405 Highwayimages“Carmageddon II” doesn’t have to affect your love of art tonight, cause we’ve got art openings all over LA. Of course if you ive on the Westside…pop into our Pick of the Week, Art Platform – Los Angeles.

In Venice, Photographer and former Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti’s moving photos will be showcased. His series “Water Is Key,” explores issues of safe water access in West Africa will be featured, as well as two of his other photographic series.

GaSat 9.28 VeniceArts GilGarcettircetti’s past experience in the court room of law and the court room of public opinion helped him to gain attention for the problem of safe water in West Africa and has spurred his other photographic projects.

Proceeds from the sale of work in teh exhibition will benefit Wells Bring Hope, a nonprofit organization committed to to drilling wells to bring safe water and good sanitation to rural villages in Niger, and Venice Arts, a nonprofit organization that offers free art mentoring workshops for low-income youth.

What: Opening reception, with Gil Garcetti
Where: Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA, 90291
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-392-0846
Website: http://venicearts.org/

Another interesting one in Venice…WU GusHarper Mirrorsofmind

The Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) presents Mirrors of the Mind: The Psychotherapist as Artist.  The first of its kind, this exhibition explores and celebrates the intersection of psychology, arts and creativity in the vibrant Los Angeles mental health community.  This two day event is a carefully curated mix of both visual and performing arts created by Los Angeles psychotherapists, including invited presentations on creativity and the power of art.

See website for list of events.

What: Opening, Mirrors of the Mind: The Psychotherapist as Artist
Where: Gus Harper Studio, 11306 Venice Blvd., LA 90066
When: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 458-3418
Website: http://www.markstarlow.com/Events/index.htm


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Or at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave), we’ve got a couple of openings…

Leslie Sacks Contemporary offers an opening reception for artist James Rosenquist. 

What: Opening Reception, 
Where: Leslie Sacks Contemporary (B6)
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Mon
ica, California 90404
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: (310) 264-0640

The 9.8 RobertBerman BillBarminskiRobert Berman Gallery presents the closing reception of This Side Up featuring artist Bill Barminski.

Los Angeles based artist and UCLA lecturer Bill Barminski debuted his first solo exhibition in over five years. 

It was a fabulous opening so if you missed it…head on over for a great art party.

What: Closing reception, This Side Up
Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.9128
Website: http://www.robertbermangallery.com/

In West LA…Sat 9.29 GiantRobot2

Giant Robot hosts an opening reception for Misty Fog’s Combat Rock, an exhibition featuring Le Merde and Kiyoka Ikeda of kaiju toy company, Gargamel.

On view: September 29th – October 24th

What: Opening reception, Misty Fog
Where: GR2, 2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
When: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (310) 445-9276
Website: http://www.giantrobot.com/

Sat 9.29 LeslieSacksfineART MinjungKimAnd movin on into Brentwood…

Leslie Sacks Fine Art (this is their other location) presents Predestination featuring artist Minjung Kim.  At 6:30 pm, the artist talk will begin.

See image: Predestination, Minjung KimMinjung Kim, Predestination,  2012, collage with burnt, colored rice paper and black ink, 57 1/8 x 29 7/8 inches

On view: September 29th – October 30th

What: Artist reception and talk with Minjung Kim
Where: Leslie Sacks Fine Art, 11640 San Vicente Blvd., LA 90049
When: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Phone: 310-820-9448
Website: http://www.lesliesacks.com/

But perhaps, Silverlake is where you are at…

WU LaLuzdeJesus ChickStrand sm EnthusiasmAt La Luz de Jesus Gallery the posthumous retrospective for one of California’s most revered art spouse teams comes to and end on Sunday. 

The event will be a remembrance for Chick Strandand Neon Park as well as the official release party of Chick’s Films on DVD.

La Luz de Jesus Gallery will be screening the film masters of several of Chick’s ground breaking films. There will be snacks and refreshments and several guest speakers.

