Events by Region

Santa Monica | Venice

Robert Swain: The Form of Color

Santa Monica Museum of Art

May 17 through August 23, 2014

New York-based Robert Swain has been working with color since the 1960s, and in his current exhibition he's exhibiting multiple big grids made up of individual color squares. The idea is that, because of the way he's arranged the squares, visitors will have especially visceral reactions to values and saturation levels.

West Hollywood | Midtown

Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin & Joel Peter Witkin

Jack Rutberg Gallery

June 1 through August 30, 2014

Estranged identical twin brothers who both became artists are being reunited after 50 years, and it's causing a stir, getting public radio coverage and becoming the subject of a documentary --  that stir is why Jack Rutberg is extending the show through the end of summer.

Culver City

John Weston and Katie Thoma

Venice6114

May 31 through September 13, 2014

Last time Katie Thoma showed here, she turned the space into a post-apocalytpic party scene. This time she's showing with John Weston, who also does intense installations, with his paintings hung in psychedelic bedrooms or against walls he's painted.

Downtown

Allora & Calzadilla: Apotomē

Roy and Edna Disney/CALARTS Theater (REDCAT)

June 27 through August 24, 2014

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, who have been working together since 1995 and never shown in L.A., based the work in this show on two long dead elephants. The remains of the elephants, which were kidnapped during Napolean's reign, are stored in Paris, and Allora and Calzadilla are thinking through all the historical ramifications.

LA Other

Michael Parker: The Unfinished

The Unfinished

March 16 through September 16, 2014

Michael Parker, who's always combining infrastructure (or some kind of established structure) and community activity, is digging an obelisk-shaped ditch along the very industrial banks of the channelized LA River. It's a "137-foot to-scale replica" of an Ancient Egyptian site known as “The Unfinished Obelisk,” hence Parker's title. He'll host various events throughout the process, which will probably be listed here.

San Diego

Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain

San Diego Museum of Art

March 29 through September 9, 2014

American artist Robert Henri (1865-1929) kept traveling to Spain in the first two decades of the 1900s, painting portraits while there of bull fighters, singers, gypsies and others. His Spanish paintings have rarely been shown together before now.

Orange County

Santa Barbara