1.22 18thStArts CulverCity LitaAlbuquerqueFrom 12:00 pm till 2:00 pm, 18th Street Arts Center presents a large-scale art performance created by artist, Lita Albuquerque. As part of Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, this is a recreation of her historic work, “Spine Of The Earth.”

The event will take place at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City, and is organized by Glenn Phillips of the Getty Research Institute and Lauri Firstenberg of LAXART.

“Spine Of The Earth”  was originally created on El Mirage Dry Lake bed by Lita Albuquerque in the Mojave Desert of California in the Fall of 1980.

LitaAlbuquerquephotoIt was an ephemeral pigment-based Land Work incorporating a performance in which participants laid red, yellow and black pigment on the desert floor in a geometric pattern over six-hundred feet in diameter. Albuquerque used the Earth as an almost two-dimensional drawing surface. The final piece could only be seen in its entirety from an aerial view.

For Spine Of The Earth 2012, Albuquerque is re-imagining this project from 1980 in an entirely new context. This large scale new work embodies a spectral line connecting the Earth’s core to the sky above. Albuquerque needs over 500 people to participate in this performance. So sign up, sign up a friend and get into the act!

Remember, the event is NOT at 18th St Arts Center, but at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park, 6300 Hetzler Rd., Culver City, 90232; Be sure to check their website at http://www.spineoftheearth2012.com; http://pacificstandardtimefestival.org; http://18thstreet.org; http://www.cafam.org.


If CB1 lorenzo-hurtado-segovia-05you are in the downtown area, CB1 Gallery holds an opening reception from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm.  

Tonight’s event celebrates the work of artist Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia. CB1 Gallery is located at 207 W. 5th St., 90013 213-806-7889; http://www.cb1gallery.com/


1.18 LAArtShowLast chance to catch The LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Stop in to see latest work from today’s renowned and emerging artists. This year’s event will offer performance pieces, mixed media and video installations, photography, paintings and sculptures, and a series of curated special exhibitions.

The LA Art Show is happening at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa St., LA,  90015; Be sure to check their website. http://www.laartshow.com/