Pedro Matos for White Walls

As things come to an end down in Miami, the art world kicks back into full steam this weekend as many prepare to open their final exhibitions of the season. With that said, there’s just an onslaught of amazing shows going off this weekend including The Date Farmers‘ big show at Ace (Los Angeles), The New Realism show at Thinkspace (Culver City), Martin Wittfooth at Roq La Rue (Seattle), Sylvia Ji at Corey Helford (Culver City), Kid Zoom‘s big pop-up in NYC, Turf One at Jonathan LeVine (NYC), Armsrock at WAS (Copenhagen), and White Walls‘ big holiday group show up in SF. After this things will quiet down for a few weeks due to the holidays, so be sure to get out there and get your art fix this weekend!

Recommended openings after the jump…

Craww for C.A.V.E. Gallery


Thurs, December 9th 6-8:30 PM (free to the public)
Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles Street (at Arcadia) in Los Angeles
‘Dreams Deferred : Artists Respond to Immigration Reform’ featuring works by Augustine Kofie, Cache, Eriberto Oriol, Ernesto Yerena, Montejano, Eyeone, Jesus Barraza of Dignidad Rebelde, Joel “” Garcia, John Carlos De Luna, K. Lovich, LeHumanBeing, Oscar Magallanes, Patrick Martinez, Sand One, Shark Toof, Shepard Fairey, O.G. Slick, Swank, Tempt, + more!
(On view through May 22nd)

Thurs, Dec. 9th Noon-9PM
Downtown Art Walk
Check the site for the full lineup and details – lots going on for the December walk!

Thrus, Dec. 9th 5-11PM
215 West 6th Street, Suite 111 in downtown Los Angeles
‘Nebulous Skies’ featuring new works from Liz Brizzi
(On view through Jan. 8th)

Thus, Dec. 9th 8-10PM
The Hundreds
416 Broadway in Santa Monica
‘Garfield’ featuring original Garfield inspired art from the likes of Barry McGee, Usugrow, Mark Dean Veca, Dave Kinsey, Phil Lumbang, Claw Money, Buff Monster, Travis Louie, Deph, Alex Pardee, Insa, Slick, Rime, Tofer Chin, Nate Frizzell, Bigfoot, Saelee Oh, The Cobra Snake, and more plus a special signing by the creator of Garfield, Jim Davis

Thurs, Dec. 9th 9PM-Midnight (free admission / RSVP required)
‘LA Destroyers’ presented by NIKE
650 South Spring Street in Los Angeles
‘LA Destroyers’ group show curated by Erik Siador featuring works from KMNDZ, L. Croskey, Erik Siador, Brian Robertson, David Flores, Emroca, Germs, Isaac Pierro, John Park, and Nathan Ota plus a special photography set curated by Ja Tecson and a live set from J*Davey
RSVP to [email protected]

Thurs, Dec. 9th 7-10PM
Project Space
603 North La Brea Ave in Los Angeles
‘Melt Down’ featuring a new large scale installation from Andrew Schoultz
(On view through Jan. 9th)

Fri, Dec. 10th 7-10PM
C.A.V.E. Gallery
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice (NEW address)
‘Crooked Comfort’ group show with featured artist Craww and additional works on view from Michael Page, Roland Tomayo, Paul Chatem, Mike Maxwell, Tatiana Suarez, Emma Overman, Jasmine Worth, Marie Barr, and Jennifer Springman with live painting from Codak and live DJ action
(On view through Jan. 7th)

Sat, Dec. 11th 8-11PM
Ace Gallery Los Angeles
5514 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles
New works from The Date Farmers celebrating the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence
(On view through February)

Sat, Dec. 11th 6:30-10PM
ADC Contemporary Art Gallery
Factory Place Arts Complext @ 1330 Factory Place, Bldg 1 in Los Angeles
‘Face To Face On Metal’ featuring new sculptural works from Jorge Albertella and Hacer
(On view through Jan. 8th)

Sat, Dec. 11th 7-10PM
Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 310.287.2340
‘Shapeshifter’ featuring new works from Sylvia Ji
(On view through Dec. 31st)

