BergamotStationlogo copyRemember the Pick of the Week takes place tonight at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave in SM) Photographer, Carol Klienman will be featured at TAG gallery.

Also at F9.15 FIG SusanWolffstudio5IG, (First Independent Gallery), artist Susan Wolff’s work will be showcased in her latest exhibiton, Paintings, Books.

Wolff creates art from old books and paintings. The images and texts she covers up are not important, they simply become the underpainting. What is important is the process of covering up. And in the process, what can be discovered.

What: Opening reception, Paintings, Books
Where: FIG, Bergamot Station, (G-6) 2525 Michigan Ave.,  Santa Monica, 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-0345

Lora Schlesinger Gallery (T-3) celebrates Raymond Saunders from 5-7pm.

At Duncan 9.15 DuncanMiller ChrisMcCawMiller Gallery, photographer Chris McCaw opens his third Duncan Miller Gallery exhibition with Heliomantic tonight. 

These new works will make their public debut along with a celebration of the artist’s first book, Sunburn. A limited quantity of this 96-page hardcover book will available.

What: Opening reception, Heliomantic
Where: Duncan Miller Gallery, Bergamot Station, (A-7) 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 838 2440

William Turner Gallery holds an opening reception for Eric Johnson.

WU 9.15 WilliamTurner EricJohnsonThe exhibition will feature several ambitious new works by Johnson, and will also be exhibiting the monumental, conceptually based sculpture entitled “The Maize Project.” This piece has never been exhibited in a gallery setting and was previously on display at the Torrance Art Museum.

On view September 15th – October 27th

What: Opening Reception, Eric Johnson
Where: William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station (E-1), 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phone: 310 264-3866

gallery km presents Constructions, the first solo show by Los Angeles-based artist Laura Kim.

The exhibition includes several small-scaled monochromatic works on paper, formed from dye-based inSAT 9.15 KMGallerykjet prints on cotton rag paper that have been cut into pieces and sewn together with thread in forms that break the traditional two-dimensional rectangle.

On view: September 15 – October 27,

What: Opening reception, Constructions
Where: gallery km, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Jeanie Madsen Gallery will be showcasing artworks that celebrate the pop culture of Santa Monica and Los Angeles. These pieces hold the essence of this city’s rich cinematic legacy and diverse artistic culture. The reception will include a live DJ, complimentary wine bar and red carpet photo opp.

Jeanie MaWU 9.15 JeanieMadsen Hurrayforhollywooddsen will be hanging new artists’ works along with pieces from her past art competition. New artists to the gallery will include Clifford Bailey, Niv Ocean Shank, Marc Forby along with other works by Mark Andrew Allen, Jennifer Verge, Scott Horton, Mimi Yoon and John Park. Contest winners, Jeff Wack, Mike Street and Joan Mathison, will join in our group show.

What: Opening, Art contest,  Hurray for Hollywood
Where: Jeanie Madsen Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica 90401
When: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Phone: 310 393-7436

In Westchester, The Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis, 7045 Lincoln BLvd. offers an opening for Alison Saar from 4 – 6 pm

In WesWU 9.15 NewImageArtGalleryt Hollywood….stop into New Image Art Gallery tonight.

New Image hosts an artist reception for Megan Whitmarsh

September 22nd – October 20th

What: Opening reception, Megan Whitmarsh
Where: New Image Art Gallery is located at 7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood 90046
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323 654 2192

Then head to La Brea Ave….LAUNCH LA is proud to present Todd Carpenter’s Solo show, Grey.

WU Launch ToddCarpenter0812aIn this exhibition Carpenter demonstrates that his appeal lies both in the meticulous forethought with which he crafts his works and in his natural eye for what makes a scene truly captivating.

September 8 – October 6, 2012

What: Opening reception, Todd Carpenter
Where: LAUNCH, 170 S. La Brea Ave., 2nd floor LA, 90036
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (323) 899-1363

Co9.15 Courtier AntonioMunizuturier Gallery holds an opening reception for Antonio Muñiz: Metamorphosis, the first solo exhibition for the Mexican born artist with the gallery.

These fumage paintings, works on canvas and paper, are created from the evocative residue of smoke subsequently painted with a jewel-tone palette of subtly blended oils transforming the surfaces into rich and multi-dimensional planes of morphing shapes and figures.

