In Venice…

If you are a fan of Moby Dick….head to the beach for a two day reading from 8-10am.  See Sunday’s Events for more info on this event.

Also in Venice…

WU 11.23 StoutsnStachesHead to the first annual Stouts n’ Staches fest to celebrate Mo Bros’ month-long growing efforts and raise awareness and funds for the Movember Foundation.

Starting at Hotel Erwin with a beer garden, photo booth, live band, stache contests and more, attendees with wristbands can enjoy $5 craft beers and food specials as they flow through the participating locations. Attendees must flash their stash, and those with the best Mo have the chance to win a Hotel Erwin prize package. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Movember.

Admission is $10.00/presale $15.00 at the door or get in on some VIP action for $50.00 Order tickets here.  VIP tickets include special treatment at Hotel Erwin’s rooftop lounge as well as Larry’s Loft, with hosted beer from Venice Beach Beer Company, “man”-icures, massages, shaves and more.

What: Benefit
Where: Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., LA, 90291
When: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm


In Marina Del Rey…

LSat 11.23 ZebiSALEos Angeles artist, Zebi holds her Annual Holiday Sale today and tomorrow. The event takes place at her art stuido…get an inside glimpse of Zebi’s workspace.

Pick up some original gifts for the holiday and enjoy live music with Morena Santos, Nelson Marquez, Jesse Ontiveros. Joshua Herbest and friends, plus DJ Peter Pedro.

1 block south of Washington Blvd., 2 blocks east of Lincoln Blvd.

What: Holiday Sale
Where: Zebi’s Studio, 13373 Beach Ave., Marina Del Rey, Ca 90292
When: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 301 4497


Or in Downtown LA..

Another early one….The Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) is pleased to announce Mirrors of the Mind 2: The Psychotherapist as Artist. In its second year, this exhibition explores and celebrates the intersection of psychology, arts and creativity in the vibrant mental health community.

The event is a carefully curated mix of both visual and performing arts created by psychologists, psychotherapists, psychology professors and psychotherapy students, as well as iSat 11.23 MirrorsoftheMindnvited presentations on creativity and the power of art — the event is free and open to the public.

Juried by professionals in both the art and psychotherapy communities, these various works of art reveal how psychotherapists use their creativity to cross-fertilize, heal, rail against, and renew through self-expression. Mirrors of the Mind 2 is a rare opportunity to peer into the normally veiled, private spaces of the psychotherapist. As with therapy sessions themselves, these visual and performance pieces sing of anguish and love.

On view: November 23rd – December 1st, 2013

The parking lot address is 321 S Hewitt St., LA 90013

What: Opening reception
Where: Art Share LA, 801 East 4th Place, Los Angeles 90013 (corner of 4th Place and Hewitt)
When: 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm


In Santa Monica…

We’ve got an early one for you…Enjoy a closing reception for the group exhibition, “Multifarious Architecture,” curated by Yossi Govrin and Krista Augius, in Arena 1.

SWU 11.23 SMArtStudiosee image:  by Sabine Pearlman

The show features the work of architects, sculptors, and both video and installation artists. Artists included are: Robin Hill, Tanja Rector, Berenika Boberska, Oona Gardner, William Ransom, Jeff Garrett and Krista Augius.

Yossi Govrin’s “NIghtwatch Series” will be showcased featuring forty 7-8ft. sculptures accompanied by large-scale oil paintings.

Special guest photographer and artist J.J. L’Heureux’s work will be on view. L’Heureux made her first expedition to Antarctica in 2000 and returned with a newfound love and the stars of her first book and photography series, Faces of the Southern Sea. She continues her trips yearly to do research, find inspiration and document her adventures with intimate photos of these cold weather animals.

LHeureux JJ 3It was her 2nd expedition that she introduced to abandoned whaling stations. Like the previous trip, she eagerly anticipated her chance to capture images of penguins, seals, sea lions, etc., when the reality of the past appeared before her like a bitter pill to swallow.

“With their giant chains, boilers and cemeteries I often feel the presence of the former inhabitants,” recalls L’Heureux. It was over one hundred years ago when whales were first hunted as a source for oil. L’Heureux has experienced an inside glimpse of the desecration of a vital species. This symbolic wasteland of the past has propelled her to create her “Bags of Bones” series.

L’Heureux’s work is currently featured in numerous museum exhibitions across the globe. In addition to doing speaking engagements all over the world about her work and adventures, she also lectures about the grave importance of saving wildlife that she has grown to love on such a deep personal level.

What: Closing reception
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. 90405.
When:  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310.397.7449


Bergamot Station hosts several openings….don’t forget to stop into Skidmore Contemporary Art for the final day of “Western Noir” featuring Eric Nash.

WU-11.23 ROSEGALLERY AbelardoMorellROSEGALLERY hosts an opening reception for “Outside In” featuring the work of Abelardo Morell.

See image: Abelardo Morell, Camera Obscura: 5.04 AM Sunrise Over the Atlantic Ocean, Rockport, Massachusetts,  June 17th, 2009

On view: November 23rd – January 18th, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: Rose Gallery (G-5), Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.264.8440

Also at Bergamot….Rosamund Felsen Gallery  (B-4) hosts a reception from 5-7pm   then from 6-8pm Gallery Luisotti  (A-2) offers an opening.


In Culver City….

ChWU 11.23 AlanShields DanceBagerry and Martin celebrates Alan Shields’ first solo exhibition on the West Coast in four decades. The exhibition will include major sculptural pieces, conceptual word drawings, free-hanging paintings and pulped paper works.

See image: Alan Shields, Dance Bag 1985  Acrylic, canvas, glass beads, thread on aluminum tubing, mirror  Height: 40 inches, 101.6 centimeters; diameter: 48 inches, 121.9 centimeters

Also opening tonight, “Variable,” a survey exhibition of text paintings from 2002-2013 by Los Angeles-based artist T. Kelly Mason.

On view: November 23rd – January 11th, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: Cherry Martin, 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.
When: 4:00 pm -6:00 pm

Sat 11.23 GeorgeBillis TheEscapologistAndTheAcrobatloStarting at 5pm….George Billis Gallery presents new works by abstract painters Monroe Hodder and Stephen Hicks. Monroe Hodder received her MFA in 1983 from the San Francisco Art Institute and has been exhibiting widely across the U.S. and the U.K.

See image: Monroe Hodder, The Escapologist and the Acrobat, 2013, oil on canvas, 44 x 52 inches

In this series of oil and acrylic paintings Hicks moves from a literal to a more metaphorical documentation of architectural space. Taking cues from Mondrian, Klein, Pollock and Ryman, Hicks uses a fundamental grammar of line and plane to generate a painting language that leads to unexpected conclusions.

On view: November 23 through January 4, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: George Billis Gallery, 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90029
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (310) 838-3685

TSat 11.23 HIngeModern BrianBlackhamhen moving on to Washington….

Hinge Modern presents The Delicate Elsewhere: new work by Brian Blackham.

See image: Brian Blackham, 2013, Oil on panel
On view: November 23rd – January 4th, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: 8545 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-893-9194
Website: http://HINGEMODERN.COM/

Also in Culver City…

Prohibition Gallery is pleased to present this exhibition of all new works by bi-coastal artists Paul Brown and Judy Dryland.

TSat 11.23 Brown and drylandhis series is the product of an artist collaboration study into the asymmetric and impermanent aesthetic of a natural and man-influenced world.

After spending the last three decades living and working between such dense metropolises as London, New York, and Los Angeles, the artists decided to retreat from city life to reconnect with what is physically, aesthetically, and emotionally pure.

On view: Nov 23rd – Dec 14th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Prohibition, 6039a Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Phone: 323-743-3256

Mark Moore Gallery presents Joshua Dildine’s inaugural showing in the main exhibition space.

SeSat 11.23 MarkMoore JoshuaDildine Material Thats Not Immateriale image: Joshua Dildine

At the intersection of abstraction and photography, Dildine uses seemingly mundane imagery from family photography as a backdrop to his painterly gestures and forms. With the original subjects of the photographs obfuscated by these otherworldly gestures, his work interrogates the relationship between projected nostalgia and the mechanics of memory.

Also opening, is “Elsewhere” in the Project Room, an exhibition of new work by San Francisco-based painter, Patti Oleon.

On view: November 23rd – December 21st

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


Also nearby…Kayne Griffin Corcoran is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by David Lynch. The exhibition and its accompanying catalog, David Lynch Naming, curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director of the Drawing Center in New York, traces how Lynch uses “naming” in film, photography, drawings, watercolors, painting and prints from 1968 to the present.

See image: David Lynch, MoSat 11.23 DavidLynch 1305 Modern Housedern House, 2012, Mixed media on paper, 15 x 22 inches

The complex relationship between objects and their names has been a point of departure in his work since The Alphabet, the second short film he made when he was student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in 1968. For Lynch, the act of naming something is never simple.

The drawing of an “ant” and the written word “ant” are never co-equal or necessarily descriptive in Lynch’s universe. His images and text “vibrate” against each other in unusual ways to create new meanings and a deeper understanding of how language operates in an attempt to expose the deeper structure of reality.

On view: Nov 23rd – Jan 4th

What: Opening reception
Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 South La Brea Ave., LA (between Olympic and San Vincente.
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.6886

In the Miracle Mile area… there are a couple more from right next to each other from 6-8 pm at Acme (6150 Wilshire Blvd.) and AMBACH & RICE (6148 Wilshire Blvd.)


Also close by….

13WU 11.23 1301PE AnnVeronicaJanssens01PE offers its third solo exhibition with acclaimed Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens. For more than twenty years Janssens’s work has been widely recognized for her ability to challenge and experiment with the definition of perception.

In this exhibition Janssens will be exhibiting new works continuing her exploration into what she terms the ‘ungraspable’. Through her motifs of abstraction, mirroring, and light, Janssens deliberately displaces and transforms her specific materials.

On view: November 23rd – January 18th, 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., 90048
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323 938-5822


In the Highland Park area…

Killer Theater presents part poetry part theater, ALL killer performance, an underground alternative experience to readings and spoken word.

Recently featured in GO LA, Ricky Luv hits the streets with this new venture produced by Linda Kaye.

Be aware this is an outside event, so dress warm.


What: Poetry Event
Where: 50/50 Art Gallery- 5050 York Bl LA 90042
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: 323-259-6474


In Silverlake…La Luz de Jesus Gallery, (4633 Hollywood Blvd.), hosts a book signing and art talk from 7-10 pm.


Sat 11.23 MyHeroFilmFestIn Downtown LA…

The MY HERO International Film Festival is an annual event held in the George Lucas building at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

It explores the theme of heroism in short films, and supports the crucial work of real life heroes and passionate filmmakers by recognizing their efforts before a worldwide audience in The MY HERO Screening Room.

What: Film Festival
Where: University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, George Lucas Building – The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

When: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Phone: 310-995-2618