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ISSUE No. 5 APRIL 2009

APRIL 2009

LA GETS STARCKED! SOIREE AT THE SLS DESIGN CRITIC: THE KRESS INTERVIEW WITH RUTH WEISBERG PLUS…THE LA ART GALLERY, MUSEUM AND FASHION DIRECTORIES + EVENTS CALENDAR


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APARNA BAKHLE-ELLIS

Publisher Chris Davies

Managing Editor Aparna Bakhle-Ellis

Bollywood born and bred Aparna Bakhle-Ellis studied film at Emerson College in Boston before checking into Hotel California. A writer enthralled by the consonance and dissonance of being specifically in Los Angeles, she is also Fabrik’s managing editor. Her interests include modern art, l’écriture féminine and conscious parenting.

Creative Director Chris Davies

PETER FRANK

Associate Editor Peter Frank

Art Direction & Design Shout Design Group Paul Soady Contributing Writers Aparna Bakhle-Ellis Peter Frank Anna Meliksetian Lanee Neil Oliver O. Ashley Tibbits Fashion Editor Anyes Galleani

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.

ASHLEY TIBBITS Ashley Tibbits, a Los Angeles based-writer, has a pulsating interest in visual art that has led her to forays in criticism, curating, and creating the stuff.

OLIVER O. Contributing Photographers Ted VanCleave Account Executive Renee Smith Production Associate Sascha Escandon

Oliver O. came from rural Colorado and couldn’t wait to trade the provincial life for the adventure of fast-paced Los Angeles. His biggest passions are designing with flair and sophistication, eating at new restaurants, and sharing his not always politically correct opinions on everything to anyone who will listen.

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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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INFORMATION Fabrik is published bi-monthly by Fabrik Magazine, Inc., 269 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 1234, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Contents cannot be reproduced in part or in full without the written permission of the copyright holder. The opinions expressed are those of the artists and writers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Fabrik Magazine, Inc. Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved. PRINTED IN LOS ANGELES

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ISSUE No. 5 APRIL 2009

LA GETS STARCKED! SOIREE AT THE SLS DESIGN CRITIC: THE KRESS INTERVIEW WITH RUTH WEISBERG PLUS…THE LA ART GALLERY, MUSEUM AND FASHION DIRECTORIES + EVENTS CALENDAR

Philippe Starck. Image courtesy Starck Network. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Mondino


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CONTENTS 6

Iconoclast: LA Gets Starcked! A Tête à Tête with Philippe Starck

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Spotlight: Starck's Latest Soiree: SLS Hotel

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Interview: An Interview with Artist Ruth Weisberg

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Artful Affairs: Street Smarts — LA’s New Image Gallery

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On the Map: LA Designers Who Influence the World

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Spring Fling: Fashion by Los Angeles Designers

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Hot & Cool LA: Culver City

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Design Critic: Design Divo Cuts Deep then Goes Soft for the Kress

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Los Angeles Art Events Calendar

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Los Angeles Fashion Guide

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Los Angeles Art & Design Directory

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Art About Town: Peter Frank’s Exhibit Highlights

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Artist and Gallery Showcases


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WORDS LANEE NEIL IMAGES STARCK NETWORK

LA GETS STARCKED! A TÊTE À TÊTE WITH PHILIPPE STARCK

EASTWEST STUDIO © STARCK NETWORK


I N D I S P U TA B LY T H E M O S T FA M E D D E S I G N E R O F O U R T I M E , FRENCH BORN PHILIPPE STARCK RECENTLY DECLARED, “DESIGN IS DEAD.” PERHAPS HIS ERA OF DESIGNING TOOTHBRUSHES, JUICERS AND THOUSAND-DOLLAR LOUIS CHAIRS IS NO LONGER BUT STARCK DESIGN IS DEFINITELY NOT EXTINCT. RATHER, IT IS EXPLODING TO A HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS. STARCK IS TO LOS ANGELES MUCH AS MICHELANGELO WAS TO FLORENCE, ITALY: A MAN WHO SHAPED A CITY'S ARTISTIC HEARTBEAT. WIT AND HUMOR IS DE RIGUEUR TO EXPERIENCE THE FULL IMPACT OF HIS LATEST EVOLUTION. HE IS THE GRAND MASTER OF CEREMONIES OF SORTS AT THE SLS HOTEL ON LA CIENEGA WHERE HE ORCHESTRATES AN ETHEREAL EXPERIENCE FOR GUESTS. THE MAIN ENTRANCE IS A FANTASTICAL WORLD OF A MODERN DAY MAGIC CASTLE COMPLETE WITH FORTUNE-TELLERS AND LIQUID NITROGEN COCKTAILS. AND IT'S NO COINCIDENCE THAT SLS' RESTAURANT, THE BAZAAR, FEATURES LEGENDARY CHEF JOSE ANDRES' CIRQUE-DU-SOLEIL-FOR-THE-TASTE-BUDS CUISINE, WHICH SYNERGISTICALLY ENHANCES THE ESSENCE OF PLAY. FRIVOLITY AND SPARKLES (A FAVORITE ADJECTIVE OF STARCK) IS NOT WHERE THIS POWER PLANT OF CREATIVE ENERGY STOPS. WIELDING HIS INFLUENTIAL DESIGN SWORD FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND IN A WHITE KNIGHT PERSONA WITH HIS DEMOCRATIC DESIGN AND ECOLOGY LINE IS WHAT REALLY SEEMS TO MOVE HIM FOR THE MOMENT. WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT ORGANIC CHAMPAGNE AND ENERGY EFFICIENT DEVICES THAT LOOK AS SLEEK AS A MOCA EXHIBIT? »


Fabrik gets a rare peek into the mind, humor and nuances of Philippe Starck as we query him about Los Angeles, his impact on its landscape and what inspires him. Fabrik: Through your numerous iconic contributions over the years to this city's nightlife, restaurants and luxury hotels, you continue to play an integral role in how people experience contemporary Los Angeles. What makes Los Angeles such a compelling subject or arena for your work? PS: I love to work in LA. I've been working for the past few years with Sam Nazarian. He is young, smart, fast, a real visionnaire; he is rigorous, courageous, honest and full of energy. Sam, thanks to his numerous qualities, is the utmost essence of LA, of its inhabitants, of its amazing energy. That is the reason why, all the projects we are developing, are vitally linked to Sam Nazarian and vitally linked to LA. Fabrik: The SLS Hotel really seems to capture the spirit of Los Angeles in its eclectic and playful energy. What was your overall inspiration or influence for the design of the SLS Hotel? PS: The challenge with SLS was to reinvent hospitality rules that we already explored 20 years ago and adding new values related to the elegance of intelligence, to the beauty of humanity, the poetry of quality, and all that in consistency with today's great priorities. I have never been interested by design nor architecture. What inspires me is the result of what I do on my friends, on the cultural tribe who will go or use my products. Therefore, I always had in mind our client friends and I wanted them to experience, to feel, to become more sparkling, to be touched by fertile surprises. Fabrik: Unless you didn't sleep, how could you possibly orchestrate every design detail in the SLS hotel (i.e, even the knickknacks on the shelves in the Picasso inspired patio)? PS: I have this disease called creativity. Funny enough, I create a lot lying in my bed. I have concepts that have been sleeping for months, even years, and then, when I am ready I am like a printer. I draw everything myself, I have been working with the same pen and tracing paper (especially made for me so that is resist to change of humidity) for the past 30 years. Then of course, I have a formula team in my agency and also the SBE team was absolutely fantastic. Fabrik: What area or areas of the SLS hotel are you most proud of or connected to? PS: I love the entire concept but I cannot hide a peculiar tenderness for the Bazaar that is a real bucket of boiling energy. It is a real village center within the city, within the hotel. People will know that whatever the time, there shall always be something going on there. I love the conversations between the health bar and the tapas bar, between the cocktail bar and the pastry area, then the journey in the Moss space ‌ It is real fantasy. We have succeeded in creating a real experience, a real destination. Fabrik: Does music influence your sensibility? If yes, what do you enjoy listening to while working? 8

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PS: Music and Sound is very important to me, it is vital. I listen to music while I'm planning out my designs and I feel that my inspiration comes from the quality of the artist's music I listen to. There is quality in everything as there is shit in everything. I listen from Brian Eno, Philipp Glass, Laurie Anderson to Gustavo Santaolalla, Jose Gonzales and Placebo for example. Fabrik: Where do you most enjoy eating in L.A.? PS: I am king of room service (I stay with my wife at SLS). Of course, I LOVE the Bazaar by Jose Andres, it is real and elegant food. I also often go a great thai restaurant, Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine (18763 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu). Fabrik: When and how did you begin to realize yourself as not just a designer but also an inventor of new materials and design technology? How do you envision evolving post-materialism? PS: I never saw myself as a designer nor as an architect nor an interior designer. I see myself as a maid who tries to clean my friends' life, to make it a little more sparkling, happier, easier. Also, I have always worked like a movie director, keeping in mind scenario more than sceneries. And last but not least, I must have inherited some creative genes from my father, André Starck, who was an aircraft engineer. I was raised with the idea that one of the only respectable jobs was within creativity, as one exploits no one, everything comes from one's brain. I've always respected the elegance of engineering and that is the reason why we work very well with developers and engineers. Fabrik: What trait do you most deplore in yourself as a designer?

ATILLA BY STARCK

PS: I am a dreamer, an utopist. It is an advantage but also can be a shortcoming. Fabrik: Your commitment to create better environments has led to constant innovation. Given the considerable discussion around sustainability and eco-design in these times, can you share more about your vision for the products you are creating for your “Democratic Ecology” line? PS: I am seldom proud of myself, but if there is one thing I believe I am proud of, it is what I have developed for 30 years now: democratic design. From the early days, I have always fought to give the best to the maximum number of people. I am proud to have been able to take 2 zeros off the price of a “design” chair in 20 years. This completely changes the concept of the object. I also love my Good Goods Catalogue I created 13 years ago, “the catalogue of non products for the non consumers of the next moral market”, and also the brand of organic food I created, OAO. It is a real service to give good and healthy rice and champagne to your friends. But now, the battle of democratic design is won, so I entered a new fight: democratic ecology. That is to develop affordable, easy to use, easy to find, easy to install products that produce energy with wind, sun and hydrogen. In Milan, we have presented the personal windmill that shall be available in a few months on the shelves. We are working also on solar and hydrogen boats... FA B R I K

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Fabrik: What aspect do you revere most in design? PS: I revere spirit, brain and flesh. Never objects. Fabrik: What design faux pas do you despise the most? PS: The only design faux pas is the total look; it is to live in an interior designer's brain because it is supposed to be chic. The best attitude is freedom. As far as design in general is concerned, design suffers the double problem of being confused by the media with trendy art and with trendy fashion. Design must come back and remain on its assets of using vision, high technology, engineering and politics to help people have the right evolution. Fabrik: If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? PS: A mathematical equation. Fabrik: From watching your speech at the 2008 TED Conference, humor is clearly very central to whom you are... What or who makes you laugh? PS: Humor is vital to me; it is the symptom of human intelligence. Most of my creations have a double language and one part of it is humor. For example when I designed the Attila Dwarf, that was a big laugh in the middle of the very chic design trend of what people called minimalism. I seldom laugh; but I must confess that someone bumping into a window or falling just like that makes me laugh to tears. Fabrik: What other upcoming projects do you have scheduled in Los Angeles? PS: I have just finished work on the new EastWest Studios in LA (formerly the historic Cello Studios). And very shortly, with Sam Nazarian's SBE Group, we will be opening another Los MAP OF LA’S ‘STARCK’-DOM: Angeles Katsuya, downtown. 1983 Mar Vista Pre-Fab House Fabrik: What is your idea of perfect happiness? PS: Perfect happiness happens when you have no idea of what that can be and so it happens by surprise. Fabrik: What is your most precious possession - design or otherwise? PS: To always be somewhere else.

