Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Sage Vaughn “Mudfight” / 22×30″ / Oil & Mixed Media
Featured at Richard Heller this Friday
Thurs, June 4th 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“The Times Won’t Save You (This Rain Smells Of Memory)” featuring new works and a massive installation from Know Hope + “Mood Swings” featuring new works from Bumblebee, Imminent Disaster, Asbestos, Cena 7, Fefe Talavera, Labrona and Oddzoo
(On view through July 2nd)
www.carmichaelgallery.com

Thurs, June 4th 6-10PM
Ghetto Gloss
2380 Glendale Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.912.0008
“Travels In Time and Space” featuring new works and prints from Christopher Bettig
www.ghettogloss.com

Thurs, June 4th 7-10PM
MOCA Grand Avenue, Sculpture Plaza
250 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles / 213.621.1745
‘Color Chorus’ by OJO – part of the special ‘Engagement Party’ series at MOCA this summer featuring social events and performances by LA-based artist collectives – in ‘Color Chorus’, OJO will lead a participatory musical performance organized by the interplay of primary colors and the thump of an 808 drum machine, with the audience being split into 3 groups, with each audience member being assigned a specific color upon entry… it goes on, just know this sounds like a very cool interactive art experience and definitely a series worth keeping an eye on.
www.moca.org

Thurs, June 4th 7-10PM
The Art Show @ NEXT
8447 Wilshire Blvd., Penthouse in Beverly Hills
Benefit art show featuring a silent auction consisting of works from Mel Kadel, Retna, David Hinnebush, Oliver Pojzman, Alan Aldridge, Dominick Giullemot, and many more
RSVP to malikl@nextmodelmanagement.com

Fri, June 5th 7-10PM
Harvey’s Melrose
7955 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.795.9000
“Cheers Big Ears – An Art Show Celebrating Our Favorite Mouse” from Disney Bloc 28 featuring works from Chaz Bojorquez, Mike Kungl, Noah, Trevor Carlton, David Garibaldi, Suiko and Tim Rogerson + the launch of the summer ’09 seatbelt bag collection from Disney Couture

Fri, June 5th 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
New works from Mark Bryan, Daniel Elson, Krystopher Sapp & Magda Trzaski
(On view through June 28th)
www.laluzdejesus.com

Fri, June 5th 7-10PM
Poketo Studios
510 S. Hewitt St, #506 in downtown LA
“F*ck Cancer – We Love Justin” a benefit show for artist/designer Justin Van Hoy featuring works from Christopher Bettig, Derek Albeck, Jeremy Baker, Sheli Ben-Ner, Tim Biskup, Kime Buzzelli, Ryan Callis, Josh Cochran, Michael Coleman, Leah Chun, Shepard Fairey, Jason Filipow, Sarajo Frieden, Zach Gibson, Matt Goldman, Josh Hart, Kristian Henson, Caroline Hwang, Jordan Isip, Katsuo Design, Mel Kadel, Phillip Lumbang, Blake E. Marquis, Bill McRight, Travis Millard, Jesselisa Moretti, Saejeen Oh, Saelee Oh, Jared Purrington, Ye Rin Mok, Casey Ryder, Ashkahn Shahparnia, Damion Silver, Skyrocket Studios, Jeana Sohn, Sumi Ink Club, Marissa Textor, Amanda Visell, David Weidman, Ernesto Yerena, Marco Zamora, Florencio Zavala as well as prints from Dalek, Saber & Giant and products from Poketo, Obey Clothing & Swindle – silent auction ends at 9PM / winners take their works home at 10PM – come out and support and some great names in the mix / please note auction is cash or check only, so come ready to spend and support
http://cancersuckshelpjustin.com/

Fri, June 5th 7-11PM
Ronin Gallery
1924 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles
“Metallum” featuring new works on metal from Kofie and Codak
www.theroningallery.com

Fri, June 5th 5-8PM
Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space B-5A at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.453.9191
New works from Derek Albeck, Hiro Kurata, Mars-1, G. Bradley Rhodes, Britton Tolliver, Sage Vaughn and Oliver Vernon – curated by Jeremy Kove with support from Vans
(On view through July 3rd)
www.richardhellergallery.com

