Lots going on today….let’s not forget, our Pick of the Week…BAM Fest takes place from 1-4pm in Santa Monica.


In Hollywood…Feast of San Gennaro in Los Angeles continues today at Highland and Hollywood…Saturday 11am-midnight; $5 Admission / Kids under 12 Free; Feast of San Gennaro, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, LA, 90028; http://feastofla.org/


Today, Downtown Culver City celebrates its 100th birthday. Dubbed DSat-Sept24-Flyer-CulverCity-BlockParty 100yearsowntown Culver City’s ‘Block Party of the Century,’ the event runs from 12:30pm until 4pm (immediately following the opening day ceremonies).

A neighborhood-wide, interactive celebration of creativity, community and cuisine, the Block Party will feature free entertainment, with Culver City-based performing artists of all types — from A cappella singers to samba dancers, indie rock musicians to poets, comedians to gymnasts — filling the streets of downtown Culver City as they compete for the coveted people’s choice ‘Culver Cup’ and $1000 grand prize. A myriad of fun activities for kids and families will include face painting, chalk art, musical explorations and more. And a delicious mix of great food and drink will be available at the outdoor, ticketed ‘Taste of Culver City’ which will showcase Culver City as one of Southern California’s premier destinations for exceptional dining. Culver City culinary stars, including Akasha, City Tavern, the Culver Hotel, K-zo, Lucille’s Janga, Meet in Paris, Pieology, Rush Street, Wildcraft, Culver City newcomer Spinfish and more, will offer mouth-watering bites of yummy treats throughout the afternoon.

There are two parts to this event (read above). The Taste of Culver City has an admission charge of $20 with advance purchase, $25 on site; The Block Party portion is FREE.

What: Downtown Culver City’s ‘Block Party of the Century’
Where: Downtown Culver City is located just south of the 10 Freeway and east of the 405, between the intersection of Culver and Washington Blvds and Duquesne Ave
When: Saturday, Sept. 24 fro 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. (immediately following the opening day parade and ceremonies)
Phone: (310) 202-6060
Website: http://www.downtownculvercity.com/


Also in Culver City…

Edward Cella Art & Architecture presents Jo Lauria and Kirk Delman in conversation at 2pm.

The art taSat-Sept-10-2016-EdwardCella-JunKanekolk takes place in conjunction with its current exhibition “Mirage,” a solo exhibition of sculpture and painting by internationally acclaimed artist Jun Kaneko.

Born in Nagoya, Japan, and come of age in Southern California at the height of the 60s Contemporary Ceramics Movement, he is known for his experimental large-scale ceramic works and public sculptural installations, though his artistic facility extends beyond any one medium. He combines the monumentality of the monolith with the subtlety of abstract motifs, seamlessly integrating sculptural and painterly vocabularies. With an interest in the relational impact of scale and surface, Kaneko’s primary objective is to engage the viewer in an immersive spatial and experiential encounter with his work.

On view: September 10, 2016 – October 29, 2016

What: Art talk
Where: Edward Cella, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd
When: 2:00pm – Saturday, September 24, 2016
Phone: (323) 525-0053
Website: http://www.edwardcella.com/


In Miracle Mile…

TARFEST 2016 returns to the La Brea Tar Pits Park today from 4-10pm. Presented by LAUNCH LA, the 14th annual music and art festival is open to ALL AGES and FREE to the public.

TARFEST celebrates local artists, musicians and culture with performances by headliners Dear Boy and opening acts Durand Jones & The Indications, Brit Manor and BRAEVES. The event is once again curated by the non-profit arts organization LAUNCH LA and Kevin Bronson of Buzzbands.la.

The celebrated music and arts festival will also feature special DJ sets by Ale, Mitchell Brown, T-Kay, Slayron and Sleano of dublab, dance performances by Move The World Dance Activism in collaboration with The DIAVOLO Institute and Clairobscur Dance Company, a silent auction of original artwork and limited edition prints from notable artists in an outdoor art pavilion hosted by KP Projects, incredible light artistry by Light Riders, live projections by CLOAKING, and outdoor art installations by Meeson Pae Yang and Ryan McCann.

Where: La Brea Tar Pits Park, 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 4:00pm – 10:00pm – Saturday, September 24, 2016
Website: http://www.launchla.org/tarfest/


In Santa Monica…

The William Turner Gallery hosts a closing of MOSES@90 this Saturday evening. Ed Moses’ 90th birthday celebration ends with a phenomenal grouping of otherworldly, recently completed works which Moses cryptically refers to as Station 9.  These new large scale paintings feature rich staining techniques and are linked together with strands of draped copper and steel chains.  Ed Moses will be in attendance from 5-7pm.

Also opening tonight…”Aura & Strata,” (from 6-8pm) is an exhibition of new works by Casper Brindle. The Strata series continues Brindle’s investigation into the expressive possibilities of color. Brindle’s Strata paintings exist in the space where Color Field painting, Light and Space conceptualism and Finish Fetish sensibilities intersect.
Enveloping the viewer into immersive expanses of atmospheric color, these paintings intoxicate the senses. Utilizing supernatural, highly saturated colors that are applied in fine airbrushed layers, Brindle’s Strata paintings transcend the representational suggestion of land and sea, evoking something more elemental, like vast & infinite horizons rushing across the universe.

