Look: East of Eden – Silver Lake Gallery Alliance is holding what will be it’s first annual multi-gallery exhibit this weekend at Barnsdall Parks’ LA Municipal Art Gallery in Los Feliz.
Exhibition organizer Zara Zeitountsian, owner of Black Maria Gallery in Atwater Village, tipped me off to her plans last spring.
“I predict it’s going to be a major event that will have historical implications for the future of Los Angeles art and how the East Side is perceived. I think people will be surprised by the scope of the work.”
Participating galleries are La Luz de Jesus, Black Maria, LAMG, Farmlab, drkrm, Ghetto Gloss, Gallery Revisited, Thinkspace, Junc, Materials & Applications, Acuna Hansen, Bert Green Fine Art, De Soto, David Patton and Tropico De Nopal.
The three day exhibition will be free to the public and include an opening night reception on Friday evening and a Saturday night gala with a portion of the art sales being donated to The MOCA Contemporaries, a volunteer fundraising support council of MOCA.
Guest project spaces will also be on display, including Guey Smart: Emerging Latino Artists Exhibition and the interactive Fresh Pressed T-shirt printing workshop.
Sept. 19-21, free; Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
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Grow: Lithops from Trader Joe’s. Maybe you’ve seen these little buggers labeled as “Living Stones” at TJ’s. Some may find them a bit creepy, especially the ones that look like brains. A type of succulent, lithops need minimal water, a lot of sun and they bloom during late summer and early autumn. $5.
Avoid: The revived “preppy look” for men. Worse than the frat boy look, it was suitably horrifying the first time around in the ’80s, making those sporting it look like young Republicans. One can hope that LA men are impervious to actually buying it, even though it’s inescapable in stores now. Jeans, T-shirts and flip-flops never looked so good.