Fri, June 5th 8-10PM
Secret Headquarters
3817 W. Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles (Silver Lake area)
“Guilty Pleasures” featuring new drawings from Aiyana Udesen
http://www.thesecretheadquarters.com/

Sat, June 6th 7-10PM
Chango
1559 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles
“Nuovo Mundus” featuring new works by Paul Torres
(On view through June 30th)
www.myspace.com/changocoffeehouse

Sat, June 6th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T-5 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.398.2643
“The Glass Menagerie” from Nathan Spoor + “Death and Taxes” from Joe Ledbetter + “Immortality” from Vincent Cacciotti
(On view through June 27th)
www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

Sat, June 6th 2-5PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
Special signing event with COOP featuring his books ‘The Big Fat One’ and ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ as well as a chance to pre-order his new “Lil’ Mort” figure
www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

Sat, June 6th 6-9PM
Crewest
110 E. Winston Street @ Main St in Los Angeles / 213.627.8272
“The Legendary Belmont Tunnel: A tribute to the birth of Los Angeles Graffiti Art” featuring works from Acme, Aloy, Antonio Pelayo, Axis, BaBa, Besk, Bumper, Cab, Cale, Charlie, Cre8, Dash, Danny D, Defer, Duster, Earnone, Elser, Eriberto Oriol, Fearo, Fever, Frame, Frank Martinez, Gabe, Genius, Ghostone, Gilone, Graf One, Grande, Hex, Hyde, Jero, Jiro, Kopy, Make, Mandoe, Man One, Mosh, Nuke, OG Abel, Omega, Pale, Panic, Relax, Relic, Retna, Rickone, Risky, Ruets, Saber, Sacred194, Shandu, Siner, Size, Skept, Skyone, Sleez, Swan, Teler, Volt, Vox, Vyal, Wisk, Zender & many more…
(On view through June 28th)
www.crewest.com

Sat, June 6th 9PM-Midnight
Hairroin Salon
1553 N. Cahuenga in Los Angeles
“Bye Bye Birdy” featuring new works from Vanae Rivera with special guest DJs
www.hairroinsalon.com

Sat, June 6th 8PM-12:30AM ($8 at the door)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
Monthly group show and performance with featured artists Treiops Treyfid, Steven Sattler, Brian Smith, Sara Brum, Marlon McWilliams and Muffinhead + live painting, music, burlesque dancing, DJ action & cash bar
(On view through June 27th)
www.thehivegallery.com

Sat, June 6th 7-10PM
Kinsey / DesForges
6009 Washington Blvd. In Culver City / 310.837.1989
New works from Cole Sternberg
(On view through July 11th)
www.kinseydesforges.com

Sat, June 6th 7-10PM
New Image Art Gallery
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood / 323.654.2192
“Constant Flow” featuring new motion works, paintings and sculpture from David Ellis
www.newimageartgallery.com

Sat, June 6th 7-11PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
“The Art Of Bob Peak” – a retrospective collection from the late illustrator Robert Peak featuring original works and a rare selection of iconic movie posters and advertising work
(On view through June 25th)
www.gallerynucleus.com

Sun, June 7th Noon-6PM
33Third / Mid-City Arts Gallery
5113 West Pico Blvd in Los Angeles
Live painting and art exhibit from Retna & The Mac

Our newest addition to the collection…

Femke Hiemstra
“Peeb-bo!”
Graphite on paper (framed)
8×10″
The piece comes from Femke’s debut Los Angeles solo show with Copro Gallery, ‘The Herring’s Hairdo’, that took place this past month.

Watch for Femke’s return to the U.S. this December at Roq La Rue alongside Junko Mizuno. Can’t wait – hoping to pick up one of her books from that show!

