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Betty Gold: Color Blocking

Palos Verdes Art Center

Last Chance - April 4 through 19, 2014

Betty Gold , who lives and works in Venice, has a quirky take on modernism, like David Smith meets Nikki de Saint Phalle. She's better known for sculptures, but these color block silkscreens were gifted to the Palos Verdes Art Center in 1980.

The Trouble Between Us

Occidental College

Last Chance - March 19 through April 19, 2014

Artist Kenneth Tam, who often appears in his own video work even though doing so sometimes makes him uncomfortable, organized this group show of artists who " put themselves on display."

To The Point: Posters by Dan Reisinger

Last Chance - January 14 through April 20, 2014

Israeli designer Dan Reisinger made the posters for the El Al airlines in the late 1960s and early 1970s and is known for his highly minimal, colorful approach to design. His show at the Skirball features these posters and a series of new images that chronicle, in a bold way, Tel Aviv's changing architecture.

Macha Suzuki: This is the End

Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM)

February 8 through April 25, 2014

Macha Suzuki's new show includes a relatively large span of the work the L.A. based artist has made in the past few years, a lot of it meticulously produced sculptures about failure. Nice Try, a sculpture made of MDF and wood with enamel, show a multi-colored target with arrows sticking out from the sides about as far from center as possible.

1975

Long Beach City College (LBCC)

March 26 through May 3, 2014

Chương-Đài Võ organized this show of three contemporary Cambodian artists, titling it after the year of the Khmer Rouge takeover. Anida Yoeu Ali, based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, makes silkscreens and videos often based on memories of her early life in a refugee camp. Amy Lee Sanford, a Cambodian American, deals with psychological effects of war. LinDa Saphan has been a big supporter of Cambodian women in the arts and also does installation work.

Scott Cowan & Katy Cowan: The Fifth Wall:

Elephant Art Space

April 11 through May 4, 2014

This show apparently started with an accident -- someone who meant "fourth wall" said "fifth wall." But what is a fifth wall, Scott and Katy Cowan started to wonder? They're proposing it has something to do with the space between artist, observer and critic, and their new installation explores that space.

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AMOCA - American Museum of Ceramic Art

April 12 through June 1, 2014

Ceramic arts education is important, the people at the American Museum of Ceramic Arts think, so they organize a biennial of work by ceramic instructors and some select students from SoCal colleges to prove it.

Caught Looking: Simone Gad, Tracy Nakayama, Ruby Neri, Lauralee Pope, Mary Weatherford

Armory Center for the Arts

February 15 through June 8, 2014

The Armory Center for the Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a show of work by five women artists who have taught at the center over the years. The title, chosen by chief curator Irene Tsatsos, was also the title of a catalogue published 25 years ago that explored second-wave feminists' relationship to provocative images and the act looking, issues this show revisits.

Evelin Stermitz

Armory Center for the Arts

February 15 through June 13, 2014

Austrian artist Evelin Stermitz, a resident in the Armory's MIA (Moving Image Art) residency program, will show her video Water Portrait I-IV (2010) in the Armory’s Pasadena Art Alliance Gallery. In it, women's faces are reflected in ripples of the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia.

The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America

USC Pacific Asia Museum

February 7 through July 20, 2014

This group show about the immigration experience includes Tony de les Reyes abstractions based on the borderlines separating the U.S. and Mexico, Hung Liu's street art style interpretations of Chinese-American history and Margarita Cabrera's sculpture, Echinocreus Dasycan #3, in which a border patrolman's uniform is sewn to look like a cactus and put in a pot.

Michael Parker: The Unfinished

The Unfinished

March 16 through September 16, 2014

Michael Parker, who's always combining infrastructure (or some kind of established structure) and community activity, is digging an obelisk-shaped ditch along the very industrial banks of the channelized LA River. It's a "137-foot to-scale replica" of an Ancient Egyptian site known as “The Unfinished Obelisk,” hence Parker's title. He'll host various events throughout the process, which will probably be listed here.