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STORY LINKS:

www.philippestarck.com www.slshotel.com www.ted.com

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18 apartment buildings in LA Mondrian Hotel Asia De Cuba Restaurant Taschen Store Katsuya Brentwood Katsuya Hollywood S Bar Katsuya Glendale SLS Beverly Hills Hotel Michael Mina XIV EastWest Studios (formerly Cello Studios) The Independent Spirit Awards Installation Katsuya Downtown


Sam Nazarian’s newest Los Angeles venture, the SLS Hotel (which stands for Style Luxury Service), is the first hotel where Philippe Starck’s design is omnipresent in every detail. The Bazaar, the public open space lobby, offers shopping in the Moss gift shop, dining at Jose Andres’ four-star restaurant, socializing with friends in Bar Centro or enjoying tea and macaroons at the Patisserie. Hotel guests get special privileges such as a private entrance, the Tres restaurant, and access to the best views of LA on the stunning roof top pool deck. Guest rooms feature faux mink blankets, a hidden plasma TV, ‘rainfall’ showers and Starck leather lounge chairs. Fabrik Magazine gives you a first hand glimpse into the whimsical, eclectic playground of SLS Hotel, which quintessentially captures the entertainment-centric pulse of the city it resides in.

STARCK'S LATEST SOIREE: SLS HOTEL SLS POOLDECK AT NIGHT


SLS POOLDECK


SLS BAZAAR BLANCA TERRACE


SLS BAZAAR PATISSERIE

SLS PRIVATE GUEST LOBBY WHITEROOM


SLS BAZAAR BLANCA

SLS BAZAAR BLANCA CHEFS


INTERVIEW WORDS ANNA MELIKSETIAN AND PETER FRANK IMAGES COURTESY OF JACK RUTBERG FINE ARTS AND THE NORTON SIMON MUSEUM

AN INTERVIEW WITH

Ruth Weisberg Fabrik in dialogue with Ruth Weisberg, artist, historian, pedagogue, and Dean of USC’s Gayle Garner Roski School of Fine Arts at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, February 15, 2009, during the run of her Norton Simon exhibitions “Guido Cagnacci and the Resonant Image” and “Ruth Weisberg: Selected Works” at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles. “I think the thing that… is part of my permanent mental furniture is that I am so interested in emulation. A few years back I wrote the first chapter of The Ancient Art of Emulation, a book mostly about classical art and the debate over the question of how imitative Roman art really was of Greek… I discussed two things in a lot of depth. One is the idea that for whatever reason, people in the 20th century, and now in the 21st, have needed an ironic distance from the past, and how that has been enforced in various ways in the art world, this privileging of originality. I talk about the fact that emulation has a very honorable tradition and a whole vocabulary that we've lost. The Roman emulatio doesn't quite mean what it means in English when we say “emulation”… In general, we tend to see the past so much through the lens of our own vocabulary and concepts that we sometimes miss something really important that was there that we literally don't see. Part of my chapter is a defense of emulation and doing art that stands on the shoulders of giants, and part of it is a discussion of how much the present colors our view of the past. So I simply came into doing this exhibition with those two or three or four very strong preoccupations.” — Ruth Weisberg 22

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LA CITTA IDEALE, 2008 • OIL AND MIXED MEDIA PAINTING ON CANVAS • 48 X 64 INCHES COURTESY OF RUTH WEISBERG // NORTON SIMON MUSEUM

Fabrik’s Anna Meliksetian (AM): You use the word emulation. How is this different from appropriation? How do you define it? RW: Appropriation means you're borrowing something, you're draining it of meaning…you're leveling it. It's some of the contemporary work I most dislike, frankly. Emulation wasn't imitation, ever. It was inspiration. You looked at other artists. You weren't supposed to copy them. Copying was a discipline for students. That was fine but then you were supposed to go beyond in some way. So emulation didn't tend to privilege originality over everything. Your originality came out of being deeply rooted and deeply knowledgeable. Fabrik’s Peter Frank (PF): How much of emulation is dependent on the audience's recognition of your sources? Appropriation depends entirely on that. RW: It's a good question. And I think often my sources are lost. But it still has to work. What makes me do something is not always what the viewers are going to take away from it. What's my motivating force? They're going to feel the force but not necessarily my specific motive. I think art historians looking at my work sometime in the future will be able to reconstruct a lot of the sources. Yet I do think it works without knowing the original. » FA B R I K

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THE BLESSING, 2008 • OIL AND MIXED MEDIA PAINTING ON CANVAS • 80 X 96 INCHES COURTESY OF RUTH WEISBERG // NORTON SIMON MUSEUM

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Fabrik’s PF: If the show is understood in that context, it almost seems to be an exercise in education about the past. RW: Right, it's a way of revitalizing the museum's collection, getting people to re-see it. But I hope that the artwork itself is of enough concentrated power to stand on its own. Fabrik’s PF: There's more and more of this bringing living artists into the historical museum… the Jim Dine show at the Getty Villa, for instance. I worry that the artists worry, as you seem not to have, that they can maintain a sufficient distance from the source. RW: You know, what is sad for the artist is both the distance and the non-distance. In other words, where do the distances dissolve? But it's miraculous… to feel in such communication… Everything that I do is based on a certain amount of study. In other words, I re-examine historical subject matter, biblical subject matter. Fabrik’s AM: How much is the Baroque an influence? RW: The sense of captured emotion, the sense of narrative… the Carracci in particular, were really searching for something that they called carne vive – “living flesh,” as opposed to statuine, the “little statues” of Mannerism. They had a lot of respect for some of their predecessors and a lot of scorn for others. The Italians did not hold back… Late Mannerism was full of those “little statues,” very polished, and the Baroque painters wanted something alive and vibrant. Fabrik’s AM: Wasn't the Baroque a way of seducing viewers back into the Catholic faith? RW: I don't think that was the artists' motivation so much. It was the Catholic Church's. The artists knew they had a moralizing subject manner. The Church in its wisdom decided not to be iconoclastic, to embrace art as a tool. They didn't really care about the style. But you have artists, for instance Guido Reni, who wanted to do nudes, and he found a way. He found subject matter that allowed him over and over again to strip women down to the waist…whether it was Cleopatra or Mary Magdalene, over and over and over. He found a way to use the Church's proscription to his advantage. He was working for the Church at times, but he was mostly a court painter and he did a lot of portraits. He uses the same model very often; you'll see in the painting, it's almost like animation. There is a Cleopatra where you see the same woman four times, for God's sake, in the background. It's almost like stop motion. I am also fascinated by that idea of trading personae, again re-enacting, depicting multiple moments. All those things are delicious. Fabrik’s AM: So even in this body of work, it looks like the same person in one image. It's a reflection of another aspect of what they're thinking or who they are or what they're feeling. 26

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Fabrik’s PF: It's more than a re-enacting, it's sort of a re-inhabiting of the subject and the approach to it. RW: Yes, although there are refusals. I am not interested in “sin.” I can take sin out or I can stick him in only as a figure to be re-enacting his role. It's not like I am afraid to disagree with the original. I find the differences as interesting as the similarities, but it's… done with more respect. Fabrik’s AM: It's not irreverent in any way. It's more taking the subject and reworking it and exploring it. It's saying, why can't I create my own meaning? RW: It's commentary. You get to elaborate. Fabrik’s AM: But from a very personal perspective. Well, you are inserting yourself in there somewhere. RW: It's cultural. Sometimes it's Feminist, sometimes it's Jewish, sometimes it's even Angelena. FA B R I K

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Fabrik’s AM: But that is all personal. It makes it more interesting. RW: In the painting at Rutberg, called Time and Time Again,… there is that serene Titian, and I darken it and then I interrupt it with those dancers who are certainly 20th century, but they float a little in terms of, are they from the '20's, the 30's, the 50's, the '80's, the present? I don't show their faces in that particular painting because I really want that sense of mystery and projection. I want everybody to be them to some extent. You too can enter the painting, the art-historical space. Fabrik’s PF: The theatre of the painting starts to become participatory… Are there particular models of practice for doing similar things, that is, artists who you look to as forbears? RW: Years ago R. B. Kitaj gave a lecture at LACMA where he pronounced his lineage, artist after artist, which I found thrilling. He was a person who really shared a lot of my feelings about these things and his lineage is very similar to mine. It's a very overlapping list: Greek and Roman art… I need a certain amount of timeless depiction of the figure. So, Masaccio is very important to me, and then da Vinci because of the ephemerality, the sfumato. Well, a lot of Renaissance artists. Fabrik’s PF: In purely technical terms this seems to be a hallmark of your style, the visibility of almost every source. Fabrik’s AM: And that's what I was initially drawn to when I was walking through your gallery show. Besides all the narrative and mythology, I was just mesmerized by the abstract quality of the texture and the paint. It's not just, oh it's beautiful to look at, but it also puts you into a context. RW: We're part of a material world and these other images are ephemeral. I can make them come but they might disappear again. I always want to let you know that I know in my heart of hearts that it's not real, but the canvas is real. For a long time I resisted the fact that I am very influenced by the Abstract Expressionists because I had all this nonsense in my head: if you're Abstract Expressionist, you can't do this, you can't do that, you can't have subject matter, you can't have narrative, but I knew these were things I wanted. What I didn't realize is how much I was carrying over from my student days in the '60's. Donald Kuspit is one of the people who wrote about my use of those kinds of surfaces and insisted that that was a major part of what made the paintings work. Fabrik’s PF: Also what made the paintings yours. RW: When I compare myself to other figurative painters like Jon Swihart or Randall Lavender, they're much more finished. They're not acknowledging nearly as much the actual painting of the painting as I am. So I don't quite fit with them. I see some commonalities, but... 28

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A YEAR PASSES, 1985 • OIL ON UNSTRETCHED CANVAS • 71 X 82 1/2 INCHES COURTESY OF RUTH WEISBERG // JACK RUTBERG FINE ARTS


