In Santa Monica…

For you early birds start early, at 10:00 am (Mama had a late night gig last night)

At Bergamot Station…enjoy an art talk at the Craig Krull Gallery (B-3) with Astrid Preston. Coffee, oj, doughnuts and bagels will be served for you early risers. You must RSVP by FRIDAY.

Astrid Preston’s work is a testamSat-Mar7-CraigKrull-AstridPrestonent to the fact that landscapes do not exist in Nature but rather, only in the mind’s eye. While her images employ elements of place, they are also reconstructions that manifest personal perspectives or conceptual themes.

In this way, she is a kindred spirit to Edward Hicks and his Peaceable Kingdoms, Giorgio de Chirico and his vacant metaphysical piazzas, and René Magritte and his surreal scenarios. On Reflections, the title of Preston’s new group of paintings, refers to her subject matter, but it also suggests her cerebral processing and interpretation of nature.

On view: March 7 – April 11


What: Art Talk
Where: Craig Krull Gallery (B-3) Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 10:00 am
Phone: 310.828.6410


Another daytime art talk takes place in Los Feliz…

At 2 pm, enjoy an art talk at LAMAG in conjunction with its current exhibition. The Curator / Juxtapoz Talk features Andrew Hosner, Gary Pressman, Greg Escalante, Robert Williams, Suzanne Williams, Gwynn Vitello, Evan Pricco, and Jeff Soto.

RPOW-R-Williams The-Everywhere-at-Once-Cabrioletobert Williams is widely upheld as the godfather of the low brow and pop surrealist art movements, and with as much frequency denigrated as an irreverent iconoclast among the arbiters of “high” art. As both patriarch and outlaw, Williams’ enduring influence on the New Contemporary movement is undeniable.

See image: Robert Williams,
The Everywhere at Once Cabriolet

What: Art Talk
Where: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los
Angeles, CA 90027
When: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Phone: (323) 644-6269


Downtown…at the Brewery Art Complex….5 by 5 at i5 debuts from 3-7pm. This is a two day event – open from 11 – 3 pm on Sunday.


In Hollywood…DIANE ROSENSTEIN (831 North Highland Ave., LA 90038) holds an opening from 4-6pm.


Back in Santa Monica…

At Bergamot Station…(where the Pick of the Week takes place) bG Gallery hosts a closing reception for “COMBINES,” inspired by Rauschenberg’s term for works combining painting and sculpture.

This exhibit includes historic andSat-Mar14-BGGallery contemporary pioneers in bridging practices to create works that integrate divergent art forms.

Artists include: Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Hundertwasser, Henry Miller, Bob Branaman, Philip Vaughan, Liz McGrath, Simone Gad, Holly Boruck, Linda Smith, Nathan Cartwright, Teresa Flowers, Mike Saijo, Shiri Mordechay, Ellen Schinderman, Carol Powell, David Brady, Joanna Sadowsky, Stephen Anderson, Melissa Meier, Lizzy Waronker, Susan Moss and Neal Varnes, David Quick, and more.

On view: March 14 – March 28

What: Artist reception
Where: bG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue, # G8A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phone: (310) 906 4211


ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present Endangered Species, a survey of marquetry works by Los Angeles artist William Tunberg.

Sat-March28-RobertBerman-WilliamTunbergSee image: by William Tunberg, Lioness, 2007 Dyed and natural veneer marquetry sculpture 64 x 64 x 5 inches

Tunberg is amongst an endangered species of artists – marquetry sculptors. Marquetry is an art form that spans back to the 16th Century. It involves hand cutting, forming and applying pieces of dyed and natural wood veneer to a structure to form patterns and designs with a smooth finish. Now, in the 21st Century, what was once a revered and popular art form is now rare and nearly extinct. Tunberg’s modern marquetry is the perfect marriage of traditional drawing, assemblage, sculpture and design, and Tunberg brings this Renaissance skill into the contemporary age.

On view: March 28 – April 25, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave.
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.9128


Head towards Miracle Mile…Michael Benevento (7578/7556) Sunset Blvd., LA 90046) debuts a new exhibit from 6-9pm.


Close by….

David Kordansky Gallery offers an exhibition of new work by Jon Pestoni.

See image: Jon Pestoni, Turns, 2015, oSat-Mar28-DavidKordansky-JonPestoniil on canvas, 88 x 68 inches (223.5 x 172.7 cm)

Jon Pestoni’s paintings are proposals, formal experiments in which competing, even contradictory, aesthetic positions co-exist, often within the same work. They are documents of an ongoing process of self-examination, cancellation, and improvisation in which the desired result is not only visual surprise but also the continual rediscovery of how art feels in real time, on a moment-to-moment basis.

