THURSDAY, MAY 10
FILM and Film
The Getty (Brentwood)
Artist Tacita Dean will discuss "FILM," her installation at the Tate Modern in London. This work is an 11 minute, silent 35 mm film that is projected onto a 43-foot-tall white monolith. Dean will also discuss the analogue filmmaking techniques used to create "FILM," a work that would not have been possible in digital format. Reservations recommended for this free event.
FRIDAY, MAY 11
PRISM (West Hollywood)
An exhibition of new work by Barry McGee. In his second exhibition at the gallery, McGee integrates his visual language, with its geometric compositions, color fields, and recurring characters into a site-responsive installation. On view through June 30, 2012.
Rebel Dabble Babble
The Box LA (Downtown)
Opening reception for Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy's original films "Rebel Dabble Babble," which are based on the possible scenarios that occurred between Nick Ray, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, James Dean, and Dennis Hopper during the time the time they spent in Bungalow number two at the Chateau Marmont while rehearsing and filming "Rebel Without a Cause." Conceived by James Franco, this show coincides with the opening of the group show "Rebel." On view through July 7, 2012.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
John Baldessari: Double Bill (Part 2)
Margo Leavin Gallery (West Hollywood)
Opening reception for a new series where John Baldessari pairs the work of two other artists (such as Giovanni di Paolo with David Hockney, or Fernand Léger with Max Ernst) on a single canvas and then overlays his own hand-painted color additions. Only one of the two artistic "collaborators" are identified on each canvas, thus challenging the viewer to identify the missing artist and allowing them to draw their own conclusions regarding the image's authorship. On view through June 30, 2012.
Strangers on a Train
Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Hollywood)
Cinespia kicks off its 10th season of film screenings at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train." This 1951 movie tells the story of strangers plotting murder. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and picnic supplies. DJ Carlos Nino will spin before and after the screening. Tickets are $10 and available online.