Each week, ForYourArt highlights select events to help you PLAN ForYourArt. SEE, KNOW, COLLECT, and ENJOY the best of Los Angeles art and culture.
THURSDAY, JULY 7
Also I Like to Rock: Graffiti6 and Eastern Conference Champions
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
The Hammer courtyard turns electric in July for an ongoing series of free concerts featuring emerging bands. KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox will spin between sets by Graffiti6 and East Conference Champions.
Etsy Craft Night
Etsy, Yelp, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum present a second Etsy Craft Night in Los Angeles. The museum courtyard will transform into an outdoor creative hub where visitors can make 3-D greeting card boxes straight out of Mark Montano's Pulp Fiction Perfect Paper Projects. Come to socialize, craft, and enjoy refreshments. RSVP suggested to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Party Animals and FriendsWithYou Pop-Up Shop
Royal/T (Culver City)
Royal/T brings the magical world of animals and art to life with Party Animals, a group exhibition curated by electronic media artist Lindsay Scoggins. Featured works include an eclectic mix of beastly beings depicted as party-goers and captivating creatures as formidable adversaries, with works by Scoggins, Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, KAWS, and Yoshitomo Nara, among many others. The FriendsWithYou pop-up shop will allow visitors to immerse themselves in a world of luck, friendship, and magic in a site-specific retail installation, on view for a limited time only. See the Party Animals video invitation here.
SATURDAY, JULY 9
Mid-Wilshire Gallery Openings
Various Locations (Mid-Wilshire)
Opening receptions for new exhibitions in the Mid-Wilshire gallery district. See Works of Paper at ACME; Kirsten Everberg at 1301PE; TOPO/GRAPHY at Edward Cella Art + Architecture; and Matt Lipps: Horizon/s at Marc Selwyn Fine Art.
SUNDAY, JULY 10
George Herms: Xenophilia, Love of the Unknown
MOCA Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood)
The opening day of an exhibition featuring the work of assemblage artist George Herms, a central figure in the development of the so-called West Coast aesthetic. A member of the beat generation, Herms' commitment to counterculture is expressed through his use of impoverished materials and his rejection of compositional devices in favor of loose associations of materials and ideas. Herms' work will be exhibited alongside the work of younger Los Angeles and New York artists, bringing new energy to the assemblage tradition. Artists include: Rita Ackermann, Kathryn Andrews, Lizzi Bougatsos, Robert Branaman, Dan Colen, Leo Fitzpatrick, Elliott Hundley, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Ari Marcopoulos, Ryan McGinley, Melodie Mousset, Jack Pierson, Amanda Ross-Ho, Sterling Ruby, Agathe Snow, Ryan Trecartin, Kaari Upson, and Aaron Young.