Ziascope is a film by Nikki Darling and Dean Erdmann that is part of a larger, ongoing project dealing with the history of Northern New Mexico via the entryway of Darling’s matrilineal family. 2,” 2013, a digital C-print by Phan Quang, from the group exhibition “Where the Sea Remembers” at the Mistake Room. (Blake uses gender-neutral pronouns.) As in other iterations of the biennial, there will be more to the show than the exhibition at the Armory Center, with satellite programming in Calexico, Mexicali and Tijuana. Sayre Gomez, “X-Scapes,” at François Ghebaly. clock. 1717 E. Seventh St., downtown Los Angeles, theicala.org. This permanent collection exhibition marks the museum’s 40th anniversary with a display of history-making works, including Chris Burden’s “Exposing the Foundation of the Museum,” 1986, in which the artist dug up a portion of the museum’s floor, revealing its concrete foundations. Timothy Washington, “Citizen/Ship,” at the California African American Museum. J.A. Elyse Pignolet, “You Should Calm Down,” at Track 16 Gallery. Through Nov. 3. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT. Gabriela Ruiz, “Full of Tears,” at the Vincent Price Art Museum. What’s on TV Saturday, Sunday Talk: ‘Christmas in Evergreen’, What’s on TV Saturday, Dec. 5, plus Sunday Talk shows: “Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing” on Hallmark; “Saturday Night Live” on NBC, Activision Blizzard sues Netflix for poaching CFO Spencer Neumann. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, lacma.org. Mary Corse, “A Survey in Light,” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Through Nov. 2. The Armijos, a Mexican American family, have been Spanish, then Mexican and now United States citizens, all while never leaving the state. Opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 12. And it is the subject of this year’s public art triennial, organized by the City of L.A.’s Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. “Full Moon Over the Ocean,” by Eric Beltz, at Kopeikin in Culver City. Fonseca was known for his depictions of Coyote, a canine trickster who materializes in all manner of very human settings. Through Oct. 26. A still from the “Overhead Projection (Crowd),” 2018, a single-channel color animation by Tala Madani. When J. Paul Getty built a museum on his Malibu property in the late 1960s, he chose to model it after the Villa dei Papiri in southern Italy, the luxurious Roman estate from AD 79 uncovered in 1750. Through Oct. 19. Through Dec. 31. The latest iteration of this roving, cross-border biennial is landing in Pasadena and the theme on this go-around are the literary origins of our state: Calafia, the black queen and her Amazon warriors who figure in Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo’s 16th century novel “Las Sergas de Esplandian,” the figure from which California gets its name. In locations around Los Angeles, currentla.org. 152 N. Central Ave., downtown Los Angeles, moca.org. Nathaniel Mary Quinn, “Hollow and Cut,” at Gagosian. South Coast Plaza Village, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, ocmaexpand.org. — Hyperallergic, The early 16th century novel Las Sergas de Esplandian, by Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo, described a mythical California as a rugged island paradise, populated entirely by women, and ruled by the great Black queen Calafia with the help of her army of warriors and their man-eating griffins. Irene Georgia Tsatsos Director of Exhibition Programs / Chief Curator, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA Greater Los Angeles Area 500+ connections Opens at 6 p.m. and runs through Feb. 16. Through Jan. 5. Her process is inspired, in part, by the rhythmic aspect of music, including jazz and punk. Top Banner Image: Chris Christion, The Unauthorized Histography of California Vol. The roots of greatness, strength, power, fertility, beauty and riches, all still persist in the land of California. The museum acquired the estate of the Sacramento-born painter and is now presenting works from his archive. Opens Saturday and runs through Dec. 29. And Forman’s pastel drawings and plaster sculptures re-create ordinary objects (say, a Hallmark figurine) in odd and curious. “Bauhaus Beginnings,” at the Getty Research Institute. 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, armoryarts.org. This includes a new installation by Durazo, consisting of a Lamassu, the winged Assyrian deity (a symbol of power and protection), which will anchor a structure that will serve as a site of performance and lectures and other public events. The Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; (626) 792-5101, armoryarts.org. Through Dec. 8. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, lacma.org. Diane Williams is a Filipinx-American, immigrant, artist and organizer based in Los Angeles, CA. This exhibition consists of a suite of video works previously shown as part of an installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia that serve as meditations on class, race, gender and economic status around a central axis of blackness. The show focuses specifically on works from 1971, a pivotal year for the artist, including his Roma paintings and Richard Nixon drawings. “Air Land Sea IX: Zepp,” 1970, by William Richard Crutchfield, from the late Los Angeles artist’s exhibition of prints at the Norton Simon Museum. (Martin Durazo / Grand Central Art Center). And in the latter years under communist rule, TV networks introduced advertising — a capitalist conceit that was molded to socialist need. Opens Friday and runs through Oct. 27. Through Nov. 16. The gallery is housed in a garage in a private home in Santa Monica; email in advance for location details; emmagrayhq.com. She describes the show as “an ode to joy, fear, magic, doubt, self-esteem, darkness and discovery.” Also on view is a two-artist show of painting and sculpture by Raychael Stine and David McDonald. This project serves not only as a curatorial project but also an ongoing art project that questions the over abundance of biennials occurring around the globe and the impact they have on the art community. Daniel Hawkins, “Desert Lighthouse.” The Los Angeles-based artist is obsessed with producing works that toy with ideas of grandiosity, failure and gestures that border on the Sisyphean. Here are eight exhibitions and events to check out in the coming week: “Mexicali Biennial: Calafia — Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise” at the Armory Center for the Arts. “Air Land Sea: A Lithographic Suite by William Crutchfield,” at the Norton Simon Museum. Rashid takes American historical narratives, scrambles them, then reimagines them in paintings that take on issues such as colonization, war and the building of empires. You’ll also be showcasing the MexiCali Biennial’s “Calafia Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise” upcoming border interventions and exhibitions in collaboration with the Armory Center for the Arts. