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Watchmen: Surveillance and The Flaneur

Torrance Art Museum

Last Chance - June 10 through July 26, 2014

The premise for this group show could be the premise for a horror movie: What does it mean to be a flaneur, that artist-observer who moves through a city taking mental notes, when a city is full of CCTV cameras and monitors?

Native Strategies: N (enter) S

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

Last Chance - July 9 through 31, 2014

Native Strategies is a performance art journal that also organizes performances. They'll be in residence at LACE this summer, hosting over 30 performance three stages (stage one involves a mock television studio, stage two involves a production desk and stage three involves a makeshift distribution center).

CK One Daily

Night Gallery

July 12 through August 2, 2014

In the nineties, Calvin Klein used wispy, gender-ambiguous, multi-ethnic models to advertise CK One, his fragrance. Now it's been reissued, and the artists in this show are using it as a jumping off point to think about branding, timelessness, youth, regeneration, etc.

Much Ado About Nothing

Pieter Performance Space

July 18 through August 2, 2014

This take on Shakespeare's play involves audience interaction, is set in a small music venue and centers on the turmoil and romance in the lives of bluegrass band members. Find showtimes here.

Jeff & Gordon: Day Job

Monte Vista Projects

July 19 through August 10, 2014

Collaborators Jeff & Gordon will be serving tea and coffee at their opening. And since the split-screen video they're showing about the work day in the Internet age lasts 8 hours, the caffeine might help you stick it out for a while.

The Outlanders

The Pit

July 13 through August 24, 2014

The Pit is a brand new artist-run space at a former auto body shop, and their first show features L.A. artists who are already relatively well-known within local art communities here and who pull from L.A.'s reputation, history or geography.

Tragedy + Time at Public Fiction

Public Fiction (The Museum of)

June 15 through September 7, 2014

Public Fiction's summer plans are sort of complicated: it currently has a rotating installation in the Hammer Museum's lobby gallery as part of "Made in L.A. 2014." It also has a small soap box at the museum, where artists will perform as stand-up comedians. After each "rotation" is up, the work from the gallery and soap box will join an ever-growing installation at Public Fiction's Highland Park headquarters.

Chuck Nanney: Body Parts and Oracles


July 20 through September 7, 2014

A small gallery in Silver Lake hosts an installation by jack-of-all-trades artist Chuck Nanney, who hasn't shown much in L.A. but once posed as intense filmmaker Kenneth Anger.

Michael Parker: The Unfinished

The Unfinished

March 16 through September 16, 2014

Michael Parker, who's always combining infrastructure (or some kind of established structure) and community activity, is digging an obelisk-shaped ditch along the very industrial banks of the channelized LA River. It's a "137-foot to-scale replica" of an Ancient Egyptian site known as “The Unfinished Obelisk,” hence Parker's title. He'll host various events throughout the process, which will probably be listed here.

100 Japanese Cameras: 1925-2014

UCR / California Museum of Photography

July 19 through October 11, 2014

Japanese camera manufacturers are responsible for a lot of the innovations that make picture taking such an instant, easy thing. So the California Museum of Photography is showing Japanese cameras made since World War II, alongside print and TV ads for the cameras.

Recents Posts

Ed Ruscha, Burning Gas Station (1965-66), (via

Ruscha Tops List of Most Expensive Living West Coast Artists

The numbers are in and Ed Ruscha tops the list of the 10 Most Expensive Living West Coast Artists, according to ArtNet. His Burning Gas Station (1965-66) sold for almost $7 million at Christie’s in 2007. The rest of the list is dominated by L.A.-based artists and includes punk pioneer Raymond Pettibon, master of the […]

(via LA Times / Alfredo Barsuglia)

“Social Pool” opens in Mojave Desert

If you’re an Angeleno who wants to cool off this summer with a dip in the pool, but aren’t lucky enough to have access to one, you’re in luck — provided you have a car, a full tank of gas, a GPS, and don’t mind wandering around the Mojave Desert, that is. As the Los […]

Made in L.A. Sneak Peek

Made in L.A. Sneak Peek

The Hammer Museum has recently released a sneak peek video for their second biennial Made in L.A. exhibition. The show’s co-curators, Hammer chief curator Connie Butler and independent critic and curator Michael Ned Holte, have selected a tight group of 35 artists, down from 60 in 2012. Focusing on “emerging and under-recognized artists” from L.A., […]

Installation View of the LAMA Showrooms, February 18th, 2014

Mid-Century Modern at LAMA Auction House, Van Nuys

Los Angeles Modern Auctions in Van Nuys has a stellar reputation for acquiring first-rate material and putting it on the block. Their particular specialty is design, furniture and fine art with a distinct mid-century modern feel and provenance. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 20th, 21st and 22nd of February respectively affords Angelinos an uncommon […]

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