Must-See Art Guide: Los Angeles

This week's guide includes Edgar Degas, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, and more.

Pamela Littky, Liquor Snacks Soda (2010). Courtesy of De Re Gallery.

Whether you are visiting the City of Angels during the month with the most hours of sunshine or you are a local Los Angeleno, we have plenty of ideas to satisfy your artsy hunger.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the largest and oldest art museum in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and visit the birthday exhibition. A selection of highlights from the recent donation of A. Jerrold Perenchio, a collection of masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries—with works by Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Vuillard—as well as art from Africa and decorative art are currently on view. Founded by the oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, the Getty Museum is another important institution. Admission is always free, and each spring, the museum hires goats to mow the lawn around the building. The current exhibition “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” gives an overview of the experimental practices within the medium of photography and how artists are reinventing it.

In the numerous art galleries in Los Angeles, you can find contemporary art alongside traditional paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography. Every second Thursday of the month, The Downtown Art Walk, which includes gallery openings, activities, and special events, guides you to exciting and new events, and the galleries keep their doors until around 10 p.m.

Photographic architectural abstractions of the Cedars Sinai Medical Center complex in Los Angeles are presented by Couturier Gallery. Roger Lerner took these images with an iPhone. “iPhoneography,” as it’s playfully called, has become a genre of art. Photographs taken by ‘traditional’ cameras by can be seen at the exhibition “Desert Voices – Pamela Littky and Stefanie Schneider” at De Re Gallery.

At Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit art school and gallery, in partnership with Building Bridges Art Exchange and Mixografia, the current exhibition features prints by American artists Helen Frankenthaler, Kiki Smith, and Donald Sultan, among others. “Important Works on Paper,” with examples of abstraction, Minimalism, Pop Art, and Photorealism by other American artists, such as Wayne Thiebaud, Sam Francis, and Jim Dine, are currently on view at Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art.

Enjoy your summer break and the artistic atmosphere in Hollywood!

 

Exhibition: “Desert Voices – Pamela Littky and Stefanie Schneider”

When: July 16–August 8, 2015

Where: De Re Gallery, 8920 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Stefanie Schneider, On Hold (2013). Courtesy of De Re Gallery.

Stefanie Schneider, On Hold (2013). Courtesy of De Re Gallery.

Exhibition: Antonio Murado: Distances

When: June 27–August 15, 2015

Where: Von Lintel Gallery, 2685 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Antonio Murado, Sharon (2014). Courtesy of Von Lintel Gallery.

Antonio Murado, Sharon (2014). Courtesy of Von Lintel Gallery.

Exhibition: Roger Lerner, M.D. – Form In Light

When: July 25–August 22, 2015

Where: Couturier Gallery, 166 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Roger Lerner, Form In Light. Courtesy of Couturier Gallery.

Roger Lerner, Form In Light. Courtesy of Couturier Gallery.

Exhibition: A.L. Steiner – Come & Go

When: July 2–August 22, 2015

Where: Blum & Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

A.L. Steiner, Untitled (Layla looking at picture) (2005). Courtesy of Blum & Poe.

A.L. Steiner, Untitled (Layla looking at picture) (2005). Courtesy of Blum & Poe.

 Exhibition: The Cityscape Show V

When: July 18–August 22, 2015

Where: George Billis Gallery, 2716 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Raymond Logan, Safari Inn (2015). Courtesy of George Billis Gallery.

Raymond Logan, Safari Inn (2015). Courtesy of George Billis Gallery.

Exhibition: “Important Works on Paper”

When: June 25–August 28, 2015

Where: Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, 1880 Century Park E., Suite 100, Los Angeles, California

Installation View. Courtesy of Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art.

Installation View. Courtesy of Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art.

Exhibition: Ruth Weisberg – Reflections Through Time

When: June 13–August 29, 2015

Where: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Ruth Weisberg, Waterbourne (1973). Courtesy of Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.

Ruth Weisberg, Waterbourne (1973). Courtesy of Jack Rutberg Fine Arts.

Exhibition: Russian Doll

When: July 11–August 29, 2015

Where: M+B, 612 N. Almont Drive, Los Angeles, California

Alex Prager, Untitled (Parts 2) (1973). Courtesy of M+B.

Alex Prager, Untitled (Parts 2) (1973). Courtesy of M+B.

Exhibition: About Face – Curated by Kristina Kite and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer

When: July 18–August 29, 2015

Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Joan Brown, Family Portrait (1981). Courtesy of Kayne Griffin Corcoran.

Joan Brown, Family Portrait (1981). Courtesy of Kayne Griffin Corcoran.

Exhibition: Jan Albers, Fiona Connor, Philippe Parreno, John Reynolds, Jessica Stockholder, Superflex, and Diana Thater”

When: July 25–August 29, 2015

Where: 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Philippe Parreno, AC/DC Snake (2010). Courtesy of 1301PE.

Philippe Parreno, AC/DC Snake (2010). Courtesy of 1301PE.

Exhibition: Michelle Stuart – Topographies, Works on Paper 1968–2015

When: July 18–September 5, 2015

Where: Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 9953 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California

Michelle Stuart, #6 Moon Drawing (1969). Courtesy of Marc Selwyn Fine Art.

Michelle Stuart, #6 Moon Drawing (1969). Courtesy of Marc Selwyn Fine Art.

Exhibition: “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography”

When: April 14–September 6, 2015

Where: The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California

Lisa Oppenheim, Heliogram July 8, 1876/October 16, 2011 (2011). Courtesy of the artist and The J. Paul Getty Museum.

Lisa Oppenheim, Heliogram July 8, 1876/October 16, 2011 (2011). Courtesy of the artist and The J. Paul Getty Museum.

Exhibition: 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s Anniversary

When: April 26–September 13, 2015

Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Sam Doyle, Jake, Our Best. (1978–1983). Courtesy of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Sam Doyle, Jake, Our Best. (1978–1983). Courtesy of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Exhibition: COLLABORATIONS: prints from Mixografia Workshop

When: July 31–October 4, 2015

Where: Mixografia ®, Palos Verdes Art Center, 5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Donald Sultan, Yellow Flowers (2003). Courtesy of Mixografia ®.

Donald Sultan, Yellow Flowers (2003). Courtesy of Mixografia ®.

 


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