There has never been more worldwide attention on the creative culture of Los Angeles. People from all over the world came to LA for the opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) and the recent celebration of the 30th anniversary of MOCA, and are already planning for Pacific Standard Time in 2011. We are living in the city everyone is watching and visiting.
Spring, like art, is full of surprises. From fruit trees to desert festivals to cover artist Mark Bradford's community advocacy, art grows in unexpected places. ForYourArt is pleased to announce its new publication, ForYourArt, which you can download here. Thanks to Ovation for its support. You can be a patron by knowing what's going on and telling your friends.
Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you Plan ForYourArt.
THURSDAY, MAY 20
LA Louver (Venice)
The opening reception for a painting exhibition by Alice Neel, known for her talents in portraiture. The exhibition includes sixteen paintings created over four decades, between 1940 and 1978. Represented in the exhibition are portraits of both single figures and couples, who range widely in age and background. Exhibition on view until June 26.
The Red Book Dialogues: Jim Shaw and Gilda Frantz
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
In this new series, artists, thinkers and cultural icons are paired up with Jungian analysts or scholars to interpret a folio from Carl Jung's tome The Red Book as a jumping off point for a wide-ranging conversation. With artist Jim Shaw and Jungian analyst Gilda Frantz. Free, tickets available one hour prior.
FRIDAY, MAY 21
Ed Moses: Brain Band
Ferus Gallery (La Cienega)
The opening reception for a solo show by Ed Moses at the newly resurrected Ferus Gallery, which first exhibited his work in 1958. This exhibition features a series of drawings from the 60's that were conceived through intensely pressured mark making in obsessive repetition. Exhibition on view until June 30.
SATURDAY, MAY 22
John Baldessari: Sediment
Margo Leavin Gallery (West Hollywood)
Sediment, the artist's eleventh solo exhibition at Margo Leavin Gallery, includes new work that continues his study of the ways in which written and visual - and in this case hidden - language lends itself to interpretation. Exhibition on view until July 10.
Blum and Poe (Culver City)
The opening reception for an exhibition by Tim Hawkinson, who works in a range of media, including sculpture, painting, photography and installation. Exhibition on view until June 26.