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Fabrik’s PF: You're more Modernist than they are. You're a process painter, in fact. RW: One other thing is that I really emphasize my interest in drapery and folds, which I think is a constant throughout my work. This also relates very much to my wanting to have this double sense of cloth, the depicted cloth and the cloth of the canvas… My mother's father and his father and his father's father and back generations, were all weavers of talit (prayer shawls)….and they specifically designed collars. At Auschwitz I saw a sparse case with a few talit. I stood in front of that case and I thought, these could have been made by my great grandfathers. And I began to sob. I just totally lost it. It was so moving to me that I had found them. I found a trace of all these people…. It made me more aware of my attachment to cloth. Something that I come by in this more historical way. Fabrik’s PF: Also, your sensibility intersects concept with tangibility. In other words, something there that is imbued with a coded meaning. RW: A historical accumulation of meaning. Fabrik’s AM: I was teaching “The Oath of the Horatii and my students and I were discussing art criticism and how we are constantly taking different angles on the same image. I was thinking about your work and that you are interpreting these 30

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paintings as a visual artist, in the sense that you're looking back at all that and you're getting to interpret without words. Is that what drives you in your work? RW: My own work combines the intellectual, the moral, the human, and the spiritual. All of those things come together. Most people think that when you're spiritual, you leave your intellect behind. No. No, no, no. It's very important to me that paintings work on all those levels. It is part of a commentary about a previous period or a historical period or an artist from another time or a style from another time. Yes, it is all that. But, if I can't make a human connection, it's not worth doing. And that's maybe part of why I put all these people I know in my paintings, because I need an effective entrance into the image. I am not distanced. When other work affects me it's for the same reason: I can admire something very skilled or if it occupies a certain theoretical position, but if it makes the human connection, it moves me. Those Baroque paintings, at the Getty or here, are supposed to elicit an empathetic reaction. If the empathy is not there, no matter how brilliant the idea, it's not going to work. It's not really successful as art.

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The Room of Requirement An installation by Edward Lentsch and Coleman Miller Artist League Studios Minneapolis

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This year has seen the premature deaths of modest but mighty Los Angeles galleries like d.e.n. contemporary, The Lab 101, and Gallery Revisited. Though our current economic crisis has unfortunately seeped into the visual arts, some spaces have been fortunate enough to dodge the bullets. But perhaps it's not just luck that gives these galleries staying power. Located at the nexus of Santa Monica Boulevard and Fairfax in West Hollywood (removed from the gallery meccas of Culver City or the Miracle Mile), rebellious New Image Art celebrates it 15th anniversary in 2009. Ask owner Marsea Goldberg how she has remained a strong player in the game and she'll attribute it to her sincere passion for art. “There's a continuum in the force of art that flows though me,” she explains, “It's my life's work.” New Image Art began from what Goldberg calls “a really innocent place.” As early as 1989, the Connecticut native and University of California Santa Barbara graduate originally had the space as a studio for her textile design. Following a trip to Africa, prominent labels for surf and swim were taken with her day-glo ethnic prints for trunks and bikinis and she was quickly immersed in the surf culture. Marsea had already become enamored of the sport during her time in Santa Barbara and with the aid of her former husband, who MARSEA GOLDBERG

she describes as “a Venice guy who surfed and skated with the Dogtown guys as a kid,” she quickly became a part of that scene. The 1990's were an exciting time to be involved in the skate/surf world, as artists of that community began to develop the DIY street art collective known as the Beautiful Losers. Such artists were of the belief that there should be no divide between graphic artists, filmmakers, commercial artists, and so-called “fine artists.” Goldberg describes, “It used to be taboo to be a commercial artist…but with this generation, all the rules were broken.” Graffiti, record covers, and skate decks all became things worthy of gallery space and artists like Ed Templeton, Mark Gonzales, and Cheryl Dunn were among those to successfully blur 34

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the line from “street artists” to just artists. As a textile designer, Goldberg was also restless to marry the genres. The goal was to not only bring “the street” into the otherwise intimidating world of art, but conversely to make art accessible to all members of the community. It was exactly this belief that shaped the direction of New Image Art. As she casually exhibited friends' work, Goldberg's design studio organically evolved into a gallery. What once was a party spot for Marsea and company quickly turned into something more serious when the public seemed to gravitate to the aesthetic she presented. Because of her connection to the skate/surf genre, the inclusion of artists affiliated with the Beautiful Losers was only natural. In 1998, the relationship was official as urban artist Rich Jacobs curated an exhibition at New Image. “Most of the biggies were in that show,” she shares, “Ed Templeton, Shepherd Fairie, Margaret Kilgallen, Twist, Chris Johanson…there were many of the artists from this movement that showed with me simultaneously and some

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that showed first with us.” And while Goldberg feels that recent coverage of Beautiful Losers via books and films, such as Aaron Rose's recently released documentary “Beautiful Losers,” tends to ignore its' West Coast representatives, she is thankful for the significance the movement had for the future of art and specifically the future of her gallery. “It gave all of us a huge jolt,” Marsea confesses, “…if you were around the scene in LA you remember the fun, crazy early days of New Image when the whole thing was raw and new.” Those aforementioned adjectives are still cornerstones of the scope of work Goldberg selects for her gallery. With the popularity of the urban art movement came a wealth of copycat artists and galleries. Los Angeles is saturated with spaces looking to cash in on the trend but Marsea Goldberg is careful to weed out the followers and wannabes. In looking for work for inclusion at New Image, she aims to find artists capturing the energy and determination of those pioneering street artists, not just biting their old style. To her, originality is a key component. “I'm looking for something manneristic…something that is its own genre,” she elaborates, “It's not about how many cool tattoos you have.” Such a philosophy has led her to be one of the first galleries to show of-the-moment contemporary artists like politically emphatic Shepherd Fairie (of Obama poster fame) and The Date Farmers (Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez), local favorite Kime Buzzelli, indie music phenom Devendra Banhart, and Sean Cassidy. Among the So Cal-based newbies, Goldberg is particularly excited about the work of embroiderer Megan Whitmarsh and San Diego's Kelsey Brookes, whose work she deems “dramatic and humorous, but also very spiritual.” Part of New Image's success can be credited to Goldberg's close relationship to her artists. “If an artist needs to crash on my couch for a month, so be it,” she muses. The gallery owner blames her own background as a struggling artist as the source of her sympathy, “I understand them. I know what it's like to be broke…I've lived on lettuce and spaghetti, too!” Though Goldberg searches the globe for her next artist savant, she has called Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood home for the past 15 years and is content to keep it that way. “I love LA,” she says, “I think people leave me alone here!” Still a surfer girl at heart, she needs her ocean, her Venice Boulevard, her yoga practice. In her own neighborhood, she's also found spots to quench her thirst for great local design like women's boutique Matruska Construction, where each piece is completely original, Junc Gallery at Sunset Junction, and the lively shops along Los Feliz's Vermont Avenue. After such a significant chunk of time in the business of art, Goldberg hasn't lost the mentality of her anti-establishment roots, perhaps what draws people to her exquisitely crowded little gallery. “I like being in the trenches,” Marsea laughs, “…you can quote me on that!”

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LADESIGNERS WHO INFLUENCE THE WORLD WORDS APARNA BAKHLE-ELLIS

As both noun and verb, design is undeniably ubiquitous now. The innovators we glimpse in the following pieces are rich sources of new insights into moving beyond mere form and function towards more experiential design. Such design, concerned with the feelings, perceptions and intuitions of the user’s experience, also draws upon context, the social and environmental phenomenon operative. The world could not be in less dire need of breakthrough thinking if we are to make the radical shift needed to live sustainably again. All the designers that follow already possess the drive, ability and vision to shape this world, which is why those who know the promise and power of exceptionally elegant design, across all disciplines, laud them.

ALEXANDRA BECKET Textile designer Alexandra Becket creates one-of-a-kind prints for the home décor and fashion industries. Her wall hangings, paintings and limited edition home décor accessories have been featured in many Los Angeles showrooms. She has also exhibited her hand-painted dividing screens at Molly Barnes' Gallery in Santa Monica. Recently, she launched a collection inspired by the landscape, architecture and shadows of Los Angeles. As the granddaughter of quintessential L.A. architect Welton Becket, who designed some of the city's most famous landmarks (Capitol Records, the Beverly Hilton, the Pan Pacific Auditorium, the Cinerama Dome), influences of modernism's geometry blended with an organic fluidity are subtle and classy. Her unique and personal designs are in demand by a seemingly inexhaustible amount of high high-end manufacturers, interior decorators, retailers, home décor companies and fashion designers, including Anthropologie, BCBG, Vince, Rozae Nichols, Trina Turk, Pottery Barn, Guess, Bebe, Target, Quiksilver, St. John, Laundry by Shelli Segal and many more. Alexandra Becket, (310) 666-4114, alexandrabecketdesigns.com 38

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SHAWN-IAN BRUCE While running a product design studio that also creates Limited Edition pieces available to galleries, museums and collectors, Shawn-Ian Bruce has attracted international acclaim for his functional and conceptual handcrafted furniture designs. 'PushOver', a stool with six different heights depending on how you turn it over, is composed from one seamless piece of fiberglass. The limited edition Sax Chair transforms the construction of bent sheet metal chairs. One section inserts into the other using angles other than ninety degree bends. Front and back legs join back in on each other for support. Parks Dept. 47-B, a postmodern triumph of technical form and historic style, is his playful interpretation of the classic U.S. Parks Dept. Bench. The long, splinter-ridden lines and informal geometry of its predecessor become a stout smooth Baltic Birch, robust enough to handle a generous girth. Now imagine The United States of Tara reincarnating as a chair and you may experience a commissioned Bruce 'Flip,' seating with multiple personality disorder. By day, a 100 degree incline chair, it chills out at night as 110 degree lounger. With two upright positions as well, this fire engine red injection molded polystyrene, with 90 shore 00 cast rubber feet, is built from materials that last generations. Shawn-Ian Bruce, 650 Moulton Avenue, (323) 988-1169, www.shawnianbruce.com; www.shawnbruce.com

HENNER JAHNS // GECCO VISION German industrial designer and former head of custom furniture design firm dTank, Henner Jahns specializes in creating flagship products that tell compelling stories. Jahns, along with partner James Benton, heads the Arts District-based Gecco Vision. The firm's main focus and strength is designing ergonomic and fitness products, which follow a philosophy they call “living in motion.” Their Swopper®, a stool that mimics the soft bounce of physio balls, is one of the hottest products in the market. There is even a kids version, called the Swoppster®. Designed with their belief that bodies essentially need movement, their products encourage activity and actually benefit the user. Jahns' designs have included everything from a Schick razor to a music kiosk to said ergonomic office chair ($600 retail). His artful high-end office furniture design has been displayed at MOMA NY and won numerous international awards for design excellence, including the prestigious Calibre Award in Los Angeles. Gecco Vision, 912 East 3rd Street, (213) 805-0868, www.gecco-vision.com FA B R I K

