Michael E. Smith
November 16 through January 25, 2015
November 16 through January 25, 2015
Public Fiction (The Museum of)
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Last Chance - October 26 through December 28, 2014
Arts patron Doris Duke collected a lot of things -- art objects, artifacts. Items from her collection of Islamic art are on view, alongside plans for "Shangri La," the home she had build to house her collection. There's also work by eight artists who have been in residence at Shangri La on view.
November 16, 2014 through January 25, 2015
Artist Michael E. Smith, who has made quirky sculptures out of blue Bic pens and a repurposed duffel bag, is having a show at the small, relatively new Arlington Heights space. The gallery also always has a "curated library" along with its shows, and art historian Suzanne Hudson, who has been researching therapeutic uses of art during World War II, is curating this time around.
December 15, 2014 through January 30, 2015
Ashes/Ashes, a pretty new mid-city space, has six artists in its end of year show (Ryan McNamara is probably the best known of these) and the show is supposed to explore "how contemporary artists subvert aesthetic conventions." They apparently do this in a huge array of ways, including by "tweaking and twisting norms without actually overturning them."
October 12, 2014 through February 1, 2015
The El Segundo Museum of Art, built out of a vacant lot and less than a year old, is focusing on art in the domestic space with this group show that includes Eduard Vuillard, Joseph Cornell and youngsters like Cole Sternberg. The press release is full of questions, like, "Does any artwork in your home remind you of your grandparents?"
December 19, 2014 through February 20, 2015
Jennifer Moon is among the first artists to exhibit at Equitable Vitrines, a new public art space at the Equitable Life Building on Wilshire. According to the show announcement, Moon "differs from the average tenant of the Equitable Life Building in that she actively avoids the traditional distinctions . . . between home and office." So can/should her work in two lobby vitrines help those tenants, of which there are over one thousand, think about distinctions differently?
October 23, 2014 through March 1, 2015
The Skirball is digging into Hollywood history with one show about Jewish exiles working in movies and another about the ripple effects of film noir. A third show, an installation by Austrian artist Isa Rosenberger, pays tribute to a Viennese coffee shop and a little-known Jewish writer named Gina Kaus.
September 25, 2014 through April 5, 2015
Mark Steven Greenfield has been working in Greater L.A., both on fringes and in centers, for years. A lot of the work in this survey deals with history, like 19th century minstrel shows, as well as cosmology, genealogy and specific L.A. neighborhoods. He's also been known to toy with African American stereotypes.
September 13, 2014 through August 23, 2015
With her installation of photographs and audio interviews, Kim Stringfellow's exploring the desire to flee urban sprawl and the derelict desert cabins that artists are reclaiming.
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