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    There’s Something Happening Here – On The Sunset Strip in WeHo!

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Presented by the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts, “There’s Something Happening Here…On The Sunset Strip 1966” is a series of exhibitions and events marking the 50th anniversary of […]

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    The Plastic Religion

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    It’s fitting that the final show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery of 2016, over the course of the month of December – a time of religious celebration and gathering, […]

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    WILD LA – illustrations by Margaret Gallagher

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    Margaret Gallagher is an illustrator in Silverlake, CA. Having spent her childhood running wild on an Oregon farm she comes by her interest in the natural environment honestly – she […]

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  • Designer Con 2016

    Designer Con 2016

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Designer Con, now in its’ 11th year, began as the Vinyl Toy Network, in an 1100 square foot room at the Pasadena Civic Center. The organizers quickly realized that the […]

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    Election depression? You can Stand with Planned Parenthood tonight!

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    One of my favorite LA photographers is having an opening tonight to support Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Maggie West is well known for her dreamy colorful romanic portraits and for […]

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    VIDEO: The Cuatrecasas Discovery

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Gil Cuatrecasas was a master colorist painter whose work was nearly lost to art history. Cuatrecasas grew up in Spain in the 1930s before emigrating to America where he studied […]

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    Doug Aitken’s Electric Earth exhibition is the best show of the year (maybe ever)!

    Friday, September 9, 2016

    Electric Earth (still), 1999, Eight-channel video installation in four rooms, color and sound, 9:50 minutes/loop, installation dimensions variable     Doug Aitken: Electric Earth   The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Los Angeles, CA September […]

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    La Luz de Jesus’ Annual Coaster Show

    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Some cities have precipitation and change of temperature to mark the changing of the seasons, and while yes, this one does have seasons I notice more often marking timelines of […]

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  • On August 26 and September 2 from 5pm-8pm, Brian and Ryan will help gallery-goers arrive to SDAI in construction-grade style. Their collaboration Wheelbarrow Valet puts the gallery visitor in the seat of a decked-out whellbarrow and transports them directly into SDAI. Look for Brian and Ryan’s complementary service throughout Balboa Park.

    Not Quite Nothing: Day Trip to the San Diego Art Institute

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    More “copy and paste” journalism by yours truly~~ all you socal artnerds ought to jump in the car and head south to The San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) exhibition opening of “Not Quite […]

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    Bunnie Reiss – All Our Nature

    Friday, August 5, 2016

    Bunnie Reiss lives in a world of rainbows, patterns & adventure. In this world, with an intuitive heart and intelligent mind she produces technicolored otherworldly depictions we can’t help but […]

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Fruit
Jul
21

Fruit Themed Group Show at La-La Land Gallery Opens Tonight

I’ve always been obsessed and in awe of fruit’s visual perfection, which is only amplified by its taste. All the color, all the textures. Fruit is like flowers but much […]

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Kim West at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel; photo courtesy of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
Jun
24

Artist Talk: Kim West at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

On a lazy stroll around the DTLA arts district in 2013, I spied Kim West‘s lone polar bear hanging out on the side of an old brick building. Three years […]

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Blue McRight with new work Immersive
Jun
16

Conversation with Blue McRight about her new work “Immersive”

Every year, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery features work by the winners of the City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Artist Fellowships, which honor a dozen mid-career artists from around […]

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Nov
24

#ASAP- Vandalog x Amazon Street Art Project

Amazon.com’s Fine Art program may still be somewhat under the radar, but the online retailer has already shown its serious intention to enter into the e-commerce world by recruiting seasoned curators […]

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Nov
20

ARTFLASH ANNOUNCES U.S. LAUNCH + Preview Party Tomorrow!!

Thanks to a secret artnerd source we can share an EXCLUSIVE invite to an awesome art event tomorrow in Venice!! Guests can preview the amazing art deals offers by this […]

Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy, photo courtesy of Zeitgeist Films
Nov
13

Screening of “Chris and Don: A Love Story” TONIGHT!

A SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY “CHRIS AND DON: A LOVE STORY” TO BE HOSTED BY THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 7:30PM FILM CHRONICLES DECADES-LONG RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN […]

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Nov
7

Cheryl Humphreys’ I just have this feeling…

One of my absolute favorite up and coming artists is having her first solo show opening tonight!! Cheryl Louise Humphreys’ ‘I just have this feeling…’ A collection of works on […]

A + D Gallery
November 19 2015 - February 29 2016
Oct
29

Pushing the Press – a massive Graphic Design exhibition

  This is for the Design Nerds of LA : Fifteen years ago the graphic design world was a completely different place – where lead pencils and straight edges still reigned the […]

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Oct
20

Stuart Semple’s MY SONIC YOUTH at Fabien Castanier Gallery

One of my favorite top artists from London will be having his first solo exhibition at Fabien Castanier Gallery! Stuart Semple is well known for his emotive perspective on mass […]

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Oct
19

KillJoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House to Open In West Hollywood

“KILLJOY’S KASTLE: A LESBIAN FEMINIST HAUNTED HOUSE” OPENS IN WEST HOLLYWOOD ON 10/16 AND CONTINUES THROUGH 10/30 EXPERIENCE GROUP GUIDED TOURS THROUGH A CRAFTIVIST, PERFORMER-ANIMATED INSTALLATION INSPIRED IN PART BY […]

The Cassavetes Project - John Cassavetes.  Photo by Steve Reisch
Sep
18

The Cassavetes Project at Canon Hollywood – Saturday 9/19

John Cassavetes’ imagery in moving picture takes us to a stark, dark place that is beautiful in its simplicity.  The stories are more complex, full of intricate studies of human behavior […]

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Modern Heroes (currently installed in West Hollywood Park)
White fiber glass, full scale replica of 2011 marble sculpture, 6 x 6 x 2.5 feet
Aug
26

Mauro Perucchetti’s “Michelangelo 2020: A Tribute To Women” in WeHo

“MICHELANGELO 2020: A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN” BY MAURO PERUCCHETTI TO BE INSTALLED NEXT TO THE ARTIST’S “MODERN HEROES” IN WEST HOLLYWOOD PARK THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD WILL HOST A […]

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Aug
21

Station to Station Movie US premiere tonight!

At LONG last! Doug Aitken’s epic Station to Station movie premieres this weekend/week in Los Angeles!! It’s showing multiple times/day at the Nuart Theatre in West LA. Its one of […]

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