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art on the town..

took in a fair amount of openings last night in culver city with chuck, ian and madison. i dare say we spent more time on the road getting there, than actually taking in art..but, such is life in L.A. come to think of it...drive-by galleries just might be the next wave..(you heard it here first!)

madison and me at george billis

at our first pit stop, george billis, we ran into my favorite rock star art buddy, carol es. i usually prefer ending our nights at this gallery because it seems much more intimate than many of the other venues. the art never seems to disappoint either, which usually leaves me feeling the hour+ commute was actually worth it.

ian, madison, and chuck, taking in some serious kul-chuh at george billis

we also checked out the walter maciel gallery, taylor de cordoba, sixspace and lightbox (who also happened to have a live band and an honest to goddess kegger in the adjoining lot..no jello shots, though, i was bummed)

my favorite stop was gallery revisited, in silverlake (minus the parking, which was a bear and a half) wound up buying some very affordable art to give as gifts (or not?)....and unlike culver city, we had a bigger variety of places to eat afterward. one of the mexican joints even had armed guards out front...gave me that warm, fuzzy down home sorta feelin'. aaaahh...nothin' says home cookin' like a pistol packin' bouncer to greet you with a face only mama could love..


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Dec. 3rd, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
How was the show at George Billis? I wanted to go to that and see my friend, Andrew Foster, but I'm so busy cranking out paintings I won't get out to see anything for another few weeks.

Was it just that the restaurants were closed in Culver City? Because there are some great places. But then again nothing says please tip accordingly as a place with an armed guard out front.
Dec. 4th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
Re: Kulchuh
GB was packed, as always...good show, which is more than i can say for most.

and please tell me where to eat in CC. we ended up in silverlake, hence the late night bite. but, it always seems so desolate down there. maybe all the great eateries are hidden and in alleys...uuuuum, like the galleries??? HEEELP!

Dec. 4th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
Re: Kulchuh
If you go along Culver Blvd. just past where Washington forks, there are a lot of great places. Santa Maria bbq is excellent - tri tip burritos. There is a good fish place on the corner, and most of the restaurants I've tried in that little triangle area are good. I work close to there, and go for lunch. I don't know what it is like in the evening, though. Maybe everything shuts down.

It is funny where the galleries are along La Cienega, you would never know they existed. People I work with drive past them every day and don't believe me when I say there are about a dozen galleries in that 2 block area.
Dec. 4th, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
Re: Kulchuh
aaah, yes...i believe i drove past the tri-tip place on our way there and thought...HEEEEEY, THERE"S A PLACE TO EAT....DO i WiN A PRIZE???!!!!!! (pant, pant, pant) seriously, though... i might just set up a pizza stand if i can get a license.. heeeeeLLo!!!!! wine+art = MUNCHiES!!!!!!!!!

but, yah, i know what you're saying. the CC gallery row is quite understated and most unwelcoming, f'yask me. call me silly, but, i like my galleries to scream, "COME ON iN, WE'RE OPEN...REALLY....YOU DON'T HAFTA BE V.I.P."

buuuuuut, that's just me.
i'm simple folk.
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