Give It a Whirl – September 12, 2009

September 12, 2009 at 12:04 AM Leave a comment

When it comes to this event-filled, season-opening weekend, everyone’s been mentioning the heavy-hitters like Bruce Nauman and Doug Aiken which are certainly worthy of attention, but I’d like to spotlight some of the unmentioned shows that you really should see. Whether you’re planning on hanging out in Chinatown, Mid-town, or the West Side, hopefully you’ll be able to stop by one of these shows.

Libby Black: Timeless @ Charlie James Gallery

Libby, well-known in the Bay Area for her 2005 installation of a simulated Kate Spade store at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, will be showing paintings, drawings and sculpture in her LA solo debut.  She explores the allure of fashion and shopping and why we buy in works that are just as desirable as the luxury goods they depict.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 12, 2009, 6-9pm

Charlie James Gallery
975 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

September 12 – October 17, 2009

Ruth Pastine: Limitless @ Edward Cella Art + Architecture

Ruth’s LA solo debut will feature very subtle and luminous color-field paintings.  She sticks to a well-defined system, and obsessively layers wet-on-wet strokes of oil paint, but rather than coming off cool and mechanical, they seem to be all nature and real light.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 12, 2009, 5-8pm

Edward Cella Art + Architecture
6018 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

September 12 – October 31, 2009

Jimi Gleason & Jesse Simon @ Samuel Freeman

I hear Jimi is doing something different in his new paintings.  While they still shimmer with metallic pigments, he’s splitting fields of varying colors on multiple surfaces.  Jesse is also on to something fresh, moving away from the representation of earlier large works, and making more intimate abstract sculptures from his recycled surfboards.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 12, 2009, 5-7pm

Samuel Freeman Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue, B-7
Santa Monica, CA 90404

September 12 – October 17, 2009

For more shows, check out the calendar in the sidebar.

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Karl Benjamin @ Claremont Graduate University Give It a Whirl – September 19, 2009

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