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The busiest week in Los Angeles’ art world takes place this coming week as collectors from around the world descend upon the city. No less than five art fairs will unspool across L.A. this coming week, with the two biggest being, Frieze Los Angeles (now in Santa Monica) and the LA Art Show (now coinciding with Frieze). A host of art gallery openings, museum events, artist talks and parties will be happening too. Read on for the ultimate guide to what’s happening around town.
The Art Fairs
Frieze Los Angeles
The Frieze Los Angeles — which has moved to a new location at Santa Monica Airport — runs Feb. 16 to 19, inside the Barker Hanger as well as in a massive tent specially designed by WHY Architecture. The airport spot, says Christine Messineo, fair director of Frieze, Americas, “allows us to expand both our physical imprint but also our ambition.” This year, a record 120-plus galleries are participating, while the Frieze Projects: Now Playing collaboration with Art Production Fund, which has free public admission, will showcase sculptures and installations such as Chris Burden’s monumental 40 Foot Stepped Skyscraper and Ruben Ochoa’s Class C, a mobile art gallery housed inside his family’s former tortilla delivery van. Additionally, Frieze Projects: Against the Edge — encompassing five off-site activations, shepherded by Jay Ezra Nayssan of the nonprofit Del Vaz Projects — is planned, including a show of work by the late artist Julie Becker exhibited inside the Santa Monica childhood home of Shirley Temple. The fair also includes a focus section spotlighting galleries that have been in operation for 12 years or fewer. General admission tickets start at $102; frieze.com
LA Art Show
The LA Art Show is back for its 28th edition at the L.A. Convention Center, running Feb. 16 through Feb. 19 and featuring more than 120 galleries, including 14 from South Korea and six from Japan. Ashley Tisdale hosts the opening night party on Feb. 15. Programs include DIVERSEartLA 2023, with a focus on water and the ongoing record drought in California. Tickets from $30, laartshow.com
Felix Art Fair
Felix Art Fair returns for its fifth time to the Hollywood Roosevelt, Feb. 15 to 19, with galleries set up in cabana rooms as well as on two floors in the hotel tower. Look for the booth from Andrea Zittel’s nonprofit High Desert Test Sites, spotlighting ceramics, and expect a party atmosphere around the hotel’s famed David Hockney-painted swimming pool. Tickets from $40, felixfair.com
Spring/Break Art Show
The Spring/Break Art Show LA welcomes visitors to Skylight Culver City through Feb. 19, featuring around 60 exhibitions put together by independent curators under this year’s Neo-Renaissance theme Naked Lunch. One curator will win the Single/Palm award for Best Curation, spearheaded by designer Carlton DeWoody. Tickets from $30, springbreakartshow.com
Photo Forward Los Angeles
A new fair, Photo Forward Los Angeles, runs for two days, Feb. 18 and 19, at Bergamot Station’s Danziger Gallery. Free admission, photoforwardla.com
The Week in Events
Monday, Feb. 13
The Getty and Frieze, in collaboration with the Loewe Foundation, hold the invite-only Official Launch Celebration for Frieze Week Los Angeles. Taking place at the Getty Villa Museum, the event’s host committee includes Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk, Peter Chernin, Ari Emanuel, Ed Ruscha, Lauren Halsey and Rosetta and Balthazar Getty. 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
Opening reception for the group show Immersed, curated by Jack Siebert and including work by such artists as Nicole Wittenberg, Henry Glavin and Bethany Czarnecki. 526 N. Western Ave.
