Art events have always been the trendy thing to do in most big cities. However, now more than ever, new exhibitions are popping up all over Los Angeles. Art openings are a great place to meet up with friends. They often come with free wine or beer, sometimes music and depending on the gallery you choose, wonderful art.
Saturday September 15th, photographer Carol Kleinman opens in a group show at TAG Gallery.
Reflections are her inspiration, Carol is constantly looking at windows from all kinds of different angles, bending down, leaning this way and that just to get the right reflective image. She is not your typical photographer. Klienman returns to her studio searching the images to see what fascinating and surprising aspects of reality they reveal. She does not alter her photos in anyway, but captures a glimpse of a moment in time.
Carol Kleinman’s work will be featured in a group exhibition at TAG Gallery on Saturday Sept 15th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. TAG Gallery is located at Bergamot Station, Space D3, 2525 Michigan Ave., in Santa Monica.
Kleinman will also be giving an artist talk on Saturday September 22nd at 3:00 p.m.,at TAG Gallery. The exhibition will be on view from September 4th to September 29th. www.taggallery.net; http://kleinmanart.com/
If you are in the Venice area, though the opening already happened, this exhibition is really worth taking a look at. Venice: Yesterday/Today or Still Crazy After All These Years is currently on view at Universal Art Gallery.
Jill Prestup, president of the Venice Historical Society and multi-media artist Helen K. Garber have put together an incredible show sharing vintage Venice Beach photos with new photos by Garber.
Garber and Prestup went through the society’s archives and maps to identify where the vintage images were taken so Garber could re-create the shot in the exact location.
Garber then collaborated with fine art printer Titano Cruz to create photographic diptychs showing both images together. It truly is a brilliant result.
Universal Art Gallery is located at 2001 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291. Gallery hours are: Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. For more information about all of the above organizations, see their website at http://www.venicehistorical.org/, http://www.helenkgarber.com/,
Finally, KarmaBlast Charity Art Auction features the work of political artist Sophia Gasparian. The event will be happening on Friday September 21st in downtown LA.
The benefit will feature live painting by Samir Arghandwall of 7th Letter and DJ sets by J. ROCC TICK (Latch Brothers/Routines/Dragons), Kiino Villand and special guests.
An artist and activist, Sophia Gasparian thrives on evocative political subjects. Sophia was born in Yerevan, Armenia. Her family was sadly affected by the Armenian Genocide…Gasparian continues to tell their story through her work.
The live auction will feature works by Shepard Fairy, Henry Rollins and more. There will also be live screen painting by Hit and Run. A limited edition print by Malleus will be for sale to benefit the cause.
Artist Sophia Gasparian is excited to be a part of such an important event. She explains, “My work has always been socio-political, dealing with women’s issues and ethnic dislocation. Fighting for equal human rights worldwide has always been a part of my concepts and always will be.”
The KarmaBlast charity art auction takes place on Friday, September 21st from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The benefit will be held at Art Share LA, located at 801 East 4th Place, LA 90013. There is a suggested donation of $10 or more at the door. Support the arts, enjoy the arts and most of all have a good time at trendy art openings all over LA.