Feeling “artsy” and looking for something to do this weekend.
Check out the PLAN ForYour Art website for all of the happenings coming up this week.
Upcoming events include:
Screening: 24 Hours in Los Angeles
Mandrake (Culver City)
The Mandrake hosts a screening of Sam Gordon’s 24 Hours in Los Angeles: The Lost Kinetic World, Volumes 1-12. This day-long film is a selection from Gordon’s 100 hour work in progress. The event includes a performance/installation featuring Jacob Robichaux and Amy Yao and repeats the following day, Friday, March 30.
Corey Helford Gallery (Culver City)
This group exhibition curated by painter Natalia Fabia will feature 22 artists’ interpretations of the word “hooker.” The show will primarily feature figurative paintings and is happening in conjunction with Fabia’s Miss Hooker Beauty Pageant 2012, which takes place on Friday, March 30. On view through April 10, 2012.
Pacific Standard Time: Free Admission Day
Pacific Standard Time will celebrate its closing day with free admission to twenty exhibitions throughout Southern California. Participating venues include the Getty Center, the Eames Foundation, Pacific Asia Museum, Pomona College Museum of Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Second Skins: Opening Day and Lecture
Fowler Museum (Westwood)
Opening day of Second Skins, an exhibition featuring painted barkcloth from the Ituri rainforest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the mountains of eastern Papua New Guinea. Second Skins explores barkcloth’s evolution from functional clothing to art. On view through August 26, 2012, this exhibition commences with a free lecture by Fowler curators Gemma Rodrigues, Roy Hamilton, and Enid Schildkrout.
Herbs Ritts: L.A. Style
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
This exhibition explores Herb Ritts’s extensive photographic career, including a selection of renowned and previously unpublished photographs, as well as his directorial projects. Ritts was a Los Angeles-based photographer who, from the 1970s until his death in 2002, gained international acclaim for his unique images of fashion models, nudes, and celebrities. The exhibition will also include a selection of music videos and commercials directed by Ritts. On view through August 26, 2012.
PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers
The Icon Gallery (Mid-Wilshire)
This event, part of Month of Photography Los Angeles, will introduce PDN magazine’s thirty photographers to watch for. PDN Editor Holly Stuart Hughes and VP/Publisher Lauren Wendle will discuss this group of artists, several of whom will be in attendance.
Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity
The Getty Center (Brentwood)
Drawn from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection, this exhibition surveys some of the visual strategies used by photographers to picture the famous from the 1840s to the year 2000. On view through August 26, 2012.
Author Reading: Monte Schultz
Monte Schulz will read from and sign The Big Town, the last book in his Jazz Age trilogy. This novel explores the themes of decadence, wealth, and consumption in Jazz Age America. Schulz says he wrote this trilogy for his father, the late cartoonist and Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.