Kris Kuksi

Kris Kuksi

As spring kicks into gear this month, the shows are pouring forth like April showers. So many good shows, hard to single out just one, but some of those that are foremost on our radar include the big grand re-opening of the new and improved La Luz De Jesus Gallery out in the Silver Lake/Los Feliz area of Los Angeles where the recently shuttered BSFA in Culver City is getting folded back into the legendary La Luz space. So now there will be two nice spaces in one, with an average of three shows taking place each month with the big show this weekend being anchored by Scott Hove – the man responsible for the sick 3D cake sculptural piece at the current Hi-Fructose 5 Year Anniversary show at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.

Besides the rebirth and expansion of La Luz De Jesus, other shows we can’t wait to see more from include Kris Kuksi’s big SF debut up at Shooting Gallery, Oliver Vernon’s return to Denver with the David B. Smith Gallery, Mars-1’s invasion of Toronto at the esteemed Meta Gallery, Usugrow’s debut UK solo show at StolenSpace, and Dabs Myla’s return to Australia. Beyond those exciting shows, another big milestone for our movement takes place this weekend as Ed Templeton’s big mid-career retrospective in Belgium opens at the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.). To say April is off to an amazing start is an understatement.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and get out there and support the arts this weekend. Full schedule after the jump…

Scott Hove. Pic via Hi-Fructose

Scott Hove. Pic via Hi-Fructose


Thurs, April 1st 7-10PM
Gallery1988 Los Angeles
7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles / 323.937.7088
‘Living Between Worlds’ featuring new works from Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters
(On view through April 23rd)

Thurs, April 1st 7-11PM
Project Space
603 North La Brea Ave in Los Angeles
‘Yes, Yes, Yes’ featuring new works from Parra – presented by Incase and Arkitip

Fri, April 2nd 7-11PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
507 Rose Ave in Venice / 310.428.6387
‘They Moved The Tombstones But Not The Bodies’ featuring new works from Zach Johnsen, Eatcho, Tom Keating, Jesse Balmer, Robert Amador, Jason Graham, and Josh Wigger with live painting from John Park and spoken word from Mike The Poet
(On view through April 24th)

Fri, April 2nd 8-11PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
‘Iced Out’ featuring new works from Scott Hove + ‘Read Between The Lines’ featuring new works from Dennis Larkins + ‘Out Of Order’ featuring new works from Max Grundy – grand reopening of Billy’s new space – now two galleries in one at the old La Luz location out in Silver Lake area – don’t miss this!
(On view through May 2nd)

Sat, April 3rd 7-11PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
‘Fashion Illustration Spanning The Globe’ featuring works from over 25 international artists whose works regularly graces the pages of magazines like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Nylon and have collaborated with top designers like Dior, Jean-Paul Gualtier, among others – complete with runway shows throughout the night, live model drawings, live DJ action and raffle prizes throughout the eve
(On view through April 26th)


Thurs, April 1st 6-9PM
Deitch Projects
18 Wooster Street in New York City
‘Premonitions’ featuring new works from Jules De Balincourt
(On view through April 24th)

Marco Zamora

Marco Zamora


Thurs, April 1st 6-9PM
Fecal Face Dot Gallery
66 Gough Street in San Francisco
New works from Marco Zamora and Derek Albeck

Thurs, April 1st 7-9:30PM
Fifty24SF Gallery
252 Fillmore Street in San Francisco
‘I’ll Fly (Into Your Heart)’ featuring new works from Jason Jagel
(On view through May 26th)

Thurs, April 1st 7-10PM
Gallery1988 San Francisco
1173 Sutter Street in San Francisco
‘Journey To Molestown’ featuring new works from DGPH
(On view through April 24th)

Fri, April 2nd 7-10PM
LeBasse Projects
1746 Post Street, 3rd Floor in San Francisco
‘Showcase: SF’ featuring new works from Yoskay Yamamoto, Seonna Hong, Herakut, Edwin Ushiro, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Andrew Hem, Melissa Haslam, and Nate Frizzell
(weekend only event – see site for details)

Fri, April 2nd 7-10PM
Park Life
200 Clement Street in San Francisco
‘Of The Living Sky’ featuring new works from Ian Johnson
(On view through May 1st)

Sat, April 3rd 7-11PM
Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin St. @ O’Farrell/Geary in San Francisco
‘Meticulous Engagements’ featuring new sculptural work from Kris Kuksi and Christy Langer
(On view through April 25th)

Sat, April 3rd 7-11PM
White Walls
835 Larkin St. @ O’Farrell/Geary in San Francisco
‘New Territory’ featuring new works from Mark Warren Jacques, Robert Burden, Akira Beard, Henry Gunderson, and Cheryl Molnar
(On view through April 25th)

Oliver Vernon

Oliver Vernon


Thurs, April 1st 7-9PM
Lisa Sette Gallery
4142 North Marshall Way in Scottsdale, AZ
‘Brass & Bone’ featuring new works from Jessica Joslin
(On view through April 24th)

Fri, April 2nd 8PM ‘til late
Anno Domini
366 South First Street in San Jose, CA
‘Cloud Empire’ featuring new works from Dimitri Drjuchin
(On view through May 22nd)

Fri, April 2nd 7-10PM
David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street in Denver, CO
New works from Oliver Vernon
(On view through May 1st)

Fri, April 2nd 6-9PM
Grass Hut
‘Balls Out II’ featuring over 50 artists from all parts of the globe including the likes of Apak, AJ Fosik, Andy Kehoe, Amanda Visell, Bigfoot, Brendan Monroe, Bwana Spoons, Buff Monster, Chris Johanson, Cody Hudson, Cupco, Dalek, Eva Fan, Jesse Reno, Le Merde, Matt Furie, Martin Ontiveros, Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch, Reuben Rude, Ryan Bubnis, Scrappers, Scott Campbell, Tim Biskup, and many more
(On view through April 30th)

Sat, April 3rd 6-10PM
Jinxed / Toothless Cat Gallery
At The Plaza located at 2nd & Girard Ave in Philadelphia, PA
‘Every Girl Goes To Hell’ featuring new works from Buddy Nestor
(On view through April 28th)




Thurs, April 1st 7-10PM
Narwhal Art Projects
680 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontaria
‘Atlas Findings’ featuring new possibilities in modern landscapes from the likes of Tessar Lo, Peter Mettler, Paul Wackers, Jacob Whibley, Leon Benn and Megan Whitmarsh
(On view through May 2nd)

Fri, April 2nd 7-10PM
Meta Gallery
124 Ossington Ave in Toronto, Ontaria
‘Infinite Tapestry’ featuring new works from Mars-1
(On view through April 25th)


Thurs, April 1st 6-10PM
London Miles Gallery
47 Mowlem Street in East London, England
‘A.K.A.’ featuring new works from Alex Young

Fri, April 2nd
Stolen Space
91 Brick Lane in London, England
‘Hasadhu In The Night Before A Storm’ featuring new works from Usugrow
(On view through April 18th)


Fri, April 2nd
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.)
Citadelpark, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
‘The Cemetery Of Reason’ – a mid-career retrospective from Ed Templeton featuring a whirlwind of photos, sculptures, drawings and paintings
(On view through June 13th)


Thurs, April 1st 7-10PM
Per Square Metre Gallery
191-193 Johnston Street in Collingwood in Melbourne, Australia
‘Hollywood & Western’ featuring new works and an installation from Dabs Myla including collaborations with Craola, KMNDZ, Jersey Joe Rime, and The Witness
(On view through April 11th)

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.