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PETER FRANK Peter Frank is Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum, Associate Editor for Fabrik and is also the Associate Editor for THE Magazine LA. He was born in 1950 in New York, where he served as art critic for The Village Voice and The SoHo Weekly News, and moved to Los Angeles in 1988.
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JESI KHADIVI After graduating from Eugene Lang College with a BA in art history and critical theory, Jesi Khadivi served time as a gallerina in New York City. Now she writes about contemporary art and cinema from Los Angeles and Berlin for Dazed and Confused and SOMA, among other fine publications.
LANEE NEIL Lanee Neil is a Los Angeles-based writer who uses her craft to pursue her passions; travel, culture and enriching quality of life. Lanee has traveled extensively through Europe, Asia, Costa Rica and Russia and is currently working on a photojournalistic documentation of her time spent in India. As a lifestyle consultant, she is a contributing writer to Yogi Times.
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Iconoclast: Perfecting a Practice: The Good Works of Architect Kenneth David Lee
LA Awards: The Juror’s Viewpoint: The Skylark Prize
Hot & Cool LA: Downtown
Design Critic: Cole’s French Dip
LA Story: Oh Let the Saints Go Marching In!
Mise-En-Scene: A Cinema of Enigma: Charlie Kaufman’s Synechdoche, New York
Los Angeles Fashion Guide
Los Angeles Art & Design Directory
LA Art Highlights from Peter Frank
ICONOCLAST WORDS APARNA BAKHLE-ELLIS PHOTOGRAPHY ERHARD PFEIFFER
Kenneth David Lee incorporated sustainable conveniences throughout his own residence, including roof mounted solar panels that provide 50-75% of the homeâ€™s usable energy.
PERFECTING A PRACTICE: THE GOOD WORKS OF ARCHITECT KENNETH DAVID LEE
Los Angelenos live in somewhat of an urban wild, where areas resplendent in nature are coupled with highly developed environments, often under duress. The unstable foundations provided by many hill, canyon and mountain topographies might challenge even the most sure-footed among us. Throwing in a propensity for frequent fires, landslides and potentially deadly earthquakes makes L.A. seem downright dangerous. If Southern Californiaâ€™s weather were not the balm it is, this city would no doubt be (a bit?) less populated. But its millions of residents are stalwarts. It is here, in a city full of such contradictions, that esteemed architect Kenneth David Lee situates his practice. Âť
A believer in and adherent of site-specificity with regard to each project undertaken by his firm Kenneth David Lee Architects, he has also made it his business to acquire invaluable knowledge about disaster preparedness. Having been instrumental in creating crucial disaster relief procedures for the SoCal area, Lee has devoted countless hours to the restoration of homes damaged or lost in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. In his firm’s two decades of practice, Lee, along with his long-term design associates, has strived to develop and provide architecture for “those most in need.” This mandate has resulted in a vision that ensures the livability, structure, and surrounding landscape of a residence while also creating timeless homes in contextual settings. With projects as diverse as his clients, Lee’s impressive portfolio proves his firm regards each commission they receive as a challenge to the imagination that produces the diverse and distinctive properties they are known for.
KDL carefully sited this contemporary hilltop home in Pacific Palisades to allow for the infiltration of natural light and air, while taking advantage of the property’s expansive views.
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Fabrik is delighted to share this insightful interview with Kenneth David Lee. Your firm’s eclectic projects encompass residential renovations ranging from Mediterranean estates to mid-century modern homes to cutting edge contemporary structures. You've achieved recognition for over 500 residences, as well as a variety of commercial spaces, all distinguished by thoughtful, versatile design. In a “fickle” city like Los Angeles, you've cultivated impressive long-term relationships with clients that include Steve Vai, Warren Beatty and Annette Benning, and Howard Bragman, among others. Fabrik: What was it about architecture that first captivated you? KDL: The intertwining of art and engineering. I am deeply passionate about art, however you might say that I was intimidated by the lack of structure within the art world. I was drawn to the constraints of a built structure, and I am able to use my engineering background to carry out my artistic vision with confidence. Fabrik: Prior to opening Kenneth David Lee Architects twenty years ago, you studied and worked with Edward Niles, noted for some of the most innovative glass and steel structures atop Southern California hillsides in recent years. How did that relationship inform and influence your own vision of architecture?
Le Corbusier chaise lounge adds a sculptural element to Lee’s master bedroom.
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Through an elegant restoration of this 1930s Mediterranean villa, KDL created a comfortable home that embraces the simplicity of contemporary living, while still maintaining a distinguished traditional sensibility.
KDL: My experience working with Edward Niles made me conscious of the fact that no matter who my clients are, there are budgetary restraints and these must be respected. My opportunity with Edward has had a significant effect on the way I manage my own firm as well as the way that I cultivate my long-term client relationships. Fabrik: Are there any current LA artists or art venues that you find compelling? KDL: There are so many art galleries that come and go. The Museum of Jurassic Technology is a great place. And the Center For Land Use Interpretation, right next door. I think those two places are some of the diamonds in the rough as far as LA. But things pop up all the time that I don't even know about, but Iâ€™ve got my ear to the ground. Fabrik: How does the physical landscape and mythology of Los Angeles affect your sensibility? KDL: Los Angeles is a city of great diversity in terms of its landscape. I enjoy the opportunity to work in different environments and ecosystems on a daily basis. Practicing in this city has really trained me to see all projects as being site specific. Fabrik: What is the biggest challenge you face as an architect in Los Angeles? KDL: Obviously at this moment the economy is greatly affecting our industry, however with specific regard to Los Angeles, I find the physical constraints to be most challenging. Having built over 500 homes throughout Southern California, I continue to encounter precarious sites to which I need to adjust my designs. The areaâ€™s varying topography, wildfires, seismic activity, landslides and other conditions must be considered at all times. This challenge has inspired me to become an expert in natural disaster prevention and renovations. Fabrik: What are some local architectural landmarks you are inspired by? KDL: The Wilshire Boulevard Temple has been extremely influential to me since my childhood. I spent days counting the squares on the temple's dome, discovering the technical and mathematical aspects of a structure. Other landmarks by which I am inspired include the Grauman's Chinese and Egyptian Theaters in Hollywood, the May Company Building, the Bullocks Wilshire and the Disney Concert Hall. These are classic examples of buildings and architecture that only seem to exist in Los Angeles. Fabrik: Who are some artists you are influenced by? KDL: Vasa Mihich, who works with Plexiglas to create contemporary sculptural pieces. He was an instructor of mine who had a tremendous influence on my work. I am very influenced by furniture designers as well. Classic furniture pieces such as Eames and Mies van der Rohe chairs are multi-functional. They become sculptural stand-alone elements in the home that are not only practical, but are also pieces of art. Fabrik: Does fashion inform your design sensibility? 12
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Adding a tranquil ambience to this California ranch-style house, the master bath was designed by KDL to inspire a Zen-like environment with an open layout, calming dark wood trim, and a luxurious oversized bathtub.
KDL: I try to go against the grain whenever I am approached with designing a home. I want each residence that I design to be a truly distinctive property that reflects the client's personality and spirit, much like a couture designer dressing a celebrity for the Academy Awards. In addition, as we consistently work with various fabrics and colors in the design process, fashion definitely lends us a sense of appropriate combinations and styles. Fabrik: Where do you most enjoy hearing live music in Los Angeles? KDL: I enjoy going to the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to great acoustics and a spectacular location, it is a treasure that is unique to Los Angeles. To witness a performance in the venue is to be surrounded by art, architecture and history. Fabrik: As an architect with a thriving practice, you still find many ways to give back to the community, one of which is designing affordable housing on a pro-bono basis. How essential is green design and sustainable architecture to developing affordable housing? FA B R I K
KDL: Because the upfront costs of sustainable design can be cost-prohibitive, many times it is overlooked when designing affordable housing. In this world it is essential to consider green design in all housing, including affordable. Design becomes critical to the process because our team can help source materials and incorporate sustainable elements that will save money for the end users. Fabrik: Your daughter Catie Lee is an accomplished landscape designer who works in your firm and also has her own landscape design firm. Do you have any advice for children of architects with similar aspirations? KDL: The best advice I could give parents to be open-minded and give credence to their childrenâ€™s ideas. It is essential to be supportive without being overbearing to allow your children to find their own way. Catie chose a career for which she has a passion; fortunately for me, her career is closely intertwined with our business and both she and our firm have benefited significantly from this experience. Fabrik: In addition to your architecture practice, you preside over a construction company and invest in real estate. Your firm's services include interior design, furniture selection and landscape design. What are some ways in which clients benefit from hiring a firm doing both architectural design and construction? KDL: As a design/build company under one roof, we have the capacity to provide our clients with a wealth of services. Itâ€™s similar to using both sides of the brain (left and right) simultaneously. There is no dominant side because we have both the logical (left) and artistic (right) all under the same roof working together. Therefore, the process becomes more fluid and we can implement changes through less rigorous methods.
