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Santa Monica Mirror Exhibits Guide Nov. 25 To Dec. 1:

Wired, contemporary artist Camey McGilvray unveils her collection, “Wired” at TAG Gallery on Nov. 29 through Dec. 24. The exhibition consists of both wall and freestanding wood and metal sculptures. 2525 Michigan Ave. D-3. 310.829.9556, taggallery.net

American Landscapes, John Clendening combines still life images with landscapes in a form he calls the “Stillscape,” where he forges a connection between the traditions of American landscape painting and those of European still life. Opens Nov. 29 through Dec. 24. TAG Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave. D-3. 310.829.9556, taggallery.net

Fortune, mixed-media artist Joan Vaupen revels in the two, in her new exhibit, “Fortune” at TAG Gallery. Vaupen brings the kitschy cookie into the realm of 21st century art – molding the soft plastic of plexiglas into the hardened, sensual shapes of that frustrating, sweet paradox: the fortune cookie. Opens Nov. 29 through Dec. 24. 2525 Michigan Ave. D-3. 310.829.9556, taggallery.net

Lost & Found: Abstracting Los Angeles 1945-1980, this exhibit features paintings, drawings, sculptures, and assemblages from obscure and known artists who used different media to interpret the abstract expressionist movement with a Los Angeles twist from Nov. 21 to Dec. 30. The focus will be post war works up to 1980. Free. Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2525 Michigan Ave. B7. 310.315.1937, robertbermangallery.com

Peter Shelton: Eyehand, L.A. Louver presents a survey exhibition of sculpture by Peter Shelton from Nov. 19 to Dec. 30. Including more than 40 works from 1975-2011, the exhibition encompasses the full range of forms created by the artist over the past 35 years, and is presented throughout all L.A. Louver galleries. 45 North Venice Blvd., Venice 310.822.4955, lalouver.com

Trunk Gallery presents “Fetish,” featuring James Mullen, Kari Harvey and other artists working with doll parts, mannequins, and nails. Opening Reception Dec. 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Gallery open Thursday through Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Show runs through Jan. 22. 12818 Venice Blvd., L.A. 310.483.7221, trunkgallery.org.

Charles Arnoldi: Art Works from the 1970’s, in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time, Rosamund Felsen Gallery presents an exhibition of historic works from the 1970’s by Charles Arnoldi from Nov. 19 to Dec. 23. For the first time in decades, these important early works by Arnoldi will be viewable in a single exhibition. Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 2525 Michigan Ave. B4. 310.828.8488, rosamundfelsen.com

Wall Works: The Walls Have Eyes, at the Santa Monica Museum of Art is its most extensive educational public art program, connecting acclaimed contemporary artists with the imaginations of local students. The exhibit is collaboration with Los Angeles-based ceramic artist Peter Shire, and will be on display through Feb. 26, 2012. Bergamot Station G-1, 2525 Michigan Ave. 310.586.6488, smmoa.org

Kelly Barrie: Mirror House, a new, large-format photographic work created especially for Project Room One at the Santa Monica Museum of Art through Dec. 10. The exhibit includes drawing, dance, performance, and digital collage. Barrie’s work investigates the relationship between historical memory and aesthetic practice—in this case, using Hurricane Katrina as the backdrop. Bergamot Station G-1, 2525 Michigan Ave. 310.586.6488, smmoa.org

Tantra Song: Contemporary Tantric Paintings from Rajasthan, is a collection of 39 anonymous works from India, made from 1985 to 2009, on display through Dec. 10. The process of painting these works is part of a spiritual practice, and the paintings themselves have specific qualities to guide private meditation. Santa Monica Museum of Art. Bergamot Station G-1, 2525 Michigan Ave. 310.586.6488, smmoa.org

Untitled Slide Sequence, at The Christopher Grimes Gallery a series of photographic prints, adapted from the original slides produced in 1972, is in direct dialogue with the Getty Research Institute’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, through Jan. 7, 2012. 916 Colorado Ave. 310.587.3373, cgrimes.com

Less is Matter, the Shoshana Wayne Gallery presents James Richards’ fifth solo show with the gallery through Dec. 23. The paintings in this exhibition continue to explore the varied and complex possibilities attainable by examining the role of surface and support in fundamental ways; namely, by partially relocating the painting’s surface to the support beneath it through the replacement of the readymade canvas with a hand made one. 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite B1. shoshanawayne.com

Not Paintings, is Frances Trombly’s first show with Shoshana Wayne Gallery that runs through Dec. 23. Trombly explores the labor associated with women through the position of the feminine versus the masculine; the industrial vs. the domestic. 2525 Michigan Ave. Suite B1. shoshanawayne.com

Solo Exhibit, the Bleicher/Golightly Gallery presents a collection of works by the German American painter Allois through Dec. 2. Her work deals with dislocation and estrangement, at times employing decidedly cute characters in innocently grotesque or strange situations. 1431 Ocean Ave. 310.878.2784, santamonica.bgartdealings.com

“Health, Wellness & Pursuit of Happiness,” the highly regarded SMC Photography Department presents a student juried show through Dec. 2 in the SMC Photo Gallery, located on the second floor of Drescher Hall on the main SMC campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. A total of 75 images and two short movies were selected from 500 submissions to be included in the exhibit. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. 310.434.4289, www2.smc.edu/ photo/events_newsletter/events.html

Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery, presents an exhibition of the work of five prominent Los Angeles abstract painters – Edith Baumann, James Hayward, Scot Heywood, John Miller, and Ed Moses through Dec. 3. “Marks and Movement: Five Painters” displays the works of a group of painters who have known each other for more than 30 years. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St. 310.434.3434

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

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