Witch Show, at Elephant, Cypress Park. Podcast hosted by Kiki Johnson & Alexa Loftus culling local LA witch news & other haunting topics… Where’s the best place to take a centaur to brunch? Do witches really like cats? Are aliens even real? Are you an alien? First episode release celebration: 8pm-12am
LA2050 challenge kicks-off today…. Please support our friends Experimental Half-Hour’s proposal to build LA’s first media lab! Learn more about their vision to create a community audiovisual center & vote for LA MEDIA LAB here. Vote now through Sep 16
New Painting from Finland and Sweden, at JAUS, Santa Monica/Venice. Group show feat. Sini Anttila-Rodriguez (Fin), Emanuel Bernstone (Swe), Eeva-Riitta Eerola (Fin), Ville Laaksonen (Fin), Marjolaine Lombard (Swe), Ivar Lövheim (Swe), Petra Tiisala (Fin), Stephen Parise (Swe/US), Mia Saharla (Fin), Jouni Toni (Fin). Curated by Stephen Parise. Through Sep 7
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Workhorse Launch Party, at Otherwild, Echo Park. Performances by the online experiment & interactive public conversation, Workhorse & best friends (Mikki Olsen and Machina Mclaughlin), a screening by Aimee Goguen, & music by pyramid records. doors 7pm performances 8pm
Group Show: Opening, at Monte Vista Projects, Eagle Rock. Works by Christina Agapakis, Rita Blaik, Megan May Daalder, & Amisha Gadani explore the ‘un-closed’ through experimental videos, cavum prints, scientific illustrations, fragmented photos, & interactive fashion. Opening Reception: 7-10pm Through Sep 14
Group Show: Trains, at Night Gallery, DTLA. Works by Marcel Alcala, Annette Kelm, Sarah Conaway, Araki Nobuyoshi, Thea Djordjadze, Jeff Ono, Erik Frydenborg, Melanie Schiff, Piero Golia, Augustus Thompson, Richard Hawkins, and Brenna Youngblood. Curated by Sterling Ruby. Opening Reception: 7-10pm Through Sep 27
Suzy Poling (Pod Blotz) | at Echo Park Film Center
Video Art by Suzy Poling, at Echo Park Film Center, Echo Park. Screening of recent video art by LA-based artist Suzy Poling (Pod Blotz) with new shorts synthesizing sonic resonances, technological interferences, transcendental procedures, natural phenomenon, ecological uniformity, regeneration & degeneration. 8pm
duo 18+ | at Redcat
18+, at Redcat, DTLA. The collaborative duo 18+ presents projects culled from their multiple online platforms, taking form through audio, video, social media, & performance. 8:30pm
throwback Baseck x Joy Through Noise (Twin Braids) | Celebrate Everything at Complex.
Avocados, at 1952 Clinton St., Echo Park. Three-day event with artist performances, sound art, video projections, installations, dancing… & avocados! In collaboration with Echo Park Rising Festival & Projector Projects, hosted by Jonathon Hornedo. Details. 12pm 8/15 – 8pm 8/17
Tonalism, at Sonos Studio, Hollywood. Inspired by La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela’s Dream House as well as Terry Riley, Yoko Ono & John Cage, Tonalism is a 12-hr immersive atmosphere synthesizing harmonious textures with visual elements. Audience encouraged to bring pillows, cushions & sleeping bags to lay amidst a 13- point surround sound system feat. live performances, video artists, & DJ’s. Hosted by dublab. 6pm-6am
Nora Keyes at Coagula Curatorial
Western Twilight, at Coagula Curatorial, Chinatown. Group show of four LA artists examining the nature of dreams, architecture, illusions, optics & space. Curated by Raven Servellon, with works by Leslie Lanxinger, Nora Keyes, Raven Servellon & Timothy Robert Smith. Opening reception: 7-11pm Through Aug 30
The White Album, at Richard Telles, Mid-Wilshire. Group show curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando feat. nineteen LA artists. Works in painting, video, sculpture, and performance evoke the search for the transcendental in California— exploring ideas of alchemy, animism, vitalism, magic, corporeal transformation, and wonder. Through Aug 16
Draftpunk, at Autonomie, Mid-City. Group show of contemporary drawing feat: Bridget Beck, Daniela Campins, Mark Dutcher, Rema Ghuloum, Jane Hugentober, Kiel Johnson, Jason Manely, Nadege Monchera Baer, Ali Schmeltz, Marie Thibeault, Dorian Wood. Curated by Kio Griffith.
Opening reception: 8-10pm
Throwback Diva Dompe with Experimental Half-Hour at Human Resources | at Sound Sanctuary.
Gridscape, at Space 15 Twenty, Hollywood.
New works by Ben Medansky & Bradley Duncan explore dichotomies crucial to our manipulated local terrain: grids created by architectural structures and flora-filled desert landscapes.
Opening Reception 6-9pm
VIA Publication Issue 03 Release Party, at the Ace Hotel, DTLA.
