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.
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 email@example.com.
Veils Exhibition hosts a Series of Short Films
Underground Museum (West Adams) 8pm
Veils, the current exhibition at The Underground Museum, hosts an evening of film screenings by artists whose work is included in the show. Participating artists include Marnie Weber, Allison Schulnik, Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe, Jaimie Warren, Jeffrey Vallance, and Jim Shaw. Screenings begin at 9pm. Read an article about the exhibition from The New York Times’ T Magazine here.