No N405imageseed to fear “Carmageddon” since we have tons of fun events for you all over LA. So whatever neighborhood you live in there should be something for you…or at least close by.

Carmageddon 12If you live on the Westside…perhaps we’ll see you at the Pick of the Week….if not….no worries, on Saturday…there are art openings taking place in many different neighborhoods.

Art Platform – Los Angeles, an all weekend injection of art takes place at the Santa Monica Barker Hangar. There is a charge for this one…daily as well as an all weekend package. See below for tickets link.

Enjoy both local and international artists, dealers, collectors, museums and art enthusiasts all coming together to celebrate LA’s unique art community. Sounds like a fun art party to me!

There ar9.28 LAAA ArtPlatformLAe also some amazing galleries that are participating in Art Platform Los Angeles such as Los Angeles Art Association who presents Ping Pong 2012. Ping Pong is a multi-destination, cross-cultural collaboration featuring artists from Los Angeles, Miami and Basel.

It originallly debuted at Projektraum M54 during Art Basel and now moves to Art Platform before completing its exhibition schedule in Miami in December.

LAAA has secured scholar/critic Alpesh Kantilal Patel as the curator for this ArtPlatform iteration. Featured LAAA artists include Dmitry Kmelnitsky, Susan Sironi and Mei Xian Qiu. In addition to the LAAA artists, Ping Pong will present Miami artists Robert Chambers, Mette Tommerup & Pip Brant, Walter Robinson and Jacek J.Kolasinski and Basel artists Franziska Furter and Sue Irion.

AlPOW zhenyagershman apparition 2012so Timothy Yarger Fine Art (Booth 701) showcases artists Chul-Hyun Ahn, Carole Feuerman, Cristobal Valecillos, Hebru Brantley, Jim McHugh, Lori Hyland, Louise Nevelson, Michele Mattei, Robert Schefman, Udo Noger, Yossi Govrin, and Zhenya Gershman.

See image, triptych, oil on canvas “Apparition” 2012, by Zhenya Gershman.

Garboushian Gallery will be on hand at booth 505 featuring new paintings by John Seery.

POW Ikon dubuffet Le-TetrascopiqueIkon Ltd (Booth 321) features artists Damien Hirst, Fernando Botero, Ilya Bolotowsky, Jean Dubuffet (see image), Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Paul McCarthy, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg and Yayoi Kusama.

The 2012 edition of Art Platform – Los Angeles continues to provide unprecedented access to the artists, institutions and collections that define the Los Angeles art scene through its outstanding selection of innovative galleries, extensive VIP program, stimulating Open Platform speaker series, and special programming.

POW ArtPlatform LoungeAdam Gross, the Executive Director of Art Platform cites “Los Angeles possesses immense cultural diversity, from its museums and alternative art spaces to the diverse demographics of individuals who visit Los Angeles or call it home,” says Gross. “Art Platform 2012 will continue to bring the international art world to Los Angeles, and the residents of Los Angeles into the international art world.”

Art Platform – Los Angeles emphasizes the increased recognition of greater Los Angeles as an international art capital. In pursuit of such emphasis, Art Platform – Los Angeles 2012 will both continue to provide unprecedented access to the art, galleries, institutions and collections that define the Los Angeles art scene, and to contextualize them within a broader, international framework.

ArtPOW ArtPlatform Platform — Los Angeles has partnered with architecture firm, Frederick Fisher and Partners. Known as a leader of the Los Angeles art and cultural community, Frederick Fisher and Partners specializes in creating environments that resolve the complexities of culture by delivering spaces that heighten the aesthetic experience of the artworks on exhibit.

See website for a full list of galleries participating in Art Platform — Los Angeles.

POW ArtPlatform1What: Art Platform — Los Angeles
Where: The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 11am-6pm; Friday, Sept 28th – Sept 30th (VIP preview Thurs, Sept 27th 5-9pm)
Phone: 213-763-5890
Ticket Prices: $20-$45: