Monday, February 14, 2011

Some Serious Art

Looking for something cultured and arty to do in L.A.? How about attend an art opening with an arty friend or loved one? You could even purchase a piece to grace a wall or two.

I'm talking about artist Susan Arena's show, "Imaginary Homelands." Opening Saturday, February 26, the show is a chance to see this celebrated artist's newest work (she's shown in both Los Angeles and New York). Held at the LAAA/Gallery 825, the show brings together some serious talent, most notably Ms. Arena's paintings. Arena specializes in images which look familiar at first, but evoke the anxiety and uncertainty present in our everyday domesticity. And this show, with an emphasis on Egyptian and muslim imagery (gained from actually living in Egypt), is particularly relevant and timely. Go to the opening, enjoy a little wine and some sophisticated conversation, perhaps add a piece to a collection, and then go to dinner in West Hollywood.

LAAA/Gallery 825 is located at 825 La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, and Arena's opening begins at 6 pm. Want to learn more about her work? Check it out at her site, And get serious about art and a worthy evening out and about.

No comments: