Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Travis Louie
“The Most Dangerous Comb Over” 11×14″ / acrylic on board
Showcasing as part of Travis’ solo this Saturday at Copro Gallery

Fri, May 8th 6-9PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
“Miss Mindy’s Sassy Paper Doll Bonanza” book release party & signing
(one-night only special event)

Fri, May 8th 7-11PM
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“…Away From the Things of Man” with Kathleen Lolley + “A Brief History” from Allison Sommers in the project room alongside “Inner Myth Pt. 1” from Joao Ruas as part of the “Fresh Faces” series
(On view through June 5th)

Sat, May 9th 7-10:30PM
Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles / 818.613.9090
“These Are Strange Times My Dear” featuring works from CJ Metzger, Catia Chien, and Danny Paragouteva
(On view through June 6th)

Sat, May 9th 3-7PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“Total Sao Paulo: A Guide To The Unexpected” special book signing event with complimentary Brazilian cocktails courtesy of Leblon Cachaca – plus you can take in Thais Beltrame’s debut LA solo and the ‘Get Rich Quick’ group show that both just opened on Thursday evening

Sat, May 9th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T-5 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.398.2643
“Strange Grooming Habits” from Travis Louie + “Sentimental” from Kathie Olivas
(On view through May 30th)

Sat, May 9th 7-11PM
Exhibit A Gallery
1086 S. Fairfax in Los Angeles / 323.954.7295
“Die Posers, Die!” featuring works from Steve Caballero, Tony Alva, Chris Pastras, Steve Olson, Lance Mountain and many more – limited prints and gift bags for those that get there early

Sat, May 9th 6:30-10PM (dog adoptions 4:30-8:30)
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
“Free To A Good Home: Art Exhibition and Dog Adoption” featuring works from Apak!, Robert Bellm, Evah Fan, Susie Ghahremani, David Horvath, Michael Hsiung, Little Friends of Printmaking, Justin “Scrappers” Morrison, Tom Neely, Tru Nguyen, Martin Ontiveros, Albert Reyes, Martha Rich, Rob Sato, Edwin Ushiro, and many more + dog adoptions on site too day of event from Los Angeles Animal Services
(On view through June 10th)

Sat, May 9th 7-10PM
LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.558.0200
“Hello and Goodbye” featuring new works from Yoskay Yamamoto + new works from Melissa Haslam in the project room
(On view through May 28th)

Sat, May 9th 7-11PM ($100 at the door)
MOCA Fresh Silent Auction
At the Geffen Contemporary / 152 North Central Ave in Los Angeles / 213.633.5381
Annual benefit auction to raise funds for the MOCA – food, drinks, and music courtesy of DJ Rashida

Sat, May 9th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
New works from Mars-1, Damara Kaminecki, Chris Roberts-Antieau and Ray Abeyta
(On view through June 6th)

Sun, May 10th 6-9PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
Dr. Sketchy Los Angeles Session #000 with Shag and Tim Biskup + a few surprise guests – join Baby Tattoo and the gang at BSFA for what promises to be a very fun evening

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Sylvia Ji (at Corey Helford Gallery this Sat)

Thurs, April 9th 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood / 323.969.0600
“Grey Area” from Boxi + “Hollowood” in rear gallery with the Neo Cons & Zeus
(On view through April 30th)

Thurs, April 9th Noon – 9PM
Downtown Art Walk

Thurs, April 9th 7-10PM
Xin Boutique & Gallery
8064 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles
New works from Plasticgod

Fri, April 10th 7-11PM
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)

Sat, April 11th 7-10:30PM
Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles / 818.613.9090
“Spring Bazaar” with works from Juri Ueda, Jamie Fales, Julie Nishioka, Jenna Colby and Tsai-Fi
(On view through May 2nd)

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
“Haute Epoch” featuring new works from Sylvia Ji

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.558.0200
“Future Perfect” from Tessar Lo + “Lost In Light” from Eric Fortune
(On view through May 2nd)

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
“Graf*ck” Book 4 group show & release party featuring works from James Jean, Camilla d’Errico, Luke Ramsey, Colin Cassidy, Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, Tessar Lo, and many more
(On view through April 20th)

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
SCION Installation L.A.
3521 Helms Ave in Culver City / 310.815.8840
“Paper Shapers” curated by Giant Robot and featuring Shin Tanaka, Hunter Stabler, Polly Verity, Annie Vought, Ana Serrano, Richard Sweeney, Peter Callesen, Brian Dettmer, and Ryohei Tanaka
(On view through May 2nd)

Sat, April 11th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
New works from Torii B. Cooper, Ken Tanaka and Corey Sandelius
(On view through May 2nd)

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Michael Hussar (sketch from ‘Sketch Theatre’)

Fri, March 20th 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
“From Light Cometh Darkness” featuring new works from Luke Chueh + “Dirty Pretty Things” from Thomas Han in the loft
(On view through April 10th)

Fri, March 20th 6-11PM
The Light Gallery
440 E. 17th Street, #6 in Costa Mesa / 949.515.2018
“Pre-Existing Condition” group show to raise money to find a cure for type 1 diabetes featuring artists that are, in one way or another, impacted by diabetes – featuring works from Shepard Fairey, David Stoupakis, Anthony Ausgang, KRK Ryden, Paul Torres, Big Toe and many more

Sat, March 21st 7PM-Midnight
Gnomon Gallery
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood / 323.466.6663
“The Art Of Sketchy Theatre” featuring the sketches filmed on – works from Michael Hussar (pictured above), Travis Louie, Ana Bagayan, Chet Zar, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Gris Grimly, Shawn Barber, Nate Frizzell, Luke Chueh, Gene Guynn, Molly Crapapple, Jeff McMillan, Mari Inukai and many more

Sat, March 21st 7-11PM
LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.558.0200
“Vous Avez Ete Juste Serve” group exhibition featuring new works from Tessar Lo, Yoskay Yamamoto, Nate Frizzell, Edwin Ushiro, Melissa Haslam, Ryuichi Ogino, Jason Redwood, Brian Donnelly, Eric Fortune, Amanda Visell, Scott Belcastro, Jack Long and more
(On view through April 4th)

Sat, March 21st 7PM-Midnight
Show Cave Night Gallery
1930 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles
“Dark Psych” group show with works from Arnau Sala, Dean Sullivan, Evan Meister, G. Lanzard and Keenan Marshall Keller

Sat, March 21st 1PM signing / 3:30 artist talk
Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Blvd in the Echo Park region of Los Angeles
John Van Hamersveld will be in the gallery signing his groovy posters starting at 1pm followed by a walk through conversation of the show at 3:30pm. Come learn about the psychedelic ’60s and get a first-hand account of how John created some of his most iconic images

Sat, March 21st 3-6PM
Sylvia White Gallery
1783 Main Street in Ventura / 805.643.8300
New works from Don Ed Hardy + a special book signing
(On view through April 25th)

Please remember it’s always best to contact the gallery directly or visit their website to confirm all listings and to ask about possible cover charges or other restrictions.

Cerasoli & LeBasse re-open their new galleries in Culver City…

The Cerasoli and LeBasse galleries both re-opened in Culver City this past Saturday after a pretty public split of the short lived Cerasoli:LeBasse Gallery. The two parties are moving on and each re-opened this past weekend with receptions on the same evening (though LeBasse’s was a VIP only event – main opening is this weekend, more on that later in post)…
First up was the revamped Cerasoli Gallery. A fresh coat of paint inside and out and a fresh new show set things back in motion for Freddi and Evan and we wish them all the best in the year ahead.

In their main gallery, they had the new solo show from Los Angeles artist David O’Brien. ‘Explosions In A Mental Sky’ was a site to see, and the works REALLY need to be viewed in person, as there is so much detail, symbology and hidden meaning in each. Freddi was passing out a great lil’ chart that helped to break down all that was going on in each hyper detailed work….
View of the main gallery…

The mazes that are contained within his works are the real deal, and can be followed to completion… given you’ve the time of course, as they are insanely intricate…

In the rear gallery Los Angeles artist Tofer Chin continued his ongoing transformation and debuted an eclectic new body of work said to be inspired by LCD… it was definitely hipster heaven in galler 2 as all Tofer’s friends were out in full support for his ‘Double Dip’ opening…

After stopping by to congratulate Freddi and Evan on getting Cerasoli Gallery back up and running, it was time to head down the street to check out Beau and Christine’s new digs in the old DEN Contemporary space, a few doors down from Kinsey/DesForges (formerly BLK/MRKT)…

This past Saturday was an invite only affair for the unvelling of the new LeBasse Projects and the new space is just beautiful. The real deal grand opening for ‘Vous Avez Ete Juste Servi’ is this Saturday, March 21st from 7-11PM and will be sponsored by GenArt

Main gallery view (above) and some of our favorites from the show below…

Melissa Haslim

Yoskay Yamamoto

Jack Long

Michelle Valigura

Tessar Lo

Meryl Donoghue

Eric Fortune

Laura Ball