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JOHANNA POETHIG: HIDEOUTS, ESCAPE HATCHES AND A SUBMARINE

Mercury 20 Gallery 475 25th Street, Oakland, CA

A current of sound runs through the Submarine of war, of work, of stealth, of humor, submerged, sub-colonial, subliminal, sublime, surging, streaming, sinking and surfacing from our dark waters.

Free

Zaida Oenema: A Clear Day

Municipal Bonds 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA

Oenema's work is a meditation on cultivating clarity, the resonance of quietude.

Free

In the Last Light

The centerpiece of the exhibition is a group of heroically-scaled works of luxuriant foliage.

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As I Live and Breathe: Angela Hennessy solo exhibition

SOMArts 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

The exhibition title is a statement of testimony from the position of a material witness while simultaneously invoking the body of the witness—living and breathing, therefore a challenge to notions of assumed neutrality.

Free

Parting Gifts

Clovis Communiy College 390 W Fir Ave, Clover, CA

Through painting, Zur and Cagney give form to the parting gifts left by the departed. Be it the lingering presence of the deceased felt in domestic spaces depicted in Zur’s work, or a moment of connection by way of terminal lucidity in Alzheimer patients in Cagney’s work.

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Raven Chacon: American Ledger No. 1 (Live Performance)

Indexical 1050 River St. #119, Santa Cruz, CA

American Ledger No. 1 is a narrative score for performance, telling the creation story of the founding of the United States of America. In chronological descending order, moments of contact, enactment of laws, events of violence, the building of cities, and erasure of land and worldview are mediated through graphic notation, and realized by sustaining and percussive instruments, coins, axe and wood, a police whistle, and a match.

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Marika Thunder: Cotillion

de boer Gallery 3311 E Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

The exhibition consists of new figurative paintings continuing the artist’s practice of working with source and reference material from the artist’s own childhood.

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Allan Bennetts: Popular Electronics

de boer Gallery 3311 E Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

In this exhibition, Bennetts’ presents labor intensive still life paintings of vintage consumer products.

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Raven Chacon & Guillermo Galindo

Indexical 1050 River St. #119, Santa Cruz, CA

Their projects and collaborations draw on Indigenous and Mexican symbology and ritual items, activating amplified objects, as well as a long history of American experimental music stemming from John Cage and subsequent composers.

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Panteha Abareshi: This Is Not A Body

Hunter Shaw Fine Art 5513 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Throughout an interdisciplinary practice that includes sculpture, video, performance, and print, Los Angeles based artist Panteha Abareshi discusses the complexities of living as a chronically ill / disabled body in an ableist and normative society.

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Time Stamps

Todd Madigan Gallery 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA

Comparing these old postcard views with current views of the same location shows the changes we make to the places we inhabit.

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Michael Brennan: PANDEMONIUM

Modernism 724 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA

Seven years in the making , the series begins with a portrait of the artist who most strongly influenced Brennan as a young man, the Bay Area photorealist painter Robert Bechtle.

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Lea Feinstein: PAGES

Keystone Artspace 338 S. Ave 16, Los Angeles, CA

In others, entire lines of lower case text cascade across the surface of the work. Others seem an invented language and script, or suggest Hindi or Arabic alphabets.

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Rebekah Goldstein: Welcome Home Stranger

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions 1401 16th St, San Francisco, CA

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions (1401 16th St., San Francisco) is pleased to announce "Welcome Home Stranger," a solo exhibition of shaped paintings and sculptures by the San Francisco-based artist Rebekah Goldstein. On view from March 18 to May 8, 2022, this is Goldstein’s fourth show with CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions and her first solo exhibition since 2018. The gallery will release a catalog of Goldstein’s work in conjunction with the exhibition.

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Genevieve Gaignard: Strange Fruit

Vielmetter Los Angeles 1700 S Santa Fe Ave #101, Los Angeles, CA

Vielmetter Los Angeles is pleased to present Strange Fruit, the gallery's second solo exhibition with Genevieve Gaignard, opening Saturday, March 19 and running through May 7, 2022.