On view: September 15th – October 20th

What: Opening reception, Antonio Muñiz: Metamorphosis
Where: Couturier Gallery, 166 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 6:00-9:00 pm
Phone: 323-933-5557

Stephen Cohen Gallery (7358 Beverly Blvd., LA 90036) will be open and is having a moving sale from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm….

9.15 Artspace JessicaCardinahl EnduringBeauty2 thArtspace Warehouse offers an opening reception for Enduring Beauty. The exhibition focuses on striking colors and imagery of Los Angeles artist Jessika Cardinahl, new works by Los Angeles artist Courtney Raney as well as German artist Bernhard Zimmer among many others.

Jessika Cardinahl’s colorful and playful paintings of birds are inspired by Maya Angelou’s Caged Bird.

On view: September 15th – November 2nd

What: Opening reception, Group show
Where: Artspace Warehouse, 7354 Beverly Blvd., LA 90036
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323-936-7020

Marc Selwyn Fine Art (6222 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 101, 90048), features artist Mimi Lauter from 6-8pm  Also Diane Rosenstein Fine Art (9399 Wilshire Blvd.) has a reception for artist John Adelman from 6-8pm


Mo9.15 KoplindelRioving on to Culver City….In continuation of Koplin Del Rio Gallery’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, Between Truth and Fiction: Pictorial Narratives opens as the next show in the series.

This show will feature new and historical works elaborating on the theme of Narrative painting. Over 15 artists from the gallery’s current roster as well as artists who have exhibited at the gallery over the last 30 years.

What: Opening reception, Between Truth and Fiction: Pictorial Narratives
Where: Koplin Del Rio, 6031 Washington Blvd.
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310 559 6300

Another reception for Matt Connors at Cherry Martin (2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.) from 6-8pm. Also Blum and Poe (2727 S. La Cienega Blvd)will be open as well….never a party here but usually exceptional art.

9.15 CoreyHelford Martin Wittfooth HarvestCorey Helford Gallery features Empire, an exhibition of new paintings by New York artist Martin Wittfooth. Empire marks Wittfooth’s first solo exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery and his most powerful work to date.

Always a fun art party here, good bar and tasty treats too.

On view: September 15th – October 6th

What: Opening reception, Empire
Where: Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When:  7:00 pm ‑10:00 pm
Phone: 310 287-2340

Charlie James Gallery celebrates artist Steve Lambert’s newest exhibition, It’s Time to Fight and It’s Time to Stop Fighting.

September 15th – October 20thWU 9.15 CharlieJamesGallery Steve-Lambert

What: Opening reception, Steve Lambert
Where: Charlie James Gallery, 969 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012
When: 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Phone: 213.687.0844

There are also opening receptions in the area at Coagula Curatorial, 977 Chung King Road, 7-10pm.  The Company (955 Chung King Road, LA 90012) from 7-9pm.   One more for you from Pepin Moore  (933 Chung King Road) from 7 – 9pm.

WU CannibalFloweranniversaryCannibal Flower celebrates their 12 year anniversary at their NEW LOCATION. It’s gonna be a wild time….be aware that there is a admission charge. You know how I love to dress up….so save some cash and create a costume or some walking art and you’ll get in for $6. Or be a bore and pay $10, or $8 with a donation to the L.A. Food Bank

Featured artist is William Zdan

Plus it’s a huge group art show, including artists: Anthony Ausgang, Liz Brizzi, Kelly Berg, Nate Seubert, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Cody Lusby, Phil Santos, Michael Christy, Rask Opticon, Christina Angelina, John Park,Rhiannon Marhi, Keri Kilgo, Eric Q, Eric Staniford, Peter Adamyan, Alejandro Navia, Amy Bernays, Kimberly Zsebe, Christina Czybik, Causnfx, Angelina Guzman, Donna Letterese, Jordan Mendenhall and many many more.

Live Music by The Milky Way  +  Fetish Performance by Snow Mercy and Noir Halo (yeah baby, Mama likes)

What: Cannibal Flower
Where: Cannibal Flower, 1200 S. Hope St., 4th floor, LA 90015 (corner of Hope and 12th)
When: 8:00 pm – 1:00 am