At the former Broad Foundation, Alex von Fürstenberg, Paul Schimmel and Gary Lang host a private reception for the exhibit Gary Lang: On Target, a survey of the artist’s works curated by Schimmel. 3355 Barnard Way, Santa Monica
Artist Gala Porras-Kim and curator and author Mariana Fernández are in conversation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA). 1717 E. 7th St., DTLA
Second Home hosts a panel on “The Architecture of Art” with speakers including John K. Chan, Zeina Koreitem and Priscilla Fraser, moderated by This by That co-founder Honora Shea. 1370 N. St. Andrew’s Place, Hollywood
Heirloom, showcasing three recent sculptures by artist Kelly Akashi, opens at Villa Aurora, part of Frieze Projects: Against The Edge, curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan and Del Vaz Projects. Appointment only. 520 Paseo Miramar, Pacific Palisades
Work by the late Los Angeles-artist Julie Becker is showcased in (W)hole, opening for six days at Del Vaz Projects, as part of Frieze Projects: Against the Edge. 259 19th St., Santa Monica
Nicola L.’s Nous Voulons Entrendre opens at the Thomas Mann House, as part of Frieze Projects: Against The Edge. Appointment required. 1550 N. San Remo Dr., Pacific Palisades
Through Feb. 19, Library Street Collective hosts a pop-up of Sam Friedman’s Composite Paintings. 1433 W. Jefferson Blvd., Adams-Normandie
The Beverly Hills Hotel opens an exhibit of photos by Jean “Johnny” Pigozzi, which includes portraits of Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton and Clint Eastwood. 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Refik Anadol, whose AI generated art was featured at the 2023 Grammys, opens his new show Living Paintings at Jeffrey Deitch, with LED-screen digital artworks informed by data sets and imagery taken from national parks in California and wind and Pacific Ocean readings. 925 N. Orange Dr.
An exhibit of Tom Friedman’s work opens at Deitch’s other Hollywood space showing his major work Cocktail Party. 7000 Santa Monica Blvd.
The Getty opens its new exhibition Porcelain from Versailles: Vases for a King and Queen, bringing together two sets of Sèvres vases owned by Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood
The female majority and Black- and Brown-owned collective ARTNOIR hosts an invite-only conversation between artist Genevieve Gaignard and ARTNOIR co-founder Larry Ossei-Mensah at Neuehouse Venice Beach, followed by a surprise performance and a DJ set by Earry Hall. 73 Market St.
Various Small Fires opens its solo show of work by artist Jammie Holmes titled Somewhereinamerica, including paintings, sculpture and watercolors. 812 N. Highland Ave.
The Hole opens Pedro Pedro’s exhibition Table, Fruits, Flowers and Cakes, his third solo show with the gallery. 844 N. La Brea Ave.
Opening reception at Carpenters Workshop Gallery for the Maarten Baas exhibit Play Time, his first show on the West Coast. 7070 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood
Diane Rosenstein Gallery debuts its new show, Vanessa Prager: Portraits, featuring the artist’s recent paintings. 831 N. Highland Ave.
Lisson Gallery holds a private dinner to celebrate its upcoming new gallery in Los Angeles.
The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) opens two new exhibits, Daniel Arsham: Wherever You Go, There You Are and the group show 13 Women: Variation II. 3333 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa
Presented by Frieze’s VIP program, Ralph Coon, Chris Kraus and Joel Kuennen discuss the work of artist Julie Becker at Del Vaz Projects. 259 19th St., Santa Monica
Frieze’s VIP program presents a curator-led tour of the show Milford Graves: Fundamental Frequency at the ICA LA. 1717 E. 7th St., DTLA
Frieze’s VIP program presents a private view of the exhibition, William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows at The Broad. 221 S. Grand Ave., DTLA
The Ace Hotel Los Angeles throws a soiree celebrating the new issue of Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA) in partnership with the arts nonprofit LAND. RSVP required. 929 S. Broadway, DTLA
Launch event for Myles Magazine, which features Lena Waithe on its debut cover, at Braindead Studios. 611 N. Fairfax Ave.
Tony Cokes’ So To Speak opens at Beyond Baroque, part of Frieze Projects: Against The Edge. 681 Venice Blvd., Venice
Coup D’Etat throws a cocktail party for Leslie Nix ahead of the opening of her new show (including paintings and lamps) at its L.A. showroom. 100 N. Robertson Blvd.
Dries Van Noten and Lisson Gallery open Ryan Gander’s exhibition Feelin’ Nothing’, Whilst Doin’ Nothin’ at The Little House, 451 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Wednesday, Feb 15
The Felix Art Fair opens at the Hollywood Roosevelt with its VIP preview from 11 am to 6 pm. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
The LA Art Show opens with an Opening Night Premiere party benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and hosted by Ashley Tisdale. LA Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., DTLA
The Spring/Break Art Show opens with a colllectors preview at Skylight Culver City. 5880 Adams Blvd., Culver City
Hauser & Wirth inaugurates its second L.A. gallery at its new space in West Hollywood with the George Condo exhibit People Are Strange. 8980 Santa Monica Blvd.
