Lola (partial shot)

Grammy Show piece - Lola (partial shot)

The art machine calms down a bit this week as it rests up for the all the big openings coming up in February. That’s by no means to say there’s no shortage of goodness to go around this week. Maybe not as many openings as the last couple weekends, but there are two major shows opening after this coming weekend that will be turning many heads in their perspective locales – the multi-faceted return of the Grammy show and the Os Gemeos show in Italy.

More info on those two shows as well as many others after jump…

Aakash Nihalani

Aakash Nihalani

LOS ANGELES (Home to the movement):

Thurs, Jan. 21st 7-10PM
Carmichael Gallery
1257 N. La Brea Ave in West Hollywood
‘Meaning Is Overrated’ featuring new work by Mark Jenkins + ‘On & Off (Often On)’ featuring new work by Aakash Nihalani
(On view through Feb. 18th)

Thurs, Jan. 21st 5PM
Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street, Los Angeles
‘Giant Robot Biennale 2’ closing party – the JANM will be open for extended hours – admission will be free and many of the participating artists and key members of the Giant Robot family will be in attendance as part of this special gathering – expect refreshments, musical guests The Binges and DJ Puffs, and other surprises.

Thurs, Jan. 21st – Sun, Jan. 24th ($20 general admission)
Los Angeles Art Show
Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles
The acclaimed Los Angeles Art Show will this year be presented in the revived Downtown district – celebrating its 15th year, the event will feature painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and video from over 110 galleries, both international and domestic. It encompasses over 15,000 works from all genres and periods including Historical, Modern, and Contemporary. The Opening Night Gala (Wed, January 20th) will be raising funds and awareness for two exceptional non-profits: the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), LACMA’s Art Museum Council and its Prints & Drawings Council, and Inner-City Arts – full details on the fair’s site

Sat, Jan. 23rd Noon-4PM + special event at 9PM
The Montalban Theater
1615 Vine Street in Hollywood
‘We Love Art’ presented by Paper Magazine and Converse and featuring works curated by Cannibal Flower (Dabs Myla, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, John Park, Michael Pukac, Erik Siador, N.S. David, L. Croskey, Liz Brizzi and more) plus works curated by Darren Romanelli and Jeff McMillan, live DJ action, the LA Ladies Choir, and much more
For more information go to and click on ‘events’

Sat, Jan. 23rd 12-5PM
Mid-City Arts
5111 West Pico Blvd in Los Angeles
‘Heavy Surveillance” – live painting event + art exhibit with Dabs Myla, T-Kid, Duster, Jim Darling, Axis, Pose 2, and Vogue – sponsored by 33Third

Sat, Jan. 23rd 7-10PM
Scion Installation Gallery
3521 Helms Ave. (at National) in Culver City
‘Scion Installation 6: VIDEO’ – now in its 6th year, this revolutionary art tour kicks off 2010 in Los Angeles. The tour focuses on the video medium, which emerged in the 1960s and has since expanded galleries into more experimental, kinetic and interactive spaces. “Installation 6: Video” challenged 10 artists to create non-narrative video installations that will eventually transform five unique exhibitions around the country featuring: Dust la Rock (Brooklyn, NY), Eric Nakamura (Los Angeles, CA), Saelee Oh (Los Angeles, CA), French (London, England), Josh Graham (New York, NY), Ill-Studio (Paris, France), Monihan Monihan (New York, NY), Mark Mothersbaugh (Los Angeles, CA), PMKFA (Tokyo, Japan), and Sage Vaughn (Los Angeles, CA)
(On view through Feb. 13th)




Thurs, Jan. 21st 7-9PM
Gallery Hanahou
611 Broadway, Suite 730 in New York City
‘20/10 Vision’ featuring works from Apak, Sara Antoinette Martin, Team Macho, Samantha Hahn, Michael C. Hsiung, Kenji Hirata, Eveline Tarunadjaja, Chris Mendoza, and many more
(On view through Feb. 19th)

Thurs, Jan 21st 6-8PM
Black & White Gallery
636 West 28th Street in New York City
“Imitation of Life” featuring new works from KK Kozik
(On view through Feb. 20th)

Sat, Jan 23rd
303 Gallery
547 W 21st Street in New York City
New works from Inka Essenhigh
(On view through Feb. 20th)


Fri, Jan. 22nd 7-10PM
Park Life
220 Clement Street in San Francisco, CA
“Frontier” featuring new works from Mary Iverson


Thurs, Jan. 21st 7-9PM
Hear Gallery
108 Stokes Croft in Bristol, England BS1 3RU
‘Land & Sky’ featuring new works from Christopher Bettig and Lizzy Stewart
(On view through Feb. 27th)


Fri, Jan. 22nd
Tokyo Hipsters Club
6-16-23 Jingumae, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
‘Shinganist Showcase 3’ book release and group show curated by Usugrow featuring works from Mozyskey, Toshikazu Nozaka, Bene, Jun Kaneko and Usugrow himself
(On view through Jan. 25th)

os gemeos

os gemeos


LOS ANGELES – home to the movement:

Mon, Jan. 25th – Wed, Jan. 27th Noon-6PM (public viewing)
L.A. LIVE Target Terrace (near The Grammy Museum)
800 W. Olympic Blvd. – located in downtown Los Angeles, across from STAPLES Center at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street
‘Who Killed The Music’ Grammy group show co-curated by Kris Lewis and Will.I.Am and presented by David B. Smith Gallery with support from American Art Collector, Merry Karnowsky Gallery and Juxtapoz – a portion of the proceeds for all works will be donated to the Grammy Foundation and the Scholarship Foundation – note the opening is private and being held on Sunday evening – featuring works from Audrey Kawasaki, Travis Louie, Camille Rose Garcia, Van Arno, Lola, Richard Colman, Mercedes Helnwein, Kris Lewis, Paul Chatem, Nathan Spoor, Justin Bua, Jason Thielke, Gergory Euclide, Sarah McColgan, and Ron Lipking
More information on the show can be found at


Mon, Jan. 25th 6:30PM
Galleria Patricia Armocida
Via Bazzini 17, 20131 Milan, Italy
“Nos Bracos de um Anjo” featuring new works and a site-specific interactive installation from Os Gemeos
(On view through March 25th)

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.