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35 Year Anniversary Show

Robert Berman Gallery

Last Chance - September 13 through December 20, 2014

Robert Berman Gallery has been around for thirty-five years, though it didn't have so much space back when it started. It's filling all three of its Bergamont Station spaces with art by characters like Nick Agid, Dennis Hopper, William Burroughs, Mr. Fish and RETNA.

Matt Mignanelli: Stories Unfold

Richard Heller Gallery

Last Chance - November 22 through December 20, 2014

Matt Mignanelli makes his minimal black and white abstractions with gloss and matte enamel. He bases the patterns in these paintings on building facades and other architectural elements, and they're intentionally precise and repetitive.

Jeff Ho: The Board

C.Nichols Project

Last Chance - November 29 through December 23, 2014

Jeff Ho is a "surf board shaper" who believes, in his own words, surfing is partly " about the search for the magic board, one that becomes an extension of your body." He has been surfing and making boards since the 1960s, and C. Nichols Project, a gallery that's in an iconic surfing neighborhood, is exhibiting six of Ho's single-fin longboards.

Max Maslansky: The Edge of Night

5 Car Garage

November 15 through December 30, 2014

Max Maslansky's new paintings are all of Dennis Posa, an actor and singer who contracted AIDS in 1984 and died soon after. He mostly appeared in porn films but at one point made it onto mainstream television. He also recorded a disco album called “Like an Eagle.”

Jeanne Silverthorne: Down the Hole and into the Grain

Shoshana Wayne Gallery

November 1, 2014 through January 3, 2015

New York artist Jeanne Silverthorne, who has been working with rubber and exploring the ruins and detritus that come out of an artist's studio practice for years, has been thinking about loss and lost objects lately. So in this show, there will be portraits of lost people and things and objects that morph into other objects, thus losing their initial form.

Scott Short: More and The Same

Christopher Grimes Gallery

November 8, 2014 through January 3, 2015

Scott Short, who works in Vallauris, France, carefully copies the marks made by machines. For this show, he's done some abstractions as well as 48 portraits (just like Gerhard Richter, who did 48 portraits of historically significant men) where, for instance, cultural icons might be rendered as Batman.

Shirley Irons: galleries, etc.

Gallery Luisotti

November 1, 2014 through January 3, 2015

Artist Shirley Irons paints categories of spaces, like offices. This time, she's painting galleries, like Green Naftali or David Zwirner in New York.

Sussan Deyhim: Dawn of the Cold Season

Shulamit Gallery

November 15, 2014 through January 10, 2015

Forough Farrokhzad was an Iranian feminist existentialist who wrote, made films and died in 1967 at age 32, in a car accident. Her work inspired the photos, videos and performances in artist Sussan Deyhim's new show. Farrokhzad, influential in her time, has since become more obscure, and Deyhim wants viewers to feel like they're entering "an intimate and provocative secret world" when they visit the gallery.

Dan McCleary: New Paintings | Danae Falliers: Library

Craig Krull Gallery

November 29, 2014 through January 17, 2015

Dan McCleary's somber figurative paintings document scenes like women getting manicures or waiting at a conference check-in table. Danae Falliers photographed the stacks in the Rem Koolhaas-designed Seattle Public Library, and realized, when looking at the results, that her photos were essentially abstractions. She pushed the "abstract" quality further in the way she edited the photos she's exhibiting in this show.

Rogue Wave Projects - Chen Man: East-West

L.A. Louver Gallery

December 10, 2014 through January 24, 2015

Chinese artist Chen Man, who started out as a fashion photographer, is showing both her photographic portraits and her traditional calligraphic paintings. According to Chen Man, “I mix tradition with modernity and make it kitsch.”

Margaret Lee: Reading Into Things

Team (bungalow)

November 16, 2014 through January 25, 2015

Margaret Lee is interested in de-contextualizing, both in this show and in general. She uses familiar objects but paints or alters them in her effort to understand "the ways in which the viewer receives and processes symbols."

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