Invader in San Diego (image via Susan Williams)

Invader in San Deigo (image via Susan Williams)

There are some major shows taking place this weekend the world over, but none more important than the major ‘Viva La Revolucion’ show down in San Diego at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art that opens this Saturday evening. Curated by Pedro Alonzo, the man responsible for Shepard’s recent museum show at the ICA Boston has pulled out all the stops for this one. See our coverage of the show and surrounding outdoor installs coming together here and be sure to get down to San Diego this weekend via plane, train, or automobile… just don’t miss this one!

More shows after the jump…

Melissa Haslam for LeBasse Projects

Melissa Haslam for LeBasse Projects


Fri, July 16th 7-11PM
Ronin Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles
New works from Asia Eng and Nathan Smith

Fri, July 16th 7-10PM
THIS: Los Angeles
5906 North Figueroa Street in Los Angeles
‘Drawn’ featuring new works from John Hill, Jr.

Sat, July 17th 9PM-1AM ($8 admission)
Cannibal Flower
Special Orange County show @ World Gallery at 1980 Placentia Ave in Costa Mesa 92627
‘Monthly Group Show & Performance’ with featured artist Glen Arthur along with a huge group show featuring N.S. David, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Michael Pukac, JoKa, David Cooley, Kelly Castillo, Kelly Thompson, Aaron Kraten, Paul Torres, Jimmy Bell, Paul Garcia, Alex Chiu, Sarah Ramirez, Crystal Sylver, Douglas Alvarez, Christopher Willingham, Terri Berman, Heidi Bluegirl Calvert, Taren Meacham, Yuki Miyazaki, Steven Lopez, Andre Ajibade, Donna Letterese, Kitty Brown, Charms 1, Lowell Ong, Jesse Fortune, L. Croskey, Michele Waterman, Kirsty Sandoval, Tony Venegas, Jamie Johnson, Neight Adamson, Will Thompson, Zonk One, Scott Ludwig, Chris Bradley, Burk, Geoffrey Doolittle, Amy Bernays, Robert Mars, James Peterson, Laura Brody, Teri Hendrich and more plus live DJ action along with live painting from Van Sarno, installation art from Tony Venegas, performance by Happy Box (skateboarders), and live music from Early Bird Circus – first 6 people in costume get in free / discount of $6 to those in costume after that

Sat, July 17th 7-11PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
‘Systema Naturae – Aeris’ group show featuring works from Michael Brown, Andrea Offerman, Frieda Gosset, and Jaime Zollars
(On view through Aug. 9th)

Sat, July 17th 7-10PM
LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.558.0200
‘Botanica’ featuring new works from Melissa Haslam + ‘Savage Justice’ featuring new works from Morgan Slade + ‘Life Form’ featuring new sculptural work from J. Shea

Sat, July 17th 7-10PM
SCION Installation L.A.
3521 Helms Ave in Culver City / 310.815.8840
‘Ed Emberley and Friends’ – curated by Caleb Neelon and featuring works from Ed Emberley, Raul Gonzalez, Seonna Hong, Matt Leines, Christopher Kline, and Saelee Oh
(On view through Aug. 7th)

Sat July 17th 6PM-12AM ($5 admission)
Self Help Graphics
3802 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in Los Angeles
‘Peel Here: Brace Yourself’ – a celebration of adhesive art featuring a huge group show featuring the likes of The London Police, Chaz Bojorquez, Shark Toof, Flying Fortress, Robbie Conal, Germs, Nomade, Man One and many more – bring your stickers to trade and slap on the massive ‘Peel Here’ wall at the event + live DJ action, live music, performance art and live screen printing from the Hit & Run Crew
(On view through July 31st)

Sat, July 17th 3PM
VANS ‘Off The Wall’ Store
Westfield Fashion Square (upper level) at 14006 Riverside Drive in Sherman Oaks / 818.990.1098
‘Live Art by Derek Albeck’ – free gift to the first 50 people that show up – come celebrate the opening of the newest VANS store with this special event
(One-day only special event)

