This Week's Must See Art Events in LA

Sep 17 - Sep 21 

Hanky Code at LAST Projects Before internet dating apps, the handkerchief code was largely used by gay men in the 70’s to distinguish sexual preferences and fetishes in gay clubs. SF’s queer experimental film collective, Periwinkle Cinema, brings Queer and Trans filmmakers together to dissect the code in this epic anthology feature comprised of 25 short films. Filmmaker and producer, Gentry McShane, in attendance. (Hollywood, Thursday 8-11pm)
Tamara K.E. Screwed Up Screens at Four Six One Nine presented by Johannes Vogt Gallery  These works center their focus on the depiction of bunnies in cartoon form; brightly colored and bordering on abstraction. The graphic nature of K.E.'s line-work reifies its origins as drawings on the screens of androids, tablets and computers.
(Mid City, Thursday 6-8pm)
Derek Paul Boyle Roleplay at SMART OBJECTS  The objects that surround us determine us, consciously and subconsciously… they become both reflections and predictions of experience. Roleplay is an acting out of these ideas; the presentation of these objects in their prime.
(Echo Park, Friday 7-10pm)
Robert Blumenthal X at Patrick Gomez 4 Sheriff Robert Blumenthal, the esteemed New York art dealer and collector, will present a series of new paintings for his first ever solo exhibition of his own artwork.  Entitled “X” , this exhibition will showcase new oil and spray-paint paintings of his ex-girlfriends along side paintings of tropical weather storm patterns.
(Boyle Heights, Friday 7-11pm)
CONDI at Women's Center for Creative Work 
A one woman play written and directed by LaShea Delaney: Tonight, join Condoleezza for an intimate moment. She will sip a few glasses of wine, let down her guard, and let you in on a life spent listening in the dark and stepping into the light. $20 WCCW Members / $25 Regular 

(Frogtown, Fri, Sat, & Sun 8pm)
Cerebral Vortex at MAMA Gallery A journey of internal expansion. Yet, it is one with finite edges - a contained environment that is limitless for but a small moment in time. Rest assured, in an instant another itch will certainly need a scratch, and a cryptic change of momentum will return our thoughts, attention, and perceptions into a calm-before-another-storm.
(Arts District, Saturday 7-9pm)
Matthew Brandt Pictures from Wai'anae at M+B  The show marks the debut of a new series on the Hawaiian landscape that furthers Brandt's formal and material consideration of the natural world.
(West Hollywood, Saturday 6-8pm)
Bradford Kessler ANXIETY SOCIAL CLUB at ASHES/ASHES  Abstract, anti-romantic notions of revolution and chaos in both society and nature pulsate across the exhibition’s dark ecological synapses. Through a toxic yet innocent transformation of the gallery space, Kessler aims to enable the viewers to apprehend their inner child. (McArthur Park, Saturday 7-9pm)
SLUM PUDDING at Ms. Barbers "Their materials are shopped for, found, repurposed and reanimated by cooking, baking, mixing, crafting, sewing, gluing, melting, arranging." Featuring works by Anna Rosen, Irina Arnaut, Katie Aliprando, Kenneth Tam, Patrick Price, Phil Davis and Sean Cassidy. 
(Mid City, Saturday 6-10pm)
Dan McCarthy at Venus Over Los Angeles 
A series of large-scale Facepots that represent an exciting departure from the artist's ceramic production of the past few years, as well as debut custom-shaped paintings paired with Haiku-inspired word bubbles that illustrate the artist’s California upbringing.
(Downtown, Saturday 5-8pm)
Brandenburg Gate: The American Hits at PAM Mireya Lucio performs an episodic​ timeline of US presidential visits and foreign celebrity presence in Berlin, ​along with renditions of​ number-one Billboard Chart​ hits of the day. Fact and reenactment are juxtaposed with pop metaphor and speculation in an act of historical tourism that is part lecture, part political assembly, and part rock concert. RSVP here
(Highland Park, Sat & Sun 8pm)
Alex Hubbard Basic Perversions at Maccarone Comprising over a dozen works in pigmented urethane, resin, and fiberglass, this exhibition inaugurates the gallery’s new 50,000- square-foot West Coast complex at 300 South Mission Road in the Downtown L.A. Arts District.
(Boyle Heights, Saturday 4-6pm)
Kilduff's Bathroom Supply at Daniel Rolnik Gallery You may remember John Kilduff from his Cable access television show, 'Let's Paint TV' where he would run on a treadmill, make milkshakes, and paint paintings all at the same time. He's back this saturday with an exhibition of new work made specifically for your bathroom.
(Santa Monica, Saturday 6-11pm)
Prism Pipe DREAM CHAMBER at pehrspace 
A monthly visual music event presented by  The Current Sea featuring DREAM CHAMBER, a new multi-projection environment by video artist Miko Revereza with a live score by Orra. Attendees are HIGHLY encouraged to bring yoga mats so that they may experience the piece in relaxation. Tickets are $5 (Echo Park, Monday 8:30-10pm)
WOAH Last-Look:
Jane Chang Mi The Taste Of Purity
The topography of non-places, land politics, postcolonial ecologies, spatial memory, and the origin of experience permeate the visceral site-specific video installations and photographs on view in Jane Chang Mi’s solo show. Informed by her training as an ocean engineer, Mi appoints us as a traveller through intervals of flickering images born from her research in the archipelagos of French Polynesia. 
Closing reception 6-8pm Saturday, Sept 19 at Adjunct Positions (Highland Park). 
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