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5 must-see art events in LA this weekend

Written by
Shelley Holcomb

This week, the Los Angeles art scene delves into the internet’s depths, throws a craps party, and invites you to meet a living painted horse.

1. HOW TO WATERThis multimedia group exhibition dives deeply into the Internet’s abyss, drawing parallels between its fluidity and the transience of water itself. Similar to water, the Internet is an immersive environment and the works in this show employ user interfaces, internet-sourced imagery, installations and interactive new media to submerge the viewer in an encompassing stream of virtual matter. (Eastside International, 602 Moulton Ave, Sunday, 7-10pm)

2. The Pit’s One-Year Anniversary: The Pit is throwing a party for the opening reception of their latest group exhibition When the Sun Hits and their one-year anniversary. In honor of their first year of programming, the night will feature music, drinks, a craps table made by JPW3 and an onsite food-based project by artist Emily Marchand. This is also a celebration for local LA art magazine CARLA’s launch of their second issue. (The Pit, 918 Ruberta Ave, Glendale, Saturday, 6-10pm)

3. A Benefit Auction for Human Resources: Human Resources​ is a small volunteer-run art space that has been an LA gem since they opened their doors in 2009. It’s the paragon of experimental galleries and provides a platform for the presentation and preservation of underexposed forms of expression, especially in conceptual and performance art. The auction will be held online via Paddle8 and the works will be viewable in person for one night only at Francois Ghebaly Gallery. View the works and bid here. (HRLA, 2245 E. Washington Blvd, Friday, 7:30pm) 

4. Joe Sola's A Painted HorseFor his recent show, Joe Sola has collaborated with interior designer Adam Straus to transform a gallery space into a simulation of the dining room of a prodigious art collector. He’s also painted a live miniature horse named Riba. Within this grandiose display of other contemporary artists’ works, Riba has a distinctive presence. The exhibition ends Saturday. For appointments email Sigfrids, 1507 Wilcox Ave, Saturday, 11am-3pm)

5. This Sentence: Pascual Sisto “Bells and Whistles”A summer-long program of screenings and performances culminates this Saturday with a choreographed piece by Adam Linder and a video installation by Pascual Sisto. Sisto’s "Bells and Whistles" draws its attention to the sidelines of scenography and uses synchronized light, video and sound to bring background effects to the main stage. (China Art Objects, 6086 Corney Ave, Saturday, 5-8pm)

Joe Sola: 'A Painted Horse'

Image by Gina Clyne Photography


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