Around and about, mid-May 2011
How many, my friends, are the things that I have missed in recent weeks? And how many more shall I miss this weekend by being in Santa Barbara and then off to Ohio later next week? Let us together enumerate the many. Perhaps you can benefit from our recital by finding events that you want to visit.
Hmm. Thanks to C-monster I now know that the Vincent Price Art Museum is re-opening this Friday, May 20. (That would be C-monster.net Where High Gets Low. Any non-initiates out there may enjoy friendly C-monster’s About page. Go to town on San Suzie, Art Nurse.)
Yes indeed my friends, if you’ve lived in LA long enough you know that Vincent Price donated his art collection and founded an art museum in East Los Angeles. I can tell you that I’ve lived in LA long enough that I remember my parents buying original art at a Sears, Roebuck and Co. store in Pomona, from the “Collection Selected Personally by Vincent Price.” This was a service provided by Sears and Mr. Price to the burgeoning middle class of the 1960s – and to the artists who made the work.
Curiously enough, while looking online for VPAM stuff I came across former Angelena, former Chicagoan, former Londoner, graduate of Goldsmith’s, and (apparently) current Brooklynite Caryn Coleman blogging on contemporary art and horror films (and the VPAM) on The Girl Who Knew Too Much.
Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Another Friday event in yet another set of hills: Ryan McGinnes opening Country Club’s new space on Sunset Boulevard. Yay! As a matter of fact Mr. McGinnes is pretty much all over Los Angeles this month. Thursday, May 19 Recent Paintings at Michael Kohn Gallery; Friday, May 20 Works on Paper at Country Club; Thursday, May 26 Trophies at Prism; Friday, May 27 BBQ Lecture at Giant Robot; Saturday, May 28 Women: The Blacklight Paintings at The Standard Hollywood courtesy Country Club; Saturday, June 4 Drawing Salon at The Standard Hollywood; Saturday, June 11 Sponsorship Redux at Subliminal Projects. (Whew, I’m tired and all I did was type it. McGinnes has to make all that work!)
Quick update – Subliminal Projects currently has New Masters up and will have through June 4.
It’s noon on Tuesday, I’m going visiting for a while. See you later.
Back – now it’s 3:21 pm. Hey – what do the images below have in common?
(I mean except for the fact that none of them are of naked chicks under black lights.)
LACE Benefit Auction Thursday night! Yup. Above you see images of but a few of the treasures available from LACE and friendly artists. Also on the block this year is a rather special arrangement: LACE commissioned ten artists to each make a multiple, in editions of twelve. Each artist receives on of these portfolios and one is archived with LACE. One only, 1 of 12, is available for purchase on Thursday night. Artists in the portfolio are um, ten. Too many for me to type out. Check the image below and also the Limited Edition Portfolio page at LACE if you are interested.
Ooh. Here’s a show for which I haven’t any images at all. But the intrepid among you won’t let that stop you.
Alexys Schwartz Projects at 8458 Melrose Place presents:
(Forgive me, but have you ever been on Melrose Place before? Eek. Amazingly beautiful street. So chic, so of the moment, so noblesse de la richesse.)