August 2011

Item Date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011 (All day)
August 2011
WOMEN AROUND TOWN 

 

An exhibition of works by Warhol et al at Gagosian gallery includes sculpture by the acclaimed artist, Yoyoi Kusama. Thru 9/2/11.

Some SCWCA members participated in the highly varied "Chain Letter" show curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshana Wayne Gallery. Thru 8/24/11. 
 
Craig Krull gallery at Bergamot Station is featuring the wonderful  photographic work of Sara Jane Boyers, "Finding Chinatown." Thru 9/3/11.
  
Suzanne Vielmetter Projects in Culver City presents a wonderful exhibition of works by 3 west coast women artists.  Kristin Calabrese offers her "Back of my Face" expressive paintings while Monique van Genderen presents large-scale paintings and an installation. Mindy Shapero  .  creates sculptures and 2-D work in a variety of media that incorporate a multitude of historical references. Thru 9/27/11.

IN THE MUSEUMS:

Craft and Folk Art Museum exhibits Ann Weber's Love and Other Audacities cardboard sculptures and Jennifer Angus' All Creatures Great and Small. Thru 9/11/11. 

"Beauty Culture" at the Annenberg Space for Photography features images of some of the most famous models and screen stars. Spanning several decades, the exhibition also invites a critique of the beauty industry. Although the gallery is filled with images of women almost exclusively photographed by men, one can find examples by Lauren Greenfield, Carrie Mae Weems, and Orlan whose work challenges our culture's ideas about beauty.

Be sure to view the documentary film entitled "Beauty Culture" by Lauren Greenfield.This vital exhibition  merits a dialogue about the beauty industry, the representation of women in the media and the effect these images have on all of us. Thru 11/27/11.
 
MOCA (Grand Avenue) is showing a broad selection of works by Lynda Benglis from the 1970s to the present. Notions of gender relations and power play are found in her videos, photographs and wax paintings. There is a walk-through with curator Alma Ruiz on Thursday, 9/15 @ 6:30 pm. Thru 10/10/11.

Also at MOCA is "The Personal is Political,"  which features permanent collection works by artists Annette Messager, Catherine Opie, Hannah Wilke, Sherrie Levine, Adrian Piper and others. Thru 10/10/11.

 

Washington D.C. based artist Linn Mayers' created a large-scale, site-specific wall line drawing on the lobby wall of the Hammer Museum. Thru 11/6/11.