Sam Falls

Hannah Hoffman Gallery

Last Chance - September 5 through October 25, 2014

Sculptor-painter-photographer Sam Falls is showing "rain and plant" works that take vegetation and the precipitation as their subject matter.

Eddie Martinez: Nomader

Michael Kohn Gallery

Last Chance - September 12 through October 25, 2014

Brooklyn-based Eddie Martinez is having three solo gallery shows this year (so many!), and the one at Michael Kohn will probably feature his funny, Phillip-Guston-like abstractions and some sculptures that riff on art history.

Oliver Jones: Love the Skin You’re In

GUSFORD | los angeles

Last Chance - September 12 through October 25, 2014

Birmingham-based Oliver Jones is interested in "pursuit of perfection," and the photo-realistic chalk pastel drawings in his new Gusford show all focus on flesh -- the skin of a baby or the wrinkles of an older woman.

Phil Chang: Pictures, Chromogenic and Pigment


Last Chance - September 13 through October 25, 2014

Phil Chang wants to know: "what type of photographic-based work can function solely in the context of contemporary art?" His answer is to be super specific about his materials (Kodak Endura Glossy photographic paper was used) and to make monochromes.

Karl Benjamin: The Late Paintings

Louis Stern Fine Arts

Last Chance - September 6 through October 25, 2014

Karl Benjamin's late paintings were a lot like his early paintings -- hard edge geometric abstractions that make you think of the 1960s -- only Louis Stern's press release says the color is "truly, purely alive."

Lisa Williamson: People in Nature


Last Chance - September 13 through October 25, 2014

Lisa Williamson, who's interested in shapes and simplicity and things that are familiar and unfamiliar at the same time, is having her solo debut at Tif Sigfrid's space.

Darren Almond

Matthew Marks Gallery

Last Chance - September 20 through October 25, 2014

London-based Darren Almond, who's obsessed with time, made a grid of fifty-six electronic flip clocks for this new show. They’re synced to advance at the exact same time, but the numerals are all mismatched and unreadable. He’s also made forty-two acrylic paintings of numerals from digital clocks.

Tobias Madison: Deficiency Depletion

Freedman Fitzpatrick

Last Chance - September 7 through October 25, 2014

You have to pick up the key to Tobias Madison's installation at Hollywood Smokes next door, and the gallery has weird hours for the duration of his show (10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday and Monday). All gallery infrastructure has been removed and replaced by "a life-force that doesn't depend on external stimulation."

Martin Soto Climent

Michael Benevento

September 11 through October 31, 2014

A photo of the same skull appears over and over again in Martin Soto Climent's new series, always superimposed over some other image.

Informal Forms

Aran Cravey

September 13 through November 1, 2014

In this show inspired by Yves Klein's ideas, color and line duke it out (color probably wins): "line is the oppressive force that imprisons color’s vitality" while color is pure and in tune with the soul. 

Fear and Desire

Young Projects

September 18 through November 1, 2014

The European film artists in this show are dealing with the legacy of psychoanalysis, sometimes indirectly. So there's going to be eroticism, anxiety, distance, displacement and more.

A Colonial Penchant


October 18 through November 8, 2014

Artists Karl Jean-Guerly Pétion, Adrienne Heloise and Paul Lewin are all appropriating pop and historic tropes to assert "asserts alternative and mythic identities" -- there's some Sci-Fi, fantasy and folk art references.

Beyond Environment

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

September 4 through November 9, 2014

Italian architect Gianni Pettena did some work with American artists Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson in the 1970s, and became obsessed with Salt Lake City at one point. This is a show about the results of that collaboration. 

Jed Ochmanek: Sundials | Barak Zemer

ltd los angeles

October 17 through November 15, 2014

Jed Ochmanek made casts of discontinued incandescent light bulbs and he's showing them alongside his paintings on steel and aluminum. Barak Zemer's concurrent show may be more lighthearted. The press release is all about an ornament that fell on its side and looks like a fly.

Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin

Regen Projects

October 22 through November 26, 2014

Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin have been collaborating for years, but this is the first time they're showing together as equal collaborators (usually, Trecartin's name gets top billing). The show continues their "manipulation of the possible forms of the movie viewing experience."

Bruce Richards: Future/Past

Jack Rutberg Gallery

September 20 through November 29, 2014

Bruce Richards makes hyperreal polychromed bronze sculptures and paintings, sometimes on shaped canvases inside of shaped frames (like his diptych of a woman's torso).

Clare Grill: Mary Mary | Ray Anthony Barrett: Word Is Bond

Diane Rosenstein Fine Art

October 18 through November 29, 2014

New York artist Clare Grill's new show has a girl's name and her paintings take patterns from antique samplers made by girls, but they're also "dynamic reappraisals of contemporary abstraction." Ray Anthony Barrett's narrative drawings are inspired by Lewis Carroll, Hieronymus Bosch, R. Crumb and the Wu Tang Clan.

Ian Ruhter: Silver & Light

Fahey/Klein Gallery

October 16 through November 29, 2014

Ian Ruhter is a blast from the past: he travels around the Western landscape and makes collodion wet plates of mountains and lakes. He and his assistants have converted a delivery truck into a dark room that they apparently call “The Time Machine."

Daniel Faust and Fabrice Hyber: Without End

Varola at the Pacific Design Center

September 18, 2014 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. 

Mario Montez: Montezland

ONE Archives Gallery & Museum

September 20, 2014 through January 11, 2015

This is a show all about pre-Stonewall drag performer Mario Montez's influence on the New York underground -- there's video, ephemera, documentation of collaborations Montez did with so many different artists and two headdresses.

Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman

MOCA at The Pacific Design Center

October 11, 2014 through January 11, 2015

Marjorie Cameron Parsons, who always went just by "Cameron," made art in L.A. and appeared in cult films in the 1960s and 1970s. She was part Beat artist in the way her friends Wallace Berman and George Herms were, and a pretty eccentric, singular character who's had few major shows before now.

Meghan Gordon: some times

ltd los angeles

October 17, 2014 through March 15, 2015

Artist Meghan Gordon started a bar in her CalArts studio last year. It appeared downtown at Cirrus Gallery this summer and now it's opening at ltd Los Angeles for six months. There will be drinks and special bar programming.

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