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Martin Soto Climent

Michael Benevento

September 11 through October 31, 2014

A photo of the same skull appears over and over again in Martin Soto Climent's new series, always superimposed over some other image.

Informal Forms

Aran Cravey

Last Chance - September 13 through November 1, 2014

In this show inspired by Yves Klein's ideas, color and line duke it out (color probably wins): "line is the oppressive force that imprisons color’s vitality" while color is pure and in tune with the soul. 

Fear and Desire

Young Projects

Last Chance - September 18 through November 1, 2014

The European film artists in this show are dealing with the legacy of psychoanalysis, sometimes indirectly. So there's going to be eroticism, anxiety, distance, displacement and more.

A Colonial Penchant


October 18 through November 8, 2014

Artists Karl Jean-Guerly Pétion, Adrienne Heloise and Paul Lewin are all appropriating pop and historic tropes to assert "asserts alternative and mythic identities" -- there's some Sci-Fi, fantasy and folk art references.

Beyond Environment

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

September 4 through November 9, 2014

Italian architect Gianni Pettena did some work with American artists Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson in the 1970s, and became obsessed with Salt Lake City at one point. This is a show about the results of that collaboration. 

Jed Ochmanek: Sundials | Barak Zemer

ltd los angeles

October 17 through November 15, 2014

Jed Ochmanek made casts of discontinued incandescent light bulbs and he's showing them alongside his paintings on steel and aluminum. Barak Zemer's concurrent show may be more lighthearted. The press release is all about an ornament that fell on its side and looks like a fly.

Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin

Regen Projects

October 22 through November 26, 2014

Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin have been collaborating for years, but this is the first time they're showing together as equal collaborators (usually, Trecartin's name gets top billing). The show continues their "manipulation of the possible forms of the movie viewing experience."

Bruce Richards: Future/Past

Jack Rutberg Gallery

September 20 through November 29, 2014

Bruce Richards makes hyperreal polychromed bronze sculptures and paintings, sometimes on shaped canvases inside of shaped frames (like his diptych of a woman's torso).

Clare Grill: Mary Mary | Ray Anthony Barrett: Word Is Bond

Diane Rosenstein Fine Art

October 18 through November 29, 2014

New York artist Clare Grill's new show has a girl's name and her paintings take patterns from antique samplers made by girls, but they're also "dynamic reappraisals of contemporary abstraction." Ray Anthony Barrett's narrative drawings are inspired by Lewis Carroll, Hieronymus Bosch, R. Crumb and the Wu Tang Clan.

DeLoss McGraw: I've Run Away From The Circus

Couturier Gallery

October 25 through November 29, 2014

DeLoss McGraw made 60 gouache paintings, some of which are double sided, and a few bronze sculptures to "celebrate the circus of life." Mostly, he takes inspiration from writers like Robert Creely or William Faulkner, though he also references personalities like Charlie Chaplin.

Ian Ruhter: Silver & Light

Fahey/Klein Gallery

October 16 through November 29, 2014

Ian Ruhter is a blast from the past: he travels around the Western landscape and makes collodion wet plates of mountains and lakes. He and his assistants have converted a delivery truck into a dark room that they apparently call “The Time Machine."

Rob Wynne: The Backstage of the Universe

Gavlak Gallery

October 25 through December 20, 2014

New York based Rob Wynne previously made butterflies out of glass beads, but now that Gavlak Gallery's moved its main space from Palm Beach to L.A., he's getting grittier, using black glass to make text sculptures. The sculptures say things like "Masquerade," and the "visual impact is just as powerful as the words themselves."

John Miller: Do It Again!

Meliksetian | Briggs

October 25 through December 20, 2014

John Miller, who's been showing since the 1980s, is doing two "pseudo-realistic paintings" and two "pseudo abstract" paintings for this new show. The pseudo-realistic paintings reference Black Power rallies and a fictional rock band named after the 19th century abolitionist Carrie Nation.

Emerson Woelffer: Selections of A Career

Manny Silverman Gallery

October 29 through December 20, 2014

Emerson Woelffler, who made ritualistic abstractions, taught at Black Mountain College and was friends with Robert Motherwell and Buckminster Fuller before moving to SoCal and teaching out here too. This show is a "celebration of his legacy."

Daniel Faust and Fabrice Hyber: Without End

Varola at the Pacific Design Center

September 18, 2014 through January 2, 2015

Daniel Faust is presenting photographs of objects in "reality" museums like music hall of fames or wax museums (he's taken over 7,000 such photos). His longtime friend Fabrice Hyber is showing a life-size boy mannequin and a children’s swing set with s silicon penis built into the swing. 

Mario Montez: Montezland

ONE Archives Gallery & Museum

September 20, 2014 through January 11, 2015

This is a show all about pre-Stonewall drag performer Mario Montez's influence on the New York underground -- there's video, ephemera, documentation of collaborations Montez did with so many different artists and two headdresses.

Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman

MOCA at The Pacific Design Center

October 11, 2014 through January 11, 2015

Marjorie Cameron Parsons, who always went just by "Cameron," made art in L.A. and appeared in cult films in the 1960s and 1970s. She was part Beat artist in the way her friends Wallace Berman and George Herms were, and a pretty eccentric, singular character who's had few major shows before now.

Meghan Gordon: some times

ltd los angeles

October 17, 2014 through March 15, 2015

Artist Meghan Gordon started a bar in her CalArts studio last year. It appeared downtown at Cirrus Gallery this summer and now it's opening at ltd Los Angeles for six months. There will be drinks and special bar programming.

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