PØST July Kamikazes

PØST Los Angeles

Last Chance - July 1 through 31, 2014

Post's Kamikaze shows are an insane 31-day run of one exhibition after another, all month long. This year, the lineup starts with collaborators Jeff & Gordon (they've been together six years and mostly work in video). Artist Jay Lizo is organizing a small, patriotic group show and barbecue for July 4. The whole list is on Post's site.

Cinema Vezzoli

MOCA Grand Avenue

April 27 through August 11, 2014

In Francesco Vezzoli's noir-ish fantasy at MOCA, Jane Fonda's crying a pink "feminist tear" -- her tear actually has the Venus symbol on it -- and Marlene Dietrich is co-starring in dramas with Anni Albers, the driven artist-designer who was Joseph Albers' wife.

Allora & Calzadilla: Apotomē

Roy and Edna Disney/CALARTS Theater (REDCAT)

June 27 through August 24, 2014

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, who have been working together since 1995 and never shown in L.A., based the work in this show on two long dead elephants. The remains of the elephants, which were kidnapped during Napolean's reign, are stored in Paris, and Allora and Calzadilla are thinking through all the historical ramifications.

Unbound: Six Women Artists

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA)

July 10 through August 30, 2014

Three of the six women artists who work digitally -- including Deborah Cornell, who's showing her funnily layered digital prints with hands in them -- have solo installation. Three are expatriates, working in video and in a group show.

Carol Selter: Outdoor World

Charlie James Gallery

July 26 through August 30, 2014

Artist Carol Selter has a background in biology and she's always working nature into her art. But this time she's doing so in a really hands-off way, by taking photos of landscape photos printed in books she's made.

The Cartographer, curated by Alise Spinella

Charlie James Gallery

July 26 through August 30, 2014

An L.A. artist who's done exquisite corpse paintings and performances about landscapes, Alise Spinella curated a show that has to do with mapping. Artists in it record how things change over time or keep the stains on a napkin as evidence of some experience.

Motoyuki Daifu: My family is a Pubis, so I cover it in Pretty Panties

July 19 through August 31, 2014

Motoyuki Daifu's photographs are grittily over-saturated in the way, say, fashion photographer Juergen Teller's are. He often does work that seems autobiographical (it could be fictional), and this show is purportedly an attempt to pretty up a too-real family that may or may not be his own.

May Contain Explicit Imagery


July 27 through September 7, 2014

Artist Tucker Neel curated this show of work that all references the body in more and less explicit ways. Kiki Serror made montages of vintage porn imagery, Nancy Baker Cahill's graphite drawing reference skin and hair and John Weston works body parts into his psychidelically patterned paintings.

Patrick Nagel

2A Gallery

July 27 through September 7, 2014

Patrick Nagel got a gig illustrating for Playboy in the 1970s, and drew aggressively stylish, stylized women into the early 1980s (he died in '84). This show is happening because a gallerist, for whom Nagel represents "an entire era," met a collector who began acquiring Nagel's work in the 1980s.

Korakrit Arunanondchai: Letters to Chantri #1

The Mistake Room

July 18 through September 13, 2014

Korakrit Arunanondchai does performance and video projects with comical titles, like "painting with history in a room filled with men with funny names." You're led through this highly produced show by an attendant dressed in white, you watch two videos and you get a bar of soap at the end.

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