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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This weeks Lineup contributed by Shana Nys Dambrot
Friday October 19th
Greg Mike – Inside Voices • weekend pop-up
631 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069
October 19th 6-11pm
Inspired by the past, present, and future, GREG MIKE’s latest body of work, “Inside Voices,” breaks boundaries with the artist’s loudest collection to date. A true mash-up of styles and mediums, the work nods at GM’s love for classic cartoons, color, and ferocious animals while exploring internal battles and motives. The work is bold, energetic and thought-provoking — taking the viewer on a visual adventure led by MIKE’s iconic character LARRY LOUDMOUF.
Zoe Crosher at Patrick Painter
2525 Michigan Ave, Ste B2 Santa Monica, California 90404
Opening October 19th 6-8pm
In her more recent works – the Prospecting Palm Fronds series – Crosher takes the discarded fronds found on freeways and streets across Los Angeles, and casts them in bronze using a lost- wax casting process. This results in a gilded look that memorializes an item generally overlooked. In this series, Crosher hopes to call attention to the death of an iconic symbol of L.A.: the palm tree. She discovered that the palms are nearing the end of their life-cycle, and are too expensive for the county to replant and maintain their upkeep. “This work is the next iteration in my conceptually mapping what I call the “imaginary” of Los Angeles – a place that primarily exists in people’s imaginations, inspired from what they see in movies, read in books, hear from other people. It’s the false promise that L.A. is founded on, with the disappearing palm tree front and center of that myth.”
Submersion LA at Coaxial
Coaxial Arts Foundation 1815 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90016
October 19th 8-11pm
Cilla Vee Life Arts presents:
Immersion. Hiding. Beneath the surface. Completely absorbed by / involved in.
Differential Topology. Differentiable Manifolds. Soft Question.
An immersive, multi-media environment of sound, image and motion.
The everyday world melts away as though wandering deep into a forest or ocean.
Time. Space. Temperature.
The psyche surrenders.
SUBMERSION is a durational performance installation during which the audience is free to come and go throughout.
This Fall Cilla Vee is touring cross country and the west coast in order to connect and collaborate with area artists in each location.
Saturday October 20th
Swahili Arts at the Fowler Museum
Park in Lot 4 398 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Opening October 20th 6-9pm
Featuring more than 150 artworks from eastern and central Africa and the western Indian Ocean rim, World on the Horizon enters the streets and homes of Swahili port towns and beyond, highlighting the arts of diplomacy and trade, the built environment and domestic interiors, society and fashion, and spiritual knowledge and devotion. The arts on view speak to an outward-looking ethos—one of encounter, possibility, negotiation, and struggle—that connects communities on the Swahili coast with faraway places, and reveals how people bring the world home.
Peter Williams at Luis De Jesus
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles 2685 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90034
Opening October 20th 6-8pm
Even as some voices are routinely silenced, Peter Williams acknowledges that it is a privilege to speak and be seen. Bearing witness to the times that we are living while honoring the lives and history of people of color, Williams’ new paintings build on four decades of his radical oeuvre with a renewed sense of urgency, defiantly calling out the violence and injustices that continue to be perpetrated against Black Americans and giving voice to those who stand up against hatred, corruption, and criminality.
Sadie Barnette at Charlie James
969 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, Ca 90012
Opening October 20th 6-9pm
“I made this show even though I didn’t think I could. I didn’t want to. Everything sucks. I made this show by leaning back on those that came before me and drawing their breath through my lungs, puffing my chest out, pretending I could. I made this show even though it feels like the end of the world. Because I think this might also be what the beginning feels like. A glittering rage, a head full of history but still laughing and bothering to paint my nails, to show up, to show out, to embody.
I made this show for my ancestors. And for Drake. I made this show for Little Rodney, and cousin David. There they are in my Dad’s quintessential 70’s dinning room, looking at the camera, not knowing their lives will be cut short – but looking like they understand everything. In two new large scale works I continue my investigation of the 500-page FBI surveillance file kept on my father, Rodney Barnette, who founded the Compton, California, chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968. My glittering holographic redactions propose a counter-surveillance, a resistance and a restorative technology. A lightbox image of a street sign bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr., set against a galactic sky, imagines a black space beyond gentrification and police violence and volunteers to follow Sun Ra from Oakland to the stars. I’ve also included in this show my first video work – a medium that is making a strong case for itself in my practice.
