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Tim Hailand: A Possible Forest

Maloney Fine Art

September 13 through October 31, 2014

Artist Tim Hailand obscures photos of shirtless men and other icons, like burlesque star Dita Von Teese, with foliage and other forest-y imagery in his new show.

KAWS: Man's Best Friend

Honor Fraser

September 13 through October 31, 2014

For his new show, sculptor-painter-street artist KAWS blew up small details of drawings Charles M. Schultz did of his Peanuts cartoon characters. So Snoopy becomes an abstraction.

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst: Post / Relationship / X

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Last Chance - September 13 through November 1, 2014

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst documented their relationship from 2008 to 2013, years in which Drucker transitioned from male to female and Ernst transitioned from female to male. Drucker's called the whole documentation project as "a life collaboration."

From All Sides: Tansaekhwa on Abstraction

Blum & Poe Gallery

September 13 through November 9, 2014

Tansaekhwa was a process-oriented Korean art movement that involved tearing and soaking materials and often resulted in weathered, monochromatic canvases. Joan Kee, a University of Michigan professor who studies Tansaekhwa, curated the show.

York Chang: Superficciones

Greene Exhibitions

October 4 through November 15, 2014

A rare copy of Jorge Luis Borges's Ficciones will be in this show, except there will be an extra "newly discovered" story inside of it that will be a kind of blue print for York Chang's exploration of the "relationship between representations of reality and the experience of reality itself."

Norma Minkowitz: Inside the Void

La Pêche

October 25 through November 22, 2014

After working largely in fiber for the past three decades, Norma Minkowitz is toying with surrealism, making drawings/collages meant to explore the dark side of human psychology (one includes a photo of artist Matthew Barney nude and painted white).

Mark Dean Veca: EVERLAST | Jessica Wimbley : The Belle Series

Western Project

October 18 through November 29, 2014

Mark Dean Veca is inspired by signage and intrigued by early Looney Tunes characters, so cartoons and slogans pop up in his new paintings. Jessica Wimbley's work, digitally altered photos that have been collaged into and drawn on, are much more subdued explorations of cultural and biological history.

Mie Olise: Noplacia

Samuel Freeman

October 25 through December 13, 2014

Mie Olise, who works in New York and Copenhagen, does paintings of structures that are rickety and nonsensical -- houses, shipwrecks that "have begun to . . . recede into oblivion." She also builds contraptions, like boardwalks to nowhere.

JP Munro

China Art Objects Galleries

October 25 through December 20, 2014

Painter JP Munro is rephrasing masterpieces -- the Birth of Venus done in the style of George Seurat, for instance. He's also doing detailed fantasy landscapes and still life paintings of his own studio.

Canan Tolon: LIKE

Von Lintel Gallery

October 25, 2014 through January 10, 2015

Canan Tolon makes urban landscapes that initially look like stripy abstractions. She's engaging viewers "in the game of seeking recognizable imagery," her gallery says.

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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 […]

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  It used to be that the moneyed classes would dispense their endowments with scant input from the hoi polloi. The latest trend in philanthropy, however, is asking the public to vote on who is most deserving from amongst a group of competing applicants. First there was the Hammer Museum’s $25,000 Public Recognition Award, which […]

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  The design world lost one of its leading lights on Monday August 18th when Deborah Sussman passed away at her Los Angeles home. She was 83. The cause was breast cancer, according to her husband and partner Paul Prejza. Sussman was a pioneer in the field of environmental graphics – often called supergraphics – that leapt […]

Artadia Wants You! Deadline for First Round of LA Grants September 30

Artadia Wants You! Deadline for First Round of LA Grants September 30

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is accepting applications from all visual artists living and working in Los Angeles County, but hurry! Applications must be submitted online by September 30, 11:59 PM (PST). Individual artists and collaboratives at any point in their careers could win from $5000 to $15,000 in unrestricted payola, to be […]

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