Lee is an alumnus of USC, and is a lifetime member of the USC Architecture Guild. He has been a distinguished lecturer at Woodbury University, SCI-Arc and USC, and has worked with and provided career opportunities for the school's interns for several years. His past accomplishments included serving as the president of the San Fernando Valley AIA Chapter as well as serving on as a member of the chapter's board for almost 20 years. He has also served on several architecture design juries and assisted in the foundation of the AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter. More information can be found at: http: //www.kdlarchitects.com
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THE JUROR'S VIEWPOINT:
The Skylark Prize My colleagues at Skylark honored me by asking that I judge the first Skylark Prize, to be awarded, as they put it, “to an artist whose work has proven to be innovative, while consistent in quality.” The on-line announcement of such an award attracted exactly that kind of artist – quite a few of them, in fact. The award package was tempting enough: a cash prize of $2000, but also a six-week fully paid fellowship at Sias International University in SKYLARK AWARD DESIGNED BY Zhengzhou, China (which includes trips to Beijing VERMONT SCULPTOR, RICHARD ERDMAN and Shanghai) and, for winner and runners-up alike, an exhibition, complete with catalogue, at Skylark’s Los Angeles gallery, optimally located in West Hollywood. The award itself, a sculpture designed by Vermont bronze master Richard Erdman, iced the cake. Judging is never easy, at least past the first round or two during which the chaff separates from the wheat. The submissions that survived that shake-out process were many and imposing. I’ve found, interestingly enough, that international competitions can't always be depended on to yield such substance. The regional shows I’ve judged have invariably been strong, as the word gets out through the local grapevines, but shows with broader grasps don’t always have the reach. In this case, we brought in superb artists from all over the country, and many parts of the world. Indeed, I wondered about my own bias: three of the six finalists, including the winner, are southern Californians (and two more from northern California), so I wonder if working as a professional art-taster in this state for over 2 decades hasn't tilted me into the Pacific, as it were. No, I reason, we got a good response from all over the United States (if perhaps less so from abroad), and the ultimate selection simply argues for the particular vigor of artistic activity in this state – especially down here in the Southland. 16
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The Sias University link is an especially provocative aspect of the Skylark Prize. Sias International University is the first such institution in the People’s Republic of China to be established according to American university standards, while also incorporating aspects of European collegiate instruction. The arts constitute a major part of Sias University’s curriculum, and their newly-built and ever-expanding campus includes remarkable facilities for all the arts. The school has been maintaining a visual artists’ residency program that has favored artists from the States, and it now draws on Skylark and the Skylark Prize for some fresh outside-themainstream faces. As it turns out, Sias will bring over not only prizewinner David McDonald, but Nancy Braver, a runner-up whom Sias officials also regard as especially appropriate to their program. Is it a coincidence that both McDonald and Braver are based in Los Angeles? It is not a coincidence that I knew both McDonald’s work and Braver's before judging the contest. As usual, many artists entered the contest upon learning that I would judge it, aware of the fact that I already knew their work. It was frustrating, in fact, to be able to include so few applicants I knew to be of merit; that is to say, you shoulda seen the ones that got away. But that could be said as well about applicants entirely unknown to me whose images intrigued me. One of the main motivations for judging such shows, after all, is to make new discoveries. I did that, certainly, and two of the runners-up, at least, were unfamiliar to my eyes until now. Skylark Prizewinner David McDonald has established himself nationally with an ongoing body of work that conflates minimalism, “material abstraction,” and an emphatically painterly sensibility. The roughness and obduracy of the object’s ingredients gives it evident weight, but its self-containment proves endearingly graceful, and often surprising, as it partly blends in with its architectural surroundings. Indeed, the work’s gritty modesty and low-key sensuality save it from self-conscious formula. McDonald’s art does not pose as abject; to the contrary, it asserts the dignity of its form and substance. Nancy Braver, the runner-up headed for Zhengzhou, builds on her own experience as a sculptor and contemporary artist to create elegant, witty, logical yet playful and even magical structures whose myriad segments mirror and elaborate one another with an almost biological logic. Braver’s forms are stark, their presence is forceful, their colors are bold and sweet, but the light that animates all these is soft and gentling – a modifying factor that makes every other element cohere. The third Angeleno in the mix, performance artist Jamie McMurry, takes an approach to performance art (yes, performance art!) that frees the discipline from the stage and returns it to where it began in the context of art: out in life itself. Renewing the efforts of Allan Kaprow and the artists of Fluxus, McMurry conceives of and carries out tasks and efforts whose sense of spectacle resides in their absurdity, their surprise, and their often sport-like expenditure of energy. Such compactly conceived, efficiently realized activities infer the engagement of their audience (and gratify their performers) with their brevity, their skewed but apparent logic, and the dissolution they effect between quotidian existence and the “special realm” – the realm of unanticipated entertainment and heightened awareness – that art provides. FA B R I K
Connie Goldman maintains a reductivist formal vocabulary, producing clearly described forms in single colors, albeit in eccentric relationship to the angled shapes of the canvases themselves. For all their starkness, Goldman’s paintings, if anything, temper rather than agitate the eye; indeed, they can function as objects of contemplation whose presence infers harmony and balance. This is not the aggressive, obdurate Minimal Art theorized in the 1960s, but the transcendent minimalism explored earlier, at least as far back as Malevich. Goldman does not freight her icons of absence with spiritual import; but in their resonance they can provide something of the perceptual shift we associate with metaphysical insight. Joan Schulze is best known as a quilt-maker; but the quilts she makes function physically like collages, the collages she realizes depend heavily on fabric, and her prints, too, embrace both the formal balances and discontinuities of collage while radiating quilt-like sensuality. Schulze is dedicated less to a particular discipline than to a particular sensibility, the “collage aesthetic” that mirrors the disjunctive quality of modern life and seeks to determine coherence and harmony within such disjunction. The presence of photographic imagery in her quilts, fabric patterns in her prints, and painterly passages in her collages all attest to Schulze's unified approach to these disparate media. The exuberant abstractions of Oklahoman Tommy White, composed of diverse forms arrayed in rhythmic counterpoint across and around the picture plane, have their source in a vision that manifests what can only be called a childlike sophistication. They subtly depend on a kind of syntax of shapes, as if the linear fragments and burgeoning silhouettes – posed against one another like collage elements but not allowed to touch – were pictograms in hieroglyphic tablets. White's paintings effervesce with a doubled animation, an animation you can imagine projected on a screen and an animation you can feel percolating throughout life itself. White’s carefully reasoned and yet thoroughly ingratiating paintings aren't the kind of abstractions your kid could do; they’re the kind of abstractions your kid should do. Images of works in the show follow, but, as usual, these reproductions do the work little justice, so if you're anywhere near the Pacific Design Center before January 24, a visit to the Skylark Gallery (8576-A Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood) will still yield surprises. Visits to the artists' Websites, of course, will provide substantial background and, at least in a couple of cases, illuminating videos (or links to same). McDonald and Braver head for China later this spring. Meanwhile, Skylark is gearing up for the 2nd Annual Prize competition, which will hopefully link West Hollywood that much more with the rest of the art world – and, for that matter, the rest of the art world with the burgeoning art scene(s) of Los Angeles. Links: David MacDonald: http://www.davidmcdonaldart.com Nancy Braver: http://www.nancybraver.com Jamie McMurry: http://www.mcmurryperformance.com Connie Goldman: http://conniegoldman.photoshop.com Joan Schultz: http://www.joan-of-arts.com Tommy White: http://www.tommywhiteartist.com Skylark Prize: http://www.skylarkprize.com Skylark Fine Art Gallery: http://www.skylarkfineartgallery.com 18
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GRAND PRIZE WINNER DAVID McDONALD LA CALLE DE MI CIUDAD (TOP) FLY IN FLY OUT (LEFT)
NANCY BRAVER, COLUMN 8
CONNIE GOLDMAN, ARENA X
JAMIE McMURRY, "GOLDEN DELICIOUS" • INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART VALENCIA
JOAN SCHULZE, WOMEN IN BLACK
TOMMY WHITE, CAKE PAN MORNING
DOWNTOWN WORDS JESI KHADIVI
C H I N AT O W N ew cities are fortunate enough to have a gallery district as unique as LA’s Chinatown. This cozy, outcropping of garish pagodas and paper lanterns is a hyper-real version of a Chinese village, hence artist Andre Yi’s riff on the iconic Hollywood sign, Chinatownland, a sculpture which was displayed in a vacant lot on Hill Street until fairly recently. Chung King road, a kitschy pedestrian mall that houses many of Chinatown’s contemporary art galleries, was built in the 1940s as part of “New Chinatown” after plans for Union Station led to the razing of the original Chinatown. Long home to Chinese specialty shops and importers, the area’s store fronts began to be settled by art galleries in the late 1990s. Now teeming with cutting edge galleries and hip shops, all elbowing up against Chinese social clubs and restaurants, the area is home to a diverse range of art spaces, ranging from the experimental to the more established (many of the neighborhood’s galleries are nationally, if not internationally acclaimed). As can be expected of such a dynamic area, the neighborhood is in flux. Long time Chinatown denizens like Javier Peres (Peres Projects) and David Kordansky (Kordansky Gallery) have jumped ship for the West Side’s contemporary art hotspot, Culver City. Other galleries have been playing musical chairs with their locations. Katie Brennan of Sister Gallery took over one of the two Peres Project store fronts, and numerous other spaces have taken up new leases mere blocks away, or in at least one case, across the street from their original space. The folks who have stayed put, however, are keeping Chinatown’s collaborative spirit alive. »
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LAND TELIC ARTS EXCHANGE AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL 972B CHUNG KING ROAD WWW.TELIC.INFO
VIA CAFĂ‰ 451 GIN LING WAY
Via embraces its status as the resident arty Asian eatery by decking the walls floor to ceiling with paintings and drawings by local artists and hosting a video monitor for
PHOTO: CHANDLER MCWILLIAM
Telic Arts Exchange, one of the most ambitious east side hybrid arts institutions, was founded by artist/architect/educators Fiona Whitton and Sean Dockray in 2004. Conceived as a platform for art, architecture, media, and pedagogy, Telic curates exhibitions, stages live performances, and hosts the Public School, an amorphous committeerun educational experiment. Recent course offerings have included The Economy of Giant Ass Sculptures, The Democratic Museum, and Sado-Masochism: Theory & Practice.
The Distributed Gallery, a series of video monitors installed in various art and commercial spaces throughout Chinatown, debuted in December to maintain the Telicâ€™s public presence after their October move from a Chung King store front into a basement space across the way. Video projects by Geoff Manaugh and James Merle Thomas are next on deck.
The Public School's series of classes at LACMA, inside the Richard Serra sculpture. From a meeting (on Sunday, October 4, 2008) in which it was planned out what classes the school would offer there.
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Telic’s Distributed Gallery. The service isn’t always the best, but the food is delicious and the crowd is vibrant and good-looking. Stop at Via after your gallery crawl for mouthwatering, reasonably priced bowls of rice vermicelli and spring rolls, and other Vietnamese specialties.
the corner keep folks coming back for more. Each winter, the bar’s backroom houses the Mountain School of Arts, an eclectic, artist initiated free school founded by artists Piero Golia and Eric Wesley. Admission is by application only and past seminar leaders have included artist Franz Ackerman, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, and curator Bob Nickas.
THE MOUNTAIN BAR/ MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF ART
473 GIN LING WAY
410 COTTAGE HOME STREET
A collaboration between sculptor Jorge Pardo and gallerist Steve Hanson (owner of China Art Objects), the Mountain Bar is Chinatown’s go-to for post opening cocktails. Stiff drinks, an opium den-like atmosphere, and the bacon-wrapped hot dog cart around
Steve Hanson has his hands in multiple pots. The China Art Objects owner is a collaborator in one of the neighborhood’s newest galleries, Cottage Home, with fellow Chinatown big-wigs, Katie Brennan of Sister and Thomas Solomon. The 4,000 square foot former movie theater opened in July with a
Simone Forti at The Mountain School of Arts
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group exhibition entitled I Can See for Miles. The size of the gallery is unusual for Chinatown, known for its quirky storefront spaces and will allow the gallerists to show larger works than their solo spaces allow, a boon for their artists and an inspiring model for upstart contemporary galleries dealing with market challenges. THE BOX 977 CHUNG KING ROAD WWW.THEBOXLA.COM
Box director, Mara McCarthy, recently presented an exhibit by LA based artist Kirsten Puusemp in which the artist traveled the furthest distance possible from the gallery, leaving the exhibition space filled only with the things she couldn’t take with her — paper bags filled with canned goods, musical instruments, and a few wrapped presents. Not exactly salable stuff, but McCarthy, the daughter of LA art royalty Paul McCarthy, doesn’t seem to mind, as she conceived the
Untitled F22 Courtesy The Box
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Installation shot from "human resources" at the company works by: Chris Verene (leftmost photograph); John Espinosa (pink sphere on ground); Jen DeNike (gold bikini on pedestal with chain); Melissa Brown (collage in frame on wall).
space as an educational project as well as an exhibition space. Like many Chinatown galleries, The Box is an interdisciplinary affair. McCarthy is dedicated to conceptually rigorous and challenging works that defy a conventional gallery model.
venues, The Company employs a diffuse approach to programming hosting screenings, talks, and other events in addition to their rotating schedule of exhibitions. Rhizomatic, indeed! FARMLAB
THE COMPANY 946 YALE STREET WWW.THECOMPANYART.COM
Providing hope for aspiring young gallerists paralyzed by market woes, curator Anat Ebgi and artist Annie Wharton opened the doors of their Chung King road adjacent gallery in November with their inaugural exhibition, Human Resources. Following in the footsteps of other east side hybrid arts 28
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Located on the banks of the anemic LA river, Farmlab began as an extension of the Not a Cornfied Project, an Annenberg funded living sculpture by LA artist Lauren Bon in which 32 acres of industrial brownfield was used to plant corn for one agricultural cycle. Farmlab shares Culver Cityâ€™s Center For Land Use Interpretationâ€™s (CLUI) investi-
Damien Echols (framed piece on wall); Damien Echils (vase of flowers); Gareth Spor (large drawing on wall); Melissa Brown (smaller framed collage on wall); John Espinosa (pink sphere on ground).
gation of land use issues within an art audience, demonstrating the multi-striated connections between art and urbanism, The warehouse space, located just north of Chinatown, hosts a wide array of talks, exhibitions, and special events. OOGA BOOGA 943 N. BROADWAY, #203 WWW.OOGABOOGASTORE.COM
New York City has Printed Matter for cool art books and ephemera, Angelenos have Ooga Booga. Wendy Yaoâ€™s tiny, well curated store is filled to the brim with clothing, artist editions, books, and records by venerable artists, musicians, and designers. Yao started the boutique to showcase the work of
friends and contemporaries and it has expanded to a veritable whoâ€™s who of art, music, and fashion featuring clothing by Opening Ceremony and Bless, and editioned work by musician-artist Bjorn Copeland and German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans. An artist in her own right, Yao will exhibit video work in May at the Distributed Gallery. Ooga Booga occasionally brings the party to the porch, hosting live music events in the stairwell adjacent to the shop.
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Although it sounds as if it is an artistic display of illegal substances, Crack Gallery is a Melrose-type retail and art boutique on burgeoning 6th Street. It is among the Downtown trend of art gallery + retail or restaurant businesses sprouting at the rate of growth on a Chia pet. Eric Shomof, not a fashion expert but a downtown real estate tycoon excitedly explains the reason he opened Crack, “When associated with downtown LA, hearing the word “crack” makes everyone automatically think of the drug. We're trying to show that Downtown is changing and the old stigmas are dying out. Clothing and Art are the new drugs of Downtown, and we want everyone to “get addicted.” Obsession to the store's moderatepriced punk and hipster garb while shopping amongst black metal arching clothing racks and soaring industrial ceilings will be challenging to avoid. The store’s stark white walls are crammed with paintings from a local downtown painter. When you need a break from picking out a one-of-kind hand painted t-shirt or a funky piece of costume jewelry… wander downstairs to the basement dedicated solely to showcasing local art for sale. A consistent fix of Crack is highly recommended as there is no way to build a tolerance for their drug of choice—the fashions for both sexes and art displays change often.
A surprising hidden gem of the pastry world awaits you in a strip mall in Little Tokyo. John, a Japanese pastry chef since the 80’s, makes cream puffs, opera cakes, croissants and so much more as divine as any Parisian bakery in France. (This comparison is validated by a food snob French friend of mine who turned me on to Frances) As a passionate Francophile, John imports as many French ingredients as possible and strictly adheres to the classic French baking techniques. In Japanese fashion, every detail, from the appearance to the texture, is delicately perfect. On any random day, in-the-know international customers fill the tiny café tables to enjoy an espresso and a freshly baked Charlotte aux Poires or hand-made truffle. Taste the airy genoises and the fresh raspberry jam of the Domino cake without the sugary sweetness of most U.S desserts. Impress guests at your next party by ordering a custommade cake decorated like a princess awaiting her first ball. John, in a very non-capitalistic attitude, likes to keep his place special and hush-hush. When you go to experience a slice of Paris, don't tell him we sent you…
204 W. 6th Street, Downtown Los Angeles Open for Art Walk and daily 10-6pm (213) 622-3493 30
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At last there’s a place in Los Angeles where all types of music lovers—from gospel to death metal - can unite and explore their passion. The Grammy Museum, recently opened in early December 2008, gives you the opportunity to experience all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording, and the history of the Grammy Awards in a very hands-on and entertaining way. “Our exhibits and programs explore the process of music making—from songwriting to recording—while celebrating the interconnected histories of all genres of music”, explains museum director Robert Santelli. Mix an album with a prominent sound master as your guide, see Elvis’ guitar or J Lo's scandalous green dress, play Grammy trivia, or see where music movements started on an interactive map of the United States. You could spend endless hours with over twenty four interactive exhibits to play with and learn from. The thought-provoking first exhibit on display until Fall 2009, Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom, spans the 200 year history of music and politics in America, featuring things like the Dixie Chicks’-Bush conflict to an 1816 copy of the Star Spangled Banner. The exhibit makes a strong point that music is not just for entertainment but a major social and political influence. Not stopping with just a museum, a 200 seat Grammy sound stage features intimate performances and interviews with legendary musicians. With all it has to offer, it is truly an unforgettable and moving experience. Get your groove on and get lost in the magic of music at the Grammy Museum located in the L.A LIVE complex.
Like a chic retail store as hip and sleek as those on Rodeo drive, Pussy and Pooch is an ultra modern pet spa, boutique and bar. Catering to your indoor pet in an urban setting, they offer a self serve bathhouse with premium spa products, facials, and paw treatments. For most downtown-ers, yards are either a patch of grass the size of a stamp or obsolete. P & P gives your pet time to play outside in their outdoor covered patio while you enjoy free Wi-Fi and human Scooby snacks from one of the local eateries. However, your eats may not be as remarkable as Fido's because he has his own pet restaurant on site. First of its kind, Pawbar™ is a food counter serving raw meat and bones, simmered stews, dog beer, popcorn and doggie frozen yogurt with custom ‘seats’ for 3 dogs (or brave cats) at a time. The cleverly designed 'seats' look more like mini-cubicles, possibly to squelch bad meal etiquette like stealing food or growling at your neighbor! Take out doggie-bag pet dinners are available for a pet (or owner) on the go. In the near future, you'll get to take cooking classes from guest chefs on how to cook healthy pet meals. No need to worry about your dog’s untimely bathroom needs while shopping; P&P has a PETaPOTTY™ in-store. A PETaPOTTY™ is like a litter box for dogs, complete with synthetic grass and a life-like fire hydrant. However you'd like to bling out or pamper your furry friend, from designer clothing to modern pet furniture to stylish carriers, Pussy and Pooch is a trendy haven for pets and pet parents alike.
800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 4245 Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 765-6800 www.grammymuseum.org
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A mysterious black door affixed with the number 110 and a brass lion head doorknocker is the only clue that another lounge for downtown dwellers has opened. Ashley Jones, owner of Bar Copa and The Room among others, says the door is an exact replica of the 10 Downing door, the official residence of the British prime minister in London. Inside the mood is subdued, classic and non-biased to the crowd it welcomes. One could easily imagine Kidd Rock having a Cuba Libre with Hillary Clinton. The most outrageous of the décor is the authentic Vegas casino carpet. Shining crystal chandeliers mixed with brown leather banquette couches and red wooden walls create an interesting fusion of design between British sophistication and a 1970's Playboy club. Nostalgia is in vogue and both the design and cocktail menu are a tribute of better days gone by. The Association’s cocktail menu features international and American cocktails as old as the 1800's. The Pisco sour cocktail of egg white, homemade sweet and sour, Barsol Pisco (a grape brandy) and Peruvian-style bitters is a frothy perfection of beauty and subtleties. Nicholas the head bartender passionately explains their selection of alcohol is not based on marketing but rather on finding quality offthe-radar liquor. For the hard-working, hungry happy hour crowd, Association offers gourmet cheese and meat plates for only $4 from MonFri, 5-9 pm. The Association’s only strict associations are to make perfectly mixed cocktails in a comfortable lounge setting for neighbors and travelers alike.
Hot dogs and Art? What a disastrous combination, you may be thinking. Oh contraire, my friend. Julie Rico, long time local gallery owner has made art as accessible and affordable as well…hot dogs. The dichotomy is a beautiful thing. Imagine messily chowing down on one of Julie's signature hot dogs while observing the intricate strokes and creative genius of the local downtown artists’ paintings. The favorite, “LA’s Hottie” hot dog is brimming with Julie's homemade chili, jalapenos, cheddar cheese and bacon for $4. Another Weeneez specialty that rarely makes a blip on the LA menu radar screen is their Chili Chips or from my part of the world, Frito pie—a gooey bowl of Frito chips, chili, melted cheese and onions. To wash down your dog, a wine bar is opening soon in the gallery. Weeneez' décor is congruent with the light-hearted attitude of its owner. The bubble-gum colored booths and bright yellow tables add a whimsical, child-like feel to the experience. Julie says she picked the pink booth color because the rosy hue makes people look better—another of her small ways to make people at ease with art. Even in our economic crisis, anyone could afford a painting as Julie encourages her artists to sell their creations at moderate prices, from $15$300. Weeneez and the Julie Rico Gallery is a place where relishing art and relishing the relish on your hot dog is synonymous.
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Cole’s French Dip DIP ON LOS ANGELES! Downtown bar guru and visionary Cedd Moses has done it again. Resurrecting Cole’s French Dip restaurant from the grave of near extinction to a born again restoration of the original 1908 version, it has opened in a timely fashion for its 100th anniversary. With the help of designer Ricki Kline who specializes in classic architecture and time blending, they peeled back the thick layers of paint and wallpaper to discover the Anaglypta ceiling patterns, cleaned the original penny-cut tiles, and replaced the motheaten stuffed deer’s head. Over a year of reconstruction and a million dollars and some change later, old-timers and hip local industrialists are happily dipping their finely sliced beef, lamb or pork sandwiches while seated in rich maroon booths illuminated by original beehive lamps. Shying away from the men with the big knives at the carving station near the entrance, I shimmy up to the 40 foot mahogany bar with golden chandelier lighting and heart of the dark basement restaurant. The bartender dressed in serious black vest and tie recommends a few house cocktails dating back to the pre-Prohibition years. New York cocktail-chef legend Sasha Petraske included vintage drinks like the Sazerac, the Old-Fashioned, Negroni, and even Hemingway’s drink of choice — Death in the Afternoon. The spirit of Jimmy, bartender of Cole’s for over 60 years, is honored by black and white photos of him tending bar in his prime. As the original Cole’s was the first restaurant in downtown Los Angeles and across the street from the old Pacific Stock Exchange, it is fitting the bar is dressed with 34
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the original sign titled, “The Professionals”. The wooden, hand-painted sign lists its most loyal stockbroker customers of the 1920's (in less polite terms, the ones who probably spent more time investing in drunkenness than in annuities). As I sip my perfectly mixed Manhattan, perusing the 5x7 single-sided menu, I am calmed. Too often in LA restaurants, menu options are as bamboozling as a Chemistry textbook. At Cole’s, the inventor of the French Dip, you have two choices: type of meat, type of cheese and bam — a meal appears within minutes. To simplify it even further, do not pass go or collect $200, just get the lamb with blue cheese — it is divine. And I don't care if you're on your New Year's resolution diet- you must not leave without a bite of the bourbon pecan pie made by Grace's pastry chef. Sometimes things are better cleaned up and polished than demolished and remade - Cole’s French Dip is a prime example of this. It is not a “Disneyland” (as I call them) or concept designed restaurant but an experience that will connect you to the historical soul of Los Angeles. 118 E. 6th St., Los Angeles Open till 2 a.m. Wed-Sat www.colesfrenchdip.com
Delights: Classic Cocktails, Better French Dip than Phillipe’s Doozies: Parking (as most downtown locations), 2109 instead of 2009 prices for a sandwich, $10.
LASTORY WORDS T. M. HUNTER
TIS THAT TIME AGAIN… I’ve spent more time in Chinese communities in recent years, so for me personally January 1 has become a soft landing when it comes to the shock of a brand new, empty year. But somewhere in January, letting West and East standards of time merge (as if anyone else in the universe would care what number we put on our rotating globe), there is some spark, some notion of, if not new, then at least the option to renew the contract with life. First of all, let’s look at the numbers. If numerology is any guidance, the past year, 2008, would come to a prime number 1 (2+8=10=1). Which would have made it a beginner’s year. I felt the whole year through in 2008 that this was the true introduction to a new Century. We got off light in 2000, when no computers crashed or nuclear weapons were sent erroneously into the air. Remember the panic that drove markets lower in the end days of the old Millennium? What followed that New Year’s day was merely the quiet humming of the desktops and laptops on our desks, effortlessly dealing with any software glitches on the first morning of the year 2000, and I guess we collectively took that as an endorsement to keep living our lives as if nothing would ever change. But underneath our feet, deep in the earth, and high above us, in the constellations of the cosmos, things were already moving and shifting and put in motion and hence, as we entered 2008, there it was; a delayed, but true beginning of the Atomic Age, with hopefully a chance after being well over a hundred years into the discoveries of Quantum Physics, to start truly implementing these findings into our own lives. The 1 stands in numerology for the beginning, after the completion of a cycle; it offers a wide open space, with lots of challenges and possibilities. But of course, first the old order would have to fall away before a new space could be revealed. It was pointed out to me a long time ago, that industries and politicians that insist on using energy sources that were created in the era of Dinosaurs, would be condemned to live like these prehistoric animals, and possibly perish like them, suffocating under their own
Oh Let the Saints Go Marching In!
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weight, further helped into oblivion by a few well timed meteorites. I’m confident that one day we will look at the Industrial Revolution and Age, with no less pity than viewing the ancient muscle power generated by ox and cart. So here we are; the year 2009, which would offer us the prime number 2 (2+9=11=2); a lot of the old structures have already fallen in the past year, and this year, as there is less and less support and foundation left under the old, changes can move even faster. So room for more panic, or excitement, that all depends on how you choose to look at life. Personally I’d say… go fast! Go faster! If a site has to be demolished to make space for an exciting new structure, why hold vigils at the old, rotting corpse? Bring in the bulldozers day and night, and don’t rest until the site is a beautiful, clean, empty pit, full of potential and ready to receive the new. The ‘new’ can be as much a new way of thinking as a physical change. For example, I noticed that a whole stretch of the – former? – hotbed of interior design and fashion along West Hollywood’s Melrose Boulevard sits empty. What are the landlords going to do? Let the spaces sit idle, absorb the costs, and hope for better days, while the risk that the remaining infrastructure of stores, businesses and restaurants will slowly disintegrate as well? Or let young entrepreneurs with fresh ides move into those sad abandoned storefronts and work in more creative ways together; in partnership, where the monthly rent is calculated as a percentage of sales rather than a strict dogmatic old representation of value..? That would be a marvelous example of a practical application of Quantum Physics; energies merge and change in a fluent non-static movement, constantly adapting to change. This then brings me to my intention, which I hope will have the power to become a resolution that will be sustained: Let everything that no longer belongs disappear, so what’s meant to be can come in and the space will be there to receive the new. As I suspect that the majority of readers of this publication are in one way or another inspired by creativity, I wish all of them this: That creativity may become their true drive this year; that it will become the engine that inspires all things, and from which all other things will emerge; joyfully, harmonically and abundantly. FA B R I K
MISE-EN-SCENE WORDS APARNA BAKHLE-ELLIS
A CINEMA OF ENIGMA: CHARLIE KAUFMAN’S
Synechdoche, New York Films and dreams have been linked together for ages. The film industry is commonly known as “the dream factory.” Film theorists use the term “oneiric,” which means “pertaining to dreams,” to refer to the depiction of dreamlike states in film, or to the use of the metaphor of a dream or the dream-state to analyze a film. Andre Breton, the French surrealist, argued that when viewing a film, viewers enter a state between being “...awake and falling asleep.” Perhaps hovering upon this threshold is also what makes dreams enigmatic, as we sleep yet imagine ourselves awake. Films, being products of much more logical systems than our psyches, are usually less mysterious, unless they veer into the territory of Art. Then, all bets are off. 38
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Puzzling, ambiguous, inexplicable are just some of the words also used to describe award-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut of Synechdoche, New York. While the film clearly announces it is the work of an auteur, ironically, or perhaps fittingly, an artist whose work skewers our culture's inability to distinguish truth from lies is all too often greeted with derision by critics as well as a public catered to by more blatant illusion than this film. Incidentally, back in 2004, Kaufman was identified by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. That should warrant hearing what he has to say, even if it's out of context.
“…I think a lot of what happens in the movie business is accepted: This is a product, and this will be marketed, and it will make people feel a certain way, and it'll leave the theater, and it'll go through a series of steps that are predetermined and formulaic. That precludes the possibility that you're going to create a work of art or a work that's expansive, and so I take that out of the equation, because I want something to be expansive, and because I feel people put crap into the world constantly in the media and in politics and in all sorts of public areas. And they lie. They constantly lie, and that creates a cynical, suspicious, alienated population of people, and I don't want to participate in it. I want to do something that, for whatever it's worth, maybe nothing, is at least what I think about things. And maybe that's help-
ful to somebody.
— From an Interview with Charlie Kaufman http://www.avclub.com/content/interview/charlie_kaufman/2 Rather than give a plot summary when so many are easily retrievable with a short search through your preferred search engine, I'll try describing my still unfolding experience of watching this brilliantly conceived cinematic enigma. I felt the film within me, as if it had virally invaded my consciousness, to become a part of my story. I wanted to talk about it. I wanted friends to see it. So we could discuss it. Wait, did I FA B R I K
have those kinds of friends…if not, why? Why didn't I know more people who could appreciate this black humor? I wanted to think the ponderous thoughts, which kept me silently alone, out loud and preferably to enthusiastic audiences. How did he make this film… just to get out those ideas so succinctly… he succeeded in truthfully rendering the process of creating. I marvel at the 140-minute conversation Kaufman invites us to empathize with. Lyrically absurdist, insistently existential and excruciatingly human, thank you Charlie Kaufman, for keeping artistic courage alive. No, Caden (the "everyman" theater director perfectly played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) didn't jump. It's a crucial distinction. Truly ethical lives appear to be lived by so few, since most lack the stamina to engage its terms fully. Chris Hedges, the Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and Senior Fellow at the Nation Institute, has argued that the majority of America resides in a post-literate society where “those who are best at artifice succeed… In an age of images and entertainment, in an age of instant emotional gratification, we do not seek or want honesty.” Kaufman's film gives us a deeply flawed protagonist whose attempts to make the world conform to his artistic and personal desires fail miserably by standards of success that judge the ability to think independently, express dissent, and be self-critical, as suspect. Tricksters, or gods of mischief, are needed in times like these, times where so many of us eschew the very cultural artifacts that force us to examine ourselves, and our society. Kaufman disrupts the logic of the traditional Hollywood narrative. By doing so, he astutely lays bare the very trappings of culture and art that ensnare us. He does not entertain us as much as infect us by our horror of failure. And yet, for those of us who choose to accept, this film offers gifts. To emerge, from the creative process, with material evidence of a fertile source, one must submit to the idiosyncratic nature of imagination. It is a lonesome journey. And although helpers sometimes appear along the way, the creative spirit must persevere alone to arrive at the precise location where meaning is made. By choosing cinema as his vehicle, Kaufman embraces a democracy of sorts. His film basks in a novelist's ideas, executed within the economy of a creative factory that entices dreamers and hopers to the never-ending possibilities of talent, once realized. There are many potential dreams. With Synechdoche, New York, Kaufman suggests we might benefit from diversifying our interests.
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EVENTS, ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
ARTHIGHLIGHTS WORDS PETER FRANK
LA ART SHOW & ART LA LA ART SHOW: JANUARY 21 – 25; LA CONVENTION CENTER ART LA: JANUARY 23 – 25; BARKER HANGAR AT THE SANTA MONICA AIRPORT JANUARY IS “ARTS MONTH” in our fair town, an appellation that has resulted from, rather than prompted, the fact that three major art fairs take place between Xmas and Groundhog Day. Photo LA has already happened, but enthusiasts of the photograph will be further able to satisfy their jones in the two multi-media fairs cropping up right after the inauguration. Art fairs are commercial trade meets, ones in which participating emporia hope to make a lot of money, off visitors and off one another, directly or indirectly. Now, you hardly need to be reminded, is not an especially good time to make money, but art dealers (among others) are hoping for an Obama’s-president-yo! bounce that helps them at least earn back their overhead. It could happen; the reports out of last month's multi-mega-fairathon in Miami were, er, not discouraging. Our art scene, already rife with gallery closings, could use the good news. But that’s not your worry. For you, the LA Art Show and ART LA are opportunities to see a hell of a lot of art under two roofs, and perhaps to shop for something substantial to hang on the living room wall. Together featuring almost 200 galleries from around the world and around the block, either of the two fairs can easily induce a visual OD – or, conversely, an addiction to art. In the long run, though, they ultimately amplify rather than sate one's hunger for visual stimulation. The hipoisie gravitate to ART LA; previously ensconced in Santa Monica’s civic center, the smaller of the two fairs has moved across town to the city airport's Barker Hangar, where it continues to collate cutting-edge art from Melbourne and Hong Kong, Berlin and Brussels, Mexico City and Culver City. The LA Art Show, for its part, has grown to more than twice ART LA's size, and has had to vacate the Barker Hangar for the downtown Convention Center. The pickins here are more diverse, embracing not only post-modernism but postimpressionism, traditional art from the far east and the far west, Picasso, Pop, and performance, featured by galleries hailing from Korea and Connecticut, Düsseldorf and Denver, Buenos Aires and Boston. Fifteen of those galleries specialize in prints, and display their wares in a fairwithin-a-fair sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers’ Association. 50
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The funnest time to visit the fairs is during the opening-night benefit gala; you're out several times what general admission would cost, but you get a beat on other buyers, and a face-full of killer food and booze to boot (although you may have to eat and drink standing up). Besides, your extra fare goes into the coffers of LACMA, MOCA, and Inner City Arts. And you know how they’re hurting. LA Art Show: Opening Night Gala, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 7-10:30 pm (V.I.P. Preview 6-7 pm) General Hours: Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 22-24, 11 am-8 pm, Sunday, Jan. 25. 11 am-5 pm ART LA: Opening Night Gala, Thursday, Jan. 22, 6:30-10:30 pm General Hours: Friday-Saturday, Jan. 23-24, 11 am-7 pm, Sunday, Jan. 25, 11 am-6 pm. For more information on the many lectures, workshops, and miscellaneous events, during and after the opening nights and to purchase tickets, check out the fairs’ Websites. There are multiple-day passes available to both fairs, and advance-purchase tickets are also cheaper in both cases: LA Art Show: http://www.laartshow.com ART LA: http://www.artfairsinc.com/artla/2009
EVENTS, ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
THE GETTY VILLA AND NORTON SIMON MUSEUM
Hearst the Collector
Jim Dine: Poet Singing (The Flowering Sheets) THE GETTY VILLA
THRU FEB. 1
THE CATALOGUE CALLS William Randolph Hearst the “most flamboyant and controversial American art collector of all time.” Considering what other Americans have been in that race, such a declaration can raise an eyebrow - without inspiring respect for Hearst. But “Hearst the Collector” demonstrates that the man - who was inarguably one of the most flamboyant and controversial Americans of all time - was a passionate collector with a gargantuan appetite and, more notably, keen eye. Like any self-respecting tycoon collector, Hearst had armies of experts on the lookout for him. But he was smart enough to get really good experts, to trust them, and to trust his own preferences equally, in other words, to work with his people as intellectual equals. The exhibition ranges all over the map - map of the world, that is, especially the western world, from ancient Greek kraters to Renaissance stained-glass windows to 19th century paintings, all of them museum quality. Most, in fact, have been borrowed back from the museums where they wound up. LACMA is one of the luckier such museums, the recipient of several donations while the local mega-millionaire was still alive and changing the décor in any of his many mansions and of several more after he died. But pieces also wound up in the Metropolitan, the Louvre, the National Gallery, and who knows where else. Attributed to Robert Peake Portrait of a Lady, Possibly Frances Cotton, Lady Montagu, of Boughton Castle, Northamptonshire England, c. 1605-15 Oil on Canvas 29 7/8 x 23 1/8 in. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection PHOTO © THE BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY
Actually, the hunt for Hearst's treasure makes an engaging story in and of itself, and it's told well in the show (and even better in the sumptuous catalogue). After all, in his twilight the guy was thought of as a rich, eccentric boor, more imperious but less interesting than Howard Hughes. Turns out Hearst was not a wholesale consumer of egregious fakes but a discriminating collector who knew what he wanted, needed, and had, on top of his art no less than his business empire, and conversant in as many different realms. Resultingly, the show is full of delightful revelations; visiting it is like stumbling into a provincial museum in, say, Belgium whose collection isn't quite encyclopedic, but ranges widely and offers surprise after surprise. For tickets or more information, please visit: LACMA: http://www.lacma.org
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Ruth Weisberg: Guido Cagnacci and the Resonant Image NORTON SIMON MUSEUM THRU MARCH 2
OUR MUSEUMS – and many others around the country and the world – have taken to inviting contemporary artists in to rummage among their collections and respond to what they find in their own work. The latest results are rewardingly curious. Jim Dine, long associated with Pop art (thanks to the images of tools and bathrobes and such that populated his early paintings), is actually much more of a neo-neo-classicist; letting him loose in the Getty Villa seems only appropriate, then, and he alit upon several terracotta figures from ancient Greece, dancers, muses, and the mythic musician Orpheus playing a (since-disappeared) lyre. These he has replaced and replicated in a second-floor gallery - in which he has also placed an immense self-portrait head. Dine, long a writer as well as visual artist, has also filled the walls with a handwritten poetic narrative, one that seamlessly ties together his musings on timelessness and timefulness. Enlivening the installation further with the sound of his voice reciting the writing, Dine returns here to the environments and happenings of his youth – as well as the environments and “happenings,” real and imagined, of ancient times. Ruth Weisberg also conflates her life with the story and imagery in the artwork she gravitated to in the Norton Simon Museum. Influenced profoundly by the Italian Baroque in her expressively realist painting, Weisberg took inspiration from Guido Cagnacci's Martha Rebuking Mary for Her Vanity, a large, lucid, and typically stagy allegorical painting notable for the vivacity of its figures. In particular, Mary - Mary Magdalene, that is could pass for a young woman posing for a class at, say, Art Center College or Weisberg's own USC. Employing her distinctively graphic style, in which the presence of figures is described with contouring and modeling on a granular, near-monochrome field, Weisberg realized numerous variations on the picture, playing with the foreground and background figures, the architectural details, and so forth. In several large studies, Weisberg switches out Cagnacci's models for her own; her son's girlfriend, no less, plays Mary and Weisberg casts herself as Martha. I wouldn't have wanted to be Weisberg's son at the show's opening, but Weisberg's approach rivets art historians, philosophers, theologians, and gossips alike. For tickets or more information on each exhibit, please visit: The Getty: http://www.getty.edu Norton Simon Museum: http://www.nortonsimon.org FA B R I K
