December 2013 Women Around Town

Item Date: 
Sun, 12/01/2013 (All day)
End Date: 
Tue, 12/31/2013 (All day)

WOMEN AROUND TOWN by Karen J. Schifman

Wishing you an art-filled holiday season and new year!

Margaret Lazzari has a solo show at PS Zask Gallery in Rolling Hills Estates featuring 20 new abstract paintings based on nature and state of mind. Thru 1/5/14.

Roberts & Tilton Gallery presents the "The Alpha & Omega"installation by Betye Saar (image right) that explores the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of a life's journey. Thru 12/14/13.

American Jewish University and Hebrew Union College are jointly showing "Sacred Words, Sacred Texts ." Artists include Jean Edeslstein, Peachy Levy, Sue Ann Robinson, Corrie Siegeland Doni Silver Simons among others. Thru 12/15/13.

Conceptual artist Rachel Lachowicz offers a feminist dialogue on human evolution in her most recent exhibition at Shoshana Wayne Gallery. Thru 12/21/13.

Edward Cella Art + Architecture features Mary Heebner's "The Venus Paintings" (image left). Her large format collages reimagine the myth by drawing from fragments of antique statuary. Fendered by a consummate paper maker with a mastery of aqueous pigment, the work explores themes of embodiment and femininity with a contemporary resonance.Thru 12/28/14.

Leslie Sacks Contemporary presents works by Helen Frankenthaler. Thru 12/31/13.

"Size Really Does Matter" at the Los Angeles Municipal Arts Gallery includes work by Mary Sherwood Brock, Heather Carson, Melissa Cooke, Doris Sung and others. Thru 1/5/14.

Kim Dingle's newest installation "Wine Bar for Children at Mr. Ling's Market"at Coalgula Curatorial in Chinatown features three cases of Verdicchio, new paintings and "Studies for the Last Supper at Fatty's" - an ongoing series widely exhibited since 2006. The installation reflects Dingle's experiences running a dining establishment and includes her frocked, naughty girls who are suddenly consumed by the drama and stress of "fine dining." Thru 1/4/14.

Large scale oil paintings on unstretched canvas as well as works on paper by Karen Carson are exhibited at Rosamund Felsen Gallery. The artist is focused onthe environs of her Montana ranch. Thru 1/4/14.

IN THE MUSEUMS

The Craft and Folk Art Museum presents "Nathalie Miebach: Changing Waters" and "Artifacts of a Life Lived by the Living (to Live)" with works by Alicia McCarthy, Carmen Papalia, Kim MacConnel, Liz Harris, Sue Tompkins and others. Thru 1/5/14.

The Norton Simon Museum's new exhibition "L.A. Stories: Videos from the West Coast" features narrative works of Eileen Cowin, Mark Daybell, Judy Fiskin and Julie Orser. Opens with a talk by Julie Orser on 12/7/13. Thru 1/12/14.

"Drawn to Language" at the USC Fisher Museum of Art continues thru 12/7/13.

"Ignite! The Art of Sustainability" continues at the Pasadena Museum of California Art thru 1/5/14.

"LA Woman: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" at the Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale continues thru 1/5/14.

WOMEN OUT OF TOWN - LOOKING AHEAD

In honor of the artist's 75th birthday, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. will present "Judy Chicago: Circa 75." This exhibition examines a selection of her art that paralleled and influenced the U.S. feminist movement of the 1970s. During this decade, Chicago developed vivid, abstract "central core" imagery that constructed pictorial space from the center of the composition to create an abstract visual vocabulary that encapsulated a woman's point of view. Runs 1/17-4/30/2014.