Two More Can’t-Miss Shows in December

Year in Review

Through Dec. 31, Brett Wesley Gallery.

So much beautiful and thought-provoking art has hung on the walls of Brett Wesley Gallery throughout 2012 that a year-end retrospective could take several equal-size galleries to represent it. For practical reasons, the gallery is making do with one space, packing it with works by Danny Roberts (pictured), Luke Chueh, Sam Morris and Luis Varela-Rico. 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd., 433-4433, BrettWesleyGallery.com.

Benjamin Alejandro: Success

Through Jan. 18, Amanda Harris Gallery.

There are fearless street artists, and then there’s Benjamin Alejandro, a.k.a. “Bamp,” who actually wheat-pastes his own Los Angeles Police Department mug shot up and down Hollywood’s streets. Alejandro’s Success show makes a provocative comment on the current nature of celebrity … meaning that his isn’t the only mug shot that is featured in his art. (Seriously, Lindsay Lohan: What gives?) 900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 150, 769-6036, AmandaHarrisGallery.com.

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When four well-dressed elderly ladies rolled into the arena—and I mean literally rolled in, on Rascals, not braking until they reached their floor seats five minutes before opening act Cheap Trick hit the stage—my first thought was: “Aww, how sweet. They heard Steven Tyler was performing and think this is going to be like American Idol!” My second thought, after scanning the arena and spotting many more sexagenarians: “Oh, shit—is this going to be like American Idol?”

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