THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Richard Prince: Cowboys
Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
Opening reception for a collection by New York-based artist Richard Prince. The series features iconic Western cowboy imagery produced for the advertising industry and explores its relationship to the mass media as well as evolving reprographic technologies. On view through April 6, 2013.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Regen Projects (Hollywood)
Opening reception for an exhibition of new portraits and landscapes by Catherine Opie. The photographs in this collection mark both a progression and a departure for the artist, drawing upon Opie's beginnings in documentary photography, the traditions of painting, and the history of photography. On view through March 29, 2013. Opie also has an exhibition Catherine Opie: In & Around L.A. at WUHO curated by Emily Bills and Karen Higa.
Born To Curate (Performance/Curatorial Battle)
Highways Performance Space (Santa Monica)
Iván Argote & Pauline Bastard present Born to Curate, a live curatorial battle that pits four teams of Los Angeles-based curators head to head in a game of wit and knowledge. Participating curators include Mark Allen, Alex Donis, Charlotte Eyerman, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Miki Garcia, Mat Gleason, Chris Kallmyer, Bill Kelley, Jr., Shamim Momin, and Matthew Schum with emcee Mario Ybarra, Jr. Structured like a game show, teams have two minutes to conceptualize a curatorial project or exhibition in response to a theme picked at random. Admission is free.
LA Print: Edition 3
LACMA & CAFAM (Miracle Mile)
Presented by LACMA's Prints and Drawings Council, the third annual LA Print includes presentations and discussions by notable and emerging printmakers and print shops split between LACMA's Brown Auditorium and CAFAM. Cirrus Editions, Edition Jacob Samuel, Gemini G.E.L., Hamilton Press, The Lapis Press, Mixografia Workshop, and Modern Multiples offer presentations throughout the afternoon and the free event concludes with a panel discussion featuring representatives from Art Is Shit Editions, Buddha Cat Press, Lucky Bunny Visual Communications, and Self Help Graphics & Art.
Off the Wall 2013
Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena)
The Armory Center for the Arts hosts its bi-annual art auction Off The Wall. The event includes drinks, live music, and dinner sponsored by some of Pasadena's best restaurants. Multiple silent auctions feature works by over 70 contemporary artists including Larry Bell, Chris Burden, Richard Jackson, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Olga Koumoundorouos, Steve Roden, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, and Pae White. All works on auction can be viewed online. Patron opportunities and tickets available online.
Culver City and Santa Monica Gallery Roundup
Exhibition openings include Henry Taylor and Susumu Koshimizu at Blum and Poe, Jay Mark Johnson at William Turner Gallery, Billy Childish at International Art Objects Galleries, Anne Seidman and Karen Woods at George Billis Gallery, Cig Harvey and Alejandro Cartagena at Kopeikin Gallery, Wunderkammer: Miniatures and Curiosities at Koplin del Rio, Ryan Foster at Richard Heller Gallery, Lauren Marsolier at Robert Berman Gallery, and more. Click here for more listings.
In the Good Name of the Company
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works from Colby Poster Printing Company curated by Jan Tumlir, with Christopher Michlig and Brian Roettinger. In the Good Name of the Company will present works by Kathryn Andrews, Scott Benzel, Peter Coffin, Sam Durant, Eve Fowler, Emilie Halpern, Imprenta, Simon Johnston, Christopher Michlig, Brian Roettinger, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, and many more alongside a representative selection of posters from Colby's own archive.