Start off the day early with an art talk….Craft and Folk Art Museum holds an artist talk with Stephanie Syjuco

WU CAFAM StephanieSyjuco BrownChanelBag2“Social Fabric” is curated by Anuradha Vikram, and features seven contemporary artists. 

Artists include: Rachel Bernstein, combat paper project, Frau Fiber, Bean Gilsdorf, Donna Huanca, Allison Smith, Stephanie Syjuco.

See image: Stephanie Syjuco, Brown Chanel Bag 2, 2007, acrylic yarn

The exhibit, “Social Fabric” focuses on the problems of mass production and consumption through fiber-based art that incorporates social engagement and public interaction.

What: Art Talk

Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90036
When: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: (323) 937-4230

Bergamot Station in Santa Monica offers a slew of openings. Located at 2525 Michigan Ave., tonight the art center will be hoppin’ with several art parties. There are more taking place than are listed here, plus many galleries will remail open…so enjoy!

Start Sat March2nd RuthBachofner VirginiaKatzthe night off at Ruth Bachofner Gallery, who will be celebrating the opening of “Trading Places – 8 Years” featuring Virginia Katz.

Katz’s artwork results from a close collaboration with her environment, including nature-based and rnan-made artifacts and influences.

On view: March 2nd – April 13th

What: Opening reception
Where: Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, (G-2) 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-3300

Lora Schlesinger announces Ron Rizk’s second solo-exhibition with the gallery.

See image: by Ron RizkSat March2nd LoraSchelsinger RonRizk

The East Gallery features Patsy Krebs’ “Parable of the Oxherder,” showcasing new aquatint etchings by the artist.

New Paintings features thirteen masterfully rendered oil paintings by the artist.

On view: March 2nd – April 13th

What: Artist’s reception
Where: Lori Schlesinger Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. (T3) Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-1133

Sat March2nd ShoshanaWayne BradSpenceShoshana Wayne Gallery presents “Of Age,” an exhibition of new paintings from Brad Spence.

The show brings to mind the memories of flipping through the pages of magazines.

Spence’s largest series to date, the works conjure a distinct era of recent history- the late 80s and early 90s.

On view: March 2nd – April 6th

What: Opening reception
Where: Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station (B-1) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.453.7535

TAG Gallery’s latest exhibit features artists Don Adler, Alain Rogier, and Betty Sheinbaum. 

TAG Sat March2 TAG Rogier Alain RedBlackBlueandWhiteDiptych3 AcrylicOnCanvas 2012Gallery invites you to attend its opening reception tonight, from 5-8 p.m. as well as an Artists’ Talk on Saturday, March 16, 3 p.m.

See image: Alain Rogier, Red, Black, Blue and White Diptych #3  Acrylic on canvas, 2012

On view: February 26 – March 23

What: Opening reception
Where:  TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue D3, Santa Monica CA 90404
When: 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-9556

dnj Gallery two exhibitions, Bill Sosin’s “Proper Souls” in the main gallery, and Sharon Harper’s “From Above and Below” in Gallery II.

WSat March2nd dnj SharonHarperIith “Proper Souls,” Sosin heads out into the rainy Chicago landscape to photograph the world through car windows.

In “From Above and Below,” Sharon Harper (see image), looks to the skies with work from several different projects. “One Month, Weather Permitting” consists of long-exposure images of star trails in the night sky over Banff, Alberta, Canada.

What: Opening reception
Where: dnj Gallery, Bergamot Station, (J-1) 2525 Michigan
Ave, Santa Monica,  90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.315.3551

ADC Contemporary Art & Building Bridges (F-2) also hosts an art party from 6-9pm.

Or in Brentwood…

LSat March2nd LeslieSacks ShaneGuffoggeslie Sacks Fine Art, Brentwood features an exhibition of new works by Shane Guffogg. This exhibition consists of selections from Guffogg’s recently completed series of fifty-two paintings based on Leonardo de Vinci’s portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci.

Like his prior “At the Still Point” series (exhibited at Leslie Sacks Fine Art, January 2011), Guffogg’s “Ginevra de’ Benci” series also employs his now signature illuminated ribbon motif.