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS 1301PE GALLERY 6150 Wilshire Blvd., #8 Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 938-5822 http://www.1301pe.com 18TH STREET ARTS CENTER 1651 18th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-3711 http://www.18thStreet.org Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Saturday, 1-5pm 57 UNDERGROUND 300 C. So. Thomas St. Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 397-0218 http://www.57underground.com Thurs. by appointment, Fri.-Sun., 12pm-4pm A SHENERE VELT GALLERY 1525 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035 (310) 552-2007 http://www.circlesocal.org A STUDIO GALLERY 4260 Lankershim Blvd. Studio City, CA 91602 (818) 980-9100 http://www.astudiogallery.com Mon.-Thurs., 9am-4pm; Fri., 9am-12noon; & by app't. A+D ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN MUSEUM 5900 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 http://www.aplusd.org ABACOT GALLERY 970 N. Broadway, Suite 201 (Mandarin Plaza) Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-1599 http://www.abacotgallery.com ACE GALLERY BEVERLY HILLS INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 9430 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 858-9090 http://www.acegallery.net Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
t FABRIK RECOMMENDED Tierney Gearon, showing for the first time in California (Feb. 19-April 25), produces double-exposure photographs whose juxtapositions are startlingly logical and yet incongruous. Such jumps in reality can easily be achieved in, say, Photoshop, but Tearney realizes them the old-fashioned way, by leaving exposed film in the camera, re-shooting, and developing the film without digital or even darkroom intervention. The ghostly grace of the superpositions makes it clear that they are analog, 52
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not digital. The huge size of the images, however, is entirely up-to-date. ACE GALLERY LOS ANGELES INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 5514 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 935-4411 http://www.acegallery.net Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm ACME 6150 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 857-5942 http://www.acmelosangeles.com ACUNA-HANSEN GALLERY 427 Bernard St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 441-1624 http://www.ahgallery.com Weds.-Sat., 12-6pm
ANDREWSHIRE GALLERY 3850 Wilshire Blvd., #107 Los Angeles, CA 90010 (213) 389-2601 http://www.andrewshiregallery.com ANGELS GATE CULTURAL CENTER 3601 S. Gaffey St San Pedro, CA 90731 (310) 519-0936 http://angelsgateart.org Tues.-Sun., 11am-4pm ANGLES GALLERY 22222 & 2230 Main St Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 396-5019 http://www.anglesgallery.com ANNA HELWING GALLERY 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 202-2213 http://www.annahelwing.com
ADAMSON-DUVANNES GALLERIES 484 S. San Vicente Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 653-1015 http://www.justpaintings.net Weds.-Sat., 12-6pm & by app't.
ANOTHER YEAR IN LA 2121 N. San Fernando Rd., #13 Los Angeles, CA 90065 (323) 223-4000 http://www.anotheryearinla.com
ALTERED SPACE GALLERY 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 452-8121 http://firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLEGATE GALLERY 3101-A Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 396-7600 http://www.applegallery.com
AMBROGI | CASTANIER GALLERY 300-302 N. Robertson Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90048 (310) 652-5511 http://www.ambrogicastaniergallery.com Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-6:30pm
ARC 2529 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505 (818) 848-9998 http://www.czappa.com Tues.-Fri., 9am-5:30pm; Sat., 9am-3pm
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF CERAMIC ART 340 S. Garey Ave Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 865-3146 http://www.ceramicmuseum.org Weds.-Sat., 12-5pm It is the mission of the American Museum of Ceramic Art, a non-profit organization, to educate by presenting, collecting and preserving significant ceramic achievements of the world's cultures from ancient times to the present and through aesthetic and technical study to develop a deeper understanding of cultural values and traditions.
ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS 145 N. Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 792-5101 http://www.armoryarts.org
ANDLAB 600 Moulton Ave., #303 Los Angeles, CA 90031 (323) 222-2225 http://www.ANDLAB.com/art Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm
t FABRIK RECOMMENDED For fourteen years artist John O'Brien ran the Brewery Project in a large, creaky space at the back of the Brewery artists' colony north of downtown. Some of Los Angeles' most prominent and/or adventurous artists displayed work in, created work for, and even organized shows of their friends throughout that space. Now, at the Brewery Project, 1993-2007: the Finale takes a sample (through March 7) of what O'Brien and his cohorts wrought in their inspiringly funky aerie. More than 50 artists fill the Armory with an eye-popping array of work in various media, attesting to the nearly perverse liveliness of visual thinking in this town.
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS ARMSTRONG'S 150 E. Thrid St Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 623-6464 http://www.armstronggallery.net Tues.-Sat. 9am-4:30pm, Second Saturday of month 9am-9pm
AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER: SOUTHWEST MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN Corner of Marmion Way and Museum Dr Los Angeles, CA 90065 (323) 221-2164 http://www.southwestmuseum.org
ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN 1700 Lida St. Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 396-2446 http://www.artcenter.edu/williamson Tues-Sun., 12-5pm; Fri., 12-9pm
AVENUE 50 STUDIO 131 N. Avenue 50 Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 258-1435 http://www.avenue50studio.com
ART MURMUR 129 E. 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 623-2332 http://www.artmurmur.com Weds.-Fri., 12-7pm; Sat., 12-5pm ART PIC 6826 Troost Ave. No. Hollywood, CA 91605 (818) 503-5999 http://www.artpic2000.com Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm ARTPEACE GALLERY 2317 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91506 (818) 846-8688 http://www.artpeacegallery.com Thurs.-Sat., 12-5pm ASIAN SPIRIT 8797 Beverly Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 652-3888 http://www.asianspiritgallery.com Asian Spirit is a most unusual gallery. We specialize in museum quality antiques from China, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, and Laos. No where else can you find a more intimate environment to view such priceless pieces. Your clients will be incredibly impressed. Call me for a private showing, Brett Richman, 818 970 2261. ASTO GALLERY 923 E. 3rd St., #107 Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 972-0995 http://www.astomoa.org AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER:MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST 4700 Western Heritage Way (in Griffith Park adjacent to L.A. Zoo) Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 667-2000 http://www.autrynationalcenter.org
AZTEC/NIGHT OWL ART GALLERIES 311 and 305 W. Foothill Blvd. Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 574-0503 Weds-Sun., 1:30-5:30pm; Night Owl hours, 11am-1am BANDINI ART 2635 S. Fairfax Ave. Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 837-6230 http://bandiniart.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm; & by app't. BANK 125 W. 4th St., Suite 103. Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 621-4055 http://www.bank-art.com
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE 6747 Bright Ave Whittier, CA 90601 (562) 696-9493 http://www.bluebirdarthouse.com BLUM & POE GALLERY 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 836-2062 http://www.blumandpoe.com BOBBIE GREENFIELD GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-6 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 264-0640 http://www.bobbiegreenfieldgallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm BONELLI GALLERY 936 Mei Ling Way Los Angeles, CA 90012 BOWERS MUSEUM 2002 N. Main St Santa Ana, CA 92706 (714) 567-3643 http://www.bowers.org Tues.-Sun., 10am-4pm; fourth Thursday of each month, 10am-8pm
BARNSDALL ART PARK EXHIBITIONS 4800 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 644-6275 Thurs.-Sun., 12-5pm; first Fridays, 12-9pm
BRAND LIBRARY ART GALLERY 1601 West Mountain St. Glendale, CA 91201 (818) 548-2051 http://www.brandlibrary.org Tues. & Thurs., 12-9pm; Weds., 10am-6pm; Fri., Sat., 10am-5pm
BILL LOWE GALLERY 2034 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 449-0184 http://www.lowegallery.com Tues.-Fri., 10am-5:30pm; Sat., 11am-5:30pm; & by app't.
BUSCHLEN MOWATT GALLERIES 45-188 Portola Ave Palm Desert, CA 92260 (760) 837-9668 http://www.buschlenmowatt.com Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm; & by app't.
BILLY SHIRE FINE ARTS 5790 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 (323) 297-0600 http://www.billyshirefinearts.com
CAL POLY POMONA DOWNTOWN CENTER 300 W. Second St Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 469-0080 http://www.class.csupomona.edu/downtowncenter Tues.-Sat., 11am-8pm; 2nd Sats., 1-9pm
BLACK MARIA GALLERY 3137 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039 (323) 660-9393 http://blackmariagallery.com Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm BLK/MRKT GALLERY 6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 837-1989 http://www.blkmrktgallery.com Tues.-Fri., 11am-6pm; Sat., 12-6pm
CAL POLY POMONA KEITH & JANET KELLOGG 3801 W. Temple Ave Pomona, CA 91768 (909) 869-4302 http://www.csupomona.edu/~kellogg_gallery Tues.-Fri., 11am-4pm; Sat., 12-4pm
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ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS CAL STATE L.A.--LUCKMAN GALLERY 5151 State University Dr Los Angeles, CA 90032 (323) 343-6604 http://www.luckmanfineartscomplex.org Mon.-Thurs., Sat., 12-5pm CALIFORNIA HERITAGE MUSEUM 2612 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 392-8537 http://www.californiaheritagemuseum.org Weds.-Sun., 11am-4pm CANVAS BOUTIQUE AND GALLERY 23410 Civic Center Way Malibu, CA 90265 (310) 317-9895 http://www.canvassneakersandgallery.com Sun.-Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri., Sat., 11am-7pm CARL BERG GALLERY 6018 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 931-6060 http://www.carlberggallery.com CARMICHAEL GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART 1257 N. La Brea Ave West Hollywood, CA 90038 (323) 969-0600 http://www.carmichaelgallery.com Weds.-Sun., 2-7pm CENTER FOR THE ARTS, EAGLE ROCK 2225 Colorado Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90041 (323) 226-0949 http://www.centerartseaglerock.org CHARLIE JAMES GALLERY 975 Chung King Road Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 687-0844 http://www.cjamesgallery.com
FABRIK RECOMMENDED Long a provocative presence in Sacramento, David E. Stone has been mixing things up in the LA art world of late, with his Another Year in LA art space and his own conceptually oriented work. The latter gets a little bit of a retrospective here, through Feb. 7, looking especially at Stone’s reflections on the mediation of sight in our (post-)modern world. Make sure to check out those photographs of TV captures and such, though, because you'll be immediately riveted by the neon sign proclaiming “eventually you will die and be unable to read this.” CHERRY AND MARTIN 12611 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90066 (310) 398-7404 http://www.cherryandmartin.com 54
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CHINA ART OBJECTS GALLERIES 933 Chung King Rd. (in Chinatown) Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 613-0384 http://www.chinaartobjects.com CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM 125 Paseo de la Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-5240 CHRISTOPHER GRIMES GALLERY 916 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 587-3373 http://www.cgrimes.com CHUNG KING PROJECT 936 Chung King Rd. (in Chinatown) Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 625-1802 http://www.chungkingproject.com CIRCUS GALLERY 7065 Lexington Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 962-8506 http://www.circus-gallery.com CIRRUS GALLERY 542 S. Alameda Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 680-3473 http://www.cirrusgallery.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm CITY OF BREA GALLERY #1 Civic Center Circle Brea, CA 92821 (714) 990-7730 http://www.breagallery.com Weds., Thurs., Sun., 12-5pm, Fri., Sat., 12-8pm CLAREMONT GRADUATE 251 E. 10th St. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621-8071 CLAREMONT MUSEUM OF ART The Packing House, 536 W. First St. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621-3200 http://www.claremontmuseum.org Tues.-Sun., 11am-7pm CLASSIC ARTFORMS 9009 Beverly Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 273-6306 COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS ART GALLERY 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd Santa Clarita, CA 91355 (661) 362-3612 http://www.canyons.edu/offices/artgallery Tues.-Thurs., 11am-3pm; Sat., 10am-2pm
COMMISSARY ARTS 68 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 990-9914 http://www.commissaryarts.com Thursday & Friday 12-5pm; Saturday 12-6pm; and by appointment Commissary Arts is a new gallery space in Venice providing a platform for emerging and mid-career artists based in Southern California to present new works in all media through and active program of group and solo exhibitions. Commissary Arts encourages collaborative art projects and new creative voices by inviting curators and artists to assemble intimate exhibitions addressing contemporary issues and emerging trends in artistic discourse. COPRO/NASON GALLERY 2525 Michingan Ave., T-5 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 398-2643 http://www.copronason.com COREY HELFORD GALLERY 8522 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 287-2340 http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm CRAIG GALLERY 5723 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323) 939-0351 http://www.craiggallery.com Fri., Sat., 12-6pm; & by app't. CRAIG KRULL GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-3 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 828-6410 http:// www.artnet.com/ckrull.html Tues.-Fri., 10am-5:30pm; Sat., 11am-5:30pm CREATIVE ARTS CENTER GALLERY 1100 W. Clark Ave Burbank, CA 91506 (818) 238-5397 Mon.-Thurs., 9am-8pm; Fri., 9am-4pm; Sat., hours vary CREATIVE GALLERIES 3210 Helms Ave Culver City, CA 90034 (310) 837-4531 Mon.-Fri., 10am-7pm; Sat., Sun., 10am-6pm CROSSROADS SCHOOL FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES 1714 21st St. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-7391 Mon.-Fri., 1-3pm; & by app't.
