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  • Ends February 14th 2015

  • “Fuzzy Math,” the title of Sadie Benning’s debut with this gallery, is a term taken from set theory, which has been used to generate “truthy” explanations for political and economic events (war, elections, global warming). Benning’s output here—a series of carefully constructed resin on wood pieces—is predicated on the repercussions of this ideology, resulting in works that image the aftershock of trauma.

    Sadie Benning

    Jan 10 - Feb 14, 2015

    Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

    6006 Washington Boulevard  / +13108372117 / vielmetter.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends February 22nd 2015

  • The first major retrospective of Pierre Huyghe crystallizes more than two decades worth of output into a single environment. Fifty pieces, many being presented in the US for the first time, have been arranged thematically. Some act as much as artworks as exhibitions and events unto themselves, promising encounters unique to each viewer. This is an exhibition that insists on the living dimension of Huyghe’s sublime practice.

    Pierre Huyghe

    Nov 23, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

    5905 Wilshire Boulevard  / +13238576000 / lacma.org
    Mon - Tue 11am to 5pm, Thu 11am to 5pm, Fri 11am to 8pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 7pm

  • Ends March 7th 2015

  • Plump ceramic lips hang from the wall and life-size mannequins, polished in hats and heels, sprout spider webs from their limbs; each have eight eyes. Cartoon balloons of chitchat have been drawn on the walls and phallic mounds have been sculpted into a table. Liz Craft's debut at Jenny's, “The Secret Lives of Spiders,” is a spirited and complicated appeal for talk.

    Liz Craft

    Jan 23 - Mar 7, 2015

    Jenny's

    4220 Sunset Boulevard  / +13237418237 / jennys.us
    Wed - Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Tom of Finland’s lusty, homoerotic depictions of muscled men were groundbreaking for their pluck and spirit. This exhibition brings together works created between 1944 and 1972, making an exceptional case for the legacy and influence of this artist. There is leather and military garb, locker rooms and stables, policemen and sailors. An accompanying catalogue, designed by Brian Roettinger and featuring an essay by Kevin McGarry, will be published this spring.

    Tom of Finland Early Work 1944 - 1972

    Jan 17 - Mar 7, 2015

    David Kordansky Gallery

    5130 West Edgewood Place  / +13239353030 / davidkordanskygallery.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends April 4th 2015

  • Included in Thomas Demand's latest exhibition are two new photographic series from 2014: “Backyard” images the dilapidated home of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsernaev; for “Atelier,” Demand has remade Henri Matisse’s studio at the Hotel Régina in Nice, France, where the artist created the bulk of his cutouts. In both, the central figures—Tsernaev’s wife and the late artist—are absent, emphasizing Demand’s interest in the reconstruction of news media and artistic practice, where bodies seem less vital than material.

    Thomas Demand Thomas Demand

    Jan 24 - Apr 4, 2015

    Matthew Marks Gallery | 1062 N Orange Grove

    1062 N Orange Grove  / +13236541830 / matthewmarks.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends April 30th 2015

  • What has the Internet imparted to art making? See Parker Ito’s latest exhibition, a labyrinth of glittering lights and brightly colored chains that suspend dashing paintings and high-gloss sculptures—all doubles of others artists’ work (Sturtevant, Murakami, Hockney, Bernini, Koons). It's an enormous, generous, and treacherous installation—a brilliant realization of a question with an answer that has no bounds.

    Parker Ito A Lil Taste of Cheeto in the Night

    Jan 24 - Apr 30, 2015

    Chateau Shatto

    406 W Pico Boulevard  / +12139735327 / chateaushatto.com
    Tue - Sat 12pm to 6pm