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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.

Joy Ray and Samuelle Richardson at Launch LA

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.

launchla.org

 

Loft at Liz’s

 

Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Blvd.

Love Joyful, Contemporary Japanese Art

September 4-8; Reception, Saturday, September 7, 7-10pm

theloftatlizs.com

 

Judy Ledgerwood at 1301PE

1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd.

Judy Ledgerwood, Color Walks

September 7 – October 26; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6-8pm.

1301pe.com

 

Jordan J. Weber at NO Gallery

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.

nogalleryla.com

Tala Madani at David Kordansky Gallery

David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl.

Tala Madani, Shit Moms

September 7 – October 19; Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6-8pm.

davidkordanskygallery.com

Eve Fowler at Moran Moran

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.

moranmorangallery.com

Mark Mulroney at NO Gallery