This is the offering. It’s not everything. I wish I had done more. I already regret things I haven’t yet not done. But I made this show because I still believe in love and magic and playing beyond language and saying cheers before you drink. Because there is hope in the unknown and peace under the black sky.” — Sadie Barnette, October 2018
LAND Wild Art Party at Blue Roof Studios
7329 South Broadway Avenue. Los Angeles, CA 90003
October 20th 7pm
Wild Art Party is a series of rambunctious performance events aimed at providing a safe and supportive arena for diverse artists to show new performance work while growing and strengthening the Los Angeles experimental performance audience. It is a laboratory for artists to exhibit their practice outside of more traditional arenas or institutional programs, to experiment, or show works in progress. These one night events are free and open to the public with several presentations of new work in a party atmosphere. The audience is encouraged to dance, encounter new and surprising experiences, and explore new connections to the greater community of performative work in Los Angeles. LAND will co-present this years Wild Art Party with Wild Art Group at Blue Roof Studios.
Woods Davy & Holly Roberts at Craig Krull
2525 Michigan Avenue, Building B-3 Santa Monica, California 90404
October 20th 5-7pm
Woods Davy works with stones in natural, unaltered states collected from the sea or the earth, and assembles them into fluid and precarious sculptural combinations that appear weightless. These sculptures of heavy stone elements seem to defy gravity and float like clouds, roll like waves, or bend with the flow of the ocean’s chaotic currents.
Between Two Seas / Tra due mare at Arena 1
Arena 1 Gallery 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, California 90405
October 20th 6-9pm
“This is the second part of a program that promotes visual dialogue through a series of international exhibitions. Between Two Seas / LA International, focuses on how the work of 30 artists from different cultures and experiences, interprets and processes physical, emotional and organic matter, giving shape to an heterogenous creative reality of coexistence. A selection of artists from more than 10 countries will be presented at the Arena 1 Gallery. The exhibition creates a connection of cultures through artistic projects. The awareness that all of us, wherever we are, at one time or another, find ourselves suspended between two spaces… Right now we are witness to significant international refugee migrations. The stories of these displaced humans deserve respect, dignity and attention. We are all immigrants or emigrants in some way, and in the world in which we live now, this condition represents a great opportunity–to see the world as one, to co-exist with the differences, against prejudices. Art is an instrument of beauty, freedom, interconnection and integration, independent of ethnicities and religions. The artist becomes a bridge–between two seas–that spans not only a physical place, but also an infinite horizon of desire to reach other ground.” — Luigia Martelloni
Meleko Mokgosi at Honor Fraser
2622 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, California 90034
October 20th 6-8pm
Meleko Mokgosi makes classical paintings that expose the limitations of Western painting techniques in depicting the African body and culture. Interested in how paintings have shaped the public imagination and the ways in which display methodologies reinforce social hierarchies, the artist challenges the viewer to empathize with the subject of the work by presenting imagery devoid of conventional narrative clues. Objects of Desire and Chimurenga are the final chapters in the series Democratic Intuition started by the artist in 2013. Often large in scale, Mokgosi’s paintings fit within the genre of history paintings—the highest form of academic painting—but for this series, the artist has chosen to create smaller works that engage with the lowest tradition: the still life. Revisiting imagery from past works in the series, this play between genres asks viewers to reconsider how we use institutionalized and bias categories in order to construct the conditions under which we create knowledge and therefore work towards conceptualizing and understanding the world.
Sunday October 21st
Pow-Wow! Antelope Valley Arts Festival
Lancaster Museum of Art and History – MOAH
665 W Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, California 93534
October 21st 2-6pm
Perhaps the best way to describe POW! WOW! AV is: POW! The impact that art has on a person. WOW! The reaction that art elicits from a viewer. Together they form POW WOW, which is a Native American term that describes a gathering that celebrates culture, music, and art. Originally, centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organized gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative space named Lana Lane Studios, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The festival has expanded to cities and countries such as Taiwan, Long Beach, Israel, Singapore, Jamaica, Washington D.C., Guam, New Zealand, Netherlands, and Germany and will celebrate its second year in Lancaster, California on October 21, 2018.
