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2019 List Of Events


2018 Open Show – Through January 11
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 6-9pm

January 26 – 1 night only
Group Show: Second Skin
: Saturday, January 26, 6-9p

February 9 – February 22
Edge of History
: Saturday, February 9, 6-9p

March 2 – March 29
Group Show: Full Bodied
Solo Shows:
Peter Walker, Melissa Reischman, Margaret Raab
: Saturday, March 2, 6-9p

April 6 – May 3
Group Show: Multiple Feeds
Solo Shows:
Kat Flyn, Maidy Morhous, Tom Wheeler 
Reception: Saturday, April 6, 6-9p

May 11 – June 14
4 Solo Shows:
Sol Hill, Megan Quinn, Lorraine Triolo, K. Ryan Henisey
Reception: Saturday, May 11, 6-9p

June 22 – June 28
An all media exhibition during West Hollywood's Pride Month festivities at Gallery 825 
: Saturday, June 22, 6-9p

July 3 – July 26
Gallery Group Show:
Reception: Saturday, July 13, 6-9p

August 3
LAAA 2019 Benefit Auction 
: Saturday, August 3, 6-9p

August 17 – Sept 6 
Gallery Group Show: TBD
: Saturday, August 17, 6-9p

September 14 – October 18
Group Show:
Solo Shows: Carlos Grasso, Jay Wysard, Karen Hochman Brown
Reception: Saturday, September 14, 6-9p

October 26 – December 6
Solo Shows:
Tanya Ragir, Theodosia Marchant, Susan Arena, Tom Pazderka
: Saturday, October 26, 6-9p

December 14 – January 10, 2020
2019 Open Show:
LAAA Signature survey exhibition open to all artists
: Saturday, December 14, 6-9p

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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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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.

Elizabeth Tobias
 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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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 http://www.laartshow.com/
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Top Images Cathy Immordino, Elizabeth Tobias and Pam Douglas

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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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