What: Closing reception,
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (323) 663-0122
Website: http://www.laluzdejesus.com

Another one in the Silverlake area….Eleven97 Projects (1197 West Sunset Blvd., 90026) has an opening from 7-10 pm. http://www.thewarehousela.com

In Culver City… BlSat BlumandPoe DaveMuller WhatTodaySoundsLike65 0um & Poe celebrates the seventh solo exhibition featuring Los Angeles-based artist Dave Muller.

Dave Muller is endlessly fascinated with music in all its forms and everything it permeates, from the graphic residue that is the subject of his artwork, record sleeves, CD cases, disco balls, iPods – to his curatorial role as a DJ.

See image, Dave Muller, What Today Sounds Like (Circa 1965),2012, Acrylic on paper , 72 x 66 inches paper size

On view: September 28th – October 27th

What: Opening Reception,  Dave Muller
Where: Blum Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-836-2062

Sat 9.28 Thinkspace TranNguyenThinkspace presents Borrowed Memories, an exhibition featuring new works by Tran Nguyen 
(See image) and Stella Im Hultberg.

Concurrently on display in the Thinkspace project room are new works by Jeremy Hush as well as new works from Michael Ramstead in their office space.

On view: September 29th – October 20th

What: Opening Reception,  Borrowed Memories
Where: Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, 90232
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 403.8549
Website: http://www.thinkspacegallery.com

Or downtown LA….

Coag9.29 Coagula LauraLondonula Curatorial features a solo show of new art by Los Angeles fine art photographer LAURA LONDON.

Entitled “Once Upon A Time… Axl Rose Was My Neighbor,” the exhibit explores the fine line between constructed narrative and documentary, private portraiture and celebrity posing, and, most intensely, melodrama juxtapozed with the all out rock and roll lifestyle.

What: LAURA LONDON, “Once Upon A Time…Axl Rose Was My Neighbor”
Where: COAGULA CURATORIAL, 977 Chung King Rd., LA, 90012
When: Saturday, September 29, 8pm – Midnight
Phone: (424) 2-COAGULA
Website: www.coagulacuratorial.com

WU 1301Perhaps Miracle Mile is your hood???

1301PE announces its second solo exhibition with Los Angeles-based artist Kerry Tribe, titled There Will Be _____. Centered around her new work Greystone, the exhibition explores themes Tribe has dealt with in the past: perception, memory, and the elusiveness of objective truth, through the medium of film.

On view: September 29th – November 10th

What: Opening reception, There Will Be _____.
Where: 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., 90048
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323 938-5822
Website: http://www.1301pe.com/

Another one in this area is at Scion who offer VERITA VLTIMA VITAE with French from 7-10PM at Scion AV Installation, 7667 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA 90036. Be sure to RSVP Here.

In the Highland park art district…WU Sat 9.29 4ElementsArtGallery

Enjoy an art opening at Four Elements Art Gallery….featuring wine and appetizers @ 8pm.

There will also be a raffle for one of the artist’s paintings.

What: Opening reception, Four Elements Art Gallery
Where: Four Elements Art Gallery, 2450 Daly st. LA, 90031
When: 8:00 pm
Phone: 424 239 8257
Website: www.fourelementsartgallery.com

MaybSAT 9.29 Malibu OchineroC Corridore Malibu is your hood,

Take some time to celebrate art and film with an artist reception for a group show….PORTALS as well as a screening of SEEKING MOTHER INDIA’ BY Julianne Reynolds.

See imagae, Corridor-Oil on Canvas, by Michael Ochinero,

What: Opening reception, film screening
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: A Y Atelier: A Transformative Art Gallery & Studio @ Art 4 All People in Malibu
Phone: 310.456.6170
RSVP: for Opening Artist Reception/Film Screening @ art4allpeople@gmail.com
Website: www.Art4Allpeople.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/116454411835085/