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CONTRIBUTORS MASTHEAD Publisher Chris Davies Associate Editor Peter Frank Managing Editor Aparna Bakhle-Ellis Creative Director Chris Davies Art Direction & Design Shout Design Group Paul Soady Contributing Writers Jacki Apple Aparna Bakhle-Ellis Nicholas Forrest Peter Frank Craig Stephens Phil Tarley Contributing Photographer Ted VanCleave Account Executive Dale Youngman Production Associate Salvador Avalos
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JACKI APPLE Jacki Apple is a Los Angeles-based visual, performance, and media artist, designer, writer, composer, and producer whose work has been presented internationally. Her writings have been featured in numerous publications including THE Magazine LA, The Drama Review, Art Journal, and High Performance. She is a professor at Art Center College of Design.
APARNA BAKHLE-ELLIS Bollywood born and bred Aparna Bakhle-Ellis studied film at Emerson College in Boston before checking into Hotel California. A writer enthralled by the consonance and dissonance of being specifically in Los Angeles, she is also Fabrik’s managing editor. Her interests include modern art, l’écriture féminine and conscious parenting.
NICHOLAS FORREST Nicholas Forrest is a Sydney/London based art market analyst, art consultant and writer. He is the founder of the Art Market Blog (artmarketblog.com) which offers independent commentaries, research and analysis on the current art market.
PETER FRANK Peter Frank is art critic for the Huffington Post and Associate Editor for Fabrik magazine. He is former critic for Angeleno magazine and the L.A. Weekly, served as Editor for THE magazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly, and contributes articles to publications around the world. Frank was born in 1950 in New York, where he was art critic for The Village Voice and The SoHo Weekly News, and moved to Los Angeles in 1988. Frank, who recently served as Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum, has organized numerous theme and survey shows for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Venice Biennale, Documenta, and other venues. McPherson & Co.-Documentext published his Something Else Press: An Annotated Bibliography in 1983. A cycle of poems, The Travelogues, was issued by Sun & Moon Press in 1982. Abbeville Press released New, Used & Improved, an overview of the New York art scene cowritten with Michael McKenzie, in 1987.
CRAIG STEPHENS Craig Stephens is an Australian-born freelance writer. He has written for an absurd cross section of titles from Playboy to Personal Computer, Elle to Tokyo Journal, Dart International, Artweek, Adweek, Malibu Magazine, LA Weekly, Loaded and many more from stints in London, Tokyo, Berlin and NYC. More about him can be found at craig-stephens.com
PHIL TARLEY Phil Tarley is a Fellow of The American Film Institute, a member of The Los Angeles Art Association, an artist and a filmmaker. He is currently working on a book of narrative non-fiction travel stories and an effervescent medley of art projects.
INFORMATION Fabrik is published bi-monthly by Fabrik Magazine, Inc., 269 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 1234, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Contents cannot be reproduced in part or in full without the written permission of the copyright holder. The opinions expressed are those of the artists and writers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Fabrik Magazine, Inc. Copyright © 2011. All rights reserved.
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ON THE COVER Actors Mural Anthony Friedkin
PRINTED IN LOS ANGELES
Courtesy Stephen Cohen Gallery
CONTENTS 10 Through the Lens: Historical Humanism—The Photography of Anthony Friedkin 28 Art Market: In Recognition of an LA-Centric Art Market Trend 38 Spotlight: Fair Season 44 Profile: Art as a Gift that Keeps on Giving! The Art of Elysium’s Jennifer Howell: A Profile 58 Spotlight: ARTspace at College Art Association Conference 66 Coming Out, Going In: William Turner Gallery: Going In: Alex Couwenberg & Karl Benjamin: Influence, Divergence & the Evolution of an Idea. Coming Out: The Gleam in the Young Bastard’s Eye – Finish Fetish & the Continuing Fascination with Sensuality of Surface in Contemporary Art 70 Profile: John Waguespack Deconstructs Hollywood 76 Spotlight: Los Angles at Art Basel Miami Beach 83 Art & Design Directory 86 Art About Town: Peter Frank’s Museum Views 88 Art Galleries & Museums 101 Pacific Standard Time Guide
WOMAN BY THE POOL BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, 1975
HISTORICAL HUMANISM— THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF ANTHONY FRIEDKIN — WORDS PHIL TARLEY IMAGES COURTESY OF ANTHONY FRIEDKIN & STEPHEN COHEN GALLERY
THROUGH THE LENS
I FIRST SAW ANTHONY FRIEDKIN’S WORK AT THE STEPHEN COHEN GALLERY ON BEVERLY BOULEVARD ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO. A LARGE BLACK AND WHITE FIBER PRINT OF FOUR OVERLY MUSCLED PRISONERS WHO WERE IN FULL-BODY JACKETS OF GANGBANGING TATTOOS. THE FOUR MEN STOOD SHIRTLESS, IN THE EXERCISE YARD AT FOLSOM PRISON, THEIR ARMS WRAPPED AROUND ONE ANOTHER, SKIN TO SKIN. THE IMAGE CONVEYED A NAKED INTIMACY THAT WAS INTENSELY COMPELLING AND IT HAD LAYERS OF PROFOUND EMOTIONAL SUBTEXT THAT COMMUNICATED THE SADNESS AND PAIN THEY SHARED IN THEIR INCARCERATION, THE QUIESCENT VIOLENCE OF THEIR PERSONAS, AND THEIR HOMEBOY PRIDE. IT ALSO TENDERLY EVOKED THE PHYSICAL LOVE THEY FELT FOR EACH OTHER. IT WAS QUITE AN IMAGE. I STARTED TO SEE FRIEDKIN’S WORK MARKING A SENSORIAL RECORD OF THE MANY CULTURALLY DISENFRANCHISED SUBCULTURES THAT HE HAS PHOTOGRAPHED OVER THE LAST THIRTY YEARS. HIS WORK, WHAT I CALL HISTORICAL HUMANISM, CHARTS A SINGULAR EMOTIONAL THROUGH LINE OF THE PEOPLE WHO INHABIT THESE SUBCULTURES. THE GETTY HAS COLLECTED FORTY OF HIS PRINTS. THE DE YOUNG MUSEUM IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ALSO ACQUIRED A BODY OF FRIEDKIN'S WORK. HE IS THE ONLY ARTIST WHO IS NOT GAY SHOWING IN 'QUEER ART AND CULTURE IN LOS ANGELES, 1945-1980,' THE ONE NATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN ARCHIVES' PACIFIC STANDARD TIME SHOW. A CALIFORNIA ORIGINAL, FRIEDKIN WITNESSES OUR HISTORY WITH STYLE, EMBODYING A DEEP RESPECT AND UNDERSTANDING OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE DEMIMONDE. THE SUBJECTS OF HIS PORTRAITS ARE RENDERED WITH EMOTION, DIGNITY AND A FOND ADMIRATION OF THEIR HUMANITY. FREIDKIN'S ACTORS MURAL IS THE COVER SHOT OF THIS MONTH'S FABRIK MAGAZINE. WOMAN BY THE POOL, PHOTOGRAPHED BY FRIEDKIN AT THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL IN 1975, IS THE LOGO IMAGE FOR STEPHEN COHEN'S UPCOMING PHOTOLA FAIR IN SANTA MONICA. THE IMAGES APPEARING WITHIN THE FOLLOWING PAGES 'CELEBRATE PERCEPTION' AND DEPICT THE MANY HIDDEN LAYERS OF REALITY CAPTURED BY THIS CELEBRATED PHOTOGRAPHER.
GIRL IN BROTHEL WITH MASK, NYC, 1992 © ANTHONY FRIEDKIN
CLOCKWORK MALIBU. RICK DANO ON PCH, MALIBU, CA, 1977 © ANTHONY FRIEDKIN
PORTRAIT OF DIVINE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 1972 © ANTHONY FRIEDKIN
NADAS KAUPAS, SKATEBOARDER, VENICE, CA, 1982 © ANTHONY FRIEDKIN
FOUR CONVICTS, FOLSOM PRISON, CA, 1991 © ANTHONY FRIEDKIN
DEBBIE WITH HER HEAD IN THE SAND, VENICE, CA, 1979 © ANTHONY FRIEDKIN
HOLLYWOOD TRAIN STATION (BERLIN 1936), LOS ANGELES, CA, 1984 © ANTHONY FRIEDKIN
PACIFIC OCEAN PARK PIER, VENICE, CA, 1974 © ANTHONY FRIEDKIN
MAN CROSSING BRIDGE, TOPANGA CANYON, CA 1980 © ANTHONY FRIEDKIN
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IN RECOGNITION OF AN LA-CENTRIC ART MARKET TREND â€” WORDS NICHOLAS FORREST IMAGES COURTESY CHRISTIES & LOS ANGELES MODERN AUCTIONS
ver the past few decades, Los Angeles has played host to more than its fair share of artists whose work did not conform to the fashions and trends of the day. It could be said that LA became, and still is, a haven for artists
whose desire to stay true to their creative spirit and artistic philosophy outweighs the desire for fame and fortune. But there is more to this story than a common yearning for freedom of expression. A careful examination of the work produced by LA based artists both past and present reveals a particularly interesting trend that has emerged as a driving force in the market for works by LA based artists. Although the LA art scene has undoubtedly been responsible for the production of a diverse variety of works in a wide range of styles and genres, many of the artists responsible for the direction of the LA art scene exhibit a common approach to their work. This approach can be defined as a rejection of the spontaneous artistic act and the organic form in favour of a more calculated, craft-like approach executed with mathematical precision and a sort of geometric purity. 28
Most active between the 1960s and 1990s, the clinical purists who were at the forefront of this approach were clearly ahead of their time, which undoubtedly affected the marketability of their work.
Aided somewhat by the blurring of boundaries
between art, design and media, the work of these artists is beginning to receive the recognition that it deserves. One of the strongest signs of support for the LA based artists who chose a more calculated, craft-like approach to their work came during the Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) December 11, 2011 â€˜Important Modern Art & Designâ€™ sale. One of the most exciting results was the new auction record for Frederick Hammersley, whose clean and mathematical approach to abstraction, characterised by geometric blocks of colour, produced one of the top prices of the auction with a final selling price of $35,000. Hammersley made his big debut during the Four Abstract Classicists exhibition held at The L.A. County Museum of History, Science and Art in 1959 yet has only recently begun to receive the sort of market recognition that he deserves.
'CLEAVE (#2)' BY FREDERICK HAMMERSLEY (LOS ANGELES MODERN AUCTIONS)
'CASE STUDY HOUSE #22' BY JULIUS SHULMAN (LOS ANGELES MODERN AUCTIONS)
Renowned LA based architecture photographer Julius Shulman, who passed away in 2009, is best known for his carefully composed photos of modernist buildings. Estimated by LAMA to sell for between $3,000-$5,000, Shulmanâ€™s Case Study House #22, a photo of a house that became one of the artistâ€™s most iconic subjects, went well past the top estimate for a final price of $9,500. Also included in the LAMA auction were a number of works by the LA artist Peter Shire, the most successful of which was a pair of architectural side tables produced in 1987 that straddle the borders between craft, fine art, and industrial design. The tables, each made of wood and decorated with colourful laminated surfaces, produced a winning bid of $4,750.
A PAIR OF SIDE TABLES BY PETER SHIRE (LOS ANGELES MODERN AUCTIONS)
The precision with which husband and wife team Otto and Gertrud Natzler, both long time residents of Los Angeles, produced their delicate ceramic bowls and vases, reflects an almost obsessive quest for perfection that resulted in Otto Natzler inventing over 2000 glazes and firing techniques to complement the skilfully created, precisely proportioned forms created by his partner Gertrud.
'MONUMENTAL VASE' BY GERTRUD AND OTTO NATZLER (LOS ANGELES MODERN AUCTIONS)
LAMA set three new auction records for Natzler ceramics during their December 11 auction with the final record going to the artists’ 1957 Monumental vase, which fetched $93,750. LAMA’s October 9, 2011 sale of ‘The Collection of Richard Dorso’ again featured the work of a number of LA artists who exhibit a more calculated approach to their work. The Dorso sale set a new record for LA artist De Wain Valentine - an artist currently participating in the Pacific Standard Time exhibition at The Getty Center — who was, according to the Getty: an early pioneer of using industrial plastics and resin to produce monumental sculptures that reflect and distort the light and space that surround them. His contribution to the plastics industry made him stand out from his contemporaries working in these materials: Valentine developed a modified polyester resin so that he could cast colossal objects in a single pour, the material being sold as Valentine MasKast resin. 32
'CIRCLE' BY DE WAIN VALENTINE (LOS ANGELES MODERN AUCTIONS)
Valentine’s pure and clean polyester resin Circle achieved a final price of $32,500 against an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. A new auction record was also achieved for Roland Reiss - another LA artist participating in the Pacific Standard Time exhibition series. Reiss’s The dancing lessons: The reconciliation of yes and no, a meticulously crafted sculpture of a miniaturised domestic interior measuring 35.6 x 61.6 x 61.6 cm, sold for $15,000 against an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Christie’s Evening Sale of Works from the collection of Peter Norton, a Los Angeles based software entrepreneur and art collector, saw new auction records for another two relevant LA artists. The top price of the sale went to a life-size sculptural installation of LA artist Paul McCarthy’s reinvention of the Mr. Potato Head toy titled Tomato Head (Green) (1994). The precise and clinically crafted sculpture differs from the Mr. Potato Head toy in that it is has a Tomato head as well as holes in its groin and anus in which a range of appendages ,which are also supplied by McCarthy, can be inserted. According to Christie’s, “McCarthy creates a life-size cartoon-like figure that explores the relationship between modern culture, consumerism, and innocence” in which “characters are subtly changed or adulterated
'TOMATO HEAD (GREEN)' BY PAUL McCARTHY (CHRISTIES)
'TABLE' BY CHARLES RAY (CHRISTIES)
to produce works that become unsettling and unnerving.” A bidding battle led to Tomato Head (Green) exceeding the $1,000,000-$1,500,000 estimate for a fantastic final price of $4,562,500 which was a new auction record for McCarthy. Charles Ray, once described by Roberta Smith as “a craft-conscious Conceptual joker,” achieved the third highest price of the Christie’s sale with one of his characteristically sparse and pure table sculptures. Made almost entirely of completely transparent Plexiglas except for the thin steel frame, Ray’s Table (1990) plays with the viewer’s perception of depth and space. Estimated to fetch $800,000-$1,200,000, Ray’s Table sold for a stellar $3,106,500 — a new auction record for the artist. Even though the artists mentioned above cannot be linked by means of any official movement or cause, the similarities between certain attributes and characteristics evident in the work of all of these artists is difficult to ignore. Because some of the above artists have exhibited a career-long dedication to a more calculated, clinical and craft-like approach to their work, whereas others only experimented with such a philosophy for a short period of time, the task of reconciling the connection between these artists is made all the more difficult. At the end of the day, however, what does exist is an undoubtedly strong trend towards the work of a particular type of artist that has developed over the past couple of years, has manifested itself during recent major art auctions, and can be summarised as: a considerable increase in the desirability and recognition of the work of a number of LA artists, both living and deceased, who, at one time or another during their career, adopted an approach to their work that can be defined as a rejection of the spontaneous artistic act and the organic form in favour of a more calculated, craft-like approach executed with a discernible level of mathematical precision and clinical purity.
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FAIR SEASON — WORDS PETER FRANK
photo la upposedly functioning as the art world’s trade shows, art fairs have in fact
become its monthly conventions, its social as well as economic nerve centers. With the globalization of art market and art scene, art fairs provide hands-on
contact with artwork and art person alike, the kind of face-to-face experience with goods and handlers the Internet, for all its vast reach, cannot provide. (Sure, you can buy art online, but when you’re buying a commodity for its uniqueness, and its physical condition is central to its worth, you put yourself at risk by shopping virtually.) There are now art fairs year round, and each art center has its own season. It’s a tribute to Los Angeles’ rapid emergence as an international art capital that it now enjoys two seasons. Spurred by the Getty’s expansive Pacific Standard Time initiative last September, the beginning of fall became LA’s second art-fair time (including San Diego’s Labor Day-weekend fair), and it seems as if that’s going to stick. Meanwhile, the dead of winter remains the primary moment for art-fair madness in southern California. Once upon a time, our time to shine was early-to-mid December, but when
Miami commandeered that slot, we moved to January. And it’s working out pretty well, recession be damned. This year, our fair city’s fair season starts as soon as January gets into double digits, and stretches into February. PhotoLA (www.photola.com), at age 21, Los Angeles’ oldest surviving fair, debuts the evening of the 12th (opening to the public on Friday the 13th…!) and lasts through Monday the 16th. Upwards of 40 commercial exhibitors from around the country and several foreign climes, from Denmark to South Africa, hang their pix in Santa Monica’s intimate but bustling Civic Auditorium, proffering images (and objects) as exotic as the other side of the world and as familiar as a freeway. The secret to PhotoLA’s endurance is in great part LA’s long, lasting love affair with the camera; other art centers now have their own photo fairs, but usually as satellites during their own cluster-fairs, while PhotoLA stands alone. Well, almost: the sixteen-gallery-strong Classic Photographs Los Angeles (www.classicphotographsla.com), featuring exclusively pre-contemporary photography, takes place on that Saturday and Sunday in Culver City’s Helms Bakery Building.
IMAGE COURTESY LA ART SHOW
The following week witnesses the height of the “season” in LA, with three fairs jostling for attention. Actually, the coincidence of three small-to-medium-size fairs is good for all three, as it attracts art-visitors to town and allows them enough time and space to visit everything – even though one fair is in Santa Monica while the other two are downtown. Relief is relative, however: complementing the fairs, of course, are LA’s myriad other art shows – including those constituting both the first and second phases of Pacific Standard Time. Notably, PST’s eleven-day performance and public art festival gets going not just alongside all this, but in conjunction with Art LA Contemporary (www.artlosangelesfair.com), the ‘hip’ fair that opens Thursday the 19th with a reconstruction of “Disappearing Environments,” a 1968 spectacle by Judy Chicago, Lloyd Hamrol, and Eric Orr.
IMAGE COURTESY AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
Continuing Friday through Sunday at the Santa Monica Airport’s capacious Barker Hangar, Art LA Contemporary hosts over 60 galleries coming from Melbourne to Malmö, Madrid to, yes, Miami, to show us what’s cutting-edge this year (or month). The gallery roster in fact looks more varied than ever, promising to mirror contemporary art’s own fractured, unpredictable state.
IMAGE COURTESY LA ART SHOW
The LA Art Show (www.laartshow.com) has itself fractured, into three subfairs featuring the disparate facets for which the 16-year-old fair had become known. Fortunately, the three fairlets remain under a single roof, the West Hall of the big ol’ LA Convention Center downtown, and one ticket gets you into all three. The LA Art Show kicks off on Wednesday the 18th, and all three of its tributaries are publicly available Thursday-Sunday. Those tributaries include The Los Angeles Fine Art Show: Historic and Traditional; LA Art Show: Modern & Contemporary; and the redoubtable International Fine Print Dealer’s Association Print Fair. On top of all that, the China Pavilion bridges Traditional and Contemporary with its “classic collection of Buddhist paintings” and PST’s performance week is honored with re-presentations of two landmark feminist performances from 1977 by Suzanne Lacy and Leslie Labowitz-Starus. The newest kid on the block, the Affordable Art Fair L.A. (www.affordableartfair.us), debuts in coordination with the nearby LA Art Show, opening the
IMAGE COURTESY AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
evening of the 18th and continuing through Sunday the 22nd. Located on the “Event Deck” atop LA Live’s west parking structure (what would be considered walking distance from the Convention Center in any other city), the Affordable Art Fair is a decade-old New York institution finally staking out the other coast, an opportunity for ‘most anyone not simply to gawk at contemporary art other people will buy, but to sift among work you yourself might well be able to afford, recession or no. Prices as low as $100! Nothing over $10,000! At least half the work under $5K! Appropriately, the AAFLA will be graced with special shows featuring printmaking demonstrations and the work of young artists whose MFAs and BFAs are freshly minted. After a couple-week breather, the southern California winter fair roundelay wraps up several hours east of Los Angeles. Palm Springs has played host for a while now to Modernism Week, celebrating the desert outpost’s mid-century efflorescence. The 12th annual Modernism Show (www.modernismweek.com), featuring the craft and furniture you dare not call “antique” because it’s exactly your age, opens Friday February 17th and runs through Sunday the 19th. This year, the Modernism Show coordinates not just with the array of tours, lectures, and displays
constituting Modernism Week, but with the new Palm Springs Fine Art Fair (www.palmspringsfineartfair.com). A winter version of the increasingly substantive resort-town fairs that have been popping up in places like Aspen and the Hamptons, the PSFAF, nearly 50 galleries strong, promises to be at least as serious as those, and to link with equal substance to the Modernism Show (with which it will share the Palm Springs Convention Center) and Pacific Standard Time. Full disclosure: yours truly will be curating “The Big Picture,” a survey of southern California art from the 1960s and ‘70s at the heart of the PSFAF, and conducting an opening-night interview with Judy Chicago.
MADONNA DANCETERIA, COURTESY AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
ART AS A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING! THE ART OF ELYSIUMâ€™S JENNIFER HOWELL: A PROFILE â€” WORDS APARNA BAKHLE-ELLIS IMAGES COURTESY THE ART OF ELYSIUM
t is entirely fitting that a person intent on actually cultivating elysium, the Greek
word referring to a place or condition of ideal happiness, would be embraced
wholeheartedly by the culture of Los Angeles. Already well examined as a site
where the seemingly impossible becomes possible, L.A., home to a mind-boggling plethora of creative talent, is also notably a base for the especially privileged group of gifted individuals most know as celebrities. Jennifer Howell, a visionary Angeleno with enormous heart and soul, has successfully cultivated an exemplary way in which those talents rewarded with fame and fortune, as well as those intent on seeking it, can give back to society in ways that make significant differences in the lives of many hospitalized children. As the inspired driven founder of The Art of Elysium, a non-profit charitable organization that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to enriching the lives of children wrestling with serious medical conditions, Howell embodies that which is virtuous about taking action in the face
of adversity. To say the least, hardship and suffering are challenging for most adults let alone the thousands of children in pediatric wards of Los Angeles hospitals alone who struggle with incalculable odds just trying to live.
JENNIFER HOWELL AND ARTIST MICHAEL MULLER WITH A PATIENT AT CHILDRENâ€™S HOSPITAL LA
Practicing the art of generosity often becomes a tireless pursuit for individuals with an exceptionally strong sense of right and wrong. Excepting a keenness for justice in common, I cannot ascertain if I know how exactly to be kind in a broader sense than with my immediate community. For others like me, who might also need to be shown how to do so, discovering The Art of Elysium is an invaluable gift, since most of us readily admire and deeply respect those among us whose hearts give widely and unconditionally, who are so fully engaged in being of true service to others in so much need. Fabrik Magazine recently had the honor of having Ms. Howell open her heart to intimately share some of what she experiences through The Art of Elysium.
Please share something about the inception and organic growth of The Art of Elysium, specifically describing what emerged from those early hospital visits with the children. What, since the first few years, has changed within the programs/workshops you offer, and what continues? Starting The Art of Elysium was really unintentional. I moved to Los Angeles, after film school, with every intention of pursuing a career in writing and directing. I had started working at Universal Studios when I received a call from my best friend from home, Tara Williamson. Her boyfriend, a close childhood friend of mine, had been diagnosed with leukemia in our senior year of high school. There was a massive bone marrow drive in our hometown and luckily they had found a match, so Stephen was able to have a successful bone marrow transplant. He had been in remission and then suddenly relapsed. Tara and I spoke daily about what was going on with both Stephen and her during this terrible time. She told me I should come home for the holidays to see him. Regardless of how much she and I had communicated, nothing prepared me for how quickly the disease had taken over Stephen’s life and appearance. Our friends and families from home (Hattiesburg, MS) decided to go to Memphis for New Year’s to celebrate Stephen and the start of 1997. As Tara, Stephen and I drove up together, Stephen told me about a little boy he met while in treatment at Vanderbilt. While this child’s family was working hard to pay for his medical care and taking care of his other siblings, he was left to face his treatments alone. Stephen’s compassion for this child, while in the midst of his own suffering, forever changed my heart, my life and my destiny. Stephen wished that people did not feel bad for him but instead did something for children so they did not have to endure hospitalization alone. Returning to Los Angeles, I could not shake the story that Stephen shared or the call to action that he was asking for. By August of 1997, I knew that all I had to give was in the arts. I knew a lot of artists that were so talented and could dedicate some time to going in and working with these children. I had a meeting at Universal with 23 friends that I had gone to school with and we went around the table with what kind of workshops we could do in various hospital settings. I took notes and scheduled a meeting with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and we did our first music workshop the last week of that August. There was no intention of a non-profit, just a group of artists going in to volunteer. That changed in December of 1997. I received a call from CHLA and they asked me to come in for a meeting. I walked into a conference room and was told
that they loved everything that we were doing but that I needed to start a non-profit to continue the work because of liability reasons. They referred me to an attorney and that was the true inception of what is now The Art of Elysium. I was so fortunate because from August to December of 1997, I was able to see not only the impact the workshops had on the children but also the impact it had on the artists and their own creative process. That is why the full circle concept of the charity is so unique. We are, first and foremost, an artist charity because without our artists, we would have nothing to give our children. The children are inspired and taken out of their environment through creative endeavors at each workshop and they thrive from the inspiration. Artists reconnect to the passion of their own artistic expression and they create in a different way from then on. We try and make sure that all of our fundraising efforts tie back to one of our four artistic disciplines: art, fashion, music or theatre. We do this because we want the beginning, middle and end of all that we do to be in the creative expression that we call the state of Elysium.
THE ART OF ELYSIUM’S ANNUAL ART GALAS AND OTHER EVENTS ARE WELL ATTENDED BY HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES AND SUPPORTED BY NOTABLE SPONSORS SUCH AS CARTIER, VOGUE, DOLCE & GABBANA, RELATIVITY MEDIA, FORD, AUDI, BALLY, TODS, VANITY FAIR, GILT GROUPE, AND FERRAGAMO. THERE ARE ALSO MYRIAD OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT ONE OF THE ART OF ELYSIUM’S PROGRAMS, WHICH RANGE FROM FINE ARTS, THEATRE/MEDIA, MUSIC PROGRAMS, AND SELF ESTEEM.
What is most inspiring about steering The Art of Elysium? I am inspired on a daily basis and depending on the day, the source of inspiration changes. Of course, the constant inspiration for everyone at The Art of Elysium is our children. Their smiles and self-expression are our bottom line and it is the greatest thing about what we do. The letters from families thanking our artists for giving their child a voice or the holiday cards that we received from our patients thanking the artists who have worked with them are all immeasurable inspirations. The first patient that I ever had the honor and privilege of working with passed away on Christmas Day 2011. We are greatly mourning her loss. She had cystic fibrosis and several years ago, she had a double lung transplant. One day, she told me that she wanted to show me something. Directly on top of her scar from the transplant, she had a tattoo of The Art of Elysium angel. She said that it gave her hope and that she knew as long as she had outlets to express herself, she could deal with whatever was going to happen. She has been an on-going inspiration to me and will always remain in my heart and soul. The other side of inspiration is when artists walk out of a workshop and call us a week later to share their latest song, or ask if they can come in to show us their
ONE OF THE CHARITY’S BIGGEST SUPPORTERS, TAHNEE SMITH, SHOWN HERE WITH JENNIFER HOWELL AT THE ART AUCTION/GALA EVENT ‘LITTLE PIECES OF HEAVEN’ PARTICIPATED IN THE ART OF ELYSIUM’S PROGRAMS SINCE SHE WAS 8. THE ART OF ELYSIUM HONORS HER COURAGE AND SPIRIT IN MEMORIAM AS SHE LEFT THE WORLD ON CHRISTMAS DAY, 2011. SHE WAS 22.
new piece of art that came to them after they shared their creativity with our children. Also, the phone calls that we receive with people wanting to create new projects and exciting new ideas to help the charity raise money to expand our programs. The list really goes on and on. Two weeks ago, I went down to USC Medical Center and met Shepard Fairey to see the first art installation that he did for our VIEW Project. We are doing permanent art for the Pediatric Unit at USC. We’ve done other installations in the past but we are in charge of curating and installing permanent art for the entire unit. I cried and cried because of the difference Shepard’s mural made for the overall environment. The thing that is probably the biggest inspiration is the staff of this organization. Their dedication goes beyond any commitment that I have ever seen. They work weekends, nights, days, and never stop. They are there when volunteers call, patients call, donors call, and anything else is needed. We worked with 33,646 children in 2011, in both Los Angeles and New York. We have a full-time staff of 8 and a total of 12-15 consultants at any given time. They are the angels of this organization and I think that they deserve all of the accolades because they are fantastic. Your successful approach to fundraising, generously supported by the city’s celebrities and power brokers, has ensured The Art of Elysium what will be 14 years of exceptional service in 2012, bringing laughter, smiles, and respite to critically ill children in powerful need of creative expression and nurturing support. What is your organization’s vision for both the short and long term? We have been so blessed with all of the support that we have received from the arts community. Without their generosity, we would not have been able to consistently provide our programs for the past 14 years. Because we are a creative arts charity, I think that it is really difficult for people to grasp all that we do because we are limited by nothing but the creativity of the individuals who volunteer and participate with us. We have such a unique fundraising model because it ties directly back into our programs. Since every event that we do is related to music, art, fashion or theatre, we give the funds back to the specific program that is represented at the fundraising events. For instance, a musician that offers to perform a show and donate the money to ELYSIUM SESSIONS supports the music programs that we provide.
ACTOR ELIJAH WOOD CURATED THE ‘ELYSIUM’ COMPILATION ALBUM (AVAILABLE ON ITUNES) TO BENEFIT THE CHARITY.
Our short term goal is to stabilize both New York and Los Angeles annual budgets with this model and grow it in a way where all of our artists know that they are not only volunteering with our patients but creatively fundraising through their own talents and truly giving other artists the chance to volunteer with the nearly 35,000 children that we have worked with this past year alone. Our long-term goal is to build an endowment fund that would allow us to strategically grow in order to reach every city where there is a child in a hospital room and an artist in their community that is willing to share their creative talents with the patient. We have requests from Memphis, Nashville, Boston, Chicago and more. The only thing that is preventing us from providing services in those areas is the funding to set up chapters, train staff and recruit volunteer artists. The Art of Elysium’s programs pair hospitalized children with well-known (as well as up and coming) artists, actors, and musicians, providing these children with structured opportunities for creative self-expression and safe spaces to playfully release and process feelings that arise while they face their significant medical challenges. How do you recharge from the emotional aspects in work of this nature? Are there any places in Los Angeles and environs that feed and nurture your spirit?
I would like to clarify that we have several thousands of artists and they are all at different levels of their careers. I feel like there is a misconception that we deal mainly with celebrity because of the press attention that we receive from many of our signature events. I am so grateful for our incredible supporters that have achieved a level of success where their participation brings attention to the work that we do but we also work with so many artists that are still working their way up. I think that is what is so special about the organization, and why so many press worthy people are involvedâ€”because they actually do the volunteer work with our patients with their own creative voice and talent and are re-inspired and reminded of what got them into their profession to begin withâ€”just the love of sharing their creativity with the world. The only thing different that our celebrity supporters do for us is to share their volunteer experiences with a larger audience and by doing so, open up our fundraising opportunities. We are so grateful to them but I just want to acknowledge all of the artists who support us and volunteer with us.
The volunteer experience and emotional toll that this work takes on both the staff and myself is a difficult thing to explain. I feel like we are always so grateful to be witness to the artistic workshops and that we are so blessed to hear from the patients, their parents, the hospital staff and the artists about what the work means to them. You get really attached to these children and their stories.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of loss in this type of work and I do not think that it is ever something that you can get used to nor escape from in any way. I think that the best way to describe how I deal with or recharge from these types of experiences is through my friends. My personal support system is made up of the best friends in the entire world. They are the people who listen to it all and never go anywhere and always love me, no matter what. I am so grateful for these people in my life. Along with the support of my friends, I recharge with a lot of therapy and even more prayers. 2011 was a really challenging year for fundraising. I also lost some very dear children. Personally, the year threatened to tear me apart in many ways. Now that it is 2012, I realize how truly thankful I am for all of the pain of 2011. It made me look at those around me and realize how they never left me to deal with any hardship alone. Years like that really show you who people are, and who shows up when things are tough. A specific place that feeds and nurtures my soul is downtown LA. I love it down there. The museums, Disney Hall, Dorothy Chandler, the fashion district, the flower market, every single bit of it, I find inspiring. I love that in such a small section that there are so many different creative influences. I think that everyone should spend more time exploring downtown because there are just so many interesting spots to discover. Every time I am down there, I find something new. The architecture is incredible and it is so diverse that I feel it is the best representation of what Los Angeles truly is-this city of artists coming together and creating ideas to share with the world. Of course, I love the ocean and the mountains, and everything outdoors that Los Angeles has to offer, but what feeds my soul is and always will be art and I find the hub of art in LA to be downtown. What is one positive challenge you encounter here, as a creative person interacting with so many other creative personalities? The endless possibilities to collaborate on so many different projects because of the nature of the charity! The possibilities are truly limitless with what we can do for the patients we work with and with our artists. Fine art collaborations, music concerts, documentaries, feature films, plays, fashion shows, merchandising opportunitiesâ€Śtruly, truly, truly boundless opportunities. My nature is to always immediately say yes to any and all things creative. As weâ€™ve grown, it has been an interesting challenge to monitor what we can realistically manage. It is so hard for me to turn down
collaborative endeavors that would be wonderful to take on. With a limited staff, sometimes it is impossible to take on anything else. It is such a gift to have people come in and share their ideas and it breaks my heart when we have to say no or push it to a later date because of a sheer lack of manpower. What are some aspects of living and working in L.A. that you’d like to bring, through The Art of Elysium, to other cities or places? I would bring collaboration and the belief that we can heal our selves, others, and the world at large, through art. Los Angeles has given me the wonderful gift of collaborating with so many artists and through that experience, the charity has learned to utilize the gift of our artists to build something very different. I don’t know how this charity would have matured in another city because I think the power of art in Los Angeles is so much more prevalent than most anywhere else. Having the entertainment community based here gives us unprecedented access to the world. With LA being our home base, we have learned to get our message out in a way that will hopefully allow us to grow into a nationwide organization. The living and working style in LA is also very different than in most other cities. There is a happiness that comes from the environment here. You could have the most stressful day in the world but you look up and see the Griffith Park Observatory and are reminded of the hiking trails that are up there. I think that LA constantly reminds us that there is more to life than work and I hope to take that wherever The Art of Elysium goes. The Art of Elysium’s annual art galas, masquerade balls and other special events are an enormous part of your organization’s success. What are some resources and/or partners you rely on in L.A. to accomplish this? I am scared to answer this question because we rely on so many people, and so many resources, that we literally could not survive without them. As always, the first source of all that we do are our artist volunteers and what they contribute to all that we do. Some of our on-going supporters over the years for various events and programs are: Microsoft, Cartier, Boucheron, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, The Getty, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Relativity Media, Christie’s and there are so many more that have supported us over the past 14 years. Every artist, sponsor, volunteer, donor and vendor is priceless to the organization and to our growth.
Since moving to Los Angeles immediately after attending film school in Boston, you have carved such a uniquely meaningful path for yourself through the landscape of Hollywood. What advice would you give to those just beginning to navigate their way through the city? I moved to Los Angeles right out of film school because I fully thought that I was coming here to write and direct. From my personal experience here in Los Angeles, the best advice that I could give to anyone is to believe in your own creative process and to let go and let God. I have been able to rely on everything I learned in film school and to apply it in my life in a way that I never dreamt of. I feel grateful that, every day, I am able to direct some element of creativity, either in the hospital, at the office, or within some artistic collaboration. I had to let go of every goal that I thought I was pursuing and be fully open to this journey. I think being open to new possibilities will always open the door that you are supposed to walk through. With art and artists playing such an integral role within The Art of Elysium, have you begun collecting art and if so, what are some pieces in your personal collection? I absolutely live for art and have started collecting. The first piece that I purchased in Los Angeles was an assemblage piece by Jeff Higinbotham. That piece is still so dear to me. In my personal collection, I have works by Russell Young, Michael Muller, Kevin Llewellyn, Miles Eastman, Christopher Cuseo, Shane Edelman, Anthony James, Darin Fenn, Henry Diltz, Scott Caan, James Gilbert, Shepard Fairey and am currently waiting on a piece from Mark Mothersbaugh. I could spend every second of every day looking at art. The Art of Elysium is the official beneficiary of the 2012 LA Art Show. Be the first to preview art from 100 top galleries and enjoy culinary delights and specialty beverages, courtesy of LAâ€™s finest restaurants. Join the celebration on January 18th at the LA Convention Center and help make an experience with art a reality for special children in Los Angeles. Hosted by David Arquette, ticket proceeds support The Art of Elysium. To purchase tickets please go to: http://www.laartshow.com/premiereparty/ â€”
If you are inspired to volunteer, donate, sponsor a program, or buy art supporting The Art of Elysium, please visit their website at www.theartofelysium.org
ARTSPACE AT COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
s the preeminent international forum for the visual arts, every year the College Art Association (CAA) conference brings together over 5,000 artists and designers, art historians, students, educators, critics, curators, librari-
ans, gallerists, and other professionals in the visual arts to engage in an intellectual, aesthetic, and professional exchange. And like most conferences, the attendees pay a registration fee that covers a wide range of events. However, in 2001, the CAA initiated ARTspace as a conference-within-the-conference that is free and open to the public. Designed by artists, ARTspace programming promotes dialogue about visual arts practice and its relation to critical discourse, as well as professional development issues. Over the past decade, it has grown into one of the most vital and exciting aspects of the annual conference. This year the College Art Association (CAA) returns to Los Angeles to celebrate the conclusion of its Centennial year at the 100th Annual Conference February 22â€“25, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. And ARTspace
promises a dynamic schedule of events exploring contemporary issues and media with an opportunity for audience interaction. Panel sessions featuring an international and diverse array of notable artist speakers are open to students and faculty, as well as artists, designers, architects, and members of the L.A cultural community and general public. Here are some highlights of what you have to look forward to. The all-day Saturday symposia Art in the Public Realm will raise the question of what constitutes public space in the 21st century digital age and what the possibilities are for art and design practice within it in this time of crisis. Organized and chaired by L.A interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Jacki Apple and L.A. artist Timothy Nolan, the first two sessions Activism and Interventions and The Global Environment will discuss how artist/designers can act as dynamic catalysts in social and civic life and “feed innovative ideas into the bloodstream of society” beyond traditional institutions of government and culture. These sessions will also explore how artists and designers can effectively address
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environmental issues through sustainable practices and what kinds of interdisciplinary collaborations and processes are emerging. The third session, Creating New Paradigms for the Future will be staged as an interactive open forum discussion between the speakers and audience exploring how the arts can be leaders in sustainable thinking and its application in urban and rural, industrial and wilderness environments and in civic, social, and cultural life. What role can education play? Can art and design thinking be applied in all fields of human endeavor to activate public awareness and a rethinking of values. The presenting artists are Conrad Gleber, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Maureen Connor, The Institute for Wishful Thinking and Queens College, Marisa Jahn, REV and Peopleâ€™s Production House, Ed Woodham, Art in Odd Places, NYC, Jenny Brown, University of Sydney, Sam Bower, greenmuseum.org, Holger Nickisch, Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Netherlands, Miranda Wright, The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, L.A., Oliver Hess, Materials and Applications and Didier Hess, L.A., Jack Becker, Forecast Public Art
and Web Resources for Art in Public. In addition, there will be an outdoor site-specific public performance event, Un-Space Ground, curated by Deborah Oliver and Ed Woodham. In the panel session Contemporary Collaboratives and Collectives, cochairs - painter, writer and art blogger (Two Coats of Paint) Sharon L. Butler, and artist, writer and co-founder of LA Art Girls, Micol Hebron posit that the paradigm of the isolated artist in the hermetic studio is obsolete. And that with the “resurgence of collaborative activity in the art world, artist collaboratives and collective art practices have moved into the mainstream.” The panelists will represent many forms of artist collectives ranging from localized community groups and international collaboratives, to online collectives. Speakers include An Xiao, independent artist, Ed Giardina/Finishing School, Nicole Cohen/Berlin Collective, Stephanie Allespach, LA Art Girls, Aaron Koblin, Data Visualization artist, and The League of Imaginary Scientists, Los Angeles. The panel Speaking Out: A Public Forum for Artist Manifestos chaired by Julia M. Morrisroe from the University of Florida takes on the long celebrated role of the artist manifesto in defining artistic practice. By bringing the soapbox back into the public sphere and providing a platform for the difficult and provocative challenges facing artists today, this diverse group may possibly raise the roof and get down and dirty. The following declamations will be featured — Fallen Fruit/Collaborative Understanding /Two Kinds of Public by David Burns, Strategies: Moving Beyond the Confines of the Art World by Kim Abeles, inside/outside/upside down/backwards by Buzz Spector, S.U.R.D.: A Manifesto for Abstract Painting, beyond the Death of Empathy by Jeremy Diggle, Why Touch Is Necessary in Real Time (or) Touch Me in Real Time by Holly Hanessian, The End/Exhaustion of Modernism by Ron Janowich, The Nature of “My Doggerel” by Ulysses Jenkins, and Manifesto as Paradigm Production by Iain Kerr. The Media Lounge program Scan2Go / QR: Here, There, Anywhere, Everywhere conceived and curated by Conrad Gleber, breaks new ground with interactive mobile locative screenings via QR codes available in an unprecedented catalog readable on smart phones. Audiences will have access to a wide range of media arts - digital art, sound, video and internet-based projects by 28 global innovators and experimenters, at any time or place they have their smart phones on — in a hotel room, on the street, later at home, etc. Every four months over the course
of one year, each artist will link three separate projects successively to the QR code, thus providing an ongoing dynamic re-configuration of both the exhibition and catalog that is as nomadic, portable and mobile as contemporary culture. Emerging L.A. visual and media artists from six leading college graduate programs at Cal Arts, Otis, USC, UCLA, Chapman University, and Art Center College of Design will showcase new work in the screening series Forward Thinking: A Curatorial Roundabout organized by Micol Hebron. Five hundred portable 2MB flash drive catalogs containing video clips, stills of the work, bios, links and more will be available to screening attendees. For an evening of art entertainment, the video program Hyper-ModernPost-Alter-Anti, curated by Cindy Smith and hosted by the Westin Bonaventure Hotel at the Lobby Court, will feature works by Lisa Blas, Victoria Fu, MICA-TV (Carol Ann Klonarides & Michael Owen), Tomonari Nishikawa, Hans Weigand, Bruce Yonemoto, Perpitude (curated by Pato Hebert & Alexandra Juhasz) Additional sessions include the Annual Distinguished Artists’ Interviews, this year featuring L.A.’s own Mary Kelly, UCLA, and Martin Kersels, California Institute of the Arts. Three midday [Meta] Mentors sessions address professional issues - Creating Community: Taking Control of Your Career, Beyond Tenure/ Taking It to the Next Level, and Artist and Industry. ARTspace general conference sessions include Citizen Designer: Authoring a Definition, Restaging the Readymade, and Out of Rubble. Finally there is ARTexchange, an open forum where participating artists exhibit their work. — All ARTspace events are FREE and open to the public. CAA Conference, L.A. Convention Center, West Hall in downtown L.A., Wednesday, February 22 through Saturday, February 25, 2012. For full schedule of times and room locations visit: http://conference.collegeart.org/2012 or www.collegeart.org for more information about CAA.
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COMING OUT, GOING IN
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COMING OUT: The Gleam in the Young Bastard’s Eye – Finish Fetish & the Continuing Fascination with Sensuality of Surface in Contemporary Art The subtitle summarizes the exhibition’s thrust, but couldn’t its visual effect. Which was the idea: the concept – or, rather, the actuality – of “finish fetish” practice in LA art is one not merely of luster, but of sensuality realized through the very suppression of tactility. The smoothest surfaces make for the most mysterious presences. This is a core principle of southern California “perceptualism,” finish/fetish and Light-and-Space movements alike, passed down – as this exhibition averred – over forty years between two or even three generations. Only two of the tendency’s pioneers, Roland Reiss and Fred Eversley, were included, and with relatively recent work (Eversley’s luminous disks held over from his one-person show immediately previous and Reiss’s captivating transparent “painting” itself only a decade or so old), but that was the point: finish is still being fetishized, often by artists only as old as the art they emulate. Moreover, most of them included here are painters; Eric Johnson, known for his beautifully crafted wood objects, kept Eversley lonely company as the only, er, bastards working in three dimensions. Technique and format notwithstanding, the array was surprisingly various, ranging from the radiance of Ruth Pastine’s monochromes and Lisa Bartleson’s halations to the soft, rhythmic pat-
SUZAN WOODRUFF IRRADIANCE, 2011, 60” X 48” ACRYLIC ON PANEL
terns of Michel Tabori and Casper Brindle and the fluid contemplations of Suzan Woodruff’s painterly surges and Andy Moses’ hypnotic eddies, not to mention Alex Couwenberg’s restless geometries – and the glossy para-Pop mega-collages of Greg Miller, as slick, brittle and alluring as any of the non-objective images around them. In a sense a sketch for a much larger show, “Gleam” was no less mind-tease than eye-thrill.
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GOING IN: Alex Couwenberg & Karl Benjamin: Influence, Divergence & the Evolution of an Idea (THROUGH FEB. 25) With its conjuration of the “old school,” “Gleam” rated as one o’ them Pacific Standard Time gallery exhibitions. So does its successor, which pairs Alex Couwenberg (right down to re-hanging his painting from “Gleam”) with original hard-edge painter Karl Benjamin. The pairing finally brings together master and pupil – except that Couwenberg (who in fact studied with Reiss at Claremont Graduate University) wasn’t Benjamin’s student so much as his acolyte. The two are now fast friends, and the exhibition demonstrates the power of elective affinity through aesthetic DNA (or vice versa). In his 60-year career Benjamin has rung numerous changes on the possibilities of geometric painting, from dynamic asymmetry to insistent pattern, and the wealth of forms and strategies his oeuvre features recurs in a fascinating way in Couwenberg’s own work. While Benjamin tends to explore specific formulas deeply, in effect taking each apart and reassembling it with different color combinations or structural inversions, Couwenberg synthesizes such formulas into complex – and, compared to Benjamin’s featureless technique, painterly – compositions always on the verge of recomposing or even disappearing into themselves. Benjamin, principally concerned with the articulation of planar region, always bends towards minimalism (and, indeed, directly anticipated that trend in the early ‘60s), while Couwenberg, preoccupied as much with line as with color, returns again and again to the asymmetric harmonies of pre-war constructivism. Benjamin grew out of that aesthetic; some of his most handsome work recapitulates that almost choreographic dynamism. But by and large he sought a more neutral, open image, one that brought abstract expressionism’s meditative, all-over sense of field to geometric form. Couwenberg now seeks to re-introduce cubism’s facets and futurism’s kinesis into Benjamin’s minimalist colorscape – with the senior painter’s blessing.
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JOHN WAGUESPACK DECONSTRUCTS HOLLYWOOD — WORDS CRAIG STEPHENS IMAGES COURTESY McGLOUGHLIN GALLERY
ainter John Waguespack is the consummate outsider artist. A former ad agency creative director, he hasn’t looked back since opting out of his day job to pursue a full-time painting career. Waguespack’s second solo show,
“Deconstructing Hollywood,” is on view through January 21st at the esteemed McGloughlin Gallery at 49 Geary. As a testament to his ability, Waguespack scored an uncharacteristic early break. Through a twist of fate, with nominal nepotism, manipulation or publicity, John landed his first solo show a year ago after catching the eye of gallerist Joan McGloughlin. Despite his thin resume, she was impressed enough to offer him a solo show at her namesake gallery in the heart of SF. Embodying a vibrant color pallet and using a linear form of deconstruction, with oil on canvas as his dominant medium, Waguespack's new series, "Deconstructing Hollywood," created in LA in the summer of 2011, examines LA, its people and iconography. It reflects on the stark contrasts between California’s north and south both in terms of personality and geography. "In this series, I deconstructed and reconstructed people and images,” he says. “I deconstructed them to understand what they looked like on an atomic level and I reconstructed them to understand what parts made up a whole. Essentially, it’s about my time in Hollywood. Not just the ethos of celebrity but the geography and its personality. The series also serves as a commentary on the people of LA." He adds, "On a personal level, it’s harder to connect with people in Los Angeles. San Francisco is smaller, the people are more indoor-based, and Los Angeles has such great weather, promoting people to get outside, yet oddly those in Los Angeles connect less. I found it bizarre how little Angelenos interact and meet new people. I think the weather makes it easier to work in LA and the climate is its key appeal."
On a technical level, Waguespeck says, the works are created using a mathematical base: “The process sees me reinterpret a digital image and sequester it into a new environment.” Deconstructing Hollywood embodies a color pallet that stirs the emotions- with 24 pieces in the series. Before this current series, Waguespack says, he was more entrenched in political work inspired by the chaos and controversy of 9/11. "It was an odd time and I felt a strange sense of alienation witnessing it all from the comfort of a TV in San Francisco." — Exhibit Information: John Waguespack: Deconstructing Hollywood December 2011 – January 2012 McGloughlin Gallery – 49 Geary Street, San Francisco (www.mgart.com)
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LOS ANGLES AT ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH — WORDS PHIL TARLEY IMAGES PHIL TARLEY, COURTESY PACIFICCOASTNEWS.COM
midst the howling cacophony of contemporary art, Los Angeles work was solidly represented at Art Basel Miami Beach and at the countless satellite shows that surround and envelope it. At the Miami Beach Convention cen-
ter, Regan Projects commanded a commodious prime corner spot on the Art Basel stage with their California-centric art selling briskly-well. Over at Art Miami, Peter Fetterman, photographed next to a work by Elizabeth Sunday, sold thirty pieces from his collection of elegant black and white fiber prints. It was his first experience at the Art Basel Miami fairs. “I hadn’t exhibited in Miami for twenty years. I thought Miami to be too much of a ‘scene’ for me. To some extent, showing at the Miami fairs is somewhat like having a hot dog stand at Coney Island. There are crowds and crowds of people parading through your booth, but at the end of the day, it’s really about meeting two or three great collectors who plug into your esthetic and like your work. What more could a dealer hope for? I’d come back if they ask me next year.”
This year broke attendance records with more than 55,000 artophiles clamoring over 200 galleries and that was just the mother show — the United Bank of Switzerland’s behemoth, At Basel show, the show that’s radically changed the way contemporary art is sold throughout the entire art universe. Artist Andy Moses’ wonderful, highly pigmented abstracts were showing at Aqua, on Collins Avenue in South Beach, where the trend is a hotel take-over, with each gallery commanding a room or a suite. Moses’ biggest piece, Caspana, a massive, concave 36” x 72” inch masterwork, was over at Scope, at the Jacob Kari Gallery. Andy’s fetish-finished sensuous art works are best shown off gigantic-sized. The bigger they are, the bigger they seem, and the more they pull the viewer into a delicious vortex of color; a nexus of painterly fluidity. Moses, an eight year veteran of the Miami shows, talked about his experience. “I always love these fairs. It’s a great way to connect with the art world at large and see what’s going on. Coming to all these giant shows makes me feel like I am a part of something important, something much larger and I am always inspired. Showing in Miami makes me stay on top of my game and focus even more towards developing my own work in a deeper way.” Marsea Goldberg’s West Hollywood based New Image Art Gallery almost sold out her torrid mix of skater-surfer-tagger-thrasher influenced art. Her booth sparkled with some of the freshest L.A. work around. This was Marsea’s second year at Scope Miami and the irrepressible, insouciant gallerist was thrilled. Every artist she brought sold something. Ten big works were snapped right up by happy collectors. Her star artist, Cleon Peterson vended a huge 84” x 168” inch piece for $32,000.
ANDY MOSES' CASPANA, 36" X 72" CONCAVE
Also at Scope was Tim Yarger’s Beverly Hills gallery, featuring Lori Hyland’s art on a roll, Amour Vincit Omnia — a whimsical take on disposable art. This serial work has 18 images printed on canvas. A New York collector, who bought a second edition of this work on paper, was giving each piece out as a New Year’s Eve party favor to his guests. Amour Vincit Omnia translates as Love Conquers All and by the artist’s sweet-glowing demeanor, it was clear she found love in Miami.