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Edith Baumann: New Works

Modernism 724 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA

Modernism is pleased to present its third one-person exhibition of paintings by Edith Baumann. Building on her four decades-long practice of creating geometric abstract paintings, in the current two new bodies of work in the present exhibition, Baumann has integrated a new element, overlapping her usual solid grounds and rectangular shapes, of thinly brushed on layers of paint, which reveal and conceal the colors they overlap, but also display the artist’s hand in a way not seen in her prior work.

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Andrea Brewster: The Fragile Balance That Lies Beneath

Mercury 20 Gallery 475 25th Street, Oakland, CA

Her sculptural pieces are deliberately ambiguous, a fantastical synthesis of biological imagery that ask the viewer to question whether the form is animal, botanical, or cellular; subtly shifting focus between a sense of familiarity and the otherworldly.

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Mary Little: LINEAGE

PH-1, 1700 S Santa Fe, Los Angeles, CA 90021 PH-1, 1700 S Santa Fe, Los Angeles, CA

A self-managed artist, Mary Little works and runs her studio autonomously.

Where We Stand

Hosfelt Gallery 260 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA

Top-heavy and improbably balanced, the risky equilibrium of these boulders threatens imminent collapse, and the perspective is disturbingly uncertain.

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Enacting Arcadia

Hosfelt Gallery 260 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA

Once, not so very long ago, photographs were indicators of veracity.

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Megan Mueller: Theories about Edges

Fulcrum Press 727 N. Broadway #205, Los Angeles, CA

The process and resulting images reflect Mueller’s interest in blurriness and losing one’s self in one’s environment for survival and pleasure.

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Opening Reception | Ouroboros: 2022 Mills College Senior Thesis Exhibition

Mills College Art Museum 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA

Experimenting with a range of forms and media from painting to ceramics and installation, the artists in "Ouroboros" invite the viewer to imagine alternate realities, question one’s relation to everyday objects, and reflect on living with mental illness.

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Michael Brennan: Pandemonium – Selected Portraits

Modernism West 2534 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

“Pandemonium: Selected Portraits" consists of 26 portraits chosen from over a hundred of Michael Brennan’s circus-themed paintings and portraits.

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All of Us All of Us

Berkeley Art Center 1275 WALNUT STREET, Berkeley, CA

All of Us All of Us centers on contemporary projects born of collaboration and mentorship and challenges the familiar concept of a solitary photographer addressing aesthetic, technical or socio-political concerns.

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Ryan Jones: Fragments

Caldwell Snyder Gallery 341 Sutter StreetSan Francisco,

Caldwell Snyder Gallery is pleased to present "Fragments," a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Bay Area-based artist Ryan Jones, on view from April 16 – May 7, 2022.

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The Last Wednesday Night

Oliver Art Center Tecoah Bruce Gallery 5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA

Before COVID, each Wednesday night the CCA community would gather on the Oakland campus for exhibition openings and events. Across the gallery spaces on and around campus, there would be art, music, food, and we would toast the accomplishments of graduating students, esteemed faculty, and distinguished alumni. 

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Lily Clark and Analuisa Corrigan: House and Garden

Stroll Garden 7380 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

“House & Garden” is a two-artist exhibition of all new works by Lily Clark and Analuisa Corrigan. Conceived as a singular installation, the show welcomes viewers into a home of domestic items rendered in clay by Corrigan and a garden of working ceramic fountains by Clark, complimented by live plant vignettes created by Alice Lam of A.L. BASA.

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APICC presents Grow Our Souls

SOMArts 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

Inspired by Grace Lee Boggs, Grow Our Souls showcases twelve artists who are reimagining labor in an era of climate change and late-stage capitalism. From yoga mat paintings celebrating Black and Brown humanity to seed installations speculating sustainable food futures, artists present sumptuous and abundant possibilities while illuminating industry practices that maintain labor inequities.

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Hello World

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th Street, San Francisco, CA

Experience a radical sci-fi fantasy in Hello World, a live performance and video game by Genevieve Quick at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts. Performers encounter a black hole, the multiverse, and signal outages as they communicate between the fictional Planet Celadon and Earth.

$12 – $15

Mihail: Rocketships

Municipal Bonds 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA

Municipal Bonds is honored to present Rocketships, a mixed media exhibition by the late Bulgarian-born American artist Mihail (1929–2021).

