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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Kelly Barrie: High and Dry
Marine Contemporary (Venice)
Opening reception for an installation series by artist Kelly Barrie. High and Dry is inspired by free-play sites such as the junkyard playgrounds of the sixties and seventies and Barrie's recent investigation into the genesis of vertical skate culture and the locations it occupied. On view through April 6, 2013.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
Meg Cranston: Emerald City and Alex Israel: Lens
LA><ART (Culver City)
Opening reception for two shows. Meg Cranston's Emerald City explores the relationship between trends, fashion, and visual art with a new series of monochromes and paintings reflecting on the color emerald. Lens is a large sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Alex Israel. On view through April 20, 2013.
T. Kelly Mason: Atmospheric (Without Revolutionary Theory There Can Be No Revolutionary Action)
Cherry and Martin (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition of new pieces and early works by Los Angeles-based artist T. Kelly Mason including sound sculptures and videos. On view through April 13, 2013.
Olga Koumoundouros: A Notorious Possession and Monique van Genderen
Susanne Vielmetter (Culver City)
Opening reception for two shows at Susanne Vielmetter. A Notorious Possession is a solo exhibition of sculpture and installation addressing home ownership by Olga Koumoundouros. For Monique van Genderen's exhibition, the gallery walls have been physically adjusted to equal size and shape in order to feature two identical installations; one large-scale, two-pannel painting will be installed in each space. On view through April 10, 2013.
Catherine Opie: In & Around L.A.
WUHO Gallery (Hollywood)
Opening reception for a selection of Catherine Opie photographs depicting people, places, and buildings in and around Los Angeles. The show is presented by The Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University and is curated by Emily Bills and Karin Higa. The 4th annual Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award will be presented to Opie at this event. On view through March 24, 2013. Opie also has an exhibition at Regen Projects through March 29, 2013.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
Jorge Pardo and Michael Govan at Art Catalogs
Art Catalogues at LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Artist Jorge Pardo and Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, discuss the Tecoh project, a private residence in the Yucatan designed by Pardo, which comprises a sprawling series of buildings and incorporates nineteenth-century ruins. A book documenting the project was recently published and contains more than one hundred color images and an introduction by Govan. This event is free. No reservations required.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
Kathy Taslitz: Just Visiting
3499 E. Los Angeles St. (Downtown)
Opening reception for Kathy Taslitz' series that melds sculptures of seashells with light, sound, and video. Each work represents one of the five senses. The evening is a benefit for youth art education program P.S. Arts. RSVP is required email@example.com.