Feb 052015

Tom Vek- Aroused

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/5-2/8)-


The Craft & Folk Art Museum is having two events- the first is a free preview and cocktail reception for the Fourth Annual Benefit Trunk Show (also going on Friday and Saturday) and it’s Craft Night where you can learn to make paper mosaics ($8)- http://www.cafam.org/programs/

A little further away at Pomona College Museum of Art the Guerrilla Girls are performing to go along with the current exhibition “Guerrilla Girls: Art in Action” with a reception afterwards- http://www.pomona.edu/museum/exhibitions/2015/guerrilla%20girls/

Echo Park Film Center is having an open screening where anyone can show their film plus there will be free pizza – http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/events/open-screen/

John Oates (of Hall and Oates) will be performing at Amoeba Hollywood (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3210/


First Fridays are back at the Natural History Museum with Robert DeLong, Tom Vek, and Quitapenas playing (reserved tix are sold out but there should be some available first come, first served at 7pm at the door) – http://tickets.nhm.org/WebStore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=nhmonline&C=FirstFridayFeb

The Natural History Museum is also having an after party with Tom Vek DJ’ing at the Regent Theater- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/780283-natural-history-museum-los-angeles/

Downtown there’s also Dark Nights at LA Live with $5 food and drink specials and lots of free entertainment- http://www.lalive.com/events/la-live/detail/dark-nights-at-la-live-2


Full Exposure: Art and Pornography in Los Angeles is a panel discussion in conjunction with the Larry Sultan exhibit at LACMA. A screening of Boogie Nights follows- http://www.lacma.org/event/full-exposure

Dum Dum Zine Release party with Tulips, Bloody Death Skull and So Many Wizards performing- https://www.facebook.com/events/583189128448886

The Egyptian Theater is showing the final director’s cut of Blade Runnerhttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/blade-runner


It’s My Bloody Valentine Nite at the Echo with Heavenly Beat, The Bilinda Butchers and XO- http://www.theecho.com/event/721645-mbv-nite-heavenly-beat-los-angeles/

Spike Lee’s Malcolm X (70mm print) is at the Egyptian Theater- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/malcolm-x-0

Nov 062013


John Divola- Seven Songbirds and a Rabbit

John Divola is speaking at LACMA tonight @7pm. Tickets are free, but required-  http://www.lacma.org/event/john-divola

His current exhibition at LACMA, John Divola: As Far As I Could Get, references a series of photos Divola made by attaching his camera to a tripod, setting a timer and running straight into the frame.

The photo above is also from the show. It is part of a series taken from stereographic negatives that he accessed from the California Museum of Photography. From these negatives, he isolates certain wildlife details.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Pomona College Museum of Art are also participating in this exhibition.