Lesley Reppeteaux puts the finishing touches on her install…

Tonight’s the big night! Both Lesley Reppeteaux and Zach Johnsen are in town from Portland for the opening reception, so be sure to say hey to them both if you swing through. Paul Barnes won’t be in from Scotland, but he’ll be here in spirit, and collectors are really reacting well to his works… can’t wait for all to see them in person.

Below are a few shots of Lesley putting the finishing touches on her sprawling 13′ tall mural that takes up our entire front entry installation area…

Above is the outside view that will great patrons this evening as they come by to enjoy this month’s shows… below, a lil’ add’l sneak peek at Zach Johnsen‘s massive install – well over 40 individual pieces make up the install. AMAZING. What a show – come on by tonight, we’ll be rolling ’till well past 11PM.

FUTURA preview recap…

FUTURA‘s “Strategic Synchronicity” show threw a surprise sneak peek show this eve during the monthly downtown Art Walk and drew in a curious crowd. Word should be spreading rather quickly on the location but they asked I not spread the word just yet, so keep your ear to the ground and watch the site (details at bottom of this post). Thursday evening’s sneak peek featured only a small portion of the show and the massive space was all but closed off, as much of the back was still under construction for the show and FUTURA was also still busy creating several works in the back (though out in NYC for the weekend, to return in a couple days to get back to the show)… next Thursday it all goes down. Below, peep some shots of the show…

The special sneak peek featured four works on paper exclusive to the evening… each measured about 14×18 and were nicely float mounted – going for a reasonable $2K each – not bad. Images of two of the special pointman works are featured below.

The exhibit features several video installations that are being put together by the one and only Stash – who was on hand fresh in from NYC and I was lucky enough to talk with the man for a bit and he even bombed my sketchbook, so that was worth the trip out to the sneak peek tonight for sure…

Check out www.madkrunk.com for full details and be sure to RSVP for the VIP opening on Thursday, Sept. 18th in downtown Los Angeles in the heart of gallery row.

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…
Fri, Sept. 12th 7-11PM
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“Tumbling” featuring new works from Lesley Reppeteaux + “Sunny-side Yard” featuring new works from Zach Johnsen in our project room & “Come Wander With Me” from Paul Barnes
(Both exhibits on view through Oct. 3rd)

Fri, Sept. 12th 8PM-Midnight
World Of Wonder Gallery
6650 Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles
“Dollypop” – Dolly Parton themed group show

Sat, Sept. 13th 6-9PM
Cerasoli Gallery
8530-B Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.558.0911
New works from Matt Hansel & Scott Meyers in gallery 1 and “The Distant Lands” from Ria Bordell in gallery 2
(On view through Oct. 4th)

Sat, Sept. 13th 7-10PM
Commissary Arts
68 N. Venice Blvd in Venice / 310.990.9914
“Vivid” featuring new works from Tofer Chin
(On view through Oct. 25th)

Sat, Sept. 13th 6-9PM
Fette’s Gallery
4255 Baldwin Ave in Culver City / 310.559.7733
“Insekts” featuring new works from Sandrine Pelletier
(On view through Oct. 18th)

Sat, Sept. 13th 6-10PM
Lab 101
8539 Washington Blvd. / 310.945.5974
“Winter Is Coming” featuring new works from Melissa Moss, Besty Walton, & Meredith Dittmar
(On view through Oct. 8th)

Sat, Sept. 13th 4-8PM
Monkeyhouse Toys and Art Gallery
1618 ½ Silver Lake Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.662.3437
“A to Z – The Alphabet Show” – 26 artists interpret all the letters of the alphabet including works from Misha, Delphia, Douglas Alvarez, Melissa Contreras, Josh Taylor, Blinky, Max Neutra, Christina Anthony and many more
(On view through Sept. 28th)

Sat, Sept. 13th 7-11PM
Nucleus Gallery
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
“Figures & Grounds” featuring new works from Mari Inukai, Edwin Ushero, Sean Cheetham, Christian Rex Van Minnen, Kevin Chen, Patrick Leger, Andrew Robinson, Chi-Kit Kwong and John Watkiss
(On view through Sept. 29th)

Sat, Sept. 13th 7-10PM (book signing from 6-7PM for Mars’ new book “Tolerance”)
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / 323.297.0600
“The Turning” featuring new works from Chris Mars
(On view through Oct. 4th)

Sat, Sept. 13th 6-10PM
Tropico de Nopal
1665 Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles / 213.481.8112
“So-Lo Brown” featuring new works from Jaime “Germs” Zacarias (work shown above)
(On view through Oct. 11th)

Sun, Sept. 14th 3-6PM
Book signing at the Laguna Art Museum with Chris Mars and Jeff Soto – both signing their brand new books – for more details check out http://www.lagunaartmuseum.org/ – The all encompassing “In The Land Of Retinal Delights” that we helped to present is on view through October 5th. If you haven’t made it down yet, book a day to explore the show and the other great galleries that line the shoreline of Laguna.