Culver City

Ongoing

2732: MICHAEL REY

Cherry and Martin

July 12 through August 9, 2014

Michael Rey makes funny sculptures that look sort of like pretentious minimalist design objects and sort of like oversized functional things (sockets, hinges).

Cheryl Pope

Mark Moore Gallery

June 28 through August 9, 2014

Chicago-based Cheryl Pope is preoccupied with problems her hometown, which are what her new show continues to explore. She has videos of Chicago youth in RIP t-shirts commemorating dead friends and a project about the effects of gun violence, though it sounds like the work's all much more intuitive than literal.

Animal Charm

China Art Objects

June 28 through August 9, 2014

Rick Bott and James Fetterley, who started showing as "Animal Charm" in the late 1990s, set up two rooms of video projections on carpet for this show, so funny pulsing images or pictures of burritos are playing against objects that look like kitty cat climbing toys.

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Roberts & Tilton

July 19 through August 9, 2014

This exhibition has a closing reception instead of an opening, because it's going to build up over time -- the show won't be completely "installed" until it's almost over. All the artists involved work collaboratively and some will be producing work on site.

Cross Fade

Walter Maciel Gallery

July 12 through August 16, 2014

Art consultant Brenda G. Williams curated this show of women artists. She titled it after the cinematic cross fade technique, where one scene slowly fades as another appears,  and she sees the issues these artists deal with (identity, geopolitics, sexuality, family) as similarly fading into each other.

TECHNOKINESIS

Blum & Poe Gallery

July 12 through August 23, 2014

Blum & Poe now has a gallery in New York now, too, so this summer group show will have a NYC half and an L.A. half. The works in the show emit buzzing noises, or at least look like they're buzzing, and the idea is that, for the five hours a day during which the two shows' open hours overlap, the works will "hum in unison."

Ambitious

Von Lintel Gallery

June 28 through August 23, 2014

Von Lintel Gallery is having its first summer group show in L.A., the kind where it features work  by everyone on its roster. But some artists, like  Farrah Karapetian, are super new additions.

David Horvitz

Blum & Poe Gallery

July 12 through August 23, 2014

David Horvitz, the quirky New York based conceptualist, seems to have been on a trip. The press release for this show is a letter to gallery communications director Lynda Bunting saying that he's one nautical mile from his destination.

Pia Camil: The Little Dog Laughed

Blum & Poe Gallery

July 12 through August 23, 2014

Pia Camil, based in Mexico City, took public advertisements and billboards as her inspiration for the curtains and ceramic vases she made for this show. She's delving "into the relationship between the personal and public in a modern dystopia," the gallery says.

Shannon Finley

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

July 12 through August 23, 2014

Berlin-based Shannon Finley figures out his compositions digitally before painting the layered geo-abstractions he's becoming known for. In some paintings in this show, he's apparently used up to 30 layers of acrylic medium mixed with pigment to make the layering really intense.

Orit Raft | Nir Evron

LAXART

July 12 through August 23, 2014

Israeli artist Orit Raft makes photographs of imaginary places -- like rooms described in novels -- and Nir Evron, who's also based in Tel Aviv, just made an extremely methodical, abstract 16 mm film based on a planned city in Palestine.

Michelle Robinson: Hold Tight, Then Fall

Reginald Ingraham Gallery

July 19 through August 23, 2014

The new paintings by Michelle Robinson, a rare L.A. artist who didn't go to art school, are "an exercise in balance," according to the press release. They look like quirky quilts and incorporate different geometric shapes and contrasting patterns.

Summer Show

Angles Gallery

July 12 through August 30, 2014

Angles is having a pretty typical summer group show, exhibiting work by four artists from its roster. One of Ori Gersht's Liquidation photographs, a pretty good series of big, blurred neutrally-colored images, will be included.

Neal Rock: Herm 0714

Loudhailer

July 19 through September 6, 2014

Neal Rock, who moved to L.A. from London in '07, is interested in prosthetics and masks and uses silicone and screen printing in his work, hanging the shapes he makes from wall so they look sort of like pretty monsters.

John Weston and Katie Thoma

Venice6114

May 31 through September 13, 2014

Last time Katie Thoma showed here, she turned the space into a post-apocalytpic party scene. This time she's showing with John Weston, who also does intense installations, with his paintings hung in psychedelic bedrooms or against walls he's painted.

Country: Portraits of an American Sound

Annenberg Space for Photography

May 31 through September 28, 2014

Les Leverett was a staff photographer at the Grand Old Opry for three decades. Leigh Wiener photographed John Cash looking rough and tumble. They're in the show and featured in the half-hour documentary that will play at the center of the Annenberg's weird, circular space -- lots of photographers and musicians talking shop.

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Leon Benn at Carter & Citizen

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Installation Viewn(detail)
Courtesy Maloney Fine Art

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