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Judy Chicago: Mother Earth + Cohanim

Jessica Silverman Gallery | San Francisco

Jessica Silverman is pleased to present two shows by Judy Chicago: “Mother Earth,” an exhibition of new and historic works expressive of the artist’s longstanding concern for the environment and climate justice; and “Cohanim,” a series of porcelain paintings, commemorating Leonard Cohen and his lyrics.

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Kate Bonner: Somewhere in there is a true thing

Et Al Gallery | 2831 Mission St, San Francisco

These paintings gather fragments into new frameworks. By joining together they attempt to build something solid, to collect something true, in a shifting and unsteady moment.

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Amir H. Fallah: Remember My Child…

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Fallah’s paintings question not only the historical role of portraiture, but the cultural systems that are used to identify one person from another.

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I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.

Shulamit Nazarian | 616 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles

Derived from a quote by the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, the exhibition's title points to the exhibiting artist's vastly different use of imagery and materials to examine the nature of portraiture by moving beyond the physical representation of a particular subject.

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Troy Chew: Fuck the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men

Parker Gallery | 2441 Glendower Ave, Los Angeles

The exhibition borrows its title (a riposte to the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme) from a self-portrait depicting the artist walking alone on the street at night, paintbrush and blunt in hand. The composition is illuminated in the background by the blinding high beams and red and blue flash of a police car. Taking cues from the tradition of Western History painting, the narrative is left unfinished, allowing the viewer to draw their own conclusions from an all-too-familiar scenario.

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The Rainbow Two: Nicole Storm and Ron Veasey

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Titled by artist Nicole Storm, this shared exhibition of paintings by herself and Ron Veasey celebrates their work in Creative Growth’s Studio over 25 years. One artist maintains an abstract practice, the other figurative, yet both have developed highly skilled artistic voices and advanced modes of expression that push the viewer to reconcile preconceived ideas of process, content, and context.

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REDCAT: Black Motion Pictures Series

Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) | 631 WEST 2ND STREET, Los Angeles

Organized by Gabrielle Civil, Black Motion Pictures is a series of Zoom interviews with radical Black creatives about race, performance, and representation.

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Sterling Ruby and Masaomi Yasunaga

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Every object in these rooms is composed of earthen matter, shaped into familiar forms; basins, baskets, mortars, plates, vessels, bowls, cups and clubs, small animals, birds, shells, flowers and hearts. Also, the legs of a ballet dancer.

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Jeamin Cha: Troubleshooting Mind I, II, III

Kadist | 3295 20th Street, San Francisco

Culminating her residency at KADIST San Francisco, Jeamin Cha’s solo exhibition explores the relationship between depression, anxiety, and late capitalism. Troubleshooting Mind I, II, III is her first solo exhibition on the West Coast.

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Harold Mendez: Let us gather in a flourishing way

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles | 1717 E 7th St, Los Angeles

Working between photography and sculpture, Mendez explores the tension between fiction and truth, visibility and absence, with an interest in how constructions of history and geography shape our sense of self.

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Stanya Kahn: No Go Backs

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles | 1717 E 7th St, Los Angeles

Completed earlier this year, No Go Backs (2020), shot on Super 16mm film with an original sound score and no dialogue, follows two teenagers (and real life friends) who leave the city for the wild.

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Clifford Prince King: while night comes on gently

The Gallery @ | 1659 N El Centro Avenue, Los Angeles

It’s small details that signal care around the gallery, and in tension with those, some that signal waste—bound by the first photo in Clifford Prince King’s show, “while night comes on gently.”

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Patty Chang: Que Sera Sera

Friends Indeed Gallery | 716 Sacramento Street, San Fransisco

Patty Chang: Que Sera Sera is a two-venue exhibition exploring loss and the visual expressions that emerge in its wake. The photographs and films on view, made between 2001 and 2017, trace our ties to home and homelands, grasping for those we love, whether they inhabit this world or the next.

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Wanda Koop: HeartBeat Bots

Night Gallery | 2276 E 16th Street, Los Angeles

An ongoing series dating back to the mid-80s but exhibited for the first time, HeartBeat Bots reveals Koop’s fascination with robotics and the post-human condition.

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We Introduce Ourselves To Planets and to Flowers

Kylin Gallery | 8634 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills

We introduce ourselves To Planets and to Flowers is an exhibition that is born out of an urgency to reexamine these roles and exchanges. The title, a direct line from Emily Dickinson’s, Poem #1214, is a commentary on how social exchanges are governed by a set of expectations and barriers.

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