The Surrealist Nude Quiche Cadaver Reclining. Oil on canvas - 7 feet by 5 feet

The Surrealist Nude Quiche Cadaver Reclining. Oil on canvas - 7 feet by 5 feet

Yet another BIG weekend of art happenings is upon us. The art world has been on fire since things kicked back into high gear this past September and the landmark shows just keep coming. Leading the charge this weekend is the big Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary show in downtown Los Angeles.

If you are in a place where there’s no show this weekend, you can still support a great cause and be a part of one of the biggest gatherings of artistic force in sometime. Get on over to the Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary auction online – bid here: – and help out a homeless family in need while also picking up a beautiful piece of original art.

Check out all the other shows popping off around the world this weekend after the jump…

Josh Keyes

Josh Keyes


Sat, Nov. 14th 7-11PM
Factory Place Arts Complex
1330 Factory Place, Bldg. A in downtown Los Angeles
“The Big Payback – Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Auction” – official party for the 15th Anniversary Auction that Juxtapoz is putting on to help benefit the Power House Project of Detroit, MI – DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT – featuring works from over 140 of the movement’s hottest artists. A definitive who’s who of the landscape of things going into 2010. Many artists are anticipated at the opening, so this is going to be one for the ages
To see a full list of the exhibiting artists and check many of the works in the show go to:

To bid now on works in the show go to:

Tim Biskup

Tim Biskup

LOS ANGELES (Home to the movement):

Fri, Nov. 13th 7PM-2AM ($10 donation for Heal The Bay at door)
1446 E. Washington Blvd. in downtown Los Angeles
“ARTBOX” – a special exhibition benefiting Heal The Bay curated by Warren Brand and featuring work from a vast array of local artists as well as select works from Thinkspace, Gallery Nucleus and The Ronin Gallery + a live DJ set from Biz Markie, cash bars, and much more – group show features such names as David Flores, Crash, Augustine Kofie, Angry Woebots, Stella Im Hultberg, Audrey Kawasaki, Mike Brown, Thomas Han, Brian M. Viveros, Joao Ruas, Peekaboo, Asia Eng, Joseph McSween (aka 2H), Tony Philippou, Allison Sommers, Brett Amory, Emmeric Konrad, Tran Nguyen, Emek, Yosuke Ueno, Kelly Vivanco, Michael Pukac, Mear One and many more plus live painting from Mear One and Michael Pukac – valet parking available at lot next door

Fri, Nov. 13th & Sat, Nov. 14th 7-11PM both nights ($10 admission / 18+ only)
City Center Hotel
1135 West 7th Street in Los Angeles
“Dirty Show” – world famous erotic art show – over 100 artists offer a scintillating display of modern erotica

Fri, Nov. 13th 7-10PM
De La Barracuda
7769 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles
“I Hate Everyone But You” featuring new works from Tim Biskup, Matt Goldman & friends

Fri, Nov. 13th 6-9PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
Book signing event with Lisa Petrucci for “Kickass Cuties” and Isabel Samaras for “On Tender Hooks”
(Special one-night only event)

Fri, Nov. 13th 7-10PM
LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.558.0200
“Natural Wonders” featuring new works from Kevin E. Taylor, James Roper and Jeremy Lynch

Fri, Nov. 13th 8-11PM
New Puppy Gallery
2808 Elm Street, Unit 1 in Los Angeles
“Golden Age” featuring new works and a massive installation from Dabs Myla and a group show featuring works from Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Luke Chueh, Jersey Joe, Persue, Logan Hicks, Paul Chatem, Anne Faith Nichols, Jacob Arden McClure, Peekaboo, Daryll Peirce, Peat Wollaeger, L. Croskey, Asylm, Buff Monster, Josh Hart, Phil Lumbang and many more
(On view through Nov. 22nd)

Fri, Nov. 13th 7-10PM
Ronin Gallery
1924 Echo Park Ave in Los Angeles
“Urban Audio Manifesto” featuring the sculptural found object work of Mikal Hameed (aka MIIX)

Sat, Nov. 14th 7-10PM ($10 admission)
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
Dr. Sketchy’s Los Angeles live figure drawing event
(One-night only event)

Sat, Nov. 14th 6:30-10PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
“Please Be Brave” featuring new works from Deth P. Sun including 200 5”x5” paintings
(On view through Dec. 2nd)

Sat, Nov. 14th 8-11PM (hosted by Jason Lee)
Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 South La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles / 323.933.4408
“East Of Eden” featuring new works from Mercedes Helnwein – exhibit sponsored by WeSC
(On view through Dec. 19th)

