Events by Region

Santa Monica | Venice


Daniel Faust and Fabrice Hyber: Without End

Varola at the Pacific Design Center

September 18 through January 2, 2015

Daniel Faust is presenting photographs of objects in "reality" museums like music hall of fames or wax museums (he's taken over 7,000 such photos). His longtime friend Fabrice Hyber is showing a life-size boy mannequin and a children’s swing set with s silicon penis built into the swing. 

Culver City

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.

Chinatown | Downtown

Andy Warhol: Shadows

MOCA Grand Avenue

September 20 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).

LA Other | Eastside

Laura Vitale: Five Drawings

Pieter Performance Space

September 5 through December 12, 2014

Artist Laura Vitale made drawings that respond to her first year living in L.A. She's hanging one at a time at Pieter for three weeks each.

San Diego

Orange County

LOUD silence, curated by Amanda Cachia

Grand Central Art Center

September 6 through December 6, 2014

In this show about loudness and silence, four contemporary deaf artists are grappling with John Cage's 4'33" -- his four minute and thirty-three second silent composition. There's also archival John Cage-related material in the show.

Santa Barbara


Pasadena | Inland Empire

The Fifth Wall: Tom Friedman, Evan Holloway, Farrah Karapetian, Alice Könitz, Marco Rios, Corinna Schnitt, Artur Żmijewski

Armory Center for the Arts

July 13 through December 14, 2014

In looking at this show, viewers are supposed to feel entirely aware of the fact that they're engaging with art. So when you're inside of Alice Konitz's miniature museum that's now installed in the Armory's galleries, you're ideally thinking Brechtian thoughts about what is "shown in the showing."