Downtown itself has more than one ecosystem, and tonight they’re all activated. The Historic Core welcomes street-art legend RISK to In Heroes We Trust for a pair of collabs — prints with SEEN and suits with YOGGX; expressionist animal spirit portraits at Contemporary Gallery; and art inspired by female grindhouse leads and a group show based on a visual game of telephone at The Hive. The Arts District has a late-summer group show on Satanic interpretations of food culture at Art Share; a gathering for three new shows at A+D Museum — a VR tour of the Bauhaus HQ, new work from SCI-Arc grad candidates, and a look at the design interface of 000 Magazine; a group show about the soul of Los Angeles at Superchief; a fresh take on traditional ink drawing and surf culture at new venue Speedy Gallery; and the surrealist interiors of Todd James at Over The Influence.

The southern end of the Arts District is keeping busy too, with conceptual architectural sculptures by Robert Moreland and evocative watercolor portraits by February James at Wilding Cran; new paintings by Nick Aguayo and a group show about the delights of pure color in painting at Vielmetter Los Angeles; a two-person show from Jenny Balin Sonenberg at Machine at Cirrus Gallery; wistful and unsettling paintings by Cynthia Daignault at Night Gallery; and exuberant found-material assemblage tapestries by Moffat Takadiwa as Nicodim Gallery’s inaugural show in their brand new space on Santa Fe Avenue.

And last but not least, most of the Bendix Building galleries open new shows as well — such as provocative feminist ceramics by Elyse Pignolet at Track 16; ethereal but rather luscious abstract paintings by Mark Sheinkman at Von Lintel; group exhibitions at Durden and Ray, 515, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid; Anna Mayer at A-B Projects; and Alison OK Frost at Cathedral Gallery. Eastside International at the Brewery Arts Complex hosts the group show Outside/In as part of the SUR Biennial; and last but not least, KGB Gallery hosts a survey of classic and new prints by Luis C. Garza.

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RISK X SEEN at In Heroes We Trust

In Heroes We Trust, 127 E. 5th St.

RISK x SEEN, Live Print Signing / Risk x Yoggx Collab Launch

Saturday, September 7, 2-6pm.

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Jade Solais Rose at Contemporary Gallery

Contemporary Gallery, 548 S. Spring St.

Jade Solais Rose: Animal Magic

Saturday, September 7, 7-10pm.

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The Hive Gallery and Studios

The Hive Gallery & Studios, 729 S. Spring St.

Faster Pussycat, Kill Bill and Banana Phone

September 7 – 29; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 8-11pm.


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Virtual Bauhaus, Proof & Prototype, and Speculations at the EDGE

Exhibitions continue through September 29, November 24, and September 15, respectively.

The Assembly: Saturday, September 7, 7-10pm; $5.


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Todd James at Over the Influence

Over The Influence, 833 E. Third St., downtown

Todd James: There’s No Place Like Home.

September 7 – October 27; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 5-7pm.


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Satan’s Food Court at Art Share

Art-Share, 801 E. 4th Place

Satan’s Food Court

Saturday, September 7, 7-11pm.


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Estevan Oriol at Superchief

Superchief L.A., 739 Kohler St.


Saturday, Sept 7, 7-10pm.

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SURF iNK at Speedy Gallery

Speedy Gallery, 2146 Sacramento St.

Shukou Tsuchiya: SURF iNK

September 9 – October 27 (by appointment only); Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6-9pm.

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Robert Moreland at Wilding Cran

Wilding Cran Gallery, 939 S. Santa Fe Ave.

Robert Moreland: Deliberation and February James: A Place to Belong

September 8 – October 27; Opening Reception, Saturday, September 7, 5-8pm.

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Moffat Takadiwa at Nicodim Gallery

Nicodim Gallery (new location!) ,1700 S. Santa Fe Ave.

Moffat Takadiwa: Son of the Soil

September 7 – October 19; Opening Reception: September 7, 4-7pm.

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Nick Aguayo at Vielmetter Los Angeles

Vielmetter Los Angeles, 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave.

The Light Touch group show and Nick Aguayo: Wake the Town and Tell the People

September 7 – October 19; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 4-6pm.

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Jenny Balin Sonenberg at Cirrus Gallery

Cirrus Gallery, 2011 S. Santa Fe Ave.

Jenny Balin Sonenberg and Machine: Still Bearing Visible

September 7 – December 21; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6:30-8pm.

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Cynthia Daignault at Night Gallery

Night Gallery, 2276 E. 16th St.

Cynthia Daignault: Elegy

September 7 – October 19; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 7-10pm.


The Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Ave.

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Mark Sheinkman at Von Lintel Gallery

Von Lintel, 212

Mark Sheinkman: New Paintings

September 7 – October 12; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6-8:30pm.

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United in LA at 515


515, 515

United in LA: Brin Doan, Truc Nguyen, UuDam Nguyen

September 7 -28; Opening reception: Saturday, September 7, 7-9pm.


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Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Tiger Strikes Asteroid, 523

Warmly Persuasive: ICOSA in LA

September 7 – 29; Opening Reception: Saturday September 7, 7-10pm.

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Anna Mayer at A-B Projects

A-B Projects, 540

Anna Mayer: Seep Fields

September 7 – 18; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6-9pm.

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Alison OK Frost at Cathedral

Cathedral Gallery, 674

Alison OK Frost: Breach

Saturday, September 7 – 6-10pm.

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Alex Turner at Durden & Ray

Durden & Ray, 832

Regime of Images: Jennifer Celio, Sijia Chen, Roni Feldman, Laura Tanner Graham, Kio Griffith, Robert Heckes, Cara E. Levine, Constance Mallinson, Sean Noyce, Nick Taggart, Alex Turner, and Michael Wisnowski. Video Loop: Guy Debord, Godfrey Reggio/Philip Glass. Curated by Larry Gipe.

September 7 – 28; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 7-10pm.

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Elyse Pignolet at Track 16

Track 16, 1005

Elyse Pignolet, You Should Calm Down

September 7 to November 2; Opening reception: Saturday, September 7, 7-10pm.


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ESXLA, Brewery Arts Complex

Outside In: Keenan Derby, Christine Garam Han, Christina Mesiti, Armando Ramos, part of the 2019 SUR:biennial.

September 7 – October 19; Opening reception: Saturday, September 7, 7-10pm.


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Luis C Garza at KGB Gallery

KGB Studios, 1640 N. Spring St.

Luis C. Garza: Renacimiento

Saturday, September 7, 8-11pm.

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Sadie Benning at Vielmetter Los Angeles

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February James at Wilding Cran

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Sarah Cain at Vielmetter Los Angeles

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