Sprüth Magers LA opens EMO, the first show in Los Angeles of the work of Golden Lion-winning artist Anne Imhof. The two-floor exhibition will include a labyrinthian installation, painting, sculpture, drawings and video. 5900 Wilshire Blvd.
Gagosian presents a performance by Kim Gordon and Bill Nace, performing as the electric guitar duo Body/Head, amid the exhibition Jim Shaw: Thinking the Unthinkable. RSVP required. 456 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills
UTA Artist Space holds an invite-only VIP preview, followed by a public opening, of its new show, Ernie Barnes: Where Music and Soul Live, plus a special musical performance, at its gallery in Beverly Hills. 403 Foothill Rd.
Regen Projects hosts an invite-only artist-led walkthrough with artist Elliott Hundley of his exhibition Echo, which includes the L.A. debut of his 40-foot mixed-media work Balcony (2021). 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood UPDATE: At capacity.
At its downtown location, Hauser & Wirth hosts the House of AWT Projects’ Vogue Ball, a five-category exhibition ball featuring more than 30 house/ballroom artists and five judges. 901 E. 3rd St., DTLA
NeueHouse Venice Beach hosts a conversation on AI and the future of creativity with artist and designer Sebastian ErraZuriz and fuseproject founder Yves Béhar. 73 Market St.
Frieze’s VIP program hosts a curator-led tour of LACMA’s exhibit New Abstracts: Recent Acquisition, which includes works by Alex Hubbard, Sarah Crowner, Lee Ufan and Naotaka Hiro. 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, a UNESCO World Heritage site, presents Entanglements: Louise Bonnet and Adam Silverman, a show of the former’s paintings and drawings and the latter’s ceramics. 4800 Hollywood Blvd., East Hollywood
The Huntington opens The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, featuring five works by Nigeria-born, L.A.-based artist Akunyili Crosby and curated by Als.
Tappan Collective and founder Chelsea Neman Nassib host a private dinner to celebrate the opening of Tappan’s first gallery in L.A. 8200 Melrose Ave.
Dr. Jackie Feldman of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev presents a talk, “Selfies in Auschwitz: The Challenges of Holocaust Memory in a Digital Age” at the Holocaust Museum LA. 100 The Grove Dr.
Frieze’s VIP program presents a curator-led tour of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ exhibit Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898-1971. 6067 Wilshire Blvd.
At Craft Contemporary, Frieze’s VIP program hosts a curator-led tour of the exhibit Alicia Piller: Within. 5814 Wilshire Blvd.
At the Getty Center, Frieze’s VIP program presents an exhibition viewing, with curator introduction, of Uta Barth: Peripheral Vision. 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood
In partnership with LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), The Box and Hauser & Wirth, Frieze’s VIP program offers a private view of Paul McCarthy’s WS White Snow installation, which includes an 8,800-square-foot artificial forest and was first exhibited at the Park Avenue Armory in 2013. 4770 Valley Blvd., El Sereno
Parker Gallery — where Marley Freeman’s exhibit elbow fist to make is on view — hosts a discussion between Freeman and fellow artists Jared Buckhiester and Harry Dodge. 2441 Glendower Ave., Los Feliz
At LACMA, associate curator of Korean art Virginia Moon leads a walkthrough of the exhibit The Space Between: the Modern in Korean Art. RSVP required. LACMA, Resnick Pavilion, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
OCHI gallery opens the exhibit To Learn The Dark, works including tapestries and large-scale collages by Adrienne Elise Tarver at its OCHI Aux space. The artist will also be in conversation with Taylor Renee Aldridge. 3305 W. Washington Blvd,, Arlington Heights
Chef Enrique Olvera’s Damian restaurant hosts an invite-only dinner with Virginia Lebermann and Fairfax Dorn to celebrate a partnership with the nonprofit Ballroom Marfa, which is bringing a selection of works to the space. Special performance by San Cha. 2132 E. 7th Place, DTLA
Harper’s Los Angeles gallery opens the group show, RIPE, with works by such artists as Frederic Tuten, Allie McGhee, Marcus Brutus, Yan Xinyue, Salomón Huerta and Sung Hwa Kim. 8115 Melrose Ave.
