For Art Thou, Culver City

For Art Thou, Culver City

Looking over the gallery openings roster for Sat., April 9, it's clear that spring has sprung in earnest in Culver City. Sparing art lovers the madness of a single all-in gallery night, several new shows opened the Saturday before or after instead — but it's tonight that the marquee names are out in force. To find the galleries rocking the big-draw art-star action tonight, start on Washington east of La Cienega and work your way back west. Roberts & Tilton delivers Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Israel, another chapter in the artist's blockbuster portraiture series exploring the globalization of youth culture (5801 Washington Blvd.; thru May 28; 6-8 p.m.; 323-549-0223). Video artist Josh Azzarella, best known for his depopulated rendition of "Thriller," installs a selection of major works from the past several years as well as new pieces at Mark Moore (5790 Washington Blvd.; thru May 14; 6-8 p.m.; 310-453-3031). "Martha Cooper: Remix" turns Carmichael Gallery into a visual mixing studio, as dozens of artists including Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee and Shepard Fairey reinterpret images by the legendary music, skate and graffiti photographer (5795 Washington Blvd.; thru May 7; 6-8 p.m.; 323-939-0600). Kopeikin deviates from its mostly photography profile to welcome New York–based painter Rebecca Bird for another show of impossibly delicate and stormy watercolors of everyday disasters (2766 La Cienega Blvd.; thru May 12; 6-8 p.m.; 310-559-0800). And last but not least, expect a fashion-forward crowd to turn out for "D*Face: Going Nowhere Fast" at Corey Helford, a gallery show with corresponding, er, impromptu installations around the city from one of the United Kingdom's most popular and successful street artists (8522 Washington Blvd.; thru April 27; 7:30-10 p.m.; 310-287-2340). All listed galleries are in Culver City; most are open Tuesday-Saturday. Visit culvercity.org/culture/artgalleries.aspx for a complete list.
Sat., April 9, 2011