SoftMachine: UT, the first of a three-part series of exhibits through Oct. 23 curated and created by Mike Saijo. Inspired by William Burroughs’ 1964 sci-fi novel Soft Machine, this exhibit explores the novel’s concept of undifferentiated tissue, a tissue which causes the protagonist to metamorphose and change identities throughout the course of its story. Sunday through Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave. 323.545.6018, bgartdealings.com
Gegam Kacherian, this will be the third solo exhibition for Kacherian, running through Nov. 12. His paintings are made up of various fantastical landscapes, often with a city or institutional space envisioned as a kind of
distant oasis, set in the background. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Rosamund Folson Gallery, Bergamot Station, www.rosamundfelsen.com, 310.828.8488
Post No Bills, the first fall solo exhibition through Oct. 30 featuring premium quality multiples from America’s premier pop iconoclast at its Venice Beach based print shop. English 101 will feature exclusive new limited edition prints and hand-finished multiples by one of the most prolific and recognizable artists today, Ron English. Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. PostNoBillsShop.com, 310.399.2928
Transformation, conceptual photographs by Robert Heinecken and Victor Landweber through Nov. 12. Appropriating magazine imagery (the former) and paint chip color cards (the latter) as a companion show to the Robert Berman Gallery’s September show, Paid to Play. Free. 2525 Michigan Ave. robertbermangallery.com
Paid to Play-Illustrating LA: 1945- 1985, a participating exhibition of Pacific Standard Time, at the Robert Berman Gallery, C2 gallery. The exhibit runs through Nov. 12. Free. 2525 Michigan Ave. robertbermangallery.com
Julius Shulman: 80 Years of Photography, through Oct. 29. Shulman (1910 – 2009), over an 80 year period, not only documented the work of many of the great 20th century architects, but he elevated the genre of commercial architectural photography to a fine art form. Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Craig Krull Gallery. Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-3, craigkrullgallery.com, 310.828.6410
Carlos Almaraz: Paintings, Pastels and Drawings, through Nov. 5. The exhibit comprises of paintings, pastels and drawings from the 70s and 80s. Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Craig Krull Gallery. Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., Building B-3, craigkrullgallery.com, 310.828.6410
Beatrice Wood: Career Woman-Drawings, Paintings, Vessels, and Objects, through March 3, 2012. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., smmoa.org
Tantra Song: Contemporary Tantric Paintings from Rajasthan, through Dec. 10, 2011. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., 310.586.6488, smmoa.org
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, presents a solo exhibition of new work by Fay Ray through Nov. 5. Shoshana Wayne Gallery. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B1. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery, presents the works of its art faculty through Oct. 21. The artists are Jacquelyn Brutsche, Evelyn Debes, Mara Deluca, Mary Goodwin, Christopher Hero, Fred Manseau, Lee O’Keefe -Hardy, Mary Pillot, Trenton Reynolds, Susan Ryza, Ruth Sanpietro, Valerie Taylor, Catherine Tirr, and Bruce Trentham. First floor of Emeritus College, 1227 Second Street in downtown Santa Monica. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 310.434.4306
Stanley Silver’s “Breath and Shadow” and Greg Jezewski’s “Highball,” through Nov. 10, Frank Pictures Gallery, Bergamot Station. 323.839.6166.