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Saturday night held the debut of the largest show comprised of cat-inspired art with the opening reception for the aptly titled Cat Art Show Los Angeles at 101/exhibit in Hollywood. Curated by journalist Susan Michals and Daniel Salin, the event displayed the works of over 60 artists, including Shepard Fairey, Mark Ryden, Tracey Emin and Tim Biskup, where guests got a first look at the pieces exploring the feline's form and psychology.
Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Convention Center buzzing with activity as the LA Art Show kicked off its opening night. Among the many galleries represented, the Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts booth was particularly busy with crowds wanting a first glimpse at New York artist Eddie Rehm's exhibit, "I can’t C the First Letter of Clarity, See.”
Following a sold-out showing with the gallery at Art Basel in Miami earlier this month, KM Fine Arts Los Angeles hosted the pre-closing celebration of artist Dana Louise Kirkpatrick's "Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed" exhibition on Saturday at the intimate showroom in West Hollywood.
Paul Fägerskiöld uses aerosol cans to spray acrylic paint on large-scale canvases with shifting optics at Prism. Matthew Brandt uses cocaine and velvet, among other interesting materials, to create his new work inspired be Los Angeles at M+B gallery. Street artists Curiot and Nosego paint up a mural inside Thinkspace gallery and showcase their colorful, myth-infused street art style. Be among the first to check out these exhibits and more included in our guide to L.A.'s top art shows opening this weekend.
See the group show contrasting vibrant images of fantasy with darker, morbid pieces at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. Step into a winter wonderland of with Phranc's cardboard constructions of sleds and snow shoes at Craig Krull Gallery. Check out the works of legendary abstract expressionist painters Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell at Leslie Sacks. Get an up-close look at the photographs of Richard Avedon, Ellen Von Unwerth, Michael Kenna and Pentti Sammallahti. L.A.'s art scene isn't slowing down one bit, so take a breather from holiday madness to check out the works of some truly inspiring, creative minds using our guide to L.A.'s best art shows this weekend.
[Photos via, via, via, via] Get weird with David Lynch in his solo art show of drawings, paintings, and more opening at Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery. Experience Ann Veronica Janssens' site-specific installations of colorfully lit spaces and shadows at 1301PE. Check out Alan Shields' pieces suspended in space at Cherry and Martin. See how Monroe Hodder represents the clash of emotions and logic through vivid paintings at George Billis Gallery. Brighten up the rainy days ahead with museum and gallery visits using our guide to L.A.'s best opening and ongoing art shows this week.
See System of a Down frontman Serg Tankian combine his musical talents with original artwork at Project Gallery Los Angeles. View women through a man's lens in photography legend Richard Avedon's works at Gagosian Gallery, or through a woman's at renowned photographer Ellen Von Unwerth's exhibit at Fahey Klein Gallery. Check out original pieces by Retna, Bansky, Kaws, Shepard Fairy, and over 80 other street artists in a one night only benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica. Plan your gallery and museum visits accordingly with this guide to L.A.'s best new and ongoing art shows to hit this week.
[Photos via, via] Explore Petra Cortright experiments with a combination of digital media, aluminum-based and silk works in her Blank Blank Blank exhibition. Check out the latest one-man show of L.A.-based graffiti pioneer Risk and see how he elevates the craft, bringing it from the streets to the walls of a gallery. Step into pro surfer Herbie Fletcher's world of waves in his Path Of a Wave Warrior at Known Gallery. It's all going down right here, right now, so plan your gallery and museum visits using our guide to this weekend's best L.A. art shows.
See how pro surfer and Astrodeck owner Herbie Fletcher has been channeling his intimate knowledge of waves into art at Known Gallery. Explore 500 cutout figures from a 17-volume book for Matt Lipps' opening exhibit this Saturday at Marc Selwyn Fine Art. Discover how Petra Cortright uses Photoshop to create beautiful aluminum-based works and other media at the Steve Turner Contemporary gallery. With a mix of ongoing exhibits and others whose openings are just days away, we have your guide to L.A.'s best art shows to check out this week.
Saturday, March 8
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