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L.A. DESIGNERS WHO INFLUENCE THE WORLD SAMUEL MOYER FURNITURE Sam Moyer's prowess with wood is evident by the absence of screws, nails, and metal in his handmade modern pieces. You can also admire him for infusing his furniture with the raw beauty of conscience as he works primarily with reclaimed and surplus lumber from restoration projects. All the wood he uses has a rich and lengthy history, so it's no wonder that pieces emerge as the result of deep intimacy with the antique timbers he shapes into one-of-a-kind furniture. À La carte new works include the three-legged Joe and Peg Chairs. The middle spindle pierces the steam bent Ash embracing the remaining Black Walnut stems that create the back. Ash legs bond precisely with Cherry seats through wedge mortise and tenon joints. His commissioned sculptures of Slice Tables are improvisations, shaped with the rough-hewn emotion of a chainsaw and really long drill bit. Tripod stools of varying heights are made individually unique by entirely salvaged woods such as Black Locust, Spalted Maple, Reclaimed Red Oak and Teak, among others. With such triumphs of craftsmanship and engineering, relish the invitation to treasure the prior lives of this master craftsman's asymmetrical, imperfect and unique woodwork while appreciating what they have become. Sam Moyer, 533 S. Los Angeles St., (213) 784-2003, www.samuelmoyerfurniture.com

COMMUNE This free-thinking creative agency, run collectively by partners Pamela Shamshiri, Ramin Shamshiri, Roman Alonso, and Steven Johanknecht, directs its creativity towards enhancing life through design. Commune approaches clients' needs from many angles to arrive at holistic solutions. Noted for thinking unconventionally and being highly collaborative, Commune customizes commercial spaces, retail environments, restaurants, residences, packaging, and everything else that has to do with a company's identity. For most projects, this collective generously enlists its talented network of outside expertise, which comprises of art directors, film editors, photographers, lighting designers, graphic designers, artisans and at times, taxidermists. Quiksilver, the Standard Hotels, the ultra-deluxe sex shop Kiki de Montparnesse, Juicy Couture worldwide, Stila Cosmetics, Oliver Peoples in Malibu, Hollywood Trading Company and Heath Los Angeles are just some of the environments/brands they advise, guide and design. Commune, 650 North Robertson Boulevard, (310) 855-9080, www.communedesign.com 40

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ADAM SILVERMAN // ATWATER POTTERY The man at the wheel of Atwater Pottery studied architecture, art and design at RISD before heading west. After a short stint as an architect, he co-founded Xlarge. The ultra-trendy streetwear company blends skateboarding, hiphop, art culture and was mentored by Beastie Boys' Mike D. in its early days. After twenty-five years of making pots for friends and family, he became a professional potter in 2003 and is now the Studio Director of Heath Ceramics. Silverman's earthy, hand-thrown pots are sublime. Thick with texture and bubbling lava like glazes, irregularly shaped, pocked and nubby, they epitomize the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi. Stating “beauty is not enough,” he seeks out exotic glazes and kilns. While his craft is based on ancient pottery techniques, Silverman's primitive yet modern vessels essentially humanize contemporary design. His contemplative ceramics, replete with ashy residue and scars, are commissioned by collectors and design stores, exhibited at galleries, and through Heath, full lines of dishes as well as custom pieces are available for restaurants and hotels. From March 22nd to July 5th at MOCA Pacific Design Center, you can view Boolean Valley, the collaborative project between Silverman and architect Nader Tehrani. This site-specific room-sized installation is comprised of 400 cut, clay objects glazed in a colorful compound of cobalt, silicon, and carbide. Together, these elements form a topographical sculptural landscape derived from the principle of Boolean Logic, which defines where objects intersect. Atwater Pottery, 3609 Edenhurst Avenue, (323) 666-3963, www.atwaterpottery.com // Heath Ceramics Los Angeles, 7525 Beverly Boulevard, (323) 965-0800, www.heathceramics.com

GEOFF McFETRIDGE As founder of design studio Champion Graphics, 'visual auteur' Geoff McFetridge's award-winning designs have appeared on magazines, posters, t-shirts, textiles, skateboards, toys, shoes, motion graphics, advertising, films and now wallpaper. In addition to projects for Nike, Pepsi, MTV, Stüssy, Burton Snowboards, Girl Skateboards and Patagonia, the tireless McFettridge also designed a series of t-shirts and home furnishings for Mini, a division of XLarge Clothing. Since it's a small world after all, his most recent venture of eco-conscious Pottok wallpapers are silk-screened by hand locally, using recycled paper and water-based inks with no preservatives. Designed mostly for art installations, the playfully edgy prints are meant to recede into space visually, while the “narrative” in the images draws you in. The audience participation encouraged is of a solitary retro trippy sort, spurring daydreams and other pleasant forays into the imaginative worlds McFetridge conjures up. Geoff McFetridge, 3003 Glendale Boulevard, (323) 666-1245, www.championdontstop.com; Pottok Prints, www.pottokprints.com FA B R I K

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L.A. DESIGNERS WHO INFLUENCE THE WORLD SAMI HAYEK Translating objects into stories and experiences has been good for 'environmental architect' Sami Hayek, who runs his own multidisciplinary design practice. If the Hayek surname sounds familiar, it is hardly because his sister is actress Salma Hayek. His early bentwood furniture's fluid speech is what first intrigued design aficionados. A recent exclusive limited edition collection, Sami Hayek™ for Target, filled with simple and sophisticated bedding, decorative accessories, furniture and stationary, aimed at college-bound students and the perennially young, was ubiquitous last summer. The collection mixed California modernism with the vibrancy of rural Mexico, Hayek's native culture. When asked by auto manufacturer Bentley to imagine what it may look like in the future, he created the sleek deluxe jet airliner 'Raven'. Staying grounded teaching design at his alma mater, Art Center, in Pasadena, the civic-minded Hayek is also part of the city of West Hollywood's Design Review Committee. Sami Hayek Studio's offerings also span furniture, product, residential, commercial and graphic design. Sami Hayek Studio, 692-A Moulton Ave., (323) 226-0362, www.samihayek.com

REZA FEIZ Award-winning furniture designer Reza Feiz is self-taught, which is unusual in the world of high-end design. Nonetheless, Feiz and his Phase brand have been resoundingly embraced. His work, which began with the signature minimalist cork covered cube chairs called bbc ($2300-2700 at Twentieth on Beverly), has been shown worldwide garnering international accolades and is acquired by such discriminating clients as Tom Ford and Kiehls Since 1851. Although inspired and influenced by mid-century masters Koenig, Neutra, the Eames', Lautner and Schindler, he instills his works with a more relevant modern edge using technologically advanced ideas. Employing primarily solid woods, cork, metal and fiberglass to realize his designs, his philosophy of strength through simplicity permeates his collections, which he neatly divides as 'things humans sit on' and 'things objects sit on'. Having been heralded as a designer to watch by discriminating design publications only adds to his drive. Playing his part only too well, former actor Feiz creates new pieces at least once a week and as often as he can. Reza Feiz and Phase Design, 3115 Dona Marta Drive, (323) 654-0299, www.phasedesignonline.com 42

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BLUELOUNGE DESIGN Founded in Pasadena by Swiss/British product designer Dominic Symons and Indonesian graphic designer Melissa SunjayaSymons as a multidisciplinary design studio, “the studio now designs, manufactures, and distributes simple solutions to daily problems with a constant drive to transform even the most everyday items into objects of desire.” It sounds a tad all-encompassing but with products like 'The Sanctuary,' their best-selling integrated charging system, or 'The Space Station,' the compact sleek all-in-one docking port for lap-top users that contains a USB HUB, cable management system, desk organizer and an ergonomic, cooling design(!), Bluelounge gets plum design commissions from major brands like Prada, Airwalk, Microsoft, Panasonic, and Trina Turk. They've recently introduced the CableBox, a cleverly designed container that organizes loose and tangled power cords often found near the tv, computer, or beneath one's desk. It is available in white and black. With offices in both Los Angeles and Jakarta, Indonesia, Bluelounge products are distributed through over 100 U.S. locations and 17 international distributors, promotional agents and licensees. Bluelounge Design, The Vandervort Building, 32 S. Raymond Avenue, Suite 9, Pasadena, (626) 564-2802, www.blueloungedesign.com

EDWIN ROSES Art director and graphic designer Edwin Roses is passionate about a kind of design literacy. He desires to influence clients so they can utilize design as a tool to educate and connect with their audience, rather than simply broadcasting to them. Roses, part of a “smart set” of designers, believes in design's relevance beyond mass consumption. Roses, along with Bart Haney (presently with Yves Behar's fuseproject) and a fluctuating number of others, was once in the conceptual design collective known as superhappybunny (1999-2006). Their rich range of creative work got them named by ID40 as among the leading upand-coming international designers. Having been exhibited as part of the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Triennial, California Design and French Internationational Biennials, their projects also included assignments for BMW, Virgin, Pixelblocks, Toyota, Verizon and Coca-Cola (they redesigned the Coke bottle). After making the scene with superhappybunny, Roses moved into primarily content-driven work for SoCal based BCBG MAX AZRIA, Hervé Léger, and educational sites for National Geographic. These days find Roses forging into mobile iphone concepts and branding solar technology companies, among other design-oriented pursuits. Superhappybunny Archives, www.superhappybunny.com; Edwin Roses, (323) 578-7861, www.edwinroses.net FA B R I K

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HARTE BROWNLEE & ASSOCIATES Intelligent Design shaping conscious and inviting interiors

PHOTO: SCOTT FRANCES

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PHOTO: GREY CRAWFORD

PHOTO: GREY CRAWFORD

962 Glenneye Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 • Tel (949) 494-8343 www.hartebrownlee.com


If you invested in your home, you could still be enjoying it!

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Spring Fling Photography by Anyes Galleani Featuring model Ania Altit and actor Charles F. Porter Hair & make-up by Nancy Jambazian Styling by Paula Tabalipa


Fashion by Los Angeles Designers THIS PAGE // ON HER: BRYCE & BOUJI ORGANZA ZIP UP TOP, KELLY NISHIMOTO GREY PALAZZO PANTS, MARC JACOBS RING, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN PUMPS // ON HIM: BURGUNDY TSHIRT AND DENIM BY MEK DENIM


ON HER: DIABLES OFF WHITE DRESS @ CHIC LITTLE DEVIL, VELVET ANGELS PLATFORM, GOLD BRACELET BY HEATHER HYDE JEWELRY // ON HIM: TSHIRT AND DENIM BY MEK DENIM, SNEAKERS BY PUMA


BLACK BUTTON DOWN SHIRT AND BLACK WAX WASHED DENIM BY G-STAR @ G-STAR, 7966 MELROSE AVE., SNEAKERS BY PUMA


ON HIM: G-STAR DENIM @ G-STAR, 7966 MELROSE AVE., PURPLE T-SHIRT FROM AMERICAN APPAREL, NEW BALANCE SILVER SNEAKERS // ON HER: RHYS DWFEN ORANGE OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS. INES GREEN FINGERLESS GLOVES @ CHIC LITTLE DEVIL STYLE HOUSE.


