26 Jan 2016

2016 LA Art Show Panels

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2016 LA Art Show Panels

Dialogs LA, the free panels at the LA Art Show always provide a stimulating adjunct to the art fair itself.  This year, there is a focus on collecting, beginning with –for the first time ever at an art fair– a panel  on the process of valuing and pricing fine art  wil be made transparent wiht…

13 Jan 2016

Save the Date: January 14, Steve Diet Goedde at Garboushian Gallery

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Save the Date: January 14, Steve Diet Goedde at Garboushian Gallery

Hands down, Steve Diet Goedde is one of the top fetish/erotic photographers in the world, and full disclosure, I’ve curated him into shows before because I truly love how he photographs women. His work shows an awareness of women–of their dreams, their spirits, their inner life–making his photos more than just fancy fap shots. Goedde’s…

6 Jan 2016

January 9: The Gabba Gallery “Metro Dreams” Opening Reception

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January 9: The Gabba Gallery “Metro Dreams” Opening Reception

The Gabba Gallery presents another installment of its signature show style of four separate mini expeditions, this edition collectively entitled “Metro Dreams,” curated by Jason Ostro and Phil Santos, showcasing the works of  Moncho1929, Vakseen, Amy Smith and HERO. Their diverse yet loosely connected works for “Metro Dreams” fill the almost 2000 sq. ft. gallery…

5 Jan 2016

Save the Date: January 8, Jesse Hazelip “Don’t Shoot” at Mishka LA

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Save the Date: January 8,  Jesse Hazelip “Don’t Shoot” at Mishka LA

Visual artist Jesse Hazelip returns to Los Angeles for his first solo and performance piece in two years. Last seen as part of Cartwheel Art’s “Dark Progressivism: Metropolis Rising” at the 2015 LA Art Show and later at the “Manifest Justice” mega-pop-up in Spring of 2015, Hazelip focuses his delicate line work and careful draftsmanship…

31 Dec 2015

Dan Baldwin: Reliquia at Garboushian

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Dan Baldwin:  Reliquia at Garboushian

Wow. Just wow. This is Reliquia, a sculpture by Dan Baldwin, on exhibition at Garboushian Gallery in Beverly Hills. Over three feet high, it is ceramic coated in platinum and inlaid with mother-of-pear. One of the NBYA (New Young British Artists), Baldwin shares of the similarities of his predecessors–namely the use of precious metals and…

18 Dec 2015

Sat Dec 19: “Oh My Guad” at Fachaptolo Gallery, Boyle Heights,

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Sat Dec 19: “Oh My Guad” at Fachaptolo Gallery, Boyle Heights,

The Boyle Heights art scene is boiling hot right now, and Fachaptolo Gallery, one of the locally owned-and-operated galleries, will be the site of a very community-centric exhibition, “Oh My Guad” which explores the complexities and layers of the Virgin of Guadalupe, presented in conjunction with Cold Fire Art Company, an East LA art curation…

8 Dec 2015

Advocartsy Presents “Art Brief: Iranian Contemporary Los Angeles” at Arena 1

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Advocartsy Presents “Art Brief: Iranian Contemporary Los Angeles” at Arena 1

Southern California is home to largest Iranian community outside of Iran, and this weekend the debut exhibition of ADVOCARTSY, “ArtBrief: Iranian Contemporary Los Angeles,” provides a concentrated opportunity to introduce local artists of Iranian heritage to the Iranian community of the region and to the art community of Los Angeles. Co-curated by ADVOCARTSY founder Roshi…

23 Nov 2015

Save the Date: “Work In Progress” Opens Friday, November 27

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Save the Date: “Work In Progress” Opens Friday, November 27

What happens cultural curator and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman and co-curated with entertainment entrepreneur and philanthropist Doug Davis join forces in a now-defunct karaoke club in Downtown Los Angeles? Work In Progress (W.I.P.), a new art marketplace, opening exclusively in downtown LA on Black Friday, November 27, 2015. W.I.P. provides unprecedented access to available works…

10 Nov 2015

Opening: Nov 11, Maria Penn at Stories Books and Cafe

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Opening: Nov 11, Maria Penn at Stories Books and Cafe

On Wednesday November 11, at 7pm, Stories Books and Cafe in Echo Park presents the opening reception for the work of Maria Penn. Penn’s colorful work is influenced by Cubism, but shows as well her a lifelong affinity for Aztec, Mayan and Native American symbolism. Now in her 70s, Penn has led a storied life.…

2 Nov 2015

Save the Date: November 7, El Velorio at Plaza de la Raza

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Save the Date: November 7, El Velorio at Plaza de la Raza

Dia de los Muertos continues as a super celebration of SoCal Latinx culture on November 7 when Exodus Events presents El Velorio at Plaza de la Raza. Featuring live music ranging from mariachis to rock, DJs, costumes, traditional food, and altars, El Velorio also presents one of the largest Dia de los Muertos themed art…

16 Oct 2015

Risk: New Gallery Opens in Santa Monica Saturday October 17

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Risk: New Gallery Opens in Santa Monica Saturday October 17

Graffiti legend Risk is opening his art gallery, Buckshot in partnership with with Kevin Zinger and Ivory Daniel from The Regime Management, and local entrepreneurs Howard and Bryan Spunt. Buckshot’s opening reception is this Saturday, October 17, form 6pm to 10pm. Internationally recognized for his graffiti, fine art, and illustrative work over the last thirty…