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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.