Rebecca Farr and Alexandra Wiesenfeld in group exhibition at Beacon Arts Building 8.2.18


Los Angeles (August 4, 2018) — Vibrant Matter: Artworks Refiguring Form is an exhibition of artworks exploring open-ended technologies and different mediums through presentations, artist-led tours, and events on August 4th 2018, 2-6 pm. It will take place at Beacon Arts Building and will reveal Los Angeles-based art centered on our ecosystem, technological advancements, and new possibilities for holistic art practices. Vibrant Matter was selected for Maiden LA’s 2018 showcase. “Maiden LA considers the city as a platform for generative discourse and exchange” providing egalitarian placement of both emerging and established art institutions (see website).

The Beacon Arts Building exhibition, Vibrant Matter, merges mediums of both organic and inorganic imagery—such as depictions of plant life with holographic materials—that become woven into larger compositions. The synthesis of light and matter, terra firma with computerized simulations and other digital renderings, is a dissection of these qualities’ distinct possibilities. These integrations are also attempts at holistic coherence. When combined, these vibrant materials become something else entirely—not as teleological resolution for all kinds of creative activity, but as progress toward hopeful futurities.

Opening Event August 4th 2018, 2- 6 pm, free parking on site; Beacon Arts Building: 808 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302

Featuring Panel Speakers: Victoria Vesna, Ph.D, Artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts and Director of the Art-Sci Center at the School of the Arts and California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI); Jesus Rivera discusses Los Angeles-based Coaxial Arts Foundation; Cofounder and CEO Tim Ellis discusses creative exploration at Relativity, a 3-D printing rocket company; Multimedia artist Richelle Gribble presents “The Nomadic Artist: Traveling the World with Artist Residences.”

Exhibiting Artists: Richelle Gribble, Janna Avner, Elí Joteva, Delbar Shahbaz, Print Shop L.A. + Michelle Miller, Margaret Lazzari, PES, Sung Jae Lee & Kuan-Ju Wu, Dahn Gim, Ting Ying Han, Amanda Stojanov, David Del Francia, Paul Espo, Maru Garcia, Jonathan Fletcher Moore, Ben Junta, Michael Massenburg, Kelly Kennedy & Ramón Hone, Bibi Davidson, Christopher Jun, Jonathan Bickart, Rana Wilson, Hayley Quentin, Felicity Nove, Staci Cross, Brad Branson Estate, TOLVA, Paul Waddell, Amia Yokoyama, Anita Enriquez, Kristin McWharter, Tara Dilougherry, Paul Espo, Jen Agosta, Isis Avalos, Rebecca Farr, Jung Yun, Ari Salka, Jonathan Casella, Jayes Caitlin, Press Friends, Dave Kloc, Regina Herod, Alex Wiesenfeld, and more. Featuring Virtual Reality Artists Ben Vance and Kate Parsons of FLOAT will present their VR work-in-progress Vibrant Matter – this title is a reference to the text to which this exhibition alludes. Parsons and Vance’s unique VR project features layered video textures, painterly interactions, and an original soundscape by Toro y Moi. A variation of the piece premiered at SXSW in 2017.

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