Painting is a long and solitary process. The Art Basel shows sweep me up into a totally new environment. This intensity — it’s so exciting. It’s quite a heady feeling to actually see my work selling. It feels great to be embraced by collectors. The Los Angeles Art Association made its first showing in Miami with a selection of video art at The Miami Beach Cinematheque, called ‘Electric-Wedding.’
JANELLE MONAE AT ANOTHER MIAMI CHAMPAGNE PARTY
Among the shorts was Johnny Naked’s slick and silly 80 Individual Seconds, made up of 80 shots of the artist’s face counting off each different moment, which the artist describes as a different look at his process in a video artist statement. In the small Art Deco theater in South Beach, where the video was screened, Peter Mays, director of the L.A. Art Association opined, “L.A. artists’ strong presence at the Miami fairs are evidence of our increasing impact on contemporary art practice and discourse.” Mays’ revelation would have to apply to both high and low brow contemporary art as two not to be left out Los Angles ‘works,’ known as Paris Hilton and Holly Woodlawn, marked the Art Basel Miami Beach shows with their highly theatrical party-hardy-arty presence. Both were attending dueling affairs at The W Hotel South Beach, where guests were doused with celebrity art stars and copious amounts of good champagne that had this writer going back and forth between the simultaneous events held at the W’s Wall Club; where the Andy Warhol Foundation was honoring HollyWoodlawn; and at another party on the opposite side of the W; where P. Diddy
HOLLY WOODLAWN AND ANDY WARHOL ON A BOTTLE OF BEER AT THE WARHOL FOUNDATION PARTY AT THE W HOTEL SOUTH BEACH
hosted a sit-down diner for 500 at Mr. Chow’s South Beach to fete Italian photographer Mazzucco. The lensman was promoting his new book, Culo Morbido, which translates as Killer Ass — a tone poem to the derrières of his female models, and perhaps to some of his guests, as well. This year set a new level of opulent decadence in coolster celebrity art soirees. These art parties elevated sensorial overload to a highly frenzied state — a kind of bizarre, offbeat, stand and model — see and be seen — party as performance art, where Hollywood pop culture stars mix it all up into a frothy mélange of glamour, art and money — California style — but staged in South Beach. The Miami shows converge a fusion of international art dealers, überpartyplanners, glamorattis, fashionistas, scenesters, film and art celebs, along with the hordes of photographers and press needed to indelibly anoint the week’s events as the Olympics of contemporary art venues. One wonders what next year’s show will bring. This yearly phenom morphs on an annual basis, recasting itself in the strangest and most splendid ways.
PARIS HILTON AT P. DIDDY'S ‘KILLER ASS’ PARTY AT MR. CHOWS, SOUTH BEACH
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MUSEUM VIEWS J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art 1945-1980 THROUGH FEBRUARY 5 From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column THROUGH MARCH 11
THE GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950-1980 THROUGH FEBRUARY 5 Pacific Standard Time is in full swing. Indeed, the “swing shift,” where the first line of exhibitions finishes up and the second line opens, takes place this month – a reminder to get to those shows you’d spent the entire fall saying you’d get to. You have the whole month to climb up the mountain and visit the beating heart of PST. The initiative’s archipelago of exhibitions radiates out from the Getty, which designed, planned, and, to a large extent, funded PST. The powers that be allowed its myriad collaborating institutions to formulate their own exhibitions, only playing traffic cop so that programming would hew to the basic guidelines – Southern California art, 1945-1980 – and wouldn’t prove redundant. Indeed, if the PST exhibition and event roster seems to skew this way or that, favoring one group or movement or medium over another, it’s not the fault of the Getty, but of current curatorial taste. Indeed, the Getty’s own exhibitions – especially its banner show, “Pacific Standard Time,” and the Research Institute’s own “Greetings from L.A.” – acknowledge, even discover, a catholicity of means, media, and attitudes throughout the postwar Los Angeles art scene. “Pacific Standard Time” is nothing if not a carefully organized, carefully revelatory parade of greatest hits, as close to a compendium of period masterpieces as one might dare assemble at this point. However you might cavil at the absence of a particular artist, you marvel at the presence of other artists seen at their very best. The “Pacific Standard Time” show presents itself quite deliberately as a point in a work in progress, a spur to future projects. That’s the excuse: the reason to see the show is it’s a fabulous eyeful. Everybody looks good. Legendary artworks, such as Ed Kienholz’s pogo-stick-mounted assemblage portrait of Walter Hopps or David Hockney’s pool painting A Bigger Splash or early, mural-size claywork by John Mason
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or funky wall sculptures assembled from Watts-riots ruins by Noah Purifoy and Betye Saar are all here, glistening not with nostalgia but with a presence at least as vibrant as they must have had when first exhibited forty-fifty years ago. This is work that looks really good in a museum setting, the Getty’s not least – although, admittedly, some of the rough-and-tumble late-‘50s clayworks and Beat-era and Watts-era constructions occupy their niches restlessly, as if itching to run back out into the street yelling “Occupy PST!” But that’s as it should be; if the exhibition can preserve some of the artwork’s original rebelliousness, not tame it into submission, then it’s paying the art its props. “Greetings from L.A.” pays similar homage to the art world that engendered these spectacular objects – and concepts. A quintessential Getty Research Institute display, it brims with clippings, photos, exhibition mailers, personal letters, and an avalanche of ephemera that all piece together the events and the mindsets that constituted art activity in the postwar Southland. Given the nature of the time, and the place, it is crucial to establish this sense of milieu and activity; after the 1950s, at least, the artworks themselves aren’t enough. Indeed, sometime during the ‘60s, milieu and activity became artwork. Happenings, performances, events, situations, conceptual gestures, publications, broadcasts, and other low-level material that had a high impact in its day survive only in their documentation, some of it carefully photographed, but some of it enduring only by word of mouth or the merest idea-sketch. Other shows in the PST constellation – the Orange County Museum’s “Around 1970,” for instance, or “Under the Big Black Sun” at MOCA Geffen – are built around such material, but it’s largely absent from the Getty’s flagship show, relegated instead to “Greetings From L.A.” A reasonable call: such selfeffacing artwork wants to hang with show invites and newspaper articles, and together all this paper (and video and such) describes an art scene as fun, and yet aesthetically and socially profound, as the art it supported. While up the hill, don’t miss “From Start to Finish,” documenting the restoration of De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column. Itself a masterpiece of finish/fetishlight-and-space art, the imposing polyester resin slab creates special problems for restorers. The show documents its fabrication in the mid-1970s, looking at Valentine’s pioneering techniques and also at the problems posed since because of the formal instability resin assumes in this shape and at this scale. The exhibition – and the work itself – makes all the techie stuff thoroughly fascinating. For more information, please visit the museum’s website at: http://www.getty.edu/museum/
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CSU FULLERTON ART GALLERY 800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92634 (714) 278-3262 http://www.arts.fullerton.edu/events Tues.-Fri., 12-4pm; Sat., 12-2pm
DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90012 310-558-3030 http://www.davidkordanskygallery.com DAVID LAWRENCE GALLERY 8969 A Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-278-0882 www.DavidLawrenceGallery.com
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS DAVID SALOW GALLERY 977 N. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 620-0240 http://www.davidsalowgallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm DBA256 GALLERY 256 S. Main St Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 623-7600 http://www.dba256.com Mon.-Thurs., 8am-10pm; Fri., Sat., 10am-midnight DCA FINE ART 3107 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 770-2525 http://www.dcafineart.com By Appt. only DE SOTO GALLERY 2635 Fairfax Avenue Culver City, CA 90232 (323) 253-2255 http://www.desotogallery.com Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm & by app't DEL MANO GALLERY 11981 San Vicente Blvd West Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 476-8508 http://www.delmano.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 12-5pm DENENBERG FINE ARTS 417 North San Vicente Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90048 (310) 360-9360 http://www.fada.com DIALECT 215 W. 6th St. #111 Downtown LA, CA 213-627-7599 firstname.lastname@example.org DNJ GALLERY Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1 Santa Monica, California 90404 (323) 931-1311 or (310) 315-3551 http://www.dnjgallery.net Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm DOWNEY MUSEUM OF ART 10419 So. Rives Ave Downey, CA 90241 (562) 861-0419 http://www.thedmoa.org Weds., 3-7pm; Thurs.Fri., 1-5pm;
DOWNTOWN ART CENTER GALLERY 828 S Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-627-7374 http://www.dacgallery.com
EL NOPAL PRESS 109 W. 5th St. Downtown LA, CA 213-239-0417 EXPOSITION PARK MUSEUMS 900 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90007 (213) 763-3515 http://www.nhm.org
DOWNTOWN ART GALLERY 1611 So. Hope St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 255-2067 http://www.downtownag.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-7pm DRKRM/ GALLERY Capitol Studios Building 2121 San Fernando Rd., #3 Los Angeles, CA 90065 (323) 223-6867 http://www.drkrm.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm Sun., 1pm-4pm and by appointment DRKRM/ GALLERY WEST 729 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90403 323-271-5635
FAHEY/KLEIN GALLERY 148 N. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 934-2250 http://www.faheykleingallery.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm FARMLAB 1745 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 226-1158 http://www.farmlab.org Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm FELLOWS OF CONTEMPORARY ART 970 N. Broadway # 208 (Chinatown) LA, CA 90012 (213) 808-1008 www.focala.org
DUNCAN MILLER GALLERY 10959 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 838-2440 http://www.duncanmillergallery.com
FIFTH FLOOR GALLERY 502 Chung King Court (Chinatown) LA, CA 90012 (213) 687- 8443 www.fifthfloorgallery.com
EARL MCGRATH GALLERY 454 N. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 657-4257 http://www.earlmcgrathgallery.com Tues- Sat. 10-6 EDGAR VARELA FINE ARTS (EVFA) 727 S. Spring Street, LA 90014
FIFTY/24 LA GALLERY 125 E. 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 213-623-4300 http://www.fifty24sf.com
EDGEMAR CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2437 Main St Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 399-3666 http://www.edgemarcenter.org Mon.-Fri., 11am-5:30pm
FIG 2525 Michigan Ave. # G6 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-0345 http://www.figgallery.com Weds.-Sat., 11am-5pm
EDWARD CELLA ART + ARCHITECTURE 6018 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 525-0053 http://www.edwardcella.com Tues.-Sun, 11am-5pm
FOUND GALLERY 1903 Hyperion Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027 www.foundla.com Sat - Sun 1-5 or by appt. email@example.com
EL CAMINO COLLEGE ART GALLERY 16007 Crenshaw Blvd Torrance, CA 90506 (310) 660-3010 http://www.elcamino.edu/commadv/art gallery Mon., Tues., 10am-3pm; Weds., Thurs., 10am-8pm; Fri., 10am-2pm
FOWLER MUSEUM AT UCLA 405 Hilgard Ave Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 825-4361 http://www.fowler.ucla.edu Weds.-Sun., 12-5pm; Thurs. 12-8pm
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS FRANK LLOYD GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., B5b Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 264-3866 http://www.franklloyd.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm FRANK PICTURES GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building A-5 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 828-0211 http://www.frankpicturesgallery.com FREDERICK R. WEISMAN MUSEUM AT PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY 24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265 (310) 506-4851 http://arts.pepperdine.edu/museum FRESH PAINT 9355 Culver Blvd., Suite B Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 558-9355 http://www.freshpaintart.com Mon.-Thurs., 9am-6pm; Fri., 8am-12 noon; & by app't FULLERTON COLLEGE ART GALLERY 321 E. Chapman Ave., Building 1000 Fullerton, CA 92832 (714) 992-7434 http://art.fullcoll.edu Mon.-Thurs., Sat., 10am-2pm; Weds, 5-7pm FULLERTON MUSEUM CENTER 301 N. Pomona Ave Fullerton, CA 92832 (714) 738-6545 http://www.cityoffullerton.com/depts/ museum Tues.-Sun., 12-4; Thurs., 12-8pm
GALLERY 825 / LA ART ASSOCIATION 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069 310-652-8272 http://www.laaa.org GALLERY 1927 Fine Arts Building 811 West Seventh St. Los Angeles, CA 90017 661-816-1136 http://www.gallery1927.com/ GALERIE ANAIS 2525 Michigan Ave., Building D-2 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 449-4433 www.galerieanaisla.com GALLERY BROWN 140 S. Orlando Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-651-1956 www,gallerybrown.com GALLERY AT 1000 VAN NESS SAN FRANCISCO GALLERY AT EASTERN COLUMBIA LOS ANGELES 849 S. Broadway Unit 905 Los Angeles, Ca. 90014 http://www.artmeetsarchitecture.com GALLERY AT REDCAT 631 W. Second St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 237-2800 http://www.redcat.org GALLERY LUISOTTI 2525 Michigan Ave., Building A-2 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-0043
GAGOSIAN GALLERY 456 N. Camden Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 271-9400 http://www.gagosian.com
GALLERY NUCLEUS 210 East Main St. Alhambra, CA 91801 (626) 458-7477 http://www.gallerynucleus.com
GALERIE MICHAEL 260 N. Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 273-3377 www.galeriemichael.com
GARY LEONARD TAKE MY PICTURE 860 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-622-2256 http://takemypicture.com
GALLERY 9 6101 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232 310.836.4601 www.thegallery9.com
GEMINI G.E.L. 8365 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90069 (323) 651-0513 http://www.geminigel.com Mon.-Fri., 9am-5:30pm; Sat. by app't.
GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY L.A. 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 838-3685 http://www.georgebillis.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm; & by app't. GEORGE J. DOIZAKI GALLERY Japanese Cultural & Community Center 244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 628-2725 http://www.jaccc.org Tues.-Fri., 12-5pm; Sat. & Sun., 11am-4pm GEORGE STERN FINE ARTS 8920 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 276-2600 http://www.sternfinearts.com Tues.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 11am-6pm GLORIA DELSON CONTEMPORARY ART 215 West 6th St. # 115 Los Angeles, CA 323-805-9363 www.artla.biz GLASS GARAGE FINE ART 414 N. Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90048 (310) 659-5228 http://www.glassgaragegallery.com GLENDALE COLLEGE GALLERY 1500 Verdugo Rd Glendale, CA 91208 (818) 240-1000 http://www.glendale.edu/artgallery GP DEVA 9601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 125 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-858-6545 www.gpdeva.com GRAMMY MUSEUM 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 213-765-6800 www.grammymuseum.org GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 445-9276 http://www.gr2.net GREENFIELD SACKS GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., #B6 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 264-0640 http://www.greenfieldsacks.com
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS GREGG FLEISHMAN STUDIO 3850 Main Street Culver City, CA 90232 310.202.6108 www.greggfleishman.com
H. KAZAN FINE ARTS 11456 Washington Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066 310.398.0090 www.hkazanfinearts.com
GREY MCGEAR GALLERY Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave G7 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 315-0925
HONOR FRASER 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 837-0191 http://www.honorfraser.com
GROUNDFLOOR GALLERY 433 Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 213-624-3010
HUNTINGTON BEACH ART CENTER 538 Main Street Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 374-1650 http://www.surfcityhb.org/Visitors/art_center Weds.-Sat., 12-6pm; Thurs., 12-8pm; Sun., 12-4pm
GUY HEPNER GALLERY 300 North Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90048 310-979-0011 www.guyhepner.com HAMILTON GALLERIES 1431 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 451-9983 http://www.hamiltongalleries.com Tues.-Sun., 12-7pm HAMILTON-SELWAY FINE ART 8678 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 657-1711 http://www.hamiltonselway.com HARO GALLERY 3825 Main Street Culver City, CA 90232 310.558.4276 www.theharogallery.com HENKEN GALLERY Kyoto Grand Hotel 120 S. Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-2505 http://www.thehenkengallery.com Mon.-Fri., 10am-10pm; Sun. by app't. HERITAGE GALLERY 1300 Chautauqua Blvd Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 (310) 230-4340 http://www.heritagegallery.com HIGH PROFILE PRODUCTIONS 5886 Smiley Drive Culver City, CA 90232 310.253.2255 www.highprofileproductions.com
JAMES GRAY GALLERY Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., D-4 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 315-9502 http://www.jamesgraygallery.com JAN KESNER GALLERY 164 N. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 938-6834 http: //www.jankesnergallery.com By appt. only JANCAR GALLERY 961 Chung King Road Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 625-2522 http://www.jancargallery.com Wed.-Sat 12- 5pm and by app't.
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY 1151 Oxford Rd San Marino, CA 91108 (626) 405-2100 http://www.huntington.org
JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 369 E. 1st St Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 625-0414 http://www.janm.org
ICON GALLERY & INTERIORS 8899 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 310-246-1495 www.icon-interiors.com
JEFFREY WINTER FINE ARTS 8576 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-657-4278 www,jeffreywinter.com
IKON LIMITED/K. RICHARDS GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., G-4 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 828-6629 http://www.ikonltd.com
JK GALLERY 2632 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 837-3330 http://www.jkgallery.net Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm
IRON GALLERY 725 S. Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-627-7149 http://www.ironartgallery.net/ By appointment only
JONATHAN NOVAK CONTEMPORARY ART 1880 Century Park East # 100 Century City, CA 90067 310-277-4997 www.novakart.com
ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE SPAZIO ITALIA 1023 Hilgard Ave Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 443-3250 http://www.iiclosangeles.esteri.it/IIC_L osangeles Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-5pm JACK RUTBERG FINE ARTS 357 N. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 938-5222 http://www.jackrutbergfinearts.com Tues.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 10am-5pm
KANTOR ART 427 N. Canon Drive Suite 106. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 274-6499 http://www.kantorart.com Mon-Fri 10-5 KINKEAD CONTEMPORARY 6029 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 838-7400 http://www.kinkeadcontemporary.com KOPEIKIN GALLERY 8810 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 385-5894 http://www.kopeikingallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm; & by app't
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS KOPLIN DEL RIO GALLERY 6031 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 836-9055 http://www.koplindelrio.com Tues.-Fri., 10am-5:30pm; Sat., 11am-5:30pm
LACE (LA CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS) 6522 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 957-1777 http://www.welcometolace.org Weds.-Sun., 12-6pm; Fri., 12-9pm
KRISTI ENGLE GALLERY 5002 York Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90042 323-472-6237 www.kristienglegallery.com
LACMA (LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM OF ART) 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6111 http://www.lacma.org/ Mon., Tues., Thurs., 12-8pm; Fri., 129pm; Sat., Sun., 11am-8pm
L.A. ARTCORE UNION CENTER FOR THE ARTS 120 N. Judge John Aiso St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 617-3274 http://www.laartcore.org Weds.-Sun., 12-5pm
LATINO ART MUSEUM 281 S. Thomas St., Suite 105 Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 620-6009 http://www.lamoa.net
LA ART HOUSE 8825 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048 (310) 205-0480 http://www.laarthouse.net Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat.-Sun. by app't
THE LATINO MUSEUM OF HISTORY, ART & CULTURE 514 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 213-626-7600
LA CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART (LACDA) 102 West Fifth St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 213-629-1102 http://www.lacda.com
LATIN AMERICAN MASTERS 2525 Michigan Ave., Building E-2 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-4455 http://www.latinamericamasters.com
LA CONTEMPORARY 2634 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 559-6200 http://www.lacontemporary.com
LAXART 2640 S. La Cienega Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 559-0166 http://www.laxart.org
L.A. COUNTY ARBORETUM 301 N. Baldwin Ave Arcadia, CA 91007 (626) 821-3232 http://www.arboretum.org
LEBASSE PROJECTS 6023 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 558-0200 http://www.lebasseprojects.com Weds.-Sat., 11am-6pm
L.A. LOUVER GALLERY 45 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 822-4955 http://www.lalouver.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm L2 KONTEMPORARY 990 N. Hill St., #205 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 225-1288 http://www.L2kontemporary.com Thurs.-Sun., 1-6pm; & by app't. LA LUZ DE JESUS 4633 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 666-7667 http://www.laluzdejesus.com 94
LEFT COAST GALLERIES 12324 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 760-7010 http://www.leftcoastgalleries.com Mon.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 12-6pm; & by appointment LESLIE SACKS FINE ART 11640 San Vicente Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 820-9448 http://www.lesliesacks.com Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm
LIGHTBOX GALLERY 2680 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 559-1111 http://www.kimlightgallery.com LILI BERNARD ART STUDIO 935 Chung King Road (Chinatown) LA, CA 90012 (323) 936-3607 www.lilibernard.com LM PROJECTS 125 W. 4th St., LA, CA 90014 213-621-4055 LOIS LAMBERT GALLERY OF FUNCTIONAL ART Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave.,E-3 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-6990 www.Galleryoffunctionalart.net LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY 4901 E. Carson St. Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 938-4817 LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART 2300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 439-2119 http://www.lbma.org Tues.-Sun., 11am-5pm LORA SCHLESINGER GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building T-3 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 828-1133 http://www.loraschlesinger.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART (LACDA) 107 W. Fifth St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 (323) 646-9427 http://www.lacda.com Weds.-Sat., 12-5pm LOUIS STERN FINE ARTS 9002 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 276-0147 http://www.louissternfinearts.com Tues.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 11am-5pm LOUWE GALLERY 306 Hawthorne St. So. Pasadena, CA 91030 (626) 799-5551 http://www.louwegallery.com
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS LUIS DE JESUS LA Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. F-2 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-7773 www.luisdejesus.com M. HANKS GALLERY 3008 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 392-8820 http://mhanksgallery.com Weds.-Sat., 12-6pm; & by app't. M+B GALLERY 612 N. Almont Dr. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 550-0050 http://www.mbfala.com MACHINE PROJECT 1200 D North Alvarado St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 483-8761 http://www.machineproject.com Irregular hours - call ahead MADISON GALLERY 1020 Prospect Suite 130 LaJolla, California 92037 (858) 459-0836 http://www.madisongalleries.com MAK CENTER FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE L.A. 835 N. Kings Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90069 (323) 651-1510 http://www.makcenter.org Weds.-Sun., 11am-6pm MARK MOORE GALLERY Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. #A1 SM,CA 90404 310-453-3031 www.MarkMooreGallery.com MANNY SILVERMAN GALLERY 619 Almont Dr. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 659-8256 www.mannysilvermangallery.com MARCEL SITCOSKE GALLERY 7829 Torreyson Dr. LA, CA 90046 323-650-0238 www.marcelsitcoske.com MARC FOXX GALLERY 6150 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 857-5571 http://www.marcfoxx.com
MARC SELWYN FINE ART 6222 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 933-9911 http://www.marcselwynfineart.com
MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY 8071 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 658-8088 http://www.kohngallery.com
MARINE CONTEMPORARY 1733-A Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291 T: (310) 399-0294 http://www.marinecontemporary.com
MIHAI NICODIM GALLERY 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd. Unit B Los Angekes, VCA 90016 310-838-8884 www.nicodimgallery.com
MARK MOORE GALLERY 5790 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 310-453-3031 http://www.markmooregallery.com
MIXOGRAFIA 1419 E. Adams Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90011 (323) 232-1158 http://www.mixografia.com Mon.-Fri., 11am- 5pm; & by app't.
MARTIN & LOZANO GALLERY 302 N. Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA www.martinlozano.com 310-358-0617
MOCA (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART) 250 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 62-MOCA-2 http://www.moca.org/ Mon., Fri., 11am-5pm; Thursday, 11am-8pm; Sat., Sun., 11am-6pm; Closed Tues.-Wed.
MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY 1000 Universal Studios Blvd. #171 Burbank, CA 91608 818-508-7867 www.martinlawrence.com
MOCA - THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY 152 North Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 621-1745 http://www.moca.org/ Mon., Fri., 11am-5pm; Thurs., 11am8pm; Sat., Sun., 11am-6pm; Closed Tues.-Wed.
MATIN GALLERY 9905 South Santa Monica Blvd. LA, CA 90212 310-788-0055 www.matin-gallery.com MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY 170 S. LA Brea LA, CA 90036 323-933-4408 www.mkgallery.com
MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER 8687 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 289-5223 http://www.moca.org
MESLER & HUG GALLERY 510 Bernard St. (Chinatown) LA, CA 90012 (3232) 221-0016 www.meslerandhug.com MICHAEL DAWSON GALLERY 535 N. Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323) 469-2186 http://www.michaeldawsongallery.com Weds.-Sat., 9am-5pm MICHAEL HITTLEMAN GALLERY FINE ISRAELI ART 8797 Beverly Blvd., #302 Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 655-5364 http://www.michaelhittlemangallery.com Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm
MORONO KIANG GALLERY 218 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 628-8208 http://www.moronokiang.com Weds.-Sat., 12-6pm MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE JOSE DRUDIS-BIADA GALLERY 12001 Chalon Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 954-4360 http://www.msmc.la.edu/pages/1897.asp Tues.-Sat., 12-5pm MUCKENTHALER CULTURAL CENTER 1201 W. Malvern Ave Fullerton, CA 92633 (714) 738-6595 http://www.muckenthaler.org
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS MUSEUM OF JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY 9341 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 836-6131 http://www.mjt.org MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART 628 Alamitos Ave Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 437-1689 http://www.molaa.com Tues.-Sat., 11:30am-7:30pm; Sun., 12-6pm MUSEUM OF NEON ART 114 W. 4th St. Downtown LA, CA 213-489-9918 http://www.neonmona.org/ MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS 1649 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 238-7559 http://www.mopa.org Tues.-Sun., 10am-5pm; Thurs. 10am-9pm MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE 9786 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035 (310) 553-8403 http://www.museumoftolerance.com NEUARTIG GALLERY & ART CONSULTING 366 West 7th Street San Pedro, CA 90731 (213) 973-8223 http:www.galleryneuartig.com Wed – Fri 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sat 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment 1st Thursday artwalk: 6pm - 9pm NEW HIGH (M)ART 741 New High Str. LA, CA 90012 213-621-7822 www.newhighmart.com NORBERTELLEN GALLERY 215 West 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 818-662-5041 http://www.norbertellengallery.com NORTH HILL EXHIBITIONS 945 North Hill St. (Chinatown) Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-626-2020 www.northhillexhibitions.com
NORTON SIMON MUSEUM 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 449-6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org Weds.-Mon., 12-6pm; Fri., 12-9pm
PALOS VERDES ART CENTER 5504 W. Crestridge Rd. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 (310) 541-2479 http://www.pvartcenter.org Mon.-Sat., 10am-4pm; Sun., 1-4pm
OFF-ROSE, THE SECRET GALLERY 841 Flower Ave. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 664-8977 Sat., 1-5pm; & by appt.
PARKER JONES GALLERY 510 Bernard St. (Chinatown) LA, CA 90012 (213) 227-0102 www.parkerjonesgallery.com
OPTICAL ALLUSION GALLERY 2414 West 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90057 (310) 309-7473
PAPILLON GALLERY 8272 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046 323-655-2205 http://www.papillongallery.com
ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 117 N. Sycamore Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 667-1517 http://www.occca.org Thurs.-Sun., 12-5pm; Fri., Sat., 12-9pm ORLANDO GALLERY 17037 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA 91356 (818) 705-5368 www.orlando2.com OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN BEN MALTZ GALLERY 9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 665-6905 http://www.otis.edu Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 10am-7pm OVERDUIN AND KITE 6693 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90020 (323) 464-3600 http://www.overduinandkite.com PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM 46 N. Los Robles Ave Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 449-2742 http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org Weds.-Sun., 10am-6pm PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM 101 Museum Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 (619) 325-7186 http://www.psmuseum.org Tues.-Sun., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-8pm
PASADENA CITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY 1570 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91106 (626) 585-3285 http://www.pasadena.edu/artgallery Mon.-Thurs., 12-8pm; Fri., Sat., 12-4pm PASADENA MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ART 490 E. Union St. Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 568-3665 http://www.pmcaonline.org PATRICK PAINTER, INC. 2525 Michigan Ave. # A-8 & B-2 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 254-6953 http://www.patrickpainter.com PEACE YOGA GALLERY 903 South Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 213-500-5007 www.peaceyogagallery.com PERES PROJECTS 2766 La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 559-6100 http://www.peresprojects.com PETER FETTERMAN GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building A-7 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-6463 http://www.peterfetterman.com PETER MENDENHALL GALLERY 6150 Wilshire Blvd. # 8 Los Angeles, CA 90048 323-936-0061 www.PeterMendenhallGallery.com
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS PHOTO-EYE GALLERY 376-A Garcia Street Santa Fe NM 87505 Tel/Fax: (505) 988-5152, x116 http://www.photoeye.com PITZER CAMPUS GALLERIES 1050 North Mills Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 607-3143 http://www.pitzer.edu/artgalleries PLAZA DE LA RAZA 3540 N. Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90031 (323) 223-2475 POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART 330 N. College Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621-8283 http://www.pomona.edu/museum Tues.-Fri., 12-5pm; Sat., Sun., 1-5pm POV EVOLVING GALLERY & PRINT STUDIO 939 Chung King Road LA, CA 90012 (213) 594-3036 www.povevolving.com PYO GALLERY LA 1100 Hope St., Suite 105 Los Angeles, CA 213-405-1488 http://www.pyogalleryla.com RAID PROJECTS GALLERY The Brewery Art Complex 602 Moulton St. Los Angeles, CA 90031 (323) 441-9593 http://www.raidprojects.com Sat., Sun., 12-5pm; & by app't. REBECCA MOLAYEM GALLERY 306 N. Robertson West Hollywood, CA90048 310-652-2620 www.rebeccamolayemarts.com REDLING FINE ART 990 North Hill St. #210 (Chinatown) Los Angeles, CA 90012 323-230-7415 www.redlingfineart.com REGEN PROJECTS 633 N. Almont Drive Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 276-5424 http://www.regenprojects.com
REGEN PROJECTS II 9016 Santa Monica Blvd (at Almont Drive) Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 276-5424 http://www.regenprojects.com
ROUGE GALERIE 548 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 213-489-7309 www.rougegalerie.com ROYAL/T 8910 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232 310.559.6300 www.royal-t.org
RICHARD HELLER GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-5A Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-9191 http://www.richardhellergallery.com
RUTH BACHOFNER GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave. (Bergamot Station), G-2 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-3300 http://www.ruthbachofnergallery.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
RICHARD TELLES FINE ART 7380 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 965-5578 http://www.tellesfineart.com RIO HONDO COLLEGE ART GALLERY 3600 Workman Mill Rd., B-13 Whittier, CA 90601 (562) 908-3471 Mon.-Thurs., 9am-3pm; Mon.-Weds., 6-9pm
SABINA LEE GALLERY 971 Chung King Road LA, CA 90012 213-620-9404 www.sabinaleegallery.com
RIVERA & RIVERA 454 N. Robertson West Hollywood, CA 90069 310.713.1635 http://www.riveraandrivera.com
SAM LEE GALLERY 990 N. Hill St., #190 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 227-0275 http://www.samleegallery.com Wed. - Sun, 12-6pm
RIVERSIDE ART MUSEUM 3425 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 684-7111 http://www.riversideartmuseum.org Mon.-Sat., 10am-4pm; Thurs., 10am-9pm
SAM LEE GALLERY @ the Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Avenue, Suite B267 W. Hollywood, CA 90069 323-788-3535 www.samleegallery.com Monday - Friday, 12 - 5 pm & by appâ€™t
ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., D-5, & C-2 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 315-1937 http://www.robertbermangallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm
SAMUEL FREEMAN GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-7 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 449-1479 http://www.samuelfreeman.com
ROBERTS & TILTON GALLERY 5801 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (323) 549-0223 http://www.robertsandtilton.com
SANDRONI REY GALLERY 2762 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 280-0111 http://www.sandronirey.com
ROSAMUND FELSEN GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave. B-4 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 828-8488 http://www.rosamundfelsen.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm
SANTA FE ART COLONY 2401 S. Santa Fe Ave Los Angeles, CA 90058 (213) 587-6381
ROSE GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building G-5 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 264-8440 http://www.rosegallery.net Web fabrikmagazine.com
SANTA MONICA ART STUDIOS AND ARENA 1 GALLERY 3026 Airport Ave Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 397-7449 http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm Twitter twitter.com/fabrikmag
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS SANTA MONICA COLLEGE - PETE & SUSAN BARRETT ART GALLERY 1310 11th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 434-3434 http://events.smc.edu/art_gallery.html SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. G-1 Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 586-6488 http://www.smmoa.org Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm SARAH LEE ARTWORKS & PROJECTS Bergamot Station 2525Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-4938 www.sarahleeartworks.com SCA PROJECT GALLERY 101 & 281 So. Thomas St., Unit 104 Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 620-5481 http://www.scagallery.com Thurs.-Sat., 12-4pm SCHOMBURG GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave. E-3a Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-5757 http://www.schomburggallery.com SCI-ARC GALLERY 960 E. Third St Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 473-8432 SCION INSTALLATION L.A. 3521 Helms Ave [at National] Culver City, CA 90232 310.815.8840 www.scion.com/space SEA AND SPACE EXPLORATIONS 4755 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 445-4015 http://www.seaandspace.org Sundays 1-5 or by appt. firstname.lastname@example.org SEE LINE GALLERY Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Avenue Suite B274 West Hollywood, CA 90069 818-604-3114 http://www.seelinegallery.com
SEYHOUN GALLERY 9007 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 858-5984 http://www.seyhoungallery.com SHERRY FRUMKIN GALLERY 3026 Airport Ave., Suite 21 Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 397-7493 http://www.frumkingallery.com Weds.-Sat., 12-6pm SHOSHANA WAYNE GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-1 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-7535 http://www.shoshanawayne.com SISTER 955 Chung King Road LA, CA 90012 (213) 628-7000 http://www.sisterla.com SKIDMORE CONTEMPORARY ART Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. B5 Santa Monica, CA (310)-828-5070 www.skidmorecontemporaryart.com SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 440-4500 http://www.skirball.org Tues.-Fri.12-5pm; Thurs.12-9pm; Sat.& Sun. 10am-5pm GALLERY SOHO 300 A. South Thomas St Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 469-1599 www.pvaa.net Thurs.-Sun., 11am-4pm; second Sats., 11am-10pm SOLWAY JONES 990 N. Hill Street # 180 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 223-0224 http://www.solwayjonesgallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm SPF:A GALLERY 8609 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232 310.558.0902 www.spfagallery.com
SPARC ART GALLERY 685 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 822-9560 http://www.sparcmurals.org Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm (Closed at Noon-1pm) SPENCER JON HELFEN FINE ARTS 9200 West Olympic Blvd. Ste 200, Los Angeles, CA 310-273-8838 www.helfenfinearts.com STEPHEN COHEN GALLERY 7358 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 937-5525 http://www.stephencohengallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm STG (STEVE TURNER CONTEMPORARY) 6026 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 931-3721 http://www.steveturnergallery.com SUMI INK CLUB 970 N. Broadway #212 (Chinatown) LA, CA 90012 www.sumiinkclub.com SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS 6006 W. Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 310-837-2117 www.vielmetter.com SYLVIA WHITE GALLERY 1783 East Main Street Ventura, CA 93001 805-643-8300 http://www.artadvice.com TAG, THE ARTISTS' GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., #D-3 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-9556 http://www.TAGgallery.net Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm TAKE MY PICTURE GARY LEONARD 860 S. Broadway @ 9th Los Angeles, CA 90014 213-622-2256 http://takemypicture.com TASENDE GALLERY 820 Prospect St. La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 454-3691 www.tasendegallery.com Tues.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 11am-5pm;
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS TAYLOR DE CORDOBA 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 559-9156 http://www.taylordecordoba.com TELIC ARTS EXCHANGE 972B Chung King Road LA, CA 90012 213-344-6137 ww.telic.info TEMPLE OF VISIONS 719 S. Spring St. Los Angeles CA 213-537-0139 http://templeofvisions.com TERRENCE ROGERS FINE ART 1231 Fifth St. Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 394-4999 http://www.trogart.com Thurs-Sat., 12-5; & by app't. TERRELL MOORE GALLERY 1221 S Hope Street LA CA 90015 (213) 744-1999 www.terrellmoore.net THE ART FORM STUDIO 716 North Figueroa St. (Chinatown) LA, CA 90012 213-613-1050 www.theartformstudio.com THE BREWERY ARTS COLONY 2100 N. Main St. at Avenue 21 Los Angeles, CA 90031 http://www.breweryart.com THE BOX 977 Chung King Road (Chinatown) LA, CA 90012 (213) 625-1747 www.theboxla.com THE CLAYHOUSE 2909 Santa Monica Blvd. (near Yale St.) Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 828-7071 THE COMPANY 946 Yale Street (Chinatown) LA, CA 90012 213-221-7082 THE FOLK TREE 217 S. Fair Oaks Ave Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 795-8733 http://www.folktree.com Mon.-Weds., 11am-6pm; Thurs.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 12-5pm
THE GETTY CENTER 1200 Getty Center Dr Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu Tues.-Thurs., Sun., 10am-6pm; Fri., Sat., 10am-9pm 213-955-9091
TOBEY C. MOSS GALLERY 7321 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 933-5523 http://www.tobeycmossgallery.com
THE GETTY VILLA 17985 Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu Thurs.-Mon., 10am-5pm; closed Tues. Weds. and major holidays THE HAMMER MUSUEM AT UCLA 10899 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90024 310-443-7000 www.hammer.ucla.edu
TRACY PARK GALLERY The Malibu Country Mart 3835 Cross Creek Road Malibu, CA 90265 310-456-7505 http://www.tracyparkgallery.com
THE HIVE GALLERY 729 S. Sping St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 955-9051 http://hivegallery.com THE LOFT AT LIZ'S 453 S. La Brea Ave. (Enter through back alley) Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-939-4403 www.theloftatlizs.com
TRIGG ISON FINE ART 511 N. Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 274-8047 http://www.triggison.com
THE PERFECT EXPOSURE GALLERY 3519 West 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90020 (213) 381-1137 http://theperfectexposuregallery.com
THOMAS SOLOMON GALLERY 410 Cottage Home St. (Chinatown) LA, CA 90012 310-428-2964 www.thomassolomongallery.com TINLARK GALLERY 6671 Sunset Blvd., #1516 Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 463-0039 http://www.tinlark.com Web fabrikmagazine.com
TORRANCE ART MUSEUM 3320 Civic Center Dr Torrance, CA 90503 (310) 618-6340 http://www.torranceartmuseum.com Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm TRACK 16 GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building C-1 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 264-4678 http://www.track16.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm
THE HAPPY LION 963 Chung King Road (Chinatown) LA, CA 90012 (213) 625-1360 www.thehappylion.com
THINKSPACE ART GALLERY 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 310.558.3375 www.thinkspacegallery.com Thurs.-Sun., 1-6pm
TOPANGA CANYON GALLERY 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 109 Topanga, CA 90290 (310) 455-7909 http://www.topangacanyongallery.com Tues.-Sun., 10am-6pm
TROPICO DE NOPAL GALLERY 1665 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 481-8112 http://www.tropicodenopal.com UCR/CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY 3824 Main St Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 784-FOTO http://www.cmp.ucr.edu Tues.-Sat., 12-5pm USC FISHER GALLERY 823 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90089 (213) 740-4561 http://fishergallery.org Tues.-Sat. 12-5pm
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754 (323) 265-8841 http://elac.edu/collegeservices/ vincentprice/ Mon.-Weds., Sat., 12-4pm; Thurs., 12-7pm VIVA (VALLEY INSTITUTE OF VISUAL ART) 13261 Moorpark St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (818) 385-0080 Weds.-Fri., 11am-4pm; Satu., 12-4pm VOILA! ART FOR THE MODERN EYE 518 N. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-954-0418 www.voilagallery.com WAL ART 1639 S. La Cienega Los Angeles, CA 90035 310-274-9055 www.walartinc.com WALTER MACIEL GALLERY 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd. LA, CA 90034 310-839-1840 www.waltermacielgallery.com
WATTS TOWERS ART CENTER NOAH SYLVESTER PURIFOY GALLERY 1727 E. 107th St Los Angeles, CA 90002 (213) 847-4646 Weds.-Sun., 10am-4pm
WILLIAM TURNER GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave. E-1 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-0909 http://www.williamturnergallery.com Mon.-Sat.,11am-6pm
WESTERN PROJECT 2762 S. La Cienega Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 838-0609 http://western-project.com
WONDERLAND GALLERY 1257 North La Brea Ave West Hollywood, CA 90038 323-645-6920 WONDERFUL WORLD ART GALLERY 9517 Culver Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232 310.836.4992 www.wwagallery.com
WHITTIER MUSEUM 6755 Newlin Ave Whittier, CA 90601 (310) 945-3871 WILIAM GRIFFIN GALLERY 2902 Nebraska Ave Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 586-6886 http://www.griffinla.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; & by app't.