What: Reception
Where: William Turner Gallery, E1, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, SM
When: Ed Moses Closing 5-7pm; Casper Brindle opening: 6-8pm – Saturday, September 24, 2016
310 453 0909
Website: http://www.williamturnergallery.com/


In West LA…

haphazard is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by the China-based artist Gao Yuan, titled “99 Days of China.” The artist has just arrived from China and will be in attendance at the reception.

From the slogan “A Hundred Flowers Bloom, Let a Hundred Schools of Thought Contend” in 1956, to the Four Modernizations” in 1975 and to the “The Eight Honors and the Eight Shames” in 2006, Chinese culture has had a penchant for pairing numeration with big concepts. In this spirit, haphazard proudly presents “99 Days of China,” by artist Gao Yuan, a diaristic collection of daily ink paintings addressing the social, economic and cultural tensions of China today.

On view: September 24 – October 22, 2016

Reception for the artist will be held September 24th 6:00 – 9:00pm

What: Opening reception
Where: Haphazard 1543 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Saturday, September 24, 2016
Phone: 213.610.4110
Website: http://www.haphazard.co


M+B is pleased to announce Jessica Eaton’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Enjoy an artist reception toniSat-Sept-24-2016-MB-JESSICAEATONght from 6 to 8 pm.

Jessica Eaton (b. 1977, Regina, Saskatchewan) received her BFA from the Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Solo exhibitions include Wild Permutations at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland; Flash: Jessica Eaton at the California Museum of Photography, Riverside; and Ad Infinitum, The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

On view: September 24 – November 12, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: M+B 612 North Almont Drive, LA 90069
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Saturday, September 24, 2016
Phone: 310 550 0050
Website: http://www.mbart.com/


In Culver City…Arcana: Books on the Arts celebrates the launch of Ain’t Bad Magazine, Issue 11 – Metropolis: Los Angeles from 6pm-9pm; Arcana: Books on the Arts, 8675 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232;


In West Hollywood…Stone Malone Gallery says goodbye to its gallery space with a final art party – END OF THE WORLD A.K.A GALLERY CLOSING PARTY from 7pm-2am; Stone Malone Gallery, 7619 1/2 Melrose Ave., LA; http://www.stonemalonegallery.com/


Head to La Brea…

Wallspace is proud to present “We Set Out Tonight for Some Strange Place,” a solo installation by artist Walt Hall.

WSat-Sept-24-2016-Wallspacealt Hall’s paintings and mixed media works bring together images and thoughts of other worlds and realities that are not so distant. Hall creates his artworks using seemingly random planks of wood or discards, with applied paper from foreign newsprint to color pattern pages as backgrounds for his imaginative images.
Painting primarily with acrylics, Hall produces work that ranges in size from several square inches to mural size.

The installation at Wallspace will be a combination of new works hung salon-style and an experience of recreating a workspace / collector environment. The world of Walt Hall is filled with research and reference material, found objects and other organic material, including jars of nails, empty bottles, and doll heads, all of which are essential to his creative structure and process.

Please RSVP to art@wallspacela.com

On view: September 24 – October 17, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Wallspace, 607 North La Brea, LA, CA 90036, (one block south of Melrose – parking available in back)
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Saturday, September 24, 2016
Phone: 323 930-0471
Website: http://www.wallspacela.com/


The Loft at Liz’s fine art gallery debuts an exhibition dedicated to the national dialogue on gun violence.

The show, titled simply “GUNS”, features an astounding 23 artists’ works on the titular subjeSat-Sept-24-2016-Loft-atLizsct. Exhibition events will include a gun control panel by Women Against Gun Violence (WAGV.org) moderated by Dr. Anita Storm.  Also featured will be “Gunworlds”, a performance by Maya Gurantz and Elizabeth Goodman. The gallery desires to recognize all sides of the gun control debate, making the show both well rounded and revealing. This exhibition is jointly curated by art historian Betty Ann Brown, collector Dr. Anita Storm and gallerist Liz Gordon.

Featured artists include: John Baldessari, Jodi Bonassi, David Buckingham, Clayton Campbell, Helen Chung, Joyce Dallal, Cheryl Dullabaun, Shepard Fairey, Michael Flechtner, Jane Goren, Mark Steven Greenfield, Alex Kritselis, Meg Madison, Ted Meyer, Sabine Pearlman, Osceola Refetoff, Miles Regis, Milo Reice, Ed Ruscha, Kathy Shorr, Anna Stump, Senon Williams (musician,Dengue Fever) and Kerri Sabine-Wolf.

On view:  September 24 –  November 1, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave, above Liz’s Antique Hardware, 90036
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Phone: (323) 939-4403
Website: http://www.theloftatlizs.com/



New Image Art Gallery debuts two exhibitions featuring artists Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers) and Andrea Chung.

