Don’t know about everyone,but many galleries are currently showing work that has been up for a bit. Or they are closed.
Come September , there will be a whole new series of shows to check out..and we’ll let you know which ones are of particular note.
In the meantime ,visit our RESOURCES page and take an online look thorugh some of the galleries listed to see whats around.
Wait…there is a show up at Los Angeles County Museum of Art that you should see.
Ok, maybe we are telling you a little late.(it closes on Aug.20th)
From the LACMA website:
A Curatorâ€™s Eye: The Visual Legacy of Robert A. Sobieszek
“For fifteen years, Robert A. Sobieszek shepherded LACMAâ€™s permanent collection of photographs with the highly refined visual understanding of an historian, the intellectual rigor and sophistication of an academic, the critical eye and sensitivity of a connoisseur, and the exuberance and passion of a man totally enthralled by photographers, photographs, and visual culture.
Gregory Crewdson (United States, b. 1962), Untitled, 1998, silver dye-bleach (Cibachrome) print with laminate, 55 x 65 in., LACMA, Ralph M. Parsons Fund, Â©Gregory Crewdson.
This exhibition will feature pivotal works from the permanent collection acquired during Sobieszekâ€™s tenure that have substantially shaped the direction and strengths of the Department of Photographs. The exhibition will celebrate the collection as well as the visual sensibility that has defined it. Featuring works of important historical significance, works by acknowledged masters of the medium, as well as those by contemporary artists, the exhibition will give a sense of the character of the collection, a character that is as elegantly complex as the curator under whose guidance it was shaped.
The exhibition includes more than 30 framed works. Additionally, a Powerpoint presentation highlighting additional components in the photography permanent collection will be on display.”
Here is an idea for a great Friday night: there is free Friday Night Jazz at LACMA, See the Sobieszek show, and there is another amazing show there : David Hockney Portraits.
And the restaurant is pretty good also. It’s a start anyway.
Enjoy the shows!