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Floor Flowers

East & Peggy Phelps Galleries

September 2 through 19, 2014

A few Claremont faculty and adjuncts are in this show along with a few friends of the faculty -- they all work sculpturally, and the title of the exhibition suggests there will be some floor pieces.

Sam Falls: Project Series 49

Pomona College Museum of Art

September 2 through 19, 2014

Like in his concurrent show at Hannah Hoffman Gallery in Hollywood, Sam Falls is exploring plant life and natural processes. He's doing this through digital photographs and some sculptures that will probably change unpredictably over time, because he coated them with a UV protective finish on the outside but not on the inside.

Tova Carlin: Saccades

The Finley

August 30 through September 27, 2014

An artist who takes photos of paper towels and works with oversize xeroxes, Tova Carlin currently has work installed at The Finley, a 24/7, viewable-through-the-window gallery.

Malisa Humphrey: A Guest, A Host, A Ghost

Elephant Art Space

September 13 through 29, 2014

Artist Malisa Humphrey became interested in the Jim Thompson House in Bangkok, a place named for its owner, the founder of the Thai Silk Company and a CIA agent. She's basing her new installation on that house and the "aesthetics of colonialism."

20 Years of ACME

ACME Gallery

September 6 through October 4, 2014

ACME is starting the fall with an anniversary show that includes a ton of artists it works with (Roger Herman, Matt Merkel Hesse, Carlee Fernandex) and will probably be playful, because its artists often are.

Plastics Are Forever

illuminoidal arts

September 13 through October 5, 2014

This show is about pollution and bags in the ocean, not about the long legacy of plastic as an art material on the West Coast. It's inspired by Long Beach oceanographer Captain Charles Moore and the photography of Edward Burtynsky, who documents the human impact on the environment.

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.

Top Coat

The Pit

September 7 through October 19, 2014

Long time UCLA professor and artist Roger Herman curated this show, the second one The Pit has hosted. It includes eight of his MFA students, each of whom made a painting on a 3-D object.

Olivia Booth: LAMOA at The Fifth Wall

Armory Center for the Arts

September 6 through October 26, 2014

Olivia Booth is installing hanging glass planes, glass cylinders and rods in LAMOA, the mini-museum that artist Alice Konitz usually runs out of her back lot but currently has installed at the Armory Center for the Arts. So Booth's installing her work in a museum that's inside a museum.

HM100: A Century through the Life of Harrison McIntosh | Framing Images of the Southwest: A Collaborative Journey of Amado Peña and Rich Lopez

AMOCA - American Museum of Ceramic Art

September 13 through October 26, 2014

Ceramicist Harrison McIntosh lives in the San Antonia Gardens retirement community and is about to turn 100. So he's having a birthday show. In the main gallery, painter Amado Pena and ceramicist Rich Lopez, admirers of each other's work and both interested in the Southwestern landscape, are showing together.

Miri Chais: Re:Mind

USC Fisher Museum of Art

September 17 through November 15, 2014

Miri Chais is interested in putting digital and physical on a collision course, and her new show includes L.E.D. lights, paint, Plexiglas, references to Japanese anime and video projections.

In Focus: Tokyo

The Getty Center

August 5 through December 14, 2014

This tiny Getty show includes just four photographs that all respond to the "dense, hyperreal megalopolis that is Tokyo."

Petrochemical America: Project Room

Pomona College Museum of Art

September 2 through December 19, 2014

Photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff got together to explore “Cancer Alley,” an industrialized stretch of the Mississippi Corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Misrach took dramatic photographs. Orff made some drawings and infographics.

Allied Against AIDS: Sue Coe’s AIDS Portfolio

Pomona College Museum of Art

September 6 through December 19, 2014

In 1994, after she spent some time at Galveston Hospital with a doctor treating AIDS, Sue Coe made a series of etchings about the disease's effects. Some of them look like they're from an earlier, more romantic era.

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