In addition to medium and large-scale canvases, this exhibition will include a varied selection of new mixed-media paintings on paper mounted to aluminum.

On view: March 28 – May 23

What: Opening reception
Where: David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019
Where: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 323.935.3030


In Culver City…

Mark Moore Gallery is proud to present “The Fall,” a recent series of large-scale color photographs by California–based artist David Maisel.

See image: The Fall (Borox 2), 201Sat-Mar28-MarkMoore-StephanieWashburn3 / archival pigment print / 48 x 48 inches / Edition of 6 + 2AP

For over two decades, Maisel has rigorously photographed aerial perspectives of landscapes affected by industry, agriculture, urban sprawl and other forms of human intervention. Despite the political underpinnings of these images, Maisel’s work refuses didactic interpretation, arriving instead at a surreal and abstracted intersection of beauty, mystery, and horror that the artist has referred to as the “apocalyptic sublime.”

On view: March 28 – April 25

What: Opening reception
Where: Mark Moore Gallery, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 453-3031


Then head West on Washington…

ThSat-Mar28-Thinkspace-SethArmstronginkspace is pleased to present The Air is Thick featuring new works by Los Angeles based artist Seth Armstrong.

See image: Seth Armstrong ‘The Air Is Thick’

Armstrong’s paintings self-consciously capture a sense of looking, arresting moments with cinematic detail and voyeuristic curiosity. Varying in scale, the paintings offer views that are alternately intimate and vast, moving expertly between the monumental and the minute. Laden with detail and suggestion, each piece offers a moment in the trajectory of a larger narrative, and the viewer is compelled to realign the fractures of these inconclusive moments.

Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room are new works by Erik Jones in Color/Full. Originally from St Petersburg Florida, Jones currently lives and works in New York city.

On view: March 28 – April 18

What: Opening Reception
Where: Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 403.8549


In West Hollywood…

Sat-Mar28-ScionAnwar Carrots will team with Scion AV Installation in Los Angeles for “Carrot Field,” which he’s calling, “an exhibition of product.”

There will be artwork and limited edition products available for purchase. Included will be items from the Carrots capsule collection, which features original artwork from SLVSTR; Pixote; Stella Blu; Tyler, The Creator; and Hairy Fools.

You must RSVP to get into the opening celebration


If you can’t make it to the opening, “Carrots” will be on view at the Scion AV Installation until April, 2015.

What: Art Party
Where: Scion AV, 7667 Melrose Ave., LA 90046
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Downtown…Red Pipe Gallery (978 Chung King Road, LA 90012) offers an art reception from 6-9pm.


The Gabba Gallery presents “Outside Lies Magic” curated by Jason Ostro and Phil Santos.

Gabba outside-Lies MagicOutside Lies Magic,” is a group exhibition that brings the street art magic happening outside, into this nearly 2000 sq. ft. gallery. The need to express and the variety of expression is invigorating and palatable as the viewer experiences the seamless transition from outside into masterful artworks on the gallery walls.

The street artists included in Outside Lies Magic continually create for the public and were selected as they blur the lines between street art and contemporary fine art, and are as follows: Alex Schaefer, Andrea LaHue, Angelina Christina, Bleep Bloop, Booleep, CANTSTOPGOODBOY, Cody Bayne, Dcypher, Gianni Arone, Greg Auerback, Hero, Jason Ostro, Jason Woodside, Jennifer Korsen, John Kilduff, Jules Muck, Keith Dugas, LEBA, Loudlabs, Lucas Raymond, MAR, MDMN, Moncho1929, Morley, Pastey White, Phil Santos, Peter Greco, Phobik, Raphael Grischa, Rene Gagnon, Sarah Sandin, Selfuno, Septerhed, Teacher, ThanksOne, Van Soro, Wordsmith.

For more info see our Upcoming Events Page.

On view: March 28 – April 25th, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: The Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd. 90057
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm  –  March 28, 2015
Phone: 310-498-2697



In Culver City…

Enjoy some live blues at Gary Mandel’s Boulevard Music where guitairist Bernie Pearl teaches “How to Jam the Blues” classes at Boulevard Music.

BSat-Mar28-BoulevardMusic-BerniePearlernie Pearl and Bassist Mike Barry will perform selections from their latest CD, “Take Your Time”, other classic acoustic blues gems, and original songs and instrumentals, performed on vintage instruments.

Two sets of blues, with a break for CD purchase and signing, and complementary refreshments, in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

Admission: $15

What: Performance
Where: Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd. (at Culver), Culver City 90230
When: 8:00. Cover $15
Phone: (310) 398-2583