Aramis Gutierrez If you look quickly at the Miami-based artist’s oils on canvas you’ll miss the subtle ways they engage your eyeballs and brains — before burnishing themselves into your memory, where they stick long after you leave “Order of Sorcery,” Gutierrez’s L.A. solo debut (D.P.). Big Pictures Los Angeles, 2424 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. Sat. noon-6 p.m.; ends May 10. (917) 2397206. Enrique Martinez Celaya: Lone Star In the work of Martinez Celaya the yearning, aching soul finds its form. Figures in his paintings, sculptures and installations are always in the process of orienting themselves, both externally and internally, echoing the artist’s own personal history of displacement (L.O.). L.A. Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; ends May 16. (310) 8224955.
Ken Gonzales-Day: Run Up The artist began his “Erased Lynching” series in 2000. In his new work he extends the series into film for the first time. “Run Up,” at nearly eight minutes, recalls the 1920 lynching of a Latino man (L.O.). Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Tue.Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; ends May 9. (310) 838-6000.
Mark Ruwedel: Pictures of Hell The artist’s pristine, detail-rich photographs record the places that settlers and surveyors have assigned a narrative of damnation. Nothing typifies the places except for their names, and those names inevitably influence how we perceive the places (L.O.). Gallery Luisotti, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; ends May 30. (310) 453-0043.