David MacDowell for 99% Gallery

David MacDowell for 99% Gallery


Fri, July 16th 7-10PM
99% Gallery and Art Center
99 N. 10th, Room 102 in Brooklyn, NY
‘The New Order’ group show featuring works from Allison Sommers, Anthony Ausgang, Amy Crehore, Camilla d’Errico, Daniel Hyun Lim, David MacDowell, Gilbert Oh, Isabel Samaras, Jennybird Alcantara, Jeremiah Ketner, Jon Rodriguez, Justin Brooks, Lisa Petrucci, Mia, Sarah Joncas, Scott Altmann, Tony Philippou, Tristan Henry-Wilson, and Van Arno plus new works on view in the project room from Vahge

Sat, July 17th 5-10PM
Yes Gallery
147 India Street (at Manhattan Ave) in Brooklyn, NY
‘Save No Times: A Benefit Show for Matty No Times’ featuring works from the likes of Scott Campbell, Henry Lewis, Grime, Phil Holt, Dennis McNett, Amanda Lynn, Jason D’Aquino, and many more – all art priced at $350 or less along with tons of raffle goodies and more – all sales will go to tattoo artist Matt No Times’ medical bills
(On view through July 23rd)


Thurs, July 15th 7-10PM
Fecal Face Dot Gallery
66 Gough Street (at Market) in San Francisco
‘Future Colors Of America’ featuring new works from Albert Reyes, Matt Furie, and Aiyana Udesen

Sat, July 17th 7-11PM
941 Geary Street in San Francisco
‘As They See It’ group show featuring works from Kevin Cyr, Jessica Hess, Isabel Samaras, Shawn Barber, Aaron Nagel, Eric White, Robert Burden, Coro, Dave Schubert, Jonathan Darby, Morgan Slade, Pedro Matos, Akira Beard, Danny Heller, Michael Forbes, Adam Caldwell, Scott Hove, and Derek Weisberg
(On view through July 31st)

AJ Fosik for David B. Smith Gallery

AJ Fosik for David B. Smith Gallery


Fri, July 16th 6-11PM (21 and over / RSVP required)
Wonderbread Factory
171 14th Street (at Imperial) in San Diego, CA
‘Survey Select: A Narrative Art Exhibition’ group show featuring the work of 65 internationally renowned contemporary artists plus live music and more – regular exhibition hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm with free admission – numerous special events throughout the run of the exhibit – check link below for full details
(On view through Sept. 5th)

Fri, July 16th 7-10PM
David B. Smith Gallery
1543-A Wazee Street in Denver, CO / 303.893.4234
‘Count Back From Nothing’ featuring new works from AJ Fosik and Bill McRight
(On view through Aug. 14th)

Sat, July 17th 6PM-Midnight
Art Whino
173 Waterfront St. in National Harbor, MD
‘Malagueta’ featuring new works from Tatiana Suarez
(On view through Aug. 15th)

Sat, July 17th 7-10PM ($20 admission / free to museum members)
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)
1100 Kettner Blvd – Downtown location in the Jacobs Building – San Diego, CA
‘Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape’ group show featuring the work of 20 artists from 8 countries curated by guest curator Pedro Alonzo and MCASD Associate Curator Lucía Sanromán featuring works from Akay (Sweden), Banksy (U.K.), Blu (Italy), Mark Bradford (U.S.), William Cordova (U.S.), Date Farmers (U.S.), Stephan Doitschinoff [aka CALMA] (Brazil), Dr. Lakra (Mexico), Dzine (U.S.), David Ellis (U.S.), FAILE (U.S.), Shepard Fairey (U.S.), Invader (France), JR (France), Barry McGee (U.S.), Ryan McGinness (U.S.), Moris (Mexico), Os Gemeos (Brazil), Swoon (U.S.), and Vhils (Portugal) + look for outdoor installations around downtown San Diego from the likes of Invader, Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, and others in the works
(On view through Jan. 2nd, 2011)


Sun, July 18th
Sao Paulo, Brazil
‘Transfer’ – an urban and contemporary group show featuring installations from Thomas Campbell, Barry McGee, and ESPO alongside works from Stephan Doitschinoff (aka Calma), Alex Hornest, Herbert Baglione, Bruno 9li, Fabio Zimbres, Nina Pandolfo, Ramon Martins, Nunca, Speto, and many more – add’l details forthcoming / watch this space!
(On view through Oct. 18th)


Thurs, July 15th
c / Guardia 10 in Barcelona, Spain
‘Sensory Overload’ featuring new works from Marco Zamora
(On view through Aug. 1st)

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