Calendar

Jan
20
Sat
Andrew Frieder: Prints @ The Good Luck Gallery
Jan 20 – Mar 11 all-day

Hour: Wednesday – Sunday Noon – 6PM and by appointment
Reception: January 20, 7-10pm

The Good Luck Gallery is pleased to present Andrew Frieder: Prints, opening January 20. The quintessential visionary artist, Andrew Frieder (1959-2014) was an obsessive maker, inventor, and writer in the tradition of such polymath self-taught artists as Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Henry Darger, and Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack).

Relentlessly creating and utilizing a diversity of found materials, Frieder’s home in Lancaster, California served as his living studio.  Rubbings covered the hallways, preliminary sketches papered the kitchen cabinets, and countless hand-forged tools, converted sewing machines, and modified furniture filled his brimming space; Frieder’s writing included personal accounts, critical essays, and several completed novels that he would eventually destroy.

Feb
24
Sat
Firecracker Festival and 20/40MI Bike Ride @ Central Plaza
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Firecracker is one of the largest and longest-running Chinese New Year charity run in the country. Saturday offers 2 Bike Ride Routes to choose from – 20 Mile Ride and 40 Mile Challenge Course with a 8am start time. 100% of net proceeds are reinvested in the local community.

The Firecracker Festival is free to the public and takes place in Chinatown’s Central Plaza. In conjunction with the Firecracker Festival, where all participants must visit to pick up their race packets.

Feb
25
Sun
Firecracker Festival and 5K/10K Run/Walk @ Central Plaza
Feb 25 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm

The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K Run/Walk is one of the largest and longest-running Lunar New Year charity run in the nation. 100% volunteer organized, 100% of net proceeds reinvested locally.

Since its inception, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Inc. (LACFRC) has contributed over $500,000 to local elementary schools and community non-profit organizations – providing service and programs to benefit the community.

Mar
4
Sun
Book Launch @ Ooga Booga Chinatown
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us this Sunday afternoon to celebrate the release of the first issue of our friend Jess Scott’s publication Quinto Quarto Quarterly!

Quinto Quarto Quarterly is a print-only limited run publication exploring art through interviews in the form of oral histories instead of the standard Q&A. The first issue features Genesis Breyer P-Orridge +William Basinski + TJ Hustler!

Light refreshments + songs selections by Roxanne Clifford + new Genesis Breyer P-Orridge poster from QQQ!

Mar
17
Sat
PRISMS @ Fellows of Contemporary Art
Mar 17 – Mar 23 all-day
Curator(s): Cassie Riger and Mak Kern
Hours: Monday – Friday 10am- 5 pm
Exhibit: 1/27/18 – 3/23/18
Performances: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 6 – 9 PM

6 pm 
exhibition walk-through with the curators
Cassie Riger and Mak Kern

7 pm 
Krysten Cunningham with Nancy Sandercock and Johanna Bennett
“Human Luminescence”

8:30 pm  
Rebecca Bruno with sound by Yann Novak
“A Configuration Reconstituting Herself”

Showing works by
Devin Kenny
Mak Kern
Cassie Riger
Hiromi Takizawa
Isabel Theselius

With performances by
Rebecca Bruno
Krysten Cunningham

And a catalog essay by
Jennifer Frias

When we think of light we think….

Pink Floyd cover art. White privilege. Crystals. Blue light eye blockers and amber light from dusk till dawn. Spiritual awakening. Mass media. Projectors. Phenomenology. Cinema. Space travel. Transparency. Remembrance. Reflection. Context. Desire. Mood. Magic.

PRISMS holds the proverbial Pink Floyd crystal up to the stream of light-based work flowing out of Southern California today. Like a prism, we aim to clarify, to show a spectrum, to make delightful rainbows dance across the walls.

FOCA Curators Lab Chairs: Noriko Fujinami & Tressa Miller

Mar
18
Sun
Polytope @ Automata
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm

Polytope by Los Angeles composer Daniel Corral is a multimedia microtonal performance for MIDI quartet. Performed entirely in darkness, four live musicians operate colorful glowing MIDI controllers. It’s a mesmerizing dance of silhouettes, captured on live feed video and projected large and bright as a moving, visual score.

Mar
22
Thu
BID Board of Director Meeting @ Far East Plaza
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Chinatown BID Board of Directors Meeting is held on the 4th Thursday of odd months.

AGENDA

  1. Public Comments
  2. Approval of Previous Minutes
  3. Chinatown Development/Projects Update
  4. New Business
  5. Chinatown Marketing/Events Update
  6. Chinatown Quality of Life Update
  7. Adjournment

Any questions, or to request to be added to the Board Agenda, please submit a request prior to the meeting to info@chinatownla.com for consideration.

*Validated Parking in Far East Plaza parking garage below building.

Mar
24
Sat
Zara Monet Feeney’s “Overture” @ Eastern Projects Gallery
Mar 24 – May 5 all-day

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 24th, 6pm-10pm

“Overture” is a collection of original works by Los Angeles artist Zara Monet Feeney. Her paintings start with an underlying composite pictogram, alternating between layers of transparent vs. opaque imagery and exploited vs. subdued color relationships. Aiming for the work to fluctuate with intensity in a non-formulaic way, she is fastidious with what is flat and what recedes. Once there is a newly articulated compositional hierarchy, she can extend the reverie into strange unexpected conceptual spaces. By utilizing stratagems of perception and displaying a dramatic dynamic between the subject and the space it occupies, she hopes to set up a curious and reflexive viewing experience.

Instead of disguising the artifice into the interworking of the painted illusion (like a window into another world), her work highlights the painting’s inherent flatness and exaggerates the mere idea of trickery itself. Now the viewer becomes aware that they are looking at something unreal and also becomes conscious of their own fact of seeing—a redoubled vision.

Apr
14
Sat
The 2018 International Co-Works @ Tieken Gallery LA
Apr 14 – May 19 all-day

Regular Gallery Hours: Thur – Sun, 1-6pm & by Appointment
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14th 6pm-10pm

 

Apr
19
Thu
THE NOW HEAR ENSEMBLE @ Automata
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm

THE NOW HEAR ENSEMBLE presents “Storytelling”, a program featuring works for string quartet that focus on the power of storytelling, including Ted Hearne’s The Answer to the Question that Wings Ask, Federico Llach’s El libro de los flasheos (The Book of Trippin’), Pamela Z’s and the movement of the Tongue, and the world premiere of a new work by Valentín Pelisch, 4 weak receptions from a dying TV (#1- Charles Mingus, Los Ángeles), written for the Now Hear Ensemble. Performers will include Maiani da Silva (violin), Emily Call (violin), Jonathan Morgan (viola), Jennifer Bewerse (cello), Adriane Hill (flute), and Federico Llach (narrator).