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Ralph Almeida’s current work “Landscape and Mythology” draws inspiration from the sacred California landscape and Joseph Campbell’s “Hero with a Thousand Faces.” Almeida renders himself into divine myth, conjuring up colorful acrylic pop-surreal paintings, through April 22, 7-10pm, Cafe Bolivar, 1741 Ocean Park Blvd., 310.581.2344.
Ashes and Snow, the acclaimed multimedia exhibit makes its West Coast Debut, and a new version of the “Nomadic Museum” opens alongside the Santa Monica Pier. Includes over 100 large-scale photographs, a 35 mm film and a novel in letters. The exhibition encourages attendance by youngsters with a program that offers admission to grades K-6 school groups, through May 14, 866.468.7619.
Larry Bell: Cubes, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, through April 29, 310.264.3866.
Jill Bonovitz: Drawing Through Space and Andy Denzler, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 20, 310.829.3300.
Coal Hollow: Photographs by Ken Light, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 12, 310.264.4678.
Courbet and the Modern Landscape debuts, the first exhibition to address the artist’s pivotal achievements in landscape painting, The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., through May 14, 310.440.7360.
Terry Evans, Chicago’s Backyard, work from the artist’s monograph “Revealing Chicago,” Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, through May 6, 310.453.0043.
Adam Hernandez’ New Paintings, and Cesar Martinez’ new paintings, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 13, 310.264.1760.
Dennis Hopper – A Survey of Images, a major retrospective of Hopper’s career spans more than 40 years and incorporates his black and white photo documentation of Los Angeles and its cultural icons in the 1960s, as well as giant painted billboards, urban motifs and film clips, the ACE Gallery, 5514 Wilshire Blvd., through July 1, 323.935.4411.
Imaging LA: International Photographers on the Great Western Metropolis, 1639 18th St., through June 23, 310.453.3711.
The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography, photography, video and multimedia works by thirteen emerging and mid-career artists, The Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., through September 3, 310.440.4500.
Robin Palanker’s “Goddesses I Know,” Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Bergamot Station, May 27, 310-828-1133.
LA River Reborn, contemporary photographs and video exhibition, the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., through September 3, 310.440.4500 or www. latw.org.
Martin Lubner’s “Still and Other Lives,” FIG, Bergamot Station, through April 15, 310.829.0345.
Robert Motherwell, Africa Suite: Ink Drawings and Related Prints, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 6, 310.264.0640.
The Photography Show, The Art Institute of California, The Little Big Gallery, from an eclectic group of AI faculty and staff, 2900 31st St., SM, 310.752.4700.
Lisa Sarfati, photographs, RoseGallery, Bergamot Station, through May 31, 310.264.8440.
Joel Shapiro, L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, www.lalouver.com, through May 6., 310.822-4955.
George Small’s “Nudes,” and David Shaw, “My House Paintings: A Retrospective, The Artists Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., through April 22, 310.829.9556.
SMC’s 27th Annual Photo Show, featuring the works of students and faculty, through May 12 in the campus’ Photography Gallery,1900 Pico Blvd., 310.434.4289.
Dean Smith’s Drawings and Max Jansons Paintings, Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., through May 20, 310.587.3373.
Sara Wylie Walsh’s “Which Way L.A.,” First Independence Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 20, 310.829.0345.
Amy Wheeler, “Pretty Vacant,” Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, through April 22, 310.453-7535.