In Long Beach….Art Gathering june2-5-ArtGatheringcontinues today featuring over 150 artists, galleries, independent artists, artisans, 280 tattooists from around the world, performance art and large interactive installations. Tickets are $25/day, $60 for 3-day pass. Friday thru Sunday: 11am to 10pm  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

See our Upcoming Event Feature or scroll down to our Sunday Events Page for additional info.

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-Alta-Pasa-DenaOpenStudios-logoOr in Altadena & Pasadena…enoy a FREE all day event at the Altadena/Pasadena Open Studios Art Tour.

The event takes place today, Saturday June 4th and tomorrow June 5th and will feature over 65 artists at 25 locations. 11-5pm;

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Start your art party hop early and take in some art talks….At 10:00AM Leica Gallery Los Angeles Anthony Friedkin and Jeff Johnson (current exhibitors) take part in COFFEE, CAMERAS & CONVERSATION. Anthony and Jeff will speak about their life of photography and their current work on exhibit. Leica Gallery Los Angeles, 8783 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 90048; http://www.leicagalleryla.com

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BergamotBergamotStationlogo copy Station hosts four art talks at various galleries in the B Building. Be sure to visit the FB Event Page for more info on all of these art talks.

Craig Krull Gallery
John Humble | Dan McCleary @ 11am 

Sloan Projects
Elizabeth Orleans @ 12pm

Lora Schlesinger Gallery
Gershom | Richard Bruland @ 12:30pm 

And finally SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS host a preview auction art talk and Q&A @ 1pm See our Pick of the Week for additional info about the artworks that are currently up for auction.  *gallery open 11am-8pm* 

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Then later at Bergamot…TAG Gallery (D3), hosts an art talk at 3pm.

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Also at Bergamot – head to the other side to the G building.

bSat-May14-bGGallery-ThomasWhittakerKiddG Gallery a walkthrough and closing reception for artist Thomas Whittaker Kidd. This new body of work is a series of extraordinary scenarios inspired by autobiographical and actual events.

See image: Image: Shoving OFF and Dropping IN, oil, 30x48in Thomas Whittaker Kidd

Thomas Whittaker Kidd tells enigmatic tales with bold strokes, heavy paint and searing colors. Fantastic imagery hints at the real events behind the surreal scenes, while the truth remains elusive.

What: Closing reception / Walk through
Where: bG Gallery at Bergamot Station 2525, Michigan Avenue, Space G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Saturday June 4, 2016
Phone: 310-906-4211
Website: bgArtGalleries.com
 
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Also at Bergamot…FIG (G-6) for a group show from 5-7pm.

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Arcadia Contemporary (G3) Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404 hosts an opening from 6-8pm.

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AnSat-June4-Griffin-Kayne-Corcoran-DeannaThompsonother early one takes place….just south of Hollywood…

Kayne Griffin Corcoran is pleased to present a survey in memoriam of Deanna Thompson (1958-2015).

See image: Deanna Thompson, Desert House 2014 #7, 2014, Oil on canvas, 32 x 28 inches

Thompson began her career as a painter in Los Angeles before moving to Yucca Valley in the 1990s.  For more than three decades, she was influenced by the vast landscape of the California desert.  Largely living and working in isolation, Thompson explored the modern tension between society and her overwhelming natural environment.

Thompson’s paintings describe a sense of beauty found in the marks of human activity passed. Her works reinvent the romantic view of landscape, painting in favor of one that is unsentimental and rooted firmly in the moment.

At 4:30pm, enjoy a “F.HOLE” reading by Justine Kurland; Music by Marc Ribot.

On view: June 4 – July 30, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 South La Brea Ave., LA (between Olympic and San Vincente.
When: 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Saturday June 4, 2016
Phone: 310.586.6886
Website: http://www.kaynegriffincorcoran.com

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Or head downtown early…

Sat-June4-CB1-AnnelieMcKenzie-PortraitofGladysJohnstonStarting at 3pm…

CB1 Gallery celebrates the work of LA-based artist Annelie McKenzie, “Man in Canoe and Grizzly.” The title comes from a 1960 painting of the same name by Canadian landscape artist Gladys Johnson.

See image: Annelie McKenzie, Portrait of Gladys Johnston, 2016, oil, caulking and enamel on decorative frame, 20″ x 16″

In the party game Who’s Coming to Dinner? participants are asked to choose any number of dinner guests, famous or not, from any period in time, and imagine what the party would be like. Annelie McKenzie’s exhibition is her personal variation of that game, except that she has imagined a museum exhibition, choosing artists—famous or not, from any period in time–and they become her “Old Masters.”

What: Opening reception
Where: CB1 Gallery, 1923 S Santa Fe Ave, LA, 90021
When: 3-6pm – Saturday June 4, 2016
Phone: (213) 806-7889
Website: http://cb1gallery.com

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In the same complex…

Rosamund Felsen Gallery presents “John Mills: For Your Eyes Only.” Sat-June4-RosamundGallery-JohnMills

The solo exhibition features his most recent large and small scale graphite and oil paintings on canvas.

Save the date…Sunday, June 12, 2016, and enjoy a gallery talk with John Mills & Molly Barnes at 3:00 pm. RSVP info@rosamundfelsen.com

On view: June 4 – July 3, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Rosamund Felsen Gallery 1923 S Santa Fe #100, LA CA 90021
When: 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Saturday June 4, 2016
Phone: 310-828-8488
Website: http://www.rosamundfelsen.com

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Just down the street…starting at 6pm

Wilding Cran Gallery is pleased to announce Spaces and Spectacles, a solo exhibition by Brazilian multi-media artist Maria Lynch.

TSat-June4-2016-WildingCran-MariaLynchhis is the artist’s first exhibition in Los Angeles and will present new paintings, soft sculptures and a room of experience—an immersive installation that will fill nearly half of the gallery with colorful plastic spheres and features a soundscape by Brazilian musician Rodrigo Amarante.

On view: June 4 – July 24, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Wilding Cran Gallery, 939 S. Santa Fe Ave., LA 90021)
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday June 4, 2016
Website: http://www.wildingcran.com

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In another part of Downtown….Groundspace Project  (1427 E. 4th St. #4, LA 90033) hosts a closing for a group exhibition from 4-6pm.

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One more in the same neighborhood…Fathom, 110 East 9th Street, Suite CL002, LA 90079, features a reception for Isabelle Hope Grahm’s solo exhibition from 7-9pm. 

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Across the river, in Boyle Heights…

Chimento Contemporary holds an art talk at 4pm with Marc Fichou & Larry Bell in conjunction with a new exhibition “MARC FICHOU – Outside-In” opening today. The artist reception starts at 5pm.

SeSat-June4-Chimento-MarcFichou-Plastrone image: Marc Fichou  ‘Plastron’. 2010, video sculpture, 19 x18 x15 inches. LCD monitor, neon light system, two way mirror, steel, plastic, plaster, paint.

Intermedial artist Marc Fichou’s new installation “Outside-In” offers the closest thing you can get to a look inside another person’s mind. A series of large-scale panels, augmented by discrete wall works and proximal sculptural objects, are arrayed in an obsessive frieze of cross-referential, non-linear vectors and clusters which interpretively document the artist’s ongoing research into the nature of reality.

Seating is limited please r.s.v.p. to: info@chimentocontemporary.net

On view: June 4 – July 16, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY, 622 South Andersen Street, Space 105, LA 90023
When: 5:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday June 4, 2016
Phone: 310.433.0508
Website: www.chimentocontemporary.com

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Back on the Westside, in Venice…Shulamit Nazariam (17 North Venice) hosts an opening reception for a group show titled “Shapeshifters” from 6-8pm.