Sat, Nov. 14th 5-10PM
Orange Coast College – Frank M. Doyl Arts Pavilion
2701 Fairview Road in Costa Mesa / 714.443.5102
The Art of Alex Grey – selections from Grey’s “The Sacred Mirror” series including more than 300 self-portraits spanning over 40 years and much more – a do not miss exhibition
(On view through Dec. 18th)

Sat, Nov. 14th 7-10PM
Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.297.0600
“American Animals” featuring new works from Liz McGrath + new works also on view from Charlie Immer, David Anderle, and Gail Potocki
(On view through Dec. 5th)

Sun, Nov. 15th – Fri, Nov. 20th
MOCA Grand Avenue & The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Both Museums open their doors to the public for free during the huge opening week of “Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years” – open for free during museum hours only courtesy of Ovation TV. Also open extended hours on Thursday from 5-8PM courtesy of Wells Fargo
Check the site for full details –


Fri, Nov. 13th 7-10PM
Factory Fresh
1053 Flushing Ave. in Brooklyn, NY
“A Hounding Obsession” featuring new works from Dark Cloud, Goreb, Armer, and Deekers
(On view through Nov. 29th)

Fri, Nov. 13th 6-9PM
My Plastic Heart
210 Forsyth Street in New York City
“Adrift” featuring new works from Scott Campbell and Leontine Greenberg
(On view through Dec. 13th)

Yumiko Kayukawa

Yumiko Kayukawa


Fri, Nov. 13th 7-10:30PM
1:AM Gallery
1000 Howard Street in San Francisco
“Tabi Tabi Po” group show exploring Filipino Folklore creatures through Urban Contemporary Art featuring artstis of Filipino descent – artists include Manuel Ocampo, Angry Woebots, James “gaNyan” Garcia, Stuter, Analog, Nic Cowan, and many more
(On view through Dec. 12th)_

Fri, Nov. 13th 7-11PM
666 Gallery
66 Sixth Street in San Francisco
“Eternal Beauty Rest” featuring new works from Jason Vivona
(On view through Dec. 11th)

Fri, Nov. 13th 7-10PM
Gallery 1988 San Francisco
1173 Sutter Street in San Francisco
“Into The Mystic” featuring works from Jason Limon, Jeremiah Ketner, Ken Keirns and Jonathan Bergeron
(On view through Dec. 5th)

Sat, Nov. 14th 7PM
Gallery Heist
679 Geary Street in San Francisco
“Now or Never” inaugural group show featuring works from Brett Amory, Sylvia Ji, Mike Giant, Kevin E. Taylor, Adam Caldwell, Ryan Del La Hoz, C3, Matt Furie, Aaron Lawrence, Skinner, Seth Armstrong, and many more – co-curated by Julianne Yates and former 111 Minna Gallery curator Gabe Scott

Sat, Nov. 14th 7-11PM
Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin Street in San Francisco
“Wild, Wild East” featuring new works from Yumiko Kayukawa
(On view through Dec. 5th)

Sat, Nov. 14th 7-11PM
White Walls Gallery
835 Larkin Street in San Francisco
New works from ESPO (aka Stephen Powers)
(On view through Dec. 5th)

John Brophy

John Brophy


Fri, Nov. 13th 7-10PM
The Alternative Café
1230 Fremont Blvd. in Monterey Bay, CA
“Small Wonders” featuring new works from Travis Louie, Anne Faith Nichols & Patrick Segui

Fri, Nov. 13th 8PM-12AM
30 W. Pike Street in Covington, KY 410011
“Shot At From Both Sides” – solo show from Prefab 77

Fri, Nov. 13th 6-9PM
Roq La Rue
2312 2nd Avenue in Seattle, WA
“Requiarium” featuring new works from Brian Despain + “Saints and Angels” featuring new works from John Brophy
(On view through Dec. 5th)

Sat, Nov. 14th 7-11PM
Parlor Gallery
717 Cookman Ave in Asbury Park, NJ
“Tragically Delicious” featuring new works from Angie Mason & Kristen Ferrell

Sat, Nov. 14th 4-10PM
Voz Alta
1754 National Ave in San Diego, CA
“Done Trying Magic” featuring new works from Sergio Hernandez /


Fri, Nov. 13th 6-8PM
Gallery Nosco
133-137 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RS in London, England
“The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” featuring works from Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Naomi Doran and Dran
(On view through Nov. 25th)


Fr, Nov. 13th
Paradise Toyland
No. 17, Lane 187, Sec. 1, Dun Hua S. Rd. in Taipei, Taiwan
“Crazy Farm Village” featuring new sculptural works from Dehara

As always, please be sure to check out for a more in-depth look at additional events taking place in the Los Angeles contemporary art scene.