Start off your art party hop early at the Affair of the Arts—Downtown Culver City (where Culver Blvd. meets Main St. -9400 Culver Blvd.) from 11am-7pm. http://www.thewhole9.com/affairofthearts


Also in Culver City…

AlsSat-Sept19-EdwardCella-RuthPastineo happening during the day at Edward Cella….take a tour of Ruth Pastine’s solo exhibition, “The Inevitability of Truth” with the artist.

The exhibition features the progression of Pastine’s ongoing investigation into furthering the limits of experience through fluctuating boundaries, relationships, and the structure of color. Now defined by distinct frameworks of banding, Pastine’s new color field paintings transcend and offset the picture plane. Pastine creates paintings through a highly refined process of building layer upon layer of oil paint on canvas.

In this intimate tour of her exhibition, Pastine will offer new insights about her most recent body of work.

On view: September 12 – October 17, 2015

What: Art Walk through / tour
Where: Edward Cella, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd
When: 2:00pm – September 19
Phone: (323) 525-0053
Website: http://www.edwardcella.com/


In Hollywood

In Hollywood…Kohn Gallery (1227 N. Highland Ave., LA 90038) celebrates the art of Giorgio Morandi, Robert Ryman  and Annette Bonnier with an opening reception from 4-6pm. http://www.kohngallery.com/
A bit later (nearby)….Hannah Hoffman Gallery (1010 N Highland Ave., LA 90038) debuts a new exhibition from 6-8pm. http://hannahhoffmangallery.com


One more in the Hollywood area…Spot Photo Works (6679 Sunset Blvd., LA 90028)holds an opening from 6-9pm. http://spotphotogallery.com

At Bergamot Station…TAG Gallery hosts an artist talk at 3pm. http://www.taggallery.net/


Another at Bergamot…

Sat-Sept19-BuildingBridgesIn a joint effort by Alex Art Gallery Prague, Building Bridges Art Exchange and the General Consulate of the Czech Republic, “Czech-in LA” is to be unveiled in the opening reception at the BBAX Bergamot Station Art Complex, Saturday, September 19th.

“Tradition meets revolution in this fascinating and captivating group exhibition featuring new contemporary art from the Czech Republic. Far from monolithic in mediums or styles, these artists are shown to speak diverse languages of sculpture and painting ranging from the lyrical and abstract, to the tumultuous and gestural, to the overtly, boldly political.

Although it’s undeniable that the current generation of emerging artists, coming of age after the political upheaval of the 1990s, will have been finding their voices in response to those new political and social realities, nevertheless theirs is not an art that breaks with history, but rather, seeks to reconcile the Old Europe culture of magic and beauty with the violent reality that birthed modern Europe’s zeitgeist of global modernity.
Theirs is a radically hybrid vision engaged in refashioning and reevaluating the past, reimagining art history as responsive to the edge of tomorrow.” Shana Nys Dambrot, Art Critic.

What: Opening Reception
Where: BUILDING BRIDGES Art Exchange, Bergamot Station, F-2, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Phone: 323-839-5786
Website: http://www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org/


In Santa Monica…

Daniel Rolnik Gallery is pleasSat-Sept19-DanielRolniked to host KILDUFF’S BATHROOM SUPPLY and our 1 year anniversary party, SATURDAY – September 19th, from 6pm – 11pm. We’re located at 1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

one year anniversary of Daniel Rolnik Gallery! I’m stoked about it! We’ve cut up a year and made it history. You can read my little ditty about it here. YAY!!!

We’re celebrating by having an epic art show where every single original painting is paired with a print so everyone can walk away with a special slice of heaven to put on their walls. All are welcome to come to the event and participate. I’ll reveal more later, but let’s just say Ben Franklin has risen from the dead to get his portrait created by the artist.

What: Opening reception
Where:  Daniel Rolnik Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica,  90401
When: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Website: http://www.danielrolnikgallery.com/


Hamilton Galleries (1431 Ocean Ave., SM 90401), hosts a reception from 6-9pm. http://www.hamiltongalleries.com


In Venice…

Sat-Sept19-VICAAs part of Beyond Baroque’s History of Venice show, the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art presents Venice: Here & Now in the Mike Kelley Gallery documenting the artists who make up this vital art community.

Juri Kohl, Founding Director states: “In documenting and compiling the abundant creativity and important work emanating from this small area of only 3.1 square miles, there was a growing awareness of the “terreoire” of Venice, imbuing not only the aesthetic underpinnings of these artists’ work, but of the impact that it has had on the art world at large.”

Artists include: Alberto Bevacqua, Ara Bevacqua, Sandy Bleifer, Mb Boissonnault, Cosimo Cavallaro, Doug Edge, Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez, Gloriane Harris, Juri Koll, Cesario Block Montano Lindsey Nobel, Sonja Schenk, and Diane Silver.

On view: September 19 – October 16
What: Art reception
Where: Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291
When: 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Website: http://www.beyondbaroque.org


WNDO Space (361 Vernon Ave. Venice 90291) hosts an event from 7-10pm. 

In Beverly Hills…Sat-Sept19-MatthewBrandt

M+B is pleased to announce Pictures from Wai’anae, Matthew Brandt’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. The show marks the debut of a new series on the Hawaiian landscape that furthers Brandt’s formal and material consideration of the natural world.

See image: Matthew Brandt, Wai’anae 92601, 2015, chromogenic print buried in Wai’anae, Hawai’i, 92 x 60 in.

Matthew Brandt (b. 1982, Los Angeles) received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2004 and MFA from UCLA in 2008. Brandt has been the subject of recent institutional solo shows at the Columbus Museum of Art; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah.

