In Mar Vista…Peach Tree Pottery hosts its 9th Annual Holiday Show. Get ready for the holidays early…Purchase pottery, photography, jewelry, textiles, and more for sale, all made by local artists. 11am-5pm.

Our Pick of the week takes place at Bergamot Station (2Sat-Nov15-FIG-MarleneCapell525 Michigan Ave., SM). There are also other openings here.

Start your Art Hopping early with an opening from 5-7pm at FIG…Marlene Capell “Recent Work”

See image: Marlene Capell, Portal VII, oil & collage on canvas, 60 x 30″

Marlene Capell’s recent abstract paintings refer to remnants of ancient structures as the source for her compositions.

Much like archeological sites, her canvases reflect the passage and process of time as the surfaces are built up with paint, layer over layer, obliterating and reworking, concealing the past but leaving hints of what came before. Ultimately, it is this evidence of the painting process that becomes the focal point of her paintings, resulting in luscious surfaces and deep, glowing color.

On view: November 12 – December 20

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

Also Lois Lambert Gallery holds an opening from 6-9pm.

Sat-Nov15-Copro-The Go-betweenCopro Gallery presents an exhibition by master artist Odd Nerdrum with a collection of his latest works.

See image: Odd Nerdrum, The Go-between, oil on canvas, 54″ x 47″

Also on exhibit In gallery 2 several of Odd Nerdrum’s students have assembled a collection of their current paintings inspired by time at the Nerdrum school in Norway and by legendary old master artist Apelles.

On view: November 15th – January 3rd, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: Copro Gallery (T-5), Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, SM
When:  8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Phone: 310.829.2156

Sat-Nov15-DanielRolnikAlso in Santa Monica…

The third exhibit at Daniel Rolnik Gallery opens tonight from 7pm – 11pm.

ARTISTS: J.T. Steiny, John Kilduff, Mike Joos, Tony Clough, Evan Mann, Alden Marin, Daniel Rolnik, Ryan McIntosh, Sloane Kanter, and more!

NEW SHIRTS & PRINTS BY: Jason Maloney, Bwana Spoons, Quam Odunsi, Lydia Fu, John Kilduff, Clark Walter, and Chris Rexroad.


Proceeds of all sales go to The Venice Family Clinic.

What: Opening reception
Where:  Daniel Rolnik Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Ca 90401
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Or in Venice…

Sat-Nov15-ShulamitShulamit Gallery presents a solo exhibition of mixed media performance installations by the internationally renowned performance artist, vocalist and composer, Sussan Deyhim.

Based in Los Angeles, Deyhim recently completed an artist residency at the acclaimed Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva Island, FL. Forough Farrokhzad, the influential 1950’s Iranian literary heroine, feminist existentialist poet and filmmaker, inspired Deyhim’s art works created as part of a larger media stage production “The House is Black” to be presented by CAP UCLA at Royce Hall on January 23, 2015).

The prints were produced during Deyhim’s residency fellowship at the Rauschenberg Residency/Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

On view: November 15 – January 10, 2015

What: Artist reception
Where: Shulamit Gallery 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.281.0961

You may want to start in Culver City…

At Kopeikin Gallery…”The Day the Dam Collapses” opens with a reception and book signing with artist Hiroshi Watanabe. This is the fourth solo exhibition.

Hiroshi was born in Sapporo, JapSat-Nov15-PaulKopeikin-HiroshiWatanabean. He graduated from Department of Photography, College of Art, at Nihon University. He moved to Los Angeles after graduation and became involved in the production of TV commercials, eventually working as a producer. In 1995 his passion for photography rekindled, and since then he has traveled worldwide extensively, photographing what he finds intriguing at that moment and place.

On view: November 15 – December 20

What: Opening reception
Where: Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 South La Cienega Blvd.,
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-559-0800

There’s also one right across the street…use the crosswalk! Head to Blum and Poe (2727 La Cienega Blvd), which runs from 6-8pm. 

Angles Gallery (2754 S. La Cienega Blvd.), offfers an opening from 6-8pm.

