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)

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

Our art adventure continues… Megan Whitmarsh opening + B/D party…

After taking in the KAWS solo show and Natalia Fabia‘s solo (both in Culver City), we saddled back up and set off to catch a few more shows.

Next up was Megan Whitmarsh‘s solo show over at New Image Art in West Hollywood…

Upon entering the gallery you were met by a huge pile of “The Crap Of Life” (the show’s title) – made up of handmade stuffed plush items of everyday objects ranging from Sharpie pens to VHS cassettes to all matter of food packaging… just stunning the detail and time that went into this.

The show was exceptional and showcased Whitmarsh’s numerous talents. Her trademark needlepoint works (seen above) were on display, as were works from her new plush ‘bling’ series (see below) and several works on paper as well…

Megan Whitmarsh was in the house (seen below with Shawn from Thinkspace) and had autographed copies of her new book with Rojo, Yeti Logic, on hand for patrons to pick up. As we were leaving, Megan’s trademark lifesize cardboard robot was about to make it’s appearance during the special performance from Dolphine Force… alas, we had to get going and hit the road…

To get over to the Beautiful/Decay ‘A to Z’ show over at Kopeikin Gallery that helped to celebrate the release of issue Z. In celebration of reaching issue ‘Z’, Beautiful/Decay curated a special show featuring 26 artists including the likes of Robbie Conal, Gary Taxali, Skwak, Aya Kato, Aaron Noble, Jacob Magraw, Suntek Chung and many more – see some of our favorites below, of note the epic piece from Robbie Conal that greated patrons in the main window facing Melrose Avenue (in some places, the paint was well over 2″ thick on the canvas)…

Robbie Conal

Robbie Conal (close up shot)

Gary Taxali

Jacob Magraw

Aaron Noble

Ended the eve running into a bunch of good friends (seen above L-R: artist Andrew Hem, Shawn from Thinkspace, aritst Michael Alvarez, collector Amanda Erlanson, and artist Tessar Lo).