Recommended openings for this weekend (Feb. 4th & 5th)

Kelly Vivanco - 'Rootball' - acrylic on panel housed in custom dollhouse frame (slides to conceal painting) - featured in 'Springs To Mind' this Sat at Thinkspace in Culver City

Fri, Feb. 4th 7-10PM
Gallery 1988 Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.937.7088
‘Great Showdowns’ featuring over 200 new works from Scott Campbell (aka Scott C.)
(On view through Feb. 26th)
www.nineteeneightyeight.com

Fri, Feb. 4th 7-11:30PM
Melt Gallery @ Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.851.7223
‘Gag Me With A Toon 3’ featuring cartoon inspired works from Adam Hathorn, Alex Pardee, Brent Nolasco, Buff Monster, Carlos Ramos, Dan Quintana, Deph, Gosha Levochkin, Jeff McMillan, Jessica Ward, Jim Mahfood, Johnny Vam Potna, Jonathan Wayshak, Kevin Peterson, Mark Bodnar, Maxx 242, Roman Dirge, Steven Daily, David Chung, Travis Louie, Vyal One, and many more – curated by Steven J. Daily
(On view through March 4th)
www.meltcomics.com

Fri, Feb. 4th 7-10PM
THIS: Los Angeles
5906 North Figueroa Street in Los Angeles
‘These Friends 2’ featuring works from Alex Lukas, Mel Kadel, Michael Hsiung, Seonna Hong, Richard Colman, Dallas Clayton, Kevin Byrd, Alex Kopps, Jason Lee, Ashley Macomber, Anthony Lister, Shane Jessup, Michael Leon, Geoff McFetridge, Travis Millard, RETNA, Curtis Mead, Michael Sieben, Suzannah Sinclair, REVOK, Andrew Pommier, Cleon Peterson, Chris Pastras, Alex Prager, Jesse Spears, Andy Jenkins, Andres Guerrero, Roger Gastman, Shepard Fairey, Will Copeland, Will Bryant, and many, many more
www.thislosangeles.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 6-9PM
Crewest
110 E. Winston Street @ Main St in Los Angeles / 213.627.8272
‘Things That Get Buffed’ featuring works from Phantom Street Artist, John Carr, Mark of the Beast, Man One, Leo Limon, Pablo Cristi, Sahl, and more + live painting from Mear One
(On view through Feb. 27th)
www.crewest.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 7-11PM (book signing at 6PM with Olivia De Berardinis)
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
‘Poster Peepshow: The Art Of Pin Up’ group show featuring works a variety of pin up artists and illustrators
(On view through Feb. 28th)
www.gallerynucleus.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 6:30-10PM
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
‘Year Of The Rabbit: Lunar New Year 4709 Exhibition’ featuring works from Mari Inukai, Andrice Arp, Jesse Balmer, Robert Bellm, Aaron Brown, Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Louise Chen, Shawn Cheng, James Chong, Lola Dompe, Dutch Door Press, Evah Fan, Jesse Fillingham, Matt Furie, Clement Hanami, Lisa Hanawalt, Nao Harada, David Horvath, Michael Hsiung, Martin Hsu, Mark Ingram, Kaori Kasai, kozyndan, Tessar Lo, Miso, Gary Musgrave, Tru Nguyen, Saejean Oh, Ming Ong, Martin Ontiveros, Sidney Pink, Ferris Plock, Jarrett Quon, Jesse Reklaw, Albert Reyes, Grant Reynolds, Jenny Ryan, Ryan Jacob Smith, Ryohei Tanaka, Daria Tessler, Kelly Tunstall, Aiyana Udesen, Edwin Ushiro, Christine Vincent, Jing Wei, Justin Wood, Yoskay Yamamoto, Kohei Yamashita, Jeni Yang
(On view through March 2nd)
www.gr2.net

