Lucie Fontaine: I ♥ Lucie
Various Small Fires (Venice) and Anat Ebgi (Culver City)
Two opening receptions for a two-part exhibition by French artist Lucie Fontaine. In I ♥ Lucie, Fontaine has conceived a series of two-part artworks; each of the works is divided into halves, one half being shown at Anat Ebgi and the other half at Various Small Fires.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Johannes Vermeer's Woman in Blue Reading a Letter
Getty Center (Brentwood)
10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Opening day of an exhibition presenting Vermeer's 1663-64 painting Women in Blue Reading a Letter. Recently restored, the painting is on view for six weeks as a special loan from Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. This exhibition marks the first appearance of this painting in the western United States. Through March 31, 2013.
XEROX: Barbara T. Smith 1965-66
The Box (Downtown)
Opening reception for a an exhibition of vintage Xerox prints by Los Angeles-based artist Barbara T. Smith. Works include one large group of bound Xerox books entitled Coffins and an unbound poetry set that includes five individual folders labelled Joy, Rebellion, Sorro
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16
L.A. Zine Fest
Ukrainian Cultural Center, The Moth Theatre, and HRLDRY (Hollywood)
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
This day-long festival celebrates zine culture with events including zinester speed-dating, lectures, and panel discussions from a variety of writers, comedians, and artists. The event is spread throughout three locations and features more than 80 exhibitors including Pop-Hop Books and Print, Invincible Summer, and Big Hands.
Richard Jackson: Ain't Painting a Pain
Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach)
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Opening reception for the first retrospective of contemporary painter Richard Jackson's series of room-sized installations of site-specific wall paintings, painted environments, monumental stacked canvases, and anthropomorphic painting "machines." Ain't Painting a Pain features major works never before seen in the United States, including a sculpture conceived early in Jackson's career but never built and a major new work completed in 2012. On view through May 5, 2013.