ForYourArt

ForYourArt is a fluid platform to produce and distribute artists’ work. ForYourArt (FYA) seeks to advance a spirit of patronage and a culture of dialogue by perceiving all media, sites, and relationships as potential for artistic transformation. Click here for project archive.
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. is an open platform for exploring “art related to life” through short-term and spontaneous activities in our storefront space at 6020 Wilshire Boulevard across from LACMA. The space functions as a conference room, program venue, and alternative space and is a collaborative effort between FYA and artists, writers, curators, collectives, publishers, and organizations in which to explore and encourage encounters with art in L.A. Click here for project archive.

Learn more at ForYourArt, Give Good Art or FYA founder Bettina Korek's website.

PLAN ForYourArt for Monday, June 23

The Un-Private Collection: Eric Fischl & Steve Martin

The Broad Stage (Santa Monica) 8pm

Presented as part of The Broad’s ongoing discussion series The Un-Private Collection, painter and sculptor Eric Fischl is joined in conversation by comedian, actor, art collector and Fischl’s longtime friend, Steve Martin. Known primarily through his comedy work in television and film, Martin has a longstanding interest in modern and contemporary art. The pair to discuss Fischl’s memoir, Bad Boy, his early career in Southern California, and the inspiration behind his painting and sculpture. Read a 2013 article on Fischl from The New York Times here. This event is sold out. A rush line will be available the night of the event at The Broad Stage.

PLAN ForYourArt for Sunday, June 22

Renee Petropoulos: Proposal for a Pavilion

Los Angeles Museum of Art (Eagle Rock) 4-7pm

The current season of LAMOA exhibitions at its Eagle Rock location ends with this reading performance of Proposal for a Pavilion by Renée Petropoulos. This improvisational work is performed by Alice Könitz, Jorge Martin, Greg Lenczycki, Renée Petropoulos, William Roper, Gabie Strong, and Rebecca Tull Yates. This is also the closing reception for the current exhibition Proposal for a Pavilion. With this closing, The Los Angeles Museum of Art begins traveling for the next next six months, with the LAMOA collection and a curated exhibition on view at the Hammer as part of Made in L.A. 2014, and the original LAMOA building on display at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena as a part of The Fifth Wall. Read a profile on the Los Angeles Museum of Art in The New York Times’ T Magazine here.

PLAN ForYourArt for Saturday, June 21st


Culver City Art Tour

Various Locations (Culver City) 11am-6pm

Join New York magazine and Persol with ForYourArt, LA><ART, and Arcana to view exhibitions in Culver City at Blum & Poe, Cherry and Martin, Honor Fraser,  La Luis de Jesus, LA><ART and Samuel Freeman. Meet artists and learn more by participating in drawing, animating, collage, and other activities. Space is limited for Melanie Nakaue’s Animation Workshop at LA><ART from 1-3pm; sign up by emailing marika@laxart.org. Local restaurants and retailers are offering specials during this day-long, family friendly tour, which is happening alongside the Culver City Arts District’s Summer Solstice 2014 event from 12-7pmClick here for a full schedule of events.

Downtown Events and Openings

East of Borneo presents Unforgetting L.A. #4 at 356 Mission Rd. from 12-5pm–the fourth in a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons intended to create a more comprehensive online history of art in Southern California. Read an LA Weekly piece on Unforgetting L.A. here. In Chinatown, Charlie James Gallery hosts a panel discussion about the current exhibition Material Object at 2pm. Panelists include Gina Osterloh, Phil Chang, York Chang, Soo Kim, Justin Cole and moderator Jonathan Griffin. An opening reception for Motion Tracking: The CalArts Post-Graduate MFA Exhibition, hosted at Cirrus Gallery/ HYPERHYPER happens from 6-10pm.

Atwater Art Walk

Various Locations (Atwater Village) 5-10pm

Locations throughout Atwater Village host the third annual Atwater Art Walk, featuring works by a number of local artists. Live music to take place at three locations on the walk. Local eatery Bon Vivant hosts an after party featuring refreshments and raffle prizes.

PLAN ForYourArt Tomorrow: Friday, June 20th

Lyeberry #13: Luckyday Potluck + Film Screening

Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica) 8-9:30pm

Artists Akina Cox and Joseph Imhauser, the founders of ongoing event series Lyeberry, host a screening of new video works that explore Camp Mozumdar, a site of several communal and utopian experiments in Crestline, California. Guests can enjoy a picnic on the artists’ handmade quilts, watch films composed from home movies and found footage, and discuss collectives, utopias, and shared experience while sharing a meal of homemade curry and fruit punch. Admission is free. At the nearby 18th Street Arts Center, artist Patricia Fernandez hosts a Performative Lecture in conjunction with her current exhibition Points of Departure (between Spain and France) at 6pm.

Dwell On Design

LA Convention Center (Downtown) 10am-7pm

Opening day of Dwell on Design, a three day design expo programmed by the editors of Dwell magazine. The event features a full schedule of events including 90 onstage programs, 200 speakers, and more than 2,000 modern furnishings and products. Dwell on Design is America’s largest design event. Tickets begin at $25 and are available online. Read a Los Angeles Times preview of the expo here. Through June 22, 2014.

Downtown Events and Openings

356 Mission hosts a screening of The Wooster Group’s Rumstick Road. Composed by Spalding Gray and Elizabeth LeCompte in response to the suicide of Gray’s mother, Rumstick Road combines Gray’s personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance. The screening begins at 8pm and is introduced by L.A. artist Shannon Ebner.

The nearby SCI-Arc Gallery hosts an opening for Heather Flood: Punk’d beginning at7pm. The exhibition explores the visual effects that can be produced when two-dimensional graphic patterns are translated into three-dimensional constructions. Flood and SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss discuss the installation in a conversation beginning at 7pm. An exhibition by Alison Veit and Emily Jane Rosen opens at Chin’s Push in Highland Park at 7pm.

PLAN ForYourArt Today: Thursday, June 19th


S,M,L,XLa

A+D Museum (Miracle Mile) 7-9pm

Opening reception for an exhibition that uses Rem Koolhaus and Bruce Mau’s 1995 text S,M,L,XL as an organizing principle to explore the production and discourse of architecture and design happening currently in Los Angeles. More than 20 artists and collectives are represented in S,M,L,XLa, which includes works of architecture, graphic design, digital media, sound art, jewelry design, and more. Tickets for the reception are $10 and available online. Read a 1996 review of S,M,L, XL in The New York Times here. On view through August 31, 2014.

Grant Shumate: Extra Ordinary

Underground Museum (West Adams) 9pm

For this one-night-only event, artist Grant Shumate initiates a happening featuring performances by artists including Vex Ruffin, Nana Ghana, Chad Nelson, and DJ Heidi Lawden. RSVP to rsvp@commonwealth-projects.com.

PLAN ForYourArt Tomorrow: Wednesday, June 18th




Tony Greene: Room of Advances

MAK Center (West Hollywood) 7-9pm

Opening day of Tony Greene: Room of Advances, a survey of works by the late Los Angeles-based artist. Curated by artists Judie Bamber and Monica Majoli, the exhibition assembles the largest collection of Greene’s works since an exhibition at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in 1991, the year following Greene’s death from AIDS at age 35.  Greene’s aesthetic is characterized by dark, jeweled tones and impasto layered over tinted photographs. Catherine Opie and Richard Hawkins discuss Greene’s artist legacy in this video. On view through September 7, 2014.

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