LA's 7 Must-See Spring Art Shows

Anahit Poturyan
Updated: 25 April 2017

There’s a lot going on in Los Angeles’ art scene this spring. From romantic painters to modern ceramists and contemporary talents, there’s an art show for everyone to enjoy. Read on to discover new art and artists around various parts of LA.


Ceràmica Contemporànea


A space dedicated to Latin American artists, Latin American Masters (LAM) has been a fixture of the contemporary and modern art scene since 1987. Gustavo Perez, a Mexican ceramist, is currently honored in the one-man exhibition Ceràmica Contemporànea. Perez’s superlative skill of crafting ceramics with the greatest attention to detail has led to the creation of various organic styles of stoneware.


On view until: April 18, 2015


Latin American Masters, Bergamot Station, Michigan Avenue Santa Monica +1 (310) 829 4455



Turner: Painting Set Free


Awesome – that’s the best-fitting word that can adequately encompass the landscape paintings of English Romantic painter J.M.W Turner. Unquestionably awesome, in the sense that great, and even extreme, awe is invoked alongside admiration and fear. This experience is held at the Getty Center at the Turner: Painting Set Free exhibition.


On view until: May 24, 2015


The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles +1 (310) 440 7300



Active Hands: Craft by Soldiers


This exhibition at the Craft in America Center showcases soldier and veteran-made craft laid out alongside photos from the Army Arts and Crafts Program. This exhibition exposes a side of the military a civilian might never encounter or have ever dwelt on. This show is complementary to the latest PBS-sponsored ‘Craft in America’ Service.


On view from: April 25 – July 4, 2015


Craft in America Center, 8415 W 3rd St., Los Angeles +1 (323) 951 0610



Female Power


Over 20 artists are featured in the empowering exhibition Female Power curated by the Association of Hysteric Curators (AHC). The AHC consists of a band of feminist ‘trans-generational’ women who deal with topics in and of feminism. The exhibition focuses on the same ideology as that of the AHC regarding the dialogue around women’s lives in relation to power. The curators have given a voice to women of all tracks of life; some artists are part of the Downtown Women’s Center, a nonprofit focused on helping female homelessness.


On view until: May 1, 2015


DAC Gallery, 431 Broadway, Los Angeles +1 (213) 627 7374



Ginger Wolfe-Suarez: A Thing Repeated Is Not Always All The Same


Are you actively conscious of the actual physical space you walk into when at an art gallery or museum? Sculptor and installation artist Ginger Wolfe-Suarez’s art purposely questions this ‘psychology of space’. Her various-sized and multi-media artworks also investigate ideas of production, representation and the relationship between ‘body-object.’ Explore all of the above at her solo show at the Diane Rosenstein Gallery.


On view until: April 25, 2015


Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, 831 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles +1 (323) 397 9225



Bari Kumar: Remembering the Future


India-born, Los Angeles-based artist Bari Kumar’s art is featured at the Charles White Elementary School gallery in a show entitled Bari Kumar: Remembering the Future. The exhibition is held at an off-site collaborative space of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is curated by Eduardo Sanchez and Julie Romain. Kumar’s earth-hued canvases are juxtaposed with ancient South and Southeast Asian art, creating a dialogue of the past and the present while also commenting on Kumar’s own identity. Given that this art exhibition is held at an elementary school, the exhibition is naturally rooted in the community. Kumar worked with elementary students to create colorful rangolis, traditional Indian folk art. Kumar’s usage of the rangoli technique is emblematic of the temporarily of memories and of the past, present and future.


Families can enjoy this art space with complementary ‘Family Days.’ Make sure to check LACMA’s website for up-to-date information and for specific gallery viewing hours.


On view until: June 13, 2015


Charles White Elementary School, 2401 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles +1 (213) 487 9172



Well, it’s bye-bye/If you call that gone


Since 1989, Regen Projects has featured internationally acclaimed artists such as James Welling, Catherine Opie and Rachel Harrison among others. This spring, Glenn Ligon’s art has returned to Regen Projects’ Hollywood location for a fourth (solo) time. The exhibition, Well, it’s bye-bye/If you call that gone, focuses on the New-York based artist’s recent compositions. Featured in the show are large-scaled silkscreen paintings and his iconic neon-word signs.


On view until: April 18, 2015


Regen Projects, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles +1 (310) 276 5424

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