November 2 through 30, 2014
November 2 through 30, 2014
Last Chance - October 25 through November 29, 2014
Richard Sedivy puts models of rough-and-tumble houses inside of cardboard frames, which he hangs on the wall. Iva Hladis also makes wall-hanging, mixed-media collages, though hers are more delicate-looking and floral.
Last Chance - October 30 through November 29, 2014
Tony Berlant, who's done some pretty intense paintings in the past, is focusing on photo collage this time around, paying "homage" to his hometown of Santa Monica with photographs of streets of foliage printed on tin then attached to wood panels. Heather Gwen Martin does her own 21st century version of color field painting that kind of recalls Gary Hume's portraits.
August 16 through December 6, 2014
Lucy+Jorge Orta, the Paris-based, wife-husband duo, are interested in big issues, like climate change and biodiversity. They're show has been traveling.
November 7 through December 12, 2014
Asthma Kazmi documented lives of three politicians in Karachi. Javier Tapia and Camilo Ontiveros are bringing together objects they collected in Chile, Mexico, and Los Angeles and showing a film about connections, some hidden, between these places. Yujun Ye, who's from Taipei, is showing work about the weird sleepwalking state she feels she's been in since she got to L.A. to be an artist-in-residence at 18th Street.
September 12 through December 13, 2014
Who says art can't change the world? This show says it can, or that it can at least "shape" public policy, and it includes images, objects and documents to prove it.
September 13 through December 20, 2014
Robert Berman Gallery has been around for thirty-five years, though it didn't have so much space back when it started. It's filling all three of its Bergamont Station spaces with art by characters like Nick Agid, Dennis Hopper, William Burroughs, Mr. Fish and RETNA.
November 22 through December 20, 2014
Matt Mignanelli makes his minimal black and white abstractions with gloss and matte enamel. He bases the patterns in these paintings on building facades and other architectural elements, and they're intentionally precise and repetitive.
November 15 through December 30, 2014
Max Maslansky's new paintings are all of Dennis Posa, an actor and singer who contracted AIDS in 1984 and died soon after. He mostly appeared in porn films but at one point made it onto mainstream television. He also recorded a disco album called “Like an Eagle.”
November 1, 2014 through January 3, 2015
New York artist Jeanne Silverthorne, who has been working with rubber and exploring the ruins and detritus that come out of an artist's studio practice for years, has been thinking about loss and lost objects lately. So in this show, there will be portraits of lost people and things and objects that morph into other objects, thus losing their initial form.
November 8, 2014 through January 3, 2015
Scott Short, who works in Vallauris, France, carefully copies the marks made by machines. For this show, he's done some abstractions as well as 48 portraits (just like Gerhard Richter, who did 48 portraits of historically significant men) where, for instance, cultural icons might be rendered as Batman.
November 15, 2014 through January 10, 2015
Forough Farrokhzad was an Iranian feminist existentialist who wrote, made films and died in 1967 at age 32, in a car accident. Her work inspired the photos, videos and performances in artist Sussan Deyhim's new show. Farrokhzad, influential in her time, has since become more obscure, and Deyhim wants viewers to feel like they're entering "an intimate and provocative secret world" when they visit the gallery.
November 16, 2014 through January 25, 2015
Margaret Lee is interested in de-contextualizing, both in this show and in general. She uses familiar objects but paints or alters them in her effort to understand "the ways in which the viewer receives and processes symbols."
Daniel Rolnik, who calls himself “The World’s Most Adorable Art Critic,” will open his eponymous gallery in Santa Monica on Sept. 18 with its inaugural exhibition, Smile Isle. In addition to contributing to dozens of publications, the 25-year old impresario co-owns Intellectual Property Prints, runs Youtube channel For the Funk of It, and writes […]
Here are our picks for the best art shows in Southern California this week! Subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to get this list piping hot and early in your mailbox. 1. Michel Auder and Józef Robakowski: Street Life October 11 – December 18, 2014 Opening: October 10, 2014 | 7–10 pm Fahrenheit […]
It used to be that the moneyed classes would dispense their endowments with scant input from the hoi polloi. The latest trend in philanthropy, however, is asking the public to vote on who is most deserving from amongst a group of competing applicants. First there was the Hammer Museum’s $25,000 Public Recognition Award, which […]
The design world lost one of its leading lights on Monday August 18th when Deborah Sussman passed away at her Los Angeles home. She was 83. The cause was breast cancer, according to her husband and partner Paul Prejza. Sussman was a pioneer in the field of environmental graphics – often called supergraphics – that leapt […]