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, JUNE 23
Piero Golia: Concrete Cakes and Constellations Paintings
Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
The opening reception for an exhibition featuring new work by Los Angeles-based artist Piero Golia. Golia's Constellation Paintings derived from an incident in 2010 where a taxi-driver smashed his car directly into Golia's house following an argument over a fare. Salvaging debris from the total disaster, Golia burnished the remnants and embedded them within large slabs of jet-black glossy resin to produce vast abstractions. The Concrete Cakes are the result of a similarly happy accident; Golia received thirteen cake molds as gifts and decided to make something of this domestic excess. Using the molds as casts for sculptures rather than for baking cakes, he filled them with pure white concrete.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
Dwell on Design
Los Angeles Convention Center (Downtown)
Dwell hosts the annual Dwell on Design event in Los Angeles, an interiors and architectural expo that includes home tours, professional education, talks and more. The AIA LA Design Conference, held at the LA Convention Center in conjunction with Dwell on Design, features professional development seminars, lectures, panel discussions and other special events.
Self Help Graphics & Art (Boyle Heights)
Join Self Help Graphics & Art in an evening fundraiser and celebration of their work advancing Latino culture through art. Honorees include the Honorable Supervisor Gloria Molina, Honorable Councilmember Jose Huizar, the Community Redevelopment Agency: Adelante Redevelopment Project Boyle Heights, and Thomas H. Castro, President, El Dorado Capital. Performance by Las Cafeteras.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
Intimacies: CalArts 2011 MFA Exhibition
The Farley Building (Eagle Rock)
The opening reception for the CalArts 2011 MFA exhibition, curated by Los Angeles-based artists Alex Segade and Eve Fowler.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
William Leavitt: Pyramid, Lens, Delta
MOCA Grand Avenue (Downtown)
In conjunction with the exhibition William Leavitt: Theater Objects, the artist will co-direct a staged table reading of Pyramid, Lens, Delta (2003), with Rob Wilson, the first performance of this work. William Leavitt: Theater Objects is on view at MOCA through July 3.
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