In Venice….at 11:00 am the Venice Street Legends (Greg Cruz, Petr Hrodmako, & Mitch Montrose) will open the show at the Venice Vintage Motocycle Rally on Dell & Venice Blvd.


Bergamot Station will be mellow tonight….but remember our Pick of the Week takes place at the popular arts center….so be sure to pop into this one.

WSat 9.14 WilliamTurner CasperBrindleilliam Turner Gallery presents Azimuth: New Works by Casper Brindle.

Casper Brindle has spent considerable time on a surfboard and one cannot deny that the artist pays homage to surf culture both in material and subject matter.

The Light and Space atmosphere of a Robert Irwin or James Turell has been referenced albeit briefly, and the artist has pondered the high-gloss, metal-flaked custom car finishes that are uniquely Californian; but with deliberate consideration, Brindle has embarked upon his own diaspora.

On view: Sept 14th – Oct 19th

What: Opening reception
Where: William Turner Gallery Bergamot Station, E1, 2525 Michigan Ave. SM

When: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Phone: (310) 453-0909


Or in Culver City….Several galleries are having receptions from 6-8 pm…..such as Western Project (2762 S. La Cienega Blvd.), Roberts & Tilton, 5801 Washington Blvd. Right across from Roberts & Tilton….Mark Moore Gallery celebrates “Relics,” the first solo show in the main gallery by LA-based painter, Feodor Voronov. Also on view is New Work, the gallery’s first solo exhibition by LA-based painter Lester Monzon. On view: Sept 14-Oct 12; Art Party: 6-8pm; Mark Moore Gallery, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232;

Then head West to Susanne Vielmetter Gallery for another opening from 6-8pm. “Rag-picker,” Steve Roden’s forthcoming solo exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects presents new work born out of the artist’s research in the Walter Benjamin archive at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin during a five-week residency in 2011.

Also in Gallery 4, artist Dave McKenzie’s work will be featured in a solo exhibition. In this body of work Dave McKenzie continues to explore social rules and contemporary visual culture through a poetic inquiry into the incessant flow of digital images that dominates everyday life.

On view: Sept 14th – Oct 19th

What: Opening reception
Where: Susanne Vielmetter Gallery, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-837-2117

Move on down Washington Blvd….Sat 9.14 TaylorDeCordoba Hadley holliday-oblivious-blue

Taylor De Cordoba presents “New Paintings,” a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Hadley Holliday.

Holliday creates psychedelic patterns of interlocking circles, which form arched, expansive spaces of depth and transparency.  REMEMBER they have MOVED to a NEW location on Washington.

On view: September 14th – October 26th

Where: Taylor De Cordoba, 6021 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323-379-4832

Koplin Del Rio Gallery (6031 Washington Blvd.), offers an art party from 5-7pm.

Keep on heading West…

Prohibition Gallery holds an opening for “My Elysium” a solo show of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Vera Arutyunyan.

Often employing her hands instead of a brush, her original oil paintings are all at once a flurry of color, emotion, and raw expression bursting forth onto the canvas directly from the subconscious.

On view: Sept 14th – Oct 5th

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

One more favorite of mine….

This one always goes a bit later….Corey Helford Gallery hosts two receptions at both galleries simultaneously…

Tonight’s exhibitions feature artists Kukula and Amy Sol (See image).

Amy Sol’s (at CHG Circa) new exhibition “Incantation” features a new collection of paintings by Amy Sol, exploring the supernatural, esoteric qualities
of femininity & nature.

At the main gallery enjoy new works by internationally collected artist Nataly (Kukula) Abramovitch.

On view: Sept 14th – Oct 19th

What: Opening Reception
Where: Corey Helford, 8522 Washington Blvd. / CHG Circa, 8530-A Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 7-10pm
Phone: 323-363-9338


In West Hollywood…Regen Projects, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., holds an opening from 6-8pm. also close by…KNOWN GALLERY (441 North Fairfax Ave.), offers a later one from 8-11pm.


In the Miracle Mile area…

Couturier Gallery celebrates the return of Cuban painter and sculptor Carlos Estévez with a solo show.The exhibition of new works, Living Apart Together, includes large paintings and intricate sculptures exploring the human psyche vis-à-vis a complex artificial world with metaphoric imagery and thoughtful witticism.

On view: Sept 14th  – Oct 19th

What: Opening reception
Where: Couturier Gallery, 166 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 6:00-8:00 pm
Phone: 323-933-5557

AndrewShire Gallery (3850 Wilshire Blvd. #107), throws an art party from 6-8pm. 

WU 9.14 Sat PYOGallery SeungHoonParkPYO Gallery LA holds an artist reception for  “Travel Log – Stories From Eastern Europe.”

The solo exhibition will feature new photographs by Seung Hoon Park that combine the landmarks of Eastern Europe with fragments of 16 mm film to create a woven narrative.

See image: Seung Hoon Park, Textus 144.1,  2013, Digital C Print, 150cm x 120cm

The works in the Travel Log originate from a passionate interest in Tourism and Photography, two subjects Seung-Hoon Park studied in college and embarked him on a backpacking expedition to fifty countries.

On view: Sept 14th – Oct 12th

What: Opening reception
Where: Pyo Gallery LA, 1100 S. Hope Street Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90015
When: 6:00 Pm to 8:00 pm
Phone: 213 405 1488


Or in Highland Park….

The Avenue 50 Studio presents “So East Los, painting by Jose Ramirez and Ramon Ramirez.”  Both painters, who are unrelated, have been trained at UC Berkeley, yet live and work in the east side of LA.

See image: detail of Heaven n Hell, Jose Ramirez.  Right:  detail of Together We Cry, Ramon RamirezWU 9.14 Ave50

Jose’s present work is a departure from his brightly multi-colored paintings and prints.  Heaven n Hell is a must-see piece.  Ramon Ramirez, trained as an architect, looks at the built environment and, through a loving but critical lens, critiques the surrounding landscape.

On view: Sept 14th –  Oct 6th

What: Opening reception
Where: Avenue 50 Studio, 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042
When: 7-10 pm
Phone: (323) 258-1435


Also close by…a couple more openings take place at Jancar Gallery (961 Chung King Road) from 6-9pm and Charlie James Gallery (969 Chung King Road), from 7-10 pm.   


One more downtown…

The Underworld is My Oyster is Edward Lightner’s latest presentation of nuclear explosion imagery, subject matter that he has been obsessively mining for the past several years.

Sat 9.14 L2Kontemporary EdwardLIghtnerOn view: Snubber Mandrel (detail), acrylic and ink on paper 2011

Over this span of time his art has become more and more of a process oriented affair.  Always fascinated with the imagery generated from the decades of atomic testing, Lightner has for quite some time been exploring the iconic visual world of atmospheric testing.

On view: September 7th – October 5th

What: Opening reception
Where: L2kontemporary, 990 N. Hill Street #205 (upstairs, entrance on Bernard St.), LA, Chinatown, CA 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 323-225-1288