Jonsey’s Pack One-Day Performance Festival at Klowden Mann
6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
October 21st 5-8pm
Curated by Jonesy
Host Lex Vaughn and music by Nathan Hauenstein
Featuring: amy von harrington, Beth Cita & Lex Vaughn, Bettina Hubby, Clay Kerrigan, Crystal Claire, Elliot Reed, Enrique Castrejon, Jaime C. Knight, Jim Krewson, Jonesy, Joshua Rains,, Kelly Marie Martin, Kiernan Cobarrubia, Lindsey Taylor, Matthew LAX, Matt Savitsky, Micah Espudo, Michael Earl, Nicolaus Chaffin, Nikki Darling, Samara Halperin, Silky Shoemaker
HERE at Barnsdall
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90027
October 22nd 2-5pm
“Here” is a group exhibition examining the shifting physical and geographical boundaries, along with conceptual and imagined boundaries and boundlessness, in and around Los Angeles.
“Here” features work by: Heimir Björgúlfsson, Sandra de la Loza, Gajin Fujita, Gloria Galvez, iris yirei hu, Annetta Kapon, Patrick Martinez, Jane C. Mi, Alison O’Daniel, Renée Petropoulos, Nancy Popp, Umar Rashid, Sandy Rodriguez, Anna Sew Hoy, Fran Siegel, Henry Taylor and Mario Ybarra Jr.
ChimMaya Day of the Dead/Frida
5283 E Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, 90022
Opening October 21st 3-7pm
Every year we open a Frida exhibit in August….unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to open our Annual Frida Exhibition. For October, we decided to merge two exhibits into one. We asked artists to produce art that combines elements of ‘Frida‘ and ‘Dia de Los Muertos‘.
‘Frida‘ and ‘Dia de Los Muertos‘ were the two first themed exhibitions that we had in our gallery. As we continue to celebrate our 13th Anniversary this year, we’re excited to combine elements of both Frida/Dia de Los Muertos for October.
Making Lightly | a communal residency
Atche Art Space (The Shed Collective) 3908 Wawona St, Los Angeles, California 90065
October 21st 3-6pm
As artists and participants in our consumer culture, we often become very attached to things that we own and make. Our creations and possessions are considered extensions of our identities and symbols of status and achievements. This residency challenges this cultural default, and emphasizes the importance of a collective experience of creation over individual achievement. In rejecting the preciousness of art objects in favor of a non-attached and non-individual mutual communal creation, we re-examine the paradigm of art as commodity.
This communal residency created by Los Angeles artists: Arezoo Bharthania, Diane Williams, Nicole Stirbis and Sophia Allison, will take place over a period of two weeks at Atche, a 120 square foot artist space in a residential area. We invited artists to come and work together in various iterations over that time period. It is an exploration that values the joint experience of creation above the end result of an art object belonging to one artist. Materials and art work provided at the space are all fair game for each artist to add to, deconstruct, or re-create. Artists may create wall hanging art, installations or freestanding sculptures in and around the space and the surrounding outdoor areas with the understanding that anything can happen to ‘their’ pieces. There is a small contemplation space with a typewriter and paper for artists to write temporary art statements, manifesto, a joke. Statements may also be sympathy letters to themselves about the loss they may feel of the work they contributed to. The focus is the experience of time spent in space as a non-material creation in and of itself, and the interaction between artists verbally, temporally, artistically and materially.
The residency will culminate in a closing event in which the community will be invited to take parts of the work for free.
Monday October 22nd
Visionary Women talk w/ Marilyn Minter and Catherine Opie at the Marciano
The Marciano Art Foundation 4357 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90010
October 22nd 530-730pm
Visionary Women presents “AN EVENING WITH FEMALE ARTISTS: CATHY OPIE & MARILYN MINTER”.
Visionary Women, a non-profit organization, harnesses the power of leadership and community to embolden women to achieve their full potential. By creating a forum for connection and dialogue with the world’s greatest thinkers, we’re challenging convention and advancing the status of women in all spheres of society.