Events by Region

Santa Monica | Venice

Irit Batsry: Altered Sites

Shoshana Wayne Gallery

March 8 through May 3, 2014

Shoshana Wayne Gallery's Irit Batsry show, like the Beverly Semmes show that just closed at the gallery, will function as something of a survey, featuring work from the past two decades. It will include almost-too-pretty photographs the Israeli-American artist recently took of caution tape and the older series of stills she pulled from video shot in Southern India.

West Hollywood | Midtown

Tea & Morphine

Hammer Museum

January 25 through May 18, 2014

The Elizabeth Dean Collection includes over 900 works by late 19th, early 20th century Paris-based artists. A number that specifically  depict women are on view in the Hammer's "Tea & Morphine" show -- one print, Eugene Grasset's La Morphinomane [The Morphine Addict] from 1897, shows a frenzied, dark haired women gritting her teeth as she sticks a needle into her leg. It's as dramatic as the show's title.

Culver City

Patricia Fernández: Paseo de los Melancólicos

LAXART

March 15 through April 26, 2014

Patricia Fernandez raised the floor of the smaller side gallery and covered it in white and blue tiles. The small paintings, wood work and mementos she then installed are meant to evoke memories of Republicans who fled through the Spanish-French Pyrenees mountains during the Spanish Civil War.

Downtown

L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments

Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles (CAMLA)

March 13 through July 12, 2014

Sriracha and Tapatio are American-developed hot sauces. The former is Thai-inspired, the latter Mexican-inspired, and, in large U.S. cities, the two rival ketchup and mustard in popularity. This show, which includes a smart group of  artists who are Asian, Latin American and neither, takes these sauces as a jumping off point for exploring what it means to be "All-American."

LA Other

Fritz Haeg: Wildflowering L.A.

Fritz Haeg: Wildflowering L.A.

October 27, 2013 | 11 am – 5 pm

Fritz Haeg, the multi-disciplinary artist who has worked in gardening before (his Edible Estates project has been ongoing since 2006), is planting wildflowers across greater L.A. -- a seemingly season-less, dry and difficult environment -- with the help of the arts non-profit Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND).  Anyone with at least 500 square feet of open land can contact Haeg and LAND, who will choose 50 relatively visible plots on which to plant specially developed mixes of wildflower seeds and install a 4'x5' sign that resembles state park signage.

San Diego

Prix Pictet: Power

Museum of Photographic Arts MOPA

February 1 through May 18, 2014

The Prix Pictet is an annual juried prize, and, each year, the jury focuses on a certain theme in choosing the award-winning photographer. This year's theme is "power" and French artist Luc Delahaye is the winner. He features in an exhibition with eleven other artists, including An-My Lê, who just won a MacArthur Grant, and Dutch artist Jacqueline Hassink.

Orange County

Santa Barbara

Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

January 26 through May 4, 2014

Michelle Stuart, the New York artist who was included in the recent MOCA Land Art show and is known for her drawings and earthworks, hasn't had a large scale U.S. exhibition since 1998. This one, organized by Lakeside Arts Centre at University of Nottingham in the UK, includes work Stuart made from the 1960s up to the present.