NAVY BLUE TSHIRT AND DENIM BY MEK DENIM


BRYCE & BOUJI ORGANZA COAT, UNDERWEAR BY AMERICAN APPAREL, BLACK PLATFORMS BY VELVET ANGELS


RHYS DWFEN COPPER STRAPLESS DRESS, BEADED NECKLACE BY HEATHER HYDE JEWELRY


G-STAR BUTTON DOWN SHIRT AND G-STAR DARK WASHED DENIM @ G-STAR, 7966 MELROSE AVE.


HOT&COOLLA

CULVERCITY WORDS LANEE NEIL

CULVER HOTEL

GREGG FLEISHMAN GALLERY

In a city like Los Angeles that thrives on the latest trends and celebrities, Culver Hotel, opened in 1924, is a reminder new is not always better. In the words of the original owner and builder, Harry Culver, the hotel is a “wedged-shape Renaissance revival-style beauty, fashioned with sculpted stone, brick, ornate overhanging eaves and 200 magnificent windows." Recognized as a National Register of Historic Places, the hotel rooms and lobby have been restored to their roaring 20's look of marble flooring, antique rugs, mahogany dining tables, and plush couches. As you sip an elegant martini at Duke's (aka John Wayne) bar and enjoy the soft music played from the white piano, it is easy to imagine the golden era of Hollywood greats like Ronald Reagan or Greta Garbo breezing in after a long day of shooting at the Sony lot for some r & r. Even the munchkins stayed here during the filming of the Wizard of Oz creating legendary stories of mischievous revelry. You can also 'sleep' with a few of the most beloved stars in themed suites filled with pictures of Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable or John Wayne.

Gregg Fleishman, a creative Culver City icon for over thirty-two years, is like the Einstein of furniture designers. Fleishman, sporting a worn baseball cap and an unassuming flannel shirt, truly is a genius craftsman using geometry and function as his guide. (He's even invented a new word: Rhombicube) His colorful futuristic and eco-friendly European birch chairs called Sculpt Chairs™ are so strangely beautiful and quite ergonomic that they would surely be the centerpiece of attention and conversation at your next party. He obviously doesn't sit down much himself; he has designed thousands of geometrical structures for Burning Man to the Museum of Modern Art of New York. Stop by his gallery and he will gladly you give you a sneak peak of his design models of cube-based houses, playgrounds, and even a fascinating car. Fleishman's work looks painfully complicated to the non-Einstein type but his mission is just the opposite: to continue developing ways to make the world a better place by making building easier.

9400 Culver Blvd., Culver City (310) 838-7963 www.culverhotel.com

3850 Main Street, Culver City (310) 202-6108 www.greggfleishman.com

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KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE

MUSEUM OF JURASSIC TECHNOLOGY

The Kirk Douglas Theatre is a wonderful renovation piece of the 1945 gargantuan movie theater with 1,160 seats named the Culver. Over 8 million dollars ($2.5M was generously donated by the theater's namesake) was spent to keep the Moderne styled theatre as true to its historic beauty. The original ticket booth and lit rooftop tower pay tribute to Culver City's diverse and lively film-making community of yesterday.

Some things are better enjoyed without trying to find meaning or clarify the point. The obscure Museum of Jurassic Technology on Venice Blvd. is one of these profound experiences. If you go expecting to see a more traditional technology museum with artifacts and linear explanations, you'll only end up with a headache or seriously perturbed. The museum collections, founded in 1989, are gleefully presented to blur reason and magic, history and fiction, scientific method and narrative. Roam throughout the darkly lit nooks viewing micromosaics only visible through a microscope or microminatures of the Pope or Goofy that fit in the eye of a needle. Ever wanted to know the history of the Los Angeles trailer/mobile home? Check out the models of different designs and styles throughout modern trailer parking man (or woman for that matter in this exhibit).

The Kirk Douglas is the most intimate and newest of the three theaters in the Center Theatre Group family with two theaters for traditional and more experimental work. Most recently, DouglasPlus was created to promote eclectic theater, readings and workshops all at moderate prices. “We're breaking outside the box of a 'normal' season at the Douglas,” Michael Ritchie, CTG Artistic Director says of DouglasPlus. Perfectly suited to launch this new program, ninetysomething year old Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas will perform a memoir of his life called, “Before I Forget”. “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” and “Heddatron” are upcoming shows in May and July on the main stage. Check out their latest remodel, the Lounge. Get a drink and bite to eat here one hour before the show or hear resident DJ's spin great grooves while socializing with the cast and crew after the show on Thursdays – Saturdays. 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (213) 628-2772 www.centertheatregroup.org/theatres/douglas

Pick up a few old fashioned home remedies from the Tell the Bees exhibit about the relationship between ancient beliefs and how some of them still bear importance today. So maybe inhaling a duck or goose's breath is no longer a plausible cure for your kid's cough but ingesting a few ant eggs could be a better solution to finding love than today's online dating. Wander upstairs to let your mind unwind and enjoy a cup of complimentary tea in the serene funeral parlor like tea room. Hidden pockets of treasures such as this Museum of Jurassic Technology surely speak to the diverse and eclectic jewels of this city of Angels waiting to be discovered by those with a sense of humor and adventure. 9341 Venice Blvd., Culver City Open Thurs 2-8 p.m. and Fri, Sat, Sun from 12-6 p.m., $5 Adults, $3 Students www.mjit.org

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SPF:A // MODAA

ROYAL T A genius architectural masterpiece of unobstructed space within a space, Royal T is LA's first Japanese style 'cosplay' (short for costume play) café, shop and art space. Get lost in a fantasy land of Susan Hancock's modern Japanese art collection encased in Lucite walls while enjoying high tea served by Japanese servers frocked in alluring white and brown French maid outfits. Royal T's concept is steeped in the Meido Kissa (maid café) phenomenon of AkiHabara, Tokyo's electronic district. They offer Japanese-French breakfast and lunch but the result is something like a scene from “Lost in Translation”. Go straight for their creamy, sensual tiramisu served in a clear plastic egg shaped cup. No design detail of the space is ignored making the whimsical decor and interactive surprises the perfect event location for a party. Watch a high speed version of a tree's leaf cycle comfortably on a foam baroque couch or lock yourself in the “Porta-Party”, a white port a potty equipped with an I-pod for a private moment of reveling. In the retail shop, find a unique gift of anime kitch, Japanese photography books, or a t-shirt designed by your friendly maid server. 8910 Washington Blvd, Culver City (310) 559-6300 www.royal-t.org

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The colorful glow of the MODAA building is hard to miss as it illuminates an entire block on Washington Boulevard on any given evening in Culver City. Designed by Studio Pali Fekete architects or SPF:a, the building is a microcosm of the perfect world. Meet friends for a Blue Basil Mojito and upscale comfort food at Chef Michael Wilson's restaurant. Enlighten yourself with art-meets-architecture shows in the SPF:a Gallery. Live or work upstairs in one of the seven sleek loft spaces. And last but not least, have a mind-blowing tour of the genius SPF:a architectural office hard at work building wooden models of their projects ranging from a noise-reducing airport in Amsterdam to Nike's flagship store in the new Santa Monica Mall to the UCLA Stunt Ranch Green Educational and Research building in Calabasas and so much more it makes you wonder if they ever leave the microcosm…Their two most celebrated local private residence designs are the modern Beuth Residence on Blue Jay Way in Los Angeles and the Somis Hay Barn in Ventura County. The SPF:a style of design is uber-modernistic and in this era of 'green' consciousness, one has to ask if it is also eco-friendly. To answer that, they simply reply, “Good design is eco-friendly. We don't advertise we are a green architecture firm, but we utilize nature's gifts.” As a side note to SPF:a's powerful impact on the landscape of Los Angeles, when the multi-use MODAA was built in 2005, SPF:a's belief in Culver City's revitalization became a powerful catalyst for other artists to join in the budding creative energy. More than 35 other prestigious galleries have opened around them, firmly establishing the Culver City art district. 8609 Washington Blvd., Culver City (310) 558-0902 www.spfagallery.com • www.spfa.com


DESIGNCRITIC WORDS OLIVER O.

Design Divo Cuts Deep then YOU’D THINK the Fredericks of Hollywood’s garish lavender and purple ‘makeover’ to this 1935 masterpiece of American Moderne architecture was enough design atrocity for one building to take. Like a former beauty queen with a botched face-lift, the punishment continues with the new restaurant, lounge, and nightclub concept of the Kress (named after the original owner who operated a clothing manufacturing company here). On the street level of this monstrous 38,000 square foot four story space is their Asian fusion restaurant doused with gold pleather booths, plastic orchids, pseudo sexy prints of opium-den girls and to complete the look of cheap Chinese: a glowing red Lucite chandelier reminiscent of the 80's neon light craze we'd rather forget. The only elements with genuine soul are two imposing Chinese dragon statues peering down on the room that were discovered hidden in the basement during renovation. Although, I must say, one person might feel simpatico with the interior decorating. I expected Bruce Lee to walk in any minute and reenact the scene before the tournament in his famous “Enter the Dragon” movie. When my eyes and ears (house music is blared as if you were in the basement club) couldn't take the assaults anymore, I looked up to revel in the original gilded leaf molding on the ceiling and pillars. I took comfort in the fact that the building's wonderful bones transcended the harsh colors of paint. The food is also a desperate act to be something they are not - sophisticated, innovative and edgy. In health conscious LA, stripping romaine lettuce of all its goodness by serving it tempura style with a side of ranch-like dressing is like selling ‘organic’ meth. Stick with their basics like the Sizzling 64

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Beef Ramen soup served in an authentic stone bowl. The design themes seemed to evolve as the elevator climbed. The disco funk nightclub was an improvement to the restaurant and the rooftop was literally Kress’ crown of glory. The elevator opens to an exclusive VIP lounge i.e. only available to those who are dropping a minimum of $400 for bottle service. Even the


Goes Soft for the Kress

6608 HOLLYWOOD BLVD. • (323) 785-5000 • WWW.THEKRESS.NET

tacky orange corsets of the cocktail waitresses don’t diminish from the jaw-dropping panoramic views of Hollywood’s seedy and sizzling skyline. Kress’s Vegas-type glam décor reminds us that everything that glitters is not always golden. Yet, I am eternally grateful to them for preserving one more architectural gem of historical Los Angeles. We must hold on

and support past artistic endeavors to inspire evolved creativity for the future. Delights: Hipster Hollywood scene, the gracious Wait staff, Heated Rooftop Doozies: $20 Valet, Economic Oblivion (bottle service fees)


LOS ANGELES ART EVENTS CALENDAR SPOTLIGHT EVENTS

DOWNTOWN

LOS ANGELES ART WEEKEND

BERT GREEN FINE ART

APRIL 2 TO 5, 2009

VIVA HOFFMAN AND CARL RAMSEY MARCH 12 TO APRIL 25, 2009

Los Angeles Art Weekend, a four-day interdisciplinary event highlighting the newest developments in art, performance, design and architecture in Los Angeles. Highlights include: • Plácido Domingo starring in Die Walküre at LA Opera (April 4) • Dan Graham: Beyond at MOCA (until May 25) • Handel and Hayden at LA Philharmonic (April 2 - 5) • Paul Outerbridge: Command Performance at the Getty (March 31-August 9) • Franz West at LACMA (until June 7)

Painter Viva Hoffmann's first solo show includes icon paintings and landscapes. Viva's autobiographical paintings are extreme makeovers of traditional Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and Roman Catholic cosmologies, as well as heroic allegories of woman as a goddess over the earth. The landscapes are beautiful meditations on California. Carl Ramsey's second show at BGFA continues his theme of downtown Los Angeles life. These paintings are stylized takes on daily existence in and around the Historic Core of Los Angeles. Loosely based on photographs he takes, these artworks create an archetype of life in this time and place.

