Bit of a slow weekend as the dog days of August come to an end soon and the art world gears back up for things this coming September. By far, the big event leading the charge is BAST’s return to London at Lazarides. I just saw the preview and BAST has taken things up a notch with hand-painted acrylic works on canvas playing off his mixed-media collage style as well as some beautiful sculptural wall pieces. If in London this week, don’t miss it!

More shows after the jump…


Thurs, Aug. 19th 7-10PM
Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles
Book release and signing with Bob Roberts
(One-night only special event)

Thurs, Aug. 19th 7-9PM
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
5795 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / 323.969.0600
‘Instant LA Summer’ featuring works from Charles Irvin, Daniel Desure, Emily Mast, Eric Yahnker, Josh Mannis, Kenneth Tam, Los Super Elegantes, Maya Lujan, Mark Hagen, Margaret Haines, Orlando Tirado, Pascual Sisto, Sarah Sieradzki, Sean Kennedy, and Simon Haas
(On view through Sept. 10th)

Fri, Aug. 20th 7:30PM ($10.50 general admission / $8 for seniors and children)
Landmark’s Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Los Angeles / 310.281.8223
‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child’ – Los Angeles movie premiere with special introduction from director Tamra Davis and MoCA Director Jeffrey Deitch (please note: Tamra Davis will also speak on Sat, Aug. 21st at 7:30PM and on Sun, Aug. 22nd at 2:50PM)
(Check website for other show times)

Sat, Aug. 21st 6-10PM
5900 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles
‘In and Out of the Body’ featuring new works from Lola del Fresno
(On view through Sept. 18th)


Sat, Aug. 21st 2-3:30PM
SFMOMA Artists Gallery
151 3rd Street in San Francisco / 415.357.4000
Talk with Jesse Hazelip moderated by Rob Clayton
(Special one-day only event)

Tim Biskup

Tim Biskup


Sat, Aug. 21st 1-2:30PM (reception for the artists)
Keep A Breast Art Show (at Tiki Oasis 10)
Crowne Plaza Hotel (Lahaina Room)
2270 Hotel Circle North in San Diego / 619.297.1101
‘Keep A Breast Art Show’ featuring 25 celebrity castees whose casts have been given over to 25 noteworthy tiki artists featuring the likes of Mark Mothersbaugh, Bosko, Heather Watts, Crazy Al Evans, Isabel Samaras, Mitch O’Connell, Tim Biskup, Velvet Glass, and many more with live music provided by Project Pimento
(Please note all ticketed Tiki Oasis 10 events are SOLD OUT / Keep A Breast Art Show is free and open to the public from 11AM-4PM Aug. 20th – Aug. 22nd)


Thurs, Aug. 19th (private view / contact gallery for RSVP info)
Rathbone Place location – 11 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HR
‘Botulism’ featuring new works from BAST
(On view through Sept. 30th)


Fri, Aug. 20th 6PM
Outre Gallery
Shop 7, 285a Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia
The Sydney opening of Shag’s ‘Inscrutable Mystery Guide’ following the show at Outre’s Melbourne location

Sat, Aug. 21st Noon-2PM
Outre Gallery
Shop 7, 285a Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia
Book signing event with Shag

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.