Ok so we all know it’s Super Bowl Sunday….

Check out Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar in Santa Monica or Hal’s Bar and Grill in Venice, or maybe Wirtshaus in Hollywood….it’s not like you can avoid it. Hey as long as Mama’s got a glass of wine, I’m happy…But if sports is not your thing….no worries, you’ll have these two art shows (below) all to yourself!

It’s your last chance to catch Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), the four day International Contemporary Art fair has enjoyed a full weekend at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

Galleries such as François Ghebaly Gallery are ALAC-159-francoisghebalygallery-neilbeloufaback. Artists featured at the fair are:  Neïl Beloufa, Sayre Gomez, Channa Horwitz, Patrick Jackson and Mitchell Syrop. http://ghebaly.com/

See image: Neïl Beloufa, Structured Wall 2014, Expanding foam, Pigment, Steel, and Wood, 30 x 25 inches, Courtesy of the Artist, ICA London, and François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

ALAC featured over 70 leading and emerging galleries from around the world who featured new works from their represented artists.

Click here to purchase tickets online. Tickets range from $22 per day or $30 for a weekend pass. Be Sure to check the website. Tickets will also be available at the box office through the duration of the fair weekend.

What: Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC)
Where: Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, 3021 Airport Ave., SM 90405
When: 11am-6pm
Website:  http://artlosangelesfair.com/


It’s also the final day of the LA Art Book Fair. The free annual fair takes place at Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Downtown LA. The LA Art Book Fair is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair, held every fall in New York City.

Sun-Feb1-LABookFair-Arcana-EdTempletonArcana Books is participating in this event. For the show, the Culver City bookstore will feature an assortment of rarities including Pop and Conceptual artists’ books and catalogues, (maga)’zines, artworks + multiples, and an array of coveted posters, announcements and ephemera.

At today’s event Arcana will be hosting a book signing with the immensely talented Ed Templeton for his fantastic new collection of photography: “Wayward Cognitions”.

“Wayward Cognitions” is a collection of photographs by Ed Templeton, chosen from his archives spanning twenty years. For this volume, Templeton selected images that do not fit into his usual manner of organizing by theme or subject. In past publications he has arranged his work in straightforward groupings such as Teenage Kissers, Teenage Smokers, or photographs shot from a moving car. http://www.arcanabooks.com/

What: LA Art Book Fair
Where: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Ave., LA 90012
When: 11:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: (213) 626-6222

Website: moca.org; www.laartbookfair.net


Monte Vista, (5442 Monte Vista St., LA 90042) hosts an interactive exhibit/event titled “Vinyl Potluck.” Attendee’s are asked to bring a vinyl record to share. Event runs from 2-6pm. http://www.montevistaprojects.com

Get out there and get inspired….See ya next Thursday at noon!