South of Hollywood, north of Culver City, and west of West Adams is a stretch of galleries roughly along La Brea, and of course, many of them have their shows tonight too. A two-person show by Samuelle Richardson and Joy Ray explores unconventional narratives and symbol-rich abstract messages in textile-based works at Launch LA; Loft at Liz’s hosts a pop-up of contemporary Japanese aesthetic optimism; and around the corner on Wilshire 1301PE shows fashion- and design-influenced supersaturated abstract pattern paintings by Judy Ledgerwood. Down by Highland, No Gallery and Kordanksy both get a bit dark, as the group show “Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There” and the epically cheeky Tala Madani solo show, respectively, take a turn for the zesty worst of society. Meanwhile in near-ish West Hollywood, Eve Fowler’s multimedia installation at Moran Moran interrogates feminist literature and linguistics.
Launch L.A., 170 S La Brea Blvd.
Joy Ray and Samuelle Richardson: Beyond/Within
September 7 – 28; Opening Reception, Saturday, September 7, 6-9pm.
Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Blvd.
Love Joyful, Contemporary Japanese Art
September 4-8; Reception, Saturday, September 7, 7-10pm
1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd.
Judy Ledgerwood, Color Walks
September 7 – October 26; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6-8pm.
No Gallery, 1115 S La Brea Blvd.
Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There!: Jesse Draxler, Mark Mulroney, and Jordan J. Weber
September 7 – October 19; Opening reception on Saturday, September 7, 6-9pm.
David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl.
Tala Madani, Shit Moms
September 7 – October 19; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6-8pm.
Moran Moran, 937 N. La Cienega Blvd., WeHo
Eve Fowler, These Sounds Fall Into My Mind
September 7 – October 5; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6-8pm.