Sat, Dec. 11th 7-11PM
Gallery Nucleus
210 E. Main St., Alhambra / 626.458.7482
‘A Few Of My Favorite Things’ featuring works from Rob Sato, Matte Stephens, Jaime Zollars, APAK, Chris Buzelli, Jon Klassen, Alexandre Day, Jeremy Enccio, Edward Kinsella, and Jon Klassen + ‘The Super Big Micro Show’ featuring small works from a vast array of artists – all works in the 2×2″ to 6×6″ size spectrum
(On view through Jan. 4th)

Sat, Dec. 11th 6:30-10PM
2062 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles / 310.445.9276
‘Post-It Show 6′ – the annual Post-It Note show featuring well over 100 artists and over 2,000 pieces of art – great last minute cash n’ carry gift giving – nothing is cooler than giving original works of art this holiday season

Sat, Dec. 11th 7-11PM (public opening following Fri VIP event)
Hold Up Art Gallery
358 East 2nd Street in Los Angeles
‘The Gift Of Art’ group show to raise money for Room 13 LA’s student managed and financed multi-media studio at Foshay Middle School n South Central LA featuring works from Shark Toof, Philip Lumbang, Mear one, Chor Boogie, Timoi, Pep Williams, Ernesto Yerena, and more
(On view through Jan. 8th)

Sat, Dec. 11th 5-9PM
Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Blvd in the Echo Park region of Los Angeles
‘Wreck The Walls’ group show featuring works from Blek Le Rat, David Ellis, David Yow, Erik Foss, Eric White, Evan Hecox, Gerg Lamarche, John Van Hamersveld, Martha Cooper, Monica Canilao, Robbie Conal, Ryan McGinness, Skullphone, Swoon, Tim Biskup, and many more
(On view through Jan. 15th)

Sat, Dec. 11th 7-10PM
6009 Washington Blvd. in Culver City / 310.558.3375
‘The New Realism’ featuring new paintings from Aaron Nagel, Jeff Ramirez, Pakayla Rae Biehn, Nathan DeYoung, Linnea Strid, and Jennifer Nehrbass + ‘Patchwork’ featuring new works from Moki in our project room + ‘Bless Your Heart’ from Katy Bisby in our office area – Uncle Lau’s BBQ Truck will be out too, so bring your appetite!
(On view through Dec. 31st)

Sat, Dec. 11th 7-11PM
Toy Art Gallery
737 Seward St, #1 in Los Angeles
‘Metallic Machinations’ featuring works from Cris Rose, Phu, Drilone, Jester, and Rohby
(On view through Jan. 15th)

Os Gemeos for Lehmann Maupin


Thurs, Dec. 9th 7-10PM
Brooklyn Brothers Gallery
18 East 17th Street, 7th Floor in New York City
‘Streets Of Jeremyville Art Show’ featuring new works from the prolific Jeremyville

Thurs, Dec. 9th
Lehmann Maupin
540 West 26th Street in New York City
‘Law of the Jungle’ group show curated by Brazilian artist Tiago Carnieiro da Cunha and featuring an array of talent including Os Gemeos
(On view through Jan. 29th)

Fri, Dec. 10th 7-11PM
Last Rites Gallery
511 West 33rd Street in New York City
‘Dysphoria’ featuring new works from Genevive Zacconi and ‘Pulse’ featuring new works from Tin
(On view through Jan. 13th)

Sat, Dec. 11th
‘This City Will Eat Me Alive’ featuring new works from Ian ‘Kid Zoom’ Strange
72 Gansevoort Street in New York City (in the Meat Packing District)
(On view through Dec. 30th)

Sat, Dec. 11th 7-9PM
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
29 West 20th Street, 9th Floor in New York City
‘The Rising’ featuring new works from Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One) + ‘Ambergris’ featuring new works from Josh Agle (aka Shag)
(On view through Jan. 8th)


Sat, Dec. 11th 7-11PM
Guerrero Gallery
2700 19th Street in San Francisco
‘Reflections on Past, Present, and Future’ featuring new works from Mike Giant + Even Keel’ featuring new works from Adam5100
(On view through Jan. 1st)

Sat, Dec. 11th 7-10PM
Eleanor Harwood Gallery
1295 Alabama Street (at 25th) in San Francisco
‘Dislocated’ featuring new works from Kevin Earl Taylor
(On view through Jan. 15th)

Sat, Dec. 11th 7-11PM
The Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin Street in San Francisco
‘Manos Extranas’ featuring new works from Morning Breath
(On view Jan. 1st)

