Everything You Need To Know This Week On L.A.'s Art Scene

by Alexis Hyde · September 16, 2011

["The Hockney Swimmer" by Michael Childers via] Fall is coming, school's back in session, and you can't walk down La Cienega without tripping over a new Gallery opening. Here are the shows I'm most looking forward too, along with the ones I'll be checking out that I missed last weekend. L.A.'s looking good, guys. See you at the free Chuck Shaw wine table.





1. Regen Projects is opening an Andrea Zittel show tonight (Friday) for her solo exhibition. She is a really interesting design oriented artist (in my opinion) and I am really looking forward to seeing more of her work up close and personal, if you know what I mean.

2. M+B, just down the street, is also having an opening tonight for Matthew Brandt. He takes pictures of bodies of water, then soaks the film in that fluid. A little on the nose? Sure. A little gorgeous? Definitely. [Matthew Brandt image via email]

3. On Saturday night we get a rare treat, Leslie Sacks Fine Art is opening their exhibition of iconic prints of David Hockney's from the 70s and 80s. This is going to be a lesson in brilliant contemporary art-making. This is unmissable. I will see you there. [David Hockney image via email]

4. Blue Five Art Space is having an opening on Saturday from 1-6pm for Don Meyer. His quirky funk art is one of a kind, and worth checking out in person. A little see to believe if you know what I mean.




1. Everyone is going to be interested in hip art lovers' favorite KAWS showing at Honor Fraser right now. You've got about a month left to see the show, which my friends tell me is INCREDIBLE, so hop to it. [KAWS image via]

2. Blum +Poe has one of my favorite sculptors showing right now, Matt Johnson. Everything I say is right, everything he does is brilliant, everyone will go to this show and appreciate how right I am and how brilliant he is.


3. Roberts and Tilton is exhibiting Betye Saar's first solo gallery show since 1998 in collaboration with Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980. You can do the math, this is the type of thing that doesn't come our way often, so go take advantage you lucky dog you. [Betye Saar image via email]

4. Cherry and Martin is actually doing something extraordinary for Pacific Standard Time: they are restaging the historic show curated by Peter Bunnell in 1970, Photography into Sculpture. I know art history might not have been the most riveting class, but I guarantee this show will have you thinking twice about scholarly art learning.

- 5. OHWOW exhibition of Jose Parla's large mixed media canvases are still showing. If you haven't been to OHWOW's new gallery space on La Cienega, this is the perfect show to be introduced to it. The gorgeous open space was made for large format art like this. [Jose Parla image via]