Sat-Sept-24-2016-NewImageArt-UmarRashid-Frohawk-TwoFeathers“That Aint Gold, That’s A Soul” is a title taken from “Watch and Learn”, a song by Brooklyn rapper Cavalier.  In this installment of my ongoing narrative, “The History of Frengland” (1680-1880), I’m focusing on the Spanish colonial “Mission System” in the area known today as Los Angeles.  Some minor narratives run concurrent with the main narrative of the disease, violence, and repression of the Spanish colonial government inflicted upon the indigenous polities of Upper California.  These include, my retelling, and revision of the end of the Lewis and Clark expedition, mercenary activity to weaken Spanish colonial power, and an alternative narrative on the pluralism of the in regards to race, class, and gender.  Indigenous and Judeo-Christian philosophy dovetail as the belligerents seek to find justification for their actions and solace in their convictions.  The lands burn as they are nourished by blood and tears. – Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers)

My exploration into cyanotypes comes from my interest in photography and its relationship with the Caribbean. The development of early photography came after the end of slavery in the Caribbean and the only pre-emancipation images that exist are paintings and drawings comissioned by the colonial regimes for propaganda purposes. – Andrea Chung

September 24 – October 15, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: New Image Art, 7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90046
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Saturday, September 24, 2016
Website: http://www.newimageartgallery.com/


In Glendale…Brand Library & Art Center presents “Brand 44” which celebrates the 44th Brand Annual National Juried Exhibition; Reception 7-9pm; Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 West Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91201;


Gabba Gallery is proud to present four exhibitions….

Enjoy new work by Max Neutra in a solo exhibition “No Man’s Land.Max Neutra, best known for his cutout street art bunnies and his “Bunny Explosion” mural on Abbot Kinney, presentsNo Man’s Land, a vibrant collection of new paintings. The pieces tackle themes of alienation, fear, and personal evolution. His signature bunnies feature prominently.

Also on view will be solo exhibitions by Liseth Amaya, Peter Greco, and Matt Sat-Sept-24-2016-GABBAGondek.

For additional info on all of the artists, see our Upcoming Event Feature.

The event is free and open to the public. DJ Jonathan Williams spinning. Sponsored by Perrier and Stolen Rum. Opening night parking: street parking or $8 at 3001 Beverly Blvd or Uber/Lyft. Also on view: work by Max Neutra, Peter Greco, and Matt Gondek.

On view: September 24 – October 15

What: Opening reception
Where: The Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd. 90057
When: 7:00pm – 11:00pm – Saturday, September 24, 2016
Phone: 310-498-2697
Website: http://www.gabbagallery.com/


GDCA Gallery hosts an opening reception for a group exhibition from 6pm – 10pm. GDCA Gallery, 727 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (between 7th & 8th Streets);


Also downtown…LTAC Studio hosts a group exhibition; Reception: 6:30pm – 11:00pm; LTAC Studio, 262 S Los Angeles St., LA, 90012; Visit the FB Event page for details.


InSat-Sept-24-2016-MRG-LindaJacobson the valley…

MRG Fine Art Gallery presents “Luminous,” new paintings by Linda Jacobson

Linda Jacobsonis a Los Angles native that has been painting and teaching out of Los Angeles since the 1980’s.

Linda Jacobson’s paintings are lyrical abstractions inspired by her love of nature and it’s elements: form, movement, light, and what she perceives to be its “essence” – an energy or quality that goes beyond visual appearance. Her work is a serpentine flow, embodying a lyrical and rhythmic movement of sensuous swirling form, undulating edges and forms that flow into each other as waves of color and light.

On view: September 24 – October 8, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: MRG FINE ART, 13453 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Saturday, September 24, 2016
Website: http://www.mrgfineart.com/


Also in the valley…Tara’s Gallery celebrates its 20th anniversary with a group show featuring artists Bea Abish, Suki Kuss, Tara Mozatarian, M. Rheuban, Mary Wright, etc. 11-5pm; Tara’s Gallery, 22311 Ventura Blvd.,  Ste 118, Woodland Hills, 91364. Visit the FB Page.


In the Adams district…Enjoy an all night event which starts at 4pm and runs till 4am….

AFTERGLOW: Light or radiance remaining in the sky after the sun has set.good feelings remaining after a pleasurble or successful experience.”basking in the afterglow of victor”!

DJ’S:  EVA (Broke as F**k / The Cruz Coalition); Davoid (Noise Revolt); Erik Nelson (Camp Charlie); Loomer (The Cruz Coalition / NuTz); LushBunny (Lushpod / NuTz); Hooni (Project ALMA); Ken Satellite (Tesselate); Somekindaweirdo (Camp Charlie)

BBQ BY ART CRUZ UNTIL IT RUNS OUT!  Healing clay foot soak by LOWERCASEi

Admission: $10.00 presale!  $20.00 at the door!  Click Here to purchase tickets  http://afterglow-2016.eventbrite.com/

Where: MuzeuMM, 4817 West Adams Blvd., LA
When: 4pm-4am – Saturday, September 24, 2016
Website: http://www.muzeumm.com