Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Heisuke Kitazawa aka PCP (showing this month at GR2)
Thurs, April 16th 7-11PM
Ronin Gallery
1924 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles
“Burgeoning Heliotrope” with new works from Weirdo and Ego

Fri, April 17th 7-10PM
The Art Center of Pasadena
1700 Lida Street in Pasadena / 626.396.2251 / Parking & Shuttle at Rose Bowl Parking Lot K
‘Grad Exhibition’ – graduation show featuring works from artists working in various mediums including but not limited to photography, film, illustration & graphic design

Sat, April 18th & Sun, April 19th 11AM-6PM both days

Brewery Artwalk
2100 N. Main Street (5 Freeway at Main Street) in Los Angeles
The world’s largest art colony is located in downtown LA in the old Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery and twice a year they open their doors to the public for a walking self-guided tour of all the various studios, galleries and undiscovered lil’ nooks about the ol’ space that are just waiting to be discovered. Makes for a great day out and a must see at least once – check out their website for full details and directions

Sat, April 18th 6-9PM
Cerasoli Gallery
8530-B Washington Ave in Culver City / 310.558.0911
“Glamour and Gloom” with new works from John Grande + “Nowhere Right Here” with new works from Franziska Klotz + “Society of Spectacle” with new works from Nick Potter
(On view through May 13th)

Sat, April 18th 6:30-10PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
“…and it rained all day” featuring new works from Heisuke Kitazawa (aka PCP)
(On view through May 6th)

Sat, April 18th 6-10PM
Kinsey / DesForges
6009 Washington Blvd. In Culver City / 310.837.1989
“Chasing Castles” featuring new paintings and works on paper from Chloe Early and Connor Harrington

Sat, April 18th 4-8PM
Monkeyhouse Toys and Art Gallery
1618 ½ Silver Lake Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.662.3437
“The Black Wall” with new works from Walt Hall
(On view through May 24th)

Sat, April 18th 4-8PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
Special viewing of Esther Pearl Watson’s paintings from her showing at the Oakland Museum of California earlier this year, including “Waiting For The Future”, her largest work to date

Sat, April 18th 8PM-Midnight
1930 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles (Echo Park area)
“Cosmic Love” featuring the work of 11 artists exploring the nature of the cosmos with Kime Buzzelli, Miss KK, Annakim Violette, Mindy LeBrock, Owleyes (James Wiegel), Nora Keyes, Alia Penner, Veronica Ibarra, Joanne Burke, Tracy Conti and Valentine Lovecraft Falcon
(On view through April 25th)

Yet another weekend packed with amazing shows – get out and support the scene!

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