The Fall Guide to Galleries and Museums


Hanging in WeHo takes on a whole new meaning when gallery season is in high gear.  Whether you want to buy an original work of art or you’re more interested in window shopping and wine sipping, there is plenty to explore. Make sure you call ahead to check gallery days/hours or to make an appointment.

PST: LA/LA

Without a doubt, this fall’s biggest art event is Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America (PST: LA/LA), thematically linked exhibitions of Latin American and Latino art. Led by the Getty, more than 100 entities are taking part.

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at Schindler House is always a cool place to visit. On display until January 14, 2018, is Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney, a unique look at Disney’s engagement with Latin American culture.

The work of queer Chicano artists is the focus of Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Pacific Design Center and ONE Gallery, 9007 Melrose Ave. The show ends Dec. 31.

Denenberg Fine Arts will host two PST: LA/LA shows. Marta Palau: Tal Vez (Maybe) features colorful mixed-media collages. The show opens October 15 (from 3-5 p.m.) and runs October 18 – 28.

Juan Bastos: California Portraits comprises 35 oil paintings, pastels and pencil drawings. Renderings of Rudolf Nureyev, Susan Sontag, Charlize Theron, Gore Vidal and others will be on view. The exhibition runs November 5 –18.

Louis Stern Fine Arts is presenting Alfredo Ramos Martinez and Latin American Modernism. The group show, which includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed-media works, ends December 23.

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California-centric and Pacific Design Center

Given the devastating wildfires that recently ripped through Northern California, this upcoming event at George Stern Fine Arts takes on special poignancy.

On November 4, from 4-8 p.m., the gallery will host the opening reception and book signing of Along the California Wine Trail. In the book, Kerne Erickson’s paintings chronicle the triumphs and challenges of growing grapes; author Jerry Stroud contributes a narrative. After this opening, the show will travel to various wine venues.

Additionally, the paintings of Frederick Wight (1902-1986), an artist, curator, educator and writer who was instrumental in establishing Los Angeles as a major art center, will run through November 17 at the gallery’s Pacific Design Center (PDC) location.

The PDC has an impressive roster of shows right now – check out Sur Le Mur, Thomas Paul, Brenda Harrop and CMay Gallery.

Eclectic

Many boundary-breaking artists have thrived in LA, thanks to galleries like 101/Exhibit. On 101’s slate this fall: Selections from the Archive, which runs November 11 to December 31. The show will feature works by Jorge Santos, Charles Pfahl, John Woodward, Stefania Fersini, Marilyn Manson and many more. Next up at the gallery is Larry Rivers – The Last Fashion Show (from January 13 to March 16, 2018).

At Classic Artforms, which provides custom picture framing, you can see new paintings by contemporary abstract artists Bill Schwab, Don Langworthy, Phedro Kruhz and Faith Taylor. This group show runs from October 15 to January 15, 2018.

Hamilton-Selway Fine Art, a major Andy Warhol dealer, will present work from Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta, a French street artist, who is based in Los Angeles) from November 16 to 30.

Art Angels, which calls itself the “anti-gallery gallery,” features a revolving curation of diverse and fun offerings from contemporary artists all around the world.

Art Angels represents artists such as Flore, Skyler Grey, Lyle Owerko, Spencer Mar Guilburt, Beau Dunn, Knowledge Bennett, Russell Young, Philippe Shangti, Niclas Castello, David Yarrow, Michael Moebius and Olivia Steele.

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Art Walls for Selfies

In WeHo, art isn’t just for walls. The city’s innovative micro-park program produced the Kaleidoscope, TinyPark and #WeLoveWeHo  recreational spaces. Take a break, rest your feet and enjoy some fresh air.

Rock Rebels

Leica Store and Gallery LA is showing Mötley Crüe founding member Nikki Sixx’s Conversations with Angels, a series of photos depicting homelessness and drug addiction. The benefit exhibit, which runs through November 5, coincides with the 10th anniversary of Sixx’s memoir, “The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star.”

The Morrison Hotel Gallery at the Sunset Marquis Hotel specializes in music, Hollywood and sports. Photographer Frank Stefanko’s Bruce Springsteen retrospective will show at the gallery from Nov. 1-8.

The gallery also curated the photos within the Sunset Marquis Hotel’s scenic grounds. Order a drink, take a stroll and look into the eyes of rock legends like Prince, Kurt Cobain, the Rolling Stones and many more.

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