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Amber Waves. New schemes by painter Mark X Farina and photographer Paul Hadley. Sponto Gallery 7 Dudley Ave., through June 1. 310 625-3575.
Annual Student Art Show, through June 3, the college’s Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery and the SMC Photography Gallery. Madison campus, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street. The Photo Gallery is on the second floor of Drescher Hall on SMC’s main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. 310 434-4289.
Susan Jane Belton, David Duncan, and Stephanie Weber, an exhibition of paintings, George Billis Gallery, through June 18, 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., (310) 838-3685.
Debbie Betts, “It’s All About the Bike,” Lois York’s “To Market, To Market,” in the West gallery, and Sue Keane’s “New Work in Clay” in the East gallery, The Artists Gallery, through June 18, (310) 829-9556.
Esther Bubley, an exhibition of black and white images created by one of the true pioneers of photojournalism, through July 2, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Bergamot Station, 7358 Beverly Boulevard and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
*Cartelle Gallery’s Last Show in Marina del Rey, Christopher Pate in the front room, and a group show in the back room, featuring Rea Lewis, Jason Adkins, Samantha Thomas, Olivia Booth and others, Cartelle Gallery, 310 Washington Blvd., #119, Marina del Rey, through May 29, (310) 574-9689.
Chie Fueki’s first solo exhibition, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, through June 18, Bergamot Station, (310) 453-7535.
John Drake, Blue Seven Gallery, through June 2, 3129 Pico Blvd., (310) 449-1444.
*Einstein, a groundbreaking collaboration with Caltech and the J. Paul Getty Trust, and USC, the most comprehensive presentation ever mounted on the life and theories of the greatest scientist of the 20th century, The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, through May 29, 2005, (310) 440-4500.
Landscape in Flux, photographs by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joachim Brohm, Heinrich Riebesehl, Wilhelm Schurmann and Michael Schmidt, Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, through July 2, (310) 453-0043.
Patti Heid’s “New Work: Beaded Paintings,” and Paul Botello’s “Energy Allegories,” Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, through June 4, (310) 264-1760.
Jimmy O’Neal and Cybele Rowe at the Lowe Gallery, new paintings, sculpture and mixed media, 2034 Broadway, between 20th and Cloverfield, through May, (310) 449-0184.
Flesh / Dirt / Planets, new paintings by Michael Napper, and Leyla Cardenas’ “Project Room Installation, d.e.n., 6023 Washington Blvd., through June 25, (310) 559-3023.
For the Love of Toby, first solo exhibition by Billy Shire Fine Arts, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, through June 18, (310) 927-5965.
Groves of Gold, California Fruit Box Labels, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., through August 14, (310) 392-8537.
Tomas Kubinek’s Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible, one-man show, Skirball Cultural Center, 7 p.m., 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, L.A., (866) 468-3399.
Lost: Photography by Rena Bass Forman, through June 1, 612 N. Almont Drive, West Hollywood, (310) 550-0050.
Moments, photographs by Lyndie Benson, Edgemar Center for the Arts, a non profit state of the art two theater and art gallery complex, 2437 Main Street, (310) 576-7517.
More Photos from the Archives, celebrating 16th birthday of the gallery, Highways Gallery, 18th Street Arts Center, through June 30, 1639 18th Street, (310) 453-1755.
COLLAPSE? – How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. The exhibit journeys through time and place-from a serene, present-day campground in Montana, complete with bright red Winnebago, to the stoic remains of a Mayan temple- to explore the links between environments and societies, asking why some civilizations decline while others flourish. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles – Through January 2006. Free for members. Regular admission $9 for adults, $6.50 for children. Advanced tickets available at www.ticketweb.com. (213) 763-DINO. www.nhm.org.
One-Hundred-Sixty-One-Year Exposure/One Hundred Twenty-fifth of a Second Exhibition by Nicholas Lowie and Sheridan Lowrey, through June 11, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, through June 11, (310) 264-4678.
Per Kirkeby: Paintings 2004 – 2005 and Tony Berlant’s Night Bloom, LA Louver Gallery, through June 18, 45 N. Venice Blvd., (310) 822-4955.
Raymond Saunders’ eighth solo exhibit, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Bergamot Station, through May 28, (310) 828-1133.
Cybele Rowe and Jimmy O’Neal – new paintings, sculpture and mixed media, The Lowe Gallery, through June 19, 2034 Broadway, (310) 449-0184.
Sanity Devices: Paintings by David L. Forbes, and The Insanity Principle: Paintings by Linda Carmella Sibio, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, through June 11, (310) 264-4678.
Shades of Time, the Extended Family of Shelley Adler, The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., through July 1, (310) 552-2007.
Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, featuring 20 up-and-coming, Los Angeles based artists, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., through June 5, (310) 443-7056.
Tomorrow’s Masters, group exhibition featuring works by four young painters whose styles range from pure abstract to photo realism. Through June 11. M. Hanks Gallery, 3008 Main Street.