photola logophoto l.a. kicks off tonight with an opening night preview gala. Celebrating its 22nd year, ths show is the largest Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition in Los Angeles.

photo l.a.’s preview gala will benefit Inner-City Arts and honor Phil Stern and Bill Eppridge. Food by  and  offer live music with

TickThurs Jan17th photolaets are $80 and can be purchased directly from our website. Purchase tickets here.

It will be held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

What: photo l.a.
Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1855  Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 323.965.1000

L&M Arts presents Inter + Vista, an exhibition of new work by artist Jonathan Wateridge.

FoThurs Jan17 LandM JonathanWateridge Fogr his inaugural exhibition in Los Angeles, Wateridge divides the two galleries into distinct groupings, pairing his formal, densely structured paintings in one space and his more organic, lyrical canvases in the other.

Together, they present a gamut of painterly problems, representing the artist’s current exploration into the relationship of this traditional medium to the shifting images of contemporary life.

On view: January 17th – March 2nd

What: Opening reception, The Future Please
: L&M Arts, Los Angeles, 660 South Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA, 90291
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 1.310.821.6400

L.A. Louver offers an exhibition of computer drawings created in 1969 by Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009). Hammersley used early computer technology to make these drawings, a process that became pivotal to his artistic development.

Thurs Jan17 LALouver Frederick HammersleyIn 1968, Frederick Hammersley moved from Los Angeles to Albuquerque, to teach at the University of New Mexico. Soon after his arrival at the university, sculptor Charles Mattox introduced Hammersley to the engineer who was in charge of the university’s new IBM mainframe computer. The possibility of image making facilitated by a computer captivated Hammersley’s imagination, and resulted in a series of over 72 drawings.

See image: Frederick Hammersley, DO YOU ZEE,
1969, computer drawing/print on paper , image size: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm); paper size: 11 x 14 3/4 in. (27.9 x 37.5 cm) ©

What: Opening Reception
Where: L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Blvd. Venice 90291
When: 7:00 pm-9:00pm
Phone: 310 822- 4955

There are several openings taking place from 5- 8 pm at the Pacific Design Center. Another Year in LA (2nd floor, Suite B267, 8687),; Art Merge Lab (Suite B257),; See Line Gallery (Suite B274), this one starts at 6pm.