034. http://www.samuelfreeman.com


OUE Skyspace LA, California’s tallest open-air observation deck situated atop the iconic U.S. Bank Tower, officially opens to the public on June 25 and to celebrate they’re hosting a FREE all-day Block Party from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. around the U.S. Bank Tower on S. Hope Street between Hope Place and 3rd Street.

Sat-June25-Skyspace-blockpartyThe Block Party will feature an array of entertainment and activities including live performances, a variety of food trucks, a community tent area, and a specialty beer garden for guests 21 and older. Performers include Snoop dogg, Far East Moement, Jessica Sanchez and Niykee Heaton.

During the event, 4th Street will remain closed, while 3rd Street, Flower and Grand will remain open and operational. The Block Party is open to public. For guest planning to attend OUE Skyspace LA, a ticket must be purchased to experience OUE Skyspace LA.

If you would like to visit the new observation space, tickets start at $19 for Daily Admission, $30 for VIP Admission, and $59 for the SkyPass. You can purchase tickets on the Tickets Page or by calling (213) 894-9000.

What: Grand Openining Block Party
Where: U.S. Bank Tower, 633 W 5th St Los Angeles, CA 90071S; party is at Hope Street between Hope Place and 3rd Street
When: 10:00am – 11:00pm
Phone: (213) 894-9000
Website: https://www.skyspace-la.com


An early art talk in takes place in Culver City at Edward Cella. A roundtable discussion organized by Carole Ann Klonarides with Kristine McKenna, Richard Kuhlenschmidt, and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, offering their unique perspectives and first-hand insights into this formative period of the artist’s career. Art talk 2-4pm; To RSVP to this program, please email Alexandra at alexandra@edwardcella.com. Edward Cella Art+Architecture, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034;  


Another early one in Culver City…

FP Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of “SHINSat-June25-2016-FPContemporary-Once 70x47 9500E,” a group exhibition featuring work by gallery artists Lisa Bartleson, Julia Nee Chu, Christina Craemer, Dirk De Bruycker, Betty Gold, Michael Kalish, Sand T Kalloch, Tom Lieber, Claudia Meyer, Harry Moody, John Randall Nelson, Hunt Rettig, and Mark Vinci. 

See image: John Randall Nelson, “Once”, 70 x 47 inches, mixed media on panel

There will be a variety of work, including paintings, sculptures, mixed media art and dimensional wall sculptures.

Parking Options: street parking + limited parking available in back

On view: June 25 – August 13, 2016    

What: Opening reception
Where: FP Contemporary, 5835 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232    
When: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Phone: 323.931.1355    
Website: http://fpcontemporary.com


In Venice…The Durón Gallery at SPARC presents “Divisions: Reflections and Shadows” featuring the Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective and three guest artists using printmaking, and other remarkable techniques. Reception 2-5pm; SPARC Duron Gallery, 685 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA; http://sparcinla.org/


At Bergamot Station (right near our Pick of the Week…Richard Heller Gallery (B-5A ) celebrates “Joakim Ojanen – What A Time To Be Alive,” from 5-7 pm; http://www.richardhellergallery.com


Sat-June25-2016-AndrewWeissGallery-David BromleyAndrew Weiss Gallery hosts an opening reception for “L.A. Women,” a newly curated collection that features Australian artist David Bromley’s talent of illuminating both the beauty and the individual personalities of these women, each with their own unique story.

See image: Bambi Northwood Blyth by David Bromley

This collection presents alongside, and is in companion to “Marilyn at 90: A Tribute by David Bromely.” The photographic retrospective is presented in commemoration of Marilyn Monroe’s 90th Birthday anniversary.  This newly curated collection features Australian artist David Bromley’s canvases in tribute to Marilyn as well as some of the world’s most famous photographic works of the Icon.

On view: June 25 – September 1, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Andrew Weiss Gallery, Bergamot Station (D-4) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-246-9333
Website: http://www.andrewweissgallery.com/


Elsie Dye Sims is hosting a special reception at TAG Gallery with 10% of all sales benefitting CoachArt.org; Reception 5-8pm. D-3, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM, 90404; See info on the TAG Gallery Blog.


William Turner Gallery is pleased to announce “PHASE2 / New Works,” which features new paintings created by Ed Moses in the past two months. The show will be on view at William Turner Gallery through July 30.

