El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA)
October 12 through February 1, 2015
El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA)
October 12 through February 1, 2015
November 1 through 23, 2014
Working with fabric, video, and sculpture, Erika Lynne Hanson is playing with different approaches to landscape. She's interested in how depicting a landscape changes it.
Last Chance - October 18 through November 29, 2014
Carole Frances Lung, who sometimes goes by her alter ego Frau Fiber, is showing hand-stitched banners, metal sculptures and a video, all work that "investigates the human cost of mass production."
Last Chance - November 21 through 30, 2014
Because people always do some kind of damage or leave something behind when traveling, L.A.-based artist Diana-Sofia Estrada is showing images and staging performances about the difficulty of not doing any harm as a traveler.
November 12 through December 3, 2014
Shizu Saldamando, whose work appeared in the Phantom Sightings show at LACMA a few years ago, is doing photorealistic drawings about L.A. dance scene. She also has a video to show in which traditional Japanese dancers collide with punk rockers in East L.A.
November 1 through December 6, 2014
Artist Dwyer Kilcollin has created a temporary exhibition space in an Eastside park where her work, including a fence she built and relief sculptures she's attached to that fence, will be on view for three days. After those three days are up, her show will migrate to M+B in West Hollywood.
November 8 through December 11, 2014
This show is supposed to be a place where "artist, audience, and landscape" meld -- it's an ambitious premise but an interesting artist's list. Allison Schulnik makes viscous, fantastical painting; Pearl C. Hsuing just made a film about watching a geyser that sometimes felt like a music video.
November 7 through December 12, 2014
Abstract painter Keith Varadi-- is he a "New Casualist"?--is using three poetic lines in place of a press release for this show: "Revel in the might of a flashlight,/recognize how time flies over place,/and life costs like the backside of a dime."
October 30 through December 13, 2014
Asher Hartman's new play is all about revolution, violence and the creative class, and two of its cast members are oversized puppets. This is the first time audience members of a Hartman production will actually sit in seats, but the actors will probably not stay on the stage.
November 2 through December 13, 2014
"Funk art" forerunner H.C. Westermann made these death ships, sculptures of ships enclosed in glass or drawings of bright red vessels with "no port" written below them. This show pays tribute to Westermann with work from older and younger L.A. artists who "carry on aspects" of Westermann’s art-making approach. There's also going to be one death ship on view.
November 8 through December 20, 2014
The Luckman Gallery is showing the sometimes hyperreal paintings, including the L.A. nightscapes, of Robert Olsen, who died way too soon this past year.
November 15 through December 20, 2014
Working with El Nopal Press, artist Renée Petropoulos made 17 prints called From the United States to Mexico, From Mexico to the United States, that are about geography and personal history. She also made a sculpture called Sculpture for an Art Opening and a Fashion Show, and the night the show opens, models wearing clothes by two other artists -- Cirilo Domine and Sandeep Mukherjee -- will parade around while composer Greg Lenczycki mixes music live.
October 26 through December 28, 2014
Arts patron Doris Duke collected a lot of things -- art objects, artifacts. Items from her collection of Islamic art are on view, alongside plans for "Shangri La," the home she had build to house her collection. There's also work by eight artists who have been in residence at Shangri La on view.
November 16, 2014 through January 25, 2015
Artist Michael E. Smith, who has made quirky sculptures out of blue Bic pens and a repurposed duffel bag, is having a show at the small, relatively new Arlington Heights space. The gallery also always has a "curated library" along with its shows, and art historian Suzanne Hudson, who has been researching therapeutic uses of art during World War II, is curating this time around.
October 12, 2014 through February 1, 2015
The El Segundo Museum of Art, built out of a vacant lot and less than a year old, is focusing on art in the domestic space with this group show that includes Eduard Vuillard, Joseph Cornell and youngsters like Cole Sternberg. The press release is full of questions, like, "Does any artwork in your home remind you of your grandparents?"
October 23, 2014 through March 1, 2015
The Skirball is digging into Hollywood history with one show about Jewish exiles working in movies and another about the ripple effects of film noir. A third show, an installation by Austrian artist Isa Rosenberger, pays tribute to a Viennese coffee shop and a little-known Jewish writer named Gina Kaus.
September 25, 2014 through April 5, 2015
Mark Steven Greenfield has been working in Greater L.A., both on fringes and in centers, for years. A lot of the work in this survey deals with history, like 19th century minstrel shows, as well as cosmology, genealogy and specific L.A. neighborhoods. He's also been known to toy with African American stereotypes.
September 13, 2014 through August 23, 2015
With her installation of photographs and audio interviews, Kim Stringfellow's exploring the desire to flee urban sprawl and the derelict desert cabins that artists are reclaiming.
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