Sat-NOv16-HonorFraser-ywarholprofilerj72dpiSaying yes to everything” debuts at Honor Fraser. The group exhibition celebrates the use of collage in American art since the 1960s, primarily by artists working in Los Angeles and New York.

See image: Ray Johnson, Untitled (Andy Warhol Profile with Dancers behind Striped Screen), 1976, Collage on cardboard panel, 9 x 8 1/2 inches

The exhibition features artists who use found images, objects, and text in collages, creating innovative compositions by using the accumulation, isolation, and repetition in tandem with color, shape, and mixed mediums to explore the formal potential of the technique while engaging varying degrees of cultural critique.

Artists include: Mike Cloud, Confetti Confidential, Meg Cranston, Al Hansen, Richard Hawkins, Robert Heinecken, Ray Johnson, David X. Levine, T. Kelly Mason, Gladys Nilsson, Erik Parker, Fay Ray, Amanda Ross-Ho, Kenny Scharf, Alexis Smith, Frances Stark, Stan Vanderbeek, Ray Yoshida, and Brenna Youngblood.

November 15 – December 20

What: Artist reception
Where: Honor Fraser, 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
When: 6:00pm- 8:00pm

Baik Art presents “How Some Sat-Nov15-Balk-LauraleePopePaintings Are Born.” The group exhibition features three southern California artists, Christien Nguyen, Susanna Maing and Lauralee Pope.

See image: Lauralee Pope Oreos 2012, Acrylic and felt on linen 12 x 14 in

Each offers their own insights through the medium of paint. The artists put forth their own philosophical perspectives while noting how theoretical foundations and the suppositional systems built on them are always subject to a shifting topography—they are always in motion.

On view: November 15 – January 10, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: Baik Art, 2600 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
When: 6:00pm- 8:00pm

Phone: 310-989-8820

Then hook a left on Washington and head East…

Mark Moore Gallery proudly presents Antiquity in the Faux, a sophomore solo exhibition of mixed-media assemblage works by artist Kris Kuksi.

SSat-Nov15-MarkMoore-KrisKuksiee image: Kris Kuksi / With Reverence, 2014 / mixed media assemblage / 25 x 27 x 7.5 inches

Oftentimes appearing as unorthodox altarpieces, Kuksi’s sculptural wall works have been heralded for their superabundance of detail and narrative – as several theatrical microcosms may converge to produce one sensory fable.

Also on view (in Gallery 2) the work of Preston Daniels will be featured. Daniels produces works that demonstrate the humanization of architecture. In Over Under, Daniels continues to explore the gestures of architectural destruction and environmental collapse through a series of installations, paintings, and sculptures – all of which employ the use of acrylics, foam, urethane and fluorescent lighting.

On View: November 15th – December 20th

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

Or drive West on Washington…

CHG Circa presents Nate Frizzell’s “Dark Was the Night” aSat Nov15-CHG-Circa solo exhibition of new paintings.

While the title of Nate Frizzell’s new solo show, “Dark Was The Night” is taken from the popular Blues tune of the 1920s, the new contemporary painter’s modern Californian influences are still apparent in the work that encompasses it.

Beautifully rendered portraits of everyday folks in surreal yet emotional landscapes, Frizzell’s subjects live in today’s world amongst graffiti, coyotes, and wearing Vans sneakers. This myriad of urban landscapes vs natural settings, humans vs animals, and the new black backgrounds of this work vs his usual pop culture colors, offers stirring visual examinations of the current human condition.

On view: November 15 – December 6

What: Opening reception
Where: CHG Circa, 8530 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 7:00 pm ‑10:00 pm
Phone: 310 287-2340

Head North on La Cienega…towards the mid-Wilshire area…

Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 will be featuring a painting by artist and LAAA member, Linda Kosoff, at The Aurora Holiday Show.

Sat-Nov15-LAAA-LindaKosoff-pastedGraphicSee image: By Linda Kosoff, “Sisterface” Acrylic on canvas 30″x40″

Artist Linda Kosoff talks about what inspires her art…
“What inspired this painting was how I would always feel a sense of separateness with my sister despite being with her. Our body language and facial expressions depict two totally different personalities and realities. I felt that the incomplete faces were more expressive than if I had completed them–and placed the sisters in a pastoral setting to express even more distance.”

