Michala Paludan: Leisure for All
November 13 through December 27, 2014
November 13 through December 27, 2014
Last Chance - November 13 through December 27, 2014
Taking inspiration from Danish theater, Michala Paludan is putting together an installation meant to question how acting and satire can be political tools. There's a very intense script featuring "a very fat gentleman" called H.M. Capital involved.
Last Chance - November 15 through December 27, 2014
Canadian painter Chris Cran has painted faces with different expressions on them -- surprise, maybe. The face all appear in ovals against the sometimes patterned backgrounds of the canvas. He hangs the paintings high and low, not all in a straight line.
Last Chance - November 22 through December 27, 2014
L.A.-based Rachelle Sawatsky's colorful abstractions "explore a densely internal narrative" while New York-based Anton Zolotov makes custom frames for found objects in an effort to incorporate them into a conversation that's about how an object's properties relate to an artist's intentions.
Last Chance - December 13 through 27, 2014
L.A.-based French photographer Sophie Caby is showing candid photographs she took on public transit while L.A. artist Ken Ehrlich, who works in almost every medium, is debuting a new mural called "Gallery Window."
Last Chance - December 3 through 28, 2014
In yet another group show about overlaps between abstraction and figuration, Kathi Flood is playing the role of "guerrilla sociologist, making collage out of found antiques and ephemera. Steven Rey Fujimoto is taking on cosmic forces, and Emily Halpern is making paintings and trying to be sincere about "the translation of personal visions."
November 22, 2014 through January 4, 2015
Marta Fontolan curated this group show, which looks at the world through "the lens of an empty bottle" and the "mindset of a hangover." It includes a pretty wide array of artists, like Gilbert and George, Lucie Stahl and the duo Aids 3D.
December 6, 2014 through January 4, 2015
Molly Jo Shea curated this group show about voyages and the artists she chose -- among them narrative painter Ben White and video artist and painter McLean Fahnestock-- all purportedly value the "thrill of pursuit" over "the end destination."
November 7, 2014 through January 7, 2015
November 15, 2014 through January 10, 2015
Howard Fried made his sculpture Sociopath in 1983, and it's showing for the first time since then. The sculpture consists of a dripping sink on a tall, specially-built, tilted table and a complicated drainage system that involves a slat cut into the table and a tube running along the gallery walls. Water puddles on the table, because the drainage system barely works.
December 14, 2014 through January 10, 2015
The "creative workspace" Maker City LA now has a gallery: Studio 11, which was formed by 26 downtown artists. The next show features work by Deborah Schiller Hadl, who makes geometric abstractions, and Margaret-Anne Smith, who makes sculptural painting.
November 22, 2014 through January 17, 2015
Jack McConville, who works in Glasgow, is showing paintings that loosely recall Matisse -- figures rendered simply but romantically -- except that they also include things like money blowing around. Rallou Panagiotou's sleeker, more abstract sculptures that incorporate photography and mimic found objects are showing in the adjacent galleries.
December 3, 2014 through January 18, 2015
This show "depicts" two works that were initially made specifically for Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin. One was based on the gallery's interior architecture and the other was a portrait of three gallerists of "matrilineal descent" (Monika Schmela, Ulrike Schmela-Brüning, and Lena Brüning, the latter of which opened her gallery above the Isabella Bortolozzi space).
December 20, 2014 through January 24, 2015
"When It Is Dark Enough" is a group show that looks at "human form" and "loss of identity." Lucien Shapiro, who makes elegant but sinister masks out of found objects, is exploring "identity, addiction, and time."
December 21, 2014 through January 25, 2015
"Would you like more rescue cats with your Art?" asks 356 Mission. If so, there will be cats living in a collaborative installation at the downtown space for the next month. The cats, or "purr-formers," come from a local kitty shelter, so can be adopted. Architects Freecall and Gia Wolff worked on the "inter-species" cat lounge, and artists like Lisa Anne Auerbach and Joe Scanlan are contributing to the installation.
November 7, 2014 through January 31, 2015
Fredrik Nilsen has been photographing the LA art scene well for years, and, if you read captions, you're probably used to seeing "photo by Fredrik Nilsen," though you're probably not used to seeing his work itself on view in a gallery. This show includes photos he took of the intense surfaces of Ken Price sculptures.
September 20, 2014 through February 2, 2015
Shadows, a "monumental painting" by Warhol, has 120 parts, all based on photos the artist took of shadows in his studio. "Andy Warhol's Shadows are the line between the American dream and the American death," says MOCA director Phillip Vergne (meaning they're about both glamour and darkness).
December 13, 2014 through February 8, 2015
Anna Craycroft and Marc Vives spent over a year sharing research and ideas with the curatorial office, Rivet. Then they turned their research into an exhibition that has no "clear distinctions between doing, making and showing." Vives made a cave of fabric and Craycroft assembled a huge grid of posters.
November 9, 2014 through September 13, 2015
About 600 contemporary folk artists from Central and South America, Mexico and Portugal made the 800 objects in this traveling show that's "a celebration of power and beauty."
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