to the Santa Monica Museum of Art, that is.
China-born artist May Sun and her collaborators, Peter Brosius and Tom Recchion, have created an installation called “L.A. River/China Town"--a re-creation of an 1870 Chinese workers’ settlement on the banks of the L.A. River.
The installation, part of the museum’s ongoing “Art in the Raw” series, has been delayed once due to the logistics of the project, which include constructing a river inside the museum. Four large, white tents will provide a sequential look at the history of Chinese workers through a precise re-creation of their living conditions. Each of the tents will suggest a different story, using visuals, text, sound, lighting and even authentic smells.
The exhibit continues through Nov. 27.
Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2437 Main St., Santa Monica. (213) 451-5850. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
THE BOTTOM LINE: The late Georgia-born artist Lorser Feitelson, whose drawings and paintings were suffused with lines both sensual and minimal, is being honored with a major show at the Tobey C. Moss Gallery through Dec. 31.
Feitelson’s 60-year career reflected and helped shape many of the major movements in the 20th-Century art world. His “Magical Forms” of the 1940s and “Magical Space Forms” of the 1950s and ‘60s influenced not only other artists, but graphic designers as well.
Tobey C. Moss Gallery, 7321 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 933-5523. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.
RODEO DAYS: A new gallery, Studio Barbara Feldman, opened Thursday in the Rodeo Collection in Beverly Hills with the inaugural exhibit “New Work in Two and Three Dimensions.” The show includes contemporary painting and sculpture by artists Steven Arnold, Britt Edinger, Barbara Feldman, Maud Simmons, Larry Bigon and David Wells.
Studio Barbara Feldman, 421 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. (213) ART-4447. Open Mondays through Saturdays, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
PRIMITIVE MINDS: An exhibit of Bay Area artist Cindy Kane’s primitive-influenced art, “Painted Myths,” continues at the Francine Ellman Gallery through Nov. 26.
Working in acrylic and wax, Kane paints human figures, animals and characters from real and imagined alphabets. The paintings evoke cave drawings, hieroglyphics and petroglyphs.
Francine Ellman Gallery, 871 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 652-7879. Open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.