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Stan VanDerBeek: Poemfield

The Box

September 13 through 25, 2014

"What spellbinds me as an idea is that I’ll . . . maybe even pick up a telephone eventually and write a movie,” said  film artist Stan VanDerBeek in 1968. He was thinking ahead and this show focuses on experimental work he made at Bell Laboratories from 1966-71. 


Night Gallery

August 23 through September 27, 2014

Artist Sterling Ruby, known for his drippy stalagmite sculptures, curated this show that’s about the relationship (the trainwreck?) between photography and sculpture. It’s called “Trains” because, according to the all-caps press release, “THE EXHIBITION WILL BE LAID OUT IN LINES” but “THE BOUNDARIES ARE DERAILED,” among other reasons. 

Petrella's Imports presents: Mental Furniture

Night Gallery

August 23 through September 27, 2014

An outdoor installation, "Mental Furniture" includes work made digitally and either printed in two- or three-dimensions by about 30 artists. It was put together by Petrella's Imports, a New York-based artist book newsstand that's also online.

8th + Hope + Hubby

The Ground Floor Project at 8th + Hope

September 5 through 30, 2014

Artist Bettina Hubby is showing photos of construction workers building up L.A. in the opening show at the extremely expensive 8th + Hope tower, a multi-purpose building that has a sidewalk-facing, ground floor art space.

Ty Pownall: Sculptures and Wall Works

DAC Gallery

September 13 through October 2, 2014

Ty Pownall's dealing with the man vs. nature conundrum with wiry works that he made out of debris found at construction sites and other places (like his kitchen).

Cyril Kuhn: Mirrored Face Off

Jancar Gallery

September 6 through October 4, 2014

L.A. based painter Cyril Kuhn is showing new paintings, including at least one pair of oil-on-wood paintings that look like they're mirroring each other in sinister ways.

Hobbes Ginsberg and Vivian Fu: Belonging


September 13 through October 12, 2014

Collaborative duo Hobbes Ginsberg makes still life and portraits photos in their living room studio while Vivian Fu explores dynamics of being an Asian American woman by collaging snapshots together. They all gravitate toward bright colors.

Eske Kath: Arena | They're There: A Group Show

Charlie James Gallery

September 6 through October 18, 2014

Danish artist Eske Kath is preoccupied with the single family home, shown immersed in sand in one painting in his new show. The paintings in the concurrent basement group show curated by artist Dan Johnson collapse background and foreground to create a "world where space is flat."

Claire Nereim

Jancar Jones

September 13 through October 18, 2014

Claire Nereim photographs fruit and arranges found object tastefully. She has been showing at Jancar Jones since 2012, and this is her second solo show there.

Lily Simonson: On Ice


September 14 through October 26, 2014

Painter Lily Simonson goes on expeditions, and is on her way back to work with a scientist in Antarctica (this show is inspired by past work there). But her art isn't at all like the renderings you'd imagine from historical science books; it's expressive and loose, sometimes messy.

Five by Five


September 14 through October 26, 2014

Five artists are showing one new work each -- Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, for instance, made a "tile-like abstraction" by gridding and sanding the gallery's back wall.

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