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Josh Keyes “Frenzy” – 18×24″ (featured in ‘Overdose‘)

Thurs, April 2nd 7-10PM
Gallery 1988 Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.937.7088
“Idiot Box” 5 Year Anniversary group show hosted by “Mr. Belding” from “Saved By The Bell” and featuring TV guilty pleasure inspired works from over 100 artists
(On view through April 23rd)
http://www.nineteeneightyeight.com/

Thurs, April 2nd 7-10PM
Harvey’s Gallery
7955 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.798.9000
New works from Sujean Rim – Sujean is known by millions for her art on Daily Candy, Tiffany and Co., Marie Claire, Barney’s New York – this is her first major show in Los Angeles
RSVP@seatbeltbags.com

Thurs, April 2nd 6-8PM
Kidrobot LA
7972 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles
Signing with Frank Kozik for his ‘1984’ Labbit – limited to 1,000 pieces
http://www.kidrobot.com/

Fri, April 3rd 7-11PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
507 Rose Ave in Venice / 310.428.6387
“Pieces Of The Puzzle” collage & mixed media group show featuring works from Craig “Skibs” Barker, J. Shea, L. Croskey, Michele Waterman, Netherland, Lisa Moneypenny, Rebecca Hahn, Patrick Haemmerlein, Walt Hall and many more + DJ action & live painting from The Nice Penguins
(On view through April 25th)
http://www.cavegallery.net/

Fri, April 3rd 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
“Nice School” from Martha Rich + “Spiritual Mechanix” from Robert Pasternak
(On view through April 26th)
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/

Sat, April 4th 5-7PM
Brand Library Gallery & Art Center
1601 W. Mountain Street in Glendale / 818.548.2051
“Man’s Inhumanity To Man: Journey Out Of Darkness” – an exhibition examining the Armenian Genocide of 1915, the Jewish Holocaust, U.S. involvement in Central America, the Berlin Wall, Labor in Burma, the atrocities in Darfur, and the scourge of homelessness in the developed West – presented by 40 different artists presenting over 70 works
(On view through May 8th)

Sat, April 4th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T-5 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.398.2643

“Overdose” group show curated by Hi-Fructose featuring over 60 amazing artists including Andrew Hem • Travis Louie • Kathie Olivas • KMNDZ • Erick Fortune • Damon Soule • Dan May • Martin Wittfooth • Tin • Nathan Spoor • Naoto Hattori • Luke Chueh • Lola • KuKula • Scott Musgrove • Naoto Hattori • Joe Vaux • Travis Louie • Robert Hardgrave • Mia • Skot Olsen • Dan Quintana • Tin • Josh Keyes (*image above) and many more + “Nightlight” from Keeth Weesner in Gallery 2 + “The Herring’s Hairdo” from Femke Hiemstra in Gallery 3 + a special signing of the new Hi-Fructose box set at 8:30PM with select featured artists and the Ice Cream Man will be there too serving up his goodness
(On view through April 25th)
Sat, April 4th 6-9PM
Crewest
110 E. Winston Street @ Main St in Los Angeles / 213.627.8272
“Infinite Libraries” – visual art exhibition and series of live art and music events which depict 14 imaginary libraries written by visual artist/writer Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca – live screenprinting / music / art – check it out and view their site for additional events that will go off throughout the month tied-in to this exhibit
(On view through April 26th)
http://www.crewest.com/

Sat, April 4th 8-12:30AM ($8 admission)
The Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
Fourth Anniversary Group Show with featured artists Macsorro, Danni Shinya Luo, Jehan Choo, Lee Anne Hale and Alisa Lapidus + live performances throughout the evening from an array of bands
(On view through April 26th)
http://www.thehivegallery.com/

Sat, April 4th 7-10PM
HVW8 Gallery
661 N. Spaulding (just off Melrose Ave) in Los Angeles / 323.655.4898
“Is That A Gun My Friend?” – new works from Parra
(On view through May 9th)
http://gallery.hvw8.com/category/current/

Sat, April 4th 4-8PM
Monkeyhouse Toys and Art Gallery
1618 ½ Silver Lake Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.662.3437
“Fast Food & Hot Cars” group show with works from Marcel de Jure, Roy Huerta, Mike Morrison, Jewel Willis and Joseph Rooks
(On view through April 19th)
http://www.monkeyhousetoys.com/

Sat, April 4th 6-8PM
Roberts and Tilton
5801 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 323.549.0223
“The World Stage: Brazil” featuring new works from Kehinde Wiley
(On view through May 30th)
http://www.robertsandtilton.com/

