Sacha Baumann is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles.

Arting to do

Arting to do

 Wonderful to see this work by Ed Ruscha  at the new  IBID gallery . It is part of Sleep curated by Paolo Colombo featuring Ed Ruscha, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jorge Macchi, Janis Avotinš, Rosemarie Trockel, Robert Gober, and Paul Thek. Also in the gallery is Devin Farrand's gorgeous solo show Heft and a solo show of work by David Adamo. The whole space is dreamy, I am happy they moved to the neighborhood.  (Pictured at the very top of the page is my coworker, artist  Jenn Tang , in a pre-shift zen moment in front of  Glen Ligon's Double America at The Broad.)

Wonderful to see this work by Ed Ruscha  at the new IBID gallery. It is part of Sleep curated by Paolo Colombo featuring Ed Ruscha, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jorge Macchi, Janis Avotinš, Rosemarie Trockel, Robert Gober, and Paul Thek. Also in the gallery is Devin Farrand's gorgeous solo show Heft and a solo show of work by David Adamo. The whole space is dreamy, I am happy they moved to the neighborhood.  (Pictured at the very top of the page is my coworker, artist Jenn Tang, in a pre-shift zen moment in front of  Glen Ligon's Double America at The Broad.)

It's Hump Day and I'm daydreaming of my arting and cycling weekend. On Saturday I'll be at The Broad for a few hours to begin training for the upcoming special exhibition Creature, which I am really looking forward to. Afterwards I'll see some exhibitions and catch a few openings. On Sunday I'm taking off my normal museum shift to join thousands of others for CicLAvia. We'll be pedaling all over downtown, Chinatown, and Boyle Heights and I hope to pedal on over to a few more shows at the end.

 Karon Davis' powerful show at  Wilding Cran Gallery  is a must see. Loss, memories, myth, and death; the work is wildly impactful and emotional. Take Kleenex. Or you can grab one from the box near the front door.

Karon Davis' powerful show at Wilding Cran Gallery is a must see. Loss, memories, myth, and death; the work is wildly impactful and emotional. Take Kleenex. Or you can grab one from the box near the front door.

 I'm in love with the two Mira Schor exhibitions currently on view at  CB1 : War Frieze and Power Frieze. Blows me away. War, power, sexualized taboo. The presentations of both are a knock out.

I'm in love with the two Mira Schor exhibitions currently on view at CB1: War Frieze and Power Frieze. Blows me away. War, power, sexualized taboo. The presentations of both are a knock out.

I was able to see several exhibitions on my"arting to do" list from a couple of weeks ago, but with so much happening in L.A. the opportunities for fresh visuals are never ending. I say this all the time: the best (and free) entertainment offered in town is the tremendous art scene. And I am super grateful for it.

Fort Greene, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein at Venus has a ton of work in it. I found it a little overwhelming and had to stop my eyes from scanning around the room. I imagine it was a tremendous challenge to hang, but it is an overall pleasure to look at. Pictured here: Katherine Bradford (right) and Chris Hood.

 Ry Rocklen: L.A. Relics at  Honor Fraser  is cheeky fun. I especially enjoyed the hundreds of tiles made of clothing (both his own and found) that are adorned with shower heads. The show is full of absurd and wonderful familiar objects taking on new forms.

Ry Rocklen: L.A. Relics at Honor Fraser is cheeky fun. I especially enjoyed the hundreds of tiles made of clothing (both his own and found) that are adorned with shower heads. The show is full of absurd and wonderful familiar objects taking on new forms.

Below is what I'm currently looking forward to checking out. (I'm only including exhibitions I have not yet seen.) 

Saturday openings / events:
Isa Genzken: I Love Michael Asher and Schwitters Miró Arp (plus I haven't seen the Maria Lassnig exhibition, so lots to view) at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel 
carla issue 6 launch party and closing of Tailgate at BBQLA
Deborah Remington: A Life in Drawing, 1950 – 2006 at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery
Cara Benedetto, The Descent of Woman at Night Gallery
Betye Saar: Blend at Roberts and Tilton

Sunday events:
CicLAvia in my own neighborhood!
Rafa Esparza and Timo Fahler walkthrough + closing at Club Pro
Fog A Mirror closing at CES Gallery
S/election opening at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

And also, before they close:
Toba Khedoori at LACMA
Hannee Darboven at Spruth Magers
Diana Thater and Fiona Banner at 1301PE
Doug Aitken at MOCA Geffen (which I still call the Temporary Contemporary, because I am old)
Clint Woodsides at These Days 
Shift and Fade at BLAM
Maggie Lee and Wu Tsang at 356 Mission
Sally Bruno at Chimento Contemporary
Barbara T. Smith at The Box  
Thomas Hirschhorn at The Mistake Room
Human Condition in West Adams (I went to the opening night and took a bunch of images, but missed the 4th floor because of the heat and crowds!)
Abraham Cruzvillegas at Regen Projects
John Altoon at Kohn Gallery
Jessica Eaton at M+B
Helen Frankenthaler at Gagosian
London Calling group show at The Getty

So much to look at and interact with at Nicodim in the Tong Kunniao: Why Don't You Like Stinky Tofu? exhibition. Lots of giggles and creepiness.

Annual birthday walk with the pup

Annual birthday walk with the pup

More art (less clothes)

More art (less clothes)