THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
William Eggleston: Los Alamos
Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)
Opening reception for an exhibition of works by artist William Eggleston. Los Alamos includes 37 large-scale pigment images from Eggleston's Los Alamos series. These images, some of them never before seen, were printed from vintage negatives. On view through November 10, 2012.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Art Platform - Los Angeles
Barker Hangar (Santa Monica)
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The second edition of this modern and contemporary art fair features local and international artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and art enthusiasts engaging in an exchange of art and culture through gallery installations, a speaker series, and other special programming. More than 80 galleries (mapped here) will exhibit at the event. Single day passes are $20 and available online. Tickets to the VIP After Party benefiting LACMA Muse on Thursday, September 27 cost $50, are available online, and include entry to the Art Platform - Los Angeles Vernissage event earlier that night. Also check out the LAND Benefit Gala After Party at Andaz at 9pm for cocktails, a dessert bar, dancing, and music by Myles Hendrik; ForYourArt readers receive $10 off by entering the code "fullmoon" in the online checkout. Other events include the GiveLove Dinner and Auction on Friday, September 28 at 7 p.m. and the LACE Fall Social on Sunday, September 30 at 7 p.m.
Dave Muller: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Blum & Poe (Culver City)
Opening reception for an exhibition of work by artist Dave Muller. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah explores the artist's interest in music and its culture. Presented as a timeline from 1962 to 1970, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah aurally and visually chronicles the Top 100 hits from each of those years through nine rooms within the exhibition. On view through October 27, 2012.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Saturday, September 29-Sunday, September 30
Presented in conjunction with the weekend traffic event Carmaggedon II this art party across Los Angeles encourages people to discover the art in their own neighborhoods. The event's interactive website features a map where users can search for local galleries, theaters, museums, music venues, and more.
Zarina: Paper Like Skin
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Opening day for two exhibitions at the Hammer Museum. Zarina: Paper Like Skin is the first retrospective of the Indian-born American artist Zarina. The exhibition features approximately 60 works dating from 1961 to the present and includes woodcuts and three-dimensional casts in paper pulp. Zarina will appear at an artist talk at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 30. On view through December 30, 2012.
Graphic Design: Now in Production
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Opening day of an exhibition exploring how graphic design has broadened its reach over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely used tool. Featuring work produced since 2000 in various sectors of communication design, Graphic Design: Now in Production looks at design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, posters, and branding programs, and showcases recent developments in the field. On view through January 6, 2013. Be sure to check out "Three of a Kind: Brian Roettinger, Gail Swanlund, & William Henri Lucas" on November 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. where three L.A.-based independent designers discuss their work and that of others.
Kerry Tribe: There Will Be ________
1301 PE (Miracle Mile)
Opening reception for an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Kerry Tribe. There Will Be ______ features a film focusing on the history of Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. Completed in 1928, Greystone was the most expensive residence in California at the time and became the site of tragedy when the owner Ned Doheny Jr. and his secretary Hugh Plunkett were found shot to death in the house. On view through November 10, 2012.