There is an incredible amount of art events taking place tonight….The good news is, many start early….so you can get to many in one night, let’s see how many we can actually get to.  See my Huff Post article that features MANY of these galleries.

In Santa Monica, Bergamot Station features our Pick of the Week (at the Robert Berman Gallery) along with several other art parties.

Lora Schlesinger Gallery hosts anSat-Sept13-LoraSchlesinger-Gronk GN14-002 monoprint 16x21 sm opening reception for “Ruins” featuring the art of Gronk. The solo exhibition, which will showcase new abstract paintings as well as works on paper is Gronk’s first show with the gallery.

See image: Courtesy of the artist and Lora Schlesinger Gallery; Gronk, Untitled (14-002), 2014, monoprint 24-1/16 x 29-1/4″ – fr.

Gronk’s Ruins are a union of abstract concepts conceived in preparation for and in response to, his experience painting the sets for Peter Sellars’ adaptation of Henry Purcell’s Opera The Indian Queen. Reminiscent of Mayan codices and modern day graffiti, Gronk’s mark-making conveys the energy of a lost civilization in an ever changing world.

Exhibit runs through October 18, 2014.

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

Sat-Sept13-FrankLloyd-KenPriceFrank Lloyd Gallery hosts an opening for three exhibits featuring the work of Ken Price, Georges Jeanclos, as well as a selection of Japanese ceramics paired with drawings by Craig Kauffman.

See image: Ken Price, Untitled Cup, c. 1960-1961 earthenware 3 ½ x 4 ¾ x 3 inches

September 13 – November 1, 2014

What: Opening Reception
Where: Frank Lloyd Gallery, Inc., Bergamot Station (B-5b), 2525 Michigan Ave. SM
When: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 264-3866

Rosamund Felsen Gallery (B-4) hosts a reception from 5-7pm.

Leslie Sacks Contemporary is pleased tSat-Sept13-LeslieSacks-CharlesHILL King of Prussia 60 x 48o announce a two-person exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Los Angeles based painter, Charles Christopher Hill and New Mexico based sculptor, Tom Waldron.

See image: Charles Hill, King of Prussia 60 x 48

The exhibition will feature Waldron’s voluminous welded steel sculptures alongside Hill’s sleek acrylic paintings and distressed works on paper mounted on canvas.

On view: September 13 – October 25

What: Opening Reception, 
Where: Leslie Sacks Contemporary (B6)
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Mon
ica, California 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 264-0640

One more at Bergamot takes place a bit later…CoproGallery (T-5) throws an art party from 8-11:30pm.

Also in Santa Monica…Christopher Grimes (916 Colorado Ave., SM 90401) offers an opening from 6-8pm. and one in Venice, takes place from 6-9pm at C.A.V.E. Gallery (1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., 90291).

In Mar Vista/Culver City area…

“Suspended Pillars” opens featuring new works from artist Gus Harper. An opening reception will be held (with the artist in attendance) from 6:30pm to 11:00pm.

See image: “Sapana XX”, oil on canvSat-Sept13-GusHarper-SapanaXXas, 48 x 48

These works are a continuation of an aesthetic Harper developed for his last show, “Searching For Heroes” with additional influence of a recent journey to Nepal which contributed to the dreamscape quality of much of the imagery.

I am a big fan of Gus Harper’s art…locally raised in Santa Monca, I wrote about him and his work this past January in the Santa Monica Mirror.

Harper has collaborated with nearly 20 other LA artists…most notably, the famed LA artist Gronk.

What: Opening reception
Where: Gus Harper’s Studio, 11306 Venice Blvd. LA 90066
When: 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310-699-9509

In Beverly Hills…

GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY is pleased to welcoSat-Sept13-Garboushianme the creative takeover of artist Yvette Gellis in an exhibition called “1000 Ways to See It.” This marks her second solo exhibition with the gallery.
The gallery is completely transformed from all sides by Gellis’ interactive painting, and can even be observed through peekholes outside the gallery, aiding the viewer in seeing through the walls, and directly into the painting itself from all sides. Multiple vantage points and floating painted transparent panels provide dozens of different angles to view the same subject, the same painting-painted 1000 different ways.

