to Oct 18


Los Angeles Art Association is pleased to announce the opening of Coy at Gallery 825 on September 14, 2019 from 6-9pm (runs through October 18, 2019). Coy is an investigation of simplicity and modest presentation in contemporary art practice juried by Phyllis Hoffberg. Coy features artists BlackManWhiteBaby, Nika Armine, Larry Brownstein, Kerry Campbell, Ellen Cantor, Suzanne Edmonson, Megan Frances, Maureen Haldeman, Shelley Heffler, Veda B Kaya, Campbell Laird, Rich Lanet, Laura Larson, Dean Larson, Elizabeth Noble, Susan Ossoman, Osceola Refetoff, Karl Rogers, Seda Saar, Jacob Shavit, J. Sloman, Emily Snyder, Phil Tarley, Scott Trimble and Miss Art World.

In addition to the group show Coy, LAAA will also present 3 solo exhibitions by Carlos Grasso, Karen Hochman Brown and Jay Wysard.

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4 Solo Shows 2019
to Dec 6

4 Solo Shows 2019


Los Angeles Art Association proudly presents 4 solo exhibitions by artists Susan Arena, Theodosia Marchant, Tom Pazderka and Tanya Ragir, on Saturday October 26, 2019 at Gallery 825.

The show runs through December 6, 2019.

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VS 2019
to Sep 6

VS 2019

Los Angeles Art Association is pleased to announce the opening of VS. at Gallery 825 on August 17, 2019 from 6-9pm (runs through September 6, 2019). VS. is a special all-media group exhibition that offers emerging artists an opportunity to create original collaborative works of art with another randomly selected artist.

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Multiple Feeds
to May 3

Multiple Feeds


Multiple Feeds

Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present Multiple Feeds, an online and gallery video presentation with a unique design that allows the viewing audience to create and post their own video content in response to the videos by emerging artists. The artists' videos will be played alongside the videos created in response at Gallery 825, creating a dialog between the artists and the audience. Multiple Feeds and solo exhibitions by Kat Flyn, Maidy Morhous and Tom Wheeler open on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Gallery 825.

Multiple Feeds is made possible in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
If you have any questions please call the gallery: 310.652.8272 or e-mail:
Above images: Kat Flyn, Maidy Morhous and Tom Wheeler.


Kat Flyn's solo show Ripped From the Headlines, is as the title suggests, a focus on contemporary themes - Prison Reform, Black Lives Matter, Immigration, #Me Too, Choice, Human Trafficking, and Transgender issues. In doing so, Flyn has willfully employed cartoonish stereotypes in her sculptures, which may seem counter intuitive given the seriousness of the subject matter. However, Flyn has found that viewers' initial response to the work is more favorable when she intentionally approaches her topics this way. Flyn' goal is to get the viewer to pause long enough to see past the art into the narrative advanced by the work.


Maidy Morhous' new body of work Ordinary Stuff! is an exhibition of bronze sculptures that  celebrate common day objects, ultimately seeking to elevate popular culture to the level of fine art. Her premise is that there is no hierarchy of culture and that art may borrow from any source. The sculptures cannot be taken in with one glance. They expose the viewer to and pull them in to react and question what they are viewing; be it to question life and one's existence, the world's plight, or just bring a smile.


Tom Wheeler's methodology is often described as "painted-light" photography, which has been his ongoing obsession since 1989. His exhibition Into the Night:  Light-Painting in Western Landscapes are a series of nighttime long-exposures utilizing experimentation with hand-held light-emitting tools such as acrylic rods and Lucite sheets, home-made plastic cubes, and anything else that lights up. Wheeler does not produce anything post-production, or via Photoshop. Everything is hand-created wholly on location at the time of exposure. Wheeler is fortunate to be able to utilize the largest studios in the world, using grand, expansive backdrops of the vast, starry western wilderness, with ready-made sources of beautiful ambient and lunar lighting. Wheeler does not consider himself a landscape photographer, rather his work revels in intrusion, often drastically altering the intended aesthetics of natural creation.

