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Amir H. Fallah: Perfect Strangers

18th Street Arts Center

Last Chance - January 12 through March 27, 2015

Local school kids have been helping Amir Fallah during his residency at 18th Street, bringing objects they care about to the studio and posing for group portraits and also making portraits of their future selves. Santa Monica City College students are helping too, working on the "environment" in which all Fallah's and his collaborators' portraits can be installed.

Mear One: Urban Analogue

C.A.V.E. Gallery

March 14 through April 4, 2015

For this body of work, artist Mear One painted with acrylic over monoprints, depicting religious scenes, haloed giants holding boom boxes and people busily walking in front of a cityscape while a dark, brooding man looks on.

Astrid Preston: On Reflections

Craig Krull Gallery

March 7 through April 11, 2015

Astrid Preston's show is titled "On Reflections" because that's really her subject: reflections in ponds and the plant life around those ponds.

Sabrina Gschwandtner: Film Quilts

Shoshana Wayne Gallery

February 21 through April 18, 2015

Sabrina Gschwandtner makes quilts out of celluloid, specifically using 16mm film that the Fashion Institute of Technology deaccessioned, and then exhibits them in light boxes. According the press release, she's presenting "viewers with a new kind of montage."

Brian Weil, 1979-95: Being in the World | Moshe Ninio: Rainbow Rug

Santa Monica Museum of Art

January 17 through April 18, 2015

Brian Weil once trailed Miami homicide detectives and found people through classified ads who let him photograph them having sex. He was heavily involved in AIDS related activism when he died in 1996, and this is his first retrospective. Israeli Moshe Ninio, who's work will be in the Project Room, made a rainbow-colored hologram of a folded Middle Eastern rug.

David Hockney: Narrative and Imagination

Leslie Sacks Contemporary

March 7 through April 18, 2015

David Hockney, that British Angeleno, made some pseudo Cubist prints of his favorite model (or one of his favorites), Celia Birtwell. This show includes a number of Celia images and some prints from his early-1970s Weather series, like the one of a dripping, chlorine-blue pool.

Carlson Hatton

Patrick Painter Inc.

March 21 through April 18, 2015

Carlson Hatton mixes figuration with abstraction and uses watercolor, screen printing and any other material that makes sense to assemble large, multi-part works on paper. His gallery describes these works as "polyptychs" and "quadriptychs."

Tanya Batura and Brian Cooper: Head Space

JAUS

March 6 through April 19, 2015

Jaus is celebrating its five year anniversary with a show of new sculptures by Tanya Batura and new paintings and drawings by Brian Cooper. Both artists "playfully allude to their inner thoughts and ruminations," hence the show's title.

Mark A. Rodriguez: SEARCH. CONNECT. MOVE. REVIEW

5 Car Garage

March 21 through May 2, 2015

Mark A. Rodriguez will be hanging vinyl tarps with American cityscapes painted on them in Emma Gray's Five Car Garage. He'll also be showing lamp sculptures and repurposed memorabilia as part of his "seemingly mass-manufactured tableau."

Carol Es: Exodus

Shulamit Gallery

March 21 through May 9, 2015

Carol Es went on a ten day "exodus" to Joshua Tree National Park. She spent time in "deep meditation and study," kept a journal, and then made paintings in response to her experience. Called the "Abstracted Desert Landscapes," the paintings are part fantastical, part observational. Sometimes an animal crossing sand looks like a robot.

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