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Sat 6.29 TopangaTake some time to head up a bit early and enjoy the lush surroundings of this beautiful community.

It’s a great place to tart your art party early. Topanga Canyon Gallery presents a two person exhibition entitled “The Color of California.”
The group show features oil paintings by artists Lisa Goldfarb and John Brunnick.

On view: June 19 – July 14

What: Opening reception
Where: Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 109, Topanga, CA 90290
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In Santa Monica, Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave.,) has a few… as always. We will be putting some more up for the Weekend Update here, so stay tuned.

TSat 6.22 TAG PKempson0613aAG Gallery holds an artist talk with artists Peter Kempson, Patricia Doede Klowden and Gary Polanksy.

Controlled Chaos” features artist Peter Kempson, “Sliced” with Patricia Doede Klowden and last but not least “The Food Series Continues” will showcase the talents of Gary Polonsky.

See image: Peter Kempson, “Steven Spielberg, Director,” 2013, mixed media, 42 x 30″ Part of “Controlled Chaos,” Peter Kempson

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

When: 3:00 pm 4:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-9556

Sat 6.29 SebastiaoSalgado The Eastern Part of the Brooks Range verticalPeter Fetterman Gallery presents the first US exhibition of Genesis, the new series from internationally acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado. The exhibition features an intimate selection of large-scale black and white prints curated by Peter Fetterman.

See image: Sebastião Salgado, The Eastern Part of the Brooks Range, Alaska, USA., 2009, Gelatin silver print, 68 x 50 inches

On view: June 29th – October 19th

What: Opening reception
Where: Peter Fetterman Gallery (A-1), Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. SM
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310.453-6463 

Sat 6.29 FIG SamAmatoFIG Gallery celebrates the work of Sam Amato with an opening reception.

See image: Sam Amato Flower at Early Morning, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 41 ½ x 38″

On view: June 26 – July 27

What: Opening reception
Where: FIG Gallery, 2525 Michigan ave., G-6 Bergamot Station, SM 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-0345

On more at Bergamot….

Sat 6.29 RoseGallery ChristianPatterson winter coatThe Rose Gallery hosts the American debut of 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, Christian Patterson’s groundbreaking series, Redheaded Peckerwood.

See image: Christian Patterson, Winter Coat, from the series Redheaded Peckerwood, 2008, Archival Pigment print, 16 x 20 inches

On view: June 29th – August 3rd

What: Opening reception
Where: Rose Gallery (G-5), Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.264.8440

Also nearby, in Santa Monica…

Blue Seven Gallery is presenting a show of paintings, photography, posters and sculpture thatSat June29 bushmasterbyTimothyKitz depict the variety and ambivalent nature of weapons.

Gallery artists along with visiting artists exhibit original artwork which reveals weapons re-imagined into peaceful implements, and how benign items have a dark side.

See image: “Bushmasters” by Timothy Kitz

On view: June 8 – Aug 3

What: Artist Reception
Where: Blue Seven Gallery, A 3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-449-1444

WU Sat 6.29 Bodies byBrian DragonlandJust down the street ….at Bodies by Brian Functional Fitness,

Rachel Wolfe and Martin Leibowitz present a new solo exhibition featuring artist, Alberto Reyes.


Where:  Bodies by Brian Functional Fitness, 3019 Pico Blvd. Ste 1, Santa Monica,
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: 213 270 4080

One more in Santa Monica…

WU SMAAS MOIArena 1 Gallery presents “Masters of Irreverence,” a group exhibition curated by Allen Tombello, which gathers the work of thirteen painters, sculptors and video artists in an examination of the parallels between the creation of art and humor.

SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCES by Josh Fadem (30 Rock) and Brian Farrell (New Girl) and other LA comedy talents.
On view: June 29 – August 3

What: Opening reception
Where: The Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave, SM 90405
When:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In Venice…

Sat 6.29 Marine Wendy FragileKitInvite.164712Marine Contemporary hosts an opening for a solo exhibition of new work by Wendy Heldmann. This will be Heldmann’s first exhibition with the gallery. 

See image: Wendy Heldmann, A thing to be removed, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 28″ x 34″

On view: July 2 – August 3

What: Opening reception
Where: Marine Contemporary, 1733-A Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 399 0294

One more in Venice…C.A.V.E. Gallery (1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd) also has an opening from 7-10pm.