Feat. art & articles from Peter Bo Rappmund, Adam R. Levine, Sam Davis, neverhitsend, Erik Benjamins, Emily Anne Kuriyama, Lauren Everett, Christine Wang, Kim Zsebe, Ally Hasche, Maura Lucking, Lowell Heflin, Andrew Veeder, Sandra Burciaga, Jordan Pedersen, Moses Sumney, & Heather Cleary. Details here.
Poltergeist: James Cordas x Zac Tomaszewski, at South of Sunset, Echo Park.
Collaborative exhibition featuring site-specific video installations, ultraviolet liquid painting, sculpture, and experimental wall works situated at the intersection of the perceptual and extra-sensory. The darkened gallery will be transformed into an array of apprehensions evoking the paraphysical.
Opening reception: 8-10pm
Through Aug 24
Thanks for the Mammaries, at ForYourArt, Mid-City.
LA artist Bettina Hubby presents a group exhibition of boob-themed art, including over 100 artists. Live auction benefiting The Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center.
Opening reception: 7-9pm
Through Aug 17
The Forgetting of Objects and Tides, at Echo Park Film Center, Echo Park.
Screenings of Daphne Rosenthal’s ‘The Forgetting of Objects,’ a portrayal of in-between time and space and Bertha Aguilar’s ‘Tides,’ a documentary exploring LA’s hidden geography through the live and work sites of three 1930’s artists: Sergei Eisenstein, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Carlos Bulosan.
Spirits in the Material World?, at Hiatus, DTLA.
Does spirituality exist in the art world? If so, what does it look like? Group show feat. Shiva Aliabadi, Virginia Katz, Aragna Ker, Zach Kleyn, Gil Kuno, Constance Mallinson, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Gina Stepaniuk.
Opening reception: 4-8pm
Tricia Lawless Murray Queen of Hearts at Cohen Gallery.
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24/7 (still life) remix, at Cohen Gallery, West Hollywood.
Group show feat. Kate Johnson, Heather Rasmussen, Karolina Karlic, Katie Shapiro, Siri Kaur, Carly Steward, Tricia, Lawless Murray, Ruth van Beek, Lisa Ohlweiler, David Weldzius, & Vincent Ramos.
Opening reception: 7-9pm
Through Aug 30
Clear, at Gagosian, Beverly Hills.
Group show feat. works by twenty-three contemporary artists including Richard Artschwager, Larry Bell, Lisa Oppenheim, and James Turrell.
Opening reception: 6-9pm
Through Aug 22
New Painting from Finland and Sweden, at JAUS, Santa Monica/Venice.
Group show feat. Sini Anttila-Rodriguez (Fin), Emanuel Bernstone (Swe), Eeva-Riitta Eerola (Fin), Ville Laaksonen (Fin), Marjolaine Lombard (Swe), Ivar Lövheim (Swe), Petra Tiisala (Fin), Stephen Parise (Swe/US), Mia Saharla (Fin), Jouni Toni (Fin). Curated by Stephen Parise.
Opening reception: 6:30-9:30pm
Through Sep 7
Native Strategies: Issue #5 Music Issues, at LACE, Hollywood.
Native Strategies: N (enter) S at LACE is a Native Strategies issue come to life within three-dimensional space. Throughout their residency, Native Strategies invites over 30 artists to perform in the LACE galleries and enact the process of producing a journal.
1-2pm – Odeya Nini & Oscar Miguel Santos Boscar Bantos Sister Mantos)
2-3pm – Dorian Wood & Claire Cronin.
Ideal Territory, at Cirrus Gallery, DTLA.
Group show of works obliquely considering ‘territory’ itself—as domain, history, narrative, and site of comparison. Curated by Elan Greenwald.
Opening reception: 6-8pm
Through Aug 16
The Cartographer, at Charlie James Gallery, Chinatown.
Group show extending abstracted ideas of mapping. Works by Charles Gaines, Steve Roden, Joshua Segura, Alise Spinella, Clarissa Tossin, Cody Trepte, and Samira Yamin. Curated by Alise Spinella.
Opening reception: 7pm
Through Aug 30
Ghosting 1 Year Anniversary!, at Ghosting.tv HQ, DTLA.
Videos:Andrew Benson, Ian Cheng, Jen Stark, Johnny Woods, Adam Ferriss, & many more; Music: Chrome Canyon, Telecaves, KrOn; Games: LA Game Space; 16mm films: Lost & Found Film Club; Food: Brun’s Creole Soul Kitchen
ck one daily, at Night Gallery, DTLA.
Group show feat. works by Jaya Howey, Shawn Kuruneru, Nevine Mahmoud, Rose Marcus, Shimon Minamikawa, Chadwick Rantanen, Anna Rosen, Kathleen Ryan, and Carter Seddon.
Through Aug 2
Extended Organ at Mike Kelley, at MOCA Geffen, DTLA.
Long-time collab of Mike Kelley, Extended Organ is Tom Recchion, Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilsen, Paul McCarthy and Alex Stevens. Performing tonight at MOCA’s Free Admission Saturdays (6-10pm).
Anita Bunn’s 9 tone lithographs at Offramp Gallery.