The Mandrake in Culver City Arts District

Food & Beverage

Best Bars and Bites During and After the Openings

BEST BARS NEAR ART VENUES1.  The MandrakeThis laid-back artist-run bar is smack dab in the middle of gallery row in Culver City.2. Molly Malone’sIf you’re…
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Things to Talk About at Openings:

Things to Talk About at Openings:

To Make You Seem More Interesting

 1. What gallery you’ve recently been picked up by, even if it’s still “in the works”2. Mike Kelley3. Wherever you have recently vacationed. Bonus points…
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The art chapel at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles during the exhibition "Simon Toparovsky: Vessels and Channels," Nov. 9, 2014–Feb. 15, 2015. Photographer: deMonica Orozco.

Unconventional Art Spaces

Not your Run-of-the-Mill Gallery

1. KingswellThis skate shop in Los Feliz has had some surprisingly good art shows—most recently by the LA-based illustrator, Bonethrower. 2. The StandardThis downtown hotel…
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The art chapel at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles during the exhibition "Simon Toparovsky: Vessels and Channels," Nov. 9, 2014–Feb. 15, 2015. Photographer: deMonica Orozco.

TOP TEN LISTS By Leanna Robinson

Unconventional Spaces; Best Bars; Best Bites; 10 Conversation Startes

Top Ten Unconventional Art Spaces1.    KingswellThis skate shop in Los Feliz has had some surprisingly good art shows—most recently by the LA-based illustrator, Bonethrower. 2.  …
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Federico Solmi, The Ballroom, 2016, ©Federico Solmi, courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles.

Federico Solmi

Luis De Jesus Gallery

Federico Solmi’s “The Brotherhood” offers a dystopian nightmare-scape where the cult of celebrity overwhelms one’s every sense. The pseudo-cliché of the beautiful versus the profane…
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Joseph Heidecker Soldier, 2016, ©Joseph Heidecker.

Joseph Heidecker

Craig Krull Gallery / Santa Monica

Joseph Heidecker’s collection of embroidered photographs at Craig Krull Gallery is a celebration of textile fauvism. The altered vintage photographs elicit a dissonant response, with…
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Kim Abeles, Self–portrait (Pope Joan) (2015), photo by Ken Marchionno

Kim Abeles

PØST / Los Angeles

Kim Abeles’ aptly named “Portraits and Autobiographies,” which explores the boundaries between photographer and subject with intimate self-portraits and sculptures, features silver print photographs produced…
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Aaron Curry, STARFUKER, 2015, photography by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Aaron Curry

David Kordansky Gallery / Los Angeles

Aaron Curry’s “STARFUKER” at David Kordansky Gallery seemingly comprises fragmented collisions of space debris tearing through a parallel universe. The two-part exhibition contains a series…
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