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, lacma.org. Decolonization Workshop / / Taller DescolonizaciónSaturday, October 12, 2019 / / Sábado, 12 de octubre de 2019 2 pm to 4 pm / / 2 pm a 4 pmThis workshop invites participants to imagine the impacts of colonization and examine how colonialism works to break and divide indigenous communities. In this interactive display, participants don masks that allow digital technology to render them as figures from Japanese folklore on a large screen. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, lacma.org. (Richard Cross / Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, CSUN). Immigrant Detention Facilities, (2019); Hand-processed watercolor and gold leaf on amate paper; 11 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. Through Jan. 26. Expect to see battalions of militiamen, freed slaves, indigenous nobility, all drawing on the visual and material traditions of colonial art. El libro hermosamente ilustrado adopta un enfoque ecológico e histórico sobre la historia de Calafia, narrado a través de la flora y fauna nativa. pin. (Ruby Osorio / Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum). For almost four decades, the senior class at Gardena High School would come together to gift a work of art to their school — including pieces by notable California painters such as Edgar Payne and Maynard Dixon. Oscar Castillo, “L@s Tarahumaras: Life, Culture and Challenges,” at Jean Deleage Gallery. “Salt & Silver: Early Photography, 1840-1860,” at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. UC Irvine, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, beallcenter.uci.edu. Galia Linn, “note to self,” at Five Car Garage. The L.A. conceptual artist is known for using numbered grid systems to generate patterns and images — most famously, of trees. 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu. A group show explores the notion of “solastalgia” (a blend of the words “solace” and “nostalgia”), the feelings of distress that occur with changes in a person’s natural environment. But not for the reasons you think. Through Feb. 23. Microscope is pleased to present the debut of the web-based episodic work Two Russians in the Free World (2013-2020) by Erik Moskowitz and Amanda Trager as the second iteration of Platform, a section of our website dedicated to net-based works which launched late last year.. The Armory Center for the Arts hosts the fourth iteration of the MexiCali Biennial, CALAFIA: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise, a series of exhibitions and related programs taking place throughout the California region north and south of the US/Mexico border that explore the myth of the indigenous Black Queen Calafia and her island "California." The show highlights critical moments in Corse’s career: her experiments with shaped canvases, light boxes powered by Tesla coils (that she builds herself) and glass microbeads that make her work shimmer in hallucinatory ways. Also on view will be sculptures that evoke elements of the urban environment. Invited speakers are Ian Philbaum, Program Director of Innovation Law Lab and Lilian Serrano, Coordinator of Alianza Communitaria and Research Coordinator for the National Latino Research Center, California State San Marcos. ; Courtesy of the artist. Through December. This new phase in the pandemic means new rules for hotels and other travel providers. La intérprete Drag Isabella Xochitl leerá extractos del libro para niñxs California the Magic Island de Doug Hansen para un público de todas las edades. Featuring projects from contemporary artists on both sides of the border, the exhibition weaves urgent questions about feminism, indigenous rights, gentrification and displacement, misogyny, post-colonialism, and resistance movements into and through the current and historical political climate of the region. This is an overdue survey of one of the few women associated with SoCal’s Light and Space movement, an artist who has long toyed with light and the emotional states it can induce. Check the website for locations and for the many related programming and events. This event is supported by Caltech as part of the Visual Culture Program. Through Oct. 20. An exhibition takes a broad look at the ways in which humans have constructed barriers and the myriad purposes they have served — and continue to serve — be they political, spiritual or aesthetic. 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., downtown Los Angeles, vielmetter.com. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, lacma.org. Laura Krifka, “The Game of Patience,” at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. She’s now five weeks sober. Through Oct. 12. 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, amoca.org. Through Jan. 5. “Just Breath,” 2019, by Pamela Smith Hudson at the Chimento Contemporary. Dana Nachman’s “Dear Santa” documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the USPS’ century-old Operation Santa program. Oct 6, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020. How do you feel the Biennial is helping to focus attention on the region and support it? It has been the year of Bauhaus — marking the 100th anniversary of the globally influential art and design school that occupied locations in Berlin, Weimar and Dessau and then famously closed under pressure by the Nazis. Ari Benjamin Meyers, “Kunsthalle for Music,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. 925 N. Orange Ave., Hollywood, deitch.com. Its exhibitions appear on both sides of the California/Mexico border through partnerships with arts institutions to showcase both emerging and established artists working in all media. “Visualizing the People’s History: Richard Cross’s Images of the Central American Liberation Wars,” at the Museum of Social Justice. Here’s the latest on changes and refunds. This new series takes misogynist expression and renders it in wry, decorative ways. Her work is on view at ‘CALAFIA: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise’, MexiCali Biennial, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, USA, until 12 January 2020. Inspired by trompe l’oeil and filmic set painting, Gomez uses a multitude of techniques to stitch together disparate aspects of the Los Angeles landscape in ways that channel the hyperreal. Also on view are works by the late Abstract Expressionist Philip Guston, who in his later years, became known for delving into figuration and the grotesque. 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