In West Hollywood…

Pacific Design Center (8687 Melrose Ave.) has several openings taking place tonight.

DWed 9.18 YoungProjects Blastomereon’t miss one at Young Projects B230 who will be featuring two exhibitions. For the first show of the season, Young Projects is presenting a group show, Blastomere, featuring several large-scale installations, sculptural pieces and wall-works.

The artists include Ben Jones (US), Peter Coffin (US), Benedict Drew (UK) Laure Prouvost (FR), David Raymond Conroy (UK), Tommy Hartung (US), Jimmy Joe Roche (US), Joe Merrell (US), Dina Kelberman (US) and Frank Zadlo (US).

Subtitled, “Beyond Planet Claire”, the show was initially inspired by the controversy surrounding critic Claire Bishop’s article in Artforum entitled “Digital Divide.”

Also opening tonight is “Oil & Water” a solo exhibition by Marina Zurkow. The exhibition will feature a wide range of the artist’s digital works.

On view: Sept 18 – Nov 1

Where: Young Projects Pacific Design Center, Suite B230,  8687 Melrose, West Hollywood, CA 90069
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

AnWed 9.18 AnotherYearinLA Drone Scoreother Year in LA presents solo exhibition entitled “It’s all the Rage.” The show features work by artist Osman Khan.

See image: Osman Khan, Detail from DRONE SCORE, 2013

What: Opening Reception
Where: Another Year in LA, Pacific Design Center, Suite B 267, 8687 Melrose, West Hollywood, CA 90069
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (323) 223-4000

There are several more openings….from 5- 8 pm…..Here are just a few. Hudson Linc (Suite B215); Art Merge Lab (Suite B257),; See Line Gallery (Suite B274), this one starts at 6pm.;

LA Print SpThurs 9.18 LAPrintSpace LayersOfIdentityInviteace presents exhibition of prints from the Jerusalem Print Workshop curated by Irena Gordon. It is organized by Cathy Weiss and Ruth Weisberg.

Layers of identity: Prints from the Jerusalem Print Workshop investigates the printmaking processes of construction and deconstruction. The Israeli artists use the layering character of printmaking to express their complex identities.

On view: Sept 18th – Nov 1st

What: Opening reception
Where: L A Print Space, 8687 Melrose Ave. Suite B273, LA
When: 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Phone: 310 776-2414

In Brentwood…

Robert Asahina and Robert Wallace present a reading of Leslie Cockburn’s new novel “Baghdad Solitaire” at Diesel Books.

Wed 9.18 DieselBooks LeslieockburnHere’s a short synopsis of the Political thriller:  In Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein, love and friendship are as uncertain as the shifting battle lines of the civil war. Lee McGuinness, a trauma surgeon on a humanitarian mission, is also on a personal quest: to find her companion-in-arms, Martin Carrigan, who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

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What: Reading
Where: Diesel Books, Brentwood Country Mart (Suite 33), 225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402
When: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Also in Santa Monica….bG Gallery (1431 Ocean Ave, SM) hosts live music tonight from 8-10 pm.