SATURDAY, MARCH 10
Robin Rhode: Imaginary Exhibition
L&M Arts (Venice)
Opening reception for the South African-born, Berlin-based artist's Los Angeles debut. Rhode blends fine art, street culture, and performance. His work spans a variety of media that includes photography, animation, and sculpture. On view through April 21, 2012.
Kelly Poe: For the Wild and Phil Chang: Cache, Active
LA><ART (Culver City)
Opening reception for solo exhibitions at LA><ART by Kelly Poe and Phil Chang. For the Wild is the collaborative manifestation of Poe's correspondences with seven activists. In her letters, Poe asked them to describe the places that keep them sane and what time of day to visit these sites, so she could capture the location's undisturbed beauty as it existed in their mind's eye. Chang's project, Cache, Active encompasses a series of photographs that expose and fade in the light necessary to view them. Both on view through April 14, 2012.
Celebrate the Wearable
A+D Museum (Miracle Mile)
This salon-syle runway event will feature wearable artworks provided by top talent from the realms of architecture, design, fashion, graphic, product, industrial, and visual arts. Using live models as the display, the donated pieces will be auctioned in the evening and will also be available for sale through an advanced online auction. Participating artists include Karim Rashid, Trina Turk, John Baldessari, Richard A.M. Stern, Richard Meier, and Wolfgang Puck. The evening features a DJ set by KCRW's Jeremy Sole. The event costs $95 and tickets are available online.
MONDAY, MARCH 12
Jason Kraus: Dinner Repeated
Redling Fine Art (Hollywood)
Cooking in an ad hoc kitchen, Jason Kraus will prepare the same 4-course meal nightly from March 12 - 18 in the gallery at Redling Fine Art. An RSVP to email@example.com is required to attend, and you must attend all seven nights to participate. After each dinner, the stained table will be taken apart and used to construct a cabinet to hold that night's dishes. These cabinets will be on view at the gallery through April 28, 2012.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
Lecture: Sam Wagstaff: From Minimalism to Mapplethorpe
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
In 1964, Sam Wagstaff organized the exhibition Black, White and Grey at the Wadsworth Atheneum, the first museum survey to identify the evolving practice that came to be known as Minimalism. In 1973, he turned full time to collecting photographs, and in 1984, sold his private photography collection to the J. Paul Getty Museum. Philip Gefter, Getty Museum guest scholar, traces the course Wagstaff took at the vanguard of contemporary art in the 1960s to his advocacy of photography as an equal among the arts in the 1970s.