See image: Shane Guffogg, “Ginevra de’ Benci #48,” 2012, oil on canvas, 30 x 24″

What: Opening reception
Where: Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Brentwood 11640 San Vicente Blvd. L.A., CA 90049
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310.820.9448

Or in Venice…

WU Sat March2 HAMA AnnieSiqueirosA Parallel Universe opens at Hama Sushi…one of my favorite local spots. Great food here. The show features the work of Anna Siqueiros.

Where: Hama Sushi, 213 Windward Ave. Venice, 90291
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

And a bit later, enjoy live music at Witzend 1717 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 90291. Actress Minnie Driver will sing at 10 pm. A Full lineup starts at 8:00 pm. Admission will be charged…so be sure to check their website.

In Culver City…Tons happening here…From 6-8pm…The Word is ART Gallery(9349 Venice Blvd.) has a new show opening,…..then head east to Thinkspace (6009 Washington Blvd) and SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS (6006 Washington Blvd) will have receptions.

LeBasseSat March2nd Lebasse MelissaHaslam hybrid rose Projects presents an exhibition of all new paintings and works on paper from Australian artist Melissa Haslam.

Known for her meticulous painting methods and refined images of pop culture, Haslam once again draws attention to constructed societal roles and an obsession with youth and perfection in a series of haunting new paintings and drawings entitled “Floating Garden.”

On view: March 2nd – March 30th

What: Opening reception
Where: LeBasse Projects, 6023 Washington Blvd., LA 90232 

When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Phone:  310.558.0200


Samuel Freeman presents Black Rabbit, White Hole, a group exhibition featuring artists based in and outside of Los Angeles.

Spanning photWU SatMarch2 SamuelFreeman-BRWH poster flat.161716ographic, painting, sculptural, and mixed media works, the exhibition takes on—and reverses—the common literary tropes of the black hole and the white rabbit.

Artists include: Gabriele Beveridge, Eduardo Consuegra, John Divola, Kim Fisher, Barbara Kasten, Alice Konitz, Curtis Mann, Cameron Martin, Isaac Resnikoff, Melanie Schiff, Daniel R. Small, Alice Walton and many more.

On view: March 2nd – April 6th

What: Opening reception

Where: Samuel Freeman, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.449.1479

DavSat March2nd DavidKordansky ScottMylesid Kordansky Gallery celebrates the work of Scott Myles in his new exhibition, “EXCESS ENERGY.”

See image: Scott Myles, Untitled (ELBA Red, Blue), 2012, unique screenprint on paper, 53.1 x 76.4 x 6.3 inches (135 x 194 x 16 cm)

On view: March 2nd – April 20th

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

WU SatMarch2 CherryandMartin TKM StarsStairsPotemkinExorcism 3 WEBCherry and Martin offers a reception for its first exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist T. Kelly Mason. The show includes new pieces and key early works.

See image: T. Kelly Mason, Stars Stairs Potemkin Exorcism,
2012 (Detail).
On view: March 2nd – April 13th

What: Opening reception
Where: Cherry Martin, 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.
When:  6-8pm

Also in the Mar Vista, Venice area…

Trunk WU Sat March2 Trunk JosephUmaliFernandezGallery hosts an opening reception for Joseph Umali Fernandez featured in a solo exhibition titled “Strong In Pieces”.  
Fernandez is a southern California sculptor and ceramicist.

On view: March 2 – March 23

What: Opening reception
Where: Trunk Gallery, located at 12818 Venice Blvd, 90066
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-483-7221

drkrm has moved to Chinatown….so head down and see the new gallery.

Sat March2nd drkrm artshayTonight drkrm presents the exclusive West Coast premiere exhibition of legendary Chicago-based photojournalist, Art Shay.

This opening marks the first exhibition at drkrm’s new Chinatown location. Both vintage and modern prints will be on display. Mr. Shay will be in attendance at the reception.

See image: by Art Shay, Hugh Hefner in his infamous bedroom office

On view: March 2nd – April 6th

What: Opening reception
Where: drkrm, 933 Chung King Road, LA 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 213.928.0973

Also downtown….Human Resources (410 Cottage Home St., LA 90012) hosts an opening from 7-10 pm.