Things To Do In February


Love — and art — are in the air this month. Concurrent with Frieze Los Angeles’ exhibitions dominate our list of things to do

Frieze Los Angeles tops the things to do list for Angelenos this month. The second itineration of the art fair will include a screening of Matthew Barney’s new film, Redoubt, introduced by the artist, Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation with Calida Rowles; solo presentations by Alison Saar (L.A. Louver); Avery Singer (Hauser & Wirth); James Turrell (Pace Gallery/Kayne Griffin Corcoran); New works in painting and sculpture by five major female artists: Kim Gordon, Mary Heilmann, Alicja Kwade, Tala Madani, and Sue Williams (303 Gallery, New York) and a new special section, Focus LA, the provides a platform for some of LA’s newer galleries including Various Small Fires, Chateau Shatto, and Francois Ghebaly. Plus an Artist Street Fair on Paramount’s backlot where visitors can learn about the mission and programs of different artist-driven organizations and accessible ways to support them.

Design showroom Blackman Cruz, a California-Mexico Design and Architecture Dialogue and curated by Monica Calderon, Adam Blackman and David Cruz, opens February 15th. 

MASS Beverly gets in on the art action with the February 12th opening of “Forever Young,” the U.S. debut of the collaboration between Henge and Dutch designer Maarten Baas, spotlighting the “Forever Young” playground that Henge and Bass debuted at FuoriSalone in 2018.  This is the US debut of this special collaboration.  MASS Beverly will also feature limited edition Henge pieces, like the bespoke Synapse table, and unveil the Italian furniture manufacturer’s first-ever custom kitchen. 

Over at David Kordansky Gallery, Lauren Halsey whose “we are still here, there” at MOCA and The Crenshaw District Hieroglyphic Project for the Hammer Museum’s “Made in LA” biennial garnered well-deserved attention, unveils another engrossing and thought provoking installation. Through March 14th.

On your way over to Paramount Studios, consider a stop at Lawson-Fenning to check out their new California Modernism-Inspired Maker’s Collection. Inspired by the work of early California modernists like R.M. Schindler and Richard Neutra, the Maker’s Collection embraces natural materials and geometric forms within a minimalist aesthetic.

ICA LA’s gets into the spring of things with their latest exhibitions: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison, the first major retrospective of artist Ree Morton in the United States in forty years, which features several rarely seen works, including a selection of sculptures, drawings, paintings, and archival materials that span a single decade of artistic production before Morton’s untimely death in 1977; and, the first solo museum exhibition of LA based artist Ann Greene Kelly, who combines everyday items, such as mattresses and tires, with plaster, stone, and other sculptural materials. 

Need a break from all this running around? Consider booking yourself into a Full Moon Sound Healing with Roxie Sarhangi this Sunday night. Taking place at the 1 Hotel, this is a meditative acoustic sound ‘concert’ that promotes a state of deep relaxation, activating your body’s own natural system of self healing. February 9 at 6:30 at 1 Hotel in West Hollywood

Can’t make it out of the house? Add Restaurants on The Edge to your Netflix queue. Vancouver-based interior designer Karin Bohn of House of Bohn, stars in this new show set to air February 28th. Bohn, celebrated chef Dennis The Prescott and restaurateur Nick Liberato help eateries in dream locations with amazing views. Working with the owners, they revamp the interiors and offer new perspectives that will revolutionize these places transforming their businesses into bucket list destinations for years to come. 

Love, art and good eats come together with a box of andSons beautiful and delicious chocolates packaged for the holiday of love in a box designed by LA artist Alexandra Grant. Available in three sizes, a portion of the proceeds will benefit benefit grantLove project in support of artist projects and arts nonprofits.

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