On view: September 19 to October 31, 2015

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


Or head to the Mid Wilshire area…Marc Foxx (6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90048) from 6-8pm.


Head Downtown…(there’s lots going on – plus our Pick of the Week)

Groundspace Project (1427 E. 4th St. #4, LA 90033) hosts an opening from 6-9pm.


Little Big Man Gallery (1427 E. 4th Street, Unit 2, LA 90033) features an art reception from 7-9pm.


Also Downtown…

I’m alSat-Sept19-Chimento-Sandeep-Mukherjeeways excited when a new gallery opens…..come on out and support this new gallery!

CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition “Mutual Entanglements” with new work by Los Angeles-based artist Sandeep Mukherjee.

See image: Sandeep Mukherjee (Detail), 2015, Acrylic on duralene, 7 feet x 50 feet

For over a decade Mukherjee’s work has considered the notion of abstraction as a method to make moving pictures of thought. Pursuing multiple paths via portraiture, the performing body, architecture as folding, and erasure as abstraction, the work continues to explore the tension between process, affect and representation.

In this large site-sensitive installation, a series of ten paintings inhabit the entire length of two adjacent walls as they meet in a corner of the architecture.

On view: September 19 – October 31, 2015

What: Opening recepton and Grand Opening
Where: CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY, 622 South Andersen Street, Space 105, LA 90023
When: Saturday, Septemer 19, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Phone: 310.433.0508
Website: www.chimentocontemporary.com


Grice Bench (915 Mateo Street, 210, LA 90021) presents Max Jansons from 6-8pm.


Just down the street…

Venus Over Los Angeles presents an exhibition of new ceramiSat-Sept19-VenusOverLosAngeles-DanMcCarthyc sculptures and paintings by Dan McCarthy.

Image: Dan McCarthy, studio view of Lightning Bolt and Large Facepot on plywood base

opening reception for Dan McCarthy, and exhibition of new work by the artist, this Saturday, September 19, from 5-8PM at Venus Over Los Angeles.

At the forefront of the resurgence of ceramics in contemporary art, Dan McCarthy will present a series of large-scale Facepots that represent an exciting departure from the artist’s ceramic production of the past few years, as well as debut custom-shaped paintings paired with Haiku-inspired word bubbles that illustrate the artist’s California upbringing.

ON view: September 19 – November 1, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: Venus Over Los Angeles, 601 South Anderson St., LA 90023
When: Saturday, Septemer 19, 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Also Downtown…

JeSept19-YESALLWOMEN2ssie Askinazi, Artist Muse, and Dilettante are pleased to present #YESALLWOMEN: a silent auction, exhibition, and fundraiser event. The artist roster features some of the most exciting established and emerging creative voices that champion women’s rights; ranging from diverse backgrounds and intersectional experiences.

See our Upcoming Events Page for lots more info about this event.

See image: Do I have to give up me to be loved by you is by Barbara Kruger

The exhibition will be on view at Dilettante for one night only on Saturday, September 19, 2015 . This project is an effort to echo the voice of the social media hashtag/grassroots campaign #YESALLWOMEN. The online conversation has proven one of the strongest in raising awareness about the sexism, discrimination, and misogyny that women experience today. Through the artwork and the community-oriented installation, the aim is to affect change and offer support and education.

For more info, or to purchase tickets, Click Here.

What: Benefit, Art Auction
Where: Dilettante, 120 N. Santa Fe, LA 90012
When: September 19, 6:00pm -10:00pm 6-7pm VIP
Website: http://yesallwomenart.com/


Downtown…Art Merge Lab (POPUP GALLERY, 440 Seaton St. #104. LA 90013), throws an art party from 6-11pm.


Aslo Downtown…if you like music, Los Lobos will be performing FREE at 8pm at Levitt Pavillion (2230 W. Sixth St., LA 90057) 213-384-5701; http://levittla.org/


In Chinatown…The Box (805 Traction Ave., LA 90013) features an exhibition from 6-9pm.


In the Valley…

The California Art League is excited to annoSat-Sept19-CaliforniaArt-League-GoldMedalunce its 2015 Gold Medal Exhibition, featuring original works of art in oil, acrylic, photography, mixed media and sculpture. The show will be held at the San Fernando Valley Arts Alliance Center, located at 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356, from September 13 through October 4, 2015. All works are available for purchase.

Daggi Wallace curated the exhibition. She specializes in contemporary portraits and is a Master Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America and Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the Southwest as well as many other prestigious arts organizations. Her work has been shown both here and in Europe with great acclaim. In 2012 she was selected as Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, CA, where she maintains her studio today.

On view: September 13-October 4, 2015

What: Opening reception
Where: The San Fernando Valley Arts Alliance Center, 18312 Oxnard St. Tarzana, CA 91356
When: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Website: http://californiaartleague.org


And another in Hollywood…starting a bit later…

LAST Projects is pleased to present Eugene Moon and Matthew Clough Hunter in two performance among their installations on Saturday, September 19th, 2015. Performances begin promptly at 8PM.

SeeSat-Sept19-LastProjects-EugeneMoon-Sympathetic-Vibrations-2015 image: Eugene Moon, Sympathetic Vibrations 2015

Eugene Moon’s Sympathetic Response is a series of stringed instruments or zithers that hang on a wall or walls and the audience interacts with the piece by talking, screaming, singing, or playing an instrument towards the piece.

Matthew Clough Hunter will be performing a new sound and video work, Midigating the World.

What: Opening reception
Where: The Last Project, 6546 Hollywood Blvd #215, 90028
When: Saturday, Sept 19, 8:00pm
Phone: 323 356 4225
Website: http://lastprojects.org