There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles.
Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you PLAN ForYourArt.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9
LAXART Holiday Party & Silent Auction
LAXART (Culver City)
Celebrate LAXART's 5 year anniversary by attending their Holiday Party & Silent Auction. A VIP Preview will precede the evening, VIP tickets will include a Glenn Kaino edition. To follow, the party and silent auction, featuring work by Scoli Acosta, Amy Adler, Kelly Barrie, Justin Beal, Chris Burden, William Cordova, Zoe Crosher, Carlee Fernandez, Erik Frydenborg, Sherin Guirguis, Gustavo Godoy, Alexandra Grant, Emilie Halpern, Drew Heitzler, Gregory Michael Hernandez, Julian Hoeber, Salomon Huerta, Steffani Jemison, Vishal Jugdeo, Glenn Kaino, Joel Kyack, Mimi Lauter, William Leavitt, Kalup Linzy, Nicole Miller, Yunhee min, Matthew Monahan, Carter Mull, My Barbarian, Camilo Ontiveros, Edgar Orlaineta, Fay Ray, Marco Rios, Steve Roden, Ed Ruscha, Susan Silton, Kara Tanaka, Jim Welling, Brenna Youngblood, and more. To RSVP and purchase tickets, call (310) 559-0166, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11
L.A. Print Edition 1
LACMA West Penthouse/Edward Cella Art + Architecture and Steve Turner Contemporary (Mid-Wilshire)
LACMA's Prints & Drawings Council presents a first-ever collaborative event focusing on current trends in printmaking and print publishing in Los Angeles. Guests are invited to connect with artists, curators, printers, and dealers to learn about the making and collecting of fine art prints, with prints and editions ranging in price from $20 to $1,000, available through Art Center Los Angeles, El Nopal Press, Hamilton Press, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Lucky Bunny, Modern Multiples, Outpost for Contemporary Art, and Self-Help Graphics. The evening will conclude with an after party at Edward Cella Art + Architecture and Steve Turner Contemporary, with complimentary cocktails and food truck service by Patty Wagon and more.
The Date Farmers
ACE Gallery (Mid-Wilshire)
The opening reception for a new exhibition by The Date Farmers, Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez. Their paintings, collages, sculptures,installations, and videos are rooted in their Mexican-American heritage and California pop culture.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12
Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space
The Geffen Contemporary (Downtown)
The opening day of the exhibition Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space, which situates pioneering Latin American artists with those working with light and space, creating an expanding dialogue of light-and-space practices that includes crucial Latin American works that preceded the California tradition of the late 1960s and '70s by almost a decade. The exhibition re-creates large-scale installations by Carlos Cruz-Diez, Lucio Fontana, Julio Le Parc, Hélio Oiticica and Neville D'Almeida, and Jesus Rafael Soto. At 3pm, join curators Alma Ruiz, independent curator Yann Pereeau, and Curator of Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Valerie Fletcher, in conversation with participating artists Carlos Cruz-Diez, Julio Le Parc, and Neville D'Almeidea, at the National Center for the Preservation on Democracy.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14
Love Pop-Up Shop
LAXART (Culver City)
LAXART hosts the second annual Love Pop-Up Shop by artist Alexandra Grant. The shop will feature Grant's Love Rings and Love Necklaces as well as new prints by artist Daniel Gonzalez, and all proceeds will benefit the Love House for Watts House Project. The shop's daytime hours will be followed by cocktails from 7-9pm.