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Top 5: Oct. 16, 2014

Here are our picks for the best art shows in Southern California this week! Subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to get this list piping hot and early in your mailbox.   1. Matsumi Kanemitsu: Metamorphic Effects Through December 20, 2014 The Mistake Room An abstract expressionist with a sense of humor, Matsumi Kanemitsu […]

Top 5: Oct. 16, 2014

Top 5: Oct. 9, 2014

Here are our picks for the best art shows in Southern California this week! Subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to get this list piping hot and early in your mailbox.   1. Michel Auder and Józef Robakowski: Street Life October 11 – December 18, 2014 Opening: October 10, 2014 | 7–10 pm Fahrenheit […]

Top 5: Oct. 9, 2014

New Director to take on OCMA

Todd DeShields Smith has been named to head the Orange County Museum of Art, ending six months for the institution without a director. Smith joins OCMA from the Tampa Museum of Art, where his experience getting the new $32 million building finished there was undoubtedly a plus on his CV for OCMA, whose attempts to […]

Incoming OCMA director Todd DeSheilds Smith

Broad Primes the Pump with Famous Artist Talks

In anticipation of its opening in 2015, The Broad is hosting a series of talks this year called The Un-Private Collection. Although the series is described as “exploring contemporary and controversial themes,” (which usually is code for “themes that were controversial 50 years ago”), we have to admit: they look interesting. Each talk pairs an […]

Broad Primes the Pump with Famous Artist Talks

Al’s Grand Hotel Returns to Frieze

Four years after graduating from the Chouinard Art Institute (now California Institute of the Arts), a young Allen Ruppersberg took over a house on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood and converted it into a hotel. Al’s Grand Hotel only lasted for six weeks, but maintains a mythic quality in LA’s art history, as an early example […]

Al’s Grand Hotel Returns to Frieze

Check Out This Liotard

The Getty Museum is showing this remarkable c. 1750 portrait of an opera singer, on loan from a private LA collection, reports William Poundstone in Artinfo. The Getty owns several works by the 18th century portraitist Jean-Étienne Liotard, whose pastels, when they’re good, are very extraordinary.

Check Out This Liotard

Resurrecting the Native Flora of LA

Wildflowering L.A., artist Fritz Haeg‘s project in conjunction with LAND – Los Angeles Nomadic Division and the Theodore Payne Foundation, will culminate this weekend with a 2-day exhibition on April 26-27 from 12-6pm both days at THE SHED, Pasadena’s emerging space for planning, land use, urban gardening, and more.  Stop in to learn more about for cuttings, […]

Resurrecting the Native Flora of LA

Gavlak Going Hollywood

  Onetime Angeleno Sarah Gavlak is returning to LA to open an outpost of her eponymous Palm Beach gallery this June. The second Gavlak will be 5,000 square feet, at 1034 North Highland Avenue and neighboring Hannah Hoffman, Michael Kohn, and Regen Projects. The gallery’s press release is careful to note that they will be […]

Sarah Gavlak at her apartment gallery in 2009 [via NYT]

Mid-City Just Got a Little Artier

It may be premature to call Mid-City a new art destination, but the September arrival of the new David Kordansky space (joining existing S. La Brea gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran) will make it a little more official. Kordansky is moving on up: the new 20,000 square foot space will triple the gallery’s current footprint. The […]

Mid-City Just Got a Little Artier

SoCal Does the Dallas Art Fair

This week a bevy of Southern California galleries are headed to Texas for the sixth Dallas Art Fair. The exhibitors include longtime visitors Thomas Solomon and Charlie James, as well as newcomers M+B, OHWOW, and Luis De Jesus, among others. “Tom Solomon got the ball rolling, because he was out here first,” says Charlie James. […]

SoCal Does the Dallas Art Fair