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery hosts a conversation with Mark Manders and Orange County Museum of Art CEO and director Heidi Zuckerman, marking the artist’s new show, Writing Skiapod, at the gallery. 1010 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood
Ralph Pucci hosts a reception for Paul Solberg on the occasion of his new show, Fluxus, featuring works on canvas. 1025 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood
Sized creative advisory and Pin-Up magazine join together to throw a late-night party at Sunset at the West Hollywood Edition with music by Avalon Lurks, Dese and Bebe. 9040 W. Sunset Blvd.
At new BMW Designworks’ new Santa Monica studio and accessible through Frieze VIP, Thomas Demand, Adrian van Hooydonk and Attilia Fattori Franchini take part in a talk celebrating design, art and innovation. 1601 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
Bel Ami gallery opens two new exhibits, a solo show by Guillaume Dénervaud and a group exhibition curated by New York’s Derosia Gallery. 709 N. Hill St., Suites 103 and 105, Chinatown
The new nonprofit Art in Common opens its exhibition Boil, Toil + Trouble featuring more than 50 artists. 708 N. Manhattan Pl., Melrose Hill
Half Gallery opening reception for the Emma Stern exhibit Wild @ Heart. Appointment only. 2249 Mountain Oak Dr., Hollywood Hills
Lisson Gallery, due to open its first L.A. location this spring, hosts an invite-only cocktail party at Nerano in Beverly Hills. 9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
David Kordansky Gallery hosts a private, invite-only reception at a hotel in the hills.
Serpentine Galleries throws an invite-only soiree at a private home.
Pace Gallery holds an invite-only party at its L.A. gallery to celebrate the exhibit Calder/Tuttle: Tentative. 1201 S. La Brea Ave.
Matthew Marks Gallery opens a show of work by the artist Martin Puryear. 1062 N. Orange Grove, West Hollywood
Fairchain co-founders Charlie Jarvis and Max Kendrick and artist Jaé Joseph host a Frieze Week happy hour on the roof of the West Hollywood Edition hotel. 9040 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Kelly Wearstler, designer of the Santa Monica Proper Hotel, and Cultured editor-in-chief Sarah Harrelson host a Frieze kick-off party at the hotel with sounds by DJs Dana Boulos and Clark with drinks by Ruinart. 700. Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
Converge 45 holds a cocktail party with curator Christian Viveros-Fauné ahead of Portland’s city-wide biennial this August.
Just One Eye launches a residency for jeweler Fernando Jorge at the location. 915 N. Sycamore Ave.
Thursday, Feb. 16
Frieze Los Angeles opens at 10 a.m. (through 7 p.m.) with its invitation-only preview at Santa Monica Airport. More than 120 galleries are exhibiting, while Frieze Projects: Now Playing presents installations by artists such as Autumn Breon, Basil Kincaid, Divya Mehra, Alake Shilling, Jose Dávila and Jennifer West. Santa Monica Airport, 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S., Santa Monica
The Future Perfect opens its Gaetano Pesce solo exhibition Dear Future with a private reception at the Goldwyn House; the show open to the public the next day and runs through March 31. 1800 Camino Palmero St., Hollywood Hills
Champagne VIP reception at Frieze celebrating digital and sculptural works by artist Barry X Ball on exhibit in the LG OLED lounge. Santa Monica Airport, 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S., Santa Monica
In the Deutsche Bank Lounge at Frieze Los Angeles, the Deutsch Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award Ceremony will announce its 2023 winner. Santa Monica Airport, 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S., Santa Monica
At KCRW in partnership with Frieze Magazine, Elvis Mitchell, critic and host of KCRW’s The Treatment, will be in conversation with artist and filmmaker Garrett Bradley to discuss the latter’s show at MOCA, American Rhapsody. RSVP required. 1660 Stewart St., Santa Monica
At Frieze, Ruinart Champagne hosts a private bubbly reception celebrating artist Stanya Kahn’s work Understory, part of the initiative R.U.in.ART Performance. Santa Monica Airport, 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica
Also at Frieze, Maestro Dobel tequila hosts a reception inside the Maestro Dobel Artpothecary lounge at Barker Hangar with a cocktail menu celebrating the Mexican Golden Age and showcasing an artistic collaboration with Mexico-City-based design project Clásicos Mexicanos. Santa Monica Airport, 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica
Soho Warehouse hosts a private event with The Online Gallery magazine celebrating past and present cover artists Sanford Biggers, Mickalene Thomas and Derrick Adams. 1000 S. Santa Fe St., DTLA
Albertz Benda and Friedman Benda hold a VIP preview of the group exhibit Do You See Me? and shows by Estudio Campana and Ebitenyefa Baralaye. 8260 Marmont Lane, Hollywood HIlls
To celebrate its one-year anniversary, the blockchain powered platform Alphaa.io and its CEO Manuela Seve are hosting — along with Gaingels and Elf Juice — a private Creativity & Tech Collectors cocktail event in Venice Beach.
John Cage’s Speech will be performed at Monday Evening Concerts “Action 3” at the Santa Monica Pier Carousel, commemorating curator and gallerist Walter Hopps mounting his first major group exhibit at the site in 1955. Presented by Frieze Projects: Against the Edge. RSVP required. 1550 Appian Way, Santa Monica
Hosted by Durk Dehner and Richard Villani, the Tom of Finland Foundation celebrates Frieze Los Angeles with a “Cocktails & Dreams” party at the Tom House. 1421 Laveta Terrace, Echo Park
Marianne Boesky Gallery, which is showing work by Jennifer Bartlett at Frieze, hosts a private, invite-only cocktail reception at a hotel in Santa Monica.
The nonprofit Sunflower Network, which provides aid to Ukrainians in need, opens Sonya: A Sunflower Network Project, a charity exhibition featuring 40 works by 18 contemporary Ukrainian artists at Century Park. The host committee includes Julia Sorkin and Nick and Kelly Styne. RSVP required. 2000 Avenue of the Stars.
The West Hollywood Edition hotel, Henzel Studio and Jwan Yosef host an opening reception for an exhibition showcasing the studio’s artist-designed carpets in the lobby of the property. Participating artists include Sue Webster & Tim Noble and Jake & Dinos Chapman. 9040 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Galerie Ground, co-founded by Amy Morgenstern and Kim Collins, opens the Armando Mesías exhibition No Garden Looks The Same Twice. 6900 Santa Monica Blvd.
Gruin Gallery opens a show of paintings by the Australian artist Dale Frank. 8270 Santa Monica Blvd
Friday, Feb. 17
Photo Forward Los Angeles opens with a private preview event at Danziger Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, 2525 Michigan Avenue
Soho Warehouse hosts a conversation between photographer Clifford Prince King and curator Gemma Rolls-Bentley. 1000 S. Santa Fe St., DTLA
Artists Derrick Adams and Mickalene Thomas discuss their work and the importance of mentorship in the art world in conversation at Little Beach House Malibu. Malibu members only. 22716 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
At Holloway House, The Here and There Collective (THAT) and ARTNOIR hold a private panel discussion on representation in creative industries. 8465 Holloway Dr., West Hollywood
Terminal 27 and Danish brand Frama host a reception for a show of furniture pieces and design objects at Gallery Murphy. 620 Imperial St., DTLA
Artist Eric Sanders hosts a private reception and exhibit walk-through of his figurative works and abstractions at the LA Art Show at the L.A. Convention Center. 1201 S. Figueroa St., DTLA
Santa Monica Art Museum Museum kicks off a two-day series of discussion panels on subjects including immersive art, NFTs and feminism in Web3. RSVP required. 1219 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
Frieze’s VIP program presents a private 9:30 am viewing and curator introduction of the exhibits Bridget Riley Drawings and Joan Didion: What She Means at the Hammer Museum. 10899 Wilshire Ave., Westwood.