For more information: www.laartweekend.com

STOREFRONT FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12-6 pm. 102 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 For more information: 213.624.6212; www.bgfa.us

POSTOPOLIS! LA

THE COMPANY

MARCH 31 TO APRIL 4, 2009 (DURING LOS ANGELES ART WEEKEND)

SIGRID SANDSTROM MARCH 14 TO APRIL 18, 2009

Six world-renowned bloggers (from Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Santiago and Sydney) convene at one L.A. location to host a series of live discussions, interviews, slideshows, presentations, and panels that speak to issues of architecture, landscape, urbanism and the built environment - fusing the informal and interdisciplinary approach of the architectural blogosphere with the energy and immediacy of face-to-face interactions. The five-day event will be kicked off with a party and a live DJ set on Wednesday, March 31. For more information: www.storefrontnews.org and www.foryourart.com

The first Los Angeles solo exhibition of this Stockholm based painter features twelve new abstract paintings. Sandström is the 2008 recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation: Painters & Sculptors Grant as well as the 2008 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY. Sandström holds a position as Assistant Professor in Studio Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6 pm, or by appointment. 946 Yale Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 For more information: 213.221.7082; www.thecompanyart.com

MOPLA

BREWERY ART WALK

Month of Photography Los Angeles

APRIL 18 TO 19, 2009

APRIL 2009

In April 2009, the inaugural Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) will showcase L.A.’s enormous photography community (the second largest in the country), inclusive of commercial, fine art and photojournalism. Opening week, hosted by Pacific Design Center, MOPLA will celebrate the photographic image with lectures, workshops, exhibitions and Opening Nite festivities. Some of the photographers presented this month include Lucie Award recipients Douglas Kirkland, Art Streiber, Markus Kink + Indrani, Kwaki Alston, Gerd Ludwig and many more. MOPLA is organized by the Lucie Foundation, a not-forprofit charitable foundation dedicated to the celebration of photography. Exhibitions citywide. For more information: 310.659.0122; www.monthofphotography.com 66

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The Brewery ArtWalk is a twice-annual free event designed to showcase Los Angeles Fine Artists selling gallery-quality fine art at studio prices. The Brewery Art Colony, converted from the former Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery, features a restaurant and bar, commercial art galleries and 150 artist studios that will be open for your perusal and enjoyment. Artists whose work is in the collections of local and national museums share the stage with new talents fresh out of art school and avant-garde experimentalists pushing the boundaries of the very definition of art. Check out the group show at the i-5 Gallery for a preview sampling of works by artists whose studios are open during the Brewery ArtWalk. For directions, parking info. and to see participating artists: http://breweryartwalk.com


LOS ANGELES ART EVENTS CALENDAR REDCAT

CERASOLI GALLERY

WALID RAAD Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World

DVID O'BRIEN: Explosions in a Mental Sky TOFER CHIN: Double Dip MARCH 14 TO APRIL 15, 2009

APRIL 10 TO JUNE 14, 2009

In 2007, Walid Raad initiated a research and art project about the history of contemporary and modern art in the Arab world. Scratching on Things I Could Disavow' expands upon Raad's The Atlas Group, a monumental study that examined the social, political, psychological and aesthetic conditions of the Lebanese wars through the collection, organization and production of archival documentation. This new project marks a critical juncture in Raad's practice, at once a departure from The Atlas Group while expanding its historical and theoretical framework. Tuesday-Saturday, 12 - 6 pm; 631 W. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, 90012; For more information: 213.237.2800; www.redcat.org

SCI-ARC GALLERY ERIC OWEN MOSS ARCHITECTS: If not now, when? APRIL 10 TO JUNE 14, 2009

David O'Brien, a Los Angeles based artist who trained as an architect with the legendary Frank Gehry, creates large-scale, highly intellectual ink and color pencil paintings. With an interest in cultivating intuition and freedom more than knowledge, O'Brien strives to integrate his own highly personalized, hand crafted language with more universal forms and landscapes. Evoking the aesthetics of Op art, Tofer Chin's 'Double Dip' is a continuation of his latest body of work. Focused on sensory perception, he continues to explore 'a world of electronic psycho sexual energy.' For this show, Chin ruminates on LSD; its psychological and spiritual impact, as well as its entertainment and allure. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm. 8530-B Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 For more information: 310.945.5974; www.cerasoligallery.com

HONOR FRASIER KAWS: The Long Way Home

An installation will hang from the ceiling of SCI-Arc Gallery that reexamines the ubiquitous architectural form of the grid in conversation (and the content of two previous Moss office projects - the 1998 Wexner Center for the Arts exhibition, Fabrications, and the premises of the Bondage tower at La Cienega and Jefferson Boulevards in Los Angeles) with the curvilinear ribbons that surround it. The installation encourages active audience particpation. Opening Reception: Friday, April 10, 7-9 p.m. 960 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 and 350 Merrick Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 For more information: (213.613.2200); www.sciarc.edu

NOW UNTIL APRIL 4, 2009

The Brooklyn-based artist will be presenting new painting and sculptural work in his first solo show in Los Angeles. KAWS' technique acts as a sieve of modern culture, filtering and re-contextualizing the images and information that he comes in contact with daily. His process is all encompassing, embracing popular culture and the visual landscape of the familiar. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-6 pm. 2622 South la Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034 For more information: 310.837.0191; www.honorfraser.com

OVERTONES GALLERY

HOLLYWOOD / WEST HOLLYWOOD / CULVER CITY BROAD CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM — BCAM Art of Two Germanys / Cold War Cultures JANUARY 25 TO APRIL 19, 2009

Art of Two Germanys is the first special exhibition to go on view in LACMA's new Renzo Piano designedbuilding, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM). Divided into four chronological sections, the exhibition includes approximately 300 paintings, sculptures, photographs, multiples, videos, installations, and books, by 120 artists. The show features large-scale installations and recreations of major works by Hans Haacke, Heinz Mack, Sigmar Polke, Raffael Rheinsberg, Gerhard Richter, and Dieter Roth, as well as a number of videos and performance-based works. 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Closed Wednesday; For more information: 323.857.6000

AMY ROSS AND CAROLE SILVERSTEIN: The Aim of Waking Is To Dream MARCH 14 TO APRIL 25, 2009

This two-person exhibition featuring new works is inspired by the poetry of e.e. cummings and the upcoming arrival of Spring, with hopes that this season of rebirth will bring new growth and new opportunities to us all. Gallery Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6 pm and by appointment. 12703 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066; For more information: 310.915.0346; www.overtonesgallery.com

RICHARD TELLES FINE ART KARTHAK PANDIAN: Darkroom MARCH 14 TO APRIL 11, 2009

This installation comprises of three films (Kunst-Wet, Icarus-Wet and Super-Wet) projected from a labyrinth of scaffolding. Each film is a superimposition of two looping 16mm film strips (one shot in Germany, the other in Los Angeles) with optically printed soundtracks. FA B R I K

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LOS ANGELES ART EVENTS CALENDAR Whispered phrases mix with original minimal techno by Eric D. Clark, suggesting a third space of possibilities and meanings. Also on view – New Moon (After Anger, Hope), a sculptural video monument to the notion of freedom articulated by Darkroom, and Developer, a 16mm film that will be screened daily during gallery hours at 2:30 pm. Gallery Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 am- 5 pm and by appointment. 7380 Beverly Boulevard and 176 North Martel Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036; For more information: 323.965.5578; www.tellesfineart.com

THE PAUL KOPEIKIN GALLERY REBECCA BIRD: “Everything that ever existed still exists” MARCH 14 TO APRIL 18, 2009

Featuring Ms. Bird's highly detailed watercolor works on paper depicting explosions which have dominated the artist's practice for the past several years. Bird's paintings of explosions attempt to visually address emotional trauma and the inherent problems of empathy and visual communication. Thoughtful pencil markings throughout the works empathetically allude to an underlying concern with systems of classification, cataloguing, and anxiety about the limits of understanding. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 - 6 pm; 8810 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA. 90069; For more information: 310.385.5894; www.kopeikingallery.com

Museum Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11- 7 pm 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 For more information: 310.443.7000

MARK MOORE GALLERY BERGAMOT STATION KENICHI YOKONO KIM DORMAN (in Project Room) APRIL 4 TO MAY 16, 2009

Highly anticipated new work from Japanese artist Kenichi Yokono depicts his highly detailed, meticulously carved woodblocks, finished in stark white and contrasting blood red, as an end product rather than producing multiple prints. In doing so, his sophisticated work encompasses and speaks of the traditional past of his native land as well as its contemporary pop culture, while addressing internationally relevant questions of globalization and consumerism. Canadian Kim Dorland's paintings depict the real space of his hometown suburbia; free of romantic delusions, but perfectly accepting of quiet, unexpected beauty. Tuesday-Friday, 10-6 pm, Saturday 11-5 pm 2525 Michigan Avenue, A-1, Santa Monica, CA 90404 For more information: 310.453.3831; www.markmooregallery.com

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER

ROYAL-T ART SPACE

ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950

I Can't Feel My Face (Group Show)

FEBRUARY 19 TO AUGUST 9, 2009

FEBRUARY 22 TO SEPTEMBER 7, 2009

“I Can't Feel My Face” shares its title with a painting by KAWS and is a centerpiece of the exhibition, which explores the theme of contemporary portraiture as a vehicle of inherent emotive expression. I Can't Feel My Face, includes works by Olaf Breuning, Carol Dunham, Andre Ethier, Tom Friedman, Misaki Kawai, Hideaki Kawashima, KAWS, Mike Kelley, Ted Mineo, Takashi Murakami, Mr., Yoshimoto Nara, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, Richard Prince, William Sasnal, David Shrigley, Jim Torok and Yan Pei-Ming. Gallery Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday 10 am - 6 pm; 8910 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 For more information: 310.559.6300; www.royal-t.org

An assortment of rare, never-before exhibited artwork, books and interactive displays from the early years of American comic books, tracing back the origins of such icons as Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman and Captain America. The exhibit runs concurrently with "LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Comic Book Heroes of Film and Television" Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049; 310-440-4500