When:  Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6, 2019  6 - 9 pm 
             (show runs through May 3)
Where:  Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, 
             Los Angeles, CA 90069
Free and open to the public.

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Full Bodied
to Mar 29

Full Bodied

Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present its next group exhibition, Full Bodied, an all-media exploration of figurative artwork. In addition to FullBodied, LAAA will present solo exhibitions by Margaret Raab, Melissa Reischman and Peter Walker. The Opening reception is Saturday, March 2 (all shows run through March 29, 2019).

Full Bodied is juried by Erica Wall  - Erica Broussard Art and features artists Michele Benziman Miki, Tina Frugoli, Antoine Guilbaud, Chad Horn, Erin Kono, Linda Kosoff, Nancy Lawrence, Mercedes McDonald, Micheal Ochinero, Tom Pazderka, Marleene Rubenstein, Lyle Rushing, Same Source, Stephen Spiller, Joshua Tann,  Tracy Vera, Mary Warner and Darlyn Susan Yee.

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Margaret Raab's new body of work Meandering Passages is comprised of pen and ink drawings inspired from nature. The close up view of the subject matter and the medium provide her with the perfect combination to draw representational organic forms and the freedom to explore abstract linear details within the images. The intimate view brings attention to often-unobserved details that contribute to our overall experience. Although the drawing is developed from a natural image, forms emerge from within the object. Developing these forms, lines and textures allows Raab to create a cohesive, visually unified work rich in detail. The result is an abstracted image with multiple interconnected forms, intricately detailed and loosely related to the inspirational object. The compositions invite the viewer to become visually engaged in the drawing. Raab's goal is to invite the viewer to enjoy the unique composition and explore the passages and details that contribute to the work.

Using only charcoal and paper, Melissa Reischman solo exhibit Portals,Vessels and the Metaphysical Landscape engages methods of application and reduction to create drawings that allude to natural elements, landscapes and still lifes. Light and dark serve as metaphor for transitional states, from belonging to estrangement, grief to joy and attachment to disconnect. By exploring light's forceful movement, the artist connects both the internal and external, inviting viewers to contemplate parallel possibilities beyond the physical realm.

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Peter Walker's new series of drawings Modern Mythology: powers that be explores how myth helps explain the unexplainable and define the undefinable -- ultimately establishing communal belonging through shared experience, behavioral expectations and moral lessons. With that in mind, Walker posits a few questions for the viewer: What happens when the ties that bind are strained to breaking? What happens when the mythology of history, ideas or shared moral objectivity is no longer shared? The connections that formerly bound communities and countries together are shifting and being redefined, often not by coherent ideology or policy but by capricious whims of power, opportunism, narcissism, discontent or alienation. Alliances are realigning. Responding to current cultural and political circumstances, Walker is interested in creating a new mythology. Unlike the myths of yesteryear his work is not meant to discover some larger Jungian truth which will help universally explain the current unexplainable or establish a national identity. This is an exercise of personal catharsis trying to make sense of the nonsensical. This is a singular polytheistic pantheon where the individualistic ethos reigns.

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6:00 PM18:00

Edge of History

Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present Edge of History, a special cultural exchange with Italian and Los Angeles artists. 

The project launches in Los Angeles at LAAA's Gallery825 on February 9, 2019 and later moves to Napoli, Italy in May.  Juried by: Cynthia Penna (ART1307). 

