Culver City


Patricia Fernández: Paseo de los Melancólicos


Last Chance - March 15 through April 26, 2014

Patricia Fernandez raised the floor of the smaller side gallery and covered it in white and blue tiles. The small paintings, wood work and mementos she then installed are meant to evoke memories of Republicans who fled through the Spanish-French Pyrenees mountains during the Spanish Civil War.

Loudhailer Inaugural Exhibition


Last Chance - March 29 through April 26, 2014

A new gallery with a funny name, Loudhailer just opened near where Carter & Citizen and Greene Exhibitions are and it's inaugural show includes artists we're excited about -- like Bobbi Woods, who showed with just-closed Pepin Moore, and Amanda Ross-Ho, who used to show with Cherry & Martin.

Christopher Russell: GRFALWKV | Jeremy Fish

Mark Moore Gallery

April 5 through May 3, 2014

"Pigment print hacked with a cleaver" is the description of very literary artist Christopher Russell's Aftermath #2. It will be in his new exhibition along with other intentionally scratched or hacked images and a five-part, handmade manuscript. Jeremy Fish, who's worked with Nike and has a cartoonish, high-meets low aesthetic, will have paintings in the project space.  

Lay of the Land

Von Lintel Gallery

March 22 through May 10, 2014

Farrah Karapetian, an artist who occasionally curates, organized this show about artists doing photographic work about L.A.'s landscape. The show's making an effort to capture the quirkiness of sprawl: it includes images from Zoe Crosher LAX series, views of planes coming in through hotel windows, Mateo Tannat's photo of jeans in a lemon tree and images  Melanie Willhide recovered off a stolen laptop. It's also Von Lintel Gallery's debut exhibition in this city.

Matt Saunders: Neon in Daylight

Blum & Poe Gallery

April 17 through May 10, 2014

Matt Saunders' stop-motion films don't involve cameras. Instead, he shines light onto photosensitive paper through painted linen or mylar. The result is pretty textural and occasionally abstract, and his last show had a slow, romantic feel to it. For this show, he's lifted imagery from Joseph Cornell's collage film Rose Hobart (1936) and the film East of Borneo (1931), featuring the actual actress Rose Hobart. The hand-coloring of the imagery looks like it might be gorgeous.

Apollo TBD

Samuel Freeman

April 5 through May 10, 2014

A lot of work evokes the moon's surface in this show themed around space travel. Some are visceral and quite good, like Matthew Waller's thick plexiglas slab of smokiness.

Penny Slinger

Blum & Poe Gallery

April 17 through May 10, 2014

The author of a book on tantra, maker of a deck of divination cards, and an all-around chameleon (she does Surrealistic found object sculptures and kitschy island paintings), Penny Slinger is having her first-ever show at Blum & Poe.

Stanya Kahn: Don’t Go Back To Sleep

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

April 19 through May 24, 2014

An artist interested in comedy and absurdity, Stanya Kahn has pulled off exhibitions that are lots of fun in the past. This one features two rooms of drawings and a 74-minute film called "Don't Go Back to Sleep" about medical professionals based out of vacant homes.

Maren Hassinger: Almost Weightless

Reginald Ingraham Gallery

April 19 through May 24, 2014

Maren Hassinger, who now runs the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, used to do ritualistic perform with Ulysses Jenkins and Senga Nengudi in L.A. in the 1970s and 1980s. Mostly known for installations and sculptures now, she's showing work made of newspapers that she's twisted, knotted and suspended.

Mary Weatherford

David Kordansky Gallery

April 19 through May 31, 2014

Mary Weatherford, who's been doing abstract paintings informed by places (caves, funny cities like Bakersfield) for a while, is having her first solo show at David Kordansky Gallery. It's called Los Angeles and the paintings in it channel Weatherford's impressions of this city.

Augusta Wood: Whether it happened or not

Angles Gallery

April 19 through May 31, 2014

Augusta Wood, an L.A. based CalArts alum, projected multiple images of her family home, each taken in different years (like 1978, 2012 and 2013),  on top of each other then rephotographed them. So she ended up with composites that look half vintage, half contemporary.

Meleko Mokgosi: Pax Kaffraria

Honor Fraser

April 19 through May 31, 2014

This is Meleko Mokgosi's first solo show since winning the $100,000 Mohn Prize during 2012's Hammer biennial. It will show the final grouping of his big, slightly-looser than photo-realistic, narrative paintings chronicling the weirdness of the "post-colonial condition."