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JP Munro: The Source

China Art Objects Galleries

Last Chance - November 8 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.

Florian Maier-Aichen

Blum & Poe

Last Chance - November 15 through December 20, 2014

Once again, Florian Maier-Aichen is combining analogue and digital techniques to make swooping, stunning landscapes, that often include "handmade details to offset their heroic sense of perspective." He's returning to past subjects, like the Los Angeles harbor, in this show.

Angel Otero: ANACHRONIC

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Last Chance - November 1 through December 20, 2014

Brooklyn-based Angel Otero is pretty preoccupied with the painting process. He first works on large sheets of plexiglas then peels off the dried paint and adheres it to canvas, so that he's putting paint on canvas but not actually painting on canvas.

Luke Diiorio

Anat Egbi

Last Chance - November 1 through December 20, 2014

A neo-minimalist interested in repetition and neutrality, Luke Diiorio makes "paintings" by combining folded stripes of linen and canvas on stretcher bars. He's also included parts of disassembled walls in his show.

Jeff Colson: Roll Up

Maloney Fine Art

Last Chance - November 8 through December 20, 2014

A few years ago, Jeff Colson made a garage, or a life-size wood sculpture of an open garage with objects packed floor to ceiling almost tumbling out of it. It initially showed in the massive Ace Gallery. Now it's showing in the tiny Maloney space.

Erica Mahinay: At the Tip of the Tongue

Loudhailer

Last Chance - November 8 through December 20, 2014

For her first solo show in L.A., Erica Mahinay is showing objects and images that are supposed to almost look like "things," but not quite. They're "teetering on the edge" of being something.

Saying yes to everything

Honor Fraser

Last Chance - November 15 through December 20, 2014

This show, curated by Corrina Peipon, is all about collage from the 1960s to now. It includes work by late L.A. veteran Robert Heinecken and the collective Confetti Confidential, who will work on an evolving collage room throughout the show.

Nicolas Grenier and Lily Stockman

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Last Chance - November 8 through December 20, 2014

Nicolas Grenier's painting show, "One Day Mismatched Anthems Will Be Shouted in Tune," is about the tension between verbal and visual signs. Lily Stockman's concurrent painting show, "Women," is about the relationship between commonplace and phenomenological experience.

Dean Monogenis | Lisa Solomon

Walter Maciel Gallery

Last Chance - November 8 through December 20, 2014

Dean Monogenis paints playful urban and rural landscapes with modernist houses and other structures dropped in (sometimes actually falling from the sky). Lisa Solomon stitches, draws and collages on paper and duralar.

Kris Kuksi: Antiquity in the Faux

Mark Moore Gallery

Last Chance - November 15 through December 20, 2014

Kris Kuksi creates Baroque, wall-hanging reliefs out of discarded objects. In his gallery's pretty ambitious words, he gives his viewers a "ringside seat for allegorical spectacle as the spheres of fantasy and reality collide."

11th Year Anniversary Exhibition

Western Project

Last Chance - December 6 through 23, 2014

Western Projects is celebrating its 11th birthday with a show that includes 17 of the artists it has shown since it opened. The gallery has always had an odd mix on its roster -- daring performance artists like Ron Athey alongside and abstract painters like Tim Forcum.

John Henderson and B. Ingrid Olson

Cherry and Martin

November 1, 2014 through January 3, 2015

The press release for this show by two pretty young artists working in process-focused painting and photography is a conversation that includes abstract statements like the below.

John: Some gifts - like names, years - are best left unexamined Ingrid: True, true, but no real gift can be returned; only you can allow yourself a mooring to it along the way

Brian Bress: You Can't Sleep on a Door

Cherry and Martin

November 8, 2014 through January 3, 2015

Performers in full body suits and other props are helping artist Brian Bress understand painting traditions (abstraction and representation, mainly). There will be paintings and sculptures and video, sound or whatever the gallery means by "time-based component."

Skip Arnold: Bout This

Greene Exhibitions

November 22, 2014 through January 3, 2015

Skip Arnold, who's been working with video and performance for three decades, is showing new work alongside the old in his first show with Greene Exhibitions.

Kevin Peterson: Remnants | Adam Caldwell: Persona

thinkspace

December 13, 2014 through January 3, 2015

Houston based hyperrealist painter Kevin Peterson is showing portraits he's done of people against urban landscapes, like the pretty little girl in front of a graffiti-covered brick wall. Adam Caldwell, based in San Francisco, is showing paintings that combine "painterly gesture with hyperrealistic elements."

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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