Art Production Fund executive director Casey Fremont is among the speakers on a panel discussion about the role of community in art, followed by a party with DJ sets by Dave Muller and Arthur Baker, all taking place at NeueHouse Venice Beach. 73 Market St., Venice
Palm Grove Social gallery, café and bookshop hosts a preview of L.A.-based artist Kyle De Lotto’s solo exhibition. 1902 S. Palm Grove Ave., Mid-City
Frieze’s VIP program hosts a tour by artist Richard Tuttle of the exhibition Calder/Tuttle: Tentative at Pace Gallery. A Q&A with Tuttle follows the walkthrough. RSVP required. 1201 S. La Brea Ave., Mid-Wilshire
As part of Frieze’s VIP program, Art Production Fund’s Casey Fremont leads a 12 pm tour of Frieze Projects: Now Playing‘s sculptures and installations. Santa Monica Airport, 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S., Santa Monica
Gallerist talk in the Citi Space at the LA Art Show with Paris’ K + Y Contemporary Art. LA Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., DTLA
Over the course of two days, Frieze Los Angeles in partnership with MOCA presents performances of Simone Forti’s dance work Huddle (1961), amplifying the museum’s survey exhibition of Forti’s work (which runs through April 2). 250 S. Grand Ave., DTLA
At Ace Hotel Los Angeles, LGBTQIA+ dedicated institution The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art hosts a panel moderated by head curator Stamatina Gregory with artists Coyote Park and Zachary Drucker, followed by a DJ set by Madison Moore. RSVP required. 929 S. Broadway, DTLA
Invitation-only opening reception at Beyond the Streets for the new exhibit Laugh Now, Cry Now, a group show curated by Tlaloc Studios founder Ozzie Juarez. The adjacent Control Gallery opens Pantone’s new show featuring the artist’s new series Subtractive Variability Kosmos. 434 N. La Brea Ave.
Second Home hosts a members-event cocktail party with the L.A.-based nonprofit Active Cultures and New York’s NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) to celebrate the artist community. 1370 N. St. Andrew’s Place, Hollywood
Drinks reception for the exhibition Travellers of work by Georgia Gardner Gray at the Gaylord Apartments Fine Art. 3355 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown
UCLA’s Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios in Culver City host an open studios night presenting work by its MFA students. 3600 Hayden Ave., Culver City
Hauser & Wirth hosts a conversation with OCMA’s Heidi Zuckerman and curator and writer Barbara Pollack, discussing the new exhibition of work by Zeng Fanzhi. 901 E. 3rd St., DTLA
Private reception — presented by L.A. Louver Gallery and architecture firm Frederick Fisher and Partners — of Alison Saar’s exhibition Uproot, including an artist walkthrough. 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice
Shulamit Nazarian gallery throws an opening reception for two new exhibits, Amir H. Fallah’s A War on Wars and Naama Tsabar’s Breaks and Suspensions. 616 N. La Brea Ave.
Lisson Gallery and Chateau Shatto team up to throw a Frieze Week party at a restaurant in Hollywood.
Praz-Delavallade gallery hosts an opening reception for Deep Cuts, a show of works by Charles Arnoldi. 6150 Wilshire Blvd.
The Culver Hotel hosts an inaugural reception for the reopening of its art gallery featuring new paintings by artist Casey O’Connell. 9400 Culver Blvd., Culver City
Saturday, Feb. 18
The two-day Photo Forward Los Angeles photography fair opens to the public at Danziger Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica. Participating galleries include Aperture, Joseph Bellows Gallery, Etherton Gallery, Minor Matters Books and Andrew Smith Gallery. 2525 Michigan Avenue
The Santa Monica Art Museum (SMAM) holds a reception to open its new space and see the group show Looking West. 1219 Third Street Promenade
Night Gallery opens four new exhibitions in DTLA showcasing work by Hayley Barker, Shannon Cartier Lucy, Han Bing and Carla Edwards. Barker and Bing and Night Gallery North, 2050 Imperial St., DTLA; Lucy and Edwards at Night Gallery South, 2276 E. 16th St., DTLA
Curators Gemma Rolls-Bentley (chief curator at Avant Arte) and Jack Siebert host a private artists brunch at Soho House West Hollywood. 9200 Sunset Blvd.
Blum & Poe hosts a walkthrough by writer and curator Douglas Fogle of Alma Allen’s exhibit at the gallery. RSVP required. 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd.
