David Cavazos (Big Sleeps), "Por todo El Mundo" (2016), mixed media on canvas, 48 x 96 in. (via lalouver.com)

David Cavazos (Big Sleeps), “Por todo El Mundo” (2016), mixed media on canvas, 48 x 96 in. (via lalouver.com)

 Jan Albers Artist Talk

When: Tuesday, November 15, 7–8pm
Where: 1301PE (6150 Wilshire Boulevard, Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles)

Jan Albers, "rUby" (2016), metal, wood, spray paint, 63 x 55 x 23 cm. (via http://1301pe.com, Courtesy VAN HORN, Dusseldorf)

Jan Albers, “rUby” (2016), metal, wood, spray paint, 63 x 55 x 23 cm (via 1301pe.com, courtesy VAN HORN, Dusseldorf)

Inhabiting the space between painting and sculpture, the wall works of German artist Jan Albers offer a way out of dead-end formalism. Incorporating wood, polystyrene, concrete, and bronze, his spray-painted constructions reflect both slick, industrial processes, as well as violent ones with chainsaws. On the occasion of his second solo US show,  flOtatiOn, Albers will lead a walkthrough and discussion about his work. Open to the public, but space is limited, please RSVP.

 Roll Call

When: Opens Wednesday, November 16, 6–9pm
Where: LA Louver (45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, Los Angeles)

Curated by Gajin Fujita, Roll Call brings together 11 influential Los Angeles-based street artists, presenting a multi-generational survey of the city’s graffiti scene. Many of these artists, including Fujita, incorporate graffiti writing into their paintings, bridging the aesthetic worlds of the street and the gallery. Featured artists include Chaz Bojorquez, Big Sleeps, Defer, Patrick Martinez, Retna, Prime, and others.

Femmebit (via facebook)

Femmebit (via Facebook)

 Video Art by Women

When: Friday, November 18, 6pm–Sunday, November 20, 11pm
Where: Human Resources (410 Cottage Home, Chinatown, Los Angeles)

Femmebit is a weekend-long series of screenings, talks, workshops, and performances exploring video art created by women in Los Angeles. Featuring the work of nearly 40 artists, the event kicks off with a VR exhibition and demo presented by Casey Kauffmann (UncannySFValley), and continues for three days with contributions from Ann Hirsch, JJ Stratford, Julieta Gil, Julie Weitz, Kate Parsons, Rachel Mason, Sarah Manuwal, and many others.

Simone Forti, "Angel" (detail view) (1976) (via theboxla.com)

Simone Forti, “Angel” (detail view) (1976) (via theboxla.com)

 Tea for Three

When: Friday, November 18, 7:30pm & Saturday, November 19, 7:30pm
Where: The Box (805 Traction Avenue, Downtown, Los Angeles)

In the world of avant-garde choreography and dance, it would be hard to find three living artists more influential than Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer, and Steven Paxton. For decades, each one has pushed the boundaries of movement-based art in their own uncompromising practices. This weekend, The Box offers an opportunity to see all three legends with two collaborative performances titled Tea for Three. Space is very limited, so an RSVP with preferred date is required.  

Nancy Popp: Mason Line Hammocks (via facebook)

Nancy Popp: Mason Line Hammocks (via Facebook)

 Hammocks for Public Spaces

When: Saturday, November 19, 1–4pm
Where: John Muir High School (1905 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, California)

For the past few weeks, artist Nancy Popp has been hosting knitting workshops at Side Street Projects, where the community can help create mason line hammocks that will be hung in public areas. This Saturday is the first of several community events utilizing these hammocks as sites for discussion and engagement. Located on the lawn of John Muir High School, the event will feature a poetry reading and conversation about “networks, support, and restoration/rejuvenation.”

Tonalism (via welcometolace.org)

Tonalism (via welcometolace.org)

 All-Night Performance

When: Saturday, November 19, 6pm–Sunday, November 20, 6am
Where: LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) (6522 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles)

Inspired by the works of ambient and experimental artists including LaMonte Young’s Dream House, LACE is hosting Tonalism, an all-night audio-visual happening. Presented in conjunction with dublab, the event features performances from musicians, DJs, and video artists, from sundown on Saturday to sunrise on Sunday. Audience members are encouraged to bring pillows, cushions, and sleeping bags. Tickets are $20,  available online and at the door.

Matt Stromberg is a freelance visual arts writer based in Los Angeles. In addition to Hyperallergic, he has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, CARLA, Apollo, ARTNews, and other publications.