Sat, Feb. 5th 7-10PM
Grand Central Art Center @ 
125 N. Broadway in Santa Ana / 714.567.7233
‘Suggestivism’ – A group exhibition curated by Nathan Spoor featuring works from Esao Andrews, Carrie Ann Baade, Sandow Birk, Michael Brown, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Dave Cooper, Bob Dob, Thomas Doyle, Ron English, Alex Gross, Robert Hardgrave, Naoto Hattori, Femke Hiemstra, Gregory Jacobsen, Audrey Kawasaki, Andy Kehoe, Kris Kuksi, Darren LeGallo, Kris Lewis, Francesco LoCastro, Jason Maloney, Mars-1/Mario Martinez. Chris Mars, Dalek James Marshall, Dan May, Elizabeth McGrath, Jeff McMillan, Tara McPherson, Mia, David Molesky, Brendan Monroe, Scott Musgrove, Nathan Ota, Michael Page, Kevin Peterson, James Roper, Chris Ryniak, Bob Schneider, Todd Schorr, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, CR Stecyk III, Heidi Taillefer, Joe Vaux, Nicola Verlato, Oliver Vernon, Eric White, Robin Williams, Martin Wittfooth, Chandler Wood, and Chet Zar
(On view 
February 5 – April 17th)
www.grandcentralartcenter.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 8PM-12Midnight ($8 admission)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
‘Monthly Group Show’ with featured artists Lisa Moneypenny, Jose Carabes, Patrick Mizumoto, Jessica Van Hulle, Matthew Hibben, and Marcel Dejure plus a huge group show featuring over 50 int’l artists and live music and more
(On view throughout the month / open late on Thurs, Feb. 10th for the Downtown Art Walk)
www.thehivegallery.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 8-11PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 South La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles / 323.933.4408
‘Rebels With A Cause’ featuring new works from Victor Castillo + ‘Arms Out’ featuring new works from Mel Kadel
(On view through March 5th)
www.mkgallery.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 8-11PM (RSVP suggested to info@laluzdejesus.com)
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
‘Charon’s Pantheon’ featuring a landmark collaboration of sculpture and music from Myron Conon Dyal & Jennifer Logan
(Additional performances on Feb. 12th and Feb. 19th – see site for details)
www.laluzdejesus.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 7-10PM
New Image Art Gallery
7908 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood / 323.654.2192
‘Mola Salsa’ featuring new works and a video installation from David Ellis
(On view through March 12th)
www.newimageartgallery.com

Sat, Feb. 5th 7-10PM
thinkspace
6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / 310.558.3375
‘Springs To Mind’ featuring new works from Kelly Vivanco + ‘A Time To Forget’ featuring new works from Anthony Clarkson in the project room
(On view through March 4th)
www.thinkspacegallery.com

Ana Bagayan in Germany this week at FB69 Gallery

Ana Bagayan is in Muenster, Germany this week for her ‘Yesterday’s Flower’ solo show at FB69 Gallery. The show is focused on her intricate drawing works, but also includes a few small paintings like the beautiful piece pictured above.

View the works in the show here:
http://fb69.bigcartel.com/category/ana-bagayan

Following her solo at FB69 in Germany, Ana will be taking part in the ‘Eau de Parfume’ group show @ Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, Italy opening in late February.

“One of the leaders of the new Pop-surrealism movement.” – Hi-Fructose

Follow Ana’s adventures here:
www.anabagayan.com/index.php

Juxtapoz.com interview Kelly Vivanco

Kelly Vivanco 'Stairwell' - 20x40" - acrylic on canvas

Juxtapoz just interviewed Kelly Vivanco as part of their ‘Back Talk’ series as she gets ready for her upcoming solo show opening on Feb. 5th at Thinkspace. Vivanco is also featured in this month’s magazine (Issue No. 121 / Feb. 2011) with a ‘Profile’ piece.

Check out the full Juxtapoz ‘Back Talk’ interview here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Features/back-talkkelly-vivanco

Kelly Vivanco 'Window Cat' - 13x21" total dimensions in handmade frame - acrylic on panel

“Whisking her viewers away to a land that is part dreamland and fairy tale, “Springs to Mind” looks to be a journey into the fluctuating imagination of the artist as her heroines explore and discover uncharted worlds and landscapes.” – Hi-Fructose

Kelly Vivanco ‘Springs To Mind’

Reception with the artist: NEXT Sat, Feb. 5th from 7-10PM

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd / Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com

Juxtapoz.com interview Anthony Clarkson

Anthony Clarkson 'Tea Time' - 11.5x24" - acrylic on panel

Juxtapoz just interviewed Anthony Clarkson as part of their ‘Back Talk’ series as he gets ready for his upcoming solo show opening on Feb. 5th at Thinkspace. Clarkson is also featured in this month’s magazine (Issue No. 121 / Feb. 2011) with a ‘Profile’ piece.

Check out the full Juxtapoz ‘Back Talk’ interview here:
www.juxtapoz.com/Features/back-talkanthony-clarkson

“An emerging star in the world of pop-surrealism, Clarkson’s paintings serve as a pleasant reminder of childhood and imagination lost as the themes of still lifes, dreams and the ever-encroaching Death encompass all of us as viewers.” – Hi-Fructose

Anthony Clarkson ‘A Time To Forget‘

Reception with the artist: NEXT Sat, Feb. 5th in our project room from 7-10PM

Thinkspace / 6009 Washington Blvd / Culver City, CA / www.thinkspacegallery.com