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS CSU CHANNEL ISLANDS ART GALLERY 92 Palm Dr. Camarillo, CA 93010 (805) 437-8863 http://art.csuci.edu/gallery Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm 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 CSU LONG BEACH UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840 (562) 985-5761 http://www.csulb.edu/uam Tues.-Sun., 12-5pm, Thurs., 12-8pm CSU NORTHRIDGE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY 18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91330 (818) 677-2156 http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries/ Mon.-Sat., 12-4pm; Thurs., 12-8pm D & D GALLERY 311 W. Seventh St. San Pedro, CA 90731 (310) 831-2940 http://www.dandgallery.com Daily, noon-6pm
DANIEL SAXON GALLERY 552 Norwich Dr West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 657-6033 DANIEL WEINBERG GALLERY 6150 Wilshire Blvd., #8 Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 954-8425 http://www.danielweinberggallery.com DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY 510 Bernard St Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 222-1482 http://www.davidkordanskygallery.com DAVID PATTON LOS ANGELES 5006 1/2 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 478-1966 http://www.davidpattonlosangeles.com DAVID SALOW GALLERY 977 N. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 620-0240 http://www.davidsalowgallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm DAWSON COLE FINE ART 313 N. Beverly Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 275-6060 http://www.dawsoncolefineart.com
D.E.N. CONTEMPORARY ART 6023 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 559-3023 http://www.dencontemporaryart.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-5:30pm
DBA256 GALLERY 256 S. Main St Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 623-7600 http://www.dba256.com Mon.-Thurs., 8am-10pm; Fri., Sat., 10am-midnight
DA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 252 D S. Main St Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 397-9716 http://www.dacenter.org
DCA FINE ART 3107 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 396-8565 http://www.dcafineart.com
DANGEROUS CURVE 1020 E. Fourth Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 617-8483 http://www.dangerouscurve.org
DE SOTO GALLERY 108 W. Second St., Suite 104 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 319-6331 http://www.gallerydesoto.com Wed.-Sat., 12pm-5pm and by appt.
DANIEL CLAYTON GALLERY 513 N Robertson Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 652-5310 DANIEL HUG GALLERY 510 Bernard St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 221-0016 http://www.danielhug.com
DEBORAH PAGE GALLERY 1028 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 458-4400 http://www.deborahpagegallery.com Tues.-Sun., 11am-6pm
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.denenbergfinearts.com Denenberg Fine Arts, established 1965, is a "smart source" for designers. The gallery has successfully placed works with top designers' clients for thirty years, and is careful to honor the client-designer relationship, providing informed expertise ranging from old masters to contemporary art acquisitions. Two blocks from the PDC on San Vicente! DF2 GALLERY 314 N. Crescent Heights Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 782-9404 http://www.df2gallery.com Mon.-Fri., 10am-5:30pm; Sat., 11am-5:30pm DNJ GALLERY 154 1/2 N. La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 931-1311 http://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 GALLERY 1611 So. Hope St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 255-2067 http://www.downtownag.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-7pm DRKRM. 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 is an exhibition space dedicated to fine art and documentary photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes and the display and survey of popular cultural images. drkrm. is also a full service b/w photographic lab specializing in traditional, silver-gelatin printing and film processing.
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ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS DUNCAN MILLER GALLERY 10959 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 838-2440 http://www.duncanmillergallery.com EARL MCGRATH GALLERY 454 N. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 657-4257 http://www.earlmcgrathgallery.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 EDWARD CELLA ART+ARCHITECTURE 10 East Figueroa St., Suite #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 962-5900 http://www.edwardcella.com Tues.-Sun, 11am-5pm Edward Cella Art+Architecture (ECAA) represents significant emerging and mid-careers artists; acquires and places quality post WWII and contemporary painting and drawings; and, with a unique focus, presents drawings and projects by established West Coast architects and designers. In addition, ECAA assists and advises individuals and corporations to develop and focus their art collections through the personalized and confidential services of an independent art advisor. EL CAMINO COLLEGE ART GALLERY 16007 Crenshaw Blvd Torrance, CA 90506 (310) 660-3010 http://www.elcamino.edu/commadv/artgallery Mon., Tues., 10am-3pm; Weds., Thurs., 10am-8pm; Fri., 10am-2pm ERNIE WOLFE GALLERY 1653 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 473-1645 EXPOSITION PARK MUSEUMS 900 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90007 (213) 763-3515 http://www.nhm.org 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 56
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FIG 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-0345 http://www.figgallery.com Weds.-Sat., 11am-5pm FINE ART FACTORY 474 S. Raymond Ave., Suite 110 Pasadena, CA 91105 (818) 356-0474 FOUND GALLERY 1903 Hyperion Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027 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
t FABRIK RECOMMENDED Antonio Pineda is one of the last surviving members of the Taxco School of modernist silversmiths. His updating of traditional Mexican silverwork and the contribution of his efforts to Mexico's modern identity are evident in this retrospective, running through March 15, 2009. 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
t FABRIK RECOMMENDED A nearly forgotten figure long before his death in 1995, Robert Dowd took American paper money as the subject of his paintings. Despite his often surreal or even expressionist interpretations of currency, his focus on such a banal subject clearly put him under the Pop Art rubric. This re-examination of Dowd's oeuvre, up through April 5, looks not only at what made him Pop, but what made him something else as well.
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 FRINGE EXHIBITIONS 504 Chung King Ct. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 613-0160 http://www.fringeexhibitions.com FROGTOWN GALLERY 1625 Blake Ave Los Angeles, CA 90031 (323) 226-0356 http://www.romerostudio.net Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm; & 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. evenings, 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 GAGOSIAN GALLERY 456 N. Camden Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 271-9400 http://www.gagosian.com GALERIE MICHAEL 430 N. Rodeo Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 273-3377 GALERIE MOURLOT 8763 Rosewood Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 855-9581 http://www.galeriemourlot.com GALLERY 13: IRISH FINE ART 8302 Melrose Ave., Unit A West Hollywood, CA 90069 (323) 951-0303 http://www.gallery13.net Wed.-Sat 11am-6pm or call for an app’t. Gallery 13 shows contemporary art by new and acclaimed Irish artists. Featuring an ongoing exhibition of elegant bronzes by Linda Brunker which challenge the traditions of bronze figurative sculpture. Brunker’s trademark ‘filigree’ style has a strong ecological and spiritual quality.
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS GALLERY 33 EAST 3202 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 433-1496 http://gallery33east.com Weds.-Sun., 12-6pm
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.
GALLERY 727 727 S. Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 627-9563
GEORGE J. DOIZAKI GALLERY 244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 628-2725 http://www.jaccc.org Tues.-Fri., 12-5pm; Sat. & Sun., 11am-4pm
GALLERY AT REDCAT 631 W. Second St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 237-2800 http://www.redcat.org GALLERY C 1225 Hermosa Ave Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 (310) 798-0102 http://www.galleryc.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm GALLERY FILE 102 W. 5th St Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 624-6212 Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm; 2nd Thurs., 12pm-9pm. GALLERY LUISOTTI 2525 Michigan Ave., Building A-2 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-0043
FABRIK RECOMMENDED One of Los Angeles' leading photographers - and that's saying a lot - John Divola here presents selections (through March 7) from series both recent and vintage. The older work, from the “Vandalism” series, is the stuff - the ruined domestic spaces, spectacularly marred with spray paint with which Divola first made his mark. Divola returns to spraying walls in the work from the recent “Dark Star” series, only this time it's huge, solid circles in a variety of odd spaces. GALLERY NUCLEUS 30 West Main St Alhambra, CA 91801 (626) 458-7482 http://www.gallerynucleus.com GALLERY REVISITED 3204 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026 (626) 253-5266 http://www.galleryrevisited.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 STERN FINE ARTS 8920 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90069 (800) 501-6885 http://www.sternfinearts.com Tues.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 11am-6pm GIDEON GALLERY LTD. 8748 Melrose Ave West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 657-4194 GLU GALLERY 7424 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-0510 http://www.glugallery.com Fri., 12-5pm: Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., 12-5pm 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 GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 445-9276 http://www.gr2.net GREENFIELD SACKS 2525 Michigan Ave., #B6 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 264-0640 http://www.greenfieldsacks.com
t FABRIK RECOMMENDED Over half a century old, Universal Limited Artist Editions is the touchstone print publisher on the east coast. ULAE: Then and Now (through Feb. 28) brings together some of the early stuff produced in New York (by the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Helen Frankenthaler)
with some more recent work (by such artists as Terry Winters, Kiki Smith, Enrique Chagoya, and Lisa Yuskavage). Would that the selection - and the gallery - were five times as large! GREY MCGEAR GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 315-0925 GRIER MUSSER MUSEUM 403 So. Bonnie Brae Los Angeles, CA 90057 (213) 413-1814 GRIFFIN 2902 Nebraska Ave Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 586-6886 http://www.griffinla.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; & by app't. 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 HANGAR 1018 1018 S. Santa Fe St. Los Angeles, CA 90021 (213) 239-9060 http://www.hangar1018.com Mon.-Weds., Fri., 12-4pm; Thurs., 6-9:30pm HAPPY LION GALLERY 963 Chung King Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 625-1360 http://www.thehappylion.com HARVEST GALLERY 938 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91206 (818) 546-1000 HELFEN FINE ARTS 9200 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 200 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 273-8838 http://www.helfenfinearts.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm; & by appt. We specialize in well-researched, historically significant and stunning Modernist works of art from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, with a focus on California Modernism. Our paintings feature strong images with great color and FA B R I K
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS composition, and our sculptures each are selected for dramatic impact and historical importance. HENKEN GALLERY 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 ENERGY CONSTRUCTS – SOLWAY JONES 990 N. Hill St., #180 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 227-7920 http://www.highenergyconstructs.com HONOR FRASER 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 401-0191 http://www.honorfraser.com HOWELL GREEN FINE ART GALLERY 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 107 Topanga, CA 90290 (310) 455-3991 http://www.howellgreen.com Tues.-Sat., 12-6; & by app't. HUNTINGTON BEACH ART CENTER 538 Main Street Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 374-1650 http://www.surfcity-hb.org/Visitors/art_center Weds.-Sat., 12-6pm; Thurs., 12-8pm; Sun., 12-4pm HUNTINGTON LIBRARY 1151 Oxford Rd San Marino, CA 91108 (626) 405-2100 http://www.huntington.org I-5 GALLERY AT THE BREWERY ART COLONY 2100 N. Main St., #A-9 Los Angeles, CA 90031 (323) 342-0717 http://www.breweryartwalk.com Fri.-Sat., 12-4pm; & by app't. IKON LIMITED FINE ARTS 2525 Michigan Ave., G-4 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 828-6629 http://www.ikonltd.com
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INFUSION GALLERY 719 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 683-8827 http://www.infusiongallery.com ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE — SPAZIO ITALIA 1023 Hilgard Ave Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 443-3250 http://www.iiclosangeles.esteri.it/IIC_Losangeles Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-5pm
JFERRARI GALLERY 3015 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039 (323) 877-5542 http://www.jferrarigallery.com Tues.-Sun., 12-5pm JK GALLERY 2632 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 837-3330 http://www.jkgallery.net Wed.-Sat., 11am-6pm
ITURRALDE GALLERY 116 S. La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 937-4267 http://artscenecal.com/Iturralde.html Tues.-Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat. by app't.