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Kelly Falzone Inouye: MTV Generation

marrow gallery 548 Irving St, San Francisco, CA

Highlighting our pandemic-induced tendency to re-examine the recent past and taking inspiration from cultural critics such as bell hooks and Marshall Macluhan, Kelly Inouye’s latest large-scale watercolor works reflect on imagery generated by Music Television (MTV) and its influence on contemporary culture.

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Kathleen King: An Event in the Form of Questions

Mercury 20 Gallery 475 25th Street, Oakland, CA

Kathleen King’s recent assemblage and sculpture is comprised of materials gathered from city streets and the waste stream. An Event in the Form of Questions grids and structures evoke the given order from high-rises to prisons. This work challenges viewers to look at abandonment and lack as both material and spiritual conditions, as well as to think about satisfaction, which is linked to consumption and our global climate catastrophe. What do we need?

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Jill McLennan: Migration Altered

Mercury 20 Gallery 475 25th Street, Oakland, CA

Jill McLennan’s work moves from local to global focus as she documents the movement of humans and animals around the planet in Migration Altered. McLennan’s paintings address the human impact on the earth through time, traveling back to a place inhabited by indigenous people and looking forward to damaged wetlands being reclaimed by birds.

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Charlie Milgrim: Plane Shapes

Mercury 20 Gallery 475 25th Street, Oakland, CA

While rigor and reason shore up Euclid's logical system of plane geometry, Charlie Milgrim takes a more intuitive approach and renders her own geometric system of the three basic planes—the circle, square, and triangle. In Plane Shapes she creates an association of non-objective paintings and objects in which concentric and eccentric circles—one ordered, one disordered— collide with the linear edges and sharp corners of squares and triangles.

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Hely Omar Gonzalez

Praz Delavallade 6150 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Grounded in a neon-classical palette, Gonzalez’s cinematic landscapes and Romantic portraiture are part self-portrait, part social commentary.

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The Cold Read: A Line And A Long Gaze

Phase Gallery 1718 Albio Street, Los Angeles, CA

Each phase of The Cold Read builds on itself to create a space for the participating artists to initiate and engage in critical discussions, through prompt-based exhibitions and by simply hanging out with one another.

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Jesse Mockrin: Reliquary

Night Gallery 2276 E 16th Street, Los Angeles, CA

For Reliquary, Mockrin turns her attention to Saint Sebastian, who survived being shot full of arrows to become an unexpected icon. The figure’s meaning and his subsequent visual depictions have evolved and diversified through history: from Christian martyr, to savior from mass disease, to queer sex symbol.

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Andrea Fraser: This meeting is being recorded

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Since the 1980s, Andrea Fraser (b. 1965, Billings, Montana) has achieved renown for performances that interrogate social structures with incisive analysis, humor, and pathos. Fraser continues this investigation with This meeting is being recorded, a performance-based video exploring formations of race, gender, and age in an intergenerational group of seven self-identified white women.

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Kimi Hanauer: if we choose to reclaim ourselves from the ashes

The Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Gallery 3600 Hayden Ave., Culver City, CA

If we choose to reclaim ourselves from the ashes transforms the Lainer Gallery into a nightclub and subsequently re-envisions its location, the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios, as a massive concrete tomb.

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KNEES, SCHOOLS, URGES

The BOX Gallery 805 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

A collaboration between Pieter Performance Space and The Box, curated by Jennie MaryTai Liu and assistant curator Alana Frey, Knees, Schools, Urges is a performance program and exhibition which invites ten dancers / artists to grapple with documented and undocumented histories of early 20th century modern dance in the place now known as Los Angeles.

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Opening Reception: What If This?

Gallery 60SIX / Pop-Up on Valencia Street 455A Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

Join Gallery 60SIX for the opening reception of "What If This?," a two-person exhibition of paintings by San Francisco-based artists Brent Willson and Peter Whitehead.

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Joy for Juneteenth

ARTLOUDLA proudly presents our 2nd annual Juneteenth celebration of the brilliant black minds that co-create and fuel our communities here in Los Angeles and at large!

$19