The amount of art intake us Angeleno’s absorb and appreciate (and tout through our smartphone’s social addiction) seem to be never ending. This is a good thing. We always love an opening night, a closing reception, an up-close look at some orgasmic photography now don’t we. In our latest arts and culture homage, The Opulence Issue, we’ve compiled our September / October 2014 list of must-sees. Take a look at some of our picks below and digitally flip through for more in our e-issue.
ROYA FALAHI — HOY SPACE
Vincent Price Art Museum September 23rd – December 6th
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 23rd, 6 – 8pm
The Los Angeles/Islam Arts Initiative (LA/IAI) and Vincent Price Art Museum host a solo exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist, Roya Falahi. Falahi, who is known for her large-format photography,combines portraiture with narrative “tableaux” compositions, depicting the conscious interplay between obscurity and disclosure.
FREDERICK HAMMERSLEY — ORGANICS AND CUT-UPS
L.A. Louver September 12th – October 11th
Opening Reception: Friday, September 12th, 6 – 8pm Hammersley’s geometric curves and cut up organic compositions
showcase the methodology of “hunch” and intuition to select colors and shapes. Organics and Cut-Ups span the years Hammmersley employed this psychological format of construction. In a short amount of time, Hammersley produced a series of vibrantly colored works that stand as a testament to his vitality.
KEHINDE WILEY — THE WORLD STAGE: HAITI
Roberts & Tilton
September 13th – October 25th
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13th, 6 – 8pm
This latest chapter in Kehinde Wiley’s global survey of countries examines a nation’s socioeconomic conditions through the everyday lives of its people. For this series, Wiley disseminated posters and open calls on the radio, culminating in a beauty pageant where winners were chosen randomly for the project. Contestants are painted in the vain of European masters, deepening the connection between both place and era.
CAMERON — SONGS OF THE WITCH WOMAN
MOCA Pacific Design Center
October 11th – January 11, 2015
Songs for the Witch Woman explores Cameron’s role as a pivotal figure in the development of postwar Los Angeles art. A seminal
figure within LA’s mid-century counterculture, Cameron’s work contains echoes of an important time that is also our time. A younger generation will be fascinated by her unique melding of surrealism and mysticism, and by her commitment to live her life
TANSAEKHWA ON ABSTRACTION FROM ALL SIDES
Blum & Poe Gallery
September 13th – November 8th
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13th, 7pm Comprised of about 40 formative paintings, From All Sides is a survey focusing on Korean monochromatic paintings from the 1960s to the 1980s. Considered one of the first Korean artistic movements, Tansaekwa operated within a stylistic color palette of muted hues and neutrals. The show focuses on five of the key
players during the time: Ha Chonghyun, Kwon Young-woo, Lee Ufan, Park Seobo, and Yun Hyongkeun.