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Art Openings: Robots, LACMA, Collage

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The worlds of science and sci-fi collide tonight in Santa Monica at the Michel Mew exhibit Robotanicals.

Four of Mew’s robots are currently on display as part of the Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon exhibit at San Jose’s Museum of Art, & he will soon be featured in the upcoming book Art Revolution. - thru July 12th

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Opening reception 6-9pm
Deborah Page Gallery
1028 Montana Ave. Santa Monica


Over on Wilshire, the Art Rental & Sales Gallery of LACMA is hosting an opening night party for Searching for Clarity; a new exhibit featuring the abstract works of Karin Aggeler, Richard Chow, Bruce Dean, and Valerie Mendez.

Part of a fundraising effort put on by the Art Museum Council, works may be purchased or rented by museum members.

Opening reception 6:30-8:30pm
LACMA –Art Rental & Sales Gallery
5905 Wilshire Blvd

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Carmichael Gallery is pleased to present the first US exhibit of British artist Will Barras.

An Absolute Shower showcases ominous characters on mysterious journeys via dark and sometimes luminous tones.

Barras compares his works to "being strapped to the front of a passenger train which is on a collision course with another train." - thru July 6th

Opening reception 8pm-midnite
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. LaBrea Ave. West Hollywood

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If you are valley bound on Sunday, be sure to check out the new summer exhibit at Viva Gallery in Sherman Oaks.

Collage Artists of America is an ongoing series featuring the works of over 150 artists in collage, mixed media, and assemblage.

This unique neighborhood gallery also offers various workshops throughout the year for artists of different experience levels.

Opening reception 2-4pm
Viva Gallery
13261 Moorpark St. Sherman Oaks

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Dreams of Flying by Michael Mew courtesy of Deborah Page Gallery
Worm Food by Will Barras courtesy of Carmichael Gallery