A Fresh Look for Fall
The fancy new Red Building at the Pacific Design Center certainly grabs its share of attention in the shiny West Hollywood skyline. But every two months or so, the PDC's classic Blue Building is the star of the show, as the art galleries occupying the majority of its stately and sometimes quirky second-floor spaces organize a new round of opening receptions. Highlights of the current roster include a solo exhibition of installations and works in various media describing the suspicious complexities of how Pakistani and Muslim identity exists in the West, by Osman Khan at Another Year in L.A. gallery; and a series of colorful, abstract and surreal, midcentury-modern paintings by Elizabeth McCord at See Line Gallery. A pair of solo shows by Brendan Threadgill and Nicolau Vergueiro at Agency Contemporary Art (formerly Wharton + Espinosa) inaugurates the fourth era of that particular space's gallery history, and video-based moving-image art emporium Young Projects Gallery hosts the dynamic group show "Blastomere" in the project space and an anticipated solo show from Marina Zurkow in the main gallery. At least another 10 galleries are in residence in this, the artsiest hallway in town, plus this particular night is also the design industry's Fall Market opening party. 8697 Melrose Ave., W. Hlywd.; Wed., Sept. 18, 5-8 p.m.; free. (310) 657-0800, pacificdesigncenter.com.
Mondays-Fridays. Starts: Sept. 18. Continues through Oct. 25, 2013
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