Sat, April 4th 8-11PM
Solid Gallery One
334 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA
“Flight” group show featuring works from Vyal, Max Neutra, Mers, Paul Torres, Big5, Wink, 2Shae, Johnny Vampotna, Manny B, Soulgr, Dethkills, Robert Hendrickson, Ant, Jonathan Baker, Douglas Alvarez, Shannon Drake, Robin Perine, Justin Lewis, Quecke, Gordo, Jarrett DeMartino, Patrick Haemmerlein
(On view through May 17th)
http://www.solidgalleryone.com/

Sun, April 5th 6-7:30PM Happy Hour / 7:30PM Film Begins / 9PM Q+A with director
Royal/T
8910 Washington Blvd in Culver City
Film screening / DVD release party for Ron English’s “Abraham Obama” film
RSVP to contact@dailydujour.com
http://www.royal-t.com/

* It’s also ‘LOS ANGELES ART WEEKEND’ as deemed by ForYourArt, so be sure to check out http://www.laartweekend.com/ for all the special events going on about town

COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT THINKSPACE:
Fri, April 10th 7-11PM
Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd / 323.913.3375
“Run Rabbit, Run” featuring new works, an installation and a special ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ from Brandi Milne + “trouble, clearly” from Cherri Wood in our project room + “Blood & Steel” from Alex Garcia on our ‘Fresh Faces’ wall
(On view through May 1st)
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/

‘Overdose’ group show coming up at Copro Gallery on April 4th… sneak peek at piece from KMNDZ

KMNDZ “In Numb and Callus”

The Hi-Fructose: Overdose Group Exhibition is coming up on April 4th at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica! The Opening starts at 8pm and they will be having a ‘Hi-Fructose: Collected Edition Box Set‘ signing with artists from the set as well at 8:30 (more news on that to come).

The art exhibition features 60 amazing artists including Andrew Hem • Travis Louie • Kathie Olivas • KMNDZ • Erick Fortune • Damon Soule • Dan May • Martin Wittfooth • Tin • Nathan Spoor • Naoto Hattori • Luke Chueh • Lola • KuKula • Scott Musgrove • Naoto Hattori • Joe Vaux • Travis Louie • Robert Hardgrave • Mia • Skot Olsen • Dan Quintana • Tin • Josh Keyes (*image above) and many more…

For a great preview on the show as a whole, check out Arrested Motion‘s post here.

Don’t miss this one!

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Brian Viveros (showing in the ‘Super School’ exhibit at Copro Gallery)
Thurs, March 5th 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“Hymn To Beauty” from Hush + “Seiva Bruta” from Flip in the rear gallery and new works from Veng of Robots Will Kill in the office area
(On view through March 26th)
http://www.carmichaelgallery.com/

Thurs, March 5th 8-11PM
Show Cave
1930 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles
Special event celebrating the release of Jessie Rose Vala’s new book, “The Tortuous Veil” with masks, prints & t-shirts available + live musical performance from Rain Machine
(One-night only special event)
http://www.showcave.org/

Fri, March 6th 7-11PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
507 Rose Ave in Venice
“Apocalypse Soon?” featuring new works from Jennifer Springman and a small group show featuring Zoso, Shervin Iranshahr, Johnny Siu, Euthanasia and Gosha Levochkin + live painting from Michael Pukac
(On view through March 28th)
http://www.cavegallery.net/

Fri, March 6th 7-11PM
Hibbleton Gallery
112 W. Wilshire Ave in Fullerton / 714.441.2857
“Spare Change” featuring works from Chris Yormick, Russ Pope, Andy Jenkins, Mike Meyers and Chris Pastras
(On view through March 29th)
http://www.hibbleton.com/

Fri, March 6th 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
The 12th Annual ‘Everything But The Kitschen Sync’ group show featuring work from over 100 artists
(On view through March 29th)
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/

