January is the halfway mark of the six month long unprecedented cultural collaboration entitled, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980 (PST). Today (1/19) marks the kickoff for both Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) and PST: Public Art and Performance Festival. We’re excited to report back from ALAC’s opening and Art in the Parking Space.
There is a plethora of programmed events organized in this sprawling metropolis. Just North of LAX Airport lies Culver City, a midpoint of Santa Monica (ALAC), Venice (Venice Lights) and Hollywood (The Standard Hotel & Los Angeles Nomadic Division L.A.N.D.). 30 galleries line Washington Boulevard, North and South of La Cienega and about ten in a few mile radius. If driving within Greater Los Angeles is too much traffic for your dharma, focus your energy on Culver City. Here’s a handful…
LA><ART is an independent non-profit art space founded by Lauri Firstenberg, a Los Angeles native, in 2005. John Divola, a LA based photographer, has 67 small scale works on view selected from his Vandalism Series of 1973-1975. Concurrently, Art in the Parking Space, a year long project by Warren Neidich and Elena Bajo, is taking place in various parking spaces locations until June 30, 2012. On Tuesday, 1/24 LA><ART and The Standard Hotel will host a concentrated group of artists for an art and park party on the Upper Parking Deck. Stay tuned!
2640 S. La Cienega
Kevin Cooley has an extensive list of travel destinations that he has captured. This Brooklyn based photographer has a solo exhibition at Kopeikin Gallery until February 11th and an upcoming concurrent two-person exhibition with Reynold Reynolds at YOUNGPROJECTS, which will open on Thursday, 1/26 at the Pacific Design Center #B230/B210.
2766 La Cienega Boulevard
Pacific Design Center #B230/B210
8687 Melrose Avenue
LeBasse Projects will open the year with a group show highlighting some of the artists that will exhibit in 2012. Participating artists include Herakut, Mike Stilkey, Joshua Petker, Seonna Hong, Jim Houser, Tobias Keene, Katrin Fridriks, Nate Frizzell, Yoskay Yamamoto, Andrew Hem, Matt Haber and Melissa Haslam.
6023 Washington Boulevard
Tim Bavington’s, Heart Above Head is Mark Moore’s sixth major solo show. The artist’s Las Vegas origin has inferred his neon-filled, audibly silent, atmospheric oscillation of macro and micro post-painterly abstractions.
Mark Moore Gallery
5790 Washington Boulevard
Banks Violette will have his first-one person exhibition in Los Angeles at Blum & Poe. The untitled exhibition is a far from a site-specific art installation in that its focus lies in the interplay of the specificity of the industrial medium and context of subcultural communities. His work recalls a hypothetical visual situation of a minimalist transgression of Richard Chamberlain crushed car totems, moreso a post-minimalist abstraction akin to Robert Smithson. The gallery has also mounted a design solo show with Shio Kusaka’s work.
Blum & Poe
2727 S. La Cienega Boulevard