THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Lecture and Exhibition Walk-Through: Performance Art in Southern California
Pomona College/Pomona College Museum of Art (Pomona)
A discussion on performance art in Southern California by the Getty Research Institute's Glenn Phillips, Co-Director of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival and Co-Curator of It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973. The discussion will take place at Smith Campus Center 208 in Pomona College. An exhibition walk-through and reception will follow at Pomona College Museum of Art.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Daniel Joseph Martinez: I want to go to Detroit: Cheerleaders Cheer
LA><ART (Culver City)
An exhibition of photographs by Los Angeles-based artist Daniel Joseph Martinez. This exhibition will encompass the debut of two bodies of work that Martinez produced in the late 1970s. These two series document the artist's investigations of bodybuilding and beauty pageant culture in Southern California during this critical period in the region's history. The exhibition will be accompanied by a public billboard project on La Cienega Blvd. between Washington Blvd. and Venice. On view through March 3, 2012.
Outsiders Observe Los Angeles
Los Angeles Filmforum at the Echo Park Film Center (Echo Park)
This program will show films that look at Los Angeles by artists who were visitors to Los Angeles. What truths about the city are these non-Angelenos able to see, and how do they express them? Featuring two longer works by the late Robert Nelson and by David Lamelas, as well as some short works. $10 general, $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972 and Intimate Immensity: The Susan and Larry Marx Collection
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Two exhibitions open at the Hammer Museum on February 5. Sculpture Undone is the first museum survey in the United States devoted to Polish artist Alina Szapcozinkow. The show includes approximately 60 sculptures, 50 works on paper, and a group of photographic works. At 2pm, scholar Grisalda Pollock will present a free lecture on the work of Alina Szapocznikow. This exhibition is on view through April 29, 2012. Intimate Immensity highlights a selection of works from Susan and Larry Marx's large gift of postwar art. The collection includes works by seminal abstract expressionist and conceptual artists as well as newer artists. On view through May 6, 2012.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Night Gallery (Downtown)
An exhibition of works by Matthew Greene, Mark Hagen, and Bobbi Woods. Curated by Mark Verabioff. On view through February 16, 2012.