To RSVP for the opening reception, contact

On view: September 13 – October 17

What: Opening reception
Where: 427 North Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.854.0540

Also in Beverly Hills…

SatSept13-MB-Phil Chang-Untitled-OrangeMonochromeM+B announces its newest exhibition, “Pictures, Chromogenic and Pigment.” Marking Phil Chang’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, the exhibit will feature photographic monochromes and works on paper.

See image: Courtesy of the Artist and M+B; Phil Chang, Untitled (Orange Monochrome), 2013, unique chromogenic print, 60 x 48 inches

The exhibition expands on Chang’s interest in aspects of process, duration and materiality. The works on view demonstrate Chang’s answer to the question: what type of photographic-based work can function solely in the context of contemporary art?

On view: September 13 – October 25

What: Opening reception
Where: M+B 612 North Almont Drive, LA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 550 0050

Nearby…Richard Telles Fine Art (7380 Beverly Blvd., LA, 90036) holds an opening from 5-7pm Another one happens at Minan Gallery (1051 S. Fairfax Ave., LA 90019) from 6-8pm.

Head to La Cienega….

KM Fine Arts | Los Angeles prSat-Sept13-KMFineArtsesents “VICTOR MATTHEWS | bright …brighter…brightest…” opening tonight. This exhibition marks Victor Matthews first solo exhibition in Los Angeles since the opening of his west coast studio earlier this year.

The exhibition features 27 paintings and sculpture accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog and essay by Doug McClemont.

On view: September 13 – October 30

What: Opening reception
Where: KM Fine Arts | Los Angeles, 814 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 312.255.1319

Also nearby…Aran Cravey, (6918 Melrose Ave., LA 90038) hosts a reception from 6-9pm.  In Hollywood…Kohn Gallery (1227 N. Highland Ave., LA 90038) holds a booksigning from 2-4pm.  Diane Rosenstein Fine Arts (831 North Highland Ave.), offers an opening from 6-8pm.

Also in Miracle Mile/Mid Wilshire….Couturier Gallery (166 N. La Brea Ave., LA 90036) also hosts an art opening from 6-8pm The Loft at Liz’s, (453 S La Brea Ave, LA, 90036) throws an art party from 7-10pm.  RSVP on FB Event Page.

David Kordansky Gallery (5130 W. Edgewood Place, LA 90019) presents its inaugural show at its new location from 6-9pm.

Lots going in Culver City…Start on the Venice Boulevard side of La Cienega and head south towards Washington…

Honor Fraser (2622 La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, 90034) holds a reception from 6-8pm.

WSat-Sept13-WalterMaciel-TimGratkowskialter Maciel Gallery features  “NOTHING SHOCKING,” the first solo exhibit by Los Angeles artist Tm Gratkowski.

The exhibition will include two and three dimensional works incorporating Gratkowski’s signature medium and technique using collaged paper.

On view: 10 September – 1 November 2014

What: Opening reception
Where: Walter Maciel Gallery, 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA
When:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
phone: 310.839.1840

The Salon at automatic sweat (2656 S La Cienega Blvd
Culver City, 90034) offers a reception from 5-8pm.

Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce “Aftermarket Sat-Sept13-AnatEbgiInterior, Factory Paint,” a solo exhibition of new works by Joe Reihsen.

Aftermarket Interior, Factory Paint is Joe Reihsen’s third solo exhibition with Anat Ebgi, and his first show in the newly expanded gallery space.

In his previous show, Clean Title, No Accidents, Reihsen focused on an intimate scale of works, akin to the size of a computer screen or sheet of paper.

