HIGH BEAMS 2
High Beams collective with Gallery ALSO
After a wildly successful first outdoor COVID-conscious art exhibition on the roof of a parking garage, the High Beams crew is at it again. But this time, the curatorial collection of mostly Bendix Building art spaces will create a walk-through exhibition in the Gallery ALSO parking lot Halloween night. The theme: The dead tell no tales. Among the exhibits will be a spooky mini golf course, coffins filled with the debris of 2020, and haunting projections.
In response to the theme for High Beams #2, the dead tell no tales, Ismael de Anda’s Lazaro’s Run is a re-imagined take on the science-fiction film Logan’s Run, which depicts a utopian future society on the surface, revealed as a dystopia where the population and the consumption of resources are maintained in equilibrium by killing everyone who reaches the age of thirty. To track this, each person is implanted at birth with a “life-clock” crystal in the palm of the hand that changes color as they get older and begins blinking as they approach their “Last Day”. Lazaro’s Run is a thirteen-foot tall mutation of the giant robotic crystal hand sculpture featured in the film during the “Last Day” ritual of Caroussel. A varied, geometric, negative space “crystal” pattern is featured in the center of the cardboard hand with pulsating LED lights placed inside the sculpture, allowing colored light to emanate as a beacon from the center of the hand. From the original film’s title, Logan, is changed to Lazaro ( de Anda’s grandfather’s name) the Spanish version of Lazarus, a biblical figure that rises from from the dead.
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles – Carl Baratta
gallery Also – Easton Miller, Lesya Godfrey
Monte Vista Projects – Debra Broz, Emily Blythe Jones
Durden and Ray – Dani Dodge, Alanna Marcelletti, Sean Noyce
Acceptable Risk Los Angeles – Katie Shanks, Carly Chubak
Noysky Projects – Katya Usvitsky
Museum Adjacent –Hagop Najarian, Josh Vasquez
Wow Projects – Adrienne Sacks
515 – Robert Kingston. Joey Holdren
Participating artists included: Ismael de Anda III, Rachel Apthorp, Carl Baratta, Michael Castañeda, Coby Cerna, Carly Chubak, Sean Cully, Tirsa Delate, Tom Dunn, Dominick Garritano, Sean Noyce, Alaïa Parhizi, Alyssa Rogers, Adrienne Sacks, Katie Shanks, Katya Usvitsky, Josh Vasquez, Cheyann Washington, Surge Witron, Lesya Godfrey, Linus Gruszewski, Matt Haywood, Ibuki Kuramochi, Kim Marra, Easton Miller, Oliver Mayhall, Lauren Moradi, Hagop Najarian, Larissa Nickel
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Review by Genie Davis, Diversions LA: