Speaking of sensuous obsession, two roundups of work on paper, handily situated next door to each other, ravish us with a surfeit of draftspersonly devices. In “Block Party,” around a hundred drawings by artists famed and superunknown jostle for attention, all of them making their case by celebrating the intimacy of exquisite detail. In “Works on paper by,” a far smaller roster (13 artists, all of them emerging) affords a broader material spectrum, and also goes large and even blows the frame altogether. You’ll have your favorites in both shows, but it’s the aggregate that provides the ultimate pleasure.
Leyla Cárdenas at d.e.n. contemporary, 6022 Washington Blvd., Culver City; Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; (310) 559-3023. “Block Party” at Daniel Weinberg, 6148 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; (323) 954-8425. “Works on paper by” at Paul Kopeikin, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.; Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; (323) 937-0765. All thru Aug. 26.