On view: September 13 – October 25

What: Opening reception
Where: Anat Ebgi, 2660 La Cienega Blvd.
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bustamante Gill (2675 S. La Cienega Blvd. 90034) hosts an opening from 6-9pm.

LuisSat-Sept13-LuisdeJesus-ZacharayDruckerandRhysErnst De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce ZACKARY DRUCKER & RHYS ERNST: POST / RELATIONSHIP / X, on view in Gallery 1 and Gallery 2.

Relationship, an extensive photographic project created by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst that documents their life together from 2008 through 2013.

It debuted at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, New York, and comes to Los Angeles via the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, where it was presented as part of Fan the Flames: Queer Positions in Photography.

On view: September 13 – November 1

What: Reception
Where: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-838-6000

George Billis Gallery LA (2716 S. La CienegaLurieHypotheticalSpace Blvd.) offers an opening from 5-8pm.

The Bruce Lurie Gallery throws an art party and opening for a new exhibition titled Hypothetical Space” an abstract group exhbition….

Artists include: Bernard Dunaux, Jaime Gil, Gregory Gummersall, Heidi Spector and more.

On view: September 13 -September 29

What: Opening reception
Where: Bruce Lurie Gallery, 2736 South La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Continue South on La Cienega…

Angles Gallery offers a reception for “Transmogrification of the Ordinary.

This grSat-Sept13-Angles-SeanDuffyoup exhibition will address representations of the domestic object in fine art, including issues of still life, consumerism, gender, and identity. Exploring destabilization and the transformative shifts in cultural and aesthetic value that elevate the ordinary to art, the exhibition examines how everyday objects can be lifted from the mundane.

Artists include: Sean Duffy, Hannah Greely, Matthias Merkel Hess, Ben Jackel, Patrick Jackson, Dwyer Kilcollin, Joseph Kohnke, Olga Koumoundouros, Dana Maiden, Kristen Morgin, Rory McAuliffe, Kaz Oshiro, Joel Otterson, Anthony Pearson, Yuval Pudik, Ross Rudel, George Stoll, and Emily Sudd.

On view: September 13 – November 1

What: Opening Reception
Where: Angles Gallery, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., 
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.396.5019 

Western Project (2762 S. La Cienega Blvd.) who hosts a reception from 6-8pm.

Kopeikin Gallery hosts a reception for two solo exhibitions “Hopper Meditations,” and “Ensembles Assembled.”

See image: Richard TuschmaSat-Sept13-PaulKopeikin-RichardTuschmann, Hotel by the Railroad, 2012 

“Hopper Meditations” is artist Richard Tuschman’s first exhibition with the Gallery. The exhibit combines miniature hand built dioramas with real-life human interactions inspired by the work of Edward Hopper.

“Ensembles Assembled” features the work of German photographer Katrin Korfmann. This is Korfmann’s second exhibition with the Gallery as well as the title of her new Monograph which will be available at the gallery during the exhibition.

On view: September 13 – October 18

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

One more….across the streeet (use the crosswalk) at Blum & Poe (2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034) presents a new exhibit from 6-8pm.

Head to Washington Blvd …there’s an opening at Koplin Del Rio Gallery (6031 Washington Blvd.) from 4-6pm.  FP Contemporary (5835 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232), previously called Fresh Paint debuts its first exhibition titled “Core” from 6-8pm.

Also nearby…from 6-8pm, Roberts & Tilton (5801 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232) & Klowden Mann (6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232) offer receptions. 

Sat-Sept13-Thinkspace-KellyVivancoThinkspace presents “Peculiar Tides,” featuring new works by Southern Californian artist Kelly Vivanco.

See image: Kelly Vivanco

A graduate of the Laguna College of Art and Design, Vivanco works primarily in acrylic on panel to create illustrative paintings with whimsy and play. Her beautiful, and eerily knowing, protagonists and their stalwart friends offer endless visual adventures.

Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace Project room are new works by Curiot in Moktulen Kingdom. Working out of Mexico City, Curiot’s approach to imagery is energetic and monumental.

On view: September 13th – October 4th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 403.8549

Then from 6-9pm, HINGE Modern, (8545 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232 and Prohibition Gallery (6039a W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232) also hold art events.

In the Highland Park/Eagle RNELAl-ogoock area…the Nela Art Walk is taking place (every 2nd Saturday night).   Be sure to check the NELA Art Gallery Night FB Page to find out about the Art Night! They do have a website, but I just checked it and it’s NOT up to date.

“Structural Abstractions” featuring the art of Kymm Swank opens at Keystone Art Space (2558 North San Fernando Road, LA CA 9006). This exhibit is presented in conjunction with Wallspace Gallery. Please RSVP to

Future Studio Gallery (5558 N. Figuera St. LA 90042) will also particpate with an art party from 7-10pm.

Eklecto-Mania Gallery holds an opening reception for “Sex Stories.”

FSat-Sept13-Eklectomaniaeaturing paintings by George Juaquim and Ted Meyer, this event is part of the NELA 2nd Saturday Art Night

Artists George Juaquim and Ted Meyer team up to tell stories of strange and awkward sexual situations you just might, at some time, find yourself experiencing. Both artists paint in a narrative style with a strong sense of humor and irony.

What: Opening reception
Where: Eklecto-Mania Gallery, 6152 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042
When: 6-11PM
FB Page:

In Highland Park…

Avenue 50 Studio holds opening night reception for “Notes From the Chicano Sublime,” and “Ruptured ‘girls at eleven.”

See image: Courtesy oH-Ave50Studio-MegMadison RupturedNo27-1024x1024f the artist and gallery; Meg Madison “Ruptured: girl at eleven no. 27″ 

The aforementioned exhibition features the abstract art of Linda Arreola, Val Echavarria, Cici Segura Gonzalez, and Ramon Ramirez. The theme of the group show encompasses the cosmic, biological, and spiritual worlds.

The latter exhibit “Ruptured ‘girls at eleven,” is a solo show featuring photography by Meg Madison. This photo exhibit spotlights the sometimes difficult and highly sexualized transition girls experience as they step into womanhood.

On view: September 13 – October 4, 2014.

What: Opening reception
Where: Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, LA 90042
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323 258 1435

In Downtown LA…DAC Gallery (431 S. Broadway, LA, 90013) hosts an art party from 7-9pm and Cirrus Gallery (542 S. Alameda St., LA 90013) offers an opening from 6-8pm.

Perhaps you’d like to venture out to the South Bay…

“Transforming Feminisms” opens at South Bay Contemporary. Artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds  and ages were asked to share their identities and perspectives on women’s issues.

SeSat-Sept13-SouthBayContemporary-Fatemeh-Burnese image: FATEMEH BURNES, Prayer (Transluminants series), archival inkjet print, 2014

Artists Include: Karen Atkinson, Cheryl Bookout, Fatemeh Burnes, Audrey Chan, Sijia Chen, Hyunsook Cho, Margaret Garcia, Hatsuko Mary Higuchi, Donna Hollander, Nicole James, Leila Jarman, Niku Kashef, Elizabeth Kneisley, Isabelle Lutterodt, Maria Mandler, Dan Taulapap McMullin, Sandra Mueller, Chloe Jeehye Noh, Gloria Plascencia, Christy Roberts, Ana Rodriguez, Linda Jo Russell, Yoshie Sakai, Hadi Salehi, Browyn Towle, Ruth Trotter, Ruth Weisberg, Peggy Sivert Zask, and Zainab Zeb.

On view: September 13 – October 25

What: Opening reception
Where: South Bay Contemporary, 550
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In the Valley…Fabien Castanier Gallery (2919 La Cienega Blvd. Culver City, LA 90232), hosts an art party from 6-9pm.
Also 11:11 ACC Gallery, 18640 Ventura Blvd) offers an opening reception from 7-11pm. Be aware there is a $5.00 entry fee.