In a period in history characterized by great upheavals, from climatic changes to great migrations, Edge of Historychallenges artists to stop and reflect on our existence and on the future of the world. With this exhibition we invite artists and the public to think about these matters, about their own origins, their traditions and about what will happen to these old traditions and our cultural heritage in the future. In short: what does the future have in store for us? Artists were chosen from different regions and cultures and asked them to enucleate an element that belongs to their tradition and culture, and to project it from the past to the present, and then into the future, asking them to reflect on how it has changed from the past until today, and how it may be expected to change in the future. The participating artists have been asked to make an effort to imagine, to invent, to anticipate the future, because art has a power of foresight that is different from that of science. Edge of Historyfeatures artists Mary Cinque, Linda Kunik, Geppy Pisanelli, Antonella Masetti, Maidy Morhous, Viviana Rasulo, Catherine Ruane, Richard Slechta and Stephanie Sydney.

Date: Opening Reception Saturday, February 9, 2019 6 to 9p  (runs through February 22, 2019) 

Admission: Free

Where: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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6:00 PM18:00

Second Skin

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Los Angeles Art Association proudly presents Second Skin: a powerful one-night only performance art event with Kayla Cloonan, Rob Grad, Ibuki Kuramochi, MissArtWorld and Elizabeth Tobias with Jennifer Korsen.

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019, 6 to 9p 
Admission: Free
Where: Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069


In DE-CompartmentalizationKayla Cloonan will create a visual 'mind-mapping' across the walls of the gallery space, exploring memory through an accumulation of journals pages, sketchbooks, photographs, personal objects and bits of finished and unfinished paintings. Synchronously, the artist will be shedding off layers of clothing symbolizing personal roles in life and representations of the self. Ending with only undergarments, the artist will continue the ideas of mapping using her body as a canvas.

Rob Grad will perform a live musical set called Allez which chronicles his struggle with knowing that a chapter of his life needed to close, and not being able to find the door to the next one. This performance will consist of 25 minutes of music played live with a guitar and vocals accompanied by pre-recorded tracks. Part video installation, part acoustic rock, part etheric atmospheric tones created with a reverb unit, the 5 song set will chronicle an internal journey beginning with the beautiful rush of a new idea, followed by disillusionment as "reality" sets in, ultimately culminating in resolve to continue. Rob Grad will perform at 7:00pm and 8:00pm.

Ibuki Kuramochi's performance SPIRITUS PELLIS fuses the beauty and craft oflive painting with the soul and rhythm of contemporary Japanese Butoh dance. The term "choreography" is problematic for Butoh. Choreography in the West implies a set sequence of movements. Butoh is very different - timing and movements are improvised. To further complement the cultural authenticity of the performance, Ibuki intentionally uses Japanese sumi ink with white paper or fabric for its contrast of black and white colors to signify death and life. Ibuki will perform at 6:00pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm.


 ambitiously explores her experiences with addiction in her performance Icarus Complex, critiquing the blinding ambition for beauty. Mythological Icarus lacked the consciousness of his limitations necessary to survive, falling to his death after flying too close to the sun, which melted his wax wings. "Icarus Complex", is an ugly reality in society, which exhibits elitism fueled by rating people based on their beauty accomplishments. This causes detachment from reality finding belief and depression in a carefully curated world where fakeness gets you farther then authenticity. This performance challenges the willingness to change your body, to achieve the perfect secondskin, knowing it may result in destruction.

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 and Jennifer Korsen present Survivor! It Happened to Me Too in advance of Tobias' performance at the LA Art Show on January 27. Survivor! Share Your 98 Second Story is an immersive, socially engaged performance project that was created in response to the unconscionable statistic that a sexual assault occurs every 98 seconds. Yet, sexual assault remains the most underreported crime in the US. Those victimized by violence often lack the support and resources needed to come forward. For artists who have been impacted by the trauma of sexualized assault, rarely, if ever, are there adequate opportunities to create work that addresses their stories within and beyond the larger art community. For Second Skin, Artist and Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapist, Elizabeth Tobias is collaborating with Artist Jennifer Korsen to present a participatory art experience entitled, "Survivor! It Happened to Me Too." which has become a ubiquitous phrase for sharing an assault or rape story with a trusted friend or loved one. Together, Tobias and Korsen share the collective vision of ending sexual violence. They invite you to make your mark on this effort by sharing your experiences and becoming part of the collective voice of change.

