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05/18/2011 03:44 pm ET Updated Jul 18, 2011

PLAN ForYourArt: May 19-25

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Ryan McGinness Roundup
Michael Kohn Gallery (West Hollywood), Country Club Projects (Hollywood), and The Standard (Hollywood)
Manhattan-based artist Ryan McGinness presents three exhibitions in Los Angeles. On Thursday, Recent Paintings opens from 6-8pm at Michael Kohn Gallery. Re-imagining our world as a series of graphic icons, McGinness layers and collages these images using both digital techniques and more traditional crafts like silk screening and painting. Friday from 7-9pm is the opening reception for Works on Paper, an exhibition of 50 works hung salon style throughout Country Club LA's new Sunset Boulevard space. Each image is drawn and redrawn many times to distill it to its essence, displaying various influences and inspirations: cyanotypes explore Hindu and eastern influences, camouflage color patterns look at the wear of army men, and silkscreened links of chain hint at some of McGinness's processes and underlying concepts. Trophies will open at PRISM May 26 and McGinness' event-based exhibition Women: The Blacklight Paintings will open at the Purple Lounge at The Standard, Hollywood on May 28th.

FRIDAY, MAY 20
The Original Venice Experience / Venice Art Walk & Auctions
Various Locations (Venice)
All Weekend
Benefiting the Venice Family Clinic, this weekend-long event will feature artist studio tours, a silent auction, architectural tours, skate and surf auction, and more. Events include Art Walk Skate Surf, the West LA Private Architectural Tour, Venice Artist's Studio Tour, Venice Art Auctions, and two Art & Architecture Tours: Appleton Way - One Amazing Block + Much More, and Water and Tree-lined Streets of Venice.

Sunset Gallery Openings
6-9pm
The opening receptions for new exhibitions at Sunset Boulevard's galleries. No Swan So Fine at Michael Benevento; Adrian Wong: Troglodyte See the Light at LTD Los Angeles; and Works on Paper at Country Club LA.

SATURDAY, MAY 21
Culver City Openings
6-9pm
The opening receptions for new exhibitions in Culver City's gallery district. Mark Hagen: TBA at China Art Objects; Annie Lapin: The Pure Space Animate at Honor Fraser; Timothy Hull: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow at Taylor de Cordoba; Zhang Huan: 49 Days at Blum and Poe; Marcos Ramirez ERRE: How Many Revolutions? at LAXART; Andrew Guenther: Corn Tobacco, and Other Stories at Kaycee Olsen; Anthony Lepore: New Wilderness at Francois Ghebaly Gallery, a two-part exhibition also opening at M+B in West Hollywood.

Michele O'Marah: Video Portraits and Home Show, Revisited
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (Santa Barbara)
6:30-8pm
The opening reception for two new exhibitions. Michele O'Marah's Video Portraits features a full-room multi-channel installation of her films of Los Angeles-based artists, musicians, and friends, inspired by Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (1964-66). The films explore the effects of popular culture, Hollywood genres, and stereotypes. Home Show, Revisited features work by 10 Los Angeles-based artists, asked to reconsider the societal and cultural notion of "home" by creating site-specific installations in residences throughout Santa Barbara. The show reprises two of CAF's early exhibitions, Home Show (1988, and Home Show2 (1996). The current iteration features work by Piero Golia, Evan Holloway, Bettina Hubby, Florian Morlat, Kori Newkirk, Jennifer Rochlin, Ry Rocklen, Kirsten Stoltmann, Stephanie Taylor, and Jennifer West.