The pristine serenity of his studio space, encompassing the rough, splintery imagery in his paintings, is like a platinum setting of a Tiffany's solitaire engagement ring where the diamond has been discarded and replaced with a jagged collection of shards of glass eyeballs.
Nestled somewhere between West Hollywood and Hancock Park is the Merry Karnowsky Gallery, where Victor Castillo's Under Heavy Measures is on view until March 2nd. Constant in Victor's themes are: blindness, conspiracy, lies, disillusionment and paranoia.
Friday is the opening reception for an exhibition of Frank Gehry's Fish Lamps. Gehry produced the new lamps in 2012 and they will be divided between Gagosian Beverly Hills and Gagosian Paris at concurrent exhibitions.
Los Angeles Ballet returns to Valley Performing Arts Center with its production of The Nutcracker. Follow Clara and her Nutcracker to the magical Land of Snow, and to the enchanted Palace of the Dolls.
This Bergamot Station Holiday Open House features holiday food and drinks, performances by Pop Wagon, and affordable art for gifting throughout the Bergamot's various galleries. The free open house also includes a variety of family friendly events.
Thursday, Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Sterling Ruby, known for his biomorphic ceramic sculptures, nail polish drawings, and different forms of collage, leads a walkthrough of LACMA's current exhibition Drawing Surrealism.
Saturday is the opening reception for a collection of 11 new prints by artist Shepard Fairey created in collaboration with Neil Young. The works are based on Americana, Young's most recent album with Crazy Horse.