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The Weekly Art Round Up: Art in LA

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Ice box, oil on paper on enamel on canvas. | Artist: Hugh Zeigler at Show Cave

Ice box, oil on paper on enamel on canvas. | Artist: Hugh Zeigler at Show Cave
- by Arely Villegas for LAistArt fair season is here, with returning and new contenders. This week, Photo LAcelebrates their 20th anniversary at The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and merges Art LA projects which can be a better step at luring a broader audience. The fair runs this weekend, followed by the Los Angeles Art show next week and Art Los Angeles Contemporary’s second year at the end of January.

Los Angeles is infamous for it’s alternative spaces more than it’s formal galleries and for further exploration artists, scholars and the like will meet this Saturday at LAXART for a long day seminar.

Remember all is fair and the sun shines for all in sunny California.

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Boundaries: Selections from the Permanent Collection and Kids Art Workshop at MOLAA (Long Beach) from 5 - 9 pm: It’s a full night at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach starting with an art workshop for children followed by the opening of Boundaries: Selections from the Permanent Collection at 6:30 pm. For the opening chief curator, Cecilia Fajardo Hill will lead a walkthrough of the exhibition accompanied with complimentary wine.

Zocalo at The Fowler: How Does Street Art Humanize Cities? ( UCLA - Westwood) at 7pm: Los Angeles Times writer Jori Finkel moderates a panel discussion between street artist Retna and Man One, along with curator Patrick Polk. RSVP is required however, if you don’t have reservations for tonight be sure to show up at 6pm for your chance at being part of the discussion.

Richard Jackson: Artist Talk
at MOCA Grand (Downtown): Join artist Richard Jackson as he discusses his practice as an artist and educator.

Margo Victor: Black Flower
at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Hollywood) from 8 - 10 pm: The opening Reception of Margo Victor’s Black Flower exhibition. Black Flower is the concept band of artist Margo Victor, exploring popular culture, music endeavor, and artistic practice.

Tree Farm ( Video from Oregon) at Human Resources Gallery (Chinatown) from 8-10 pm: Featuring work from artists Mike Bray, Tom Greenwood, MK Guth, Jared Haug, Gretchen Hogue, Rose McCormick, Matt Nixon, Melody Owen, Patrick Rock, and Jesse Sugarman.

Friday January 14

Anthony Greanye x Samson x Dan Graham at Cottage Home (Chinatown) from 6 pm-12 am : The opening reception of three collaborations featuring the work of artist Liz Glynn, Craig Drennen, Greg Hayes, Ian Jeffrey, Keith Rocka Knittel, Nick Kramer, Calvin Lee, Annete Lemieux, Todd Plavisko, Matthew Rich, and Carlin Wing.

Divine Violence at Human Resources Gallery (Chinatown) 7-10 pm: Artist Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris of The Canary Project lead a week long workshop on the exploration of violence which further explores the artists practice of art and environmental activism. Collaborators were asked to gather objects that reflect violence and are now apart of an installation at the gallery. In accordance to the show, during the opening, Cal Arts Maggie Nelson will read from her upcoming book, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning. Followed by a performance of artist Joshua Kit Clayton.

Relics Across The Sea of Simulation at Dan Graham Gallery (Chinatown): The opening reception of artists Daniel Pineda and Miles Martinez. The gallery does not have an actual website: 506 Bernard Street, Los Angeles, 90012.

Hack at Statler Waldorf Gallery (Echo Park) from 7-10 pm: The opening reception of Hack, an exhibition featuring artist Alice Clements, Katie Herzog, Rico Gatson, Bari Ziperstein, Onya Hogan Finlay, Rafael Esparza, Zachary Drucker and Kelly Cline.

Hugh Zeigler: Mannerist at Showcave (Eagle Rock) from 8-12 pm: The opening reception of new paintings of artist Hugh Zeigler. Jackson Pollock, 1950’s New York City, and an anecdote from the artist, don’t miss!!

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Open Mic Night at LAXART (Culver City) at 7pm: LAXART host it’s first open mic night where the public is invited to entertain in your chosen medium. Be sure to show up at 7 pm to sign up for a space. The event is scheduled from 7pm with no actual ending, expect the unexpected.

Saturday January 15

Art 2102 of Los Angeles: Dispatches and Directions Panelat LAXART (Culver City) 2-6 pm: In need of further exploration into art in Los Angeles, a long day seminar will host one of the most innovative individuals in the Los Angeles art community.

Commonwealth and Council Goldilocks at Spatium Gallery (Mid Wilshire) from 6- 8 pm: The Former Commonwealth and Council hosts an opening at Spatium Gallery featuring artist Eric Bollman, Mayrose Cobarrubias Mendoza, Michael Decker, Enrique Castejron and Kelly Cline.

PALS at Actual Size Gallery (Chinatown) 7-10 pm: The gallery hosts the exhibition which takes form through a 34 minute video shot at the gallery. The artists include Wilson Chang, Tyler Jamison, Richard Lidinsky, Natascha Snellma and PJ Risse.

Durden and Ray
at Commonspace and Raid Projects from 5-9 pm: Commonspace Gallery in Boyle Heights and Raid Projects in Lincoln Heights participate in the opening reception of Durden and Ray. Both galleries host an opening this Saturday; Commonspace from 5-7pm and Raid: from 6-9 pm.

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