// Thursday, Aug 21
- World Premiere Encore: Bill Plympton’s Cheatin,’ at Downtown Independent, DTLA.
Bill Plympton’s 7th animated feature follows the fateful romance of Jake & Ella— &the fight through deceit to reclaim their destiny. With over 40,000 drawings, the film is a surrealist love story & hallmark to Plympton’s signature hand-painted style. Showtimes through Aug 28.
4pm & 7:30pm
Screening of The Milky Way, at M+B Gallery, West Hollywood.
Christopher Richmond’s latest film follows an unnamed humanoid’s encounters with off-kilter characters on the margins of society— a tale of primordial wandering in a more than less amiss world.
- Vinegar Syndrome!, at Echo Park Film Center, Echo Park.
This month’s grab bag of 16mm short educational and ephemeral films is themed around animals— those domestic, furry, feathered, legless… and over legged. Served with homemade animal crackers.
- Opening Night Party: The Early Surrealism of Buñuel, at Cinefamily, West Hollywood.
Dry martinis served fresh to Buñuel’s liking for the opening soirée. Screenings of Un Chien Andalou (1929, 35mm) with a newly-restored alternate score & L’Age D’Or (1930)— plus The Obscure Objects of Buñuel, a pop-up exhibit of Buñuel ephemera presented in conjunction with The Luis Buñuel Film Institute. Showtimes through Aug 27.
// Friday, Aug 22
Workhorse Launch Party, at Otherwild, Echo Park.
Performances by the online experiment & interactive public conversation, Workhorse & best friends (Mikki Olsen and Machina Mclaughlin), a screening by Aimee Goguen, & music by pyramid records.
- Group Show: Opening, at Monte Vista Projects, Eagle Rock.
Works by Christina Agapakis, Rita Blaik, Megan May Daalder, & Amisha Gadani explore the ‘un-closed’ through experimental videos, cavum prints, scientific illustrations, fragmented photos, & interactive fashion.
Opening Reception: 7-10pm
Through Sep 14
// Saturday, Aug 23
KChung TV by KChung Radio at Made In LA, at the Hammer Museum, Westwood.
This episode feat. Super Kpop with DJ Leila Khastoo, Jesse Marie’s ‘Yoga Sphere,’ Yogi Proctor’s ‘The Artist At Work,’ Kate Gilbert’s ‘Faeries,’ & ‘Real Talk’ with James Raymond & Keith Ballard. Produced by Kchung’s crew & volunteers, Brandt Wrightsman, & Experimental Half Hour.
- sound. at the Schindler House: space as raw material, at MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, West Hollywood.
- Group Show: Trains, at Night Gallery, DTLA.
Works by Marcel Alcala, Annette Kelm, Sarah Conaway, Araki Nobuyoshi, Thea Djordjadze, Jeff Ono, Erik Frydenborg, Melanie Schiff, Piero Golia, Augustus Thompson, Richard Hawkins, and Brenna Youngblood. Curated by Sterling Ruby.
Opening Reception: 7-10pm
Through Sep 27
- An Evening of YouTubing with Carole Ann Klonarides and Tom Recchion, at Blum & Poe, Culver City.
- Video Art by Suzy Poling, at Echo Park Film Center, Echo Park.
Screening of recent video art by LA-based artist Suzy Poling (Pod Blotz) with new shorts synthesizing sonic resonances, technological interferences, transcendental procedures, natural phenomenon, ecological uniformity, regeneration & degeneration.
- 18+, at Redcat, DTLA.
The collaborative duo 18+ presents projects culled from their multiple online platforms, taking form through audio, video, social media, & performance.
- BESTIAL MOUTHS / MUSCLE AND MARROW / CHiiLDREN / INTIMATCHINE at Complex, Glendale.
- EVAN CAMINITI + LOREN CHASSE + GREG BIANCHINI + M GEDDES GENGRAS + GREGG KOWALSKY, at Human Resources, Chinatown.
Organized by Grant Capes.
// Sunday, Aug 24
- Artists & Curator Roundtable Discussion: May Contain Explicit Imagery, at CB1 Gallery, DTLA.
Discussion & exhibition walk-through with the artists & curator. Curated by Tucker Neel, the exhibition unites the varied practices & content of artists John Weston, Kiki Seror, & Nancy Baker Cahill.
// Monday, Aug 25
- Andy Votel presents: Kleksploitation, at Cinefamily, West Hollywood.
US premiere of Kleksploitation, a tribute to ‘reconstituted cinematic synth-pop from Communist Poland’s deepest hallucinogenic hibernation period.’ Plus Votel live-remixes Andrzej Korzynski’s score for the three surreal children’s sci-fi flicks, Pan Kleks.
// Tuesday, Aug 26
- Screening: Burn, Trapped, Wrath, at Human Resources, DTLA.
Three short videos by Jenny Sayaka NONO. Hosted by Private Island. After soirée sounds from Silent Servant & Jizzy.
- Cross My Heart Hope To Die: VITA E MORTE, at Subliminal Projects, Echo Park.
Debut solo show by multimedia art collective Cross My Heart Hope To Die (CMHHTD), comprised of Sean Bonner, Brevi, Andrew Kline (Strife), & DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill).
Through Aug 23
- David Horvitz, at Blum & Poe, Culver City.
Through Aug 23
The Outlanders, at The Pit: Exhibitions & Editions, Highland Park.
Inaugural exhibition feat works by Sarah Conaway, Pearl C. Hsiung, Kim Fisher, Shana Lutker, Florian Morlat, Jon Pestoni, Mungo Thomson, & Mary Weatherford.
Through Aug 24
- Draftpunk, at Autonomie, Mid-City.
Group show of contemporary drawings curated by Kio Griffith. With works from Marie Thibeault, Dorian Wood & more.
Through Aug 30
Japan Diaries, at Fahey/Klein Gallery, West Hollywood.
Selection of images from the husband & wife team BJ Formento and Richeille Formento.
Through Aug 30
- Jenny Yurshansky: Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Detention), at Adjunct Positions, Highland Park.
Works from the artist’s deeply researched, multi-modal umbrella project investigating the distinction between native vs. invasive species as determined by the California Invasive Species Advisory Committee (CISAC).
Through Aug 31
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