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In Beverly Hills…

Sat-June4-DeReGallery-EastwoodRancchFdnJoin fellow art collectors and animal activists once again for a spectacular evening of fine art, wine, cocktails, vegan hors d’oeuvres and a chance to win a weekend for two at idyllic Mission Ranch Inn in Caramel, CA.  

Bid on fine works by many renowned artists, including Brian Bowen Smith, Michael Muller and Stephanie Hirsch, and help Eastwood Ranch Foundation’s ongoing, successful work to rescue, protect and find forever homes for animals whose only hope is you.

Presented by Alison Eastwood and Maissa Dauriac of Eastwood Ranch Foundation. The host committee includes: Hilary Swank, Scott Eastwood, Brian Bowen Smith, Frances Fisher, Amanda Mills.

Tickets are $100 per person. CLICK HERE TO purchase tickets

What: Opening reception

Where: De Re Gallery, 8920 Melrose Avenue (corner of N. Almont Drive), LA 90069
When: 6:30pm – 10:00pm – Saturday June 4, 2016
Website: http://www.deregallery.com/

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Marc Selwyn Fine Art (9953 South Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90212) hosts an opening reception for “Matt Lipps: Looking through Pictures” from 6-8pm.

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Also in Beverly Hills…

TimSat-June4-YargerFineArts-UdoNoger-Gleichlos45-2016othy Yarger Gallery presents “Light Fields” featuring acclaimed German artist, Udo Nöger.

See image: Udo Nöger, “Gleichlos 45,” 2016, Mixed Media, 40 x 56 in

Nöger is known for his ephemeral, contemplative, and intriguing white paintings based on the synthesis of the painted image and structured light. While his paintings appear to glow, no artificial light source is behind the matrix of their construction, instead the structure is purely dependent on ambient light. Nöger’s works are sensitive, reserved, and refuse quick interpretation.

What: Opening reception
Where: Timothy Yarger Gallery, 354 N. Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: 6:30pm – 9:00pm – Saturday June 4, 2016
Phone: 310-278-4400
Website: http://www.yargerfinearts.com

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Head East to  La Brea…. just south of Olympic Blvd (at Redondo)…David Kordansky Gallery (5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019) offers an opening from 6-8pm.

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Also nearby…enjoy a musical event at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036). Enjoy a wine reception at 7 and live music starting at 8pm. $20 admission. 323 938-5222.

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In Hollywood…

Sat-June4-HannahHoffman-BeckyBeasley-Berlin-2007-No-1ofPeoniesinBloomSeries-2016-Archivalinkjet-on-Hahnemuhle-Photo-Rag-Bright-WhiteHannah Hoffman Gallery offers an opening reception for “A CHANGE OF HEART” curated by Chris Sharp.

See image: Becky Beasley, Berlin (2007), No. 1 of Peonies in Bloom Series, 2016, Archival inkjet on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White 310gsm, 26.25 x 31.5 inches

The group show features artists: Bas Jan Ader, Tom Allen, Polly Apfelbaum, Becky Beasley, Juliette Blightman, Vern Blosum, Joe Brainard, Mathew Cerletty, Leidy Churchman, Holly Coulis, Ann Craven, Sam Falls, Saul Fletcher, Jane Freilicher, Daan van Golden, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Camille Henrot, Paul Heyer, Alex Katz, Allison Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Caitlin Keogh, Kapwani Kiwanga, Robert Kushner, Jochen Lempert, Maria Loboda, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jenine Marsh, Ryan Mrozowski, Aliza Nisenbaum, D’Ette Nogle, Andy Robert, Carissa Rodriguez, Mark A. Rodriguez, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, Willem de Rooij, Melanie Smith, Dylan Spaysky, Kunié Sugiura, Walter Sutin, Kyle Thurman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andy Warhol, James Welling, Tom Wesselmann, Hannah Wilke, Amy Yao, Nathan Zeidman.