TRACK 16 GALLERY BERGAMOT STATION SAM CHERRY: Photographs of Charles Bukowski, The Black Cat, and Skid Row APRIL 4 TO MAY 2, 2009

WESTSIDE HAMMER MUSEUM Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from L.A. MARCH 8 TO MAY 31

“Nine Lives” is the fifth in the museum's biannual exhibition series focusing on artists from the greater Los Angeles area. "Nine Lives" features works by Lisa Anne Auerbach, Julie Becker, Llyn Foulkes, Charles Irvin, Hirsch Perlman, Victoria Reynolds, Kaari Upson, Jeffrey Vallance and Charlie White. 68

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Sam Cherry's "Photographs of Charles Bukowski, The Black Cat, and Skid Row" take the viewer on an historical journey through intimate moments with Charles Bukowski, the 1940s Bohemian scene at The Black Cat Café (San Francisco's hub for the creative), and Los Angeles' Skid Row in the 1980s. The exhibition will be shown concurrently with Malcolm McNeill and William S. Burroughs: The Lost Art of Ah POOK IS HERE. Gallery Hours are 11 - 6 p.m. 2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg C-1, Santa Monica, CA 90404 For more information: 310-264-4678; www.track16.com


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ARTABOUTTOWN WORDS PETER FRANK

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA) Art of Two Germanys: Cold War Cultures THRU APRIL 19

LACMA BRINGS ITS cycle of exhibitions devoted to modern German art to a denouement of sorts with this extensive, and astounding, survey of work produced in both parts of the divided nation. The exhibition is fascinating enough simply for all the artists it brings to our attention for the first time in decades, if ever. For every Joseph Beuys or Gerhard Richter, there is a Hermann Glöckner or Willi Baumeister, a figure we've never heard of making art we cannot forget and reminding us that invention and innovation happens all the time, everywhere, in any and every medium. Indeed, the range of expression, imagery, and idea here is vast, and the curators' task was less simply to survey postwar Germany's evidently fevered artistic output than to cast it against the social and political realities of the time. Even more than the previous exhibits, “Art of Two Germanys” describes a sequence of events against a parade of artworks, animating time and place with pictures and objects. Often enough, these pictures and objects are themselves pointedly topical, whether painted by East German artists working more or less at the behest of the state or constructed, assembled, or even performed by West German artists flying more or less in the face of the public - or one another. But the show reveals some surpris-

ing rebellious streaks, however restrained, among those Ostkünstler supposedly serving the Workers' Paradise, and much wit and poignancy among West Germany's' feisty neo-Bohemians. Many, if not all, the usual suspects are included, but even the selections by Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, Rebecca Horn, Hans Haacke, and others reveal lesser known but crucial aspects of their makers' oeuvres, most particularly aspects drawn from early in their careers when they were most likely to draw upon the spirit of the times - and the place. Pay particularly close attention to the painters - notably those working in the wake of the War's devastation (hung in the first room) and those making complex social commentary on both sides of the Wall during the 1960s and '70s - and the photographers, particularly those reflecting on a rapidly changing society, and a gradually unifying country, in the '80s. For tickets or more information, please visit: LACMA: http://www.lacma.org

SPF:A GALLERY AT THE MUSEUM OF DESIGN ART & ARCHITECTURE DeWain Valentine THRU APRIL

IT'S TOO SMALL to function as anything like a retrospective, but this genial selection of work by one of southern California's most prominent light-and-space artists is drawn

INSTALLATION VIEW — ART OF TWO GERMANYS/COLD WAR CULTURES NOW THRU APRIL 19, 2009. PHOTO © 2009 MUSEUM ASSOCIATES/LACMA

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from several parts of Valentine's fifty-year career. Those parts might be disparate in time, but they cohere wonderfully in space, the glass and cast polyester resin sculptures from decades past rhyming exquisitely with more recent paintings rendered in similarly glowing tones. Valentine has always produced objects designed as much to be invisible as to be visible. Often, they seem to suspend color in thin air, single hues taken from some infinitely graded rainbow and allowed to hover, or their transparency dissolves their shape before your eyes. This evanescent disappearing act would logically seem to be a harder thing to perform in three dimensions than two, but Valentine's recent works on canvas - in which similar shapes and colors float off the wall and into the visual space of the room - remind us that we are profoundly conditioned to “read” pictures and to grasp their components as fixed and planar. But these black bars and orbs of pigment are no easier to pin down in one's line of vision than are the resin wedges and glass latticeworks nearby; indeed, they may be harder to “fix.” For more information, please visit: http://www.modaagallery.com

CARDWELL JIMMERSON CONTEMPORARY ART San Diego and the Origins of Conceptual Art in California THRU APRIL 11

WHEN THE INFANT University of California San Diego put together its art department, it turned to a cadre of young avant gardists whose post-Fluxus antics had been contributing to the emergence of conceptual and performance art in New York. Transplanted to the balmy shores of La Jolla, Newton and Helen Harrison, Eleanor Antin, David Antin, and Happenings inventor Allan Kaprow blithely conspired to make UCSD a hotbed of artistic radicalism - one, as it turns out, of several to emerge in California in the early 1970s. (Cal Arts, whence Kaprow came from, was another.) The New Yorkers were welcomed by several early conceptualists already working in the San Diego area; John Baldessari is the only one included in “San Diego and the Origins of Conceptual Art in California” (the omission of other voices clamoring in the wilderness such as Joyce Cutler Shaw and Ken Friedman being the show's main flaw), but his interaction with the UCSD crew was to mutual benefit. The first generation of students to emerge from the school were even more centered than their teachers on photographic media, and also more politically motivated. This generation - including noted feminist Martha Rosler and socio-political documenters Allan Sekula, Phel[stet.] Steinmetz, and Fred Lonidier - has made its own mark in the art world, and beyond. All in all, San Diego turned out to be a hotbed of conceptualism as crucial as it was unlikely - although perhaps, with such an obdurately conservative bourgeoisie entrenched in this Navy-dominated border city, it was the perfect place for a heady, irreverent cadre of early post-modernists to emerge. Whatever the history, it's delightful - and still challenging - to see these mid-1970s photo-pieces and videos and drawings once again, as fresh as ever. For more information, please visit: http://www.cardwelljimmerson1.xbuild.com

KIM LIGHT/LIGHTBOX Kim McCarty and David Hendren THRU MAY 16

IN THE LAST several years Kim McCarty's figures, rendered for the most part in fluid, blooming watercolor on large sheets of Arches paper, have taken on a depth and sophistication that allows them, at their best, to resonate with the pathos of Egon Schiele's tortured subjects. McCarty's people are softer, in soul as well as contour, than Schiele's angst-ridden moderns were, but they seem as adrift in the times that have formed their consciousness. Usually young (sometimes pre-adolescent) and querulous, the heads and, increasingly, bodies of these tender creatures inspire a range of almost automatic response, from disgust to pity to nurture to desire to despair. McCarty's watercolor method, and restrained palette, also gives her quasi-teens a ghost-like aspect, suggesting that their very existence is as tenuous as their awareness. The smaller gallery is filled with the work of emerging artist David Hendren. It's an auspicious debut. Hendren presents wall-hung sculpture cobbled together from (prime among other materials) wood, aluminum, colored plastics and fluorescent lighting. Antic as Hendren's sensibility might be, there is a powerful formal dynamism that bespeaks a serious appreciation of Constructivism and of architecture generally. The powerful sense of composition, in fact, and the roles that color and light play in modifying aggressively volumetric structures betray Hendren's origins in painting. A product of the Midwest, Hendren has re-planted his sensibility in southern California soil, and seems to be flourishing here. For more information, please visit: http://www.kimlightgallery.com

KIM McCARTY SEPTEMBER 15, 2008 WATERCOLOR ON ARCHES PAPER 60 X 44 INCHES IMAGE COURTESY OF KIM LIGHT/LIGHTBOX

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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 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

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ures occupy the crisp, vivid landscapes naturally, even logically. Gearon does not fuse these disparate elements in Photoshop or anything like that; she brings them together in the camera itself, carefully subjecting original shots to double-exposure. In this manner, the psychological tensions and displacements become optically more vivid and dramatically more gripping. 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 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. ALTERED SPACE GALLERY 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 452-8121 http://www.alteredspacela@aol.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 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. ANDLAB 600 Moulton Ave., #303 Los Angeles, CA 90031 (323) 222-2225 http://www.ANDLAB.com/art Tues.-Sat., 11am-5pm

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 ANGSTROM GALLERY 2622 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 204-3334 http://www.angstromgallery.com

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FABRIK RECOMMENDED Active for a quarter century in Boston, Provincetown, and New York, painter Nick Lawrence has been showing fairly frequently in Los Angeles of late, but this (until April 18) is the first time he's been able to combine a body of new work with pieces a decade old, thus demonstrating a remarkable consistency of theme and style propelled by an ongoing evolutionary process. You might say “maturation,” but, on the one hand, Lawrence has held onto his youthful verve in these muscular, tumultuously organic renditions of imaginary figures and plant forms, while on the other hand, his approach has long been formally sound, powerfully asymmetric but hardly awkward. ANNA HELWING GALLERY 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 202-2213 http://www.annahelwing.com ANOTHER YEAR IN LA 2121 N. San Fernando Rd., #13 Los Angeles, CA 90065 (323) 223-4000 http://www.anotheryearinla.com APPLEGATE GALLERY 3101-A Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 396-7600 http://www.applegallery.com ARC 2529 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505 (818) 848-9998 http://www.czappa.com Tues.-Fri., 9am-5:30pm; Sat., 9am-3pm


ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS 145 N. Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 792-5101 http://www.armoryarts.org 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 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 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

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 AVENUE 50 STUDIO 131 N. Avenue 50 Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 258-1435 http://www.avenue50studio.com 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 CHERRY AND MARTIN 12611 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90066 (310) 398-7404 http://www.cherryandmartin.com 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

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CHUNG KING PROJECT 936 Chung King Rd. (in Chinatown) Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 625-1802 http://www.chungkingproject.com

COPRO/NASON GALLERY 2525 Michingan Ave., T-5 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 398-2643 http://www.copronason.com

CIRCUS GALLERY 7065 Lexington Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 962-8506 http://www.circus-gallery.com

COREY HELFORD GALLERY 8522 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 287-2340 http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm

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.

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. 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


ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS 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

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FABRIK RECOMMENDED Although she didn't hang out with the Ferus crowd, Corita Kent, a/k/a Sister Mary Corita or Sister Corita, was one of the major pedagogical as well as artistic figures of Los Angeles' first art boom. She applied her freewheeling, highly modernist collage style to a wide variety of media, and engaged it in a range of teaching projects and broader social and political efforts, becoming one the foremost sociopolitical artists of 1960s America - all the while remaining dedicated to abstraction. Sister Corita's work and legacy are documented (through April 4) in “Passion for the Possible,” fittingly enough in a school's gallery. D & D GALLERY 311 W. Seventh St. San Pedro, CA 90731 (310) 831-2940 http://www.dandgallery.com Daily, noon-6pm

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

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!

