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ACE/121 Gallery in Glendale are opening a new group exhibition today, featuring a line-up of 30 great artists, including the likes of Eyeone and Andrew Hem. The exhibition is curated by Glendale-based artist Leo Eguiarte. Opening is this evening 7 – 10pm. ACE/121 Gallery hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 AM – 3 PM or by appointment.

Soom Soom

The homies took me to lunch at the dope new Corporation Food Hall (no relation) in DTLA yesterday. We ate at Soom Soom, and it was super bomb. Normally you have to trek out to West LA for decent middle eastern food. If you’re a falafel afficionado you’re def gonna wanna give this spot a try.

America is for Dreamers

This evening artist Patrick Martinez opens his first solo museum exhibition in his home of Los Angeles. The opening is at 7pm at the Vincent Price Art Museum in East LA. I’m a huge fan of Patrick’s work – I think he’s one of the most important artists working in LA today. His work touches on important social issues like police brutality, immigration, and gentrification. He’s best known for his beautiful oil paintings, impressive ceramics, and poignant neon signage. America is for Dreamers will showcase examples of his latest explorations in these media, and more. More info here.

30 Second Selfie Rule

I love this story from Dezeen – The Broad imposes 30-second “selfie rule” at Yayoi Kusama exhibition. I sort of loathe selfies, personally, but it’s the worst when people take them in front of artworks you’d like to see. I don’t believe the paintings were intended to be background imagery for portraits, and I think you kind of completely miss the point when you turn away from the artwork to document your own face too. Waiting for folks to hurry up and finish their narcissism so you can finally view the artwork in quest is extra tedious too. I’m getting old, obviously. On the other hand, I suppose that peoples’ need to take selfies in front of famous artwork at least helps to get more bodies into art galleries, which is arguably a win for everyone?