Must-See Art Guide: Los Angeles
This week's guide features John McLaughlin, Thomas Houseago, Carol Bove, and more.
It’s difficult to be in high spirits this time of the year, with the holidays and the inauguration behind us. Unless, of course, you’re in Los Angeles, where the winter sunshine at least partially makes up for it. We can’t deny it: LA’s art scene is booming. From galleries and museums to fashion and music, the Left Coast has so much going for it, highlighted this week by the eighth edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary. This four-day event, which opens today, takes place in Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar. 62 participating international galleries will showcase artwork.
Of course, if you’ve been hiding from the cold this season and finally made it out to LA, you may also want to check out some of the many gallery shows on view now. Here’s a list of not-to-miss exhibitions, whether you’re in town for the fair or looking for some culture.
Exhibition: “Antonia Wright: Under the water with sand, rocks, miles of rocks, then fire”
When: January 7–February 11, 2017
Where: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2685 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition: “Bryan Sharp“
When: January 14–March 26, 2017
Where: 365 Mission, 365 S. Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition: “MARK SELIGER: On Christopher Street: Portraits”
When: January 14–February 25, 2017
Where: Von Lintel Gallery, 2685 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition: “The Harrisons”
When: January 24–March 28, 2017
Where: Various Small Fires, 812 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition: “SURREAL / UNREAL: Over 100 Works from the 1930s to the Present”
When: November 5, 2016–February 18, 2017
Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition: “An Irruption of the Rainbow: Color in 20th-Century Art” & “John McLaughlin Paintings: Total Abstraction”
When: December 17, 2016–February 28, 2017 & November 13, 2016–April 16, 2017
Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
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