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  • Ends December 23rd 2016

  • In the lead-up to a retrospective at Tate Modern this winter, the artist’s seventh exhibition at this gallery takes a broad look at a diverse practice that alights on figurative portraiture, abstraction, digital vs analog technology, and documentary photography. Clinical vitrines of photos, heavy-hitting large framed pics, and small prints posted on the hiding-in-plain-sight backroom doors draw the white cube into cahoots with a more intimate bedroom-style display.

    Wolfgang Tillmans

    Nov 5 - Dec 23, 2016

    Regen Projects

    6750 Santa Monica Blvd  / +13102765424 / regenprojects.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends December 31st 2016

  • The late Austrian artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles is a survey of works spanning half a century, examining her seesaw between painterly abstraction and the arguably more loaded abstractions of the body as both material fact and malleable emotional organ. Get ready to crumble.

    Maria Lassnig A Painting Survey, 1950 – 2007

    Sep 16 - Dec 31, 2016
  • Ends January 2nd 2017

  • Founded in 1966, Gemini G.E.L. is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary as one of the country’s foremost printmaking shops with an exhibition of works on its home turf. In addition to fifteen series of prints, including editions by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Vija Celmins, Frank Stella, Michael Heizer, Richard Serra, Ellsworth Kelly, Josef Albers, John Baldessari, and Julie Mehretu, expect lithography, etchings, and screen prints to all put in an appearance.

    The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.

    Sep 11, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

    5905 Wilshire Boulevard  / +13238576000 / lacma.org
    Mon - Tue 11am to 5pm, Thu 11am to 5pm, Fri 11am to 8pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 7pm

  • Ends January 7th 2017

  • While their name today sounds more like a support group for a certain US Presidential candidate, the Rat Bastard Protective Association was actually an artist collective created in 1957 and led by self-elected president Bruce Conner. Among his colleagues and cohorts were Bay Area glitterati Jay DeFeo, Wallace Berman, Joan Brown, Wally Hedrick, George Herms, and Carlos Villa, all of whom worked together in a building dubbed “Painterland” in San Francisco. Curated by Anastasia Aukeman, the show brings together nearly fifty works for a rare retrospective.

    Wallace Berman, Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick &more Rat Bastard Protective Association

    Oct 1, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    the Landing

    5118 W Jefferson Blvd  / 323 272 3194 / thelandinggallery.com
    Wed - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Jay DeFeo is best known for her startling masterwork The Rose, 1958–66, which she modestly described as “a marriage between painting and sculpture” (the bonds of matrimony have nothing on that glorious monument). DeFeo’s first exhibition at this gallery, and her first in this city in almost two decades, focuses on her “Samurai” series of paintings on paper. Inspired by a trip the artist took to Japan in 1985 and by the exhibition “Spectacular Helmets of Japan, Sixteenth–Nineteenth Century,” which she saw the same year at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, many of the works are based on images from the show’s catalogue and feature bold gray, white, and beige strokes rendered in oil and acrylic paint along with oil pastel and collage. Walter Hopps considered DeFeo on equal footing with Rauschenberg, Johns, and Stella. Take a look and see if you don’t agree.

    Jay DeFeo

    Nov 5, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    Marc Selwyn Fine Art

    9953 South Santa Monica Boulevard  / +13102779953 / marcselwynfineart.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends May 1st 2017

  • Before his untimely death last year, artist and Underground Museum cofounder Noah Davis conceived a series of exhibitions of works from MoCA’s collection, but installed here, west of the trending downtown area and away from the city’s usual gallery districts. This show, titled “Non-Fiction,” is the second such collaboration between the two institutions, redistributing works by Kara Walker, Henry Taylor, Theaster Gates, Robert Gober, David Hammons, and Deana Lawson, among others, back into the city to address the systemic violence perpetrated on black people.

    Non-Fiction

    May 1, 2016 - May 1, 2017

    The Underground Museum

    3508 W. Washington Blvd  / +13239899925 / theunderground-museum.org
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 7pm