On view: June 4 – July 16, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Hannah Hoffman Gallery, 1010 N Highland Ave., LA 90038
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Saturday June 4, 2016
Website: http://hannahhoffmangallery.com

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LAM Gallery is pleased to announce The Strength and the Spirit, a benefit exhibition of emotionally stirring photographs by Sean O’Neal. O’Neal, a photographer who earned acclaim taking unedited photos of nature in remote regions in California, has created a series of powerful, raw images documenting the aftermath of the April 25, 2015 Nepal earthquake.

ASat-June5-2016-LAMGallery-Sean-ONealt a devastating magnitude of 7.8, the quake and its aftershocks killed almost 9,000 people and injured over 21,000 one year ago. O’Neal’s photographs, taken 2 months later, reveal the permanent marks the earthquake has left on the Nepalese people and landscape.

O’Neal traveled to Nepal in June 2015 with CITTA, a non-profit organization focused on supporting development in some of the most economically challenged, geographically remote, and marginalized communities in the world. Traveling first by car and then on foot, O’Neal accompanied CITTA relief workers as they visited the capital of Kathmandu and smaller cities, all reduced to rubble by the earthquake. 25% of the proceeds from the benefit exhibition will support CITTA’s ongoing work in Nepal. WWW.CITTA.ORG

On view: June 4 – 18, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: LAM Gallery, 913 N. Highland Ave. LA, 90012
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday June 4, 2016
Phone: (323) 498-5977
Website: http://www.lamgalleryla.com/

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Various Small Fires (812 North Highland Ave., LA 90038) debuts new work by Claire Tolan from 7-9pm.

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LAXART (2640 S. La Cienega Ave., LA 90034), celebrates a new exhibition from 6-9pm.

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Also in Culver City…Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (2685 S. La Cienega Blvd.), offers an opening from 6-9 pm.

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Sat-June4-SusanneVielmetter-AndreaBowersHead to Washington Blvd…(just West of La Cienega)

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is pleased to announce our fourth solo exhibition with Los Angeles artist Andrea Bowers, “Triumph of Labor.” This exhibition reflects the artist’s continued interest in the labor movement. By highlighting different types of work — art, activism and service — the artist proposes an expansion of labor solidarity and political activism. A subtext of the show is the notion of radical patience; that there is more to a resistance effort than one lifetime and real change in our communities requires immediate urgency and ongoing endurance.

Also opening in Gallery 4…Dutch-born Los Angeles-based painter, Lies Kraal will be featured in a solo exhibition..

What: Opening reception
Where: Susanne Vielmetter Projects, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Saturday June 4, 2016
Phone: 310-837-2117
Website: http://www.vielmetter.com

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Off the beaten path…in Inglewood…“ZERO DOWN,” a FREE one-night art party takes place from 5-9pm at 1019WEST Artists Studios. See FB Event Page for details.

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In Chinatown…Charlie James Gallery (969 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012) features a reception for two new exhibitions from 6-9pm.

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The Hive Gallery debuts several exhibitions and installations tonight.

Featured Artist 1: Clinton Neuhaus
Featured Artist 2: Jose Bican
Small Wall Artist: Grace Kim

The Hive’s Annual Circus show with “Klowns” debuts….Klown Artists: Come dress up clown-style with us for our annual clown show. All clowns FREE at the door!
Marcha Perloff / Charlie Chiodo / Ana Kaliva / The Greedy Bastards / Michael Durden / Inga Lena / Luis Rocha / Eric Wallen / Macsorro / The Greedy Bastards / Denise Bledsoe

“Why is Krampus so Popular?” a History and Art Exhibit Dedicated to Krampus: Come see video installation, masks, original artworks and more with over 80 artists!!! Curated by Elizabeth Rowin.

Sat-June4-2016-HIVELots more going on with tons of artists particpating!

$5 suggested donation opening night 10% off drinks at Peking Tavern night of the opening

On view: June 4 – July 2, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: The Hive Gallery 729 South Spring St., LA 90014
When: 8:00pm – 11:00pm – Saturday June 4, 2016
Phone: 213 955-9051
Website: http://hivegallery.com/

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