Your CherryGRRL guide to gallery shows, exhibits, and art events for Los Angeles and beyond.
Abbot Kinney – March 1st
Downtown LA – March 14th
2nd Saturday Long Beach – March 9th
Pomona – March 9th & 30th
Saturday, March 2nd
Connie Samaras – Tales of Tomorrow
Tales presents a look at fifteen years of Samaras’ work describing hope and fear through her “speculative landscapes;” photo and video manipulations of imaginary futures. The show will feature six full collections as well as images from the new Edge of Twilight series, in which Samaras explores social movements against the backdrop of a women’s RV retirement park.
Opening Reception: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Exhibit Closes: June 9th
Armory Center of the Arts (www.armoryarts.org)
145 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena
Virginia Katz – Trading Places – 8 Years
In an exercise likened to cartography, Katz, whose art favors new arrangements of collected materials, be they objects, recorded sound, or data, comments on consumerism and waste among other first-world issues with an 11-foot mosaic of receipts, wrappers, and other paper items. Called “markers” by the artist, each scrap represents a moment in time, spanning and mapping a period of eight years.
Opening Reception: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Exhibit Closes: April 13th
Ruth Bachofner Gallery (www.ruthbachofnergallery.com)
2525 Michigan Ave. G2 Santa Monica
Stephanie Buer, Linnea Strid – A Quiet Place
Thinkspace brings together American artist Buer and Swedish artist Strid in a show about the isolation of the creative process. Buer’s paintings echo this idea with deserted urban landscapes and ghostly man-made structures, while Strid’s human subjects (often herself) are presented with exaggerated textures and details that give the viewer a sense of anxious self-awareness – like being trapped in your own head.
Opening Reception: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Exhibit Closes: March 23rd
6009 Washington Blvd. Culver City
Sunday, March 3rd
Holly Myers, Micol Hebron – Colloquy: Parenthood in the Art World
A diverse panel of Los Angeles artists discuss parenting, and its effects on both process and perspective. The panel follows a special edition of Studio Sunday, MOCA’s participatory art workshop, to be run by the museum’s teen interns and geared towards a wide range of ages and ability levels.
Event Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm (Studio Sunday at 1pm)
Event Cost: Free w/Museum Admission
250 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles
Saturday, March 9th
Fowler OutSpoken Lecture – Brides: Layered in History and Ready to Dance
A discuss of the history of European dress, featuring live dance demonstrations by the Occidental Folk and Historical Dance Troupe. Following the lecture, the museum will celebrate the opening of the Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers exhibit, co-curated by lecturer Elizabeth Barber.
Event Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fowler Museum at UCLA (www.fowler.ucla.edu)
UCLA North Campus Los Angeles
Tuesday, March 19th
Nancy Ellison – Nancy Ellison | Altered Egos
Retrospective of over 100 images by award-winning photojournalist and celebrity photographer Ellison. In addition to many famous faces, the show will also include stills from the sets of major film studios, as well as works from the American Ballet Theater.
Opening Reception: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibit Closes: June 1st
Pacific Design Center (www.pacificdesigncenter.com)
8687 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood