THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Artist Walkthrough: Sterling Ruby
LACMA (Miracle Mile)
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Sterling Ruby, known for his biomorphic ceramic sculptures, nail polish drawings, and different forms of collage, leads a walkthrough of LACMA's current exhibition Drawing Surrealism. Tickets are required for this free event and are available at the ticket office one hour before the start of the event. This event is sponsored by the Modern and Contemporary Art Council.
Lecture: Why Contemporary Art Gives Me the Blues
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Downtown)
Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Blues for Smoke, MOCA curator Bennett Simpson discusses the vitality and innovation at the core of the blues tradition as a major catalyst of the experiment within modern and contemporary art. This lecture is free with museum admission.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Paul Pescador: 3,4,5, and 8
Human Resources at the Vista Theater (Los Feliz)
This midnight screening event features filmmaker Paul Pescador's new work 3,4,5, and 8. Examining both the genres of the musical and the essay film, 3,4,5, and 8 is a stop-motion animation made up of constructed imagery, found footage, and musical sequences. It is a sequel to Pescador's previous body of work 1, 1 1/2, 2, which premiered at Human Resources in 2011.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Exhibition openings and events include Diana Thater at 1301PE (6-8 p.m.), Joe Pestoni at David Kordansky Gallery (6-9 p.m.), Adam Silverman at Edward Cella Art + Architecture (6-9 p.m.), Neo Natural and Bogs at Steve Turner Contemporary (6-9 p.m.), Letters From Los Angeles: Text in Southern California Art at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (5-8 p.m.), and Enrique Martinez Celaya at L.A. Louver (5-8 p.m.).
Lot 613 (Downtown)
7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Presented by Create Fixate, this one day event features an interactive light and sound art gallery that includes paintings, photography, sculpture, and installations. Featured artists include Ben Guerrette, Joshua Kirsch, Hugo Bordes, Jerico Woggon, and Leif Maginnis. Music will be provided by artists including KCRW's Jeremy Sole, Lushbunny, and more. Admission is $15 before 9 p.m. and $20 after.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Three of a Kind: Brian Roettinger, Gail Swanlund and Willem Henri Lucas
Hammer Museum (Westwood)
Presented by the UCLA Design Media Arts program, this event features L.A.-based independent designers Brian Roettinger, Gail Swanlund, and Willem Henri Lucas discussing their work and that of others. The discussion uses the 20 essays from the Graphic Design: Now in Production catalogue as a roadmap to guide the talk.