Fri, March 6th 7-11PM

POVevolving
939 Chung King Road in Chinatown section of downtown Los Angeles
Closing party for the big “Movers & Shakers” group show that waas curated by Gino Joukar and features works from the likes of Amy Sol, Ana Bagayan, Anthony Ausgang, Brandi Milne, Brian Viveros, Chet Zar, Chris Ryniak, Dave Cooper, Ekundayo, Eric White, Glenn Barr, James Naccarato, Jeff Soto, KMNDZ, Joshua Clay, Kelly Vivanco, KuKula, Lola, Martin Wittfooth, Nathan Spoor, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Paul Barnes, Retna, Robert Pokorny, Ron English, Scott Radke, Tessar Lo, Yoskay Yamamoto, Yosuke Ueno and many
(Final night to view this amazing show)
http://www.povevolving.com/

Fri, March 6th 8-11PM
Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Blvd in the Echo Park region of Los Angeles

“Post Future” a retrospective exhibit from John Van Hamersveld
(On view through April 4th)
http://www.subliminalprojects.com/
http://www.post-future.com/

Sat, March 7th 7-10:30PM
Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles / 818.613.9090
New works from Jenna Colby on the project wall
(On view through April 5th)
http://www.blackmariagallery.com/

Sat, March 7th 8-11PM
Canvas Los Angeles
441 N. Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles / info@canvasla.com
“Fist Full Of Metal: The Art of the Jean Jacket” sponsored by Levi’s and featuring customized jean jackets from the likes of Hannah Aitcheson, Kim Saigh, Corey Miller, Shawn Barber, Chris Garver, Civ, and many, many more
(On view through April 18th)
http://www.canvasla.com/

Sat, March 7th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T-5 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.398.2643
“Natural Beauties” featuring new works from Lola + “Superschool” group show curated by Lola featuring new works from Brian Viveros, Scott Musgrove, Travis Louie, Chet Zar, Heiko Mueller, Dan May, Gary Baseman, Sas Christian, Martin Wittfooth, Chris Ryniak, Nathan Spoor, Kris Lewis, Michael Page, Carrie Ann Baade, Ana Bagayan, Kevin Peterson, Naoto Hattori, Amy Sol, Francesco LoCastro, Reinier Gamboa, Mia, Dan Quintana, Tin and more.
(Both exhibits on view through March 28th)
http://www.coprogallery.com/

Sat, March 7th 7PM-3AM ($15 before 10PM / $20 after)
Create:Fixate
(The Premiere Events Center, 613 Imperial St. in Los Angeles)
“Wisdom Within Us” group show & performance with art, photography, sculpture, installation, live painting, live DJs playing house, techno, breaks, dub, world rhythms and more + live music & much more – see site for full details
(One-night only special event)
http://www.createfixate.com/

Sat, March 7th 5-8PM
C4 – Cucaracha Club of Culver City
2646 LaCienega Ave in Los Angeles
“The Artist As A Victim Of The Economic Meltdown” group show with all works under $499 or less from the likes of Kalynn Campbell, Alice Dean (aka Patrice), Paul Gronner, Rachel Peterson, Israel, Diego Marcial Rios and William Tunberg – curated by David Adler
(On view through March 31st)

Sat, March 7th 8PM-12:30AM ($8 admission / $5 if dressed in black & yellow)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
Monthly group show and performance with 10 total live acts/DJs and a group show with:
Featured Artist 1: Grant FuhstFeatured Artist 2: Christopher UlrichTall Wall Artist: Snow MackSmall Wall Artist: Prince of CakeInstallation Artist: Jason Hadley
(On view through March 28th)
http://www.thehivegallery.com/

Sat, March 7th 7-10PM
Melt Gallery @ Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.851.7223
“Physical Nostalgia” group show that will serve as an examination of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s graphic novel WATCHMEN and how the themes and images contained therein have permeated pop art culture featuring works from Eldon Asp, Steven Daily, Howard Hallis, Mack Hill, Jim Mahfood aka FOOD ONE, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Jeret Ochi, Osgood Perkins, Raymond Persi, Renfield, Fill Marc Sagadraca, Christopher Stangl, Elan Trinidad with items from the private collections of John Cogan and David Mandel
http://www.meltcomics.com/
(On view through March 22nd)

Sat, March 7th 7-11PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
“Home Slice” featuring new works from Scott Campbell
(On view through March 23rd)http://www.gallerynucleus.com/