In Los Feliz…
To complement the trailblazing exhibition, “SKIN,” which is currently on view, The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) presents Finding Diversity today from 12-3 pm.
Join in a discussion about the exhibition followed by an art-making activity inspired by the show. Engage in conversation, share impressions, insights, and questions about the artworks. The workshop is appropriate for 14 years and older and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited to the first 20 participants, so please plan to arrive early. For more information, please visit website.
On view March 5 – April 17th
What: Art Talk
Where: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027
When: 12:00pm – 3:00 pm
Phone: (323) 644-6269
Gallery CLU (4011 W. 6th street #102, LA 90020), hosts an opening from 4:30-8pm.
Topanga Canyon Gallery (120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. , Suite 109, Topanga, CA 90290) throws an art party from 4-7pm.
In Santa Monica…
At Bergamot Station…(2525 Michigan Ave.) there are several openings.
Craig Krull Gallery celebrates two new exhibitions tonight….”How Many Heartbeats in a Lifetime?,” and “Strokes”
Robin Mitchell’s intensely colorful paintings are a combination of stitch-like marks layered over radiating imagery. “How Many Heartbeats in a Lifetime?” continues a line of visual thinking that has progressed through her previous four exhibitions at Craig Krull Gallery.
See image: Robin Mitchell, Lickety-Split, 2013, gouache on paper, 24 x 18″
In 2007, Mitchell composed intricate arrangements of small marks and brushstrokes that were suggestive of landscapes and architectural cross sections. In her next three shows, in 2009, 2011, and 2013, she moved deeper into her compositions, working like a zoom lens. Mitchell’s brilliantly colored radiating elements suggest that she is moving even deeper into what appear to be the molecular structures of her imagery.
Since 1965, when he became one of the first fine artists in Southern California to work with resin, Peter Alexander has explored light, luminosity, space, and things that glitter and glow in the night. In recent years, he has returned to the medium of resin, creating bars and planks that float upon or lean against the wall, as well as free standing cubes and tall tapering squared columns. “Strokes” is an exhibition of small gouaches on Yupo paper which possess the same quality of luminous color. Alexander applies the paint as one thick brushstroke, thinning toward the bottom, and floating on a complimentary color field. The interactions of color echo Albers, but with the action and fluidity of a single stroke.
What: Opening reception
Where: Craig Krull Gallery (B-3) Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Ruth Bachofner Gallery presents “The Art of Taking a Line for a Walk,” an exhibition of new work by Southern California-based artist, A.M. Rousseau.
See image: A.M. ROUSSEAU, Collision Course, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 144″
A.M. Rousseau is a multi-disciplined artist, writer and photographer who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Using a deceptively simple formulation of connecting one line to another she takes her inspiration from a Paul Klee dictum: “Take a line for a walk, aimlessly for the sake of the walk.” What happens in between is the subject of her work.
Also opening tonight…”New Paintings” by Robert Kingston. Robert Kingston’s paintings consist of vast ivory white expanses punctuated by emerging muted colors, sketches, and textures embedded into the canvas.
On view: March 5 – April 16
What: Opening reception
Where: Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, (G-2) 2525 Michigan Ave, SM, 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-3300
Latin American Masters (E-2) features an exhibition of works on paper by Francisco Toledo from 6-8pm.
Also in Santa Monica…
Gallery 169 is extremely proud to announce a show featuring Sal Taylor Kydd’s most recent work.
In her series “Origins,” artist and photographer Sal Taylor Kydd explores themes of transformation and change, both change in the natural world and that she observes in her children and immediate family. Kydd specializes in making Salted Paper prints, an antique photographic process pioneered by British photographer Fox Henry Talbot in the 1800s. This hand-wrought process brings the hand of the artist into each print, producing unique, ethereal and timeless images.
Complimentary valet parking available the night of the opening.
On view: March 5th – May 15th, 2016
What: Opening Reception
Where: Gallery 169, 169 West Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
WNDO Gallery (361 Vernon Ave. Venice), offers an artist reception for “Sophie Kipner: DONTLIFTUPDONTLOOKDOWN” from 7-10 pm.
In West LA…
Giant Robot 2 presents “”Vivid Fields” featuring New York illustrator and comics artists Jen Tong alongside Los Angeles’ Kwanchai Moriya. This two person art exhibition could also be billed as a “pre-LA Zine Fest” event.
in Jen Tong has a Miyazaki-esque style that balances nature, caricatures, and her own spirits in lush colors and vibrancy. There’ll be some witches, nature, plants, outer-space, structures and buildings, and ladies.
Kwanchai Moriya’s work is developing into a hybrid of powerful colors and strokes with people often in sci-fi inspired settings.
This will be an exciting duo exhibition and both artists will be present.
On view: March 5 – Mar 23
In West Hollywood…
Leica Gallery LA debuts “Rolling Through the Shadows,” a unique group exhibit by iconic skateboarders and artists.
Thirteen legends present their powerful perspectives on the sport and lifestyle of a skateboarder for nce-in-a-Lifetime Collaborative Photography Exhibit
“Brought together for the first time in history by a passion for Leica photography, these stars of the skateboarding and art world present a fresh and exciting new perspective with their imagery,” said Gallery Curator Paris Chong. “We’re beyond lucky that the stars aligned and everyone was able to come together to create this legendary group show.”
The skateboarding artists presenting their work at the exhibit are: Anthony Acosta, Ray Barbee, Joe Brook, Thomas Campbell, Jerry Hsu, Jon Humphries, Greg Hunt, Atiba Jefferson, Dennis McGrath, Fred Mortagne, Arto Saari, Ed Templeton and Tobin Yelland. Their unique ability to weave powerful photography together with their knowledge of skateboarding promises an exhibit of unparalleled visual impact.
Save the date…March 12, and meet the artists of“Rolling Through the Shadows.” The art talk and book signing takes place 10am-6pm.
On view: March 5 – March 31
What: Opening reception
Where: Leica Gallery Los Angeles, 8783 Beverly Blvd. West Hollywood
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Klowden Mann (6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232), features an artist reception from 6-8pm.
In Culver City…
The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art has partnered with MuzeuMM to present “Abstract Never Is,” a presentation of contemporary and historical abstract photography. After a wonderfully successful preview at Photo LA in January, the show expands with many more works by each artist – and additional artists to be announced at MuzeuMM in Los Angeles.
As the opening essay for the catalog states: Abstract Photography has a long, illustrious, inspiring tradition, which extends to contemporary photographers’ work. “Abstract Never Is” means to convey the concept that an abstract photographic image never truly escapes the process of putting the lens in front of the eye and clicking the shutter. The moment of conception of an abstract photograph requires intention, place, surface, object, and time, to mention a few aspects. If it is successful, it thrives on the border of the known and the unknown.
The following artists are a part of this traveling exhibition: Fatemeh Burnes, Sasha vom Dorp, Kio Griﬃth, Diane Holland, Suda House, Juri Koll, KuBO, Lawrie Margrave, Stefanie Nafé, Kirk Pedersen, Osceola Refetoﬀ, Lisa Rosel, Edmund Teske, and others TBA.
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On view: March 5 – April 9
Another in Culver City…Daniel Rolnik Gallery (2675 La Cienega Blvd.), hosts its grand opening and inaugural reception featuring Kat Philbin’s: Codswallop, Listen04: Child’s Play 6-11 pm.
In the Miracle Mile area…(in the same building as KP Projects/MKG -upstairs)
LAUNCH LA is proud to present, Random Acts of Fire, Ryan McCann’s latest exhibition. Working in a wide array of mediums – from traditional painting to a pioneered technique known as pyrography – McCann draws influence from modern painters such as Baldessari and Ruscha to produce satirical commentaries on popular culture. These works demonstrate and embrace the narrative potential of images and the associative power of language within the boundaries of the work of art.
See image: Ryan McCann, After That Night She Never Looked Back, 2016, Archival Pigment on Handmade Rice Paper, 21″ x 14″
A departure from his previous body of work, Random Acts of Fire features a photographic process that embraces the chaos of abstraction. According to McCann, “these are all raw images captured entirely in camera. There is no post-production or digital manipulation of the work. This process allows for the unexpected to occur giving them a life and energy that is truthful to the moment, cutting through what is on the surface and leaving you with all you need to know.”
On view: March 5 – April 2
What: Opening reception
Where: Launch Gallery, 2nd floor170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Just head downstairs….
