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Plan ForYourArt Today- April 22

Hammer Lectures: Thomas Lawson and Susan Morgan

Hammer Museum (Westwood) 7:30pm

Hammer Lectures presents a talk by artist Thomas Lawson and writer Susan Morgan. In 1979, the duo co-founded REALLIFE Magazine. Written by and about young artists, REALLIFE tracked rise of postmodernism and postfeminism along with various political issues. The final issue was published in 1994, and a book, REALLIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects, 1979–1994, was published in 2007. This talk is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Take It Or Leave It: Institution, Image and Ideology, on view at the Hammer through May 18, 2014. Learn more about REALLIFE here.

Plan ForYourArt Today- Saturday, April 19th


Culver City Events and Openings

At David Kordansky Gallery, Mary Weatherford: Los Angeles, an exhibition of paintings and sculptural works by the Los Angeles-based painter, opens from 6-8pm. Los Angeles addresses the concept of place through paintings and sculptural elements made of neon lighting. Read a 2012 conversation between Weatherford and artist Alex Israel hereLos Angeles is on view through May 31, 2014.  Meleko Mokgosi opens at Honor Fraser Gallery from 6-8pm. In this show, the Botswana-born, Mohn Award recipient, Brooklyn-based artist presents the final chapters of his three-year long history painting project Pax Kaffraria.
At China Art Objects, Julia Dault’s Rhythm Nation 2014, featuring recent paintings and a new sculpture made on site, opens from 6-8pm. Stanya Kahn: Don’t Go Back to Sleep, which include the premiere of a feature-length video, opens at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects from 6-8pm.


Beverly Hills Events and Openings

Gagosian Gallery hosts an opening for Thomas Ruff: Photograms and Negatives from 6-8pm. This show features works made using the camera-less technique called the photogram and is on view through May 31, 2014. In West Hollywood, Matthew Marks Gallery hosts a reception for Terry Winters: Patterns In a Chromatic Field and Luigi Ghirri: La Città from 3-5pm. These shows includes new paintings by Winters and thirty vintage color prints from the early 1970s by Italian photographer Ghirri.


West Hollywood Events and Openings

Allen Ruppersberg: Great Speckled Bird opens at Gemini G.E.L. from 4-7pm. A collaborative project with Gemini G.E.L. workshop, this new print spans more than twenty feet. At ltd Los Angeles in Hollywood, Wouter van Riessen: Variations on a Painting, a group of new paintings inspired by studies of Vincent Van Gogh’s Fifteen Sunflowers in a Vase, opens from 4-6pm. At Overduin & Co. in Hollywood, a performance by Math Bass featuring Eden Batki, Lauren Davis Fisher, and Lee Relvas takes place at 3pm.


imageDowntown and Eastside Events and Openings
Cogwheels Carved in Wood, a group show featuring works by artists including Derek Boshier and Sean Kennedy, opens at Night Gallery from 7-10pm. The SCI-ARC Undergraduate Thesis and Spring Show takes place at SCI-ARC from 5-7pm and includes student work from all programs. At Materials and Applications in Silverlake, La Cage aux Folles, a courtyard installation made from bent pipe by Warren Techentin Architecture, opens from 4-8pm, and After Noise, an exhibition by Los Angeles-based artists Gala Porras-Kim, Elana Mann, and Susan Silton, opens at Thomas Solomon Gallery in Chinatown from 6-8pm.

Plan ForYourArt Today: April 18th

Downtown Events and Openings

screening of Tape Crackers  with Oliver Payne at 356 Mission starts at 7pm. The film features jungle music enthusiast Michael Finch discussing his collection of tapes recorded from pirate radio stations in ’90s London. Beginning at 7pm, Monte Vista Projects in Highland Park hosts Next Words: CalArts MFA Writing Program Graduate Thesis Reading.  At 7pm in Chinatown, Human Resources presents the opening night of Rethink Environment Part 1. This three day event includes an art exhibition, presentations, beer tasting, artist talks, screenings, and more.

LARB Fun House Concert feat. Jill Sobule

Private Residence (Pacific Palisades) 8pm
The Los Angeles Review of Books presents an evening of music with singer/songwriter Jill Sobule, who performs her new album Dotty’s Charms. This LP, released on the day of the event, features collaborations with writers and musicians including Luc Sante, Jonathan Lethem, Mary Jo Salter, Rick Moody, Sara Marcus, and Sam Lipsyte. The concept album centers on a vintage charm bracelet Sobule purchased on eBay and then circulated among a dozen writers, having each of the authors write lyrics inspired by one of the charms. Learn more about Dottie’s Charms here. Hosted at a private residence, the evening includes cocktails and food. Tickets begin at $100 and are available online.

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