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PLAN ForYourArt: September 8-14

09/08/2011 06:33 pm ET

Each week, ForYourArt brings you the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN, and SUPPORT art in Los Angeles, New York, and everywhere.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Beatrice Wood: Career Woman - Drawings, Paintings, Vessels, and Object
SMMoA (Santa Monica)
7-9pm
Beatrice Wood: Career Woman is a comprehensive survey and new assessment of this seminal artist who made a remarkable body of ceramic luster ware until just a few years before her death in 1998 at the age of 105. This exhibition is in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. Also opening at SMMoA on Friday are Kelly Barrie: Mirror House; and Tantra Song: Contemporary Tantric Paintings from Rajasthan.

Character Gestures
OHWOW Gallery (West Hollywood)
6-9pm
Character Gestures is a show of José Parlá's latest body of work. Comprised of paintings, mono-transfers, and installations, this exhibition builds on the artist's earlier work, depictions of distressed architectural surfaces layered with calligraphic text, by stressing process and abstraction.

LA Vs. War
The Vortex (Downtown)
12pm-12am
A three-day art exhibition from September 9, 10, and 11 featuring artists, peace activists, workshops, teach-ins, live art, and music. LA Vs. War is a massive group art exhibition for peace that will mark the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 in Downtown Los Angeles at The Vortex Philanthropic Space.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Culver City Gallery Openings
Various Locations (Culver City)
6-9pm
The galleries of La Cienega Boulevard open their doors at the same time for a night of openings. Gallery shows include François Ghebaly Gallery's Escape to Shit Mountain, Taylor De Cordoba's Threads, Kopeikin Gallery's Moby: Destroyed, Angles Gallery's Judy Fiskin: All Six Films, David Kordansky Gallery's The Little Girl's Room, Blum & Poe's solo show of Matt Johnson, Roberts & Tilton's Betye Saar: Red Time and L.A. Object: Selected Photogrpahs, Blythe Projects' White Out, Honor Fraser's KAWS: Hold the Line, Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art's Sub-Pop, LAXART's The Rag Factory and China Art Objects' The Same 'Ol New Frontier to name a few.

John Outterbridge: The Rag Factory
LAXART (Culver City)
6-9pm
This installation is part of the Pacific Standard Time exhibition schedule and is Outterbridge's most extensive show in Los Angeles in decades. The event begins with an artist-curator lecture at 6pm and a public opening The Rag Factory showcases the beauty as well as the social, cultural, and economic complexity of rags made from reclaimed clothing.