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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

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Thursday, May 23rd

In Venice....L&M Arts holds an opening reception for "Neo Povera," a group show that explores the contemporary legacy of Arte Povera and the politics of material.

Thurs 5.23 LM-NeoPoveraThis exhibition offers a selection of recent works united by a common conceptual approach to re-examining the formal constraints of artistic practice brought on by the commercialization of art and ideas.

On view: May 23rd - July 6th

What: Opening reception
Where: L&M Arts
When: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-821-6400
Website: http://www.lmgallery.com/

Marine Contemporary presents Unfinished Business, littlewhitehead's second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Thurs 5.23 MarineContemporary LW-CMonitor.144026After their successful U.S. solo debut in 2011, the Glasgow based duo are back for what they see as an opportunity to resolve and build on ideas that were born out of their first trip to Los Angeles and the unresolved nature of some of their most recent works.

This exhibition focuses on new sculptures and a series of prints made from found photographs.

On view: May 23 – June 22, 2013

What: Opening reception
Where: Marine Contemporary, 1733-A Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291
When: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 399 0294
Website: http://www.marinecontemporary.com

OThurs May23 VeniceArtsne more in Venice...

Venice Arts hosts a screening of "The Gamer Age" and a discussion of a work-in-progress cut of "The Gamer Age," a new documentary film by Ian Santer and Jonathan Drake that presents an anthropological look into the rich culture of video games.

Free with RSVP. RSVP here: http://thegamerage.eventbrite.com/

What: Film Screening
Where: Venice Arts Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, 90291
When: 7:30pm–9:30pm
Phone: 310-392-0846
Website: www.venicearts.org

Or head to Hollywood....

OHWOW Los Angeles, (937 N. La Cienega Ave.) holds a reception from 7-9pm.  http://oh-wow.com/

Also nearby...

Thur 5.23 FaheyKleinThe Fahey/Klein Gallery presents "ENDURE: An Intimate Journey with the Chinese Gymnasts," the first exhibition in the western world of this project from contemporary photographers, Jonathan Anderson & Edwin Low.

The exhibition is comprised of large-scale color photographs taken over a two-year period documenting the elite Chinese gymnasts, their challenging and dedicated training program, their character, and the team's training facilities in Beijing.

See image; Anderson & Low, Lu Yiding, Sun Darui, Yang Shengchao, Lin Chaopan, Zhang Kun from the Project Endure, 2009/2010

On view: May 22nd - July 6th

What: Opening reception
Where: Fahey/Klein Gallery, 148 N. La Brea Ave., LA 90036
When: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Phone: 323.934.2250