JONATHAN KENT GALLERY 474 N Robertson Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 657-5727 http://www.artkent.com
JACK HANLEY GALLERY 9945 Sun Mun Way Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-0403 http://www.jackhanley.com
JUDSON GALLERY 200 S. Avenue 66 Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 255-0131 http://www. judsonstudios.com Mon.-Fri., 10am-3pm
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
JUNC 4017 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 814-2640 http://www.juncgallery.com Fri., 1-6pm; Sat. & Sun., 12-7pm; & by app't.
JAIL 965 N. Vignes St., 5A Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 621-9567 http://www.thejailgallery.com Weds.-Sat., 12-6pm
KANTOR ART 205 S. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 274-6499 http://www.kantorart.com
JAMES GRAY GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., D-4 (Bergamot Station) 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 JANCAR GALLERY 3875 Wilshire Blvd. #1308 Los Angeles, CA 90010 (213) 384-8077 http://www.jancargallery.com Thu.-Sat 12noon-5pm and by app't. JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 369 E. 1st St Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 625-0414 http://www.janm.org
KAREN LYNNE GALLERY 216 N. Canon Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 858-8202 http://www.karenlynnegallery.com Karen Lynne Gallery provides fine art and consulting services from its new Beverly Hills location, an expansion of the 2 original locations in Boca Raton, FL. Specializing in largescale original oil on canvas works, it is Karen Lynne Gallery's mission to convey the importance of art in one's home as the central focal point of design and ongoing enjoyment. KARYN LOVEGROVE GALLERY 6150 Wilshire Blvd.#8 Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 525-1755 http://www.karynlovegrovegallery.com KINKEAD CONTEMPORARY 6029 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 838-7400 http://www.kinkeadcontemporary.com
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS KLAPPER GALLERY 8759 Beverly Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 652-6552 http://www.klappergallery.com
L.A. GAY & LESBIAN CENTER THE ADVOCATE GALLERY 1125 N. McCadden Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 860-7337
LATINO ART MUSEUM 281 S. Thomas St., Suite 105 Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 620-6009 http://www.lamoa.net
KONTAINER GALLERY 6130 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 933-4746 http://www.kontainergallery.com
L.A. LOUVER GALLERY 45 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 822-4955 http://www.lalouver.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm
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
LAWRENCE ASHER GALLERY 5820 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 935-9100 http://www.lawrenceasher.com Tues.-Thurs., 11am-6pm; Fri., 11am-7pm; Sat., 12-5pm; & by app't
L.A. MODERNISM SHOW 1855 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (818) 244-1126 http://www.lamodernism.com
t FABRIK RECOMMENDED Moira Hahn engages traditional Japanese artistic styles in her clever and narratives and commentaries. In her lates show, through Feb. 28, Hahn as much marries Aesop to Hokusai, staging morality tales with anthropomorphized animals in colorful robes and obis. Actually, the stories are Hahn's own, based in part on her observations of animal behavior, and the Japanese art she takes off on was the Meiji-era ukiyo-e of Chikanobu, Zeshin, et. al., but you get the picture: these are the diametric opposite of anime. KRISTI ENGLE GALLERY 5002 York Ave Los Angeles, CA 90042 (213) 629-2358 http://www.kristienglegallery.com L.A. ARTCORE/ARTCORE BREWERY ANNEX 120 N. Judge John Aiso St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 617-3274 http://www.laartcore.org Weds.-Sun., 12-5pm L.A. ARTS OF ASIA & TRIBAL ARTS SHOW 1855 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 455-2886 http://www.caskeylees.com L.A. CITY COLLEGE DA VINCI ART GALLERY 855 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 953-4220 L.A. COUNTY ARBORETUM 301 N. Baldwin Ave Arcadia, CA 91007 (626) 821-3232 http://www.arboretum.org
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 LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY BRAND STATER GALLERY 4700 Pierce St Riverside, CA 92515 (951) 785-2959 http://www.lasierra.edu/art Mon.-Thurs., 9am-4pm; Sun., 2-5pm LACE 6522 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 957-1777 http://www.welcometolace.org Weds.-Sun., 12-6pm; Fri., 12-9pm LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6111 http://www.lacma.org/ Mon., Tues., Thurs., 12-8pm; Fri., 12-9pm; Sat., Sun., 11am-8pm LARRY SMITH FINE ART 8642 Melrose Ave West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 360-9135 LATIN AMERICAN MASTERS 264 N. Beverly Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 271-4847 http://www.latinamericanmasters.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm
LAXART 2640 S. La Cienega Culver City, CA 90232 (323) 868-5893 http://www.laxart.org 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 2656 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 559-1111 http://www.lightbox.tv LIONESS GALLERY 3032 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026 (818) 252-7168 http://www.lionessartgallery.com Sat., 12-5pm; and by app't. LITTLE BIRD GALLERY 3195 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (323) 662-1092 http://www.littlebirdgallery.com LIZABETH OLIVERIA GALLERY 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 837-1073 http://www.lizabetholiveria.com LMAN GALLERY 949 Chung King Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 628-3883 http://www.lmangallery.com FA B R I K
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS 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
t FABRIK RECOMMENDED Pablo Picasso is doubtless the most photographed artist ever - yes, even more than Warhol. Any number of portrait, journalist, and art photographers made Picasso a specialty of theirs. Egoistic but also sympathetic with other artists, Picasso tended to give them free rein, at least for awhile. Lucien Clergue forged a particular bond with the artist, rather more informal than, say, David Douglas Duncan's, and thus less documentary and more family-album-ish. Clergue's photos, on view through March 21, linger less on Picasso the legend and more on Picasso the captivating old guy, a charmer who worked hard to make his own happiness infectious. LOUWE GALLERY 306 Hawthorne St. So. Pasadena, CA 91030 (626) 799-5551 http://www.louwegallery.com M. HANKS GALLERY 3008 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 392-8820 http://mhanksgallery.com Weds.-Sat., 12-6pm; & by app't.
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M.J. HIGGINS GALLERY 400 S. Main St., #103 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 617-1700 http://www.mjhiggins.com Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm M+B 612 N. Almont Dr. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 550-0050 http://www.mbfala.com
MEDEA GALLERY 445 W. 7th St., San Pedro, CA 90731 (310) 833-3831 http://www.medeagallery.com Mon.-Fri.: 9am-5pm and by appt. Featuring fine contemporary art, we offer art lovers a rich variety of affordable paintings and limited edition prints by a creative group of artisans from around the world. Join us each month for the First Thursday ArtWalk in historic San Pedro, CA.
MACHINE PROJECT 1200 D N. Alvarado Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 483-8761 http://www.machineproject.com
METRO GALLERY 1835 Hyperion Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 663-2787 http://www.metrogallery.org
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
MICHAEL DAWSON GALLERY 535 N. Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323) 469-2186 http://www.michaeldawsongallery.com Weds.-Sat., 9am-5pm
MANDARIN GALLERY 970 N. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 687-4107 http://www.mandaringallery.com
MICHAEL HITTLEMAN GALLERY 8797 Beverly Blvd., #302 Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 655-5364 http://www.michaelhittlemangallery.com Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm
MANNY SILVERMAN GALLERY 619 Almont Dr West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 659-8256 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 MARGO LEAVIN GALLERY 812 N. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 273-0603 MARY GOLDMAN GALLERY 932 Chung King Rd Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 617-8217 http://www.marygoldman.com MC 6088 Comey Ave Los Angeles, CA 90034 (323) 939-3777 http://www.mckunst.com
MICHAEL KOHN GALLERY 8071 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 658-8088 http://www.kohngallery.com MILO GALLERY 6130 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 935-3662 http://www.milogallery.net Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm MIXOGRAFIA 1419 E. Adams Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90011 (323) 232-1158 http://www.mixografia.com Mon.-Fri., 11am- 5pm; & by app't. Mixografia prints and publishes limited editions by contemporary artists. The prints are pulled from a cast copper printing plate using handmade paper giving the printed surface a uniquely deep relief not found in etchings, lithographs or silk-screens. MLA GALLERY 2020 N. Main St., #239 Los Angeles, CA 90031 (323) 222-3400 http://www.mlagallery.com
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS MOCA 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. MOCA â€“ THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY 152 North Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 621-1745 http://www.moca.org/ Mon., Fri., 11am-5pm; Thurs., 11am-8pm; Sat., Sun., 11am-6pm; Closed Tues.-Wed. MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER 8687 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 289-5223 http://www.moca.org MORONO KIANG GALLERY 218 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 628-8208 http://www.moronokiang.com Weds.-Sat., 12-6pm MORYORK GALLERY 4959 York Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90042 http://www.claregraham.com/MorYork.html MOSS 8444 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90069 (323) 866-5260 http://www.mossonline.com Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm 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 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 PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS 1649 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 238-7559 http://www.mopa.org Tues.-Sun., 10am-5pm; Thurs. 10am-9pm
ORLANDO GALLERY 18376 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA 91356 (818) 705-5368 http://artscenecal.com/Orlando.html Tues.-Sat., 9:30am-3pm
MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE 9786 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035 (310) 553-8403 http://www.museumoftolerance.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
NEW STONE AGE 8407 W. 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90048 (213) 658-5969 Mon.-Sat., 11am-6pm, Sun., 12-5pm NICHE.LA 453 S. Spring St., #443 Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 247-0002 http://www.niche.la NOHO GALLERY LA 5108 Landershim Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91601 (818) 761-7784 http://www.nohogalleryla.com Thurs.-Sat., 2-8pm; Sun., 1-6pm NORTON SIMON MUSEUM 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 449-6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org Weds.-Mon., 12-6pm; Fri., 12-9pm OCMA, ORANGE LOUNGE AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA 3333 Bear St., South Coast Plaza Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 662-3366 Mon.-Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat., 10am-7pm; Sun., 11:30am-6:30pm OFF-ROSE, THE SECRET 841 Flower Ave. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 664-8977 Sat., 1-5pm; & by appt. OPUS GALLERY 2824 Sepulveda Blvd Torrance, CA 90505 (310) 891-2000 http://www.opusgallery.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
OVERDUIN AND KITE 6693 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90020 (323) 464-3600 http://www.overduinandkite.com OVERTONES GALLERY 12703 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066 (310) 915-0346 http://www.overtonesgallery.com Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm and by appointment OVERTONES is a contemporary Los Angeles art gallery whose focus is supporting emerging artists, as well as showcasing work of established artists to infuse and inspire the coming generations. We believe in beauty and social action and think the two are inextricably connected and necessary in life. OVERTONES gallery is committed to searching outside the confines of established art structures and presenting work that has the potential to engage a wide range of audiences. 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 PALOMAR COLLEGE, BOEHM GALLERY 1140 West Mission Rd. San Marcos, CA 92069 (760) 744-1150 Tues., 10am-4pm; Weds., Thurs., 10am-7pm; Fri., Sat., 10am-2pm 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 FA B R I K
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS PAPILLON GALLERY 462 N. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 289-1887 http://www.papillongallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm; & by app't. 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 PATRICIA CORREIA GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building E-2 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 264-1760 http://www.correiagallery.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; & by app't. PATRICIA FAURE GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-7 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 449-1479 http://www.patriciafauregallery.com PATRICK PAINTER, INC. 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 264-5988 http://www.patrickpainter.com PAUL KOPEIKIN GALLERY 6150 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 937-0765 http://www.paulkopeikingallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm; & by app't PERES PROJECTS 969 Chung King Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 617-1100 http://www.peres-projects.com
PITZER CAMPUS GALLERIES 1050 North Mills Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 607-3143 http://www.pitzer.edu/artgalleries
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
PLATT GALLERY 15600 Mulholland Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90077 (310) 476-9777 Sun.-Thurs., 10am-4pm; Fri., 10am-2pm
RIVERSIDE ART MUSEUM 3425 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 684-7111 http://www.riversideartmuseum.org Mon.-Sat., 10am-4pm; Thurs., 10am-9pm
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 POUNDER-KONE ART SPACE 3407 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039 (323) 913-2247 http://www.cchpkas.com Thurs.-Sun. 1-7pm PROJECT: GALLERY LA 8545 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 558-0200 http://www.projectgalleryla.com Weds.-Sat., 11am-6pm RAID PROJECTS GALLERY 602 Moulton St. Los Angeles, CA 90031 (323) 441-9593 http://www.raidprojects.com Sat., Sun., 12-5pm; & by app't. RED DOT GALLERY 500 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 817-6002 http://www.weeneez.com REGEN PROJECTS 629 N. Almont Dr Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 276-5424 http://www.regenprojects.com
PETER FETTERMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS OF ART 2525 Michigan Ave., Building A-7 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-6463 http://www.peterfetterman.com
RICHARD HELLER GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-5 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-9191 http://www.richardhellergallery.com
PHARMAKA 101 W. Fifth St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 (323) 954-8499 http://www.pharmaka-art.org
RICHARD TELLES FINE ART 7380 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 965-5578 http://www.tellesfineart.com
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RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 4800 Magnolia Ave Riverside, CA 92506 (951) 222-8358 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 ROBERTS & TILTON GALLERY 6150 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 549-0223 http://www.robertsandtilton.com ROSAMUND FELSEN GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 828-8488 http://www.rosamundfelsen.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm ROSE GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building G-5 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 264-8440 http://www.rosegallery.net 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 S B LONDON 3740 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 (323) 668-0734 http://www.sblondon.com S B LONDON is a showroom of industrial art, showcasing works which inform, inspire, and relieve. TECHNOcraft Objects are works which are made with industrial materials and/or methods. These works make a practice of finding the commonalities between seemingly disparate elements, thereby revealing delicate narratives. Subtly stirring, the fragile balance between opposites and the relationships that exist between them, us, and each other is questioned and illustrated.
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS SAM FRANCIS GALLERY 1714 21st St Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-7391 Mon.-Fri., 1-3pm; & by app't. SAM LEE GALLERY 990 N. Hill St., #190 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 227-0275 http://www.samleegallery.com Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm SANDRONI REY GALLERY 2762 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 280-0111 http://www.sandronirey.com SANTA FE ART COLONY 2401 S. Santa Fe Ave Los Angeles, CA 90058 (213) 587-6381 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 SANTA MONICA COLLEGE – PETE AND 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 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 586-6488 http://www.smmoa.org Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm SCA PROJECT GALLERY 281 So. Thomas St., Unit 104 Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 620-5481 http://www.scagallery.com Thurs.-Sat., 12-4pm SCALO/GUYE GALLERY 302 N. Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90048 (310) 358-9396 http://www.scaloguye.com Mon.-Sat., 11am-7pm The gallery exhibits mid-century to contemporary photography with an eye on global creative trends. Opened in April 2006, SCALO|GUYE gallery has already hosted exhibitions for notable photographers, such as Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, David Armstrong, Annelies Strba,
Olaf Breuning, Elinor Carucci, Seydou Ke√Øta, Stefanie Schneider, and Jock Sturges. SCHOMBURG GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave. 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 SCRIBBLE THEORY 210 N. Bush St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 542-5928 http://www.scribbletheory.com SEA AND SPACE EXPLORATIONS 4755 York Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 445-4015 http://www.seaandspace.org SEE LINE GALLERY 1812 Berkeley St. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-1727 http://www.seelinegallery.com Weds.-Sat., 11am-6pm; & by app't. SELF-HELP GRAPHICS & ART INC. GALERIA OTRA VEZ 3802 Avenida Cesar Chavez Los Angeles, CA 90063 (323) 881-6444 http://www.selfhelpgraphics.com Tues.-Sat., 9am-5pm 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 SHOTGUN 2121 N. San Fernando Rd., #11 Los Angeles, CA 90065 http://www.shotgunspace.com
SIDE STREET PROJECTS 145 N. Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 577-7774 http://www.sidestreet.org SILK ROADS DESIGN GALLERY 145 N. La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 (310) 857-5588, http://www.silkroadsgallery.com Mon.-Sun., 11am-5pm SISTER 437 Gin Ling Way. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 628-7000 http://www.sisterla.com SIXSPACE 5803 W. Washigton Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 (323) 932-6200 http://www.sixspace.com SIXTEEN:ONE 2116-B Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 450-4394 http://www.16to1.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 SKYLARK FINE ART GALLERY 8576-A Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 657-0324 http://www.skylarkfineartgallery.com SOHO GALLERY 300 A. So. Thomas St Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 469-1599 Thurs.-Sun., 11am-4pm; second Sats., 11am-10pm SOLWAY JONES 5377 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 937-7354 http://www.solwayjonesgallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm SPARC ART GALLERY 685 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 822-9560 http://www.sparcmurals.org Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm (closed at noon-1pm FA B R I K
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS SPONTO GALLERY 7 Dudley Ave. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 399-2078 STEPHEN COHEN GALLERY 7358 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 937-5525 http://www.stephencohengallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm
FABRIK RECOMMENDED Much loved as a teacher in Los Angeles and much respected around the country for his mildly experimental, intensely affecting pictures, Todd Walker masterfully exploited the solarization process to give his images - primarily of human figures - a dreamy other-worldliness. The luminous fog of the process unmoors the figures from any specific context, allowing them to float like ghosts or heavenly bodies through obscured infinitudes. These and works in other techniques comprise a show (ending Feb. 21) designed to rescue Walker from the obscurity into which his reputation has sunk since his death in 1998. STG (STEVE TURNER CONTEMPORARY) 6026 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (310) 271-3721 http://www.steveturnergallery.com SULKIN/SECANT GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building T-6 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-8411 http://www.sulkinsecantgallery.com SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS 5795 W. Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 (323) 933-2117 http://www.vielmetter.com SYLVIA WHITE GALLERY 1783 East Main Street Ventura, CA 93001 (310) 452-4000 http://www.artadvice.com TAG, THE ARTISTS' GALLERY 2903 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-9556 http://www.TAGtheArtistsGallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm TASENDE GALLERY 8808 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 276-8686 http://www.artnet.com Tues.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 11am-5pm; Closed for Holidays Dec.21-Jan. 1. 64
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TAYLOR DE CORDOBA 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 559-9156 http://www.taylordecordoba.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. THE ACORN GALLERY 135 N. Avenue 50 Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 850-8655 THE BALMORAL 1522 Abbot Kinney Venice, CA 90291 (310) 392-3635 http://www.gallerybalmoral.com THE BREWERY 2100 N. Main St. at Avenue 21 Los Angeles, CA 90031 http://www.breweryart.com THE CLAYHOUSE 2909 Santa Monica Blvd. (near Yale St.) Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 828-7071 THE CONFERENCE ROOM 325 S. Robertson Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (310) 598-6367 http://www.theconfroom.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-7pm THE DRAWING CLUB 3235 San Fernando Rd., #2C Los Angeles, CA 90065 (626) 303-2556 http://www.thedrawingclub.com Thurs. 7-10pm; & by app't. 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
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 HIVE GALLERY 729 S. Sping St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 955-9051 THE LOFT 401 S. Mesa, San Pedro, CA 90731 (310) 831-5757 http://www.the-loft.net First Thursday Artwalk, 6-9pm; and by app't. THE PERFECT EXPOSURE GALLERY 3513 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90020 (213) 381-1137 http://theperfectexposure.com THE WHOLE 9 GALLERY 6101 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 836-4600 http://www.thewhole9.com THINKSPACE GALLERY 4210 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 913-3375 http://www.thinkspacegallery.com Thurs.-Sun., 1-6pm TINLARK GALLERY 6671 Sunset Blvd., #1512 Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 463-0039 http://www.tinlark.com TOBEY C. MOSS GALLERY 7321 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 933-5523 http://www.tobeycmossgallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm, For the discriminating Private or Corporate Collector: Unique and Fine Original Prints, Drawings, Watercolors, Paintings; Focus on 1930s-2000 California art and artists. Jpegs are available to illustrate or make an appointment for a Viewing, with or without the Client.
t FABRIK RECOMMENDED Leonard Edomndson and Emerson Woelffer are described in the press material as “Two Pillars of the Los Angeles Art Community,” and it should be stressed that they were pillars - especially of
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS abstraction - at a time when the local art world was small, private, and neglected by the larger public except as an object of mild ridicule. Works on paper, especially prints, by both artists comprise the survey here (on view through March 27), contrasting Edmondson's post-cubist intricacies with the bold abstract expressionism of Woelffer. TOPANGA CANYON GALLERY 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 109 Topanga, CA 90290 (310) 455-7909 http://www.topangacanyongallery.com Tues.-Sun., 10am-6pm 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
t FABRIK RECOMMENDED The latest shows at this unpredictable space, running through Feb. 21, bring together the veteran Los Angeles painter, printmaking, quiltmaker, collagist and assemblagist Harriet Zeitlin with Margaret and Christine Wertheim, who pursue the artistic representation of scientific concepts as the Institute for Figuring. For more than three decades Zeitlin has addressed humanist concerns by exploiting a wide range of media, while the Wertheim twins - one an artist, one a scientist - have been collaborating for barely four years. But in inspiring a far-flung network of collaborators to help with their Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, a knitted conceptual representation of the ecologically stressed Great Barrier Reef in northeastern Australia, the Wertheims continue Zeitlin's level of social commitment and dedication.
TRACY PARK GALLERY 1431 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 260-9954 http://www.tracyparkgallery.com TRIGG ISON FINE ART 511 N. Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 274-8047 http://www.triggison.com TROPICO DE NOPAL GALLERY ART SPACE 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 VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754 (323) 265-8841 http://elac.edu/collegeservices/vincentprice/ index.htm 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 WATTS TOWERS ART CENTER NOAH SYLVESTER PURIFOY GALLERY 1727 E. 107th St
Los Angeles, CA 90002 (213) 847-4646 Weds.-Sun., 10am-4pm WESTERN PROJECT 3830 Main St., Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 838-0609 http://western-project.com WHITTIER MUSEUM 6755 Newlin Ave Whittier, CA 90601 (310) 945-3871 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 WILLIAM GRANT STILL COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER 2520 West View St Los Angeles, CA 90016 (213) 734-1164 Daily 12-5pm WILLIAM TURNER GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-0909 http://www.williamturnergallery.com Mon.-Sat.,11am-6pm XIEM CLAY CENTER AND GALLERY 1563 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91104 (626) 794-5833 http://www.xiemclaycenter.com XIT GALLERY AT AIU LA 12655 W. Jefferson Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90066 (310) 302-2613 Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm YOUNG ART GALLERY 747 N. Avenue 50 Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 344-1322 http://www.youngartgallery.com
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This issue of Fabrik includes: an interview with renowned Los Angeles-based architect Kenneth David Lee, a feature on the International Art...