At Storyhouse, the curatorial collective Grandma and The Kwame Brathwaite Archive present a night of performance (by Daniel Tyree Gaitor-Lomack and jazz musicians Nicholas Payton and Marcus Machado), discussion, and DJ sets with the evening benefiting social impact and justice related issues. 245 N. Vermont Ave., Koreatown
Nathalie Marciano and Julie Miyoshi of Art Firm Advisor, Nicole Ehrlich (A Celebration of Women in Arts) and chef Cat Cora host an invite-only dinner to celebrate artist Mickalene Thomas at an undisclosed location.
Bergamot Station Arts Center presents its “Art and Soul of Santa Monica” cocktail evening featuring installations, live performances and works on view at 20-plus galleries. 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica
Sebastian Gladstone Hollywood opens The Earth Not A Globe, a show of works by Tristan Unrau. 5523 Santa Monica Blvd.
Gallerist Sebastian Gladstone and Cultural Counsel’s Marcella Zimmerman host a private cocktail party in the Hollywood Hills celebrating Tristan Unrau’s The Earth Not a Globe and Dustin Hodges’ solo Frieze presentation with Sebastian Gladstone.
Timothy Hawkinson Gallery opens a show of sculptural work by the artist Jong Oh. 7424 Beverly Blvd.
At NeueHouse Venice Beach, Jeff Davis, CCO of Art Blocks, and Seth Goldstein, founder of NFT gallery Bright Moments, discuss the story of innovation in Venice Beach. 73 Market St., Venice
Gagosian hosts a private viewing of the exhibit Anselm Kiefer: Exodus at Marciano Art Foundation. RSVP required. 4357 Wilshire Blvd., Windsor Square
Artist reception for Tom Friedman and his exhibit Cocktail Party at Jeffrey Deitch. 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood
Karma presents a talk with artists Peter Halley and Tala Madani, moderated by curator Tim Griffin amid the gallery’s new exhibition of paintings by Halley. 7351 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
François Ghebaly gallery opens new exhibits by the artists Kathleen Ryan and Danielle De Jesus. 2245 E. Washington Blvd., DTLA
Book signing at Regen Projects with artists Jack Pierson and Liz Larner for the recent releases of the monographs Jack Pierson: Less and more and Liz Larner: Don’t put it back like it was. RSVP required. 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood
Art dealers and curators Coates & Scarry are giving a walkthrough of the group exhibition Visual Language: The Art of Protest at Shepard Fairey’s gallery Subliminal Projects. The show includes works by Andrea Bowers, Ed Ruscha, Lina Puerta, Maya Hayuk, Pussy Riot, Fairey, and Juana Valdés. 1331 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park
Two Gallerist talks are held in the Citi Space at the LA Art Show with Markowicz Fine Art and with Bruce Lurie Gallery. LA Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., DTLA
Reception and viewing of the exhibition Ranu Mukherjee: Dear Future at 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Campus. Masks required. 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica
Hauser & Wirth presents a performance by the collaborative group GABE (Good and Bad, Equally) described as “a concerted meditation on queer kinship.” 901 E. 3rd St., DTLA
Book signing by Betye Saar at Roberts Projects of her new catalogue, Betye Saar: Black Doll Blues. 442 S. La Brea Ave., Hancock Park
Horizon Art Foundation hosts an open studio visit with artist-in-residence Stephanie Comilang. RSVP required. 719 S. Los Angeles St., DTLA
Gemini G.E.L., presenting two large-scale etchings by Julie Mehretu, hosts a reception for the artist. RSVP required. 8365 Melrose Ave.
Lowell Ryan Projects opens a new solo exhibition of works by Carrie Mae Smith. 4619 W. Washington Blvd.
Sunday, Feb. 19
Final day of Frieze Los Angeles, Felix Art Fair, LA Art Show, Spring/Break Art Show and Photo Forward Los Angeles.
Gallerist talk with Fabrik Projects in the Citi Space at the LA Art Show. LA Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., DTLA
The art and music collective High Seas (Glenn Kaino and David Sitek) give a one-time performance at AF Projects, also featuring a special performance by Danielle Agami. 7503 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood
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