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to Jan 27

Los Angeles Art Show


Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present PING PONG, a multi-destination, cross-cultural collaboration featuring artists from Los Angeles, Miami and Basel during the 2019 LA Art Show.  

PING PONG is an independent exhibition project for contemporary art founded in 2007 to cultivate artistic exchange between Basel, Miami and Los Angeles. This allows collaboration between the Artists, as well as the realization of site specific works in the actual location. The project documents, explores and stimulates the artistic endeavors of the cities. PING PONG will showcase artistsPam Douglas, Jerry Haenggli, Cathy Immordino, Sue Irion, Dan Künzler and Sungjae Lee. This iteration of PING PONG will launch at the LA Art Show and travel to Basel during Art Basel in June and later to Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2019.


Los Angeles Convention Center 
1201 South Figueroa Street, West Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6pm onwards

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7pm - 11pm 
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 11am - 7pm
Friday, January 25, 2019, 11am - 7pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 11am - 5pm 


In addition to Ping Pong, LAAA will present a powerful and timely performance by artist Elizabeth Tobias: Survivor! Share Your 98 Second Story on Sunday January 27 at 2pm outside the West Hall entrance to the LA Art Show. This performance will last approximately 1 hour.

Artists who have been victimized by violence often lack the support and resources needed to come forward. For artists who have been affected by the trauma of sexual assault, rarely, if ever, are there adequate opportunities to create work that addresses their stories within and beyond the larger art community.

Los Angeles artist and expressive arts therapist, Elizabeth Tobias, will amplify her fusion of social practice, performance and sound to debut Survivor! Share your 98 Second Story at 2019 The Los Angeles Art Show. This immersive project addresses the sexual assault epidemic, one of the most pervasive, yet most under reported crimes. Survivor! addresses the staggering statistic that every 98 seconds, there is a sexual assault in America.

Weaving together spoken word and improvised sound, Elizabeth Tobias will perform with an ensemble of artist survivors to collectively promote needed awareness and advocacy for sexual assault survivors in the art community and throughout the public sphere.

For additional information or tickets please visit
Art Gorgeous
La Jolla Light


Top Images Cathy Immordino, Elizabeth Tobias and Pam Douglas

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to Jan 11

2018 Open Show

2018 Open Show

Sat, Dec 15, 6:00pm - Fri, Jan 11, 2019, 5:00pm

Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present the 2018 Open Show, LAAA's signature survey exhibition featuring the very best in emerging art, juried by Cynthia Corbett, Cynthia Corbett Gallery Gallery.

The 2018 Open Show debuts at Gallery 825 on Saturday December 15, 2018 from 6- 9pm.  The show runs through January 11, 2019.

Featured artists: Julia Alexander-Bates, Nika Armine, Joseph Ascioti, Maurizio Battifora, Michele Benzamin-Miki, Danielle Bewer, Ellen Cantor, Cung-Ping Cheng, Connie Conway, Paula, Craioveanu, Michelle Lynn Dyrness, Gregory Falatek, Kat Flyn, Margaret W. Gallegos, Tony Gangitano, Carlos Grasso, Brooke Harker, Meghan Hedley, Shelley Heffler, Gina Herrera, Peter Hiers, Julienne Johnson, Caroline PM Jones, Joes Joseph, Carol Kleinman, Shannon Lee, Margaret Lewis, Mercedes McDonald, Janet Milhomme, Stu Needman, Jora Nelstein, Susan Price, Luke Reichle, Gary Rosenblum, Larisa Safaryan, Heather Scholl, Chris Shelby, Carl Shubs, Stephen Spiller, Linda Stelling, Deborah Van Der Zaag, Philip Vaughan, R. William Von Sydow, Jodi Weitzman, Susie Welsh, Thomas Wheeler, Bryn Williams, Larry Wolf, Rolf Young, Mara Zaslove and Jim Zver

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