Museums This Week: French Ceramics, Abstract Assaults, Boxing, & More

Shore Line Duel (2004) Gold leaf, white gold leaf, acrylic, spray paint and Mean Streak on wood panels, 60 x 95 1/8 inches (6 panels), Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, Image courtesy of L.A. Louver, Venice, CA, copyright Gajin Fujita | image via Pacific Asia Museum

Museums This Week is a weekly guide showing you what's going with exhibitions around Southern California. For recent openings, browse them here.

A popular ceramic in 17th and 18th century France, faience and soft-paste porcelain give insight into past French culture through the lens of the domestic. Daily Pleasures: French Ceramics from the MaryLou Boone Collection displays 130 pieces.
October 6, 2012-March 31, 2013

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In the 20th century Post-war era, abstract artists began affixing objects and materials to their two dimensional works. Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962 explores this "literal assault on the picture plane," and the social and political factors leading to the artistic practice.
October 6, 2012 - January 14, 2013

Through his research on boxing, Camilo Ontiveros explores the intersection of Mexican and Filipino cultures in his latest exhibition In the Ring.
October 11, 2012 - February 17, 2013

Additional Recent Openings

The Getty Research Institute

Farewell to Surrealism: The Dyn Circle in Mexico
"In 1939, three artists, Wolfgang Paalen, Alice Rahon, and Eva Sulzer, left Paris to explore the indigenous ruins of the Pacific Northwest and pre-Columbian Mexico. They settled in Mexico City, becoming part of an international group of surrealist artists and writers exiled there during the 1940s."
October 2, 2012 - January 17, 2013

Walter De Maria: The 2000 Sculpture
October 1, 2012-April 1, 2013

Imagining the Modern Self: Photographs from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection
September 29, 2012-January 21, 2013

ex·pose: Peter Bo Rappmund | image via The Laguna Art Museum


The Getty Center
Drawn from the permanent collection, In Focus: Picturing Landscape, wrestles with how to capture nature, in all its vastness, through a camera lens.
Ends October 7, 2012

Laguna Art Museum
ex·pose: Peter Bo Rappmund is the visual artist's first solo museum exhibition and the Laguna Art Museum's contemporary art program kick-off. "Bo Rappmund's working process is a lengthy one, recording natural and rhythmic changes in the landscape, often covering much geographical ground. He creates sporadic rhythms and time-lapse sequences, producing a visually uncanny sensation from even the most banal landscapes."
Ends October 7, 2012

A California native, Clarence Hinkle was an early 19th century painter with a modernist eye. This retrospective is a celebration of his work.
Ends October 7, 2012

In a related exhibit, Modern Spirit and the Group of Eight examines the art and culture of 1920s Los Angeles through the works of Mabel Alvarez, Clarence Hinkle, Henri De Kruif, John Hubbard Rich, Donna Schuster, E. Roscoe Shrader, Edouard Vysekal, and Luvena Buchanan Vysekal.
Ends October 7, 2012

MOCA Pacific Design Center
Amanda Ross-Ho: Teeny Tiny Woman exhibits 17 wall panels. She is interested in "translation, scale, and the authored collapse of authentic gesture and performance."
Ends October 7, 2012

Pacific Asia Museum
Gajin Fujita: Ukiyo-e in Contemporary Painting explores the artist's fusion of traditional ukiyo-e art (the main genre of Japanese woodblock prints) with American street art and Pop art. Fujita is a native of Los Angeles. Read more about the artist from KCET's ARTBOUND.
Ends October 7, 2012


Weekly Fun: Events to Guide Your Free Time


Guide: Downtown Art Walk, October 11, 2012