Saturday night found us hanging around Culver City art openings, along with a thousand other people. La Cienega Blvd. was mobbed. After an amazing meal at Brunello’s Trattoria, we pushed and shoved our way into a few galleries to see what was what. Had lots of fun with Robb Putnam‘s misfit dogs at the Walter Maciel Gallery. But neither of us enjoyed Jill Greenberg’s new photos of decapitated pigs and urinating chimps. Claustrophobia finally set in and we retreated home to the beach bungalo.
One show of note was Ingrid Calame at Susanne Vielmetter Gallery. Her installation showcased HUGE color pencil drawings traced from the marks on streets and sidewalks. Most impressive was the 50 foot long wall drawing when you enter the gallery. Bravo Ingrid.