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David Abir: RELIEF | Miri Chais: We Are The Hollow Men

Shulamit Gallery

Last Chance - January 22 through March 7, 2015

"RELIEF" is the final exhibition in David Abir's four part series, the previous parts of which were called RUIN, RENEW and REVIEW. He's building in antechamber from a fictional monument called Tekrar and installing hieroglyph-inspired relief sculptures. Concurrently, Miri Chais is installing paintings, sound work and video in a show titled after a foreboding T.S. Eliot poem.

One Person Crying: Women and War

Venice Arts

Last Chance - January 15 through March 12, 2015

Photojournalist Marissa Roth made the work in this show, a "global photo essay," over 29 years. She documented the effects of war on women in places like Kosovo and Afghanistan with images that were often black and white.

April Street: Nothing Lasts Forever

5 Car Garage

Last Chance - January 24 through March 12, 2015

For her new show, April Street's paintings, made by combining materials like hosiery or skin-mimicking textiles, might be leaning precariously or rolled up in a ball. The work occupies "a new inner outer space," according to the gallery.

Olivier Mosset and Carlos Bunga

Christopher Grimes Gallery

January 17 through March 14, 2015

Olivier Mosset thinks a lot about color and shape and makes wall murals. Barcelona-based Carlos Bunga makes three-dimensional work out of paint and cardboard. The gallery is hopping Mosset's cool-headedness and Bunga's rougher, tactile work will juxtapose "two divergent" approaches to painting."

Jacci Den Hartog: The Etiquette of Mountains | Tanya Haden

Rosamund Felsen Gallery

February 14 through March 14, 2015

Jacci Den Hartog has built mini mountains and arranged them on wooden supports modeled after the floor plan of a tea house. Other sculptures in the show are abstractions based on water falls. Water appears in Tanya Haden's concurrent painting show, too -- a Boy Scout leader appears knee deep in water in one painting.

Amir H. Fallah: Perfect Strangers

18th Street Arts Center

January 12 through March 27, 2015

Local school kids have been helping Amir Fallah during his residency at 18th Street, bringing objects they care about to the studio and posing for group portraits and also making portraits of their future selves. Santa Monica City College students are helping too, working on the "environment" in which all Fallah's and his collaborators' portraits can be installed.

Sabrina Gschwandtner: Film Quilts

Shoshana Wayne Gallery

February 21 through April 18, 2015

Sabrina Gschwandtner makes quilts out of celluloid, specifically using 16mm film that the Fashion Institute of Technology deaccessioned, and then exhibits them in light boxes. According the press release, she's presenting "viewers with a new kind of montage."

Brian Weil, 1979-95: Being in the World | Moshe Ninio: Rainbow Rug

Santa Monica Museum of Art

January 17 through April 18, 2015

Brian Weil once trailed Miami homicide detectives and found people through classified ads who let him photograph them having sex. He was heavily involved in AIDS related activism when he died in 1996, and this is his first retrospective. Israeli Moshe Ninio, who's work will be in the Project Room, made a rainbow-colored hologram of a folded Middle Eastern rug.

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