Thursday, July 17, 2008

Recommended openings to catch this weekend...

Recommended Openings To Catch This Weekend:

Just a ton of shows this weekend. Can't even begin to think where we'll begin our journey for Saturday night, but most likely at Billis to catch their killer group show which kicks off early and then from there, sure bets include GR2, Merry Karnowsky, The Grind, BSFA and Subliminal Projects... and definitely ending the night with a stroll through Santa Monica to check out this glow event they've been hyping. Sounds very interesting... on with the shows:

Fri, July 18th 7-10PM ($35 admission / after 10PM - $25 admission)
Club 740
740 S. Broadway in Los Angeles
“Art Visionary Los Angeles” put together by Alex and Allyson Grey with Chet Zar, Guy Aitchison, Michelle Wortman, Saber, Wendy Klein, Jarrett DeMartino and more all painting live along with a number of panel discussions before the main live painting performance, video art, music and dance commence – a very rare opportunity to see these masters paint live

Fri, July 18th 9PM-2AM
Eye Candy Gallery
4622 Van Nuys Blvd. in Sherman Oaks / 818.501.0332“What Big Eyes You Have” – new works from Misha
(One-night only event)

Sat, July 19th 5-8PM
George Billis Gallery
2716 S. La Cienega Blvd in Culver City / 310.838.3685
“Ne-O-Re-Al-Ism” – group show featuring works from an array of the leading photo realistic painters in the scene including Juxtapoz featured artist Jorge Santos and many more
(On view through August 30th)

Sat, July 19th 8-11PM
Canvas Los Angeles
441 N. Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles / 323.944.0678
“Scratch Art" – group show of scratchboard art from over 200 international tattoo artists including leading tattoo visionaries including Aaron Cain, Bob Tyrrell, Nick Baxter, Jon Clue, Filip Leu, Timothy Hoyer, Michele Wortman, Guy Aitchison and many others

Sat, July 19th 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
New works from Tiffany Liu and M. Mararian’s Inky Dreadfuls plus new works from Krista Huot in their loft
(On view through August 9th)

Sat, July 19th 7PM-7AM (free to the public)
glow (dusk-to-dawn)
All along Santa Monica Beach, Pier and Palisades Park
Numerous live/interactive art installations all throughout Santa Monica – looks to be very cool and a nice way to end a great night of art throughout Los Angeles

Sat, July 19th 6:30-10PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
“Suggestion Box” group show with Robert Bellm, Michael Hsiung, Yellena James, Tru Nguyen, Ryan Jacob Smith, Mark Todd, Sidney Park, and many more
(On view through August 13th)

Sat, July 19th 7-11PM
The Grind Gallery
12222 Venice Blvd. in Los Angeles
“All Mixed Up” featuring works from Melanie Moore, L. Croskey, Nicole Bruckman, Clinton Neuhaus, Katie Brown, Walt Hall, and many

Sat, July 19th 8PM-Midnight
Hyaena Gallery
1928 West Olive Avenue in Burbank
New artwork by Spinestealer
(On view through July 31st)

Sat, July 19th 8-11PM
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 South La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles / 323.933.4408
“Persistence Of Vision” new works from Dave McKean
(On view through August 16th)

Sat, July 19th 8-11PM
Koplin Del Rio
“Laguna College Of Art + Design” group show featuring 16 graduates and 19 mentors in contemporary realist painting & drawing

Sat, July 19th 7-10PM
New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd., in Los Angeles / 323-654-2192“i may be right & i may be wrong, but your gonna miss me when i'm gone; notes on building a time machine” – new works from Cody Hudson and Sean Cassidy
(On view through August 9th)

Sat, July 19th 6-10PM
Handmade Nation Silent Auction @ Poketo Headquarters
510 S Hewitt #506 Los Angeles, 5th floorHere’s what it's all about: Miss Faythe Levine (of Paperboat boutique)has gotten together with the awesome peeps at Poketo to put this event together and raise funds for her indie craft documentary, Handmade Nation. Go here for all the info. Also, go here to peep the trailer for the film

Sat, July 19th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. In Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
“Tattooed Portraits: Los Angeles” - new works from Shawn Barber
(On view through August 23rd)

Sat, July 19th 8-11PM
Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Blvd in the Echo Park region of Los Angeles
“Big Kids Little Kids” group show curated by John Freeborn highlight the artists from the Space 1026 art collective – a must see show featuring works from Shepard Fairey, Jim Houser, Jordin Isip, Rich Jacobs, Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, Adam Wallacavage, Ben Woodward, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Todd St. John and many more
(On view through August 8th)

Sunday, July 20th Noon to 2:30PM
(with after party to follow into afternoon at De La Barracuda)
Munky King
7308 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.938.0091
“The Revenge – Buff Fest 2” – release party and signing for the new line of Buff Monster figures from Mindstyle – after party to follow at De La Barracuda up the way on Melrose

PLEASE NOTE: It is always best to contact the gallery directly or visit their website to confirm all listings and to ask about possible cover charges or other restrictions

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