This weekend, the art world dons stylish walking shoes and heads for Culver City for the first weekend of what promises to be an explosive year, attempting 20-plus openings in under two hours. Hit the corner of La Cienega and Washington and follow the crowds; or if you prefer having a plan, here are some of the highlights.
Mark Moore (formerly of Bergamot) inaugurates fancy new digs with a curated preview of its 2011 program ( 5790 Washington Blvd.; through Feb. 12; 5-8 p.m.; 310-453-3031 ). In the dynamic group-show vein, Carmichael mounts a mixed-media dynamo with Boogie and Pascual Sisto ( 5795 Washington Blvd.; through Feb. 5; 6-8 p.m.; 323-939-0600 ) and Roberts & Tilton shows off its own stable, featuring Barry McGee, Ed Templeton and Kehinde Wiley ( 5801 Washington Blvd.; through Feb. 19; 6-8 p.m.; 323-549-0223 ). Kopeikin offers photos of optimistic retro motel signage from the last four decades by Steve Fitch ( 2766 La Cienega Blvd.; through Feb. 12; 6-8 p.m.; 310-559-0800 ). Western Project convenes post-punk and performance-art pioneers Bob Flanagan & Sheree Rose, Kim Jones and Johanna Went ( 2762 La Cienega Blvd.; through Feb. 5; 6-8 p.m.; 310-838-0609 ). Angles shows Soo Kim's innovative photo-based cutouts ( 2754 La Cienega Blvd.; through Feb. 12; 6-8 p.m.; 310-396-5019 ). It's Lucas Michael'sturn at the city's smallest gallery, EGHQ ( 2600 La Cienega Blvd.; through Jan. 25; 6-8 p.m.; 310-497-6895 ). Fast-rising star Heather Cantrell continues her portraiture studies at Kinkead ( 6029 Washington Blvd.; through Feb. 19; 6-9 p.m.; 310-838-7400 ), while next door, Daena Title's Drown the Dolls
(pictured) and Joshua Levine's My Menagerie
at Koplin del Rio give inner children and spirit animals free rein ( 6031 Washington Blvd.; through Feb. 19; 6-8 p.m., artists' talk 5:30 p.m.; 310-836-9055 ). All listed galleries are in Culver City; most are open Tues.-Sat. Visit culvercity.org/culture/artgalleries.aspx for a complete list.
Sat., Jan. 8, 2011