Sat, Dec. 11th 7-11PM
White Walls
835 Larkin Street in San Francisco
‘Winter Group Show’ featuring works from Pedro Matos, ABOVE, Charles Krafft, Joshua Petker, Clayton Brothers, Shepard Fairey, Hush, Henry Hunderson, Jessica Hess, Kevin Cyr, Casey Gray, Geoff Campen, Diana Campen, and Blek Le Rat
(On view Jan. 1st)


Fri, Dec. 10th 6-9PM
Roq La Rue Gallery
2312 2nd Ave in Seattle, WA
‘Gardens’ featuring new works from Martin Wittfooth + new works from Michael Brown
(On view through Dec. 29th)

Fri, Dec. 10th 6-10PM
2479 Kettner Blvd. in San Diego, CA
‘Greetings From The East’ featuring new works from Matte Stephens
(On view through Jan. 9th)


Sat, Dec. 11th 7-11PM
Show & Tell Gallery
1161 Dundas St. West in Toronto, ON
‘Atrophic Existence’ featuring new works from Kevin Cyr, Joshua Barndt, Jeff Gillette, Mike Shankman, and Alex Lukas
(On view through Jan. 10th)


Fri, Dec. 10th 7-11PM
London Miles Gallery
Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, Unit 303 in London, England
New works from Victor Castillo and Luke Kopycinski
(On view through Jan. 20th)


Thurs, Dec. 9th 5:30-9PM
Galo Art Gallery
Via Saluzzo 11/G – 10125 Torino, Italy
‘Peripezie Galattiche’ featuring new works from Morcky and Ovni
(On view through Jan. 3rd)

Thurs, Dec. 9th
Yellow Pants Gallery
Rua Da Rosa 14G in Lisbon, Portugal
‘We Dream In Colors’ featuring new works from Dave Kinsey, Buff Monster, Fefe Talavera, Maya Hayuk, Sickboy, Remed, and Zosen
(On view through Jan. 3rd)

Fri, Dec. 10th 5-10PM
WAS Wonderland Art Space
Absalonsgade 21b in Copenhagen, Denmark
‘Nocturne On A Drainpipe Flute’ featuring new works from Armsrock
(On view through Jan. 15th)

Dennis McNett for Joshua Liner Gallery

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEKEND (Dec. 17th – Dec. 19th):


Sat, Dec. 18th 8-11:30PM
Copro Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, Space T-5 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica / 310.398.2643
‘Playboy Redux II’ featuring contemporary artists interpreting the iconic Playboy Bunny with works from Glenn Barr, Gary Baseman, Frank Kozik, Shag, Tara McPherson, Brian M. Viveros, Luke Chueh, Nouar, Dan Quintana, Tin, Anthony Ausgang, Joe Ledbetter, Isabel Samaras, Travis Lampe, Jennybird Alcantara, Mark Bodnar, XNO, Andrew Schoultz, Shaunna Peterson, and many more + new works from KuKula in gallery 2
(On view through Jan. 6th)


Wed, Dec. 15th 7-10PM
Fuse Gallery
93 2nd Ave in New York City
‘DRAW’ book release party – only 100 copies available in advance of the catalog for the Museo De La Ciudad de Mexico ‘DRAW’ show / $25 each – posters will also be available – the ‘DRAW’ book will consist of 256 pages featuring works from the likes of Swoon, Raymond Pettibon, Chris Johanson, Aurel Schmidt, Alex Grey, HR Giger, Clive Barker, Robert Williams, Wes Lang, Eric White, Neck Face, Barry McGee, Rick Griffin, Ron English, Tim Biskup, Ed Templeton, Derek Hess, Mark Dean Veca, WK Interact, Doze Green, Tara McPherson and many more with a forward by Carlo McCormick (Paper Magazine)

Thurs, Dec. 16th 6-9PM
Bold Hype
547 W. 27th Street, 5th Floor in New York, NY
‘Creep Show’ featuring new works from Dolla
(On view through Jan. 8th)

Thurs, Dec. 16th 6-9PM
Joshua Liner Gallery
548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor in New York City
New works from Dennis McNett


Fri, Dec. 17th 5-10PM
CO2 Gallery
‘17th’ presented by Drago – a special exhibit featuring the 83 original pieces created by Sten&Lex for the ‘Stencil Poster’ book, the seventeenth installment in the 36 chambers series with a live by Emanuele Vesci
(On view through Dec. 23rd)

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