KP Projects/MKG is proud to present new work from Victor Castillo and Tara McPherson.
See image: Victor Castillo, Resistencia Inutil, 28 x 28 in, acrylic on canvash
KP Projects | MKG presents Victor Castillo’s fourth landmark exhibition in Los Angeles. The title Born in ’73 is a self-reflective reference to the artist’s generation as well as to a historic coincidence. “I was born in an experiment,” Castillo says about the military dictatorship that was established in Chile in 1973 following the neoliberal model of Chicago school economists. The feelings of fear and impotence provoked by a brutal political and social system are humorously evoked in Castillo’s painting of the same title, Born in ’73, of being stomped underfoot.
In her latest exhibition, The Difference Between Here and There, Tara McPherson gives us a glimpse into the wonderment of the human mind through painted heroines and miniaturized characters that journey towards self-discovery. Accented by jewel-like surfaces, McPherson’s meticulously painted portraits capture the precarious nature of our own physicality and the resilience of the human spirit. Through fixated, dream-like gazes, these characters exude innocence combined with time-honored wisdom.
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What: Opening reception
Where: KP Projects / MKG, 170 S. La Brea Ave. (In the Art 170 Building), LA 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Head North on La Brea…
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts hosts “An Evening of Music & Art” featuring classical chamber music with New York Oboist Keve Wilson & The Lyris Quartet presented by Music & Conversation 2.0. Be aware this is a ticketed event and an RSVP is required.
Program: Irish Traditional, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370; Jane Brockman; Tenacious Turns II; Oboe and String Quartet; Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 10 in Eb Major, Op.74
Enjoy beautiful music surrounded by breathtaking art by iconic artists. “Modern & Contemporary Works” features seventy paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture spanning a half century offering collectors and institutions an impressive range of large and intimate scale works for acquisition.
Artists include: Hans Burkhardt, George Condo, Max Ernst, Claire Falkenstein, Sam Francis, Frank Gehry, David Hockney, Ed Kienholz, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Ed Moses, Stas Orlovski, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Bruce Richards, Susan Rothenberg, Edward Ruscha, Ruth Weisberg, Tom Wudl, and many more.
Limited Seating Tickets: $20; Click Here to Purchase
Wine Reception 7:00 p.m. (provided by Casa Torelli Imports/ Deluca Trattoria); Performance 8:00 p.m. No Late Seating
On view: March 5 – April 30
What: Opening reception
Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: 7-8pm wine reception; 8:00pm performance
Phone: 323 938-5222
Dysonna City Art Gallery (5373 Wilshire Blvd., LA, 90036) features an art event from 7-9pm.
In Pasadena…SugarMynt Gallery (810 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, California 91030), hosts a closing reception for “TRANSPARENCY,” from 7-10pm.
Hive Gallery presents “Time Machine” curated by White Matter
“Time Machine” features over 15 surrealists artists who have created new art dedicated to time-trippin,’ space-travelin’ and Time Machines! Artists include: Audrey Pongracz, Dakota Noot, Dave Lovejoy, Dustin Myers, Elisa Ang, James Jurardo, Jennifer King, Jeong Woojae, Jon MacNair, Katy Betz, Leo Ulfelder, Linda Bergerova, Mary Alayne Thomas, Neil M Perry, Natalie Foss, Ron Pete, and Stacey Alexander
Featured Artists include: DELA, Ryan Myers, Margaret Meyer
Also on view tongiht is a Hive non-themed group show. Artists include: Joshua Aaron, Patrick Mathews, A.J.Catalano, Jimi Martinez, Jess Jerome, Sarah Rocheleau, Katharina Stenbeck, Mike Bell, Danelle Vierkant, Cary Day, Marissa Lamour, Melany Meza-Dierks, Maria Oglesby, Ricardo Cisneros, Inga Lena, Ryan Dingus, Luis Rocha, Brad Rhadwood, Hope Doe, Kaycie Day, Katharina Stenbeck, Science, Niki Solima, Lichiban, Julius Eastman, Hannah Webb,
The large lot next to The Hive is under construction, but there is a 6 story parking lot right between Broadway and Spring on 7th Street
(next to Carls Jr, on the south side of 7th)
What: Opening reception
Where: The Hive Gallery 729 South Spring St., LA 90014
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 213 955-9051