It is LAAA’s much anticipated Holiday Art Sale and Celebration featuring original works by over 100 artists at great prices.

Additional artists included are: J.T. Burke, Mario Canali, Ching Ching Cheng, Karen Clark, Betsy Enzensberger, Paula Izydorek, Linda Kunik, Heather Scholl, Jane Szabo, David Valentine, Karen Frimkess Wolff, and many more. 

On view: November 15 – December 5

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery 825 – 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.652.8272

Just up the street…stop by OHWOW Los Angeles (937 N. La Cienega) for an event from 6-8pm.

Close by there are two openings at 6140 Wilshire 90048. 1301PE and Acme both hold a receptions from 6-8pm. 

Also in the area…
“Attitudes” opens at the Rebecca Molayem Gallery. T
he exhibition features a new series of portraits by artist Rebecca Molayem.

An expressive portrayal of familiar muses in different settings exploring changes in moods and attitudes through brush movements and the language of color and paint.

Also featuring new abstract landscape paintings by Brad Robertson.

Refreshments will be served.


Where: Rebecca Molayem Gallery, 8304 W. 3rd St., 90048
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323-944-0553

In Hollywood…

Tif Sigfrids (1507 Wilcox Ave., LA 90028) hosts an opening from 4-6pm. Various Small Fires (812 North Highland Ave., LA 90038) offers an art party from 6-8pm.  Redling Fine Art (6757 Santa Monica Blvd. LA 90038) features an art event from 6-8pm. One more happening takes place from 6-9 at SPOT Photo Works (6679 Sunset Blvd., LA 90028).

Another in Hollywood…

KoSat-Nov15-albuquerque achernarhn Gallery presents Lita Albuquerque, “Light Carries Information.” 

Lita Albuquerque, Stellar Axis Achernar,  2014, pigment print, 60 x 60 inches

On view: November 15th – December 20th

Film Screening: 6:30pm; Book Signing: 7:00pm;

What: Screening/book signing/art reception
Where: Kohn Gallery, 1227 N. Highland Ave., LA 90038
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323.658.8088

In West LA…Giant Robot 2 (2062 Sawtelle Blvd., LA 90025), throws an art party from 6-10pm.

Downtown…The Box (805 Traction Ave., LA 90013) hosts a reception from 6-9pm.  Human Resources (410 Cottage Home St. LA 90012), features an art installation from 7-10pm.

Also Downtown…

Maker City LA presents “Fantasy at the Edge” a group exhibition featuring artists Tere Abdala-Romano. Flora Golden, Linda Levi-Baum, and Kathleen Losey.

See image: Like Night and DaySat-Nov15-StudioEleven-FloraGolden, 2014, watercolor, gouache and clay collage on newsprint, 13″ x 21″

Parking for reception available in Reef building’s adjacent lot. Metered street parking also available. Upon entering building, advise security you are going to studioeleven…which is located on the 11th floor, Suite 1158.

Wine will be served.

On view: 15 November – 7 December 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: StudioEleven at Maker City LA, 1933 S. Broadway, 11th Floor, LA 90007
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In the Silverlake area…

The Gabba Gallery presents “Wishlist 2014,” the second annual exhibition of contemporary artwork at affordable prices. Wishlist 2014 is a dynamic cash and carry exhibition, continually re-curated and ever evolving.

ThNov15-GABBA-Wishlistis exhibition features more than 55 artists, with a price cap of $1000 for artworks.

The re-curated exhibition Wishlist 2014 Part 2 opens on December 13, 7 pm to – 11 pm.

If you are looking for a fun art party…Gabba Gallery knows how to throw one…It a wonderful gem of a art venue and truly supportive of the artists!

Perrier and Huberts and 7/11 are sponsors at this event.

Sponsors include: Perrier, Huberts Lemonade, 7/11.

On view: November 15 – December 20, 2014

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

In Glendale…Silvana Gallery (1731 West Glenoaks Blvd. Suite 200, Glendale, 91201) hosts a reception from 6-10pm.