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Saturday, March 14

LUKE NEWTON: OFF THE SHELF

Fabien Castanier Gallery

2919 La Cienega Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

6:00pm

Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present OFF THE SHELF, a solo exhibition by Luke Newton. Newton is a young British artist currently living and working in Paris, France. This will be his debut solo exhibition in the United States.
OFF THE SHELF presents a lighthearted satirical assessment of what it is to live in a commercially and technologically driven society. Newton recalls DuChamp with his use of appropriation to unshackle factory made utilitarian wares into hand-made pieces of art. Taking these everyday items and ideas on which we depend, Newton re- makes them into sleek vibrant artworks, devoid of functionality. He disconnects these pieces from their intended roles, inflates their aesthetic value, and places them in a gallery context to be consumed and reflected upon.
For this exhibition, Newton decomposes precedent in order to create a new visual dialect, specific to a demographic dependent on digital form. By taking imagery from our collective history and combining it with digital symbolism, the artist has created his own vision of conceptual expression. Through a variety of mediums, he supersizes and re-contextualizes the things that make-up our modern lives. Everything from e-cigarettes, shopping carts, iPads, and hashtags are all reborn as paintings, sculptures and mixed media objects made from non-traditional materials. By reorganizing the roles of these everyday articles, Luke Newton sparks a subversive yet important conversation about the things we own and how they define us.
Luke Newton will be in Los Angeles prior to the opening reception.

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Hovering, Photographs at the Boundaries of Nature

Lois Lambert Gallery

Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. E-3, Santa Monica, 90404

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Lois Lambert Gallery presents “Hovering, Photographs at the Boundaries of Nature” a collection of digital photographs by Gregg Wilensky. The show opens March 14 and shows through May 10.

Wilensky’s work explores the line between abstraction and realism emphasizing the emotive by abstracting the landscape with its color forms and lines. In this body of photographs Wilensky uses the digital dark room to help stimulate an emotional response by controlling the abstraction of the landscape to further project the essence of the photograph. Wilensky uses his knowledge of low level visual processing, akin to what a primitive creature from the Edicaran period six hundred million years ago might have seen, and asks; “What would we perceive today if we could more vividly visualize our low level neural processes?”
As a Senior Principle Scientist at Adobe, Gregg has played a key roll in developing dozens of features in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and After Effects.

Lois Lambert Gallery
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave, E3
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Open: Tuesday – Saturday 11am - 6pm and Sunday Noon – 4pm

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Narmadha Gopalakrishnan, Violin Virtuoso

Herrick Chapel at Occidental College

1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles (Eagle Rock). CA, CA 90041

6:00pm

Dr. M.Narmadha is an Indian violinist in both the Carnatic and Hindustani traditions. An excellent example of legacy passed on, she is the daughter of the honored violinist, M.S. Gopalakrishnan and vocalist, Smt. Meenakshi Gopalakrishnan, and granddaughter of Parur A. Sundaram Iyer. She began her formal musical training at the age of four with her grandfather. In her performance in the Carnatic style, she conveys a smooth but silky texture, along with distinctive dashing strokes and gliding flourishes of sound from her instrument. Then, she may demonstrate a strong flair for importing attractive northern colors from the Hindustani tradition. Vocal training from her mother further refined the duality of the traditions. Today, as a violinist, vocalist and musicologist, she holds a doctorate in music from Delhi University and has become master in both North and South Indian styles. Having performed more than 6000 concerts as a soloist and accompanist, she is widely acclaimed in both India and abroad. In a rare concert featuring both styles, Narmadha will perform for the Music Circle, dividing the evening by separately demonstrating the Carnatic style accompanied by Vinod Venkataraman on mridangam, and the Hindustani style accompanied by Debasish Chaudhuri on tabla.

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National Foundation for Military Family Support To Host First Annual “Salute to Heroes Service Gala”

The Majestic Downtown

650 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

6:30pm

The Salute to Heroes Service Gala will be an unforgettable evening benefiting the National Foundation for Military Family Support (NFMFS), a new nonprofit organization which helps military members and their families meet urgent needs. During its inaugural gala, NFMFS is proud to present its first “Valor Recipient Award” to Robert J. O’Neill, the highly decorated former U.S. Navy SEAL credited with killing Osama bin Laden. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, seated dinner and program, and a special live performance.

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Forbidden Voices

Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School

200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012

8:00pm

Their behavior is improper; their books are banned; their love is illicit. Authors, artists and poets ostracized for not conforming are celebrated as we give voice to their incredible accomplishments during this concert. Highlights include I Will Remember Everything, a new work by celebrated choral composer and conductor, Eric Banks. Originally composed for and performed by KITKA, Vox Femina Los Angeles was chosen to present the second performance in the NEA grant that funded the commission. I Will Remember Everything gives voice to the long censored love poems of Russias first openly lesbian poet, Sophia Parnok. Sung in Russian and English, this musical biography tracks Parnoks success as a published poet, her passionate affair with poet Marina Tsvetaeva, the Soviet censorship, and her life of suffering in oblivion until death by Graves disease in 1933. Beauty, intensity and tragedy marked Parnoks life and this stunning piece takes us on an emotional journey giving overdue recognition to her substantial literary gifts.

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Sunday, March 15

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