In Hollywood…

Perry Rubenstein Gallery is pleased to announce its presentation of The Humors, a groupWU 6.29 PerryRubenstien PaulMcCarthy exhibition with works by Jim Lambie, Martin Kippenberger, Georg Herold, Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley, and others that closely ties together different principles of the human temperament with a directed eye toward the ironic.

See image: Paul McCarthy, Drop Head/Bounce Head, 2009, Yellow silicone, 12 x 10 x 10 inches © Paul McCarthy, 2013. Courtesy of the artist; and Hauser & Wirth, New York.

On view: June 29th – August 31st

What: Opening reception
Where: Perry Rubenstein Gallery, 1215 North Highland Ave., LA 90038
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (323) 464-1097

In the Hollwood area….

WU Sat 6.22 Redling Dashiell-Manley-The-Great-Train-RobberyAt Redling Find Art….enjoy an early closing reception for the exhibition “The Great Train Robbery.”

See image: Dashiell Manley, The Great Train Robbery (Scene 3 Version B) © Courtesy of the Artist and Redling Fine Art

What: Opening reception
Where: Redling Fine Art, 6757 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038
When: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 323.230.7415

Also in the Miracle Mile area…CAAM, the California African American Museum and The Loft at Liz’s co-curate this year’s Diverted Destruction 6 found object assemblage show. The event runs from 7-10pm. 453 S. La Brea Ave.  Always a fun art party here.

One more for you….Regen Projects, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., hosts a reception from 6-8pm.

Also nearby…

Sat 6.29 AidsProjectAids Project LA presents Art Project….it’s the 4th annual Art Project so be sure to purchase a ticket to let the exclusive art auction and VIP cocktail event benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) taking place at the renovated Bonhams auction house tonight.

Sat 6.29 AidsProjectLA THECURLBECOOLThe event will include works by John Baldessari, Marc Chagall, David Anson Russo, Shepard Fairey, Keith Haring, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and others, as well as luxury home accessories, jewelry, and couture designs.

Friday, catch a preview. Be sure to check out the website. Tonight the art party starts at 6:00pm, the event will transform into a ticketed cocktail party featuring familiar faces from stage and screen, a fast-paced live auction, hosted food and drink, and even an on-site photo booth for guests to capture their experience.

Featured artist David Anson Russo, a Los Angeles-based artist, will be creating a full-size, 4′ x 6′ original painting featuring his new What A Great Life™ brand at the event. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on the piece during the live auction. Russo will also be available to sign limited edition prints of one of his signature pieces. For a preview, visit

Click Here to buy tickets.  $50.00 admission
What: VIP Reception/Auction
Where: Bonhams, 7601 West Sunset Blvd., LA 90046
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In Culver City….

Sat 6.22 DavidKordansky ZachHarrisDavid Kordansky Gallery is very pleased to announce Echo Parked in a No Vex Cave, an exhibition of new paintings by Zach Harris. This is the artist’s first exhibition at the gallery.

See image: Zach Harris, Belvedere Torso/Finger Scales, 2012-2013, water based paint, wood, canvas, 76 x 58 inches (193 x 147.3 cm)

Zach Harris makes objects that fall generally under the rubric of painting but that defy any attempt at easy categorization. Neither wholly representation nor wholly abstract, each work is resolved through a combination of technique, craft, and honing of vision.

On view: June 29 – August 17

What: Opening Reception
Where: David Kordansky Gallery, 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90016
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-558-3030

In the Downtown area…Night Gallery, 2276 East 16th St., holds a reception from 7-10pm. 

PYO Gallery (1100 S. Hope St., Suite 105, LA 90015) holds a reception from 6-8pm.

Or in Glendale…

Sat 6.22 ErinHansonGalleryCelebrate the grand opening of Erin Hanson’s new gallery and studio! Hanson specializes in abstracted landscapes that seem to take on a life of their own. These oil paintings are created using an impasto application creating depth and texture to each stroke.

Enjoy live music, refreshments and appetizers catered by Granville Cafe. Commemorative edition signed prints will be available for purchase as well.

What: Opening reception
Where: 6731 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91201
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 818-635-0912