Dec 192015
 

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Art Culver City, the group exhibition currently at Mark Moore Gallery was created in response to the current state of art fairs which have become more about celebrity and parties than the art itself. The focus here is on the art. Standouts include Zemer Peled’s sculptures created from hand-crafted shards of porcelain (pictured above), Kim Rugg’s maps recreated using only city names and regions and Christopher Russell’s photo prints that have images scratched into them with a razor. This show closes 12/19/15.

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While in Culver City make sure to stop by Maloney Fine Art to see Jeff Colson’s incredibly realistic sculpture, Stacks (pictured above), created from carved wood. This show closes 12/19.

Also closing 12/19 in Culver City and worth checking out-

Rosson Crow’s multimedia exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery Madame Psychosis Holds a Séance, “explores the fictional world of Madame Psychosis, an aging showgirl obsessed with the assassination of John F. Kennedy.” The center piece is Crow’s first film, which stars Kelly Lynch as Madame Psychosis in outfits designed by Jeremy Scott.

At Anat Egbi Gallery is Jen Denike’ show ‘If She Hollers” which consists of three films and still images from them. “The show’s three protaganists feature “The Boxer”,“The Cat” and “The Pimp” interweave elements adapted from references ranging from Joe Lewis to Alice in Wonderland and RuPaul’s Drag Race”.

Cheryl Louise Humphreys’ embossed paper images at her premier solo exhibition “I Just Have This Feeling…” explore visual communication in a digital age at Paul Loya Gallery

Dec 192015
 

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James Hyde’s exhibition “Ground” at Luis de Jesus Los Angeles combines photography and painting to form strong graphic images.

From the press release

The title “Ground” resonates with the descriptive photography of western landscapes. In the painting context, the ground is the active place on which painting occurs. Hyde uses a home brewed paint for these works, consisting of pigment dispersed in acrylic mediums, and in most cases that pigment is a form of ground earth. In turn, Hyde’s photographs follow a “light-room” process developed in the computer, distorting and adjusting it and challenging the notion of any factual naturalism.

Resisting genres and traversing mediums, Hyde investigates the abstract gesture in relationship to photography. His opposition to the “realism” of digital photography, placed against the colors of abstracted shapes, snaps photography into place, making it a site, a location, and naturalizing it as a pictorial fact while reframing the question of the truthfulness of photography.

This exhibition closes 12/19/15.

(images via Luis de Jesus Los Angeles)

Dec 172015
 

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Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/17-12/20/15)-

Thursday

Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz, and WAND are playing A Holiday Homeless Charity Event at Teragram Ballroom with proceeds going to LA Kitchen. It’s sold out, but there are always ways to find tix.

The Center for the Arts at Eagle Rock is hosting The Winter Solstice Sound Bath, which “offers audience members the opportunity to achieve a deep meditative state through the experience of pure sound” ($25)

For some different, less meditative sounds, EDM DJ Dillon Francis is at The Shrine with T-Pain, Valentino Khan, Anna Lunoe & Neo Fresco (or see him Friday with ILoveMakonnen)

Friday

Vince Staples is worth taking a trip to Santa Ana for, where he’ll be playing at The Observatory

At the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA) gallery they are having the opening for the exhibit Molybdomancy followed by a Holiday Party with Night Gallery which will have performances, DJs, and hot cider

Get in the holiday spirit with The Music Center’s free outdoor Holiday Sing-along (tickets are distributed to the line at 6pm)

J Fernandez is playing at the Bootleg Theater

Can’t get enough of Star Wars?- you can participate in Light Saber Battle LA 2015 in Pershing Square (if you have one- they have sold out) or just check it out (free)

Fishbone are playing at The Roxy

Pity Sex are at The Echo with Colleen Green and Eskimeaux

Friday and Saturday

At REDCAT, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts is having its annual Winter Dance Concert

Saturday

Artists Risk and Axis are live painting from 3-5pm at Buckshot Gallery

Moving Units are playing at The Roxy

The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica has a holiday double feature showing of Elf and Bad Santa

The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood is showing National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Scrooged as its double feature

The Bots are at The Echo with Buttertones and Thee Commons

Sunday

Dan Harmon and Jeff B. Davis are hosting Harmontown at Nerdmelt in Hollywood

The Aero Theatre and the Egyptian Theatre are both showing holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life

All weekend

Check out the recreation of Seinfeld’s apartment on Melrose from 10am- 7pm (free)

Dec 122015
 

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If you are headed to Culver City, make sure to check out Leon Benn’s painting exhibit Spare Time at Roberts & Tilton gallery.

His process for creating these paintings is especially interesting.

From the press release

The surfaces are slowly built up through varying layers, dimensions, demands. Benn starts his paintings by selecting canvas, which he then treats and hand dyes prior to starting batik applied through a water-based resist. Drawings utilizing oil pastels breaches the structure left from the underlying batik motif. The results are phantasmagoric paint-scapes that explore imagistic transference of natural imagery to a static commercial medium.

This show closes 12/12/15

Dec 102015
 

Stone Temple Pilots- Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart

I was originally going to post this video in the coming weeks when Scott Weiland was supposed to play in Los Angeles.  Sadly he passed away a week ago today (12/3/15).

This song is off Stone Temple Pilots third album Tiny Music…Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop which was released in 1996. The lyrics were written by Weiland and he also titled his 2011 autobiography Not Dead and Not for Sale.