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La Cage Aux Folles

Materials & Applications

Last Chance - April 20 through August 29, 2014

It's a cage inspired by a Mongolian yurt, installed in Material & Application's Silver Lake front yard. This is the last month it's up. You could bring a book and sit beneath it for a while.

Tragedy + Time at Public Fiction

Public Fiction (The Museum of)

June 15 through September 7, 2014

Public Fiction's summer plans are sort of complicated: it currently has a rotating installation in the Hammer Museum's lobby gallery as part of "Made in L.A. 2014." It also has a small soap box at the museum, where artists will perform as stand-up comedians. After each "rotation" is up, the work from the gallery and soap box will join an ever-growing installation at Public Fiction's Highland Park headquarters.

Chuck Nanney: Body Parts and Oracles


July 20 through September 7, 2014

A small gallery in Silver Lake hosts an installation by jack-of-all-trades artist Chuck Nanney, who hasn't shown much in L.A. but once posed as intense filmmaker Kenneth Anger.

Opening: Agapakis + Gadani + Daalder + Blaik

Monte Vista Projects

August 22 through September 14, 2014

This show features artists who do science (Daalder, Gadani) and two scientist who make art (Agapakis and Blaik). They're all exploring conceptual or physical openings, like hypothetical futures or the mouths of beak-less birds.

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.

100 Japanese Cameras: 1925-2014

UCR / California Museum of Photography

July 19 through October 11, 2014

Japanese camera manufacturers are responsible for a lot of the innovations that make picture taking such an instant, easy thing. So the California Museum of Photography is showing Japanese cameras made since World War II, alongside print and TV ads for the cameras.

Another Thing Coming

Torrance Art Museum

August 26 through October 18, 2014

Torrance's "New art in L.A." survey features some really new artists (Shiva Aliabadi) and some who have been on the radar for a while (Anna Sew Hoy, Shiley Tse). There are more women then men, which is a plus.