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FABRIK RECOMMENDED The German-born artist Edward Hagedorn produced a powerful body of work during the decades he spent in the Bay Area, moving from abstraction to stylized landscape to fervid political commentary (during the Depression and War years) while always employing the heavy strokes, black outlines, wrenching colors, and jagged forms of German expressionism in relatively open compositions that bespeak American expansiveness rather than European propriety. Through May 2, two mid-city galleries look at Hagedorn's oeuvre from a variety of angles, balancing variety with consistency and arguing for the re-evaluation of a fascinating figure.

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

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

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

DNJ GALLERY 154 1/2 N. La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 931-1311 http://dnjgallery.net Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm

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 DANIEL SAXON GALLERY 552 Norwich Dr West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 657-6033

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

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 FA B R I K

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ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS 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. 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 84

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FARMLAB 1745 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 226-1158 http://www.farmlab.org Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm

FRINGE EXHIBITIONS 504 Chung King Ct. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 613-0160 http://www.fringeexhibitions.com

FIG 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-0345 http://www.figgallery.com Weds.-Sat., 11am-5pm

FROGTOWN GALLERY 1625 Blake Ave Los Angeles, CA 90031 (323) 226-0356 http://www.romerostudio.net Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm; & by app't.

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 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

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FABRIK RECOMMENDED One of the many forgotten figures in California's postwar art boom, Robert Dowd took a simple Pop trope - money and rang myriad variations on it. He is best known for substituting artists' portraits for the presidents' on American dollar bills - in their own styles - but, as this retrospective (through April 5) shows, he could spend his time on money in myriad clever and surprising ways. An entertaining as well as historically significant show. FRESH PAINT 9355 Culver Blvd., Suite B Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 558-9355 http://www.freshpaintart.com Mon.-Thurs., 9am-6pm; Fri., 8am-12 noon; & by app't

FULLERTON COLLEGE ART GALLERY 321 E. Chapman Ave., Building 1000 Fullerton, CA 92832 (714) 992-7434 http://art.fullcoll.edu Mon.-Thurs., Sat., 10am-2pm; Weds. 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. GALLERY 33 EAST 3202 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 433-1496 http://gallery33east.com Weds.-Sun., 12-6pm


ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS GALLERY 727 727 S. Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90014 (213) 627-9563

GIDEON GALLERY LTD. 8748 Melrose Ave West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 657-4194

GALLERY AT REDCAT 631 W. Second St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 237-2800 http://www.redcat.org

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

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 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.

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 GREY MCGEAR GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 315-0925

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 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.

GRIER MUSSER MUSEUM 403 So. Bonnie Brae Los Angeles, CA 90057 (213) 413-1814

HERITAGE GALLERY 1300 Chautauqua Blvd Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 (310) 230-4340 http://www.heritagegallery.com

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.

GRIFFIN 2902 Nebraska Ave Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 586-6886 http://www.griffinla.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; & by app't.

HIGH ENERGY CONSTRUCTS – SOLWAY JONES 990 N. Hill St., #180 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 227-7920 http://www.highenergyconstructs.com

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

HAMILTON GALLERIES 1431 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 451-9983 http://www.hamiltongalleries.com Tues.-Sun., 12-7pm

HONOR FRASER 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 401-0191 http://www.honorfraser.com

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

HAMILTON-SELWAY FINE ART 8678 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 657-1711 http://www.hamiltonselway.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.

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ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS 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 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 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. JACK HANLEY GALLERY 9945 Sun Mun Way Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-0403 http://www.jackhanley.com 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 JAIL 965 N. Vignes St., 5A Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 621-9567 http://www.thejailgallery.com Weds.-Sat., 12-6pm 86

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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 JFERRARI GALLERY 3015 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039 (323) 877-5542 http://www.jferrarigallery.com Tues.-Sun., 12-5pm

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 KLAPPER GALLERY 8759 Beverly Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 652-6552 http://www.klappergallery.com

JK GALLERY 2632 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 837-3330 http://www.jkgallery.net Wed.-Sat., 11am-6pm

KONTAINER GALLERY 6130 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 933-4746 http://www.kontainergallery.com

JONATHAN KENT GALLERY 474 N Robertson Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 657-5727 http://www.artkent.com

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

JUDSON GALLERY 200 S. Avenue 66 Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 255-0131 http://www. judsonstudios.com Mon.-Fri., 10am-3pm

KRISTI ENGLE GALLERY 5002 York Ave Los Angeles, CA 90042 (213) 629-2358 http://www.kristienglegallery.com

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.

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

KANTOR ART 205 S. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 274-6499 http://www.kantorart.com

LA ART HOUSE 8825 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048 (310) 205-0480 http://www.laarthouse.net Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat.-Sun. by app't


ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS t FABRIK RECOMMENDED Four Los Angeles painters come together to demonstrate that a new representational realism is asserting itself in southern California. The direct, uncomplicated, yet handsome and visually gripping figural compositions of Laurent Dareau, Malcolm Liepke, Taylor Montague, and Frank Ryan set human interaction in the context of intimate interiors and the plangent landscape light particular to this region. 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 LA CONTEMPORARY 2634 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 559-6200 http://www.lacontemporary.com

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FABRIK RECOMMENDED “Cradle of Civilization,” through April 4, brings together four Los Angeles-based painters with roots in the Middle East Iranian-born Hessam Abrishami and Farok Ligvani, Lebanon native Huguette Caland, and Judeo-American Kharlene Boxenbaum, all of whose work references their cultural heritages and thus comprise a show with a distinct flavor, decorative yet mysterious, image-filled yet abstract, formally sinuous yet visually crisp. L.A. COUNTY ARBORETUM 301 N. Baldwin Ave Arcadia, CA 91007 (626) 821-3232 http://www.arboretum.org L.A. GAY & LESBIAN CENTER THE ADVOCATE GALLERY 1125 N. McCadden Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 860-7337 L.A. LOUVER GALLERY 45 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 822-4955 http://www.lalouver.com Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm

L.A. MODERNISM SHOW 1855 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (818) 244-1126 http://www.lamodernism.com

LAXART 2640 S. La Cienega Culver City, CA 90232 (323) 868-5893 http://www.laxart.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.

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

LA LUZ DE JESUS 4633 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 666-7667 http://www.laluzdejesus.com

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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 LATINO ART MUSEUM 281 S. Thomas St., Suite 105 Pomona, CA 91766 (909) 620-6009 http://www.lamoa.net 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

FABRIK RECOMMENDED Working in the wilds of northeast San Diego County, sculptor jd hansen has generated a series of bronzes, paintings, and, it turns out, notebook notations that take up where Giacometti, Marini, and Henry Moore left off. Fashioning figures - human, animal, and otherwise - in a manner at once curvaceous and cubistic, hansen explores psychological themes of longing, isolation, entrapment, and the like, embodying them in unapologetically modernist forms. The paintings are even moodier and more mysterious in their scumbled darkness, suggesting interior as opposed to landscape space, while the drawings brim with writing, even song lyrics, and collages - but ultimately stay with the contemplative mood of this show, through May 31. See ad on inside back cover. 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

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ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS LMAN GALLERY 949 Chung King Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 628-3883 http://www.lmangallery.com

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

LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY 4901 E. Carson St. Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 938-4817

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

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

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

LOUWE GALLERY 306 Hawthorne St. So. Pasadena, CA 91030 (626) 799-5551 http://www.louwegallery.com

MARY GOLDMAN GALLERY 932 Chung King Rd Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 617-8217 http://www.marygoldman.com

M. HANKS GALLERY 3008 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 392-8820 http://mhanksgallery.com Weds.-Sat., 12-6pm; & by app't.

MC 6088 Comey Ave Los Angeles, CA 90034 (323) 939-3777 http://www.mckunst.com

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

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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.

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 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.

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ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS and perceptual psychology into installational spaces that actively involve even casual passersby in a reconsideration of the spaces they occupy. Through May 25, MOCA surveys the work of this brilliant, seminal figure in a show that slows down time and unwraps space. MOCA – 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

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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. 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

PLATT GALLERY 15600 Mulholland Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90077 (310) 476-9777 Sun.-Thurs., 10am-4pm; Fri., 10am-2pm 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

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

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RIVERSIDE ART MUSEUM 3425 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, CA 92501 (951) 684-7111 http://www.riversideartmuseum.org Mon.-Sat., 10am-4pm; Thurs., 10am-9pm 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. SAM FRANCIS GALLERY 1714 21st St Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 829-7391 Mon.-Fri., 1-3pm; & by app't.


ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS SAM LEE GALLERY 990 N. Hill St., #190 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 227-0275 http://www.samleegallery.com Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm SAMUEL FREEMAN GALLERY 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-7 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 449-1479 http://www.samuelfreeman.com 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 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 990 N. Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 223-0224 http://www.solwayjonesgallery.com Tues.-Sat., 11am-6pm

t FABRIK RECOMMENDED After more than forty years, New York artist Joan Snyder can still lather her paints into a fecund froth, evoking plant forms, marine life, luscious spreads of edibles, and pure movement in her lusciously painted, brilliantly hued canvases. Mind you, these organic associations are just that; it is as easy to regard Snyder's elaborate compositions, on view through April 11, as pure abstraction as it is living (or at least once-living) things. SPARC ART GALLERY 685 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 822-9560 http://www.sparcmurals.org Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm (closed at noon-1pm

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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 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. 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.

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until April 25, capture both the verdancy and the toxicity of California's urban spaces, proposing that there is less experiential (not to mention visual) disparity between the natural and the manmade, the biological and the chemical, than we suspect. That doesn't make her yellow pyramids of sulfur or ramshackle oceanside bungalows any healthier, but - especially the way Sanchez paints them - it makes them more poignant and at least visually attractive. In fact, the Petaluma-based painter's own rich, gritty brush enlivens anything she depicts with a bright but delicate plein-air atmosphere. 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

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FABRIK RECOMMENDED Among its vast holdings, the Getty Research Institute has a particularly delicious cache of books from the early 20thcentury Russian avant garde, offbeat pamphlets of poetry and graphics from the eve of the 1917 revolution that broke the boundaries between word and image as no art or writing had before. The Institute presents a sampling of this trove in an endlessly fascinating, engagingly didactic display (ending April 19) called “Tango With Cows: Book Art of the Russian AvantGarde, 1910-1917.” 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


ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS 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. 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 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

t FABRIK RECOMMENDED Through April 25, the luminous abstractions of Michel Tabori and the neo-Pop montages of Greg Miller share space, working together as well as they do in part because both are vividly frozen behind layers of clear resin, and in part because Tabori has begun to include Pop-like words and phrases into his tenebrous veils of elusive color. That kind of move still works better for Miller, and Tabori's best piece here is a wordless band of red-orange-pinkyellow-something that turns its wall into an Aurora Borealis; but the experiment is getting interesting - and, in the context of Miller's billboard excerpts and references to Los Angeles clichés like the Hollywood sign, already makes a kind of loopy sense. 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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