In Venice…

L.A. Louver holds an artists’ conversation between Joe Biel, Rebecca Campbell, Tom Knechtel (moderator) and Tom Wudl. On view is the current exhibition of paintings and drawings by late artist R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007).

SeThurs 10.10 LALouver kitaje image: R.B. Kitaj

This the artist’s first exhibition in Los Angeles since his solo show R.B. Kitaj Passion and Memory at The Skirball Cultural Center in 2008.

Also pop upstairs, to see a new series of monochromatic paintings by British artist Jason Martin. The exhibition will feature 6 new pigment works by the artist.

On view: Oct 10th – Nov 9th
                                    
What: Opening reception
Where: L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Blvd., LA, CA, 90291
When: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Phone: 310-822-4955
Website: http://www.lalouver.com/

There will be an event today, celebrating the opening of Tongva Park in SM….more details on the weekend update…it is during the day! 

In the Silverlake area…The Gabba Gallery hosts the final day of a five day pop up exhibition as well as talk with the artist Will Deutsch. 12- 4pm http://www.thegabbagallery.com

In Santa Monica….Bergamot Station will be hosting several art parties…

WU Sat 10.19 CraigKrull NEdEvansCraig Krull presents an exhibition of new geometric abstract paintings by Ned Evans.  More reductive than the work of his last exhibition, these paintings incorporate fabrics inspired by Gee’s Bend Quilts.  

Ned Evans, Bibb,  2013, acrylic and mixed media on canvas and wood, 43 x 52″ © Ned Evans and Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California

On View: Oct 19th – Nov 23rd

What: Opening reception
Where: Craig Krull Gallery (B-3) Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310.828.6410
Website: http://www.craigkrullgallery.com

At Rosamund Felsen Gallery….Populating his canvases from various encounters throughout his life, GegWU Sat 10.19 Rosamund GegamKacherianam Kacherian has been weaving dreamlike imagery using atmospheric colors.

Dancers, acrobats, musicians, friends and fellow artists have all tread lightly in his romantic visions where exotic animals appear in defiantly shifting landscapes or breathtaking floating city views, creating both mythic and intuitive reveries where the representational and the abstract intersect.

What: Opening reception
Where: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Bergamot Station, (B4) 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 828-8488
Website: http://www.rosamundfelsen.com/

I do wSat 10.19 Skidmore EricNash 7-9-11ant to point out a very special exhibition taking place at Skidmore Contemporary Art.

Here, the work of Eric Nash will be celebrated in his solo exhibition “Western Noir.”

See image: 7 – 9 – 11, Oil on canvas 48×84  2013

 

The show will feature ten paintings and two charcoal drawings. The show will focus on cultural icons, images that have shaped his life. Growing up in a less than perfect (to say it mildly) family environment, his art saved him. It allowed him to escape the disruptive environment.

Inspired by the urban sprawl, Nash tells a personal story with his lonesome imagery of highways and gas stations across Los Angeles.

SeeSat 10.19 Skidmore eric-nash-lax image: LAX Oil on canvas  48×72  2013

His homage to Hollywood inspired scenes has attracted the attention of many actors, producers, filmmakers as well as beside the scenes high powered people. The list includes Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Jerry Bruckheimer, Orlando Bloom, Mena Suvari, Hillary Duff, Alexandra Balahoutis and many more.

What: Opening reception 
Where: Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., D-2 Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310-828-5070
Website: http://www.skidmorecontemporaryart.com

Stay in Santa Monica….Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery (1310 11th St., Santa Monica) hosts a artist reception for Scott Heywood from 6-8pm. http://www.smc.edu

Sat 10.19 JeanieMadsenJeanie Madsen Gallery will host a fashion show and red carpet event featuring her new Fall/Winter Collection from Jeanie Madsen Design. The event will offer a DJ and Wine Bar.

While you are there, enjoy the art of Dillon, Johnny Romeo and Jennifer Verge in the current exhibition “Say What?” The event is free and open to the public. http://destroyrebuildrepeat.com/dillon/; http://johnnyromeo.net/; http://jenniferverge.com/

Rsvp required (limited space) jeanie@jeaniemadsengallery.com

What: Art Party & Fashion Show
Where: Jeanie Madsen Gallery 1431 Ocean Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310-393-7436
Website: http://www.JeanieMadsenGallery.com

Just across the way…

bG Gallery (Bleicher/Golightly/Gorman) hosts a night of music to celebrate “Gay Summer Rick: Series in Night and Day.” The exhibition is Gay’s third solo exhibition at BG Gallery of paintings. If you missed the opening …pop in, you’ll enjoy it. Great work!

See imageSat 10.5 bGGallery GSR: Gay Summer Rick, “A Stop on Electric Avenue” Oil on Canvas, 40″x30″

For her new ‘Series in Night and Day’, Gay has created paintings inspired by her travels up and down LA’s coastline. She has stopped on roads and highways across Malibu, Santa Monica, and Venice absorbing the nighttime and daytime urban and coastal views. With palette knives and oil paint, Gay’s signature overlay of colors, which meld impressionism and abstract color-field painting, speak as much about the emotion evoked by a place as they do about the place itself. Two different cities are evoked through paint: one bathed in color and sunlight between veils of fog, and one where the color seeps in behind the darkness of night.

There is complimentary valet parking in the building during the reception (bring ticket to gallery for validation).

What: Reception
Where: Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Ca 90401
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 310.451.9983
Website: http://caporalebleicher.com

In Culver City…

GSat 10.19 DannyHeller SwissMissHouseAtDuskeorge Billis Gallery celebrates new works by realist painter Danny Heller in City Modernism.

See image: Danny Heller, Swiss Miss House At Dusk, 2009, oil on canvas, 22 x 34 inches

“Float” features new abstract works by artist Nina Tichava.  Also on view, new sculptural works by D’lisa Creager.

On view: Oct 19th – Nov 16th

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
Website: www.georgebillis.com

Also in Culver City….WU 10.19 HingeModern MitraFabian

Hinge Modern celebrates the work of Mitra Fabian in a new show entitled “Stratagems.”

For “Stratagems,” conceptual artist Mitra Fabian created a collection of sculptures and drawings that depict organic forms juxtaposed with angular structures. They suggest human activity and its often-complicated relationship to the natural world.

On view: October 19th – November 16th

What: Opening reception
Where: 8545 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-893-9194
Website:  http://HINGEMODERN.COM/

Carter & Citizen (2648 La Cienega Ave) hosts a reception from 6-9pm. http://www.carterandcitizen.com/

Sat 10.19 MarkMoore KimRugg north american email05 1Mark Moore Gallery presents “Patterns of Landscape”, the latest body of work by gallery artist Kim Rugg. With the precision of a surgeon, Rugg dismantles and reassembles printed objects that relay information, such as newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, and stamps; rendering their original content meaningless.

Concurrently in the Project Room, the gallery presents “Redactor”, a debut solo exhibition from newly represented interdisciplinary artist, Ryan Wallace. A departure from his celestially inspired “Tablet,” “Omega Point,” and “Atlas” works, Wallace’s “Redactors” delve into a more intricate, anarchic psychology.

On view: Oct 19th – Nov 16th

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
Website: http://www.markmooregallery.com


In the West LA area…an opening from 6:30 -10pm takes place at Giant Robot 2, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd.) http://gr2.net/  In West Hollywood…New Image Art Gallery (7920 Santa Monica Blvd. holds an opening from 7-10pm; or in Hollywood Diane Rosenstein Fine Art (831 North Highland Ave.) from 6-8pm. http://www.dianerosenstein.com/

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.) http://www.acmelosangeles.com and AMBACH & RICE (6148 Wilshire Blvd.) http://ambachandrice.com

Also nearby…

The Loft at Liz’s holds an opening reception for a group exhibition entitled “Surreal Humanity.” Curated by Liz Gordon, Randi Kreeft, the show features contemporary surrealist works from artists Mario Canali, Alexandra Dillon and Brad R. Nelson.

Sat 10.19 LoftatLizsTraditional arts are bridged by technology in the work of artist Mario Canali. 2010 marked the artist’s return to traditional painting techniques.

Alexandra Dillon paints a surrealistic bestiary, resonant with the influence of Pieter Breugel’s fallen angels and Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits. Her love of old master painting, folk art, and myth inspire her recent body of surrealist work.

Brad R. Nelson’s work is influenced by his interest in the natural world and the interaction of humanity and the rest of the animal kingdom. His sculptural work consists of ceramic figures using realistic imagery with surrealist and modernist tendencies.

On view: Oct 19th – Dec 10th

What: Opening reception,
When: The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave., LA 90036
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323-939-4403 x6
Website: http://theloftatlizs.com/


In Downtown LA…

Today and tomorrow, the Samurai Geisha Fest is showing SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE, a totally unique piece of filmed stage work.

Filmed live on stage in Tokyo, one of Japan’s lSat Oct19 20 SamuraiGeishaFest-Dokuro-postcardeading theatrical troupes, GEKIDAN SHINKANSEN brings a new live-theatre style of film screening to moviegoers, as their popular stage performance becomes a cinema experience.

Synopsis: Eight years after the fall of Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi is attempting to unify the whole of Japan. He is opposed by Tenmaō, the mysterious masked resident of Skull Castle (Dokurojō). A wandering stranger named Sutenosuke rescues the girl Sagiri from Tenmaō’s men leading them all to the ultimate showdown.

Ticket online $25, or $30 at the door
If you enter the code Tomodachi2013 you’ll get $5 off the ticket price!

What: Movie (SEVEN SOULS IN THE SKULL CASTLE – Part 1)
Where: JACCC – The George J. Doizaki Gallery, 244 S. San Pedro St., LA, 90012
When: 6 pm  – 9 pm (Music, Comedy and Movie!)
Website: www.samuraigeishafest2013movie.eventbrite.com

Also downtown….CB1 Gallery hosts a reception with an artist talk from 4-7pm. http://www.cb1gallery.com/  Or in the Valley, Cella Gallery, (11135 Weddington St. #112) from 7-11pm. http://www.cellagallery.com