XIEM CLAY CENTER AND GALLERY 1563 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91104 (626) 794-5833 http://www.xiemclaycenter.com YOUNG ART GALLERY The Women's building 1727 North Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 226-1230 http://www.youngartgallery.com By appt. only
WILLIAM A. KARGES FINE ART 427 Canon Dr., Suite 101 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 276-8551 http://www.kargesfineart.com Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm
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PACIFIC STANDARD TIME GUIDE 18TH STREET ARTS CENTER Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artists Space Movement 09/24/2011 - 12/17/2011 1639 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-3711 http://18thstreet.org/ A+D ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN MUSEUM Eames Designs: The Guest-Host Relationship 10/01/2011 - 01/16/2012 6032 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 932-9393 http://www.aplusd.org/ AMERICAN MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART (AMOCA) Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945-1975 11/12/2011 - 03/31/2012 340 South Garey Ave. Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 865-3146 http://www.ceramicmuseum.org/ ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS Speaking in Tongues: The Art of Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken 10/01/2011 - 01/22/2012 145 North Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 792-5101 http://www.armoryarts.org/ AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER (WITH UCLA CHICANO STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER) Art Along the Hyphen: The MexicanAmerican Generation 10/14/2011 - 01/08/2012 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 667-2000 http://theautry.org/ CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM (CAAM) Places of Validation, Art, and Progression 09/29/2011 - 04/12/2012 600 State Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037 (213) 744-7432 http://www.caamuseum.org/
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS (CALARTS) / REDCAT The Experimental Impulse 11/18/2011 - 01/15/2012 631 West 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 237-2800 http://www.redcat.org/ CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE Seismic Shift: Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal and California Landscape Photography, 1944 - 1984 10/01/2011 - 12/31/2011 3824 Main Street Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 827-4787 http://www.cmp.ucr.edu/ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE ART GALLERIES (WITH THE INSTITUTE FOR ARTS AND MEDIA) Identity and Affirmation: Post War African-American Photography 10/23/2011 - 12/10/2011 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330 (818) 677-2226 http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries/ CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY, GUGGENHEIM GALLERY Everymanâ€™s Infinite Art 11/28/2011 - 01/14/2012 One University Drive Orange, CA 92866 (714) 997-6815 http://www.chapman.edu/art/guggenheim.asp
CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM (CAFAM), (WITH CRAFT IN AMERICA) The Golden State of Craft: California 1960 - 1985 09/25/2011 - 01/08/2012 5814 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 937-4230 http://www.cafam.org/ CROSSROADS SCHOOL, SAM FRANCIS GALLERY She Accepts the Proposition: Six Women Gallerists and the Redefinition of Art in Los Angeles, 1967-1977 10/01/2011 - 11/23/2011 1714 21st Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310)-829-7391 http://www.xrds.org/samfrancisgallery EAMES HOUSE FOUNDATION Indoor Ecologies: The Evolution of the Eames House Living Room 10/01/2011 - 04/30/2012 203 Chautauqua Blvd. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 (310) 459-9663 http://eamesfoundation.org/ FISHER MUSEUM OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community 01/11/2012 - 04/07/2012 823 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90089 (213) 740-4561 http://fisher.usc.edu/
CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (1945-1980) 01/19/2012 - 06/03/2012 425 North Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 485-8567 http://www.camla.org/
FOWLER MUSEUM AT UCLA (WITH UCLA CHICANO STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER) Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement 10/16/2011 - 02/26/2012 308 Charles E. Young Drive North Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 825-4361 http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/
CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM The Alchemy of June Schwarcz: Enamel Vessels from the Forrest L. Merrill Collection 09/25/2011 - 01/08/2012 5814 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 937-4230 http://www.cafam.org/
FOWLER MUSEUM AT UCLA (WITH UCLA CHICANO STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER) Icons of the Invisible: Oscar Castillo 09/25/2011 - 02/26/2012 308 Charles E. Young Drive North Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 825-4361 http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/
PACIFIC STANDARD TIME GUIDE GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY LA Maddy LeMel’s exhibition Suspended States, in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time Opening Reception for the Artist, Saturday, November 19, 2011, 5-8pm The show runs through January 2 (Dec. 24-Jan. 2 by appointment only, call the gallery at 310-838-3685). 11/19/2011 - 01/02/2012 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 838-3685 www.georgebillis.com/galleryLA.html http://www.maddylemel.com J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column 09/13/2011 - 03/11/2012 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 440-7300 www.getty.edu/pacificstandardtime/ J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945-1980 12/20/2011 - 05/06/2012 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 440-7300 www.getty.edu/pacificstandardtime/ J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture 19501970 10/01/2011 - 02/05/2012 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 440-7300 www.getty.edu/pacificstandardtime/ THE GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics 1945-1980 10/01/2011 - 02/05/2012 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 440-7300 www.getty.edu/pacificstandardtime/ THE GRAMMY MUSEUM Trouble In Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945-1975 02/15/2012 - 04/30/2012 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 765-6800 http://grammymuseum.org/
HAMMER MUSEUM, UCLA Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 10/02/2011 - 01/08/2012 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 443-7000 http://hammer.ucla.edu/
LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART (LBMA) Exchange and Evolution: World Wide Video Long Beach 1974-1999 10/07/2011 - 02/12/2012 2300 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90803-2442 (562) 439-2119 http://www.lbma.org/
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985 09/24/2011 - 01/30/2012 1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108 (626) 405-2100 http://www.huntington.org/
LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS (LACE) Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983 09/27/2011 - 01/29/2012 6522 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 957-1777 http://www.welcometolace.org/
JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design and Activism in Post-War Los Angeles 10/08/2011 - 02/19/2012 369 E 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 625-0414 http://www.janm.org/ LA><ART John Outterbridge 09/10/2011 - 10/22/2011 2640 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 559-0166 http://www.laxart.org/ LAGUNA ART MUSEUM Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971 10/30/2011 - 01/22/2012 307 Cliff Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 494-8971 http://lagunaartmuseum.org/ LAND (LOS ANGELES NOMADIC DIVISION) Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler 01/06/2012 - 03/04/2012 8033 Sunset Blvd., #455 Los Angeles, CA 90046 (646) 620-8289 http://www.nomadicdivision.org/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA) Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987 09/04/2011 - 12/04/2011 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/ LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA) California Design, 1930-1965: ‘Living in a Modern Way’ 10/01/2011 - 03/25/2012 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/ LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA) Kienholz: Five Car Stud 1969-1972, Revisited 09/04/2011 - 01/15/2012 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/ LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA) Maria Nordman Filmroom: Smoke 1967 – Present 09/04/2011 - 01/15/2012 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/
PACIFIC STANDARD TIME GUIDE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA), (WITH UCLA CHICANO STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER) Mural Remix: Sandra de la Loza 10/15/2011 - 01/22/2012 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/ LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945-1980 10/09/2011 - 05/12/2012 Various locations throughout LA http://www.lafilmforum.org LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY (WITH CITY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS) Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center 12/15/2011 - 02/12/2012 4800 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 644-6269 www.ci.la.ca.us/cad/lamag/Home.html MAK CENTER FOR ART & ARCHITECTURE AT THE SCHINDLER HOUSE Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design 09/28/2011 - 01/08/2012 835 North Kings Road West Hollywood, CA 90069 (323) 651-1510 http://www.makcenter.org/ SAM AND ALFREDA MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS AND CRAFTS In Words and Wood: Sam Maloof, Bob Stocksdale, and Ed Moulthrop 10/01/2011 - 01/28/2012 5131 Carnelian Street Alta Loma, CA 91701 (909) 980-0412 http://www.malooffoundation.org/ MINGEI INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM, SAN DIEGO San Diego, California San Diego’s Craft Revolution – From Post-War Modern to California Design 10/16/2011 - 04/15/2012 1439 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 239-0003 http://www.mingei.org/ 104
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA) / THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 10/02/2011 - 02/13/2012 152 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 626-6222 http://www.moca.org/
ONE NATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN ARCHIVES Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles,1945-1980: Wink Wink 10/01/2011 - 04/01/2012 626 N. Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (213) 741-0094 http://www.onearchives.org/
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA) Naked Hollywood: Weegee in Los Angeles 11/13/2011 - 02/27/2012 250 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-6222 http://www.moca.org/
ONE NATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN ARCHIVES Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles,1945-1980: Rare Looks 10/01/2011 - 05/31/2012 909 West Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 (213) 741-0094 http://www.onearchives.org/
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface 09/25/2011 - 01/22/2012 1100 Kettner Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101 (858) 454-3541 http://www.mcasd.org/index.php MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART (MOLAA) MEX/LA: ‘Mexican’ Modernism(s) in Los Angeles 1930-1985 09/18/2011 - 01/29/2012 628 Alamitos Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 437-1689 http://www.molaa.com/ NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY Artistic Evolution: Southern California Artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1945-1963 10/02/2011 - 01/15/2012 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007 (213) 763-3466 http://www.nhm.org/site/ NORTON SIMON MUSEUM OF ART Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California 10/01/2011 - 04/02/2012 411 West Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 449-6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/ Twitter twitter.com/fabrikmag
ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (WITH UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY ART MUSEUM AND PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE) State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 10/09/2011 - 01/22/2012 850 San Clemente Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949) 759-1122 http://www.ocma.net/ OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, BEN MALTZ GALLERY Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building 10/01/2011 - 01/28/2012 9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 665-6905 http://www.otis.edu/public_programs/ben_maltz_gallery/womansbuilding.html PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM 46 N. Los Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum 11/18/2011 - 04/08/2012 46 North Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 449-2742 http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/
PACIFIC STANDARD TIME GUIDE PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945 - 1982 01/21/2012 - 05/27/2012 101 North Museum Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 322-4800 http://www.psmuseum.org/index.php
SANTA MONICA MUSEUM OF ART Beatrice Wood: Career WomanDrawings, Paintings, Vessels and Objects 09/10/2011 - 03/03/2012 2525 Michigan Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 586-6488 http://smmoa.org/
PASADENA MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ART L.A. Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy 01/22/2012 - 05/20/2012 490 East Union Street Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 568-3665 http://www.pmcaonline.org/
SCRIPPS COLLEGE, RUTH CHANDLER WILLIAMSON GALLERY Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968 01/21/2012 - 04/08/2012 1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621-8000 http://www.scrippscollege.edu/william son-gallery/
POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969-1973, Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona 08/30/2011 - 11/06/2011 333 North College Avenue Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621-8283 http://www.pomona.edu/museum/
UCLA FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVE L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema 10/07/2011 - 12/17/2011 102 East Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 206-8013 http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/
POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969-1973, Part 2: Helene Winer at Pomona 12/03/2011 - 02/19/2012 333 North College Avenue Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621-8283 http://www.pomona.edu/museum/ POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969-1973, Part 3: At Pomona 03/10/2012 - 05/13/2012 333 North College Avenue Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621-8283 http://www.pomona.edu/museum/ SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California 1951-1969 02/11/2012 - 05/06/2012 1130 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 963-4364 http://www.sbmuseart.org/
UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE Custom Carucha: A Solo Project by Gilbert Magu Luján 01/12/2012 - 03/11/2012 712 Arts Plaza Irvine, CA 92697 (949) 824-9854 http://studioart.arts.uci.edu/gallery/in dex.html UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE The Radicalization of a ‘50s housewife: A Solo Project by Barbara T. Smith 10/06/2011 - 12/03/2011 712 Arts Plaza Irvine, CA 92697 (949) 824-9854 http://studioart.arts.uci.edu/gallery/in dex.html
UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH (CSULB) (WITH THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF POLITICAL GRAPHICS) (WITH THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF POLITICAL GRAPHICS) Peace Press Graphics 1967-1987: Art in the Pursuit of Social Change 09/10/2011 - 12/11/2011 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840 (562) 985-5761 http://www.csulb.edu/org/uam/ UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch 02/26/2012 - 06/30/2012 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (805) 893-2951 http://www.uam.ucsb.edu/ VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM, EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE ‘Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles 01/21/2012 - 04/21/2012 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754 (323) 265-8841 http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/ FREDERICK R. WEISMAN MUSEUM OF ART, PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY California Art: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation 08/27/2011 - 12/04/2011 24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263 (310) 506-4522 http://arts.pepperdine.edu/ WATTS TOWERS ARTS CENTER (WTAC), NOAH PURIFOY GALLERY (WITH CITY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS) Civic Virtue: the Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Art Center 12/17/2011 - 02/12/2012 1727 East 107th Street Los Angeles, CA 90002 (213) 847-4646 http://www.wattstowers.org/
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