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

by Alexis Hyde · August 12, 2011

[Erwin Redl installation via] We are now heading toward the middle of August, which means art world vacation is almost over, but not quite. However, if you are like me, you are getting restless of lack of new things to see/do/absorb. Luckily I scoured the town and came up with some good stuff for you this week. See ya around town.

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Opening/One Offers

Saturday: There is a pop-up gallery at the Mondrian on Sunset brought to us by LAXART and featuring Bobbi Woods. This is fun because the Mondrian has been SUPER stepping up their awesome events game and the ADCBar has delicious drinks.

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Sunday: YARN BOMBING!!! Not even joking. MOCA, on Sunday evening, is having a yarn bombing demonstration at the Geffen Contemporary location. I can actually guarantee you that anything you decide to do that isn't this, will not be as fun.

Tuesday: Paul McCarthy is going to be speaking at the Hammer about the Paul Thek show that is up and that just sounds awesome. I would hear Paul McCarthy talk about his opinion on various condiments, much less awesome art. CHECK IT.

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Ongoing

1. There is an Erwin Redl piece up at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills that I would very much like to see. Not going to vouch for the other pieces (although I do have a soft spot for Mary Corse) but if you haven't experienced one of Redl's installations, I would suggest you stop by before it comes down.

2. Prism Gallery has a great group show called Sunset Etc. with pieces from such artists as Lichtenstein, Warhol, Leroy Grannis and Ed Ruscha. It's a bit of a boy's show, but with these guys, I don't mind too much.

Andy Warhol, Sunset, 1972 [via]

3. It's the last weekend to stop by the Norton Simon and see their exhibition Surface Truths: Abstract Painting in the Sixties. This is such an iconic time period with such specific visuals. It's definitely a show you don't want to miss!

[Yarn bombing photo via, Erwin Redl installation photo via,Thomas Downing abstract painting via]