The current survey exhibition, Moses@90 has been extended through July 30, and will be on view at the former Santa Monica Museum of Art building adjacent to the gallery.Sat-June25-2016-Mosesat90-2 copy
 Ed Moses has been the subject of several major solo exhibitions nationwide. Most recently, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art mounted a solo exhibition of Moses’ drawings from the 1960s and 70s, curated by Leslie Jones in 2015. He was the subject of a major retrospective at MOCA Los Angeles in 1996, and in 2014, was featured in a retrospective at The University of California Irvine, entitled Cross-Section. His works are featured in the collections of some of the most prominent cultural institutions Nationally, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hammer Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

June 25 – July 30, 2016

What: Reception
Where: William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, E1, SM
When: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
310 453 0909


Also in Santa Monica…Essentia (the only natural memory foam mattress store) hosts a new exhibition titled ‘A SUMMER CELEBRATION’ featuring recent works by three local artists: Gino Perez, Kathy Shorkey and Jason Ryan. This ‘alternative space’ art gallery located within the store is sponsored by Essentia in recognition and support of the local arts community. The store regularly features popular exhibitions of well-known and up-and-coming local artists resulting in the mattress store also becoming known as “LA’s hotbed for art.”  On view through August 14, 2016. Reception: 6-10pm; Essentia Gallery, 2430 Main StSanta Monica, 90405; http://www.myessentia.com 


In Culver City…Arcana: Books on the Arts hosts a double book signing event with Deanna Templeton, and Clint Woodside from 5-7pm. Arcana: Books on the Arts, 8675 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232; https://www.arcanabooks.com


Walter Maciel June25-2016-WalterMacielGallery debuts two exhibitions tonight….”Fragments of Space” features the work of Kansas City based artist Barry Anderson. 

The exhibition consists of video projections, video on a small format monitor and black and white photographs.
Also opening tonight…”The living room” by Timothy Paul Myers who works in collaboration with Andrew Barnes.  The exhibition is the first solo show at our gallery and consists of a large still-life installation done using gray felt and a series of small wall sculptures.

June 25 – August 20, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: walter maciel gallery, 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 310 839 1840
Website: http://www.waltermacielgallery.com


The Salon (at Automatic Sweat) celebrates artists Danny Minnick, Samaire Armstrong in “Beautiful Beast.” Reception 7-10pm; The Salon (at Automatic Sweat) 2656 S La Cienega Blvd; http://www.automaticsweat.com 


Sat-June25-2016-VonLintel-Joseph-Stashkevetch copyVon Lintel Gallery is pleased to present new work by New York artist Joseph Stashkevetch. The exhibition marks the artist’s fifth with the gallery.

Joseph Stashkevetch, Torn Curtain #1 (Blue Roses) 2016, conté crayon on rag paper 37 x 38.5 inches (94.0 x 97.8 cm)

Joseph Stashkevetch was born in 1958. Recent solo exhibitions include “Epic” at the Denver Art Museum in 2014. His work is included in numerous private and public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art and the Denver Art Museum.

June 25 – August 31, 2016

What: Opening reception

Where: Von Lintel Gallery, 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034

When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Website: http://www.vonlintel.com/


Keep walking South on La Cienega…

Zevitas MaSat-June25-2016-ZevitasMarcus-olympia-Tracy Molis  Cleopatra III 2016 24x30rcus debuts an upcoming group exhibition titled “Olimpia’s Eyes,” curated by Jessica Holdin and Ben Charles Weiner.
“Olimpia’s Eyes” features the work of a diverse group of young artists reinterpreting the figure through the archetype of the virtual identity, shedding light upon the phenomenon of the Uncanny Valley. These artists seem to revel in the sense of unease when the technological and the human intertwine.

June 25 – August 27, 2016

What: Opening reception

Where: Zevitas Marcus, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034:

When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm 

Phone: 424.298.8088

Website: http://www.zevitasmarcus.com


Head to Washington Boulevard…

ThinkspSat-June25-Thinkspaceace presents New Works,featuring artists Jeremy Fish and Jim Houser. Two phenomenally influential and distinctively stylized artists, Fish, and Houser both came to their love of art making through drawing, music, and skate culture.

Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room are new works by Canadian artist and street muralist Troy Lovegates in “Tales From The Riverbank.” Lovegates, AKA Other, creates intuitively from a wealth of collected impressions and unexpected associations.

On view: June 25 – July 16, 2016

What: Opening Reception
Where: Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 403.8549
Website: http://www.thinkspacegallery.com


In Miracle Mile…A couple more art parties happen in the same building…Launch LA is pleased to announce the latest solo exhibition from Bradford J. Salamon, Visages II, opening Saturday, June 25th. Please see attached press release and selected images for your media outlet postings. Launch Gallery 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building, upstairs from MKG, LA 9003; http://www.launchla.org/

KP Projects / MKG presents a group exhibition. Artists include: Yumiko Kayukawa, Glenn Barr, Jeff Soto, and Edward Walton Wilcox. 7-10pm. KP Projects / MKG, 170 S. La Brea Avenue, In the ART 170 Building, LA 90036; http://www.mkgallery.com


The Loft at Liz’s host an art talk (6-7pm) and an opening reception for “Diverted Destruction, Part 9” from 7-10pm. The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://theloftatlizs.com


In Hollywood…head to Highland Avenue…Sat-June25-ACGallery

AC Gallery (formerly Artists Corner Gallery) hosts its inaugural exhibition (at its new location) titled “Small Town Hero” featuring the art of Zachary Crane. The VIP host is Allison Melnick.

Small town hero is a collection of blurred and exaggerated memories from my childhood. Anything from a wad of stiff socks under the bed to an invasive pattern that takes over an entire room.  Most of the inspiration comes from my grandparent’s house that still stands in the small town of Burley, Idaho. The interiors all have a consistent nostalgia that takes on a 1970’s flare.  Red shag carpet meets white washed faux wood panel up the walls, finished with a popcorn glittery ceiling bursting with asbestos.  To this day, every square inch of that house lines up perfectly with my memories.  A lot of things in my life have changed, but the hassles and the house are just the same.  It brings me a sense of comfort.
RSVP at gallery@artistscorner.us
June 25th – July 9th, 2016

What: Opening reception
When: AC GALLERY, 1546 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Website: http://www.artistscorner.us


Also near Highland…head North to Overduin & Co. celebrates the art of Barry Johnston with an artist reception from 6-8pm.  Overduin & Co., 6693 Sunset Blvd., LA, 90028; http://www.overduinandco.com/


Regen Projects debuts an exhibition of new paintings by Berlin-based artist Daniel Richter. Entitled wild thing, Richter brings together recent explorations in painting that present a radical shift in pictorial language from his previous works. The results are striking and colorful images that challenge and expand the possibilities of the medium. This is the artist’s third solo show at the gallery. Reception 6-8pm; Regen Projects (6750 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038; http://www.regenprojects.com


Rebecca Molayem Arts hosts a closing reception for “Transitions.” Live music and performance by AMELIA HARRIS at 8:30pm; Reception – 7pm-10pm; Rebecca Molayem Arts,  481 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 90036; http://www.rebeccamolayemarts.com


Downtown…Harmony Murphy Gallery holds a reception for “Jane Hugentober: In the beginning, in the garment-fold” from 5-8 pm; Harmony Murphy Gallery, 358 E. 2nd St. http://harmonymurphygallery.com


Sat-June25-PYOPYO Gallery LA is pleased to present “Text,” a group exhibition featuring artists Gary Ward, Jana Cruder, and Morgan Sorne. Looks like another artist was added to this show (not included in an email sent to LAArtParty). Prescott McCarthy’s work will also be included in the show – check the website for additional info on this artist. 

“Text” explores the methods in which words can enable artists to interact with, play with, communicate with, and challenge their audiences. These three artists use literature as both medium and subject to engage viewers in a more personal relationship.

Gary Ward is a Los Angeles based artist whose work embodies elements of painting, drawing, and poetry. His paintings are witty, playful, sharply cynical, embracing of mistakes and flaws, and uninhibited, with an element of urgency and naivete.Jana Cruder, another Los Angeles based artist designs environments which challenge viewers to participate directly, intimately, with the artist herself. Her work questions our relationship with technology its ability to manifest emotional influence. Morgan Sorne is a Los Angeles based artist, musician, actor, and filmmaker. Through nuanced vocal layering and frenetic scrawled pictographs, Sorne investigates the breakdown of language both sonically and visually throughout a series of site-specific installations in downtown Los Angeles, California.
On view: June 25 – August 6, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: PYO Gallery LA, 1100 S. Hope St. #105, LA 90015

When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Phone: (213) 405-1488
Website: http://www.pyogalleryla.com/


Gloria Delson Contemporary Art presents an artist reception for a new exhibition titled “Montage” celebrating painting, sculpture, photography, digital art and mixed media works on paper! Artists include Victoria Blak, Marlene Capell, Michele Castagnetti, Edem Elesh, Dina Herrmann, Kathe Madrigal, Michael Moon, Daniela Schweitzer, etc.  Reception 6-10pm; GDCA, 727 South Spring St., LA 90014; http://gdcagallery.com/