ART OPENINGS THIS WEEK IN LA October 11, 2018
Secret Gay Box at the Tom of Finland Foundation. Featuring artists Matthew Leifheit, Nathan Ritterpusch, Stuart Sandford, Justin Olerud, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joseph La Piana, Mike Kuchar, Don Joint, Levi Jackman Foster, Hossein Edalatkhah, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Paul Cadmus, Patrick Angus, Andy Warhol, and Jose Gonzalo Garcia Munoz, Secret Gay Box creates a dialogue with the work of Tom of Finland, which expresses hidden desires as embodied through the homoerotic male form. When ? Oct 12th – Nov 17th.
Janette Beckman, The Mash Up at Fahey/Klein Gallery. The Mash Up, the inaugural exhibition of collaborative works by British photographer Janette Beckman and some of New York’s most important graffiti artists. This series combines Beckman’s iconic portraits of influential DJs and MCs, each individually painted, drawn on, and/or collaged by many of New York’s best-known graffiti artists including Crash, Futura, Lady Pink, Queen Andrea, Revolt & Zephyr. When? Oct 11th – Nov 24th.
François Fressinier at Martin Lawrence galleries (Costa Mesa). This is an exclusive exhibition of stunning new paintings by Francois Fressinier. Combining collage, impasto, abstraction and figurative painting, the artist creates a distinctive tactile quality that brings together traditional and contemporary elements. When? Oct 13th – Nov 3rd.
Fabia Panjarian’s Surface Slow Deep at River. Surface Slow Deep presents four new oil paintings by Los Angeles based artist Fabia Panjarian. Movement, flow and pattern are explored in this body of work. Using intense variations of line and color in the paintings’ physical surfaces, the pleasure of seeing is activated. When? Oct 13 -Nov 11.
Jordan Wolfson's Female figure at The Broad. Jordan Wolfson’s groundbreaking artwork makes its U.S. museum debut at The Broad. An immersive environment that features a robotic sculpture equipped with facial recognition software, (Female figure), 2014, confronts assumptions about gender, sexuality and even our status as human subjects. When? Oct 11 - Jan 20, 2019.
Positioner at Matthew Marks Gallery. The exhibition features the work of five artists: Lena Henke, Ravi Jackson, Julien Nguyen, Julia Phillips, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Positioner focuses on the ways in which artists today are approaching one of the oldest traditions in visual art: the depiction of an individual. Representation, figuration, and portraiture all carry with them implications of power, visibility, and identity.