Opening October 9, 2011 from 2-5PM
“Hanging Gardens”, a group show of sculpture at 1019 WEST, pays homage to the royal gardens of Babylon
The royal gardens of Babylon were designed and built to cheer King Nebuchadnezzar’s homesick wife, Queen Amyitis. She found the flat, sun-baked terrain of Mesopotamia so depressing that the king ordered a re-creation of her green, rugged and mountainous homeland, building an artificial mountain with rooftop gardens. Meandering through a sculptural landscape, one can view large and small standing floor sculptures and hanging works placed throughout a vast 4,700 sq ft exhibition space punctuated by 30’ ceilings. The show’s concept extends beyond its industrial environs, to the artificial construct of southern California’s saturated urban landscape, our very own Babylon.
“Hanging Gardens” is a production of the iconic Beacon Arts Building installed at 1019 WEST. Featuring work by artists: Michael Arata Leslie Awender Jennifer Gradecki + Derek Curry Michelle Carla Handel Jeffrey Hastings Steven Hull Larissa James Winter Jenssen Flora Kao Susan Kurland Sophie Lee Gale McCall Travis Novak Kenneth Ober Bertil Peterson Keith Walsh Pontus Willfors.
The Collective Community of Artists at 1019 WEST and Beacon Arts Building will also present select works
Resident artists from 1019 WEST will open their studios with special installations of painting, sculpture, multi-media projects and video for public viewing. They include Donald Bustraan Fluid Frame Photography Jaime Aguilar Gallego Scott Grieger Phil Kim Wakana Kimura Gigi Yogini Rashad Navidi David Peters Kour Pour Lucas Reiner Tony De Los Reyes Ana Rodriguez Shirley Tse Pontus Willfors Nicole Week Devin Week and Joey Wolf.
Concurrently, Beacon Arts Building artists will exhibit their work, with an installation of painting and sculpture. Artists: Brian Biedul Martin Blake Marylene Camacho GeoVanna Gonzales Winter Jenssen Ellina Kevorkian Deborah Lambert Michael Maas Michael Massenburg Thomas Muller Anna Skarbek Garth Trinidad.
On site complimentary parking is available. Refreshments will be provided by Literati Bar & Grill.
All events are at 1019 WEST located at 1019 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood on Sunday, October 9, from 2 pm-5 pm.