Art and Cake’s weekly art calendar has changed. Facebook was getting too tedious trying to cull through so many events each day with their new feature of adding many days to an event. We have decided to post only that weeks events and add more in depth information to help you decide where to go each week.
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Castelli Art Space 5428 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90016
Opening October 11th 6-10pm
Perfectly Impossible defines the act of making art. Artists issue an urgent call to reveal hidden connections and declare personal meaning in a space of artifice. The theatre of our lives often appears as a paradoxical game: one that is perfectly absurd and impossibly true simultaneously. We realize things are happening in the present but ikons and psychic stories from the past cycle through to the future where we live in our imagination. This immersive installation is a collaboration of artists who find themselves moving in the same orbit. We borrow and reflect on the themes and patterns of our work in order to distill meaning from imitation. As Aristotle posited years ago, “the making of art is an imitation of an action.” In this specific site a community of artists presents a series of mansions where heroic groupings of sculptural paintings and 3D constructions act as keys to a lyrical narrative. Colorful beings and powerful objects populate the story. We invite viewers to travel along. Let chance be your guide in a community vivified by song and movement. All of these elements conspire in a PERFECTLY IMPOSSIBLE event.
The Semi-Tropic Spiritualist Pilgrimage
General Projects 3611 Pomona St., Los Angeles, CA 90031
Friday October 12th 8-midnight
Semi-Tropic Spiritualists Test Site #6: The Semi-Tropic Spiritualist Pilgrimage
Astri Swendsrud & Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg
plus readings and performances by Akina Cox and Will Alexander
and Christy Roberts Berkowitz from KCHUNG will DJ a dance party following the pilgrimage
The Semi-Tropic Spiritualists have exhibited their installations and performance works at Richard Telles Fine Art, Klowden Mann, The Vincent Price Museum, and Chime & Co. in Los Angeles; Shangri-La, Joshua Tree, CA; and Llano del Rio, CA among other locations. Their work will also be part of the upcoming exhibition Totenpass at Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, in October 2018. Both artists received their MFAs from CalArts in 2008.
Route, Rut, Lane: A Karkhana Collaboration at Shoebox Projects
Shoebox Projects 660 South Avenue 21 #3, Los Angeles, California 90031
Opening October 12th 7-9pm, On view during the Brewery Artwalk
Route, Rut, Lane: A Karkhana Collaboration is a contemporary conceptual mixed – media project that was inspired by the historical Mughal workshop that produced elaborate miniatures. A select group of 8 artists (S. Portico Bowman, Carlyn M. Clark, Johnny Fox, Margaret Lazzari, Luke Reichle, Chris Russell, Caryl St Ama, Nancy Kay Turner), diverse in age, geography and artistic practice, worked solo on each piece before sending it on to fellow collaborators.
While the content was not planned, the works developed as commentaries on personal, social and religious conditions of today. The group developed a surprisingly consistent mixed- media aesthetic since the project originated in January 2018.
Spatial Reality | curated by Jesse Damiani
Space Gallery at Ayzenberg 39 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, California 91103
October 12th 7-10pm
Join us for the opening reception of “Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR.” Coinciding with ArtNight Pasadena, HIT+RUN, the world-traveling originators of live screen-printing, will be on deck for an evening of collaboration, wearable art, and music. HIT+RUN will offer free t-shirt screening and custom designs from the event – just bring your own t-shirt! The evening will feature visionary XR artist and collaborator Isaac Cohen, with Bill Barminski (fresh from Beyond the Streets) presenting his projection mapping installations. The evening will also offer music from HIT+RUN recording artists MONO/POLY and ELUDEM. We will also be joined by the one and only Kogi Korean BBQ Taco Truck!
River Gallery 1086 W. Edgeware Rd., Los Angeles, California 90026
Opening October 13th 2-5pm
Surface Slow Deep presents four new oil paintings by Los Angeles based artist Fabia Panjarian. Movement, flow and pattern are explored in this body of work. Using intense variations of line and color in the paintings’ physical surfaces, the pleasure of seeing is activated. Panjarian takes cues from the organization of melodic structures of counterpoint to create a similar experience visually. Like inside out clothing, one color is the inversion of the other. Placed side by side, colors interrupt patterns, much like when light reflects and refracts, colors are bleached and patterns are diffracted. This changes the velocity within each painting from glitchy to syncopated, then suspended like swaying in a lava lamp. Reminiscent of slow motion, and seductively wallowing.
WILLIAM LANE recent paintings
First Independent Gallery (FIG) D2, 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Reception: Saturday October 13, 5 to 7pm
Known for his refined and meticulous paintings, William Lane’s recent work continues his exploration of reductive and meditative abstractions. While he does work within that territory of formal minimalist painting, Lane’s paintings always suggest a very human presence. Lane’s compositions are often influenced by the places he has visited, especially the architecture, but really it is something about the spirit of a place that speaks to him and becomes the stimulus for translating his observations to paint. His new work has been greatly influenced by recent travels to Japan where the artist found a sensibility that shares much in common with his own innate sense of serenity, contemplation and balance. Ultimately for Lane it comes down to color. Through color he finds form and meaning. Color is his guide through the conflict and uncertainty of the studio, and finally it is color that leads him to harmony and resolution.
