TheDAWlogo Downtown Art Walk takes place tonight…..if you have not been in a while, it’s always hoppin’ and i highly recommend it.

It takes place every 2nd Thursday of the month. If you are free…head down for some fun art parties!  Be sure to check the website.  http://downtownartwalk.org/

Stop into Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts   http://www.gdcagallery.com/    Just around the corner, pop into the Hive Gallery (729 S. Spring St.) http://hivegallery.com LACDA (102 W. 5th St.) http://www.lacda.com/ or DAC Gallery, (828 S Main St.http://www.dacgallery.com Check their site for a full listing.

In Venice…

Thurs 10.10 LALouver kitajL.A. Louver is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by late artist R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007).

See image: R.B. Kitaj

This the artist’s first exhibition in Los Angeles since his solo show R.B. Kitaj Passion and Memory at The Skirball Cultural Center in 2008.

Also upstairs, a new series of monochromatic paintings by British artist Jason Martin. The exhibition will feature 6 new pigment works by the artist.

On view: Oct 10th – Nov 9th
                                    
What: Opening reception
Where: L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Blvd., LA, CA, 90291
When: 6pm to 8pm
Phone: 310-822-4955
Website: http://www.lalouver.com/

Or in Santa Monica…At Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave.), Santa Monica Museum of Art hosts an opening from 6-7 pm. http://www.smmoa.org/

Also in Santa Monica…

Design Matters GallerThurs 10.10 Design Matters QuamOdunsi PoolLadies 2013y offers a new exhbition entitled “The Reagents” by Quam Odunsi. Due to the immense success of his first show at Design Matters in April 2012, “Anachronistic Capture: Motion & Stills”, Quam will be returning this October for his second solo show with the gallery.

See image: Quam Odunsi, Pool Ladies, 2013, Hand pulled, silkscreen painting. Acrylic on gesso canvas., 40″ x 40″

On view: October 10th – October 29th

What: Opening reception
Where: Design Matters Gallery, 11527 Pico Blvd., LA 90064
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Website: http://designmattersla.com/

In Hollywood…

Thurs 10.10 ProjectGallery VENUS SAATCHIProject Gallery presents “FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING.” The group exhibition features Brian Batt, Erin Hammond and Christina Angelina.

See image: Venus by Brian Batt

The show features unique and vastly varying styles of figurative work through: (respectively) reconstructed portraiture collage work and pointillism, expressive emotionalism and eclectic romanticism, and the examination of raw beauty in the unexpected.

On view: Oct 10th – Nov 10th

What: Opening reception
Where: PROJECT Gallery, 1553 N. Cahuenga Blvd., LA 90028
When: 7:00 pm
Phone: 323-462-1100
Website: http://projectla.net/