Brewery Artwalk and Open Studios – Fall 2018
Brewery Artwalk 2100 N Main St, Los Angeles, California 90031
October 13th and 14th 11-6pm
The Brewery Artwalk Association presents The Fall 2018 Brewery Artwalk and Open Studios, the longest-running original artwalk in the country, at The Brewery Arts Complex in Los Angeles, CA on October 13th and 14th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. For 37 years, the artists at The Brewery Arts Complex have opened their studios and invited the public into the heart of the Los Angeles art scene.
Far Out: Movement through Form and Color | Exhibition Art Tour
Union Station Los Angeles 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California 90012
October 13th 10-11am
Join us for a guided artist-led tour of our brand-new exhibition Far Out: Movement through Form and Color featuring abstract artworks by six artists interpreting themes of energy, transition and movement. The work will be on view through January 2019 in the passageway that accesses the rail platforms between Union Station East and West.
John Waiblinger | The Beauty of Men
LACDA Los Angeles Center for Digital Art 104 E 4th St, Los Angeles, California 90013
Opening October 13th 6-9pm
John Waiblinger is a new media artist who explores masculinity and desire through his Post Photography compositions. Hailing from an academic background with degrees in English, Women’s Studies and Library Science, Waiblinger redefined himself as an artist in his early 60’s, first exhibiting work at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts.
The Beauty of Men* (an iconography of desire) is Waiblinger’s first solo show, appropriately taking place at the gallery in which he first showed his work. His work presents men he has appropriated via their pornographic performance and reconstructs then within the realm of his imagination.These images combined with his own photographs portray a masculinity that celebrates softness and intimacy that he believes creates a tension between the normative and the transgressive. Waiblinger states that his intent is “to investigate and illustrate how such juxtaposition can broaden perceptions and understanding of masculinity.”
Waiblinger uses his fixation on the beauty of men to transfigure the carnal into his own embodiments of adoration and celebration.
Art Share-LA 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, California 90013
Opening October 13th 7-10pm
Inspired by creative march and protest signs, Art Share L.A. is excited to announce a show of politically inspired and text based work, Protest. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, October 13th, from 7 – 10pm.
Share the clever wordplay. Bring the #Movement slogans. Make social commentary. Highlight the semantics. Show us the irony. Motivate, provoke, inspire, juxtapose, comment–let’s talk about it. Let’s use our words!
Robbie Conal: The Cabinet of Horrors
Track 16 1206 Maple Ave, #1005, Los Angeles, California 90015
Opening October 13th 7-10pm
The Cabinet of Horrors is a series of satirical portraits of Donald Trump, members of his cabinet, and inner circle. The cast of characters depicted will include Trump himself, making an appearance in the Hammer and Pickle painting, a piece that has been printed and wheat pasted on utility boxes and walls from D.C. to DTLA.
Conal is one of the most cutting political commentators of our time. During many pivotal events of history, whether it be the Iran-Contra affair, the Lewinsky scandal, or Bush’s Iraq War, Conal expressed his dissent through spates of artworks that are printed and plastered across America, but no series has ever mushroomed so relentlessly as the Cabinet of Horrors.
Specter of Documentation
Durden and Ray 1206 Maple Ave. #832, Los Angeles, California 90015
Opening October 13th 7-10pm
Specter: appearance, to look at, a phantom, a threatening or haunting possibility
Documentation: the gathering, collation, synopsizing and coding of printed material for future reference; the orderly presentation, organization and communication of recorded special knowledge to produce a historical record of changes in variables; the act or instance of the provision of documents or supporting references or records.
Specter and documentation, upon first consideration, could seem to be the antithesis of one another. Specter deals in the ephemeral appearance of possibility with poignant undertones, while documentation traditionally resides in the orderly, matter-of-fact recording, noting, or organization of material to produce a record for future reference. Art chosen for this exhibition exists in the intersection of specter and documentation. It bears the echo of inhabitation and embodies the everyday mundane. Of special interest are works that present an image or object embodying documentary tendencies while a second and incidental reading conjures issues of cultural relevance and controversial debate.
In tandem with this exploration lies the notion of “soul theft” through photography and camera devices. While the elusive roots of this concept belie its lack of reality amongst anthropological studies, there is a kernel of truth to how the picture taker can extract an essence through the final product, metaphorically presenting the complex haunting prospect of the human condition. The artists in this exhibition, through photography, painting, drawing, video, and installation, investigate the specter of the person left behind. The banal and the extraordinary, residing in the objects and places that humans inhabit, and then abandon.
Gay Summer Rick: Skyways and Highways
BG Gallery, Santa Monica 3009 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405
Opening October 13th 6-9pm
A longtime transplant to Los Angeles from New York, Gay Summer Rick’s work has been distinctive in finding beauty in the constantly developing city. Train routes, city centers, and freeways have met the artist’s touch and are reinterpreted as atmospheric energy. Recently, a new flight path above Los Angeles has diverted her gaze to the skies. Gay Summer developed a fascination with the passage of flight. This fascination led her to redirect recent air travel in order to revisit and study different airport locations.
The dynamic relationship between the two environments of airport and urban habitats and the coastline is heightened by the artist’s choice of using a palette knife instead of a brush. Her distinctive painting style creates an arresting color field in which the city’s sharp edges dissolve into the impressionistic embrace.